C.L. Clark Scholarship

C.L. Clark was a native Kansan.  Born in Paxico in 1908, he graduated from Washburn Law School in 1931, and practiced law for 53 years in Salina.  He and James P. Mize were the co-founders of the Salina law firm of Clark, Mize & Linville, Chartered.  During his career, Mr. Clark was recognized as a leading banking, business, tax, and corporate attorney.  He was heavily involved in community activities, serving on the boards of numerous civic organizations, and he also served as Salina’s city attorney in the late 1940s and early 1950s.  Mr. Clark passed away in 2004 at the age of 96.  He was at one and the same time a very passionate and compassionate man, constantly championing the rights of minorities and the underprivileged.  This scholarship is given in the hopes that the recipients will use it to further not only their legal educations, but also the standards of excellence maintained by Mr. Clark on a daily basis for over half a century – legal skills, integrity, character, credibility, ethics, and compassion for the less fortunate.


Graduates of a Saline County High School attending the University of Kansas School of Law or the Washburn University School of Law


  • Applicants must be attending law school at the University of Kansas School of Law or Washburn University School of Law.
  • Applicants may be first-year, second-year, or third-year students at either school, so long as they are full-time students making normal progress toward graduation.
  • Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA.
  • If and to the extent possible, applicants must have graduated from a high school located in Saline County, Kansas.

Previous scholarship recipients are eligible to re-apply as part of the total applicant pool as long as they meet the above criteria.