MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Caroline Toler, a 1L at WVU Law, is a recipient of the 11th annual Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship from the law firm Frost Brown Todd.
Toler earned her bachelor’s degrees in English and Spanish from WVU with minors in philosophy and law and legal studies. She was named an Eberly College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Senior and earned a Fulbright U.S. Student Grant to travel to Spain where she worked as an English teaching assistant at the University of Málaga and volunteered with La Voz de Los Adoptados.
A first-generation college student and former foster youth, Toler has worked as a Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteer. After law school, she plans to practice family law, advocating for foster children and transforming how children are treated within the U.S. foster care system.
Frost Brown Todd awarded its 2021 Diversity and Inclusion Scholarships to just five graduate and law school students nationally. Winners were selected from 140 applicants for demonstrating the highest level of academic excellence and a commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in their communities.
In addition to WVU College of Law, this year’s recipients attend the University of Colorado School of Law, the University of Mississippi, and the University of Texas School of Law at Austin.
“In the past 11 years, we have handed out this scholarship, we have been inspired by commitment the recipients have to create a diverse, equitable and inclusive community. We look forward to watching their successes in the future and are proud FBT could provide support in that journey,” said Justin Fowles, chair of the Frost Brown Todd Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship Committee.
Frost Brown Todd is a full-service law firm with offices in Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington D.C. and West Virginia.
From a news release provided by Frost Brown Todd LLC.