Meet our 2021 Award Winner(s)

Daraja Carroll

Daraja Carroll, Spring 2021 GWAC Foundation, Inc.

Barbara E. Whiting-Wright Bar Assistance Award Recipient

 

Daraja Carroll is a 2021 graduate of American University Washington College of Law (“WCL”). During her time at WCL, Daraja served the campus community as President of the Black Law Students Association and Senator of the Student Bar Association. She also served as a Sub-Regional Director for the Mid-Atlantic Black Law Students Association. Daraja taught a yearlong Constitutional law and oral advocacy course at School Without Walls in Washington, D.C., as a Teaching Fellow with the nationally-recognized Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project. During her last year at WCL, Daraja interned with the National Center for Youth Law and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights’ Stop Hate Project.

Daraja aspires to be a civil rights attorney and will begin a 1-year legal fellowship in DC in the fall. In her free time this summer while, preparing for the California bar exam, Daraja will be rooting for the Golden State Warriors and living out her foodie dreams.


Click HERE to read about our beloved Founding President, Barbara E. Whiting-Wright.


 

Past Scholarship Recipients

Joy Applewhite, 2019 GWAC Foundation, Inc. Book Scholarship

Lourdes S. Eliacin Mars, 2019 GWAC Foundation, Inc. Book Scholarship

Dionne Dillard, Fall 2020 GWAC Foundation, Inc. Book Scholarship

Megan Moffett, 2020 GWAC Foundation, Inc. COVID-19 Impacted Employment Grant

Bilqis Watts Wilkerson, Spring 2020 GWAC Foundation, Inc. Barbara E. Whiting-Wright Bar Assistance Award

Janae Staicer, Spring 2020 GWAC Foundation, Inc. Barbara E. Whiting-Wright Bar Assistance Award