WSAJ Bar Preparation Scholarships

We are now accepting applications! Applications are due 5PM on Friday, November 20.


Women of WSAJ Bar Preparation Scholarship

WOW Bar Prep Scholarship Application < click link to apply
In 1993, the Women of WSAJ (WOW) section was established to encourage female-identifying members to exchange ideas and create mentorship relationships with  other female attorneys to further the mission of WSAJ. To support aspiring female-identifying plaintiffs' attorneys, WOW provides women law school graduates and APR 6 law clerk graduates with scholarships to help defray the costs of bar review courses. 

Recipients of the WOW Bar Preparation Scholarship

2021 Alisa Smith  University of Washington
2021 Samantha Struve 
 Seattle University


 Past Recipients

2020 Kylie Fisher - University of Washington
2020 Alyssa Nevala - University of Washington
2020 Summer Rife - Gonzaga University
2019 Sara Leonetti – University of Washington
2019 Alicia McDonnell-Moummou – University of Washington
2019 Raeanne Miller – University of Washington
2019 Rebecca Schade – Seattle University
2018 Meagan Nibarger – Gonzaga University
2018 Crystal Pardue – University of Washington
2017 Alea Carr – Seattle University
2017 Colleen Mriglot – Seattle University
2017 Shelby Winters – Gonzaga
2015 Lauren Berkowitz – University of Washington
2015 Sarah Campbell – Lewis & Clark
2015 Meaghan Driscoll – Gonzaga University
2015 Maureen Johnston – University of Washington
2014 Annalise Scobey – New England Law
2014 Kathleen Shircliff – Gonzaga
2014 Makenzi Kaitlin Weymer – Gonzaga University
2014 Amanda Peters – Seattle University
2013 Courtney Skiles – University of Washington
2013 Allison Ross – Seattle University
2013 Caitlin O'Brien – Gonzaga University
2013 Cynthia Chu – Seattle University
2012 Alice Serko – University of Washington
2012 Stacie Naczelnik – Seattle University
2012 Colleen Durkin – Gonzaga University
2011 Nicole Williams – Rule 6 Law Clerk Program
2011 Maribel Martinez – Seattle University
2011 Maki Imakura – Seattle University
2011 Melissa Clune – University of Washington
2010 Kelly Szymborski – Seattle University
2010 Brittani Stewart – Gonzaga
2010 Amalachi Okoro – Seattle University
2010 Kristal McCollum – Gonzaga
2010 Rachel Hamar – University of Washington


Diversity Bar Preparation Scholarship

Diversity Bar Prep Scholarship Application < click link to apply
WSAJ is committed to implementing strategies that will result in significant and measurable progress towards 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 Themis 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

2021 Jeaqualyn Borgonia – Seattle University
2021 Rigoberto Garcia – Gonzaga University


 Past Recipients

2020 Erica Khaine – Seattle University
2019 Margaret Duñgo-Gritten – University of Washington
2019 Saranda Ross – University of Washington 
2018 Matthew Ishihara – Gonzaga University
2018 Stephan Yhann – University of Washington
2017 Prinka Bedi – Seattle University 
2017 Elisabeth Guard – Seattle University
2017 Morgan Maxey – Gonzaga
2015 Nikkita Oliver – University of Washington

2015 William Crawford-Heim – Gonzaga University
2014 Michele Suarez – University of Washington
2014 Chelsey Heindel – University of Washington
2014 Edwardo Morfin – Seattle University
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
2012 Jamal Armizade – Seattle University
2012 Artemio Gutierrez – Seattle University
2012 Joyce Jeng – Seattle University
2012 Raam Wong – University of Washington
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
2010 Cindy Mintz – University of Washington
2010 La Rond Baker – University of Washington
2010 Bryan A. Olsen – Seattle University
2010 Kagnar Som – Seattle University
2010 Kimberly Williams – Gonzaga


LGBTQ Bar Preparation Scholarship

LGBTQ Bar Prep Scholarship Application < click link to apply
In December of 2016, WSAJ created its LGBTQ section, a group open to all WSAJ members to focus on LGBTQ issues in the law, as well as to provide a safe, open and honest environment for LGBTQ members to discuss and confront issues that arise in their day-to-day practices and legal communities. To support aspiring plaintiff’s attorneys from the LGBTQ community, the section raises funds from its membership to provide scholarships to help defray the costs of a Themis bar review course to law school graduates and APR 6 law clerk graduates who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or otherwise self-identify as a part of the queer community.

Recipients of the WSAJ LGBTQ Bar Preparation Scholarship

2021 Jeffrey Thomson – Seattle University


 Past Recipients

2020 Eulalia Kafari – University of Idaho
2018 Michael Mohan – University of Washington