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Foundation seeking applicants for scholarships

The Association for Women Lawyers Foundation is seeking applicants for its law school scholarships.

The foundation, which is an arm of the Association for Women Lawyers, awards scholarships each year to second- and third-year law students attending Marquette University Law School and the University of Wisconsin Law School. A part of the proceeds from AWL’s Judges Night, which honors Wisconsin’s women judges, benefits the scholarship program.

AWL Foundation offers two scholarships: the AWL Foundation Scholarships and the Virginia A. Pomeroy Scholarship. Pomeroy was a past president of AWL and a former deputy state public defender.

All applicants must be attending a Wisconsin Law School in September, have good academic standing and be women. For both scholarships, students must demonstrate one of the following:

  • service to others;
  • diversity;
  • compelling financial need;
  • academic achievement;
  • unique life experience or circumstance; and
  • advancement of women in the profession.

For the Pomeroy scholarship, applicants must show an emphasis on:

  • service to the vulnerable or disadvantaged;
  • civil rights law;
  • appellate practice;
  • public service;
  • public policy; or
  • public interest law

Applications, which are due June 15, must include a resume, cover letter and law school transcript. To download an application, visit http://www.associationforwomenlawyers.org/scholarships.


About Erika Strebel, erika.strebel@wislawjournal.com

Erika Strebel is the law beat reporter for the Wisconsin Law Journal and a law school student at UW-Madison. She can be reached at 414-225-1825.

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