Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association – Student Scholarship Awards

The Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association is pleased to announce that we are currently accepting nominations for our student scholarship awards:

 

Nominees for The Honorable Chief Justice Roderick Ireland Leadership and Juvenile Advocacy Scholarship Award must:

  • Demonstrate exceptional leadership skill;
  • Demonstrate compassion, integrity and commitment to juvenile justice through advocacy;
  • Enrolled and in good standing at an ABA-accredited law school at the time of nomination;
  • Exhibit strong academic achievement;
  • Demonstrate a commitment to practicing law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; and
  • Be a MBLA member.

Nominees for the Honorable Reginald Lindsay Public Service Scholarship Award must:

  • Demonstrate exceptional compassion and commitment to public service;
  • Enrolled and in good standing at an ABA-accredited law school at the time of nomination;
  • Exhibit strong academic achievement;
  • Demonstrate a commitment to practicing law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; and
  • Be a MBLA member.

Nominees for the Fletcher “Flash” Wiley MBLA Legacy Scholarship must:

  • Demonstrate exceptional commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion;
  • Demonstrate commitment to “lift as they climb,” which is to have exhibited an interest in the professional development and success of others;
  • Be a second-year law student, or the equivalent in a dual-degree J.D.-granting academic program, at the time of nomination;
  • Enrolled and in good standing at an ABA-accredited law school;
  • Exhibit exceptional academic achievement;
  • Demonstrate a commitment to practicing law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; and
  • Be a MBLA member.

Nominations must be submitted online by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 19, 2018. All other application materials must be submitted by 5:00 pm on Monday, February 26, 2018.

 

The award recipients and their nominators will be notified in early March and the recipients will be presented with their respective awards at the 2018 MBLA Gala on Thursday March 22, 2018.

Questions regarding the MBLA Scholarships or the scholarship application process may be directed to D’Andre Fernandez, Student Support Committee Chair, at dtfernandez@gmail.com or Michael Kippins, Co-Chair Student Support Committee, at mkippins@princelobel.com.

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Boston, MA 02108

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