Fred Tabak, a local member of the Jewish community, is spearheading the creation of a new Milwaukee Public Schools Foundation scholarship fund, to provide more access to the field of law for women of color.
The Milwaukee-based law firm that Tabak founded in 2006, Tabak Law, has already put $25,000 toward the fund and Fred Tabak is seeking additional donations.
In collaboration with the Milwaukee Bar Association Foundation, Marquette University Law School, and the University of Wisconsin Law School, the new Ruth Bader Ginsburg Scholarship program will provide scholarships to women of color pursuing undergraduate and graduate law degrees, according to a news release.
Fred Tabak is a graduate of Riverside High School in Milwaukee and is on the board of the Milwaukee Public Schools Foundation. He was partly inspired to name the scholarship for Ruth Bader Ginsberg (z”l), because his daughter Shana Tabak, also a lawyer, once introduced the renowned jurist at an event in Georgia.
Fred Tabak holds Ginsberg’s journey in great esteem, including her work before she joined the court: “She took cases to the Supreme Court, fighting for equality for women. Her philosophy is ‘we’re not going to change the world overnight, but one step at a time.’”
Ginsburg was a history maker, a passionate litigator, a pioneering jurist, and most importantly, an inspiration to generations of women and girls who want to make the world a better place, according to the release.
For undergraduate studies, scholarship recipients will receive $2,000 for each year of study. For graduate school, recipients are eligible for up to $10,000 per year while attending the University of Wisconsin Law School or Marquette University Law School.
Apply or donate to the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Scholarship program at Mpsfdn.com.