Established in 1998, this endowed fund was established by bequest of the Kellehers, their family, and friends for scholarship awards to law students from the greater New Orleans area who demonstrate financial need and show promise in their fields of endeavor. Mr. and Mrs. Kelleher both received undergraduate degrees from Tulane University, and Mr. Kelleher also received his law degree from Tulane (1931). Mrs. Kelleher was active as an alumna of Newcomb College and in numerous community organizations. Mr. Kelleher was co-founder and senior partner of the New Orleans law firm of Lemle & Kelleher, was a member of the Tulane Board of Administrators and Chancellor's Council, was selected as Tulane Law School Distinguished Alumnus in 1984 and Tulane University Distinguished Alumnus in 1990. In 1996, Tulane conferred on Mr. Kelleher an honorary Doctor of Laws degree.
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