Linda J. Murphy Scholarship
 

The Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater St. Louis has awarded scholarships to deserving law students since 1996.  The Linda J. Murphy Scholarship was named after Linda J. Murphy, who passed away in 1999.  Linda was an outstanding member of the WLA, and served as its President in 1987-1988.  The Linda J. Murphy Scholarship is currently administered by WLA’s charitable arm, The Women Lawyer’s Association Foundation.  Scholarships generally range from $1000 to $10,000 depending on the amount of funds available in any given year and the number of recipients chosen by the selection committee at its discretion.  The WLA scholarship committee reviews applications and selects one or more recipients to recommend to the WLA Foundation’s Board of Directors for approval of the award disbursement.

  • ELIGIBILITY:
    • Applicants must be part-time or full-time female law students.
    • Applicants must be currently enrolled at one of the four Missouri law schools (Washington University, Saint Louis University, the University of Missouri in Columbia or the University of Missouri - Kansas City) or Southern Illinois University School of Law in Carbondale, and must be committed to continue law school enrollment in the fall semester following the award.
  • SELECTION CRITERIA:
    • The Linda J. Murphy Scholarship is intended to recognize students who have dedicated themselves in a significant way to advancing the quality of life and stature in our society of women through community service or otherwise.

Selection of recipients is based upon demonstrated commitment to causes that are consistent with the Mission of the WLA.  Academic achievement and financial need are also considered.

Read More About Linda J. Murphy here.  

Read the Linda J. Murphy Scholarship Policy here.  

The 2019 application process is now closed.  The 2020 application process will open in February/March 2020.  

Upcoming Events:

January Board Meeting

Thursday, January 16, 2020 | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Contact admin@wlastl.org for location

Save the Date(s):

International Women's Day | Sunday, March 8, 2020

Join WLA and MCBA for a fun shopping event with a philanthropic twist

Legislative Update Luncheon | Friday, March 20, 2020

Gather updates on legislative initiatives in the City, County and State as well as tips and advice on running for office

Diversity CLE (co-sponsored with Alaris) | Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Panel Presentation moderated by Joan Swartz, Attorney at Law

WLA Golf Outing | Friday, October 2, 2020

Swing into action to support the Linda J. Murphy Scholarship Fund

Look for more information on these, and other events, here and in upcoming member email blasts. 


View our Announcements page for information on other area events.

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