Invest in the future by giving in honor of Judge Nathaniel R. Jones

Judge Nathaniel R. Jones

The Judge Nathaniel R. Jones Memorial Scholarship was started with a gift from Procter & Gamble. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a Black law student at the University of Cincinnati College of Law or Northern Kentucky University Chase College of Law who has demonstrated a strong commitment to academic excellence and community service. Along with Procter & Gamble (P&G), the Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati (BLAC) will help select the award recipient.

Judge Nathaniel Jones served as general counsel for the NAACP where he fought to end segregation and advance civil rights. He was appointed as a federal judge for the Sixth Circuit in 1979 by President Jimmy Carter. Upon his retirement, he worked as an attorney for the Cincinnati firm of Blank Rome. Judge Jones was awarded the NAACP's Spingarn Medal in 2016, its highest honor.

“I am so pleased that P&G is helping to create this scholarship in my father’s name,” said Stephanie Jones. “Throughout his life, he was a dedicated mentor to minority law students, sharing his time and wisdom, guiding them around obstacles, and helping them pave a path to success. The Judge Nathaniel R. Jones Memorial Scholarship is a wonderful way to honor my father’s legacy by continuing his mission of encouraging law students to ‘answer the call.’”

Your tax deductible gift to the Cincinnati Bar Foundation’s Nathaniel R. Jones Scholarship Fund will help continue Judge Jones’ legacy of service and his commitment to justice and equality.