“I put a heavy emphasis on scholarships…because that’s what helped me the most.”
– Ira Leesfield

The Leesfield Family Foundation has awarded over 25 scholarships to law students, athletes and underprivileged students with financial need. The scholarships are directed towards minority students and those with special needs, such as working single parents struggling for an education. In addition to the AAJ/Leesfield Law Student Scholarship endowed in 1994, and the Leesfield/Florida Association of Women Lawyers Scholarship established in 1997, other scholarships include:

  • Harold Foster Memorial Scholarship, Shepard Broad Law Center,
    Nova Southeastern University
  • Nard S. Helman Scholarship Fund, Temple Beth Sholom
  • Thomas H. Henderson, Jr. Endowed Scholarship, University of Alabama
  • Daniel S. Pearson Scholarship, University of Miami School of Law
  • Eileen G. Breier Scholarship Fund, University of Miami School of Law
  • Florence Griffith Joyner “Flo Jo” Scholarship Fund