CWRU Law Student awarded $40,000 scholarship from AcessLex

Photo of Andrea Shaia and two others holding oversized check from Access Lex, with balloons in background

Case Western Reserve University School of Law served as a pilot school for the MAX program, a new AccessLex financial education program created for law students. As a built in incentive, AcessLex announced that it would award $40,000 scholarships to two randomly selected law students completing the Max curriculum. CWRU Director of Financial Aid Tonya Philips registered CWRU to be a pilot school and encouraged students like Andrea Shaia, a rising CWRU 2L, to enroll. Andrea ended up being one of the two lucky students across the country to receive the $40,000. After learning she’d been awarded the grand prize Andrea said “winning this scholarship feels like winning the lottery. Thanks to the MAX by AccessLex® program, I am not only going to law school for free next year, but the next 20 years of my life have been changed forever.” As a 1L, Andrea was a member of CWRU’s Jessup Moot Court team that made it all the way to the Regional Final in Chicago.