Winstead Announces Winners of the 2016 Scholarships Targeting Diverse Candidates


Dallas, TX, Apr. 18, 2016 —Law firm Winstead PC is proud to announce the three recipients of the 2016 Juris Doctor Scholarships, a program designed to benefit outstanding first-year ethnically diverse law students. The scholarship recipients are Felix Eyzaguirre from the University of Houston Law Center, Judy Schweinfurth from the University of Texas School of Law, and Efren Lemus from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.

The Winstead Juris Doctor Scholarship assists exceptional first-year ethnically diverse law students at UH, UT and SMU. The scholarship selection process begins with submission of a written application, a 500-word personal statement, a transcript of first-semester grades, and the candidate's resume. In addition to a cash award, each winner is offered a position in Winstead's Summer Associate Program.  This is the ninth year of Winstead’s Juris Doctor Scholarship program.

A unique feature of Winstead's scholarship award is a $1,500 grant presented to each winner's student interest group of choice. In the case of this year's winners, Winstead will present $1,500 to the Hispanic Law Students Association at UH on behalf of Eyzaguirre; the Asian Law Students Association at UT on behalf of Schweinfurth; and the Hispanic Law Students Association at SMU on behalf of Lemus.

Eyzaguirre, Schweinfurth and Lemus will be honored at three separate receptions hosted by Winstead the week of Apr. 18, in the firm's offices in Dallas, Austin, and Houston. The receptions give the winners and their families, the law school staff, and Winstead clients and attorneys a chance to meet and celebrate the accomplishments of the scholarship winners.

Winstead is among the largest business law firms in Texas.  Winstead attorneys and consultants serve as trusted advisors to mid-market and large businesses, providing a core range of legal services that are critical to their operation and success.  Winstead currently has offices in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, and The Woodlands, Texas; and Charlotte, North Carolina. 


Michael Webb

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