Applications for the 2015 WLA Scholarship Awards are now closed.  Applications for the 2016 WLA Scholarship Awards will be posted in 2016. To download an application, scroll to the bottom of the page. Applications can be submitted via e-mail to or via regular mail. All 2015 applications must have been postmarked by 5:00 p.m. on July 1, 2015.

The WLA seeks to award scholarships of up to $750.00 to students who are 1) presently enrolled or accepted for enrollment in law school, and 2) have a demonstrable connection to San Luis Obispo County. 

For additional information, please contact Women Lawyers Association Scholarship Chair Lisa Sperow at

If you're interested in making a contribution to the WLA Scholarship Fund, there are 2 ways to donate: 1) you can donate online through PayPal by clicking below, and following the instructions on screen, or 2) you can download the form at the bottom of the page and send it with a check to our P.O. Box (or bring it with you to the next WLA Event!) 

Past Recipients of the WLA Scholarship Awards

2015 Scholarship Recipients:
Traci Kessler
Brooke Murphy
Ling-Ching (Lulu) Tseng
Jillian Ventura

2014 Scholarship Recipients:
Ekaterina Barron
Tabatha Smith
Sadie Weller
Berit Elam
Melissa Newman

2013 Scholarship Recipients:
Annakarina De La Torre-Fennell 
Brooke Romero
Khouloud Elmasri
Janee Manirquez

2012 Scholarship Recipients:
Brian O'Neill
Amy Belsher
Alexandra Andreen

2011 Scholarship Recipients:
Erica Bashaw
Courtney Taylor

Daniel McElhinney

2010 Scholarship Recipients:
Elizabeth Bingham
Sarah Joller
Noura Kawar
Sarah Pazdan

2008 Scholarship Recipients:

Elizabeth Alquist
Shannon Bio [Click here to read the recent article about Shannon in the Bar Bulletin]
Bryanna Fissori
Kathy Lachowsky

2007 Scholarship Recipients:

Benjamin Ebert

Lisa Mendez

Kara Stein

Feb 26, 2012, 7:17 PM