Born and raised in Long Beach, Marion (Mimi) Deatherage practiced law and loved the game of golf. She attended Wilson High School, and obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Colorado before attending Southwestern School of Law. After graduation from Southwestern, she joined her father's law office. During the seventeen years she spent practicing law, Mimi found time to engage her passion for the game of golf. Members of Virginia Country Club dedicated their 2005 golf fund raising event to Mimi, a fellow member who broke ground for women at Virginia by becoming its first female member in 1994. Mimi's passion was golf, and members thought it appropriate to create a scholarship supporting an aspiring law student who reflects Mimi's dedication to the practice of law and to her great love of golf.
Eligibility requirements are as follows:
-Applicant must complete high school by September 1st of the current year
-Applicant must be a Southern California resident
-Applicant must be enrolled as a full-time student, defined as one who is taking 12 or more hours in a course of study leading to an Associate or Baccalaureate degree at an accredited college or university in the United States
-Applicant must be female
-Applicant must have a grade point average of 3.2 or higher
-Applicant must play golf
For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.