John Santucci Justice Scholarship Established at Touro Law

Date: January 29, 2014
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Central Islip, N.Y. - Touro Law Dean Patricia Salkin is pleased to announce the establishment of the John Santucci Justice Scholarship created with a gift of $100,000 donated by Tom Santucci ’83 and friends and family in honor of his father John Santucci former District Attorney of Queens County. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a rising second year student who demonstrates a commitment to perseverance and personal integrity.

“We are delighted to have this scholarship in honor of John Santucci donated by one of our most active and philanthropic graduates Tom Santucci as well as his family and friends,” said Dean Salkin. “This scholarship will greatly benefit a Touro Law student who is dedicated to using their legal education to pursue justice through pro bono or government work.”

John Santucci played an integral role in the establishment of Touro Law Center. He was exceptionally proud of the role he played in appearing before the Committee on Accreditation. He was impressed with the ability and quality of Touro Law’s first graduates whom he employed in The Office of the District Attorney of Queens County and those Touro Law students he recommended to other potential employers. He served as a New York City Councilman, New York State Senator and from 1977 until his retirement in 1991 as District Attorney of Queens County.

Touro Law Center maintains a generous scholarship program, designed to recognize and reward exceptional academic achievement and potential of both current and entering students. In the past year, Touro Law has added, through the generosity of alumni and friends, a dozen new endowed scholarships for current students in addition to the Law Center’s existing scholarships.