Savannah Law School (SLS) student, Katelyn Ashton, is the recent recipient of two prestigious scholarships, the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers (GAWL) Foundation Scholarship and the Judge Phyllis Kravitch Scholarship.
The GAWL Foundation awards scholarships every spring to deserving female law students in Georgia who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement, leadership and philanthropic potential, and a strong commitment to the profession. Involvement in programs that advance or support women in the profession and in the community and participation in community service activities are given particular consideration. GAWL Foundation Scholarships are intended to: recognize women law students who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence and an aptitude for leadership and philanthropy; promote excellence in legal studies by providing assistance to deserving students; advance the missions of both the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers and the GAWL Foundation by enhancing the welfare and development of women lawyers and supporting their interests, and by encouraging philanthropy by women lawyers in Georgia for the benefit of the greater community.* Katelyn was recognized and presented with the scholarship at the GAWL Annual Dinner, at Atlanta’s National Center for Civil and Human Rights on May 11th.
In addition, Katelyn recently received the Judge Phyllis Kravitch Scholarship, presented by the Savannah Bar Association. The scholarship is a tribute to Judge Kravtich’s outstanding community leadership. Judge Kravtich, passed away on June 15th at the age of 96. A beautiful tribute to Judge Kravitch was published by the Atlanta Journal Constitution and can be found here. Katelyn was recognized for this honor at the Savannah Bar Association’s reception on June 22nd.
Katelyn is a part-time 3L at SLS, where she is an active participant in the Law School community. She is the Editor-in-Chief of Savannah Law Review, the 2015-2016 President of the Student Bar Association, and an officer and member of many student organizations. She is also Professor Wright’s research assistant. She recently completed work as a Summer Associate at Jackson Kelly PLLC, in Charleston, WV.
*Taken from the GAWL Foundation Scholarships website.