Benjamyn Elliott, a second year student at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, has been named the recipient of the Benjamin L. Hooks Law Scholarship, presented by the law firm Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs. (Courtesy photo) LLP.

Benjamyn Elliott, a second-year student at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, has been named the recipient of the Benjamin L. Hooks Law Scholarship, presented by the law firm Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP.

This scholarship commemorates the late judge and Civil Rights icon Benjamin L. Hooks, who led Wyatt’s Diversity Practice Group until his passing in 2010.

Elliott, originally from Fayetteville, North Carolina, has earned the distinction of being the fifth awardee of this scholarship, aimed at supporting his academic journey with funding for tuition and related expenses. In addition to his academic achievements, Elliott holds the position of Managing Editor of the University of Memphis Law Review.

Lee Harkavy, a partner at Wyatt’s Memphis office, expressed the firm’s honor in continuing Hooks’ legacy. “Dr. Hooks had an exceptional career in law and public service. We are proud to have been associated with him and to honor Mr. Elliott with this scholarship,” Harkavy said.

A University of Mount Olive alumnus, Elliott voiced his gratitude for the award, noting its significance in promoting diversity. “I’m grateful and honored to receive this scholarship. Wyatt is continuing its commitment to diversity by investing in individuals like me. This award will significantly contribute to achieving my goals,” Elliott remarked.

Dr. Hooks’ illustrious career spanned various roles, including a minister, former executive director of the NAACP, and a commissioner with the Federal Communications Commission.

Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP, with a national presence and offices in Kentucky, Indiana, and Tennessee, is known for its industry-focused practice groups and commitment to client success. The firm is also a founding participant in AdvanceLaw.

Further information about Wyatt and its legal services can be found at http://wayttfirm.com.