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Judge Mary Rudd-Robinson
Scholarship Application

Named in honor of Broward County’s first African-American female judge in 1989, this scholarship will be awarded to a rising 2L or 3L student of African-American descent who has maintained strong academic performance during law school. This scholarship shall be awarded to one Nova Law student who is an active member of Nova BLSA.

Qualifications and Deadline

April 26, 2024

Judge Mary Rudd Robinson Essay prompt


Monique Worrel was recently suspended as her position as the State Attorney for Orange and Osceola County by Gov. Ron DeSantis. Governor Ron DeSantis claims the suspension was due to lax in charging against violent offenders. While some may argue the suspension was due to race and gender discrimination.

What impact do you think this suspension has on upcoming and current minority women lawyers?

The following requirements must be completed to be considered for the scholarship:

1.   Be a rising 2L or 3L law student of African-American descent.

2.  Currently attending Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law.

3. Have a minimum GPA of a 2.8 on the UNOFFICIAL transcript uploaded at the time of application.(Ideal candidate will have demonstrated a solid academic performance during law school).

4.  Oral Communication demonstrated in interview. 

5.  Member or active involvement in NSU Law BLSA Chapter.


6. Written communication demonstrated in completed Essay (750 words typed).

7. Leadership Qualities and community service involvement. 

8. Upload a 4x6 photograph (HEADSHOT ONLY) that is clear and may be used for publication.


**Virtual Interviews will be conducted with law students who submit completed and timely applications. 

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