Lawyers play a vital role in protecting the freedoms and rights of all Americans, regardless of race.
Unfortunately the legal professional remains one of the least diverse professions in the US according the the American Bar Association. Minority lawyers make up less than 17% of the field and only 9% of law partners. With rising racial inequality, diversity in the legal community has never been more important.
The WiseGeek Diversity in Law No-Essay Scholarship is meant to support and encourage diversity in the legal profession. This $500 award will help current or aspiring law school students of a racial minority pay their tuition or student loans.
The application deadline is Apr 16, 2022. Winners will be announced on May 16, 2022.
Award amounts per winner are designated by the donor. Check the award amount for a detailed breakdown.
The winner will be publicly announced on May 16, 2022. Prior to the announcement date, we may contact finalists with additional questions about their application. We will work with donors to review all applications according to the scholarship criteria. Winners will be chosen based on the merit of their application.
Award checks will be sent to the financial aid office of the winner's academic institution or future academic institution in their name to be applied to their tuition, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school's requirements). If the award is for a qualified educational non-tuition expense, we will work with the winner directly to distribute the award and make sure it goes towards qualified expenses.
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to confirm their academic enrollment status. Depending on the circumstances, verification of Student ID and/or their most recent transcript will be required.
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Yes. The terms and conditions for this scholarship can be found here.