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White Collar Defense Diversity Scholarship: 2020

The White Collar Defense Diversity Scholarship is offering a $500 scholarship to African American and Hispanic students from single-mother homes who are committed to pursuing a quality education and who have a demonstrated ability to overcome adversity and challenges related to their backgrounds.

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. Candidate must have a demonstrated financial need.

Application requirements: 

The White Collar Defense Diversity Scholarship program welcomes all students who meet the above criteria to apply. 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 1,000-word essay describing the applicant’s personal situation as a minority with a single mother, the impact that it has had on their life, and how they have overcome those challenges. 
  • Applicants should also address their college, law school and/or career plans and how this scholarship will help him/her achieve those plans. A current, unofficial academic transcript from the applicant’s school.  
  • 1 Letter of Recommendation from a teacher, principal, school administrator, work supervisor or a member of the clergy who has known the applicant for at least 3 years or more and can speak to why the applicant deserves this scholarship.

Application deadline and instructions: 

To be considered eligible, interested applicants must submit a completed application along with the previously listed requirements by September 30, 2020. The scholarship winner and other applicants will be notified of the results in the fall of 2020. Address fax or mail submissions to: White Collar Defense Diversity Scholarship Attn: Firm Administrator 409 7th St NW Suite 218 Washington, DC 20004 Fax: (202) 664-1331 For email applications please address: [email protected]