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The Buckfire Law Scholarship Committee is currently accepting applications for the 2022 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. 2022 Law School Diversity Scholarship Program an applicant must submit the following items on or before Oct. 1, 2022:

  • 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.

2021 Law School Diversity Scholarship Winner: Markus Brooks

Brooks received his undergraduate degree in criminal justice from Jackson State University, where he participated in community service projects, social activism, and community engagement. In 2019 he interned with One World Exchange, a youth leadership program, in Douala, Cameroon, where he collected and donated over 500 cartons of medical supplies to be used at medical facilities throughout the country. Additionally, Brooks helped write a proposal on behalf of Hope for Abused and Battered (H4AB) and secured a grant from the U.S. Embassy that allows H4AB to continue its work in Cameroon.

Brooks said working in Cameroon is a long-term goal. “I hope to go back at least once every few years and spend time with those in my cohort. This experience has impacted my life because giving back to those in Cameroon gave me an opportunity to interact and be a positive role model for Cameroonians in marginalized communities who lacked quality food, healthcare, and access to justice.”

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    Essay

    Please submit 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.

    Documentation

    Please submit an official transcript, including your most recent semester at an accredited law school within the United States

    Certification

    I hereby certify that the information I have provided on this application form and in any attached materials is true and complete.

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