“My family has often stated that this scholarship has really contributed to the education of two Kansas lawyers (my brother and I), both of whom would like to return to the State.”

Caroline Walling

University of Notre Dame
Weigand Scholar: 2005, 2006

Wichita, KS

A.B. English, Princeton University, 2001

  • Graduated summa cum laude

J.D., University of Notre Dame Law School, 2006

Department of Justice

While at Princeton, Caroline was on the Dean’s List, and was awarded the Charles William Kennedy Prize for her Senior thesis of exceptional merit in the English Department.

Caroline’s work history includes working for Kansas Senator Pat Roberts’s staff in research and constituent services during the summer of ’98. She worked for Foulston & Siefkin Attorneys at Law, Wichita, KS, ensuring legal compliance for over 200 software products during the summer of 2000. Caroline was again employed by Senator Pat Roberts as Legislative Correspondent and Legislative Assistant from 2001 to 2003. Additionally, Caroline worked in the US Attorney’s Office in Manhattan, NY during summer, 2005.

According to Senator Pat Roberts, “If the intent of the Weigand scholarship is to support young people who already reflect well on the state and are likely to serve Kansas in the future, I can think of no more appropriate recipient than Caroline Walling.”

“The Weigand Scholarship has meant so much more to me than financial assistance. With an east coast centered resume, I have often found it difficult to convince employers that I am sincere in my commitment to work in Kansas. The Weigand Scholarship has helped me overcome this obstacle.”