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Zelle Announces 2016 Diversity in Law Scholarship Recipient

August 30, 2016

Zelle LLP is pleased to announce Levon Kalanjian as the recipient of the firm’s 2016 Diversity in Law Scholarship. Kalanjian will receive a financial scholarship of $15,000 for his second year and if his GPA at the end of his second year is at least a 3.0, then he will receive the additional $15,000 for his third year. This award is to be applied toward his law school tuition, fees and text books. He will also be assigned a mentor at the firm for his remaining law school career.

Kalanjian is a second-year law student at University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law. He received his bachelor of science degree, cum laude, from California State University, Northridge, with a business law major and finance minor. As an undergraduate, he received the Business Law Scholastic Achievement Award. He worked as a store manager while attending Cal State Northridge full-time, and is the first in his family to obtain a bachelor’s degree.

“I appreciate Zelle’s commitment to diversity and prioritization of diversity efforts, and am honored to be the recipient of the 2016 Diversity in Law Scholarship,” said Kalanjian. “At a young age, I vowed that I would do something to make a difference, and Zelle’s generous financial support and mentoring will help me achieve my goal of helping others.”

The Diversity in Law Scholarship is the keystone of the firm's Diversity Outreach Plan and was created for second-year law students who either (1) are a member of a diverse group that is 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. To learn more about the Diversity in Law Scholarship and Zelle’s commitment to diversity, please click here.

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