Consistent with our rich tradition and commitment to diversity and inclusion, Bricker & Eckler LLP is pleased to once again present the Charles H. Walker Minority Scholarship for 2013. Established to provide first-year minority law students with a valuable employment experience early in their legal career, this scholarship will be awarded to a minority candidate (as defined in the Equal Employment Opportunity Commissions Regulations, 29 C.F.R. Part 1602, i.e. Native American or Alaska native, Asian or Pacific Islander, African-American or Black and Hispanic) who demonstrates leadership skills, academic strength, service to the community and an overall commitment to excellence.
Diversity and inclusion are not only driving forces for our firm’s future, but are an important part of our history. Bricker & Eckler was the first Columbus, Ohio majority law firm to hire an African-American attorney, as well as the first to elect an African American, Charles Walker, to the partnership. We proudly dedicate this scholarship in honor of our partner and trusted friend, Charles H. Walker, whose career and service to our community exemplify a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Minority students in their first year of legal studies currently enrolled in an ABA-approved law school are eligible to apply for the scholarship. One scholarship in the form of a $10,000 cash award (less any applicable taxes and withholdings) towards law school tuition and other law school related expenses will be awarded. In addition, the scholarship recipient will receive a paid summer associate position for the summer of 2013.
Eligible candidates should complete the application, which can be downloaded from the Firm’s website at www.bricker.com, and forward it with their résumé, writing sample, LSAT score, official undergraduate and graduate transcripts and law school grades (when available) to the attention of Patricia M. Lach, Recruiting/Professional Development Coordinator, Bricker & Eckler LLP, 100 South Third Street, Columbus, OH 43215. All applications must be complete when submitted and must be received by February 15, 2013. Scholarship finalists will be interviewed by members of the Firm’s Recruiting Committee and we hope to make the final selection by the Spring.
All inquiries related to the Bricker & Eckler LLP – Charles H. Walker Minority Scholarship should be directed to Patricia M. Lach, Recruiting/Professional Development Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dear First Year Law School Student :
Diversity and inclusion are core values at Baker & Hostetler LLP. The attorneys and staff at BakerHostetler
have made a long-term commitment to diversity and inclusion within our workforce and to recruiting,
retaining and promoting diverse attorneys and staff at all levels. We believe that identifying candidates early
in their careers is important and therefore we invite you to apply for our Paul D. White Scholarship Program.
The BakerHostetler Paul D. White Scholarship is available to men and women minority law students--Black or
African American, Hispanic or Latino, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, Asian or American Indian/Alaskan
Native. The scholarship award includes a paid summer associate clerkship of an equivalent annual rate of
$130,000 and a $7,500 cash award. The summer associate clerkship will commence after the completion of
the recipient's first year of law school and the cash award will be paid at the end of the clerkship. In
appropriate cases, a summer associate clerkship may also be offered again at the end of the student's second
year of law school.
The following criteria may be utilized by BakerHostetler to review and select scholarship candidates: law
school performance; demonstrated leadership abilities (as evidenced by community and collegiate
involvement); collegiate academic record; extracurricular activities; work experience; and a written personal
statement. The top scholarship candidates will be interviewed by members of the Cleveland Office Hiring
If you are interested in applying for the Paul D. White Scholarship in BakerHostetler's Cleveland Office, please
complete the enclosed application and forward it with your resume and personal statement to the attention
of Kylie Wilhelmy, Legal Recruitment & Special Events Coordinator, BakerHostetler (PNC Center, 1900 East
9th Street, Suite 3200, Cleveland, OH 44114). All applications must be received no later than Tuesday,
January 22, 2013. The scholarship recipient will be notified by the end of February.
The law firm of Kegler, Brown, Hill & Ritter is currently seeking applicants for its minority student merit scholarship. This spring, the firm will award up to two (2) scholarships to two deserving first year minority law students.
Each $5,000 Kegler, Brown, Hill & Ritter Minority Merit Scholarship includes a paid summer clerkship position with the firm’s first-year summer associate class. All first-year law students of minority descent are eligible to apply
for the scholarship.
Scholarship application materials are due to Kegler Brown no later than January 7, 2013. Interested students should submit a résumé, application, undergraduate transcripts and first semester law school transcripts (when
available) to Cara M. Tammaro, Kegler Brown’s human resources manager. The application, submission details and additional information about the scholarship are available on our website. 2013 marks the tenth year for the Kegler Brown Minority Merit Scholarship, which is awarded annually to a minority student based on academic performance, accomplishments, activities and potential contributions to the legal community. Minority students from all law schools will be considered for the scholarship.
Kegler Brown maintains an internal diversity committee to formalize and further the firm's commitment to achieving diversity at all levels of the organization. A combined sub-group of the diversity and recruiting committees also is in place and is charged with setting and accomplishing goals related to increasing racial diversity. As a result, the firm has increased its efforts to recruit and to actively encourage the application and selection of minority candidates in the firm's summer associate program. The firm appreciates the importance of diversity and inclusion. Through
activities such as the Kegler Brown Minority Merit Scholarship and our Women Lawyers’ Initiative, Kegler Brown is continually promoting and developing a diverse future for the firm. Additionally, Kegler Brown is a founding member
of the Columbus Bar Association's Diversity Initiative, which is designed to significantly increase the number of minority attorneys recruited and retained by Columbus law firms.
About Kegler, Brown, Hill & Ritter
Kegler, Brown, Hill & Ritter is a full-service law firm more than 70 attorneys and offices in Columbus, Cleveland and Marion, Ohio. The firm specializes in the areas of corporate and tax law; construction law; estates and trusts; governmental relations and administrative law; labor and employee relations, litigation; and real estate and financing. Kegler Brown also is a founding member of the State Capital Group*, with member law firms
nationally and globally. To learn more, visit www.keglerbrown.com.
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