The Nancy E. O'Malley Scholarship
The Nancy E. O'Malley Scholarship was founded in 2016 to honor CWL Past President Nancy E. O'Malley for her dedication and commitment to the organization by recognizing a law student whose prior and current activities demonstrate a commitment to issues affecting women and/or children.
NANCY E. O'MALLEY SCHOLARSHIP
The scholarship was founded in 2016 to honor CWL Past President Nancy O'Malley (2009-2010) for her dedication and commitment to promoting California Women Lawyers and protecting all women and children in our society. The scholarship is awarded annually to a law student whose prior and current activities, and future plans demonstrate a commitment to issues affecting women and/or children in the community. Everyone who meets the requirements may apply. The scholarship amount is $7,500 (one awarded).
The 2023 application period is now closed. Stay tuned for 2024 application details!
Past recipients:2023: Anna Judson
2022: Corina Yetter
2021: Amelia Andrews-Jubelt
2020: Mariah Cooks
2019: Janani Ramachandran
2018: Edrina Nazaradeh
2017: Jenna Klein
To be eligible, students must meet the following requirements:
- Current membership in CWL
- Be currently enrolled in a law school accredited by the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State of California; Be in the top fifty percent of their law school class currently;
- Demonstrate financial need; and
- Demonstrate a commitment to issues affecting women and/or children in the community.
To apply, please submit the following materials:
- A personal statement addressing your commitment to issues affecting women and/or children. Be sure to address how your commitment will continue after law school graduation.
- Current resume listing at least two references;
- Completed online application;
- Law school transcript;
- Letter of good standing from current law school; and
- Minimum of one letter of recommendation (maximum of three letters). At least one letter of recommendation must be from someone with personal knowledge of the applicant’s dedication to issues affecting women and/or children in the community.