Scholarship Fund Board

The Scholarship Fund board is the charitable arm of BWLA. It is a c3 organization whose by-laws require a majority of the board to be comprised of the BWLA Board of Directors.

Jasmine Fannell

Assistant Vice President
Labor & Employment Counsel, HSBC

Samya Abdela

Corporate & Distribution, Sony Pictures Entertainment

Elsa Andrianifahanana

Jones Day

Amber Bennett

Mayer Brown LLP

Kenyatta Beverly

Labor and Employment Counsel
The Davey Tree Expert Company

Christian Conway

Corporate Restructuring Associate
Clark Hill PLC

Nakhia C. Crossley

Senior Manager, Public Policy

Erica Kirkwood

Vice President & General Counsel
GMA Construction Group

Era Laudermilk

Chief of Staff
Law Office of the Cook County Public Defender

Mariangela (Merili) Seale

Deputy General Counsel & Managing Director
Cleveland Avenue

Michelle Speller-Thurman

Division Counsel
Abbott Laboratories

Ashley Varnado

Assistant Public Defender
Law Office of the Cook County Public Defender

Weeya Young

Assistant State's Attorney
Cook County State's Attorney Office

Scholarship Opportunities

The Black Women Lawyers’ Association Scholarship Fund (BWLA-SF) endeavors to encourage Black students in the law through support in the legal education and to promote diversity in the legal profession.

Donate to the Scholarship Fund

Scholarship Fund Donation Form

Complete the form below to make an online donation to our Scholarship Fund.

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Grant Opportunities

Listings will be posted soon.