The Foundation’s goal is to provide financial assistance to three worthy law students from ABA-accredited law schools in order to promote, in a tangible way, the DRI Diversity Statement in Principle.
One scholarship in the amount of $10,000 and two scholarships in the amount of $5,000 each will be awarded. The recipients will be announced at the DRI Diversity for Success Seminar in Nashville, Tennessee, in June 2024.
This scholarship is open to rising (2024-2025) second- and third-year law students who come from historically marginalized groups, including those who identify as:
- African American
- Native American
- Second- and third-year female law students, regardless of race or ethnicity
- Any other second- and third-year law students who come from backgrounds that would add to the cause of diversity, regardless of race or gender
To qualify for these scholarships, a candidate must be a full-time student. Evening students 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.
Students who are a member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), law school, or law student members of AAJ, or students otherwise affiliated with or employed by AAJ, are not eligible for DRI's Law Student Diversity Scholarships.
Applications and all other requested materials must be received by March 31, 2024. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
Learn more and submit your application here