Women of WSAJ Bar Preparation Scholarship Deadline: March 8, 2013 WOW Scholarship Application To support aspiring women plantiff's attorneys, WOW will provide women law school grads with scholarships to help defray the cost of bar review courses. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on financial need and demonstrated interest and intent to practice in the plaintiff's bar.
Recipients of the WOW Bar Preparation Scholarship
2010 Rachel Hamar - University of Washington 2010 Kristal McCollum - Gonzaga 2010 Amalachi Okoro - Seattle University 2010 Brittani Stewart - Gonzaga 2010 Kelly Szymborski – Seattle University 2011 Melissa Clune – University of Washington 2011 Maki Imakura – Seattle University 2011 Maribel Martinez – Seattle University 2011 Nicole Williams - Rule 6 Law Clerk Program 2012 Colleen Durkin -Gonzaga University 2012 Stacie Naczelnik - SeattleUniversity 2012 Alice Serko - University of Washington 2013 Cynthia Chu - Seattle University 2013 Caitlin O'Brien - Gonzaga University 2013 Allison Ross - Seattle University 2013 Courtney Skiles - University of Washington
Diversity Bar Preparation Scholarship Deadline: March 8, 2013 Diversity Bar Preparation Scholarship Application The Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ) is committed to implementing strategies that will result in significant and measurable progress toward increasing diversity in the plaintiff's bar. To help achieve this endeavor, WSAJ has pledged scholarship monies to assist diverse individuals in covering the tuition cost of a bar preparation course. Diversity refers to individuals who self identify with those groups historically discriminated against and or those groups that are historically under-represented in the legal profession based on disability, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.
Recipients of the WSAJ Diversity Bar Preparation Scholarship
2010 La Rond Baker - University of Washington 2010 Cindy Mintz - University of Washington 2010 Bryan A. Olsen - Seattle University 2010 Kagnar Som - Seattle University 2010 Kimberly Williams – Gonzaga 2011 Silke Anderson – University of Washington 2011 Maria Bocanegra – Seattle University 2011 Amber Greaves – Seattle University 2011 Krystal Pflug – Seattle University 2011 Morgan Powell – Seattle University 2012 Jamal Armizade - Seattle University 2012 Artemio Gutierrez - Seattle University 2012 Joyce Jeng - Seattle University 2012 Raam Wong - University of Washington 2013 Ryan Castle - Seattle University 2013 Cynthia Delostrinos - Seattle University 2013 Keilonne O'Brien - Seattle University 2013 Maria Velasquez - University of Idaho College of Law
Scholarships for High School Seniors
The deadline for all three scholarship contests is March 15, 2013.
As part of WSAJ’s commitment to foster an awareness and understanding of the important role that the civil justice system plays in our society, the Washington State Association for Justice sponsors scholarship programs for high school seniors in Washington state.
The American Justice Essay Scholarship, established in 2000, is a statewide student essay scholarship program. Each year a new essay topic is chosen, based on WSAJ’s mission statement ideals and dealing with advocacy in the American justice system, and related issues. Scholarship recipients are chosen based on excellence in writing and eloquence in addressing the essay topic.
The American Justice Video Scholarship, established in 2013, is a statewide student video scholarship program. Each year a new video topic will be chosen, based on WSAJ’s mission statement ideals and dealing with advocacy in the American justice system, and related issues.
The WSAJ Presidents' Scholarship, first awarded in 1991, was established to support and encourage the efforts of high school students who have overcome obstacles to achieve academically and socially. Past recipients have included cancer survivors, auto accident victims and teenagers with physical challenges. Competition for the scholarship has increased each year.
If you have questions about either scholarship program, please contact WSAJ.
Recipients of the WSAJ Presidents’ Scholarship 1991 Tiffany Bangs - Cornell University 1992 Cyndee Northrop - Eastern Washington University 1993 Anna-Tran Thi Nguyen - Seattle University 1994 Susan Shu-Wei Liu - Seattle University 1994 Laura Lee Arnold - Seattle University 1995 Roseanna May Hurst - University of Washington 1996 Roseanna May Hurst - University of Washington 1997 Jill Nelson - Pacific Lutheran University 1998 Jamie Lynch - Western Washington University 1999 Rachel Braun - Western Washington University 2000 Jennifer Montzingo - Seattle Pacific University 2001 Seth Nuckolls - Seattle Pacific University 2002 Charissa Monson - Eastern Washington University 2003 Ruben and Elijah Burbank - University of Washington 2004 Lu Jiang 2005 Genevieve Tietjen - Central Washington University 2006 Kelsey Boyce - Arlington High School 2006 David Shields - Squalicum High School 2006 Mahlet Zeru - Global Connections Program, Tyee High School 2007 Emily Beschen - Bellingham 2007 Carl Buher - Mount Vernon 2007 Christine Mars - South Bend 2008 Lauren Herring - Port Angeles, Port Angeles High School 2008 Yekaterina Klepanchuk - Kamiak High School 2009 Natalie Bollen - Grayland, Ocosta High School 2010 Kristin Cook - La Conner, La Conner High School 2010 Elizabeth Shiner - Ocean Shores, North Beach High School 2012 Cynthia Matlock - Wenatchee High School 2012 Jacob Thacker-McClain - Legacy High School - Vancouver 2013 Sandra Monge Sibrian - Spanaway Lake High School - Spanaway 2013 William Zachary Zingelman - Shelton High School - Shelton
Recipients of the American Justice Essay Scholarship 2001 Joey Parker - High School Division (Rogers High School, Spanaway) 2001 Philip Musegaas - College Division (University of Washington) 2001 Sheila Heidmiller - Law School Division (Seattle University School of Law) 2002 Andrew M. Bailey - High School Division (Washington Homeschool High School) 2002 Daniel Psaris - College Division (Tacoma Community College) 2002 Steven Shaw - Law School Division (Seattle University School of Law) 2003 Melinda Ray- High School Division (Puyallup High School) 2003 Jerome McCuin - College Division (Seattle Central Community College) 2003 Rebecca Povarchuk - Law School Division (University of Washington Sch. of Law) 2007 Sean Hoffman - Spokane 2007 Alyssa Lotze-Knudsen - Spokane 2008 Mariah Bell-Stuart - W.F. West High School 2008 Carment Tubbesing - Redmond High School 2008 Lisa Herzog - W.F. West High School 2009 Milan Beard - Edmonds-Woodway High School 2009 Emily Wallen - Capital High School - Olympia 2009 Anthony Tordillos - Auburn Riverside High School 2010 Presley Jenkins - Mt. Lake Terrace - Mt. Lake Terrace High School 2010 Ashley Reithmayr - Kennewick - Kennewick High School 2012 Marta Grzankowski - River Ridge High School - Olympia 2012 Simone Prince-Eichner - Prince HomeSchool - Lummi Island 2013 Julia Ellings - Bellevue High School - Bellevue
Recipient of the American Justice Video Scholarship
2013 Emily Henderson - North Thurston High School - Olympia