Ogier is pleased to announce that Lashonda Powell is the recipient of this year’s scholarship opportunity.
The firm reviewed a large number of qualified applicants for the scholarship this year and had the difficult task of narrowing the impressive field down to just a few for the short-list. All short-listed applicants were offered internships at the firm over the summer as part of the application process. During her internship, Lashonda stood out as the most talented and promising.
Lashonda will be heading to the University of Sheffield to do her LPC, having already successfully completed the Bachelor of Laws degree (Honours) from the University of Liverpool and a BSc in Psychology and Political Science (Honours) from the University of Toronto. She has also undertaken several challenging courses such as the London School of Economics summer course: Advanced Negotiation and Mediation and the Stetson University College of Law Caribbean Law Clinic. Lashonda is a recipient of the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Gold award and serves as assistant leader for the Girls’ Brigade at Savannah United Church.
HR Manager at Ogier, Emma Graham-Taylor remarked, “Lashonda has proven herself to be a sincere and diligent individual. The senior associate who mentored her during her internship provided very positive feedback on her performance, noting that she is insightful, inquisitive and keen to learn.”
Ogier Regional Managing Partner James Bergstrom said “I am very pleased to have Lashonda as this year’s scholarship recipient. She impressed several members of our team and I am confident that she will continue to excel.”
Lashonda expressed her appreciation and said, “I am very grateful to Ogier for this scholarship, which will assist me greatly in my goal of becoming a lawyer.”
Ogier’s scholarship is awarded annually. Applications are accepted from January through April each year. Ogier’s scholarship programme is closely aligned with the firm’s summer internship programme and Ogier requires that scholarship applicants commit to a month internship with the firm in May, June or July as part of the application process. The scholarship is awarded and announced each year in August. For more information on student opportunities, please visit the Ogier website.