Full-service law firm funds $5,000 scholarship in memory of partner Mary Cushing Doherty’s late husband, James Doherty
Norristown, PA, August 27, 2018– High Swartz LLP, is pleased to announce the 2018 recipients of its James F. Doherty Scholarship, awarded to the child or grandchild of a full-time High Swartz employee. This year’s co-winners are Sophia Dantzic, daughter of attorney Douglas Wayne, and Megan Sellers, daughter of office manager Darlene Sellers.
Both students will use the $2,500 scholarship towards tuition at a 4-year college. Megan, originally from Warminster is attending Cedar Crest College majoring in Biology. Sophia, originally from Doylestown, is attending Bennington College in Vermont.
The scholarship honors the memory of law firm partner Mary Cushing Doherty’s late husband, James F. Doherty. An employee with Penn Color for 30 years, Jim was a proud chemist and a man of many passions. He loved the study of history, literature, language and more, and was avid bicyclist, competitive trivia master, and a natural humorist. For 30 years, the Dohertys served their church as pre-cana counselors, preparing couples for marriage.
“It’s special that our scholarship winners, Sophia and Megan, each worked for our firm and are pursing their college degrees” said Doherty. “I’m glad to know Sophia qualified for a second scholarship, and Megan supports LLS at the Light the Night Walk in memory of her grandfather (as I do in memory of Jim).”
Each year, High Swartz offers a scholarship of $5,000 in Jim’s name. It is awarded to one recipient or split evenly between two recipients. Recipients must be either a senior in high school or an older student in college or graduate school, who is planning on attending a trade school, college, or graduate school full-time at the beginning of the current school year.
Applicants are required to write an essay related to one of Jim’s passions. The essays are submitted to the judge’s panel anonymously. The applicants also are evaluated based on their community and volunteer activities. For more information about the scholarship, visit the firm’s website.
About High Swartz LLP: High Swartz LLP is a full-service law firm serving clients in the Delaware Valley and throughout Pennsylvania from offices in Norristown and Doylestown. Established in 1914, High Swartz serves the needs of businesses, municipalities, government entities, nonprofits and individuals. With offices in Bucks County and Montgomery County, the full-service law firm provides comprehensive counsel and legal support to individuals and business entities of all sizes across a broad spectrum of industries throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. For more information, go to www.highswartz.com.