WEST CHESTER, PA — At a time when economic difficulties abound, AccessLex Institute was excited to announce good news for nine law students who were named the winners of this year’s MAX by AccessLex® Grand Prize Scholarship Drawing.
|Six first-year and second-year law students from across the country were awarded scholarships toward their law school tuition:|
|•||Elizabeth Finazzo, ’22 – Case Western Reserve University School of Law||$40,000|
|•||William Wimbish, ’21 – University of Idaho College of Law||$40,000|
|•||Sabreigha Dixon, ’21 – New York Law School||$25,000|
|•||Hannah Oates ’21 – University of Kentucky College of Law||$25,000|
|•||Kenneth On, ’22 – University of Southern California Law School||$25,000|
|•||Lane Spears, ’22 – University of Virginia School of Law||$25,000|
|The following third-year law students received scholarships toward repayment of their student loans:|
|•||Nickolett Daniels, ’20 – Texas Southern | Thurgood Marshall School of Law||$40,000|
|•||Andrew Bougard, ’20 – Southern University Law Center||$25,000|
|•||Tyler Lipositz, ’20 – Villanova University | Charles Widger School of Law||$25,000|
3L winner Andrew Bougard said, “The MAX by AccessLex program taught me a lot about finances, taxes, and budgeting that I did not know until now. Thanks to the program, I feel more confident about how to navigate the real world and handle my finances responsibly.”
Personal finance is something law students need as part of their education, but amongst a seemingly endless list of things to do, it can be easily overlooked and pushed aside. With their annual scholarship drawings, AccessLex incentivizes workshop participation and lesson completion to keep financial education top of mind.
Students who participate in MAX are entered into the drawings by completing online lessons and attending the program’s webinars and workshops. AccessLex has awarded $330,000 in MAX scholarships this academic year and nearly $700,000 since the program’s launch in fall 2017.
2L winner Hannah Oates said, “Due to COVID-19, I lost my employment for the summer. Worried about the potential of taking out more loans, MAX by AccessLex provided tools and insight for both long and short-term financial obstacles and planning. Now, after winning the scholarship, I won’t have to take out any loans for my last year of school and will graduate in an even better position than I was before losing my job. I cannot thank you enough!”
Click here to see the winners as they receive the exciting news via Zoom.
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