The Ruth Whitehead Whaley Scholarship is named in honor of Ruth Whitehead Whaley, a legal pioneer and the first African American woman admitted to the New York State bar. The ABWA Ruth Whitehead Whaley Scholarship awards law students who strive beyond the rigors of law school and demonstrate a commitment to public interest, civil rights and actively participate in their community. Students must also demonstrate a financial need and be enrolled at an accredited law school in New York, New Jersey or Connecticut.
If you are interested in applying or know someone who meets the criteria, please download and complete the scholarship application. The deadline for the application will be announced in 2019.
2018 RWW SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
Elizabeth Tolon, Priscilla Hamilton, Natalia Marte and Sophia Barclay
PAST RWW SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS INCLUDED:
Samah McGona, Erinma Kalu and Amira Privott-Yeiser
Amber Koonce and Shoshana M. Brown
Monsurat Adebanjo and Daphne Vanessa Pierre
Areal Allen-Stewart and Vanessa Coleman
Cassye Cole and Amanda Gayle