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Warner Introduces $20,000 Law Scholarship – Embracing Diversity in Our Communities

Warner Norcross + Judd LLP has introduced a new $20,000 Law Scholarship – Embracing Diversity in Our Communities as part of its commitment to promoting diversity in the legal profession in Michigan.

Offered annually, the scholarship will be awarded to a rising second-year law student in good standing from a historically marginalized community. Students are asked to share a written personal statement, short video introduction, undergraduate and law school transcripts and a current resume for consideration.

Applications, which are available here, are being accepted through June 30, with the winner being notified by July 11. Eligible applicants will be offered a summer associate position in one of Warner’s nine offices throughout Michigan in 2023.

“We recognize the importance of going beyond mere words to promote diversity in our profession,” said Mark Wassink, managing partner of Warner. “This new scholarship will provide significant financial support to law students from communities who have historically had inadequate representation in the legal profession. It will also allow them an opportunity to put their legal studies into action during a clerkship with Warner.

“We are pleased to introduce this new scholarship program and encourage interested law students to apply.”

To be eligible for consideration, applicants may identify by race, as LGBTQIA+ or with a disability. Applications will be reviewed by members of the firm’s Diversity, Equity + Inclusion Action Committee and Summer Associate Committee. The $20,000 scholarship will be divided into four payments of $5,000 over four consecutive semesters.

The $20,000 Law Scholarship – Embracing Diversity in our Communities is the newest in a series of scholarships and programs designed to promote diversity in the legal profession. To date, Warner has contributed more than $250,000 to a number of initiatives, including scholarships for law students, paralegals and legal secretaries, as well as study courses to prepare for law school entrance exams.

For more information on Warner’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, visit www.wnj.com/About-Us/Diversity.

About Warner
By providing discerning and proactive legal advice, Warner Norcross + Judd builds a better partnership with its clients. Warner is a corporate law firm with 230 attorneys practicing in nine offices throughout Michigan: Grand Rapids, Detroit, Midland, Macomb County, Kalamazoo, Muskegon, Lansing, Holland and Bloomfield Hills. To learn more, visit www.wnj.com, follow us on Twitter @WNJLLP or connect on LinkedIn or Facebook.