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Scholarship Application for 2024 is CLOSED

Winners will be notified via email. 

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The Leadership Institute for Women of Color Attorneys, Inc.'s ("LIWOCA") mission is to:

  • Help ​women​ of ​color ​attorneys ​in ​law ​firms ​and​ legal ​departments​ develop​ the​ critical skills ​necessary ​to ​become​ partners ​and ​leaders​ in ​the ​legal ​profession;

  • ​Assist law ​firms​ and ​legal ​departments​ to ​retain ​and ​promote​ women ​of ​color ​attorneys; and

  • Continue​ to ​fuel ​the ​pipeline ​by ​offering​ scholarships ​to ​women ​of ​color ​attorneys.

2024 LIWOCA Scholarship Information

Up to five (5) scholarships in amounts determined by LIWOCA will be awarded at the discretion of the organization.


Women of color law students who:

  • have completed at least one year of law school;

  • are attending an accredited law school in the U.S. at the time of their application;

  • are in good standing in their law schools;

  • have a minimum GPA of 2.8 (equivalent) or better;

  • have completed the scholarship application and submitted an unofficial transcript; and

  • have demonstrated a commitment to the legal profession and are active in their community and law school.


All applicants must submit a law school transcript. Emailed copies of unofficial transcripts sent directly from the candidate's law school are acceptable. Transcripts should be sent via email directly from the candidate's law school to  If for any reason your law school is unable to send your transcript by email, please contact Stephanie Odigie at


Please carefully read the application.

Make sure the information you provide is complete and accurate.

 Applications may be submitted until March 1, 2024 at 11:59pm EST.  Any applications or supporting documents received after the deadline will automatically be disqualified from consideration.  Award decisions will be made shortly thereafter.

All scholarship award recipients must attend the Leadership Institute for Women of Color Attorneys' 2023 annual conference, to be held April 24-25, 2024, at the GA Bar in Atlanta, GA.  Conference registration and travel fees will be covered for all scholarship award recipients. 

Stephanie Odigie - Scholarship Chair -

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