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Diversity Law Scholarship and Applications

$20,000 Law Scholarship – Embracing Diversity in our Communities

This scholarship program is intended to promote diversity in the legal profession in Michigan by assisting rising 2L law students in good standing from a historically marginalized community. Warner will award one scholarship of $20,000 to a qualified candidate, divided into four-$5,000 payments over four consecutive semesters. In addition, eligible applicants will be offered a 2L summer associate position in 2023. The scholarship winner will be announced and notified by July 11, 2022.

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

$20,000 Scholarship Application Form 2022 

In addition to completing the application, applicants must also submit the following:

  • Current Resume:  Attach a current resume, not to exceed two pages in length.
  • Undergraduate Transcript: Attach official transcripts from your undergraduate studies.
  • 1L Transcript: Attach official transcripts from your first year of law school.  GPAs of 3.0 or above are preferred. 
  • Personal Statement:  Include a concise, one paragraph statement indicating why you should be chosen as a scholarship recipient.
  • One Minute Video: Upload a one-minute video to YouTube introducing yourself to the committee, further explaining why you should be chosen as a scholarship recipient. Include a link to your video with your application submission. 

 The deadline for submitting applications is June 30, 2022.


Questions should be directed to Courtney Failer, Community Relations Manager, Warner Norcross + Judd, at cfailer@wnj.com.


Diversity Law Scholarship

The Firm sponsors an annual Diversity Law Scholarship Program that awards $5,000 to a law school student and $2,000 to a paralegal/legal assistant student or $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 2022

The deadline for submitting applications to the Foundation is March 1, 2022.

Questions should be directed to Ruth Bishop, Grand Rapids Community Foundation, at rbishop@grfoundation.org or to Courtney Failer, Community Relations, Warner Norcross + Judd, at cfailer@wnj.com.