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Four California Western Students Awarded Earl B. Gilliam Bar Foundation Scholarships

Students left to right; Sabira Abdulhameed, Robert Case, Brandon Frazier with Dean Niels Schaumann, Lauren-Nicole Carter

Four California Western third-year students were awarded scholarships at the Earl B. Gilliam Bar Foundation’s 39th Annual Awards and Scholarship Dinner in November. Our students took home four of the seven generous and prestigious scholarships given to local law students this year through the newly created Earl B. Gilliam Bar Foundation.

Sabira Abdulhameed received the Earl B. Gilliam Scholarship; Lauren-Nicole Carter received the Judicial Scholarship; Robert “Bobby” Case received the Dependency Legal Group Scholarship, and Brandon Frazier received the Lourine Twyman Scholarship, which was presented by California Western Dean Niels B. Schaumann.

“I was immensely proud to see that four students from California Western won scholarship awards,” said Schaumann. “Our students are amazing, and that was very clear at the Earl B. Gilliam Bar Foundation dinner.”

Abdulhameed and Frazier were also honored with scholarships from the foundation in 2014.

"I am once again honored to be a scholarship recipient from the Earl B. Gilliam Foundation,” said Frazier. “Receiving this award was astonishing, considering how strong the competition was. This scholarship award is greatly appreciated as it brings me one step closer to accomplishing my goals."

Case said he was “extremely grateful to receive the Dependency Legal Group Scholarship. To be selected by two organizations with such noble and respective missions that hit so close to home really inspires me to live up to my full potential.”

“It was an honor to receive the Earl B. Gilliam Judicial Scholarship,” said Carter. “As a 3L graduating in December, I am looking forward to dedicating my life to public service.”

Abdulhameed said, “It means so much to be a student member of such an uplifting group of attorneys and judges, and the Earl B. Gilliam Scholarship is tremendously helpful as I prepare to transition into practice.”

Congratulations to all of our Earl B. Gilliam Bar Foundation Scholarship winners.

About Earl B. Gilliam
The late Earl B. Gilliam was a trailblazer in every sense of the word. He was the first African-American to be appointed to the San Diego County Superior Court and later the first African-American federal judge for the Southern District of California. The Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association honors his distinguished legacy and continues to inspire its members and the San Diego legal community to this day.