The Margaret Cooper Scholarship was founded in the fall of 2008 to honor the many years of service of 353rd Judicial District Judge Margaret Cooper. Judge Cooper retired from the Travis County district bench on December 31, 2008, after several decades of service. The scholarship, under the auspices of the Travis County Women Lawyers Scholarship Fund, Inc., is in the amount of $1,500.00.
Throughout her career, Judge Cooper has been known for her intelligence, her integrity, and her preparedness. She was the only Travis County district judge who was board-certified in the area of administrative law. The scholarship in her name will be awarded annually to the University of Texas Law School applicant who best demonstrates perseverance in the face of adversity, financial need, and community service.
The scholarship is posted in the U.T. Law School Financial Aid office in the fall of each year, and awarded at the TCWLA Judicial Reception the following February.
Past recipients of the Margaret Cooper Scholarship are:
February 2009 Karla Vargas
February 2010 Lorrie Cantrell & Adriana G. Rodriguez
February 2011 Amy Davis
February 2012 Hannah Liddell & Athena J. Ponce
February 2013 Tovah Pentelovich
February 2014 Marsha Perez
February 2015 Leandra Karikari & Jasmine E. Grant
February 2016 Skyler Collins
February 2017 Skyler Collins & Briana Perez
February 2018 Natalie Harrison