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Announcing The 2024 Emery | Reddy, PLLC Scholarship Winners!

Emery Reddy 2024 Scholarship Winners

Anaheed Mobaraki

Anaheed Mobaraki is a proud Iranian-American and Marylander, and the first in her family to attend college and law school. She is a 3L at Columbia Law School where she is the recipient of the Richard Paul Richman Leadership Fellowship, the Venable LLP Public Interest Scholarship, and the Judge Iravani-Sani Public Interest Scholarship. Anaheed graduated from Yale University in 2021 with a B.A. in Political Science. During her undergraduate years, Anaheed dedicated her summers to interning with nonprofit organizations such as the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Virginia, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and Alliance for Justice. She became passionate about criminal justice through her coursework and her volunteer activities with the Connecticut Innocence Project and Mourning Our Losses. Anaheed has brought her passions with her to Columbia Law School. During her 1L year, Anaheed joined the Columbia Journal of Race and Law (CJRL) as a 1L Staff Editor and earned herself a 1L Representative position on First Generation Professionals (FGP). Anaheed’s dedication to public interest work and liberation efforts earned her a 2022 summer position with the Office of the Federal Public Defender for the District of Maryland. As a 2L, Anaheed worked as a Staff Editor with the Columbia Human Rights Law Review – Jailhouse Lawyers Manual and held several leadership positions including serving as the Public Interest Chair for Empowering Women of Color (EWOC). She was also the Membership Chair for First Generation Professionals and a year-long extern with the Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem (NDS). As a 3L, Anaheed joined the Criminal Defense Clinic in the Fall and will be working with NDS in the Spring as a Pro Bono Scholar.

Kayla Mathurin

I am Kayla Mathurin. I was born in Okinawa, Japan but I grew up in Tacoma, Washington. I am currently a Senior majoring in International Political Economy at Pitzer College. On campus, I work in the Office of the Dean of Faculty as a Student Assistant and in the Office of Student Success Initiatives as an Affinity Fellow. In addition to being a member of the Black Student Union and First-generation affinity groups, I am also a co-founder and president of the Law Society.

I will be attending Columbia Law School in the fall. There, I hope to apply to the dual degree program with Pantheon-Sorbonne-Paris 1, obtaining both my J.D. and M1, allowing me to practice law in both America and France. Although I do not have a set area of law I want to practice yet, I have grown a fond interest in both International/Comparative Law and Corporate, Business, and Transactional Law.

Daniel Youssef

Daniel is a sophomore at Northeastern University, majoring in psychology and business administration. As an aspiring human resources management professional, he is working on building a strong interdisciplinary foundation in management. He has gained experience in recruitment, onboarding, and employee relations. He enjoys reading and music, and was a member of the Handel and Haydn Society. He lives in Westborough, MA, with his parents and brother.

Sherman Chan

I am a young Asian-American who grew up in Powell, Ohio to immigrant parents from Hong Kong. I will be an incoming freshman at The Ohio State University in the fall of 2024, majoring in Neuroscience on the Pre-Med track while minoring in Computer and Information Science. As someone who desires to be an integral part of the diverse medical community, I have involved myself in numerous medical experiences to strengthen my voice within the medical community, including as a research volunteer in a radiation oncology lab at The Ohio State University and as a participant of a study abroad trip in Hue, Vietnam in partnership with Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Outside of my academic work, I enjoy playing piano, planting many herbs and melons in my backyard garden, hiking in local metro parks, and traveling to see the sights of many cities around the world. I am very thankful for receiving this scholarship as it will help me achieve big things in the next chapter of my academic journey!


Our Scholarship Application Period Is Open From September 1 through November 30. Please Read Below To Find Out How To Apply.

Please submit your application and any questions or inquiries regarding the scholarship to sarah@emeryreddy.com.

Emery | Reddy’s Commitment To Empowering Students

Our mission to help and empower workers extends beyond our community and into the next generation, and we are proud to offer an annual scholarship to empower students in pursuit of higher education.

About The General Studies And Legal Scholarship Opportunities

Emery | Reddy, PLLC is offering its annual scholarships to law school and college undergraduate students. A total of $5,000 will be awarded as follows:

  • $2,000 to one selected law school student
  • $1,000 to three selected undergraduate (university/college) students.

Scholarship Submission Guidelines And Rules

Before you submit your application, please read through the submission criteria to make sure you qualify and are submitting your essay to the correct scholarship category. Any application that does not meet or follow the guidelines will be disqualified.

General Rules

  • Student must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident;
  • Student must be currently enrolled in or recently accepted to an accredited U.S. law school (Legal Studies scholarship) or accredited U.S. college or university (Undergraduate scholarship);
  • Winner(s) will be required to provide proof of residency and enrollment or acceptance.

Application Requirements

Students must submit an original and compelling essay of 400-600 words answering the essay prompt below. Essays should follow a basic essay and paragraph format including an introduction with body paragraphs and a conclusion. Creativity is encouraged! Please avoid disclosing any personal identifying information (PII) such as name, address, contact information, or resume within the body of the essay.

Legal Studies Scholarship Prompt: What compelled you to become a lawyer? Are there any special areas of law that you want to target, and what goals do you want to accomplish as an attorney?

General Scholarship Prompt: What degree are you pursuing and why? How will you use your degree/education to serve your community?

Judging And Recognition Procedure

Winners will be selected by a panel of qualified members from Emery | Reddy and will be based upon the candidate’s fulfillment of entry criteria and their ability to answer the prompt clearly and concisely.

Each of the scholarships is a one-time, monetary scholarship award to be used for academic tuition only. Winner(s) will be notified via email and the award will be distributed to the recipient’s educational institution once their enrollment has been verified.

About Emery | Reddy

Emery | Reddy is the only law firm in Washington state that is equipped to provide comprehensive representation on your case from every angle. Our Seattle Employment Law and L&I Attorneys thoroughly assess every case to determine if our clients have additional claims, and at times this can extend far beyond the underlying workers’ compensation claim.

With our law office location in Seattle, we serve communities throughout the region, including Vancouver, Bellevue, Everett, Olympia, Shoreline, Spokane, and Tacoma.

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