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2021 White Collar Defense Diversity Scholarship

The White Collar Defense Diversity Scholarship is offering a $500 scholarship to African American and Hispanic students from single-parent homes who are committed to pursuing a post secondary education and who have demonstrated ability to overcome adversity and challenges related to their backgrounds. It is our hope that this scholarship can serve as a way for students to share their experiences and serve as a beacon of hope for students coming from similar situations.

Criteria for eligibility and selection:

The scholarship program is open to all African American and Hispanic undergraduate, and law school students as well as incoming college freshmen. The candidate must be in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Candidates must have a demonstrated financial need.

Application requirements:

Applicants will be assessed based on the following criteria:

  • A completed application, which includes the requirements below and the Scholarship Application Cover Sheet available here.
  • A 750-1,000 word essay describing the applicant’s personal situation as a minority with a single parent, the impact that it had on them, and how it has shaped them into the person they are today.
  • Applicants should also address their college, law school and/or career plans and how this scholarship will help them achieve those plans. A current, unofficial academic transcript from the applicant’s school.

Application deadline and instructions:

To be considered eligible, interested applicants must submit a completed application along with the previously listed requirements by September 30, 2021. The scholarship winner will be notified of the results in the fall of 2021.

For email applications please submit all criteria to scholarships@whitecollarattorney.net with the subject line: “[Applicant’s First and Last Name] – 2021 White Collar Defense Diversity Scholarship”

Thank you for your interest in the 2021 White Collar Defense Diversity Scholarship.