Broward County Women Lawyers' Association

The Broward Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers

Rising Star Scholarship


The Broward County Women Lawyers’ Association (“BCWLA”) is the local chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers (“FAWL”).  We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2024 “BCWLA Rising Star Scholarship Award!”

This special scholarship will be presented to a 2d or 3d year law student (female or male) of NSU’s Shepard Broad Law Center who exemplifies the ideals of an individual who can strike the perfect balance between their legal studies, legal practice or current career (if applicable), legal community involvement, civic involvement and familial relationships. The Nominee should be committed to the community, women’s issues, the legal profession, school involvement, family priorities, and extracurricular activities. Students who graduated May 2024 are eligible to apply.  You must have been a 2L student at the start of 2024 to be eligible.

Download the membership application here.

To submit an application, please complete the entire form and e-mail it to: 

Giuseppina Miranda at

Interviews will be conducted by Zoom.

Application Deadline: Friday, May 24, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.

Interviews will be held beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 9, 2024.

The Rising Star Award will be presented to the recipient at BCWLA’s Annual Installation Dinner on September 12, 2024.

Please note that by submitting your application, you may be contacted by a member of the BCWLA’s Award Selection Committee, and you authorize that Committee member to contact persons you have identified in your application to discuss your qualifications.  You may be called for a personal interview, if the Committee sees fit. Please make sure you completely answer all of the questions on the following pages.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.  You must be available for an interview on the date provided above or your application will not be considered.

If you have any questions, please contact Scholarship Committee Member:

Giuseppina Miranda at