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DRI Extends Application Deadline for Its Diversity Law Student Scholarship Competition to September 15th

  • Published August 25, 2020

CHICAGO ­– (August 19, 2020)—DRI has extended the application deadline for its Law Student Diversity Scholarship Competition in which two $10,000 scholarships will be awarded. The new deadline is September 15th.

The program is open to students who will be in their second or third year of law school in the 2020-21 academic year.  Eligible are African American, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, LGBT and multi-racial students. Also eligible are female law students, regardless of race or ethnicity and law students who come from backgrounds that would add to the cause of diversity, regardless of race or gender. 

The goal of these scholarships is to provide financial assistance to two worthy law students from ABA-accredited law schools to promote, in a tangible way, the DRI Diversity Statement of Principle.

To qualify for this scholarship, a candidate must be a full-time student. Evening students also qualify for consideration if they have completed one-third or more of the total credit hours required for a degree by the applicant's law school. 
Two scholarships in the amount of $10,000 each will be awarded to applicants who best meet the following criteria: 

  • Demonstrated academic excellence 
  • Service to the profession 
  • Service to the community 
  • Service to the cause of diversity

Click here to access the scholarship application and information or go to Applications must be received by DRI no later than, September 15, 2020.



About DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar

DRI, with nearly 18,000 members, has tirelessly advocated for the valuable role attorneys play in representing businesses and individuals in civil matters. DRI is committed to enhancing the skills and professionalism of defense attorneys and anticipating and addressing issues germane to the civil justice system, including preserving the civil jury and promoting the appreciation of the role of the defense bar.