Scholarships and Accolades On the Menu for Female Law Students and Attorneys
by the Association of Women Attorneys Houston Luncheon
HOUSTON, March 19, 2013
HOUSTON, March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The AWA Foundation will be presenting
six scholarships and five AWA Premier Women in Law awards at the Downtown
Hyatt at 11:30 AM, March 20, 2013. The AWA is the only organization that
focuses exclusively on the advancement of women law students, lawyers, and
judges in the Houston area.
"By profiling successful lawyers and students we believe corporations and
other businesses will be more willing to hire, retain, and promote women
lawyers and strive to eliminate subtle gender biases that might otherwise
hamper those promotions," says former AWA President Ileana Blanco.
This year the AWA Foundation is awarding six scholarships to deserving second-
and third-year female law students at each of the three law schools in
Houston. This year's recipients include: Syvondia Bailey and Kathleen Hogan
from the Thurgood Marshall School of Law; Kelly Rae Ferrelll and Maryana Zaki
from the University of Houston; and Jamie Godsey and Diana Lizmi from South
Texas College of Law.
"Each of the first-year students will receive a $2,500 scholarship while each
third-year student will receive a $3,500 scholarship to cover their Bar Review
course and related expenses," says current AWA President Cindy Diggs. "The
scholarship recipients will also receive a free AWA membership for one year."
The Premier Women in Law awards will be presented to: Wendy Daboval, General
Counsel and Vice President of Chevron North America Exploration and Production
Company; Clare H. Doyle, Deputy General Counsel for Reliant Energy; Kimberly
Frye, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Key Energy Services, Inc.;
Charlotte Rasche, and Charlene A. Ripley, LINN Energy's Senior Vice President
and General Counsel.
About the AWA:
The Association of Women AttorneysHoustonbegan in 1976 as a small group of
women attorneys gathered in an empty courtroom to discuss ways to combine
their strengths to improve opportunities for women attorneys and promote
recognition of their capabilities. Today, the AWA has grown to a membership of
7,500 women attorneys, in Harris County alone, who host a variety of
fundraisers, educational events and scholarships designed to empower women
attorneys to maximize their potential for success.
The Houston Chapter of the AWA sponsors the AWA Judicial Reception to honor
members of selected judicial benches, the AWA Judicial Screening Committee,
which offers candidates in all contested elections the opportunity to seek
endorsement by the AWA, and the AWA Scholarship Committee, which selects
recipients for the AWA Foundation Charitable Trust Scholarships.
SOURCE Association of Women Attorneys Houston
Contact: Cindy Diggs, 713-802-1777, email@example.com
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