Scholarships and Awards
The Munley Law $5,000 Scholarship
The Munley Law $5000 Scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating high school senior, currently enrolled undergraduate, graduate, or law school student in good standing with their college, university or law school in the United States.
The Attorney Robert W. Munley Distinguished Service Award
The Attorney Robert W. Munley Distinguished Service Award is presented each year by Lackawanna Pro Bono, a non-profit organization designed to provide free legal representation for low-income families and individuals in Lackawanna County.
The “Robert & Bernadine Munley Endowed Scholarship”
This scholarship has been established for Landmark College in Vermont. Landmark College is the nation’s top college for students with dyslexia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) and other specific learning disabilities. The scholarship is awarded to a worthy student with learning disabilities who would like to become an attorney.
The Marion L. Munley Scholarship
Established at Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in honor of the former PA State House of Representatives member, this scholarship provides financial assistance to a student in Lackawanna County interested in pursuing a career in law or politics. Attorney Marion Munley currently serves on the Board of Trustees at Marywood University.
The Robert W. Munley Scholarship
The University of Scranton has created a scholarship in the name of Robert W. Munley. Robert W. Munley and his brother, The Honorable James W. Munley, contributed to this scholarship in honor of their father. This scholarship provides financial assistance to a student in Lackawanna County who is interested in pursuing a career in law or politics.
The Janie Lamberton Memorial Scholarship
Munley Law established a scholarship at Johnson College in honor of our dear friend and employee Janie Lamberton, who passed away in 2014. In remembrance of Janie’s love of animals, the scholarship is available to a Johnson College student pursuing veterinary technology.
Friends of the Poor
Friends of the Poor was founded by Sister Adrian Barrett, IHM, in 1984. The organization relies entirely on volunteers and donors to ease the burden of poverty for low income families in our community.
Ryan’s Run: Clash for Cash
Munley Law is one of the premier sponsors of Clash for Cash, an annual fitness competition that raises money for Ryan’s Run. This event benefits Allied Services of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Since its inception, the event has changed the lives of people with disabilities throughout our region.
Scranton Project Hope
Along with a variety of private agencies, the firm has underwritten expense free trips to send more than 300 children and adult volunteers to the United States Capital in Washington, D.C. in association with Scranton Project Hope. Project Hope helps children from low-income families realize how important it is for Americans to learn about and participate actively in our democracy, both as citizens and as leaders.
Race for the Cure
The Munley staff participates in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure sponsored by Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Munley is proud to be affiliated with Serving Seniors, which is dedicated to improving the quality of life and care of nursing home residents, personal care home residents and older adults in Lackawanna County.
C.A.S.U.A.L. Day (Colon Cancer Awareness Saves Unlimited Adult Lives), sponsored by the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute, started out as an event primarily in Lackawanna County but has now spread to all six surrounding counties. Over 150 businesses and more than 6500 individuals participate in the event by purchasing and wearing T-shirts or pins to work on a designated Thursday in March. Proclamations by all six County Commissioners Offices give additional support and recognition. C.A.S.U.A.L. Day is growing and Munley is proud to be part of this critical awareness effort in Northeast Pennsylvania.
Dress For Success Lackawanna
Dress for Success is an organization that assists women, especially those in poverty, to secure employment and become financially independent. In addition to the provision of professional attire, Dress for Success supports women’s professional development, success, and gender equality.
Each month, the Munley Law firm’s entire staff dedicate themselves to a different cause or non-profit organization.
Some local causes include: Valley View High School, Riverside High School, Judi Hartridge Memorial Fund, Maple Hill Rescue, raising funds for a local man in need of a kidney transplant, Back Mountain Food Pantry, the family of slain PA state trooper Cpl. Bryon Dickson (PSP Strong), and the St. Francis of Assisi Soup Kitchen.
Additionally, we have joined with:
Northeast Regional Cancer Institute
The Northeast Regional Cancer Institute is a regional non-profit working to ease the burden of cancer in Northeast Pennsylvania.
The Everhart museum is a nationally recognized museum in Scranton displaying temporary and permanent exhibitions of art, science, and natural history.
Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels NEPA relies on volunteers and charitable donations to provide meals for economically disadvantaged adults in our community.
The Raskin Foundation
The Raskin Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to education, animal welfare, and curative disease.
Susan Cohan Colon Cancer Foundation
Susan Cohan Colon Cancer Foundation is a national leader in colon cancer awareness, prevention, and treatment.
Disabled American Veterans
DAV is the longest-lasting veterans advocacy group in the country. Thy are dedicated to helping disabled veterans and their families obtain benefits, representing their interests before local, state, and federal governments, and providing community outreach and volunteer programs.
The American Heart Association
The AHA is the nation’s oldest, largest organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. They provide public health education to lawmakers, health professionals, and the general public.
Building Homes for Heroes
Founded in 2006, Building Homes for Heroes is devoted to building or modifying homes for veterans and their families, as well as providing financial planning services, family funding, and emergency support.
The Lupus Foundation of America
Through research, education, and patient advocacy, the Lupus Foundation strives to improve the quality of life for Lupus patients. They work to ensure that people with lupus have access to better treatment and are diagnosed sooner.
The ALS Association
The ALS Association is the nation’s only non-profit devoted to fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease. They aim to improve quality of life for those with ALS and lead the nation in research, public education, and patient advocacy.
Prevent Child Abuse Pennsylvania
The Pennsylvania chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America aims to prevent abuse and neglect of all children in PA. They raise public awareness, work to change public policy, and build prevention programs for children, caregivers, and parents.