The Association of Black Women Attorneys (ABWA) is now accepting applications for the 2017 Ruth Whitehead Whaley Scholarships. The application can be found here. These scholarships are awarded to law students who demonstrate financial need, exhibit an interest in the public sector or civil rights law, and actively participate in community service. Students must be enrolled at an accredited law school in New York, New Jersey or Connecticut. Applications must be received by March 1, 2017. Award recipients will be notified by March 28, 2017 and will be expected to attend ABWA’s 41th Anniversary Gala at the Rainbow Room on April 21, 2017. Scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $3,000.