The Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers knows that the cost of college and law school has increased faster than the rate of inflation in recent years. At the same time, financial aid is not as readily available and parents or other family members have found it increasingly difficult to assist. HAWL is invested in assisting females graduating from high school and planning to attend college with a law or criminal justice major, as well as law students from the Tampa area. HAWL is pleased to offer five $500 scholarships each spring to deserving students with financial need to assist in defraying their tuition costs. Applications will be due in March 2016. The scholarship committee then evaluates the applicants and awards the scholarships to the top five in May 2016.