The Oliver W. Hill & Samuel W. Tucker Scholarship Committee is pleased to offer the following scholarship opportunity to minority law students attending law schools in Virginia and the Howard University School of Law. Attached, please find the scholarship package for the 12th Annual Oliver W. Hill & Samuel W. Tucker Scholarship Award.
Presidential Medal of Freedom winner, Oliver W. Hill was a tireless and successful civil rights attorney who admirably served the City of Richmond, Commonwealth of Virginia and the country at large. Mr. Hill is perhaps most recognized for his role in one of the four companion cases in Brown v. Topeka Board of Education. After serving as an officer in the armed forces, the late Samuel W. Tucker joined Mr. Hill’s law firm and together they fearlessly and successfully combated “massive resistance” to the implementation of the Brown decision through a number of significant cases.
Since 2001, in recognition of the immeasurable contributions to our nation of Hill and Tucker, the Hill-Tucker Scholarship Committee in collaboration with other bar organizations have presented dozens of scholarships in the name of these two legal giants to a select group of law students. These students have demonstrated not only academic excellence, but a desire to further the dreams and visions of Mr. Hill and Mr. Tucker.
It is our hope that you will announce this scholarship opportunity to all of your minority law students. Completed applications, along with a letter of recommendation and original student essay, are due by close of business on Friday, March 22, 2013. We will award the scholarships during the annual Oliver W. Hill and Samuel W. Tucker Scholarship Dinner to be held on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 6:00pm at Club 533 in Richmond, Virginia.
If you have any questions about this process, please contact me at (804) 864-8949. We are looking forward to hearing from your students!
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