Given the current pandemic, we were unable to share the exciting news with the winners in person this year. Instead, we surprised all of them with unexpected Zoom calls so most of them were caught completely off-guard. Enjoy their candid reactions!

2020-2021 $5,000 MAX by AccessLex® Scholarship Winners

MAX Scholarship winner Kelly Barrett

Kelly Barrett, '21
New York Law School

 

“Thank you to MAX by AccessLex for giving me the opportunity to gain some financial literacy for law school and beyond. Having strategies for how to best manage debt and income make the entire process less daunting and more manageable. I appreciate the peace of mind this has given me and now I find myself better able to tackle the challenge ahead of me, finishing law school!”

MAX Scholarship Winner Frances Daniels

Frances Daniels, '22
University of Minnesota
Law School

"I have been using AccessLex as my main source for financial and benefit information while I look ahead to the transition from student to practitioner. With the prospect of graduating into an unpredictable economy, I didn't want to put off learning and planning around the inevitable financial and career decisions I will be making. Through AccessLex, I was able to start assigning priorities for job options, learning the ins and outs of loan repayment, and understanding how my current decisions can enhance or constrain my future career choices. Going through this process has brought a lot of clarity and organization into my post-graduate landscape. I'm very thankful to AccessLex for this generous scholarship and their commitment to helping law students navigate the world of financially impactful decision making."

MAX Scholarship winner Florene Frenot

Florene Frenot, '21
Harvard Law School


 

View a video of Florene receiving her $5,000 MAX Scholarship.

“Thank you MAX by AccessLex for this scholarship and the opportunity to learn about smart money management habits. MAX provides students with great tools, professional advisors, and interactive lessons that can help students reach their financial life goals. Having not only the scholarship but access to MAX tools post-graduation makes me more confident in my financial future. Thank you again AccessLex!"

MAX Scholarship winner Ian Lindsay

Ian Lindsay, '23
Loyola University Chicago
School of Law

 

View a video of Ian receiving his $5,000 MAX Scholarship.

"I feel incredibly lucky to have been introduced to MAX by AccessLex by my law school. Debt was the scariest part of beginning my law school career and the financial lessons I learned gave me the tools to put a financial plan into place that fit my goals. It also gave me the peace of mind to start my first semester with confidence. I look forward to continuing my financial education alongside my legal one with AccessLex!"

MAX Scholarship winner Meghan McDermott

Meghan McDermott, '23
University of Connecticut
School of Law

“When I was admitted to UConn Law, I knew that I was going to be starting a new chapter of my life. I was excited but also very nervous. I knew I would be one step closer to a career in the legal field, but I also knew that came with a price. MAX by AccessLex helped me realize that while law school is a serious investment, there are tools and resources that can help me along the way. During a time of uncertainty because of COVID-19, MAX by AccessLex provided me with peace of mind as I started my law school journey.”

MAX Scholarship Winner Alexa Shook

Alexa Shook, '22
Case Western Reserve University
School of Law

View a video of Alexa receiving her $5,000 MAX Scholarship.

“MAX by AccessLex has helped me gain a better understanding of what it means to be financially responsible. The lessons and workshops encouraged me to start planning for a successful future. Thank you so much for the scholarship, it means so much to have less of a financial burden weighing on me!”

Previous MAX Scholarship Winners

 

MAX Grand Prize Scholarship Winners

 

Nickolett Daniels, '20
Texas Southern University
Thurgood Marshall School of Law

MAX Grand Prize Scholarship Winner Nickolett Daniels
 

Elizabeth Finazzo, '22
Case Western Reserve University
School of Law

MAX Grand Prize Scholarship Winner Elizabeth Finazzo
 

 

William Wimbish, '21
University of Idaho
College of Law

MAX Grand Prize Scholarship Winner William Wimbish
 

Andrew Bougard, '20
Southern University
Law Center

MAX Grand Prize Scholarship Winner Andrew Bougard
 

Sabreigha Dixon, '21
New York
Law School

MAX Grand Prize Scholarship Winner Sabreigha Dixon
 

 

Tyler Lipositz, '20
Villanova University
Widger School of Law

MAX Grand Prize Scholarship Winner Tyler Lipositz
 

Hannah Oates, '21
University of Kentucky
College of Law

MAX Grand Prize Scholarship Winner Hannah Oates
 

 

Kenneth On, '22
University of Southern California
Law School

MAX Grand Prize Scholarship Winner Kenneth On
 

Lane Spears, '22
University of Virginia
School of Law

MAX Grand Prize Scholarship Winner Lane Spears
 

 

Andrea Shaia, '20
Case Western Reserve University
School of Law

MAX Grand Prize Scholarship Winner Andrea Shaia
 

Kourtney Hodge, '20
University of Missouri-Kansas City
School of Law

MAX Grand Prize Scholarship Winner Kourtney Hodge
 

 

 

Brianna Potter, '20
University of Michigan Law School

 

MAX Grand Prize Scholarship Winner Brianna Potter
 

Naomie Pierre-Touissant, '21
University of Idaho College of Law

 

MAX Grand Prize Scholarship Winner Naomie Pierre-Touissant
 

 

Melia Hawley, '20
SMU Dedman School of Law

 

MAX Grand Prize Scholarship Winner Melia Hawley
 

Stephanie Luhring, '20
University St. Thomas (MN)
School of Law

MAX Grand Prize Scholarship Winner Stephanie Luhring
 

Elena Menagias, '21
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

 

MAX Grand Prize Scholarship Winner Elena Menagias
 

 

Mackenzie Allan, '21
Washington University School of Law

 

MAX Grand Prize Scholarship Winner Mackenzie Allan
 

 

 

 

MAX $5,000 Scholarship Winners

 

MAX Scholarship winner Tiffany Aguiar

Tiffany Aguiar, '20
University of California
Irvine School of Law

 

MAX Scholarship Winner Miranda Bovit

Miranda Bovit, '21
Temple University 
Beasley School of Law

MAX Scholarship winner Sonia Carrasquillo

Sonia Carrasquillo, '22
Inter American University of Puerto Rico School of Law

 

MAX Scholarship winner Amanda Magaldi

Amanda Magaldi, '22
Indiana University
Bloomington Maurer School of Law

 

MAX Scholarship winner Nicholas Romero

Nicholas Romero, '20
New York Law School


 

MAX Scholarship Winner Mallory Wolff

Mallory Wolff, '21
The University of New Mexico
School of Law

MAX Scholarship winner Amelia Parker

Amelia Parker, '22
Loyola University Chicago
School of Law

 

MAX Scholarship winner Eden Fere

Eden Fere, '21
University of St. Thomas
School of Law (MN)

 

MAX Scholarship Winner Kathryn Peachman

Kathryn Peachman, '20
Notre Dame Law School

MAX Scholarship Winner Alison Fonseca

Alison Fonseca, '21
Quinnipiac University
School of Law

 

MAX Scholarship winner Ian Jones

Ian Jones, '22
University of Virginia
School of Law

 

MAX Scholarship winner Nicole Ynigo

Nicole Ynigo, '20
St. Thomas University
School of Law

MAX Scholarship winner Jordan Tilley

Jordan Tilley, '21
University of Idaho
College of Law

 

MAX Scholarship winner Rachel Wanat

Rachel Wanat, '21
University of Baltimore School of Law

 

MAX Scholarship Winner Joseph Markus

Joseph (Joey) Markus, '20
University of San Diego School of Law

MAX Scholarship Winner Stephen Coselli

Stephen Coselli, '20
University of Houston Law Center

 

MAX Scholarship winner Syeda Zahra

Syeda Zahra, '21
Albany Law School

 

 

MAX Scholarship winner Zachary Mullings

Zachary Mullings, '21
Howard University School of Law

 

 

MAX Scholarship Winner Brianna Weaver

Brianna Weaver, '20
University of Hawai'i at Mánoa
William S. Richardson School of Law

 

MAX Scholarship Winner Jared MacKenzie

Jared MacKenzie, '20
University of Maryland
Francis King Carey School of Law

 

MAX Scholarship winner Jesse Benov

Jesse Benov, '20
The George Washington University
School of Law

 

MAX Scholarship winner Sara Zoglman

Sara Zoglman, '20
Southern Methodist University
Dedman School of Law

 

MAX Scholarship Winner Molly Humphreys

Molly Humphreys, '20
University of San Diego
School of Law

 

MAX Scholarship Winner Connor Wood

Connor Wood, '20
University of Cincinnati
College of Law