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.
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