University of Florida Law Student Wins the First Annual Console & Hollawell Legal Leaders Scholarship

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Caitlin Vindelle Pomerance of Miami, Florida, has won the first Console & Hollawell Legal Leaders Scholarship. Each year, the $1,000 award will assist one aspiring legal professional in pursuing an education in pre-law, paralegal studies, or law school.

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Caitlin Pomerance demonstrates remarkable academic achievement and a true commitment to making the world a better place.

Caitlin Vindelle Pomerance of Miami, Florida, has won the first Console & Hollawell Legal Leaders Scholarship. Each year, the $1,000 award will assist one aspiring legal professional in pursuing an education in pre-law, paralegal studies, or law school. Pomerance is preparing to begin her third year of law school at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where she is pursuing an Environmental and Land Use Law Certificate as well as her juris doctorate. Her hard-earned 3.62 GPA demonstrates her outstanding academic achievement.

Pomerance, a marine life enthusiast since childhood, intends to focus her legal career on water law and policy. Already, she has made a difference in protecting the water quality in Costa Rica by recommending ways to minimize runoff from fertilizer and pesticides while studying abroad there. She also collaborated with the South Florida Water Management District and Water Resources Advisory Counsel to suggest procedures for conserving water. Pomerance’s work on a report for the Ocean Crest Alliance has helped fuel efforts to create a Marine Protected Area in the Bahamas. The ongoing initiative will include Pomerance’s attendance at a stakeholder meeting in November.

The Console & Hollawell Legal Leaders Scholarship is an annual award conferred on a pre-law, paralegal, or law school student who exemplifies academic success and the dedication to be a “legal leader.” Ideal candidates are those who seek to make substantial improvements through their work in any concentration of law. To be eligible to apply for the 2014 scholarship, a candidate must be a U.S. citizen and a full-time student with at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicants must submit an essay detailing how he or she intends to impact his or her community through the law. Applications are due by July 2014, and Console & Hollawell will announce the winner in August 2014.

To apply for the 2014 Console & Hollawell Legal Leaders Scholarship, visit consoleandhollawell.com/pages/legal-leaders-scholarship/.

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