Founded in 2010, the WBA Educational Foundation (WBAEF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization affiliated with the WBA that seeks to leverage the generosity of our community to support the WBA’s educational and charitable missions, including providing financial assistance to worthy programs that support diversity in the legal profession.

The WBAEF provides two distinguished scholarships, the Charles Hamilton Houston Scholarship and the Judge Eugene Hamilton Scholarship. Both scholarships are presented at the WBA’s and WBAEF’s joint Annual Law Day Dinner held in May of each year.

Charles Hamilton
Houston Scholarship

The Charles Hamilton Houston Scholarship is awarded annually in honor of the brilliant WBA Founder Charles Hamilton Houston, who was one of the most important civil rights attorneys in American history.

Judge Eugene
Hamilton Scholarship

The Judge Eugene Hamilton Scholarship Competition is held each year in recognition of Chief Judge Eugene Hamilton’s many contributions to the legal community.

Support the Foundation

The WBAEF welcomes the support of individuals and corporations who believe in the work of the foundation and would like to support our scholarships. The WBAEF is a 501(c)(3) organization and donations are tax-deductible to the amount allowable by law.

Board of Directors

Charlyn Stanberry, President
Henry E. Floyd, Jr.
Brittani Gordon
Karlyn Hunter
Gavin Logan
Chibundu Nnake
Knia Tanner
Natalie Walker

Washington Bar Association Educational Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 56551, Washington, DC 20040
Phone: 202-368-9292

WBAEF Leadership

Meet the WBAEF’s President, Charlyn Stanberry

How to Support WBAEF

Donations to WBAEF are essential to the strength and continued viability of the Foundation. The contributions we raise are mission critical as they support the programs and initiatives that help us advance diversity in the legal profession and continue our dedicated pursuit of equal justice under law.

Scholarship Recipients

 Meet the most recent recipients of WBAEF scholarship awards