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Diversity Law Scholarship and Applications

Diversity Law Scholarship

The Firm sponsors an annual Diversity Law Scholarship Program that awards $5,000 to a law school student, $2,000 to a paralegal/legal assistant student and $1,000 to a legal secretarial student. Candidates for the law school scholarship must be accepted to or attending a Michigan law school or be a Michigan resident attending an accredited law school in the United States. Candidates for the paralegal and secretarial scholarships must be a Michigan resident majoring in paralegal or legal secretarial studies in an accredited program. Winners will be selected by the Grand Rapids Community Foundation.

Interested students should complete an online application, which can be found at the following link:
Scholarship Application Form 2020

The deadline for submitting applications to the Foundation is March 1, 2020.

Questions should be directed to Ruth Bishop, Grand Rapids Community Foundation, at or to Courtney Failer, Community Relations Liaison, Warner Norcross + Judd, at

1L Diversity Scholarship

The Firm is sponsoring its 2nd 1L Diversity Scholarship. This scholarship program is intended to promote diversity in the legal profession in Michigan by assisting first-year, diverse law students in good standing attending University of Michigan Law School, Michigan State University Law School or Wayne State Law School. Warner will award one scholarship of $2,000 to a student in each of the listed law schools.

Interested students should print, complete and submit the 1L Diversity Scholarship application by October 31, 2019.

Questions should be directed to Courtney Failer, Community Relations Liaison, at

LSAT Preparation Course Scholarship

The Firm also sponsors a LSAT Preparation Course Scholarship program. Each year, Warner awards scholarships to minority college students in their junior or senior year to attend a Kaplan LSAT preparation course. The scholarships, each valued at up to $1,500, will give minority students interested in attending law school a jump-start on the Law School Admissions Test. Applicants must be a Michigan resident or must be currently enrolled in a college or university in Michigan and must complete the LSAT preparation course before December 2019. Applicants must be enrolled in a college or university as a Junior or Senior during the 2018-2019 academic year with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher in undergraduate studies and must have a demonstrated financial need.

Interested students should print, complete and submit the LSAT Preparation Course Scholarship application form.

The next deadline for applications is April 30, 2019.

Questions should be directed to Courtney Failer, Community Relations Liaison,

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