UM Law Student Wins $5,000 AccessLex Scholarship

Brenna Saffel

UM law student Brenna Saffel and five other law students around the country were selected in the 2021 MAX by AccessLex $5,000 Scholarship Drawing. Each winner will receive a $5,000 scholarship toward their 2021-2022 law school tuition.

"I found out about the Max by AccessLex Scholarships my first year of law school,” said Saffel. "An AccessLex representative came to campus to speak to the first-year students about financial management and the organization’s numerous educational programs."

By completing content modules and attending MAX events, students’ names are automatically entered into scholarship drawings. For third-year law students, MAX by AccessLex provides "Life After Law School" modules that go into depth on repaying student loans, taxes and investing, among other topics. Saffel completed the third-year modules, and her name was entered into the drawing.

"The costs of my higher education, law school included, will come completely out of my pocket,” she said. "I am so lucky to have won this scholarship as it will pay for most of my tuition next semester."

Saffel was surprised that her name was drawn for the scholarship, but she says she would encourage students to engage in the AccessLex material often, not only for the financial incentives but also for the education.

"The Student Loan Calculator is my personal favorite," said Saffel.

AccessLex's Student Loan Calculator allows you to take inventory of what you have borrowed, and you can estimate your payment plans and explore your options. AccessLex also has a Law School Scholarship Databank where students can explore external aid options.

"As I look forward to post-law school, I am nervous for my financial future," said Saffel. "Scholarships like this are really life-changing, especially for self-funded students like myself."