Applications are now being accepted for the MCCA LMJ Scholarship.
Do you have an interest in corporate law and possess a commitment to diversity and inclusion? Each year, the Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr., Scholarship Program (“LMJ Scholarship”) awards up to 6 scholarships of $10,000 to incoming first-year law students.
Established by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA), the LMJ Scholarship is a diversity pipeline program that seeks to nurture the academic and professional careers of outstanding law students.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, law is one of the least diverse professions in the nation. Although progress has been made, minorities are still underrepresented in the legal profession. The National Association for Law Placement (NALP) released their 2018 Report on Diversity in U.S. Law Firms this January, revealing mixed news; although there have been overall gains in representation of minorities, the gains are modest. There is more work to be done.
LMJ Scholarship applicants will be evaluated based on financial need, community involvement, essay content and academic achievements. Scholarship funds may be applied to tuition, fees, books, supplies and equipment required for courses at ABA-accredited U.S. law schools. The deadline to apply is May 28, 2019 by 11:59 PM Pacific Time.
For more information about the LMJ Scholarship and the application process, visit www. mcca.com/lmjscholarship.
MCCA was founded in 1997 to advance the hiring, retention and promotion of diverse attorneys in corporate legal departments and the law firms that serve them. MCCA accomplishes its mission through publishing, research and training, pipeline initiatives and networking.