A strong academic record earned 2002 graduate Natosha Cuyler-Sherman the honor of becoming the first recipient of the David R. Sargis Memorial Scholarship from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago.
Cuyler-Sherman, who is a first-year student at the law school, was a University Scholar, a Weninger Scholar and an Antonio Johnson Scholar while at Xavier. She served as a student government association senator and vice president. She was elected homecoming queen in 2001. Cuyler-Sherman also volunteered at soup kitchens and tutored children.
Florence Miner established the $20,000 renewable scholarship in memory of her cousin, David Sargis, who graduated from John Marshall in 1978. He practiced law for 18 years until his death in 1995. Miner chose to create the scholarship as a tribute to his integrity and concern for others.
I believe that the law is the basis of our society, said Miner. We need good lawyers in these times.