Higgs & Johnson expanded its corporate social responsibility programme with the establishment of the Higgs & Johnson Charitable Trust (‘H&J Trust’). A key award of this programme is the Sir Geoffrey Johnstone Memorial Scholarship (the ‘Scholarship’), tenable at the Eugene Dupuch Law School (‘EDLS’) and named for the firm’s late Senior Partner who headed the firm from 1968 until 1998.
Miss Rhodreka Strachan, a first year student of EDLS, has been awarded the renewable Scholarship which commenced in the 2019/2020 school year. Strachan was selected after displaying remarkable commitment in her academic pursuits, extra-curricular participation and community service. Strachan says she was ‘honored to be the first recipient’ of the Scholarship and was sincerely grateful for the ‘lightening of her financial burden’.
EDLS Principal, Mrs. Tonya Bastian-Galanis in expressing her appreciation said, “On behalf of Ms. Strachan and all future awardees of the Scholarship, we thank the Trustees of the H&J Trust for your generosity and support.”
“We wish to congratulate Miss Strachan on being our very first award recipient”, said Dr. Earl A. Cash, Partner and a trustee of the H&J Trust. “We applaud her dedication to becoming a practicing attorney and wish her continued success in her educational pursuits.”
**Please note that the group photo was taken prior to the onset of social distancing**