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DRI taking Law School Diversity Scholarship applications

Thursday, February 16, 2017  
Posted by: Joe Menden
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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.