Law Scholarships for High School Seniors

Fraser Stryker wants to continue to help talented students from diverse backgrounds who need financial help to fulfill their dream of working in the legal field. This program provides financial aid for college-bound students and also gives Fraser Stryker Scholars the opportunity to learn about the practice of law by working in the firm during the summer months. For additional information on the Fraser Stryker Diversity Scholarship Program, please see the brochure and application below.

Read About Past Scholarship Recipients

2018 Scholarship Recipients

Fraser Stryker Awards Diversity Scholarships

Fraser Stryker awarded two college-level scholarships to high school seniors in the Omaha area. The firm is pleased to announce that Denisse Navarro-Perez from Brownell Talbot and Carolina Lopez from Ralston are the recipients of the 2018 Diversity Scholarship Program. Fraser Stryker honored Denisse and Carolina during an awards luncheon on May 31, 2018.

2017 Scholarship Recipients

Fraser Stryker Awards Diversity Scholarships

Fraser Stryker awarded two college-level scholarships to high school seniors in the Omaha area.The firm is pleased to announce that Aya Yousuf from Harry A. Burke Sr. High School and Francisco López from Omaha Northwest Magnet High School are the recipients of the 2017 Diversity Scholarship Program. Fraser Stryker honored Ms. Yousuf and Mr. López during an awards luncheon on May 31, 2017.

2016 Scholarship Recipients

Fraser Stryker Awards Diversity Scholarships

Fraser Stryker awarded two college-level scholarships to high school seniors in the Omaha area.The firm is pleased to announce that Joy Kayode from Harry A. Burke Sr. High School and Maria Hill from Omaha South High Magnet School are the recipients of the 2016 Diversity Scholarship Program. Fraser Stryker honored Denisse and Carolina during an awards luncheon on May 25, 2016.

Maria Hill and Joy Kayode

Maria Hill and Joy Kayode

2015 Scholarship Recipients

Fraser Stryker Awards Diversity Scholarships

Fraser Stryker awarded one college-level scholarship to a high school senior in the Omaha area. The firm is pleased to announce that Eros Mejia-Hernandez from Creighton Prep was the recipient of the 2015 Diversity Scholarship Program. Fraser Stryker honored Eros during an awards luncheon on May 28, 2015.

2014 Scholarship Recipients

Fraser Stryker Awards Diversity Scholarships

Fraser Stryker awarded two college-level scholarships to high school seniors in the Omaha area. The firm is pleased to announce that Gabriel Clauss from Northwest High School and Cole Davis from Creighton Prep are the recipients of the 2014 Diversity Scholarship Program. Fraser Stryker honored Mr. Clauss and Mr. Davis during an awards luncheon on May 29, 2014.

Gabriel Clauss is a competitive track runner, and was named the eighth fastest runner in the state of Nebraska in 2013. His dream of becoming a lawyer led him to join the student council, Principal Advisory Council, Future Business Leaders of America, and youth leadership at Northwest High School. Gabriel plans to go to Kansas University to major in Education and History. Upon receiving his undergraduate degree, he plans to go to law school.

Cole Davis is a member of the National Honor Society, student council, and recipient of the Mock Trial Varsity Letter. Cole was active in Operation Others CORE Team, a leadership organization to help coordinate, collect, and package Christmas dinners for people experiencing poverty in Omaha. Cole would like to attend Baylor University and major in Sociology and pre-law. His dream is to work for the United Nations’ Office of Legal Affairs.

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Pictured left to right: Stephen Bruckner, Cole Davis, Gabriel Clauss, and Kathryn Dittrick
Photo courtesy of The Daily Record

Fraser Stryker helps talented students from diverse backgrounds who need financial assistance to fulfill their dream of working in the legal field. This program, started in 2006, provides financial aid for college-bound students and also give Fraser Stryker scholars the opportunity to learn about the practice of law by working in the firm during the summer months. Each scholarship is in the amount of $2,500 per academic year.

2013 Scholarship Recipients

Fraser Stryker Awards Diversity Scholarships

Fraser Stryker has awarded its Diversity Scholarship Program to two high school students in the Omaha area. The firm is pleased to unveil that Wenbo Wang from Millard West High School and Anthony White from Burke High School are the recipients of this year’s Diversity Scholarships to be used as part of their college funds.

Fraser Stryker honored Mr. Wang and Mr. White during a reception and awards presentation on Thursday, May 9, 2013, at 5:00 p.m. in the OPPD Energy Plaza Atrium at 409 South 17th Street. The event hosted the scholarship recipients, their families, Fraser Stryker employees and other invited guests.

Fraser Stryker wants to help talented students from diverse backgrounds who need financial help to fulfill their dream of working in the legal field. This program, started in 2006, provides financial aid for college-bound students and also give Fraser Stryker scholars the opportunity to learn about the practice of law by working in the firm during the summer months. Each scholarship is in the amount of $2,500 per academic year.

Wenbo Wang is a member of the Mayor’s Youth Leadership Commission and Executive Board for Key Club. He is the founder and president of Go Club in the Omaha metro and is the co-president of the National Honor Society. Wenbo plans to study Pre-Law and Harvard University is among one of his top picks.

Anthony White is a member of the Future Business Leaders of America, Spanish National Honors Society, and is a school ambassador and guidance aide at Burke High School. He has received “Highest Honors” Honor Roll since the fall of 2009 and received the African American Achievement Award for academic excellence presented by National Pan-Hellenic. Anthony plans to attend Creighton University to study Pre-Law and Business.

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Anthony White and Wenbo Wang
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2012 Scholarship Recipients

Fraser Stryker Awards Diversity Scholarships

PhotoFraser Stryker is pleased to announce that on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, it awarded two college-level scholarships for the 2012-2013 school year through the Fraser Stryker Diversity Scholarship Program. This year’s recipients are Mikeisha Russell from Northwest Magnet High School who is going to UNO with an undergrad program in business administration and Catherine Lee from Burke High School who is going to University of Nebraska -Lincoln with an undergrad program in business, political science and pre-law.

The purpose of the Program is to provide college tuition assistance for students of African-American, Asian, Latino and Native-American origins from low-income families in the metro area interested in a career in law. Each scholarship is in the amount of $2,500 per academic year and can be used for tuition, fees, books, supplies and equipment. In addition, Fraser Stryker Scholars have the opportunity to learn about the practice of law through a summer internship at the firm.

Formed in 1898, Fraser Stryker has grown to become a nationally recognized law firm of 50 lawyers who represent local, national and multinational clients in complex business transactions and litigation matters. Fraser Stryker attorneys participate actively in a wide array of community organizations.

Photo courtesy of The Daily Record.

2011 Scholarship Recipients

Fraser Stryker Awards Diversity Scholarships

PhotoFraser Stryker is pleased to announce the recipients of its college-level Diversity Scholarship Program. Chuma Nnawulezi from Creighton Preparatory School will be attending Xavier University and Cristian Gonzalez from Northwest High School will be attending University of Nebraska-Omaha.

Fraser Stryker wants to help talented students from diverse backgrounds who need financial help to fulfill their dream of working in the legal field. This program, started in 2006, provides financial aid for college-bound students and also give Fraser Stryker Scholars the opportunity to learn about the practice of law by working in the firm during the summer months. Each scholarship is in the amount of $2,500 per academic year.

Chuma Nnawulezi is a member of Creighton Prep Operation Others, Green Circle, Choir, Forensics Team and Varsity Soccer. His honors and achievements include Ignatius Award for Outstanding Leadership, National History Day Semi-Finalist and Second Honors. His intended university major is African-American and African Studies before entering law school.

Cristian Gonzalez is a member of the Academy of Finance, Varsity Soccer, Future Business Leaders of America and Parent/Teacher Student Organization. His honors and achievements include being on the Northwest Honor Roll, Northwest 1st Place Super Seniors, Kroc Center Latino Achievement Award, Our lady of Guadalupe Church Serra Mass Service Award and United States Hispanic Leadership Institute Certificate of Achievement. His intended university major is pre-law / legal studies.

Fraser Stryker hosted a reception for the scholarship recipients, their families, employees of the law firm, and other invited guests on Thursday, May 12, 2011, at 5:00 p.m. in the OPPD Atrium at 444 South 16th Street.

Photo provided courtesy of The Daily Record.

2010 Scholarship Recipients

Fraser Stryker Awards Diversity Scholarships

Fraser Stryker is pleased to announce the recipients of their college-level Diversity Scholarship Program. Awngmyat Lahtaw from Northwest High School will be attending Creighton University and Jaritza Medina from Millard West High School will be attending University of Nebraska-Omaha.

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Fraser Stryker wants to help talented students from diverse backgrounds who need financial help to fulfill their dream of working in the legal field. This program, started in 2006, provides financial aid for college-bound students and also give Fraser Stryker Scholars the opportunity to learn about the practice of law by working in the firm during the summer months. Each scholarship is in the amount of $2,500 per academic year.

PhotoPhotoAwngmyat Lahtaw is a member of the Academic Decathlon, French Club, National Honor Society, and Varsity Soccer Club. His honors and achievements include being on the Northwest Honor Roll, La Société Honoraire de Français, Nebraska Achievement Banquet, and Rotary Honor Roll. His intended university major is pre-law.

Jaritza Medina is a member of the Policy Debate Team. Her honors and achievements include Bronx Science Debate Invitational, Great Midwestern Novice Championship Debate Tournament, Kansas City Community College Debate Invitational, National Catholic Forensic League’s Grand National Debate Tournament, and Nebraska State Debate Tournament. Her intended university major is law/criminal justice.

Fraser Stryker hosted a reception for the scholarship recipients, their families, employees of the Firm, and other invited guests on Tuesday, May 18, 2010, at 5:00 pm in the OPPD Atrium at 444 South 16th Street.

2009 Scholarship Recipients

Fraser Stryker Awards Diversity Scholarships

Fraser Stryker is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2009 Fraser Stryker Diversity Scholarship Program. The purpose of the Scholarship Program is to provide college tuition assistance and paid internships at the firm for students of African-American, Asian, Latino and Native-American origins from low-income families in the Omaha metro area. Scholarships are for students who are interested in a career in law. Each scholarship will be in the amount of $2,500 per academic year.

This year, Fraser Stryker provided two scholarships. The scholarship recipients are Alicia Amedee, graduating from Northwest High School, and Steven A. Lee, graduating from B High School.

Alicia Amedee is the daughter of Ursula Amedee of Omaha. Alicia is a member of the Northwest High School International Club; is a member of the Omaha Public Schools High School Minority Leaders Student Achievement Task Force; and has participated in high school basketball, softball, and tennis. Her honors and achievements include being on the Northwest Honor Roll, receiving Varsity letters, and receiving the African American Academic Achievement Award this year. Alicia plans to attend Creighton University. Her intended university major is business administration as part of the Creighton University College of Business 3-3 law program.

Steven A. Lee is the son of Steven and Teresa Lee of Omaha. Steven is an assistant editor of the Orator (the school newspaper) and has participated in Minority Leaders, Latino Leaders, and DECA at B . His honors and achievements include graduating in the top ten percent of his class. Steven plans to attend either the University of Nebraska-Lincoln or the University of Nebraska at Omaha. His intended university major is pre-law.

Fraser Stryker hosted a reception for the scholarship recipients, their families, employees of the law firm, and other invited guests on Tuesday, May 19, 2009, at 5:00 pm in the OPPD Atrium at 444 South 16th Street.

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Pictured left to right: Steven Lee, Stephen Bruckner,
Sherman Willis, and Alicia Amedee

 

2008 Scholarship Recipients

Two Awarded College Scholarships by Fraser Stryker

The Fraser Stryker law firm created a diversity scholarship program last year, awarding $2,500 annual scholarships to two minority high school students interested in a career in the field of law. On June 4 this year, the firm awarded two more scholarships.

Does the name Symone D. Sanders sound familiar? It should. The 2008 Mercy High School graduate was chosen to introduce former President Bill Clinton at the Girls’ Inc. luncheon in Omaha in 2006, where he praised her performance.

Symone received the Fraser Stryker scholarship to attend Creighton University, a $2,500 per year award that is renewed annually. She will also be eligible for a paid internship at the law firm during summer breaks. Symone plans to enter Creighton’s University College of Business 3-3 Law Program. She also earned a national Girls Inc. scholarship and the Creighton Smola-McCormick Scholarship.

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Dina S. Ross, a 2008 Bellevue East graduate, received the second scholarship. She will attend Northwestern University where she plans to major in political science and international studies. Dina is a member of the National Honor Society and the Academic Top Honor Roll.

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Last year’s recipients, Divine Shelton and Yvonnda Summers, were on hand to congratulate the winners.

The general purpose of the Fraser Stryker Diversity Scholarship Program is to provide (a) financial assistance in the form of college tuition and (b) paid student internships to students of African-American, Asian, Latino, and Native-American origins from low-income families in the Omaha metro area who are interested in pursuing a career in law.

Photos are provided courtesy of The Daily Record.

2007 Scholarship Recipients

Fraser Stryker Awards Diversity Scholarships

Fraser Stryker is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2007 Fraser Stryker Diversity Scholarship Program. The purpose of the Scholarship Program is to provide college tuition assistance and paid internships at the firm for students of African-American, Asian, Latino and Native-American origins from low-income families in the Omaha metro area. Scholarships are for students who are interested in a career in law. Each scholarship will be in the amount of $2,500 per academic year.

This year, Fraser Stryker will provide two scholarships. The scholarship recipients are Yvonnda Summers, a graduate of Millard South High School, and Divine W. Shelton, a graduate of Northwest High School. Both graduates will attend Creighton University in the fall of 2007.

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Yvonnda Summers is the daughter of Monique and Otis Cooper of Omaha. Yvonnda was a Senior Class Board Member, National Forensic League Executive Board Member, Forensic Class Officer, and a Douglas County Teen Court Peer Judge at Millard South. She also was a member of the National Honor Society, made the Silver and Bronze Honor Roll, and placed first in the Forensics Speech Time. Yvonnda’s intended University major is Pre-Law/Political Science.

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Divine W. Shelton is the son of Pamela Alston and Clifton Shelton of Omaha. Divine was the Senior Class President, Charter Member of the African American Leadership Association, and on the Varsity track team at Northwest. He was also a member of the National Honor Society, the Northwest Honor Roll, and Who’s Who Among High School Students. Divine’s intended University Major is Pre-Law/Political Science with an emphasis in public policy.

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Fraser Stryker hosted a reception for the scholarship recipients, their families, employees of the law firm, and other invited guests on Wednesday, June 13, 2007, at 5:30 p.m. in the OPPD Atrium at 409 South 17th Street.

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