The ABWA Ruth Whitehead Whaley 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.

We want to stress that academic performance is not the deciding factor. Recommendations and personal statements should reflect community service activities.

Interested in applying? Please download the scholarship application, complete the entire application, and return it to ABWA.  All information submitted is  confidential and necessary for review and verification .  Please feel free to email ABWA ( with any questions.  The deadline for the application is Monday, February 16, 2017.

UPDATE:  Scholarship recipients will be contacted directly by April 1, 2017.