OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Law has received a generous $100,000 gift to establish a scholarship for military service members. The Maron Marvel Bradley Anderson & Tardy LLC firm donated the funds in honor of the late attorney, Thomas W. Tardy III. The endowed scholarship will be awarded to rising third-year law students with a military service background who show a strong interest in litigation.
Tardy, an alumnus of Ole Miss Law School and a former U.S. Army instructor, passed away in March 2022. He was known for his dedication to his profession and his leadership within the field of law. Stefan Bourn, a shareholder in the firm’s Mississippi office, described Tardy as a committed litigator who set high standards for himself and his team members.
The scholarship aims to support deserving law students who are committed to succeeding personally as lawyers and serving the profession with honor. Susan Duncan, professor and former dean of the law school, expressed her gratitude for the endowment and emphasized the impact it would have on current and future students.
Tardy’s military experiences, including his service in the Vietnam War, greatly influenced his legal career. He had a deep appreciation for the University of Mississippi, becoming a passionate supporter and lifelong fan of the Ole Miss Rebels. His time as a student at the university allowed him to form lasting friendships and create cherished memories.
The Maron Marvel Bradley Anderson & Tardy LLC Scholarship Endowment in Honor of Thomas W. Tardy III welcomes contributions from individuals and organizations. Donations can be made by check, with the designation noted in the memo line, or online through the University of Mississippi Foundation. This scholarship serves as a testament to Tardy’s remarkable legacy and his dedication to supporting and mentoring future lawyers.
For more information on supporting the School of Law and the Tardy Scholarship, interested parties can contact Suzette Matthews at [email protected] or 601-937-1497.