2011 Ms. JD International Scholars
Ms. JD is pleased to announce the 2011-2012 Ms. JD International Scholars: Gracious Atuhaire and Mary Nakale. Both are outstanding Ugandan women who are very excited at the opportunity to attend law school.
Gracious Atuhaire is a strong student whose entire family has sacrificed to help her pay for law school. She hasn’t let the high cost of tuition stop her from taking steps to make her dream career a reality. Once she completes her law degree, Gracious would like to be a women's rights advocate after finishing her law degree. As an attorney, she hopes to make other women feel empowered to improve their own lives and communities. Read updates from Gracious here: September 2013.
Mary Nakale is grateful to the women in her life who have enabled her to obtain an education thus far: her grandmother and HIV positive mother. Raised by her mother while her father was incarcerated, Mary was motivated by the injustices she witnessed as a child to become an agent of change. Her passion is helping women and children. She cares deeply about ending domestic violence and dreams of one day opening an orphanage for children in need. Read updates from Mary here: September 2013.
Ms. JD is thrilled that the Global Education Fund was once again able to partner with Makerere University's Gender Mainstreaming Division. Mary and Gracious were selected to serve as the 2011 Ms. JD International Scholars based on their educational achievements, financial need, and leadership potential.
The Ms.JD Global Education Fund is a unique and exciting program that would not be possible without your support. Each year the program allows women who would not have otherwise been able to obtain a legal education to enroll in law school. Please donate to Ms. JD today to make the Global Education Fund and programs like it possible.