The Association of Black Women Attorneys (ABWA) is still accepting applications for the 2017 Ruth Whitehead Whaley Scholarships. It’s deadline has been extended to March 17, 2017. The application can be found here.
The ABWA Ruth Whitehead Whaley Scholarship fund is named in honor of the first African-American woman who was admitted to the New York Bar and is donned as the legal pioneer for many who have followed in her footsteps. The ABWA Ruth Whitehead Whaley Scholarship salutes law students who strive beyond the rigors of law school in an exemplary manner to demonstrate a commitment to public interest, civil rights, and who actively participate in their communities. The Scholarship is awarded on the basis of demonstrated community service, personal financial need and enrollment at an accredited law school in Connecticut, New Jersey or New York.
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.