The selection process for the 2015 The Reiff Law Firm Legal Scholarship was the most difficult we have had in the entire history of the award. Over 550 current and future law students applied from a variety of the best law schools throughout the country. Our scholarship committee spent many evenings this summer pouring through the applications to choose a single winner. It is always difficult to make decisions like this one when there are so many incredibly qualified and deserving applicants. However, through the process, there was one applicant in particular that stood above the rest.
2015 The Reiff Law Firm Legal Scholarship awarded to Saba Habte
It is with our great pleasure that we award the 2015 The Reiff Law Firm Legal Scholarship to Saba Habte. She will soon be a first year law student at the Boston College Law School. She brings the richness of an incredible personal story to her legal education. She emigrated from Sudan to Canada, where her mother, a refugee herself from the war-torn country of Eritrea, raised her alone. Instilled with a strong sense of determination by her mother, Saba Habte was the first in her extended family to earn a degree from college.
During her time in college, Saba Habte did not just persevere but excelled on many fronts. Aside from earning excellent grades, she worked hard to bring together and heal youth communities in Canada and abroad. She got together over 500 volunteers to work with the Kids Help Phone, a project aimed towards reaching out to children that have no one else they can safely speak to. She also helped found and lead the Eritrean Canadian Student Association (ECSA), which took her outreach and community building abroad.
After college, Saba Habte spent three years as a United Nations Advisor for the Ambassador of Eritrea. Alongside other members of the UN, she worked on resolutions to help curb human trafficking in African countries and promote humanitarian assistance. Since then, she has raised and successfully home-schooled two daughters. Recalling her and her mother’s experiences in Africa, as well as her incredible international advocacy in college and at the United Nations, she has decided that the next step in her advocacy on behalf of the voiceless is pursuing a law degree.
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Between her professional and personal achievements, Saba Habte has proven to the scholarship committee at The Reiff Law Firm that she is absolutely qualified and deserving of our 2015 Legal Scholarship. We are proud to name her as this year’s recipient and continue our support of the next generation of legal leaders.