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Latham & Watkins Diversity Scholars Program

Latham & Watkins Diversity Scholars Program 

 

 

Latham & Watkins is once again pleased to announce the Latham Diversity Scholars Program, which will award a $10,000 non-renewable scholarship to each of six second-year law students. Factors considered in choosing the Latham Diversity Scholars will include a candidate’s:

  •  Ability and commitment to contribute to the diversity objectives of global law firms;
  • Life experiences that have shaped values and that provide a unique perspective, including any obstacles or challenges faced in choosing or pursuing law as a profession;
  • Academic and/or leadership achievements; and
  • Desire to practice in a global law firm environment.

Students will be asked to submit an application form, personal statement, resume and official or unofficial law school transcript by September 3, 2013. Recipients will be announced in early 2014.

This scholarship is not contingent upon receiving or accepting an offer of employment at Latham. Rather, it is open to all law students in the hope that greater diversity among the attorneys at large law firms will benefit the entire profession. The Latham Diversity Scholars Program, among other outreach efforts by Latham’s Diversity Hiring Subcommittee, enhances Latham’s efforts to recruit and hire diverse summer clerks and attorneys.

Please feel free to share the attached overview and application with any individual law students who may be interested in applying. We also encourage you to forward this email to law school administrators overseeing your student life, financial aid, awards and scholarships and minority affairs departments. Applications can also be found here.

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Caribbean Bar Association Scholarship Application

Caribbean Bar Association

CBA announces its annual scholarship. The scholarship will provide a 6-week Judicial Internship in South Florida and a stipend in the amount of $2,000.00. Applications are   Caribbean Bar Association Logoavailable in Career Services. The deadline to apply is March 29, 2013. As a part of the application process students must complete a 1,000 words or less essay.

Should you have any questions, please contact Amber Williams at arwilliams@fcsl.edu.

Learn more about the Caribbean Bar Association by clicking here.

DRI Announces 2013 Law Student Diversity Scholarship

Scholarship4DRI Diversity Scholarship

About the Scholarship: The goal of these scholarships is to provide financial assistance to two worthy law students from ABA accredited law schools in order to promote, in a tangible way, the DRI Diversity Statement in Principle.  

Qualifications: To qualify for this scholarship, candidate must be a full-time student. Evening students also qualify for consideration who have completed one-third or more of the total credit hours required for a degree by the applicant’s law school. The scholarship is open to incoming second and third-year African American, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American students.  Incoming second and third-year female law students are also eligible, regardless of race or ethnicity. Incoming second and third-year law students who also come from backgrounds that would add to the cause of diversity, regardless of race or gender are eligible to apply.

Click here to download the application.

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Sarasota Bar Association: Richard R. Garland Diversity Scholarship Application

Sarasota Bar Association: Richard R. Garland Diversity Scholarship Application

The Sarasota County Bar Association Diversity Scholarship Program is an opportunity for first through third year law students of underrepresented minority backgrounds.The recipients of the scholarships will receive a $5,000 scholarship for tuition and a paid internship in Sarasota. Please do not be discouraged from applying for the scholarship because of the location. If housing is necessary to complete the internship, members of the organization will assist the scholarship recipients in finding a place to live while in Sarasota.

  • Scholarship packets are available in the Career Services Department.
  • Deadline Extended to March 1, 2013
  • Foundation Website: www.cfsarasota.org
  • Bar Association Website: www.sarasotabar.com

Should you  have any questions, feel free to contact Amber Williams at arwilliams@fcsl.edu

Council of Citizens with Low Vision: Fred Scheigert Scholarship Program

ScholarshipFred Scheigert Scholarship

The Fred Scheigert Scholarship is offered through the Council of Citizens with Low Vision International (CCLVI). Please read through the guidelines before starting to complete the application. You will need to fill out the online application completely and provide all required supporting documentation as indicated. Scholarship applications for 2013-2014 must be received by 11:59 pm Eastern time on March 15, 2013.

CCLVI Scholarships | CCLVI.

F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Scholarships

F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Scholarships

The F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Association (the “Association”) is seeking applicants for its bar preparation scholarships. The Association provides scholarships to offset bar examination preparation expenses for economically disadvantaged black third-year law students who demonstrate a commitment to excellence. The awards will be presented at the 12th Annual William M. Holland Scholarship Luncheon that will be held on Saturday February 23, 2013, in Palm Beach, Florida.

The Association will award two $1,500 scholarships to eligible students and one $1,000 scholarship from the Law Office of Salesia V. Smith-Gordon to an eligible student from Florida A&M College of Law.

Applications are available in the information rack in front of Career Services.

Deadline: January 11, 2013

Asian American Bar Association Law Foundation- Scholarship Opportunity

Asian American Bar Association of Greater Chicago Area Law Foundation

As part of achieving its goals, each year the AABA Law Foundation will award scholarships to law students who have demonstrated a commitment to serving the needs of the Chicago-area Asian Pacific American community, and who will continue to serve the needs of the Chicago-area Asian Pacific American communities through pro bono, public interest, and/or public service legal work. In 2013, the AABA Law Foundation intends to award two scholarships: one for $5,000 and the other for $2,500 to law students who have exemplified that commitment. The AABA Law Foundation will be accepting applications for its 2012-2013 scholarships from October 1, 2012 – March 1, 2013.

Click Here for the 2012-2013 Scholarship Application

AABA Law Foundation

Constangy, Brooks, & Smith Diversity Scholars Award

Constangy, Brooks, & Smith Diversity Scholars Award

The purpose of the awards program is to recognize achievements of law students who demonstrated academic achievement, a commitment to diversity, and personal achievements in overcoming challenges to reach goals.  

  • Award amount is a $3,000 scholarship
  • Must be a 2L attending an accredited law school
  • Minimum grade point average is a  2.70
  • Deadline is Wednesday, November 28, 2012

See Diversity Scholars Application