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LMJ Scholarship

Join us in celebrating 15 years of the LMJ Scholarship Program and 215 LMJ Scholars! MCCA remains dedicated to breaking the barriers to entry and advancing the diversity pipeline in the legal profession. Our LMJ Scholars and LMJ Alumni exemplify the best of our profession: passion, perseverance and dedication. We are proud of the outstanding accomplishments of these students and attorneys and look forward to helping them break barriers to entry and soar to the highest levels of corporate America.

We are calling on everyone to join us in 2020 and #RiseUnited. We rely on our scholars and our scholarship supporters to help us galvanize those around them into action. Together we can move beyond comfort zones to show the next generation that impossible dreams of creating a more diverse, inclusive and equitable profession can be achieved if we are connected and committed in our vision to make the legal profession as diverse as the world we live in.

LMJ Scholarship Background

In 2004, MCCA established the LMJ Scholarship Program, and awarded the first scholarships in 2005. The LMJ Scholarship is a diversity pipeline program that seeks to nurture the academic and professional careers of outstanding law students. The scholarship is open to women and 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, inclusion and equity. The LMJ Scholarship grants scholarships of $10,000 to students for their first year of law school. In addition to financial support, LMJ scholars are connected with peers, alumni, and mentors, who are available to provide professional support, such as guidance on addressing academic or personal obstacles that arise over the course of their legal career.

Since its inception, the LMJ Scholarship has awarded over $3.5 million in scholarships to 215 students, of which 40% identify as men and 60% identify as women.

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The 2020 LMJ Scholarship Application is now closed.

2019 LMJ Scholars

Congratulations to the new class of LMJ Scholars. Click on the photos below to learn more about the 2019 scholars.

Sonari Chidi

Microsoft Scholar

Tiffany Gee Ching Lo

Chevron Scholar

Aiyanna Sanders

Robert Half Legal Scholar

Staci Shelby

MCCA Scholar

Kaitlin Stanley

MCCA Scholar

Jonathan Verdugo

MCCA Scholar

LMJ Scholarship Sponsorship

MCCA would like to thank the 2019 LMJ Scholarship Sponsors and Selection Committee for your support and commitment to help MCCA build a diverse pipeline of students who will become the leaders of tomorrow.

LMJ Scholarship Sponsors


Organizations that wish to support the LMJ Scholarship 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.

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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Hear how the LMJ Scholarship and your donations have impacted the lives and the career trajectories of our LMJ Scholarship Alumni. Listen to their stories, here. Donate today!

Diversity Scholarships, Fellowships and Internships


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

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