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BASF Announces its 2006 Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarship Recipients


San Francisco, August 28, 2006 -- The Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) recently announced the recipients of its 2006 Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarships. Three scholarships were awarded to minority students planning to attend Bay Area law schools. Scholarships were awarded based on financial need, scholastics, involvement in public service, and barriers faced in life. Each recipient will receive a $10,000 scholarship for the 2006-2007 school year. The scholarship is renewable for an additional two years.

BASF's scholarship-winning students are:

Gemma Daggs is the recipient of BASF's Remcho Scholarship for $10,000. She will attend Santa Clara University School of Law in the fall. Daggs graduated from UC Berkeley and received a Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies.

Terina Williams is the recipient of the Zelle, Hofmann, Voelbel, Mason & Gette, LLP Scholarship for $10,000. She will attend UC Hastings in the fall. Williams graduated from UC Irvine and received a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Psychology and a minor in African American Studies.

Kiywhanna Kellup is the recipient of the Zitrin Foundation Scholarship for $10,000. She will attend Boalt Hall in the fall. Kellup graduated from UCLA and received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.

Since its inception in 1998, BASF's Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarship program has provided financial assistance to 45 law students. The program was established to reaffirm a commitment to diversity in legal education and the legal profession

Major contributors to the scholarship program this year include: Zelle, Hofmann, Voelbel, Mason & Gette, LLP; Zitrin Foundation and BASF's Brosnahan Fund.

BASF continues to seek the assistance of law firms, corporations, and individuals who are willing to help sustain this unified effort. For more information on the Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarship program, please contact Raquel Cabading at 415-982-1600 or email her at rcabading@sfbar.org.


The Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) is a nonprofit voluntary membership organization of over 8,000 attorneys, law students and legal professionals in the Bay Area. Founded in 1872, BASF is one of the largest and most dynamic metropolitan bar associations in the U.S., with a long and distinguished record of community action, public service and service to the legal profession.

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