Winstead Announces Winners of the 2015 Scholarships Targeting Diverse Candidates


Dallas, TX, Apr. 17, 2015 — Law firm Winstead PC is proud to announce the three recipients of the 2015 Winstead Juris Doctor Scholarships, a program designed to benefit outstanding first-year ethnically diverse law students. The scholarship recipients are Mariana Yee-Trejo from the University of Houston (UH) Law Center, Kirsten Johansson from the University of Texas (UT) School of Law, and Jake Torres from Southern Methodist University (SMU) Dedman School of Law.

The Winstead Juris Doctor Scholarship assists exceptional first-year ethnically diverse law students at UH, UT and SMU. The scholarship selection process begins with submission of a written application, a 500-word personal statement, a transcript of first-semester grades, and the candidate's resume. In addition to a cash award, each winner is offered a position in Winstead's Summer Associate Program.  This is the eighth year of Winstead’s Juris Doctor Scholarship program.

A unique feature of Winstead's scholarship award is a $1,500 grant presented to each winner's student interest group of choice. In the case of this year's winners, Winstead will present $1,500 to the Hispanic Law Students Association at UH on behalf of Yee-Trejo; the Chicano Hispanic Law Students Association at UT on behalf of Johansson; and the Hispanic Law Students Association at SMU on behalf of Torres.

Yee-Trejo, Johansson and Torres will be honored at three separate receptions hosted by Winstead the weeks of Apr. 20 and Apr. 27, in the firm's offices in Dallas, Austin, and Houston. The receptions give the winners and their families, the law school staff, and Winstead clients and attorneys a chance to meet and celebrate the accomplishments of the scholarship winners.