Foley & Lardner created this minority scholarship in 1998 in an effort
to raise awareness of diversity related issues in the legal profession.
Through this scholarship program, Foley awards $5,000 to a first-year
minority law student at eight selected law schools. The scholarship is
to be applied to tuition, books, fees and other expenses incidental to
law school attendance. Consideration is given to students with
significant involvement in community activities, undergraduate records,
and interest in and/or ties to a city in which Foley & Lardner
practices. Financial need is NOT a consideration.
From the website:
Minority Scholarship Program Information
In 1998, Foley & Lardner created the Minority Scholarship Program in an effort to raise awareness of diversity related issues in the legal profession. A strong and effective diversity program is one of the highest priorities of our firm, and the Minority Scholarship Program exemplifies Foley & Lardner's tangible commitment to the advancement of minority law students and to achieving a more diverse legal community.
Minority students in their first year of law school at Duke, Florida, Georgetown, Michigan, Northwestern, Stanford, UCLA and Wisconsin are eligible to apply for the program. One scholarship in the amount of $5,000 will be awarded to a student at each school. The scholarship will be paid either to the recipient or to the law school (at the recipient's request) at the beginning of the recipient's spring semester and is to be applied to tuition, books, fees and other expenses incident to law school attendance.
Foley & Lardner's Minority Scholarship Program Committee will select each scholarship recipient, adhering to the standards used by Foley & Lardner's Recruiting Committee in hiring summer associates. Consideration is given to significant involvement in community activities; significant involvement in minority student organizations; outstanding work or personal achievements; undergraduate records; and interest in and/or ties to a city in which Foley & Lardner practices. Financial need is not a consideration.
Press releases announcing the selection of each recipient will be sent to local newspapers and business journals in the cities in which Foley & Lardner practices and in which the participating law schools are located.
Assuming scholarship recipients have an interest in joining Foley & Lardner's summer program, they will be strongly considered by the firm's Recruiting Committee. Recipients will not, however, be obligated to pursue or accept such employment. Consistent with NALP guidelines, Foley & Lardner will not contact, interview or make offers relating to summer employment to any first-year law students until after December of their first year. http://www.foley.com/about/genpage.aspx?genpageid=000006325224