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MWL Foundation: Leslie Altman Memorial Scholarship
 Leslie Altman

In October 2012, MWL Past President and Advisory Board Member Leslie Altman passed away, after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Leslie had long been a staunch advocate for women in the profession, not only serving MWL, but also countless other bar associations and projects devoted to advancing women attorneys. The MWL Foundation is honored to support this scholarship in Leslie’s memory.

The goal of the MWL Foundation Leslie Altman Memorial Law Student Scholarship is to provide aid to students attending a Minnesota law school who demonstrate an interest in furthering the mission of Minnesota Women Lawyers, “To advance the success of women in the legal profession and strive for a just society.”



The MWL Foundation Leslie Altman Memorial Scholarship:  2017 Application


The following criteria will be considered in evaluating all scholarship applications:


• Students must be currently attending a Minnesota law school and in good academic standing.
• Students must demonstrate a commitment to the advancement of women in the legal profession and/or women’s issues.
• Preference given to students who exhibit support for the mission of MWL through participation with MWL or other groups with a similar mission.


During 2017, one (1) scholarship will be awarded, in the amount of $2,500. The scholarship recipient will be required to sign a document stating that the award will be used for educational purposes.


Law Student Application Process:

To apply for this scholarship, please submit:

1) A completed scholarship application;
2) A current resume;
3) A personal statement (no longer than one page in length) addressing your specific qualifications related to the criteria for the Scholarship;
4) A brief statement of financial need (no longer than 2 paragraphs);
5) A letter of recommendation.

Notes on Eligibility:

• Full and part-time students are eligible.
• Previous scholarship recipients remain eligible. However, preference is given to new recipients.


Applications will be accepted via hand-delivery to the MWL office, via email or via U.S. Mail by Friday, October 13th, 2017 by 4:30 p.m.


U.S. Mail (must be RECEIVED in the MWL office by October 13th, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.):
Minnesota Women Lawyers Foundation
Attn: Altman Scholarship Selection Committee
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 390B
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Debra Pexa, MWL Executive Director


Minnesota Women Lawyers Foundation Office
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 390B
Minneapolis, MN  55402
(3rd Floor of City Center, inside the HCBA office area).

*Please note "MWL Foundation Leslie Altman Scholarship Application" in subject line.



The MWL Foundation Leslie Altman Memorial Scholarship will be presented at the 2017 MWL Rosalie Wahl Leadership Lecture on Thursday, November 9th, 2017.


Minnesota Women Lawyers
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 390B
Minneapolis, MN 55402

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