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Ms. JD received a record number of submissions for this year's Public Interest Scholarship program, and we were thoroughouly impressed with the applicants and their commitment to public service. Thank you to all of this year's outstanding applicants.
Over the next few weeks, we will share many of the outstanding essays we received over the past few months. But today, we would like to share our remarkable scholarship winners. You can read all about their adventures this summer, but today we have a brief description of from each winner about her plans.
Hello everyone! I am first-year student at the University of Virginia School of Law, my furthest venture into the South of our country. I was born and raised in snowy Albany, NY and went to Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY where I majored in Political Science and French. I want to work in government upon graduation in hopes of continuing my work towards acceptance in regards to various social causes and minorities. Currently, I am the Vice President of the Secular Legal Society, the Treasurer of Lambda Law Alliance, a case manager for the Virginia Innocence Project Student Group, the News Editor of the Virginia Law Weekly, and a member of the Virginia Journal of International Law. My other (non-legal) interests include Hello Kitty, video games, superheroes, and alternative rock music. With my position this summer, I will work with the Charities Bureau of the New York Attorney General’s Office in an attempt to protect the people of the State of New York from unscrupulous practices and from those that prey on the good will of others. I find the Charities Bureau to be one of the most fascinating and unique executive branch organizations in New York State. As one of the attorneys put it during my interview, the office has the ‘distinct nature of being an entirely benign body for which the public has unfaltering support.’