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MWL Foundation: Law Student Scholarship Details

The Minnesota Women Lawyers Foundation is pleased to announce its 2020 MWL Foundation Law Student Scholarship. This scholarship is made possible through the generous donations of MWL members, supporters and friends.


The goal of the MWL Foundation Law Student Scholarship is to provide aid to students attending a Minnesota law school who demonstrate an interest in furthering the mission of Minnesota Women Lawyers, “to advance the success of women lawyers and strive for a just society."


Applications for the 2020 MWL Foundation Law Student Scholarship are now being accepted.


NOTE:  All law students are welcome to apply for both the MWL Foundation Law Student Scholarship and the MWL Foundation Leslie Altman Memorial Scholarship.  The submission deadline for both scholarships is September 21, 2020.



The MWL Foundation Law Student Scholarship: 2020 Application


The following criteria will be considered for the 2020 Minnesota Women Lawyers Foundation Law Student Scholarship:

• Students must be currently attending a Minnesota law school and in good academic standing;
• Students must demonstrate a commitment to the advancement of women in the legal profession and/or women’s issues;
• Preference given to students who exhibit support and motivation for the mission of MWL through participation with MWL or other groups with a similar mission.

One (1) scholarship will be awarded, in the amount of $2,500. The recipient of the Scholarship is required to use the award for educational purposes.

Law Student Application Process:

To apply for this scholarship, please submit:


1) A completed scholarship application;

2) A current resume;

3) An essay question response as per below (no longer than two pages in length);

4) A brief statement of financial need (no longer than 2 paragraphs);

5) A letter of recommendation.


Essay Question:

How can an organization like Minnesota Women Lawyers remain relevant to members and potential members given the changing legal and social landscape?


Notes on Eligibility:

-Full and part-time students are eligible.

-Previous scholarship recipients remain eligible. However, preference is given to new recipients.


NOTE: Applications will only be accepted via email.  Submissions must be received by Monday, September 21st, 2020 by 4:30 p.m.


To submit: please email all requested items to:
Debra Pexa, MWL Executive Director


*Please note "MWL Foundation Law Student Scholarship Application" in subject line.



The MWL Foundation Law Student Scholarship  will be presented at the 2020 MWL Rosalie Wahl Leadership Lecture, to be held remotely on Tuesday, October 27th, 2020.  


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