GAWL Foundation Scholarships

The next scholarship application deadline is Saturday, January 20, 2018.

The GAWL Foundation awards scholarships every spring to deserving female law students in Georgia. Proceeds raised by the Annual GAWL Foundation Art Auction, held in the spring of each year, fund the annual scholarship awards.

The Foundation is currently seeking qualified applicants for the GAWL Foundation Scholarships to be awarded to deserving second­ and third­ year female law students in Georgia. Download the 2017-2018 Scholarship Application here. 

GAWL Foundation Scholarships are intended to: 

  • Recognize women law students who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence and an aptitude for leadership and philanthropy;
  • Promote excellence in legal studies by providing assistance to deserving students;
  • Advance the missions of both the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers and the GAWL Foundation by enhancing the welfare and development of women lawyers and supporting their interests, and by encouraging philanthropy by women lawyers in Georgia for the benefit of the greater community.  
 
AWARDS GIVEN: Two to four scholarships are given each year, contingent on the applicant pool and scholarship funds raised at the GAWL Foundation Art Auction. In recent years, the individual scholarships have ranged in value from $1,000 to $5,000. Finalists traditionally volunteer and are recognized at the GAWL Foundation Art Auction. Scholarship winners are honored at the GAWL Annual Dinner and receive, in addition to the scholarship, a complimentary one­-year GAWL membership.
 
KEY DATES IN 2018:
January 20: ­    Application Deadline
Early March: ­  Finalists selected and notified
Mid March:­     25th Annual GAWL Foundation Art Auction in Atlanta
Early April:      Winners selected and notified
Early May: ­      GAWL Annual Dinner in Atlanta
 
ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS: Current second­ or third­ year female law students enrolled at a Georgia law school (i.e., not “rising” second ­year female law students).
 
CRITERIA: Scholarships are awarded to applicants who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement, leadership and philanthropic potential, and a strong commitment to the profession. Involvement in programs that advance or support women in the profession and in the community and participation in community service activities are given particular consideration.
 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Submit application and attachments in a single e­mail submission to gawlscholarships@gmail.com no later than January 20, 2018, at 11:59 p.m.
 
Download the 2017-2018 Scholarship Application here.