The AWLF Scholarship
has been awarded annually since 1997 to women who are attending a
Wisconsin law school and meet criteria that include service to others,
academic achievement and unique life experience or circumstance.
Additionally, consideration for the Virginia A. Pomeroy Scholarship
– which honors the memory of AWL past-president and former Deputy State
Public Defender Virginia A. Pomeroy – is given to candidates who
emphasize legal service in at least one of the following areas: service
to the vulnerable or disadvantaged, civil rights law, appellate
practice, public service, public policy or public interest law. Criteria
for the Shirley S. Abrahamson Scholarship
includes demonstrated perseverance in the face of adversity, commitment
to issues affecting women and/or children in the community, and
commitment to public service.
Applications are accepted in spring of each year, with a deadline in June.