Ds Scholarship

Law firm adds new scholarship

Mark Wassink. Courtesy Warner Norcross + Judd

Warner Norcross + Judd is offering a new scholarship to continue promoting diversity in the legal profession.

The law firm established an annual $20,000 law scholarship — Embracing Diversity in Our Communities. The scholarship will be awarded to a second-year law student in good standing from a historically marginalized community. Students are asked to submit a written personal statement, short video introduction, undergraduate and law school transcripts, and a current resume for consideration.

“We recognize the importance of going beyond mere words to promote diversity in our profession,” said Mark Wassink, managing partner of Warner. “This new scholarship will provide significant financial support to law students from communities who have historically had inadequate representation in the legal profession. It will also allow them an opportunity to put their legal studies into action during a clerkship with Warner.

“We are pleased to introduce this new scholarship program and encourage interested law students to apply.”

Students must fill out an application. Applicants may identify by race, as LGBTQIA+ or with a disability. Eligible applicants will be offered a summer associate position at one of Warner’s nine offices in Michigan in 2023. Applications will be accepted through June 30, and they will be reviewed by members of the firm’s diversity, equity and inclusion action committee and summer associate committee.

The winner of the $20,000 scholarship will be notified by July 11. The scholarship will be divided into four payments of $5,000 over four four quarters.

Applications and more information are here.

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