DRI taking Law School Diversity Scholarship applications
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Posted by: Joe Menden
DRI announces its annual Law Student Diversity Scholarship program, open to rising (2017-18) second- and third-year African American, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, LGBT and multi-racial 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 (located on last page of application).
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 Friday, March 31, 2017.