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Zelle LLP Diversity in Law Scholarship

Deadline: March 15, 2019


On behalf of the national law firm Zelle LLP, we are pleased to announce a call for applications for our 2019 Diversity in Law Scholarship. The keystone of the firm's Diversity Outreach Plan, the Diversity in Law Scholarship was created for law students who either (1) are a member of a population or group whose background and perspectives are historically underrepresented in the private practice of law; or (2) demonstrate a long-standing commitment to diversity that will be furthered by award of the scholarship.


The scholarship awards the selected recipient a total of $20,000 to be applied towards the selected recipient's law school tuition, fees, and text books, with one half of the scholarship paid for the student's second year of law school and one half of the scholarship paid for the student's third year of law school subject to the following: To receive the second installment of the scholarship, the recipient must maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA (or its equivalent) through the student's second year of law school. Depending upon the firm's current needs, the Scholarship recipient may be offered, but is under no obligation to accept, a paid summer clerkship at one of the firm's offices for the summer following the student's first year of law school. The specific location of the potential clerkship will be decided by the firm in consultation with the student and will be based upon both the student's interest and the firm's need. Finally, in order to help ensure the recipient's successful entry into the legal profession, the firm will assign an attorney to mentor the recipient for the student's remaining law school career.


It is our hope to spread the word about our Diversity in Law Scholarship to eligible students. I thought you would be the perfect "go to" person to assist the firm in our communication outreach efforts. Click here for a copy of our formal scholarship application containing more in-depth information about the scholarship for your reference and dissemination.


Please note that to be considered for the Diversity in Law Scholarship students should complete and submit the application and required documents to Zelle LLP by March 15, 2019. Click here for complete eligibility requirements. 

Award: $20,000