LMJ Scholarship Program

In 2004, the MCCA established the Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship (“LMJ Scholarship”) program. The LMJ Scholarship program seeks to nurture the academic and professional careers of outstanding law students and advancing the diversity pipeline to the legal profession. The LMJ Scholarship Program provides financial support to incoming first-year law students pursuing a juris doctorate degree. The scholarship is open to diverse students who have: been accepted to an ABA-accredited law school on a full-time basis; an outstanding or promising academic record; an interest in corporate law; demonstrated community service and leadership qualities; a financial need; and a commitment to diversity and inclusion. Since its inception, the LMJ Scholarship program has awarded over $3.5 million in scholarships to nearly 200 students of which 39% are men and 61% are women.

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2017 LMJ Scholarship Recipients

MCCA would like to congratulate the following 2017 LMJ Scholarship recipients. To learn more about the recipients or LMJ Scholarship alumni, click here.

Christina Drakeford

Emilio Figueroa

Felipe Hernandez

Jason Oh

Shannon Reid

Wendy Serra

LMJ Alumni Scholar Spotlight

Tarik Gause

LMJ Scholars Class: 2005
Current Company: Veon Ltd

“The mentorship and sponsorship aspects [of the LMJ Scholarship] are invaluable. Being in law is so much about who your mentors and sponsors are - their guidance can have an outsized impact on your career. I found those relationships in my LMJ sponsors at DuPont. You can't build those types of career-long relationships without somewhere to start and the LMJ scholarship helped me to do that. It's been the greatest gift that the LMJ scholarship has given me."

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Bryant Hall

LMJ Scholars Class: 2008
Current Company: Danaher Corporation

“The most important thing is to remember where you’ve come from because it’s critical to try to bring your whole self to legal practice. The only way that you’re going to survive and thrive in practice is to remember your core values and the hard work that has gotten you to law school. Don’t forget those values because they’ll be sources of strength for you to rely upon as you navigate your career."

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LMJ Scholarship Sponsorship


Organizations that wish to support the LMJ Scholarship program join an elite cadre of corporate leaders recognized and celebrated  for advancing the diversity pipeline to the legal profession and supporting the future leaders of their industry.

Additional Diversity Scholarships and Fellowships


Learn more about law school scholarships and fellowships available to diverse students.

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