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WLAM Foundation Chair Kristen Pursley Announces 2022 Scholarship Recipients

The Women Lawyers Association of Michigan recently held its annual meeting at the Detroit Zoo. During the event, Dobrusin Law Firm managing partner and Women Lawyers Association of Michigan Foundation Chair, Kristen Pursley announced the recipients of twelve scholarships, totaling $42,000, to some of Michigan’s brightest law students.

Each spring, the foundation makes financial awards to law students based on:

  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities.
  • Community service in such areas as family law, child advocacy, or domestic violence.
  • Commitment to diversity.
  • Potential for advancing the position of women in society.

The WLAM Foundation partners with the legal community to make these scholarships possible. This year’s awards were generously funded by contributions from The Dobrusin Law Firm and 11 other law firms and corporations. The recipients of the 2022 scholarships are:

  • Jennifer Anton, Michigan State University College of Law – Jean Ledwith King Scholar, sponsored by the members of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan.
  • Aniela Bosca, Western Michigan University Cooley School of Law – Miller Canfield Scholar, sponsored by Miller Canfield.
  • Dominica Convertino, Wayne State University Law School – Dawn Van Hoek Scholar, sponsored by the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan Foundation.
  • Fatima Dakroub, Wayne State University Law School – Dickinson Wright Scholar, sponsored by the Dickinson Wright Women’s Network.
  • Liza Davis, University of Michigan Law School – Kim Cahill Scholar, sponsored by the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan Foundation.
  • Jennifer Fahrenholt, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law – John Dalton and Mary Lou Peacock Scholar, sponsored by Peacock Law Firm.
  • Evelyn Galvan, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law – General Motors Scholar, sponsored by General Motors Corporation.
  • Dashaya Foreman, University of Michigan Law School – Masco Scholar, sponsored by Masco Corporation.
  • Samantha Mackereth, Wayne State University Law School – General Motors Scholar, sponsored by General Motors Corporation.
  • You Qu, Western Michigan University Cooley Law School – Masco Scholar, sponsored by Masco Corporation.
  • Estella Park Riahi, Michigan State University College of Law – Dobrusin Law Scholar, sponsored by The Dobrusin Law Firm.
  • Allison Zweng, University of Michigan Law School – Florence King Patent Law Scholar, sponsored by Women Patent Lawyers.

The Dobrusin Law Firm is proud to support these and many other promising future attorneys as they help us work towards a stronger, healthier, more diverse community in Michigan and beyond. Congratulations to all the recipients who inspire us and embody the many values we champion in our professional practice.

Since 1997, the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan Foundation has awarded more than $730,000 in scholarships to more than 280 women law students. For more information, please click here.

Fundraising efforts have proved particularly challenging over the last two years due to the pandemic. Key events that raise over $10,000 on an annual basis for the Foundation have been canceled, but corporate and firm sponsors have continued their support making this year’s scholarships possible. In addition, Kristen and Foundation are pleased to announce that the Bench Bar Culinary challenge is back. After a two-year hiatus, the event will take place on August 16, 2022, at the home of Michigan Court of Appeals Judge Kirsten Frank Kelly.

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