DRI is now accepting applications for its annual Law Student Diversity Scholarship program. Two scholarships in the amount of $10,000 each will be awarded to successful applicants then announced at the DRI Annual Meeting in October. The goal of these scholarships is to provide financial assistance to two worthy law students from ABA-accredited law schools to promote the DRI Diversity Statement of Principle.
This scholarship is open to rising (2021–2022) second- and third-year African American, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, LGBTQ, and multiracial 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. Students who are members of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), Law School or Law Student members of AAJ or students otherwise affiliated with or employed by AAJ are not eligible for DRI Law Student Diversity Scholarships. To qualify for this scholarship, the 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.
We encourage you to share this email with a promising student who best meets the above requirements as well as the following criteria:
- Demonstrates academic excellence
- Service to the profession
- Service to the community
- Service to the cause of diversity
All applications are due on Wednesday, June 30.