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. The scholarships are posted at the UT Law School in the fall of each year and awarded at the TCWLA luncheon in the spring. 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. Later D’Ann Johnson, Diane (DeDe) Hebner, Velva Price, Milbrey Raney and Cindy Saiter joined the board; there has been very little 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
Amie Rodnick 512.477.2226
D’Ann Johnson 512.374.2700
Cindy Saiter 512.495.6300
Diane (DeDe) Hebner 512.477.4158