On behalf of the national law firm Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason LLP, we are pleased to announce the firm’s new Diversity in Law Scholarship. The keystone of the firm’s Diversity Outreach Plan, the Diversity in Law Scholarship was created for law students who either (1) are a member of a diverse group (broadly defined to include race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity, physical disability or economic/educational disadvantage) that is historically underrepresented in the private practice of law; or (2) demonstrate a long-standing commitment to diversity that will be furthered by award of the scholarship. 

 The scholarship awards the selected recipient a total of$30,000 to be applied towards the selected recipient’s law school tuition, fees, and text books, with one half of the scholarship paid for the student’s second year of law school and one half of the scholarship paid for the student’s third year of law school subject to the following:  To receive the second installment of the scholarship, the recipient MUST maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA (or its equivalent) through the student’s second year of law school. The scholarship recipient will also be offered a paid summer clerkship at one of the firm’s offices for the summer following the student’s first year of law school.  Finally, in order to help ensure the recipient’s successful entry into the legal profession, the firm will assign an attorney to mentor the recipient for the student’s remaining law school career.  Please note that to be considered for the Diversity in Law Scholarship students should complete and submit the below application form and other required documents to: Zelle Hofmann by April 1, 2011. Contact information and respective submission information is available within the attached application.  Any questions about Zelle Hofmann or if you need further information about this scholarship opportunity, visit www.zelle.com     Download the application form: HERE.