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  • 2018 BWLF Scholarship Application
    The Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles is pleased to once again offer scholarships to second and third year law students who attend an accredited law school and intend to practice in the Southern California area. Applications for the June 2, 2018 luncheon will be posted by March 1, 2018.

Recipient Archives

2017 – 42nd Annual Scholarship Fundraiser & Awards Luncheon
Building Legacies through Advocacy, Activism, and the Arts
Saturday June 3, 2017 at Hotel Casa Del Mar, Santa Monica, CA

  • Ifeoma Enenmoh
  • Ashley D. Williams
  • Ashlee Hamilton
  • Princess Manasseh
  • Venessa Simpson
  • Adria Harris
  • Jessica Reid
  • Rebecca Berry
  • Jory Burks

2014 – 39th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser & Awards Luncheon
Breaking Barriers & Blazing Trails
Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Hotel Casa Del Mar, Santa Monica, CA

  • Uche Anene, Trinity Law School
  • Jonathan Evans, Southwestern Law School
  • Heather Horn, University of Mississippi Law School
  • Desirae Hutchison, University of California, Irvine School of Law
  • Tiffane King, University of California, Irvine School of Law
  • Ranika Morales, University of California, Irvine School of Law
  • Davetta Selma, Southwestern Law School
  • Marcus Williams, Southwestern Law School

2013 – 38th Annual Scholarship & Awards Luncheon
Honoring the Dream and its Legacy
June 1, 2013 at the Bel Air Bay Club, Pacific Palisades, CA

  • Taylor Fennell, Howard University School of Law
  • Warren Henderson, Jr., Pepperdine University School of Law
  • Desirae Hutchison, University of California, Irvine School of Law
  • Chantal McCoy, University of San Diego School of Law
  • Christine Wood, Southwestern Law School

2012 – 37th Annual Scholarship & Awards Luncheon
The Law and Beyond
May 19, 2012 at the Sheraton Delfina Hotel, Santa Monica, CA

  • Ki’Jhana Friday, Cornell Law School
  • Tara Elizabeth Kearns, UCLA School of Law
  • Kimberlina N. McKinney, UCLA School of Law
  • Azure’De M. Wilkins, UC Irvine School of Law
  • Brittney Williams, UCLA School of Law

2011 – 36th Annual Scholarship & Awards Luncheon
Laying the Foundation for Greatness: The Sky is the Limit
Saturday, May 21, 2011 at the London West Hollywood

  • Christine Green
  • Akua Layla Searcy
  • Rosezetta Upshaw

2009 – 34th Annual Fundraiser
Celebrating the Literary Arts
Saturday May 2, 2009 at the Luxe Hotel

  • Seneca Berniard
  • Marlayne Ingram
  • Connie Louis
  • Emelda Ndubuizu

2008 – 33rd Annual Fundraiser
Filling the Pipeline: Developing Tomorrow’s Leaders
Saturday – May 3, 2008 at the Marriott Marina del Rey

  • Golden State Foods Scholarship Recipient Maria E. Jones (Hastings College of Law)
  • Veronica Glaze (Pepperdine University School of Law)
  • Marie Maurice (Southwestern Law School)
  • Tyra Hughley (USC Law School)
  • Nana Chibukhchian (Hastings College of Law)

2007 – 32nd Annual Fundraiser
Community Couture: Designing our Future, Remembering Our Past
Saturday – May 5, 2007 at the Marriott Marina del Rey

  • Siannah Collado (Southwestern Law School)
  • Tyra Hughley (USC Law Center)
  • Mr. Jaaye Person-Lynn (Howard University School of Law)
  • Lauren Randolph (Pepperdine University School of Law)

2006 – 31st Annual Scholarship Fundraiser
Footprints to the Future … The Power of One” (Remembering Rachel D. Young, Esq.)
Saturday, May 20, 2006 at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

  • Lyndsey Kuykendall (Howard University School of Law)
  • Kristi D.A. Matthews (UCLA School of Law)
  • Stephanie Mothershed (Whittier Law School)
  • Lauren Randolph (Pepperdine University School of Law)
  • Maya Rupert (Boalt Hall School of Law)
  • Swiyyah White (Hastings College of Law)

2005 – 30th Annual Scholarship Fundaiser
Reflections from the Past: A Mirror to the Future
Saturday, May 21, 2005 at Casa Del Mar Hotel, Santa Monica, California

  • Tiosha Nichole Murray (Whittier Law School)
  • Antoinette Robinson (Whittier Law School)
  • Baxter Scholarship – W. Cheryl Robinson (Ventura College of Law)
  • Asia D. Sanders (Whittier Law School)
  • Cecelia Valentine (UCLA School of Law)

2004 – 29th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser
All That You Touch, You Change
Thursday, June 24, 2004 at the Omni Hotel, Downtown Los Angeles

  • LaShon Harris, Baxter Healthcare Corporation scholarship
  • Delores Randolph Bauer Scholarship Memorial Recipient – Joshlyn Higgings
  • Delores Randolph Bauer Scholarship Memorial Recipient – Genevieve L. Jones-Wright
  • Delores Randolph Bauer Scholarship Memorial Recipient – Michael B. Wilson

2003 – 28th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser
Community Commitment – Realized
Saturday, May 17, 2003 at the Hotel Fairmont Miramar, Santa Monica

  • Delores Randolph Bauer Memorial Scholarship – Ugochi Anaebere
  • Delores Randolph Bauer Memorial Scholarship – Zshonette Reed
  • Delores Randolph Bauer Memorial Scholarship – Michelle Deleye
  • Delores Randolph Bauer Memorial Scholarship – Aja Diamond
  • Lillie M. Stith Memorial Scholarship – Sophia Harris

2001 – 26th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser
Back to Secure Our Future
Saturday, May 12, 2001 at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel, Santa Monica, California

  • Joy Roberts (USC Law Center)
  • Isis Mancil (Howard University School of Law)
  • Renee L. Williams (USC Law School)
  • Carmen Snuggs (Loyola Law School)

2000 – 25th Anniversary Scholarship Fundraiser
Honoring Our Past Celebrating Our Future — ‘Still I Rise’…
Saturday, May 6, 2000 at the Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills, California

  • Chekwube Chike Amobi (University of West L.A. School of Law) – $2,400.00
  • Daphne Pierre Bishop ((UCLA School of Law) – $2,400.00
  • Eric T. Burton (UCLA School of Law) – $2,400.00
  • Bianca A. Poindexter (Loyola Law School) – $2,400.00
  • Carmen Denise Snuggs (Loyola Law School) – $2,400.00
  • The Sheryl Meshack Memorial Scholarship – Della Thompson – Bell (Southwestern University School of Law) – $1,325.00

1999 – 24th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser
The Spirit of Change
Saturday, April 24, 1999 at the Petersen Automotive Museum, Museum Row, Los Angeles, CA

  • Sherri Cunnigham (University of West L.A. School of Law)
  • Eric Tyrone Burton (UCLA School of Law)
  • Lorna Lowe (USC Law Center)
  • Duane Kevin Beasley (UCLA School of Law)
  • Lolita Pierce (UCLA School of Law)

1998 – 23rd Annual Scholarship Fundraiser
Envision 2001
Saturday, May 16, 1998 at the Los Angeles Sheraton Downtown

  • Nakia Woodson (Whittier Law School)
  • Gary Austin (Loyola Law School)
  • Charles E. Thomas (Boalt Hall School of Law)
  • Lolita E. Pierce (UCLA School of Law)
  • Celsa L. Snead (UCLA School of Law)

1997 – 22nd Annual Scholarship Fundraiser
A Salute to Women Beyond The Millennium
Saturday, May 17, 1997 at Loews Hotel Santa Monica

  • Torey J. Favarote (Loyola Law School)
  • John E. McKinney (UCLA School of Law)
  • Catrice A. Monson (UCLA School of Law)
  • Shiyama A. Rickford (UCLA School of Law)
  • Charles E. Thomas (Boalt Hall School of Law)

1996 – 21st Annual Scholarship Fundriaser
BWL Salutes African-American Scholars
Saturday, May 18, 1996

  • Kelly Antoinette Bey (Cornell Law School)
  • Pam Buckner (Santa Clara School of Law)
  • Mia Thompson (Loyola Law School)
  • Charlene Lynnette Usher (Hasting College of the Law)

1992 – 17th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser
An Evening in Celebration of the African-American Arts
May 16, 1992 at the Olympic Collection, West Los Angeles

  • Melanie J. Bingham (UCLA School of Law)
  • Linda G. Hamilton (USC Law Center)
  • Alison Harris (USC Law Center)
  • Amber A. Logan (Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law)
  • Mel Negussie (USC Law Center)