Celebration of Scholarships and Awards Ceremony Honors Student Excellence
On April 18, the Office of Development and Alumni Relations hosted its Celebration of Scholarships and Awards Ceremony honoring student excellence. Through the generosity of AUWCL friends and alumni, the law school was able to award over $400,000 in named scholarships to exceptional students, in addition to the $17 million provided in financial aid.
Vice Dean Tony Varona addressed the students, faculty, and alumni at the awards reception noting that it was his honor to "celebrate the community's unwavering spirit of support for excellence in scholarship." He continued, "Our Scholarship and Awards Program is core to who we are as lawyers and what we value the most. That is why we continuously strive to strengthen the program. These scholarships shape the future of so many inspiring students who will become the next generation to support academic excellence in legal education."
Associate Dean of Students David Jaffe and chair of the Scholarship Committee emceed the event, announcing each scholarship and recipient. In his closing remarks, he offered campus tours to alumni and friends in attendance.
Varona also thanked the rest of the Scholarship Committee, including Director of Financial Aid Ryan Bien, Professor Jenny Roberts, Assistant Director of Business Operations Michael Scher, Interim Director of the Office of Development and Alumni Relations Jonathan Strausberg, Director of the Office of Diversity Services Sherry Weaver, and Professor Stephen Wermiel.
See photos from the event below and check out the entire photo album on Facebook.
March 28, 2017
On March 23, the Equal Justice Foundation hosted its annual auction night to help raise funds in support of students pursuing unpaid internships in the public interest sector. These scholarships enable AUWCL's students to gain valuable experience in public interest, while serving underrepresented members of the community.
Ropes & Gray Names 2L Christina Ravelo a Recipient of the 2017 Roscoe Trimmier Jr. Diversity ScholarshipNovember 18, 2016
This week Ropes & Gray announced the five recipients of the 2017 Ropes & Gray Roscoe Trimmier Jr. Diversity Scholarship, including American University Washington College of Law 2L Christina Ravelo. The scholarship honors the memory of Roscoe Trimmier Jr., an accomplished trial lawyer, the firm’s first African-American partner and a pioneering leader of the firm’s diversity efforts.