Pennsylvania Bar Foundation Names Temple University Law Student as Environmental and Energy Law Section Minority Scholarship Winner

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Pennsylvania Bar Foundation Names Temple University Law Student as Environmental and Energy Law Section Minority Scholarship Winner

HARRISBURG, Pa. (June 4, 2024) — The Pennsylvania Bar Foundation recently selected Su Ly, a student at Temple University Beasley School of Law, to receive a $2,500 Environmental and Energy Law Section Minority Scholarship.

The scholarship was created to award up to nine scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $2,500 to support historically underrepresented racial/ethnic minority law students attending schools in Pennsylvania. Awardees must provide evidence that their own academics, volunteer experience and interests show a commitment to working as an environmental and energy law attorney.

Ly’s interest in environmental stewardship began when he participated in a middle school summer program, hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 3, that introduced Philadelphia children to environmental issues and solutions. That experience encouraged him to start an environmental student group in middle and high school and to pursue a career in environmental law.

Since 2021, Ly has served on Philadelphia’s Environmental Justice Advisory Commission. He is the secretary and helped garner support for “The Chinatown Stitch: Reconnecting Philadelphia to Vine Street” project. He also serves on the steering committee for EnviroPhilly, an organization that coordinates environmental justice advocacy. At his law school, Ly is a member of the Temple Law School Environmental Law Society, for which he helped coordinate an environmental justice event. He also is working with the Office of Student Services to organize an Earth Day health and wellness event.

Ly earned a bachelor's degree in earth sciences and a master’s degree in environmental studies from the University of Pennsylvania.

About the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation

The Pennsylvania Bar Foundation, the charitable affiliate of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, improves the public’s understanding of the law and its appreciation of democracy and strives to ensure that citizens, particularly Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable, have full access to our legal system. The foundation accomplishes its mission by making grants, seeking financial support from individuals and organizations both within and outside of the legal community, and encouraging bar members to donate their time, talent and expertise in service to the public. Follow the foundation on Facebook.


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