THE ADVOCATE VOL. 80 PART 4 JULY 2022
PETER A. ALLARD
SCHOOL OF LAW
By Linda Foster*
NEW ALLARD LAW AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS TO SUPPORT IBPOC
The Peter A. Allard School of Law is committed to continuing to build a
vibrant law school community that celebrates and supports diversity,
equity and inclusiveness. This includes supporting individuals from groups
that have been historically, persistently or systemically excluded from
higher education in overcoming the financial barriers to attending law
Through the support of generous donors, 12 new awards have been created
over the past two years to support students who identify as Indigenous,
Black or a person of colour (“IBPOC”). Read on to learn more about each of
these new awards.
The Afreen Ahmed Memorial Award in Law provides awards totaling
$2,000 for second- or third-year J.D. students who are from communities
that have been historically, persistently and systemically marginalized.
Financial need may be considered. This award is made available annually
through a gift in memory of Afreen Ahmed (1959–2019) from her daughter.
The Alexander Won Cumyow and Gordon Won Cumyow Memorial
Award in Law provides awards totalling $2,000 for domestic J.D. students
of Chinese heritage who are in need of financial assistance to complete
their education. This award is made available annually by Pamela Won
Cumyow Smith and Brian Smith in honour of Alexander Won Cumyow and
Gordon Won Cumyow.
The Catherine Chow Award in Law for IBPOC Students provides two
awards of $1,500 each year to second- and third-year J.D. students who
* Linda Foster is the Associate Director, Development and Alumni Engagement at the Peter A. Allard School of Law.