MCCA Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship Program 2013
The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship Program provides scholarship support for newly entering first year law students pursuing a Juris Doctor (non-L.L.M.) degree. The Scholarship Program will provide scholarships at $10,000 per year for up to three years. The total commitment per recipient is up to $30,000. Scholarship recipients will receive a $10,000 award for the first year of law school and may qualify for additional financial support in years two and three. MCCA intends to foster mentoring opportunities for the selected scholars as well as assist in the placement of the winners in paid summer internship positions with corporate law departments during the summer immediately following successful completion of their first year of law school.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens and able to show proof of same, if requested. Applicant must show proof of his/her acceptance into an ABA-accredited U.S. law school on or before the application deadline (to start in fall 2013). Applicant must have an interest in corporate law, including an interest in working in a corporate law department and/or law firm. Applicant must have an interest in diversity. Applicant must be financially disadvantaged and have completed the FAFSA and provide additional documents as requested. Applicant must demonstrate community service and leadership qualities. Applicant must have earned an undergraduate cumulative G.P.A. of 3.2 or higher. Applicant must be enrolled in law school on a FULL-TIME basis in the fall 2013.
Program is OPEN TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS.
All applications must be submitted online, and must include the following uploaded application materials:
MCCA has retained the services of the United Negro College Fund ("UNCF") to assist with the promotion and administration of the program. UNCF will collect the application materials. Applications will be available online January 2, 2013. MCCA and UNCF will then score the completed applications, and provide a list of the top forty candidates to the LMJ Scholarship Selection Committee to choose the winners. Once the fellowships are awarded, the program requires each recipient to maintain a "B" average each year. Recipients must provide regular reports to MCCA regarding their continued eligibility for the program. To apply online click here.
MCCA has set the following timeline for the 2013 LMJ Scholarship Program:
Please direct all questions concerning the MCCA Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship Program to Alice Sykes at 703.205.3514 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Minority Corporate Counsel Association, Inc. (MCCA) was founded in 1997 to advance the hiring, retention, and promotion of diverse attorneys in legal departments and the law firms that serve them. MCCA, through its Diversity Dollars Grant Program, supports initiatives and programs that further diversity in the legal profession.
Past Grant Recipients