DRI has announced its annual Law Student Diversity Scholarship program, open to rising (2014-15) second- and third-year African American, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American students. The goal of these scholarships is to provide financial assistance to two worthy law students from ABA-accredited law schools to promote, in a tangible way, the DRI Diversity Statement of Principle.
All rising second- and third-year female law students are also eligible, regardless of race or ethnicity. Any other rising second- and third-year law students who come from backgrounds that would add to the cause of diversity, regardless of race or gender, are eligible to apply.
To qualify for this scholarship, a candidate must be a full-time student. Evening students also qualify for consideration if they have completed one-third or more of the total credit hours required for a degree by the applicant’s law school.
Two scholarships in the amount of $10,000 each will be awarded to applicants who best meet the following criteria:
- Demonstrated academic excellence
- Service to the profession
- Service to the community
- Service to the cause of diversity
Applications must be received by DRI no later than Monday, March 31, 2014. Scholarship winners will be notified in advance and will be officially announced at the 2014 DRI Diversity for Success Seminar, June 12-13, in Chicago.
The law firm of McGuireWoods is pleased to announce its participation in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Pipeline Committee’s 1L Scholars Program. The LCLD Scholars Program gives diverse 1L students an opportunity to work side-by-side with McGuireWoods attorneys and clients during a 6-week paid internship in the summer of 2014. Once selected as an LCLD Scholar, 1Ls are afforded other networking opportunities such as:
• Attendance at the 1L LCLD Scholars Retreat (June 2014)
• Participation in the LCLD Law School Mentor Program
• Dedicated LinkedIn Page for 1L LCLD Scholars
Applicants are considered based on their leadership experience, diversity related student organization involvement, and personal achievements.
For more information on McGuireWoods’ 1L LCLD Scholars Program, including application instructions, please click here. Applications must be received by March 10, 2014.
To learn more about the 1L LCLD Scholars Program, please click here.
The Sarasota County Bar Association in partnership with the Community Foundation of Sarasota County is accepting applications for its Diversity Scholarship Program to provide scholarships of up to $5,000 to qualified law students of diverse backgrounds. Students are selected from Florida law schools by the SCBA Diversity Committee. Click on the link to view the Diversity Scholarship Program brochure.
Eligibility is based on need, merit and qualifying criteria. Candidates interview with area law firms and/or governmental agencies that have agreed to employ the students for 10-week summer internships. Once approved, successful applications are referred to the Community Foundation who awards the scholarship to the student’s law school to further his/her legal education.
The Diversity Committee is available to provide information about housing for students that do not have ties to the community. To learn more and obtain an application, visit http://www.sarasotabar.com/ or http://www.cfsarasota.org/. You can also obtain a copy of the application below. If you have questions, feel free to contact Amber Williams at email@example.com. Applications are due by March 1, 2014.