The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) is pleased to announce the launch of the Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. (LMJ) Scholarship Program, which is open to college seniors who have been accepted into law school for the fall of 2005 and will be J.D. candidates in 2008. Named after the founder of MCCA, the LMJ Scholarship Program will award ten or more newly accepted law students from disadvantaged backgrounds with scholarships to help defray their education expenses. The winners will each receive $10,000 a year for three years. Other exciting components of the LMJ Scholarship Program include providing prominent members of the legal community as mentors, and MCCA's support in locating a paid summer internship at a leading corporate law department upon completion of the first year of law school. In addition to the winning scholars, three runners-up will receive a one-time award of $10,000 to assist with their first-year expenses.
The deadline for applications is June 1, 2005. MCCA has retained the services of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) to assist with the promotion and administration of the program. UNCF will score the completed applications, and provide a list of the top candidates to MCAA for final review with the LMJ Scholarship Selection Committee to select the winners. Once the scholarships are awarded, the program requires each recipient to maintain a GPA of 3.0 or its equivalent each year. UNCF will ensure that the LMJ Scholars remain eligible for the program by confirming that they meet yearly requirements of the scholarships to receive the next year's award. Scholarship information and applications can be obtained from www.mcca.com
. Students can either download a paper application or if they wish to submit an online application they may do so via the UNCF web site (www.uncf.org