Sutliff & Stout Law Firm is excited to announce the winners of our three 2021 Sutliff & Stout scholarships.
We offer three for the 2021-2022 school year: the First Step scholarship, Law School scholarship, and the Diversity in Law scholarship. Each scholarship was created to further the education of individuals for not only undergraduate students, but for those seeking secondary degrees in law.
Our three winners were selected from a highly competitive pool of applicants. With over 500 submissions for each scholarship, we took great care considering each application over the course of the year. As of August 13th, a final decision was made and the winners were selected. The following winners are:
- Mahek Shah, First Step Scholarship
- Danice Serna, Law School Scholarship
- Michelle Fleurantin, Diversity in Law Scholarship
Check them out below:
Mahek Shah is a rising second-year student at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she is majoring in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. She spent her first year distance learning from home and is excited to be on campus in the fall as a Resident Assistant. Mahek is on the board of the Pre-Medical Peer Association and has been interning in the product development unit of a local biotechnology company for the past eight months. In the future, she hopes to go to medical school after graduation with the end goal of becoming a radiologist.
Danice Serna is a rising 2E student at UNT Dallas College of Law. As a first-generation college student, Danice graduated with Magna Cum Laude honors from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice and Criminology. She currently works full-time and is on the Teen Court Advisory Board for the City of Arlington. Prior to attending law school, Danice was a Court Appointed Special Advocate for Abused and Neglected Children. During her first year in law school, she achieved Dean’s List honors and was elected as the 1L/1E student representative for the Immigration and Public Interest Law Student Association. After graduating, Danice plans to pursue a career in public interest or transactional law.
Michelle is a rising 2L at New York University Law School interested in environmental justice and democracy work. She attended Cornell University where she majored in American Studies and Sociology, and minored in Inequality Studies and Law and Society. After graduation, Michelle worked as a commercial litigation paralegal for three years. This upcoming year, Michelle will be involved in her school’s parole advocacy program, a staff editor on the Environmental Law Journal, and a member of BALSA and the Environmental Law Society.