Applications are open for Zelle LLP Diversity in Law Scholarship 2021. Zelle is pleased to announce the firm’s Diversity in Law Scholarship will be offered again in 2021. 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 the award of the Diversity in Law Scholarship.
The Scholarship awards the selected recipient a total of $15,000.00 to be applied towards the selected recipient’s law school tuition, fees, and textbooks, 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.
Selection considerations will include but not be limited to academic performance, writing skills, demonstrated leadership skills, an interest in litigation (including antitrust and insurance litigation), financial need, and a desire to practice in one of the cities where Zelle maintains an office. Furthermore, applicants are required to have a 2.8 cumulative law school GPA (or its equivalent).
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