Working Now and Then Announces Winner of Undergraduate Scholarship
December 17, 2019
Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.
As the cost of college continues to rise, many students struggle to cover the cost of tuition and other expenses. For undergraduates planning to attend law school, this can often mean taking out loans for their bachelor’s degree and their law degree.
In response, Working Now and Then began offering the Working Now and Then Undergraduate Scholarship in 2019. The $1,000 scholarship supports a promising undergraduate student considering a career as a lawyer.
The 2019 Working Now and Then Undergraduate Scholarship will go to Ainsley Brown of Marietta, Georgia. Brown currently attends George Walton Comprehensive High School, one of the top-ranked high schools in the country. Brown’s record of academic excellence and her interest in workers’ rights make her an exceptional candidate for the scholarship.
“I am immensely grateful to have received the Working Now and Then Undergraduate Scholarship,” Brown says. “I have always had a passion for helping people and fighting for what is right, and this scholarship will hopefully help me embark on a career path in which I can continue to do just that.”
Since her sophomore year, Brown has balanced school with a part-time job and numerous volunteering responsibilities. In her senior year, Brown took over as editor-in-chief for the Walton yearbook.
Brown plans to pursue a career as a lawyer after college. In her scholarship essay, Brown wrote about the impact of the #MeToo movement on workplace rights. The essay will be featured on the Working Now and Then blog.
Working Now and Then added a scholarship for undergraduates based on the success of the Charles E. Joseph Employment Law Scholarship.
In spring 2019, the employment law scholarship awarded $1,000 to Stanford Law student Hannah Begley. “I am extremely grateful to have received the Charles E. Joseph Employment Law Scholarship,” said Begley. “It helped turn my dream of fighting for the rights of low-income workers into a reality.”
The Charles E. Joseph Employment Law Scholarship will award another $1,000 scholarship to a current or admitted law student in May 2020.