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For 2024, Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine P.L. proudly continues its annual H.T. Smith Legal Studies Scholarship, now in its fourth year, offering $15,000 in financial assistance toward law school tuition, a summer clerkship at the firm, and an opportunity for a full-time associate position post-graduation.

The H.T. Smith Legal Studies Scholarship recognizes academic excellence and a commitment to civic service by selecting applicants from diverse backgrounds who are entering their second year of law school and are involved in giving back to the Florida community. Eligible universities include the University of Miami, Florida International University, Nova Southeastern University, St. Thomas University, Florida State University, and the University of Florida. 

The scholarship was established in 2021 in honor of H.T. Smith, a trailblazing figure in South Florida’s legal landscape who serves as Founding Director of the Trial Advocacy Program at Florida International University (FIU) College of Law.

Applicants must provide the following materials to with the subject line “H.T. Smith Legal Studies Scholarship.”

  • Resume
  • Current school transcript
  • 500-word personal statement discussing who you are and why you are applying for a H.T. Smith Legal Studies Scholarship

The deadline to submit materials for the 2023-2024 academic year is June 1, 2024.

Finalists will be requested to join us for an interview before a recipient is announced. Scholarships will be funded directly to the recipient’s law school and will be applied towards the student’s tuition for the Fall 2024-2025 academic year, or any balance will be given directly to the student if the student has another scholarship. The H.T. Smith Legal Studies Scholarship will be awarded to one student annually for as long as funds are available.

Please contact Idays Guallar at with any questions you may have regarding the scholarship or application requirements.