2012 Ms. JD International Scholars

Ms. JD is pleased to announce the 2012-2013 Ms. JD International Scholars: Patience Winnie Apai and Brenda Abiria. Both are outstanding Ugandan women who dream of becoming lawyers and are very excited at the opportunity to attend law school.

Patience Winnie Apai is a strong student, raised by her single mother who sacrificed to help her pay for law school. Once she completes her law degree at Makerere University, she would like to be a human rights advocate and bring about change in her society and country as a whole.

Read updates from Patience here: September 2013.


Brenda Abiria is the third of four children, raised by her elder sister after her mother passed away when Brenda was three years old. Though Brenda had to overcome a great deal of adversity, she never gave up on her dreams of attending school and is thankful for the people who stepped up to make sure that her dream came true. Brenda is a big advocate of increasing the number of women in the field of law, and bridging the educational imbalance in her country. Her passion is helping women and children.

Ms. JD is thrilled that the Global Education Fund was once again able to partner with Makerere University's Gender Mainstreaming Division. Brenda and Patience Winnie were selected to serve as the 2012 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.

Read updates from Brenda here: September 2013.

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