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Defense Research Institute – Law Student Diversity Scholarship

Deadline: April 1, 2019


DRI announces its annual Law Student Diversity Scholarship program, open to rising (2018–19) second- and
third-year African American, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, LGBT and multi-racial students. All rising
second- and third-year female law students are also eligible, regardless of race or ethnicity. Any other rising
second- and third-year law students who come from backgrounds that would add to the cause of diversity,
regardless of race or gender, are eligible to apply. Students who are members of the American Association
for Justice (AAJ), law school or law student members of AAJ, or students otherwise affiliated with or
employed by AAJ are not eligible for DRI Law Student Diversity Scholarships. 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. 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. See the last page of
this application for the DRI Diversity Statement.

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

All applications, essays and required materials** may be submitted in PDF format to,
faxed to 312.252.0995, or hard copy format to
Tim Kolly, Director of Public Policy
DRI—The Voice of the Defense Bar
55 West Monroe Street, Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60603

Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Award: Two scholarships in the amount of $10,000 each.