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MWL Foundation: Leslie Altman Memorial Scholarship

 

 
 Leslie Altman

In October 2012, MWL Past President and Advisory Board Member Leslie Altman passed away, after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Leslie had long been a staunch advocate for women in the profession, not only serving MWL, but also countless other bar associations and projects devoted to advancing women attorneys. The MWL Foundation is honored to support this scholarship in Leslie’s memory.


The goal of the MWL Foundation Leslie Altman Memorial 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 in the legal profession and strive for a just society.”


 

Applications for the 2020 MWL Foundation Leslie Altman Memorial 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 Leslie Altman Memorial Scholarship: 2020 Application

 

The following criteria will be considered in evaluating all scholarship applications:

 

• 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 for the mission of MWL through participation with MWL or other groups with a similar mission.

 

During 2020, 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. The MWL Foundation Leslie Altman Memorial Scholarship will be presented at the 2020 MWL Rosalie Wahl Leadership Lecture to be held remotely on Tuesday, October 27, 2020.

 

Law Student Application Process:

To apply for this scholarship, please submit:

1) A completed scholarship application;
2) A current resume;
3) A personal statement (no longer than one page in length) addressing your specific qualifications related to the criteria for the Scholarship;
4) A brief statement of financial need (no longer than 2 paragraphs);
5) A letter of recommendation.



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
dpexa@mwlawyers.org


*Please note "MWL Foundation Leslie Altman Scholarship Application" in subject line.

 

 

The MWL Foundation Leslie Altman Memorial Scholarship will be presented at the 2020 MWL Rosalie Wahl Leadership Lecture to be held remotely on Tuesday, October 27, 2020.

 

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