SU Law students receive ABAWSSF Scholarships

(October 19, 2010) Seattle University School of Law students Amy Nguyen and Andrew Lee received the 2010 Asian Bar Association of Washington Student Scholarship Foundation (ABAWSSF) Scholarships on October 18.

The ABAWSSF provides financial assistance in the form of scholarships to students of Asian heritage currently attending law schools in the state of Washington that have contributed and plan to contribute following graduation to the Asian Pacific Islander community.

Amy Nguyen:  Yamashita Scholarship - $6,000
Amy Nguyen is a 3L and Managing Editor of the Seattle Journal for Social Justice.  Amy has also served as Events Director for the Asian Pacific Islander Law Students Association and Secretary for the Korean American Law Student Association as well as being a member of the Vietnamese American Bar Association of Washington.  Amy received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan.  Amy is presently a research assistant for Professor Margaret Chon and helped organize the Whole Person Leadership Summit held by The Center for APA Women.  Amy is fluent in Vietnamese and is learning Japanese.  In her application for the ABAWSSF Scholarship, Amy wrote, "By becoming a leader and being an embodiment of the 'whole person' leadership qualities I value, I seek to empower and inspire Asian Americans who hesitate to realize their full potential due to the cultural and societal barriers and constraints they typically face."

Andrew Lee:  Sharon A. Sakamoto President's Scholarship - $4,000
Andrew Jeung-Min Lee is a 2L and President of the Korean American Law Student Association as well as Student Liaison to the Korean American Bar Association of Washington.  Andrew received his undergraduate degree from the University of Washington.  Prior to law school, Andrew served as interns for Governor Christine Gregoire, Senator Maria Cantwell, and Senator Patty Murray.  Andrew is volunteering at the Pro Bono Clinic with Casa-Latina and KABA.  Andrew is fluent in Korean, and intermediate in Japanese and Swahili.  In his application for the ABAWSSF Scholarship, Andrew wrote, "I can inspire younger generations of Asian-Americans to cherish their cultural ties with the first-generation community, to foster stronger relations among the pan-Asian and Pacific Islander communities, to act as role models for others who dream of serving their communities.  All of this can be accomplished by leading through example, one step at a time."

Students in the School of Law Annex