The Travis County Women Lawyers Association (TCWLA) Scholarship Fund, Inc. serves as an umbrella for scholarships that go to law students who may have had to struggle a little harder to get where they are. The Scholarship Fund presently awards four separate scholarships: the Ann Forman Scholarship, Farris-Cisneros Scholarship, the Mary Pearl Williams Scholarship, and the Margaret Cooper Scholarship (which was formerly the Marian O. Boner Scholarship). The Mary Pearl Williams Scholarship and the Margaret Cooper Scholarship are posted at the UT Law School in October or November of each year, and they are awarded at the TCWLA Judicial Reception in February. The Ann Forman Scholarship and the Farris-Cisneros Scholarship are posted at the UT Law School in March of each year and awarded at the TCWLA Awards Luncheon in May or June. Information regarding each scholarship can be obtained from the UT Law School's Financial Aid Office. In awarding these scholarships, we look at leadership qualities, community service, and activities within the law school. It is our intention with all our scholarships to occupy a niche not filled by other, more traditional, scholarship funds.
The TCWLA Scholarship Fund was set up as a charitable Fund in 1983 and was incorporated in 1987. Judge Margaret Cooper was TCWLA president the year the Fund was created and was involved in its creation with Amie Rodnick, Iris Jones, and Barbara Marquardt. Since then Diane Hebner, Velva Price, Bree Buchanan, Janet Hamilton and D’Ann Johnson have joined the board, and there has been almost no turnover in board members. Most of the board members are past presidents of TCWLA. The TCWLA Scholarship Fund, a Section 501(c)(3) charitable organization, is a separate corporation from TCWLA, a Section 501(c)(6) professional association. All contributions to the scholarship fund are fully tax deductible.
All checks MUST be made payable to TCWLA Scholarship Fund, and sent to: 507 West 7th Street, Austin, Texas 78701. If a donation to a particular scholarship is desired, that should be specified on the check.
Scholarship Board of Directors