We at Moses & Rooth Attorneys at Law are pleased to announce the recipients of our 2015 scholarships. The awards were based on a number of criteria – short essay, current academic status, school related activities, community activities and other achievement standards. After carefully evaluating hundreds of applications from students who represent the top of the student population, we’d like to congratulate the following recipients of our 2015 Legal Scholarship and 2015 Paralegal Scholarship.
2015 Legal Scholarship worth $1000
Chasidy White | Birmingham School of Law
Chasidy White is a student at Birmingham School of Law. In 2014, she was appointed by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to serve on the National Assessment Governing Board, which sets policy for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), known as The Nation’s Report Card. Her career has also involved state and international education policy. In 2012, Alabama’s Governor Robert Bentley appointed her to be a member of his Teacher Cabinet. That same year, White developed education policy with CNN’s Hero of the Year in Indonesia. She has also studied education policy in Rwanda. In 2013, she was selected from a nationwide pool of applicants to develop policies regarding peace education in Japan. In 2012, she won the University of Alabama’s Harold L. Bishop Award for Outstanding Leader In Education, for her philanthropic work to improve education among women in developing nations around the world. She also received a prestigious Fulbright-Hays scholarship, to research human rights issues in the hill tribe villages of northern Thailand. Most recently, she was named the 2nd place United States National History Teacher of the Year from the Daughters of the American Revolution. She is currently working on creating an innovative new Technology and Engineering Literacy exam for the National Assessment for Educational Progress, which will explore innovative new ways to assess student learning in the United States.
2015 Paralegal Scholarship worth $500
Sophia Luciano | Oak Brook College of Law
Sophia Luciano is currently taking distance-education courses from Oak Brook College of Law to become a certified paralegal. She has always been interested in the area of justice. As such, studying to become a paralegal has been both exciting and fulfilling. She looks forward to completing her paralegal certification and going on to serve the community.