A Campbell Law School student is among the recipients of the 2020 Sarah Parker Scholarship Award provided by the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys (NCAWA).
Mireya Colin ‘21 is one of two students chosen recently to receive the prestigious $2,000 scholarship, which is awarded to two female students from North Carolina’s law schools.
Throughout her time at Campbell Law, Colin has completed externships with nonprofits Equal Justice Works and Legal Aid of North Carolina as well as The Jernigan Law Firm; Stainback, Satterwhite, Zollicoffer PLLC; and Polanco Law Office. She has also been involved in multiple Pro Bono projects including her most recent Death Row Visitation Project, in which she visited inmates on death row at Central Prison in Raleigh in conjunction with the Center for Death Penalty Litigation. Colin serves as a student ambassador for Campbell Law School and is a member of the Black Law Student Association and the Hispanic Law Student Association. She earned her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and police science with a concentration in juvenile justice from North Carolina Central University.
Sarah Parker Scholarship Award recipients are leaders and/or active in their law schools and communities. Recipients of the award best exemplify, in their approach to the study and future practice of law, the incorporation of NCAWA’s goals of assuring the effective participation of women in the justice system and in public office, promoting the rights of women under the law and promoting and improving the administration of justice. The Sarah Parker Scholarship Award was named in honor of retired Chief Justice Sarah Parker of the Supreme Court of North Carolina.
The winners of the award are recognized at the NCAWA Annual Conference, highlighted in the NCAWA newsletter and website, and will receive statewide recognition among the hundreds of NCAWA’s attorney and judicial members.
More information on Colin and the NCAWA Sarah Parker scholarship can be found in the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys article at the following link.