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DRI Announces Its 15th Annual Diversity Law Student Scholarship Competition

  • by DRI
  • Jul 29, 2020, 13:55 PM

Program Has Awarded $300,000 in Scholarships Since Inception

CHICAGO ¬– (July 28, 2020)—DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar announces its 15th annual Law Student Diversity Scholarship Competition in which two $10,000 scholarships will be awarded. The program is open to students who will be in their second or third year of law school in the 2020-21 academic year.  Eligible are African American, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, LGBT and multi-racial students. Also eligible are female law students, regardless of race or ethnicity and law students who come from backgrounds that would add to the cause of diversity, regardless of race or gender. 
 
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.

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. 
 
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

Click here to access the scholarship application and information or go to www.dri.org. Applications must be received by DRI no later than, August 31, 2020. 

 
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