DRI announces its annual Law Student Diversity Scholarship Program, open to rising (2019–20) second- and third-year African American, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, LGBT, and multi-racial students. 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. 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, 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. 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. See the last page of the application for the DRI Diversity Statement.
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 and all other requested materials must be received by April 1, 2019. Click here to access the 2019 Law Student Diversity Scholarship application. The 2019 Law Student Diversity Scholarship winners will be notified in advance and and the awards presented at the DRI Diversity for Success Seminar and Corporate Expo, June 19-21 at the Sheraton New Orleans.