The Buckfire Law Scholarship Committee is currently accepting applications for the 2021 Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Law School Diversity Scholarship.
The scholarship was created in 2013 as part of the law firm’s commitment to helping law students who are in need of financial assistance achieve their academic and professional dreams.
In order to be considered for the scholarship, the student must be a member of an ethnic, racial, or other minority, or demonstrate a commitment to issues of diversity within their community.
The scholarship will award $2,000 to one student selected by our scholarship selection committee.
Law School Diversity Scholarship Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Recipient is a member of an ethnic or racial minority or any individual who demonstrates a defined commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career.
- Recipient is a U.S. citizen currently attending an accredited law school within the United States.
- Academic achievement as reflected by a minimum 3.0 GPA and have completed at least one semester of classes at an accredited law school.
Law School Diversity Scholarship Applications Requirements
In order to apply for the Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. 2021 Law School Diversity Scholarship Program an applicant must submit the following items on or before Oct. 1, 2021:
- A completed scholarship application form. (Located at the bottom of page)
- A one-page typed essay describing how you have utilized your time promoting ethnic diversity within your community. Alternatively, you may write about how you will use your law degree to promote ethnic diversity in the future.
- A certified, official copy of law school transcript.
2020 Law School Diversity Scholarship Winner: Jenessa Doyle
Doyle grew up being exposed to social injustice in the southside of Chicago. As she grew up and learned more about the criminal justice system, she decided to pursue a career in law. Doyle said she did not come from a community where she had role models and, despite being the youngest of six children, she was the first to graduate college in her family.
Growing up in the southside of Chicago greatly influenced Doyle, her desire to fight for justice for fellow minorities, and ensure that everyone is provided with fair and adequate representation, regardless of their skin color or background.
“I plan to promote ethnic diversity by promoting racial equality,” said Doyle. “I not only want to fight for justice, but I also want to show my family and members of my Chicago community that it is possible to achieve a higher education and it’s possible to dream big and work towards achieving those dreams.”
She passionately believes that where you come from does not dictate where you are going and hopes to be that role model for her community that she did not have growing up.
Past Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Law School Diversity Scholarship Winners
- 2020: Jenessa Doyle, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
- 2019: Yanna Banks, Penn State Law School
- 2018: Sarah Camiscoli, Yale Law School
- 2017: Rachel McDuffie, Wayne State University Law School
- 2016: Effi Taylor, Villanova University School of Law
- 2015: Shoshana Brown, City University of New York Law School
- 2014: Jeffrey Garcia, University of Southern California Law School
- 2013: Tiffane King, University of California, Irvine School of Law
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