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MCCA Announces 2014 - 2015 Recipients of the LMJ Scholarship

April 7, 2015

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CONTACT:
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Aracely Muñoz Petrich, Esq.: (202) 739-5841 - aracelymunozpetrich@mcca.com

 

MCCA ANNOUNCES 2014-2015 RECIPIENTS OF THE LMJ SCHOLARSHIP

Fifteen Outstanding Students have been Awarded $10,000 each for Law School

Washington, D.C. – The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) has announced the recipients of the 2014-2015 MCCA LMJ Scholarship. The fifteen law students were chosen from a large and impressive pool of applicants from all over the United States. The LMJ Scholarship program seeks to nurture the academic and professional careers of outstanding law students while advancing the diversity pipeline to the legal profession. Since 2004, the MCCA LMJ Scholarship program has awarded more than $2.7 million to diverse law students who have a financial need; overcome obstacles; have an interest in corporate law; and have a commitment to diversity and inclusion.

"Each of these students represents the idea of what hard work and dedication can accomplish. I am proud we can support these men and women in their pursuit of a legal education. We are fortunate to have the support of key corporate and law firm partners who are committed to ensuring a diverse and inclusive legal profession," said MCCA President and CEO Joseph K. West.

The success of the MCCA LMJ Scholarship program is due to the continued support from generous corporate sponsors such as Chevron, Nationwide, Microsoft, PitneyBowes, Robert Half, Walmart, and many others. Microsoft, a committed partner in advancing diversity has funded three MCCA LMJ scholars for all three years of law school since the program's inception in 2005. Groom Law Group recently announced its commitment to fund a prospective 2015-16 LMJ Scholar for three years.

The rising cost of legal education has made a law school education unattainable for many students, in particular minorities. Many LMJ scholars have been the first in their families to attend law school, but all have shown academic excellence, represent a wide array of experiences, and through their community service, have demonstrated a commitment to furthering diversity.

Since its inception, the MCCA LMJ Scholarship Program has funded over 180 law students who have attended over 50 different law schools from across the country. MCCA raises funds for the LMJ Scholarship Program through its annual General Counsel Summit (GSC), a four-day event that provides innovative educational offerings focusing on leadership and diversity. For more information on the upcoming GCS on May 6-9, 2015 in Palm Springs, Florida, visit MCCA GSC.

The 2014-2015 MCCA LMJ Scholarship Recipients:

Taifha Baker
Georgetown University School of Law
MCCA Scholar
  Aldel ML. Brown
Harvard Law School
Microsoft Scholar
  Frances R. Ha
Boston College School of Law
MCCA Scholar
Jiali Huang
Yeshiva University School of Law
MCCA Scholar
  Ke’Andra N. Levingston
Harvard Law School
Chevron Scholar
  Maya A. McKenzie
Georgetown University School of Law
MCCA Scholar
Maybelline Mena-Hadyka
New York University School of Law
Microsoft Scholar
  Suman K. Momin
Duke University School of Law
MCCA Scholar
  Pamela E.V. Nwaoko
Harvard Law School
Microsoft Scholar
Victor A. Salcedo
Harvard Law School
Nationwide Scholar
  Farzeen Tariq
Northwestern University School of Law
Walmart Scholar
  Syeda N. Tasnim
New York University School of Law
MCCA Scholar
Delvin S. Turner
University of California-Los Angeles, School of Law
MCCA Scholar
  Sohayl Vafai
University of California-Berkeley, School of Law
Robert Half Scholar
  Rachel Velasquez
Vanderbilt University School of Law
PitneyBowes Scholar

For more information on the 2014-2015 LMJ Scholarship recipients, please click here.

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The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) was founded in 1997 to advocate for the expanded hiring, retention, and promotion of minority attorneys in corporate law departments and the law firms that serve them. MCCA furthers its mission through the collection and dissemination of information about diversity in the legal profession. MCCA takes an inclusive approach to the definition of "diversity." Therefore, its research addresses issues of race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability status, and generational differences which impact the legal profession's workforce.

 

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