Zelle Announces Diversity in Law Scholarship - 2017April 1, 2017
Zelle is pleased to announce the firm's Diversity in Law Scholarship will be offered again in 2017. 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 $30,000 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.
The application deadline for submission is April 1, 2017. For complete information about the firm's Diversity in Law Scholarship, including contact and submission information and to access the formal application, please click here.
For questions pertaining to the firm's Diversity in Law Scholarship, please feel free to contact the Diversity Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about Zelle's commitment to diversity, please click here.