Current Scholarship Winners

The AABA Law Foundation is very proud of the many accomplishments of its past scholarship and fellowship recipients. Our scholars inspire the work of the foundation every day.



AABA Law Foundation’s 2017 McDermott, Will & Emery Scholarship Recipient: Timothy Chau Rose

Timothy Chau Rose is a 2nd year law student at Chicago-Kent College of law. He is dedicated to working with grassroots and civil rights organizations that help the Chicago community, and in particular, Asian-Americans, to identify and to act upon issues important to our communities. For example, Timothy has worked with Asian American Advancing Justice (AAAJ) in promoting Asian American youth leadership through community building, political education, and advocacy work, where he was lauded for his “warmth and fierce commitment to serving the Asian-American community, particularly underrepresented Southwest Asian Americans.” This past summer, Timothy interned with the People’s Law Office, a civil rights law firm in Chicago, where he continued his work to address racial discrimination. He is also an active member of his law school’s Asian Pacific American Law Students Association. Timothy plans to pursue a career as a civil rights attorney. We look forward to Timothy’s continued professional development as a leader and contributor to Chicago’s Asian-American community.


AABA Law Foundation’s 2017 Perkins Coie Scholarship Recipient: Sandi Tanoue

Sandi Tanoue is a 2nd year law student at The John Marshall Law School and served last year as the President of her law school’s Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA). During her presidency, APALSA has been recognized twice by The John Marshall Law School for its distinguished service and as being one of the most active organizations on campus. Prior to law school, Sandi successfully represented her father pro se in a personal injury lawsuit and thereafter pursued her interest in the legal profession. She has helped build connections between her law school community and the Chicago legal profession by reaching out to federal and state judges and local firms, resulting in a successful conference as well as receptions and luncheons for her fellow law students. Sandi was described by her former boss as being “the future of our profession,” and as “a person who understands that the law has practical application and effect on an individual’s life,” and “a person committed to helping her community.” We look forward to Sandi’s successful legal career and leadership in Chicago.