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GAWL Foundation Scholarships

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN!
APPLY FOR A 2021 GAWL FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP TODAY! 

Deadline for submitting 2021 scholarship applications is February 28, 2021

The GAWL Foundation awards scholarships every spring to deserving women law students in Georgia. Proceeds raised by our Annual GAWL Foundation Auction fund the annual scholarship awards. GAWL Foundation Scholarships will be awarded to deserving second­ and third­ year women law students in Georgia. 

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; and
  • Advance the missions of both the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers (GAWL) 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: Scholarships are awarded each year contingent on the applicant pool and scholarship funds raised at the GAWL Foundation Auction. In recent years, the individual scholarships have ranged in value from $1,000 to $5,000. Scholarship winners are typically honored at the GAWL Annual Dinner and will receive, in addition to the scholarship, a complimentary one­-year GAWL membership. Scholarship winners are typically expected to attend and aid in the GAWL Foundation Auction at the GAWL Annual Dinner. In light of COVID-19, 2021 plans for the GAWL Annual Dinner are TBD. 
 
KEY DATES IN 2021:
January 4: ­         Applications Available 
February 28:      Application Deadline
March: ­              Scholarship Recipients Selected 
By April 1:­         Scholarship Recipients Notified
 
ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS: Current second­ or third­ year women law students enrolled at a Georgia law school (i.e., not “rising” second ­year 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. Scholarship winners are expected to attend and aid in the GAWL Foundation Silent Auction at the GAWL Annual Dinner.
 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Submit your application no later than 11:59 p.m. ET February 28, 2021. Any questions should be e­mailed to gawlscholarships@gmail.com.
 
The 2021 Scholarship Application is now available via Google Form here.