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Gifts Established:

  • Neil E. Bogan Memorial Legal Research Scholarship | Est. 1990
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Family and Friends of Neil E. Bogan

Neil E. Bogan was a 1963 graduate of Cascia Hall Preparatory School in Tulsa. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1966 and graduated from The University of Tulsa College of Law in 1970. He began his 20-year legal career with Jones, Givens, Gotcher & Doyle, later known as Jones Gotcher & Bogan.

During his career, Mr. Bogan gave freely of his time and talent through service to his profession and his alma mater. Bogan served as president of the Tulsa County Bar Association (1987-1988) and as president of the Oklahoma Bar Association (1989). He received the Tulsa County Bar Association’s Distinguished Service Award in 1986, and he was listed in Who’s Who in American Law. Mr. Bogan also served as a Trustee of The University of Tulsa (1989-1990). He was a recent addition to the TU Board of Trustees when he passed away suddenly in May of 1990 at the age of 44.

As a tribute to the life and achievements of Neil Bogan, his family, friends, and former associates at Jones Gotcher & Bogan created a permanent scholarship in his name in 1990. The Neil E. Bogan Memorial Legal Research Scholarship recognizes exceptional academic performance by a law student.

The Oklahoma Bar Association also established an award in recognition of Neil Bogan’s contributions to professionalism in the practice of law. The award is given annually to the attorney who “epitomizes Neil Bogan’s professionalism and who meets the highest qualities of honor, integrity and courtesy.” These are the hallmarks of professionalism, and Neil Bogan was a shining example for all who knew him throughout his life.

Jones, Gotcher & Bogan had previously (1989) established an endowed scholarship fund to support TU Law students, known as The Jones Gotcher & Bogan Scholarship for Professional Activities. Neil Bogan undoubtedly had a part in creating this scholarship, which is awarded to TU Law students who have participated in service activities related to the advancement of the legal profession.