Max J. Madrid Law Diversity Scholarship

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Basic Eligibility: Persons in their first or second year of law school may apply if they are from a diverse background that historically has been underrepresented within the legal profession.

Selection Criteria

  • Strong academic achievement in college and law school
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities with employment and/or community service experience
  • Demonstrated excellence in research and communication skills, including written and oral
  • Compelling statement of the applicant\'s desire and the ability to overcome obstacles
  • The student must be in good standing, and the chosen law school must be ABA-accredited

Application Process: All applications must be submitted by email to Susan Harris at The deadline for receipt of applications for the scholarship is January 30, 2021. For an application to be considered complete and reviewed, it must include all of the following:
  • A personal statement of 500 to 700 words addressing eligibility and the selection
  • criteria
  • A current resume showing applicant\'s education, job history, and community
  • involvement
  • A five to ten page writing sample, unedited by any third party, preferably on a legal topic
  • Transcripts (official or unofficial) from undergraduate and graduate or law programs
  • Two academic, professional and/or employment references with full contact information

Selected candidates who are finalists for the scholarship will be contacted to schedule interviews.

Application Period
October 18, 2021 - January 16, 2022
January 28, 2022

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