Background and Purpose
The Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers (“CFAWL”) is proud to invite applications for its 8th annual Bar Study Scholarship. The goal of the scholarship is to promote the CFAWL mission. The scholarship is meant to help the recipient while he or she studies for the Florida Bar Exam. It is made possible through the generous donations of CFAWL members and friends and CFAWL fundraising efforts.
For the current academic year, a scholarship will be awarded to a deserving full-time or part-time law student who will take the Florida Bar Exam for the first time in July 2019 and who has promoted the CFAWL mission through CFAWL membership and/or volunteer work. This student will have demonstrated leadership and involvement on his or her campus and in the general community.
Applicants for the CFAWL Scholarship must meet the following criteria:
- Must be a full-time or part-time law student who will take the Florida Bar Exam in July of 2019 for the first time
- Although there is no cumulative GPA minimum requirement, academic achievement and excellence will be strongly considered
- Must have significant campus and community involvement and/or leadership
Award and Selection Process
The CFAWL Bar Study Scholarship consists of an award of $1,000.00. The award recipient will be invited to attend the May CFAWL Luncheon in Orlando, where the recipient will be introduced. The Scholarship will be paid to the recipient after his or her law school graduation, in June of 2019.
The CFAWL Scholarship award recipient will be selected by a review committee composed of CFAWL members, which will evaluate applicants on the following criteria:
- Academic achievement;
- Personal essay;
- Community service, leadership or volunteerism;
- One letter of recommendation; and
- Financial need.
Complete applications must be received 5:00 pm April 15, 2019, and mailed or emailed to Jessica D. Thomas, Esq. 509 S. Chickasaw Trail #285, Orlando, FL 32825 (JessicaThomas.Law@gmail.com). Hand delivered applications will not be considered. The CFAWL Scholarship award recipient for the current academic year will be notified of his or her selection no later than April 27, 2019.
The scholarship application can be submitted electronically or paper form here (CFAWL 2019 Scholarship Application). If submitting via paper form, please ensure that you have enough time to meet the application deadlines.
The applicant must ensure the scholarship application below is complete and that all required information and materials are submitted with the application on or before the deadline specified above. Please do not leave any blanks. If an item does not apply, simply indicate same with “N/A.” Incomplete or untimely applications will not be considered.