SCHOLARSHIPS

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 2018.  

 

2017 RWW SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

PAST RWW SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS INCLUDED:

2016

Amber Koonce  and Shoshana M. Brown

2015

Monsurat Adebanjo and Daphne Vanessa Pierre

2014

Areal Allen-Stewart and Vanessa Coleman

2013

Cassye Cole and Amanda Gayle.