CFAWL Bar Study Scholarship 2016-2017

Background and Purpose:

The Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers (“CFAWL”) is proud to invite applications for its fourth annual Bar Study Scholarship. The goal of the scholarship is to promote the CFAWL mission. The scholarship is meant to help the recipient while he or she studies for the Florida Bar Exam. It is made possible through the generous donations of CFAWL members and friends and CFAWL fundraising efforts.

For the 2016-2017 academic years, a scholarship will be awarded to a deserving full-time or part-time law student who will take the Florida Bar Exam for the first time in July 2017 and who has promoted the CFAWL mission through CFAWL membership and/or volunteer work. This student will have demonstrated leadership and involvement on his or her campus and in the general community.

Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants for the CFAWL Scholarship must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a full-time or part-time law student who will take the Florida Bar Exam in July
  • Although there is no cumulative GPA minimum requirement, academic achievement and excellence will be strongly considered; and
  • Must have significant campus and community involvement and/or leadership.

Award and Selection Process:

The CFAWL Bar Study Scholarship consists of an award of $1,000.00. The award recipient will be invited to attend the May 5, 2017, CFAWL Luncheon in Orlando, where the recipient will be introduced. The Scholarship will be paid to the recipient after his or her law school graduation, in June of 2017.

The CFAWL Scholarship award recipient will be selected by a review committee composed of CFAWL members, which will evaluate applicants on the following criteria:

  • Academic achievement;
  • Personal essay;
  • Community service, leadership or volunteerism;
  • One letter of recommendation; and
  • Financial need.

Application Deadlines:

Complete applications must be received 5:00 pm  April 15, 2017, and mailed or emailed to Deborah A. Cook, Esq, 1314 East Robinson Street, Orlando Florida 32801.  Hand delivered applications will not be considered. The CFAWL Scholarship award recipient for the 2016-2017 academic years will be notified of his or her selection no later than April 27, 2017.


The scholarship application can be submitted electronically or paper form here (CFAWL Scholarship Application 2017 ). If submitting via paper form, please ensure that you have enough time to meet the application deadlines.


The applicant must ensure the scholarship application, a copy of which is available online, is complete and that all required information and materials are submitted with the application on or before the deadline specified above. Please do not leave any blanks. If an item does not apply, simply indicate same with “N/A.” Incomplete or untimely applications will not be considered.