The Black Women Lawyers Association of Tarrant County Selects Annual Scholarship Winners

Black Women Lawyers Association Tarrant County

The  Black Women Lawyers Association of Tarrant County has selected its 2020 Charlye O. Farris Scholarship winners. The Association, which exists to identify and address the issues impacting black women lawyers in order to increase their numbers and success in the legal profession, provided seven scholarships this year, even without it’s annual Hotter Than July Happy Hour fundraiser. 

“It is a testament to the strength of Black lady lawyers that the organization was still able to help law students during this global pandemic,” said Attorney Valerie D. Baston. 

In order to be considered for a scholarship, most applicants must be currently enrolled in a law school and be in good standing. Students completing an undergraduate program may be able to apply but verification of your acceptance and enrollment in law school must be provided to BWL.

The following are the 2020 Charlye O. Farris Scholarship recipients:

Larry Taylor, III- $1,000.00
1L at Columbia Law School

Haley Taylor Schlitz- $1,000.00
2L at SMU Dedman School of Law

Alexis Wise- $750.00
1L at UNT School of Law

Torrence Burnett- $750.00
2L at Southern University Law Center

Quiana-Joy  Ochiagha- $500.00
2L at Southern University Law Center

Kayla Evans- $500.00
3L at Howard University School of Law

Delino Miller- $250.00
2L at Florida A&M College of Law

Contributions to the scholarship fund can be made via cash app to $BWlawyers or by check to BWL, PO Box 1222, Ft. Worth, TX 76101.