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BASF Announces Recipients of Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarships

 

October 7, 2008 -- San Francisco -- The Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) recently announced the recipients of its 2008 Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarships. Six scholarships were awarded to minority students attending 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 2008-2009 school year. The scholarship is renewable for an additional two years.

BASF's scholarship-winning students are Kimberly Armstrong, Crystal Beccera, Ann Kariuki, Aida Macedo, Yuri Reyes and Elizabeth Tran.

Armstrong graduated from U.C. Berkeley with a degree in Social Welfare. She is attending University of San Francisco School of Law.

Becccera graduated from U.C Davis with a degree in Political Science History. She is attending Santa Clara University School of Law.

Kariuki graduated from U.C. Santa Barbara with a degree in Global & International Studies. She is attending University of San Francisco School of Law.

Macedo graduated from U.C. Irvine with a degree in Political Science & Chicano Studies. She is currently attending U.C. Davis School of Law.

Reyes graduated from U.C. Irvine with a degree in Criminology, Law and Society. She is currently attending University of San Francisco School of Law.

Tran graduated from Boston University with a degree in Economics & Political Science. She is currently attending UC Hastings College of the Law.

Since its inception in 1998, BASF's Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarship program has provided financial assistance to 57 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: Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP; Keker & Van Nest LLP (two scholarships); Pacific Gas & Electric and The Bar Association of San Francisco Foundation.

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 Jayne Salinger at 415-982-1600.


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.

Questions about media relations, BASF issues currently in the news, San Francisco Attorney magazine, marketing and communications:

Contact:
Ann Murphy, Director of Communications & Public Relations
Email:
amurphy@sfbar.org
Phone:
(415) 782-9000 x8792

For general communications inquiries:

Contact:
Sayre Happich, Assistant Director of Communications & Public Relations
Email:
shappich@sfbar.org
Phone:
(415) 782-9000 x8104