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. 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.
- Up to 10 scholarships of $10,000 will be awarded to incoming first year law students.
- The scholarships will be applied to tuition, fees, books, supplies and equipment required for course load at ABA‐accredited U.S. law schools.
- Students may transfer from one institution to another and retain the award.
Level and Area of Studies
University level in law subjects.
Place of Study
In the United States of America.
Eligibility and Criteria
- You must show proof of your acceptance into an ABA-accredited U.S. law school for a full-time Juris Doctorate Program on or before the application deadline
- LLM students and/or part-time students are ineligible.
- You must have earned an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher.
- You must be financially disadvantaged and have completed the FAFSA. If you cannot complete the FAFSA because you are a DACA student, please upload proof of your DACA status on the Financial page in lieu of the FAFSA.
- You must have an interest in corporate law, including an interest in working in a corporate law department and/or law firm.
- You must have an interest in diversity and inclusion.
- You must demonstrate community service and leadership qualities.
- Students pursuing dual degree programs are ineligible.
Only the United States citizens are welcome to apply.
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