Chase student Erin M. Heidrich is the recipient of the A.J. Jolly Scholarship. Ms. Heidrich, formerly a school teacher, was hired in 2010 by Chase grads Marianne Chevalier '03 and Karen Ginn '03 to assist with their special education law practice. Her work with the firm inspired her desire to earn a law degree, and she is working for the firm as she continues to pursue her degree.
At Chase, Heidrich has been involved with a number of pro bono projects, including the nationally recognized Street Law Program. She also assisted Prof. Jennifer Kinsley with a federal case involving the rights of homeless people in Cincinnati's Washington Park.
The A.J. Jolly Scholarship is awarded each year by the Northern Kentucky Bar Foundation to one current law student each from NKU Chase, the University of Cincinnati, the University of Kentucky College of Law, and the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law. Recipients must have completed their first year of law school, must have graduated from a Northern Kentucky high school, and must possess the highest GPA of all applicants. Each award winner receives a $500 scholarship.