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Re: Scholarships
« Reply #70 on: September 01, 2006, 04:45:47 PM »
http://www.nblsa.org/resources/scholarships/sandybrown.html

Scholarships
Sandy Brown Memorial Scholarship

Application Deadline: November 1, 2006

PURPOSE

The Executive Board of the National Black Law Students Association is pleased to announce the annual Sandy Brown Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is named after the late Sandy Brown, a past NBLSA western regional director. Two (2) monetary awards (not less than $500) will be given commemorative of Ms. Brown. To be eligible to apply for the scholarship, you must be a rising second (1L) or third (2L) year law student. Applicants must write an essay on the issue posed by the essay question.

ESSAY QUESTION:

Should the recent changes to the bench of the United States Supreme Court give rise for concern in the African American community with respect to the erosion of our civil rights and liberties? If so, how so? If not, why not?






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Nelson Mandela Scholarship

Application Deadline: November 1, 2006

PURPOSE

The Executive Board of the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA) is pleased to announce the annual Nelson Mandela Scholarship. The scholarship’s namesake is the famed South African civil rights activities and political leader. Mr. Mandela has dedicated his life to liberating the people of South Africa from the oppressive hands of apartheid and segregation. The liberation efforts of Mr. Mandela are an inspiration to the members of NBLSA, which is why we choose to award this scholarship in his name. NBLSA takes great pride in the spirit of Mr. Mandela’s efforts to improve the state of affairs of Black people in South Africa.

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

The scholarship is awarded on an annual basis to six (6) African-American college students/graduates (one students from each NBLSA region) who plan to enter law school in the United States in the Spring of 2007 or Fall of 2007 and who will be first year law students, and to first year (1L) law students who entered law school during the Fall of 2006, and are currently first year law students. A $1000 monetary award and a certificate will be given to each student. The scholarship will provide financial support for award and a certificate will be given to each student. The scholarship will provide financial support for those whose financial condition is minimal. The scholarship can be used by the student in whatever capacity need be. Applicants must write a proposal addressing the issue raised by the essay question:

ESSAY QUESTION

The United States government has recognized the violence, slaughter, rape, starvation and displacement of the Sudanese people in Darfur as "genocide". What role, if any, should the United States government play in eliminating this situation and why?





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Scholarships
Rodney Pulliam Memorial Scholarship

Application Deadline: November 1, 2006

PURPOSE

The Executive Board is proud to announce the Rodney Pulliam Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is in honor of, Rodney Pulliam, who served as our National Chair as for the 1998-1999 academic year. Mr. Pulliam was an inspiration to all who knew him in service as a minister, husband, father, community activist, community servant and attorney. The scholarship shall be awarded in the amount of $500.00 to be used exclusively towards a Bar/Bri Bar preparation course. Thirty (30) scholarships in total with a break down of five (5) scholarships per region, representative of the Western, Rocky Mountain, Southern, Midwest, Mid Atlantic and Northeast Regions.

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

This scholarship will be awarded in the form of a $500.00 BARBRI certificate to thirty (30) recipients (five (5) from each of the six (6) NBLSA regions). Each recipient must be a second (2L) or third (3L) year law student. Applicants must write an essay addressing the issue posed by the essay question.

ESSAY QUESTION:

Do you feel that Affirmative Action has outlived its usefulness with regard to the African American community? If so, is there any need for the legal community to act in order to change it?  If not, what else should the legal community focus on outside of the current scope of Affirmative Action in order to increase the higher educational opportunities for African American students?
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Re: Scholarships
« Reply #71 on: January 15, 2007, 09:18:10 PM »
This won't benefit me (stupid citizenship requirements :P) but maybe it'll help someone else!

 
LLOYD M. JOHNSON, JR. SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
 
The Minority Corporate Counsel Association is pleased to announce the continuation of an initiative designed to support entering first year law students nationwide who have been accepted into an accredited law school.  The program is open to all students entering law school in fall 2007.
 
The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) was founded in 1997 to advocate for the expanded hiring, retention, and promotion of minority attorneys in corporate law departments and the law firms that serve them. MCCA accomplishes its mission through the collection and dissemination of information about diversity in the legal profession.  Now in the third year of its scholarship program, MCCA invites applications from students planning to attend law school beginning in the fall of 2007. 

MCCA will award 10 fellowships @ $10,000 per year for each of three years in law school.  The total commitment per student fellow will be $30,000. In addition, approximately, 7-8 students will also receive a one-time scholarship gift of $10,000 in support of their law school education.   MCCA intends to foster mentoring opportunities for all selected winners as well as assist in the placement of the fellows and scholars in paid summer internship positions at leading corporations. 

Deadline for receipt of completed applications is June 1, 2007.  Application information is available at www.mcca.com.  The application process is administered for MCCA by UNCF and students may apply online at www.uncf.org.  Direct all questions regarding the application process to Kimberly Hall at UNCF at (703) 205-3443.

 
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Re: Scholarships
« Reply #72 on: January 27, 2007, 11:23:59 AM »
Most of these scholarships ask about community service i did a lot of self initiated programs as a marine toyst for tots, boys and girls clubs, tutoring at local schools etc. nothing under an official organization or banner...do these qualify as community service?
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Re: Scholarships
« Reply #73 on: February 17, 2007, 01:54:29 PM »
Most of these scholarships ask about community service i did a lot of self initiated programs as a marine toyst for tots, boys and girls clubs, tutoring at local schools etc. nothing under an official organization or banner...do these qualify as community service?

Absolutely, that\'s community service.  List it.

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Re: Scholarships
« Reply #74 on: February 17, 2007, 05:55:40 PM »
ok thanks. i wasn't sure if they wanted some kind of official documentation from an official organization
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Re: Scholarships
« Reply #75 on: March 16, 2007, 01:25:02 PM »
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Re: Scholarships
« Reply #76 on: April 07, 2007, 05:02:48 PM »
Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC)
Minority Graduate Application Fee Waiver
http://www.cic.uiuc.edu/programs/FreeApp/
The CIC FreeApp program is designed to expand participation of underrepresented students in graduate education. Through this program, prospective students can apply for a graduate application fee waiver or request graduate information for Ph.D. or Master of Fine Arts programs at CIC institutions, which includes all Big Ten schools plus the University of Chicago.
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Re: Scholarships
« Reply #77 on: April 18, 2007, 08:59:37 AM »
I hope this program is still going on.  Pass the word along to any young people of color who may qualify...

http://www.sidley.com/careers/sidleyscholars.asp

Sidley Prelaw Scholars Program

A lack of resources to attend costly LSAT preparation classes and to fund expensive admissions applications is a significant factor in hindering the application to law school by diverse students. The Sidley Prelaw Scholars Initiative is designed to help address this threshold issue by meeting the specific needs of racially-diverse students seeking to attend law school. Sidley Prelaw Scholars, chosen from college juniors and seniors who demonstrate academic promise and financial need, will receive a $2,500 stipend to cover both tuition in a commercial LSAT preparation course, as well as application fees for as many as seven accredited law schools. Over twenty colleges and universities are slated to participate in the program nation-wide.

“Sidley has a significant commitment to achieving greater ethnic and racial diversity within the legal profession and the firm. We wanted to develop a program that would widen the pipeline by helping to eliminate barriers at an earlier stage in a student’s career,” said Thomas A. Cole, chairman of the firm’s Executive Committee. “Our diversity committee and staff are to be congratulated for developing this creative approach.”

Other critical components of the program include:
  • coaching on how to complete a successful law school application;
  • an additional $2,500 in scholarship assistance for the senior year of college
  • pre-law school seminar instruction on the structure of the American legal system
  • an introduction to the substance of the required common law first-year courses.

“From my personal experience as a graduate of a historically black university, I know that there is a need for more financial assistance for students from historically black colleges and universities (“HBCUs”) who are hopeful of obtaining professional degrees. We believe that the Sidley Prelaw Scholars Initiative will create opportunities for graduates at HBCUs and for financially needy students from other institutions,” said Stanley Stallworth. Stallworth is the firm-wide Co-chair of the firm’s Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity, which is responsible for implementing the firm’s policies and initiatives relating to diversity and inclusion.

Drawing upon her background as an admissions professional at the University of Chicago Law School, firmwide Diversity Manager Kathryn R. Stell will be overseeing the Sidley Prelaw Scholars Initiative. “Working with minority undergraduates made me acutely aware of the financial barriers preventing minority students from becoming viable law school candidates. The Sidley Scholars Initiative helps meet those needs of minority pre-law candidates.”


Eligibility
To be considered as a Sidley Prelaw Scholar, one must:
  • Be a second semester junior or senior, graduating from college in good standing no later than June 30, 2007
  • Be a native-born or naturalized U.S. citizen
  • Timely submit a complete application
  • Demonstrate financial need through the application and supporting materials

For the 2006 program, be enrolled at one of the following colleges:
Alabama A&M University
Columbia University
Florida A&M University
Fordham University
Georgetown University
Hampton University
Harvard University
Howard University
Morehouse College
New York University
Northwestern University
Princeton University
Spelman College
University of California/Berkeley
University of California/Los Angeles
University of Chicago
University of Illinois/Champaign-Urbana
University of Miami
University of Michigan/Ann Arbor
University of Southern California
University of Texas/Austin
University of Virginia
Yale University


To apply for the Sidley Prelaw Scholars program, download this application and submit as directed.

Applications are due by June 15, 2006.

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Re: Scholarships
« Reply #78 on: May 04, 2007, 10:55:19 PM »
The above scholarship is still going on, but in it's second year, some of the eligibility requirements have changed.  There are now two applicant groups, one of which allows students who are not from the afforementioned schools to apply.  I highly recommend it if you're applying for next cycle.
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Re: Scholarships
« Reply #79 on: July 11, 2007, 05:06:55 PM »
I just got the following via email:

Hi,

I wanted to pass along information about the Latham Diversity Scholars Program in case you would like to circulate it to your network. Thanks.

Latham & Watkins is once again pleased to announce the acceptance of applications for the firm's annual Latham & Watkins Diversity Scholars Program, which awards four second-year law students a $10,000 non-renewable scholarship each for use during their third year of law school. Previous recipients of the scholarships have told us that this scholarship not only defrays the cost of a law school education, but also signals the importance of diversity to the firm and is a strong indicator of Latham's open-minded and forward thinking culture.

Started in 2005, the Diversity Scholars Program is designed to increase the number of diverse attorneys who want to pursue careers in global law firms. The Program is an integral part of initiatives at Latham that are designed to support and sustain greater diversity in the profession. The success of the program reaffirms our commitment to a range of diversity activities that enhance the firm's efforts to recruit and hire diverse summer clerks and attorneys, complementing ongoing initiatives such as Latham's annual Diversity Weekend attended by law students receiving offers from the firm and various outreach efforts by Latham’s Diversity Hiring Sub-Committee.

Factors considered in choosing the Diversity Scholars include academic and leadership achievements, life experiences and challenges, and a desire to practice at a global law firm and contribute to its diversity objectives. Scholar candidates are asked to submit an application form, personal statement, resume and official or unofficial law school transcript by September 15, 2007. Recipients will be announced in the early spring of 2008. The process is open to all second-year law students, and the scholarships are not contingent upon receiving or accepting an offer of employment at Latham.

Application forms and more information on the program can be found on Latham's Web site at www.lw.com/diversity <file://www.lw.com/diversity> .

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