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.
The Hon. Sheila Abdus-Salaam Scholarship was established in honor of the memory of ABWA trailblazer and leader, the late Court of Appeals Justice, the Hon. Sheila Abdus-Salaam. This scholarship is awarded to a law student with strong academics, promising legal acumen, and a demonstrated interest in the judiciary.
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 is March 20, 2023.
Click Here To Download 2023 ABWA Scholarship Application
2020 RWW & HON. SHEILA ABDUS-SALAAM SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
Jaynie Doe, Tatiana Hyman, and Alicia Johnson
Kamera Boyd, Alexis D. Miller, Alea Robert, Dana Kai-el McBeth
Elizabeth Tolon, Priscilla Hamilton, Natalia Marte and Sophia Barclay
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