Law alumni promote service with scholarship

Dean Crawford and B90
Dean Coin Crawford poses with 3L Cash Collins and members of the B90.

Calling themselves the B90, a group of Louisville Law alumni has created a scholarship for law students who might not be in the top 10 percent of their class but who are deeply engaged in service projects and the law school community.

The inaugural recipient of the scholarship, third-year student Cash Collins, has been involved in campus issues since his days as an undergrad political science major at the University of Louisville. As a law student, he has served as a Student Bar Association senator, advocating for law student concerns with the Student Government Association and university community.

Collins says he is appreciative of the B90 scholarship and the group’s dedication to their alma mater.

“They really all enjoyed their time at UofL and want to give back,” said Collins. “I have that same mindset.”

The B90’s members — Chris Ballantine, Ryan Goode, John Nawara, Ryan Polczynski, Kyle Samons, Danny Schoenbaechler, Greg Thompson, Fernando Valdizan, Jared Wilkie and Gulam Zade — have remained friends after graduating from law school.

“We’ve had members of B90 get jobs through one another, celebrated many personal and professional milestones together and have been there for each other through trials and tribulations,” said Zade, Class of 2011. “We’ve all maintained a desire to give back to the school.”