Alexander Bolton Law Student Scholarships

The DAYL Foundation provides a scholarship to one law student at SMU Dedman School of Law, Texas A&M School of Law, and UNT Dallas College of Law. The 2023 application deadline is Friday, September 29. The scholarship is awarded to one student at each of the three law schools who has displayed an appreciation of and commitment to the importance of giving back to the community and improving access to legal justice. The amount of each scholarship is $2,500 and will be applied to the student’s spring semester tuition. The scholarship recipients will be recognized at the DAYL Foundation Fellows luncheon on December 7, 2023.

To be considered for a scholarship, you must complete an application and submit it by the deadline. Please email Cherie Harris for an application and indicate which law school you attend. You may also download an application below:

2023 DAYL Foundation Scholarship Application:

The Scholarships are named in memory of Alexander Wade Bolton, a zealous advocate of the DAYL and the DAYL Foundation. Alex began his service in DAYL as a co-chair of the DAYL Law Student Assistance Committee. He was selected to the 2013 DAYL Leadership Class, which organized the DAYL Charity Ball as their class project. In 2016, Alex successfully sought to change the beneficiary of the DAYL Charity Ball to the DAYL Foundation where it is now the largest fund raising event of the Foundation.  Alex served as Secretary of the DAYL and was elected to serve as Treasurer two days before his untimely death on October 21, 2017, which was as a result of a motor vehicle accident. In December 2017, the Board of Trustees of the DAYL Foundation voted unanimously to rename the DAYL Foundation Scholarships in his memory.

Past recipients

SMU Dedman School of Law

2022 – Uchenna Abakwue and Shahin Zangeneh
2021 – Jamie Manion
2020 – McKenzie Trimble
2019 – Kelsey Aubrey
2018 – Madison Bertrand
2017 – Mavish Bana
2016 – Ashley Yen
2015 – Jin Shin
2014 – Seth Phillips
2013 –  Allyson Yates
2012 – Lauren Olson
2011 – Cristin Hedman
2010 – Erin Callahan
2009 – Mike Winn
2008 – Sharon Beal

Texas A&M School of Law

2021 – Madeline Brinkley
2020 – Nayelly Dominguez
2019 – Alexandra Lizano
2018 – Lauren Thomas
2017 – Joshua Ramirez
2016 – Elizabeth Anderson
2015 – Cielo Fortin-Camacho
2014 – Michelle Gunter
2013 – Josefina Louis Pena
2012 – Adam Swartz
2011 – Christopher Austria
2010 – Katie Foster
2009 – Arti Sharma
2008 – Roxanna Manoochehri

UNT Dallas College of Law

2021 – Adriana Fierro-Rascon
2020 – Artichala Wise
2019 – Emily Worland
2018 – Abby Brown
2017 – Lanna Hoskins
2016 – Trerod Hall
2015 – John C. VanBuskirk