MVP Law is pleased to announce the establishment of two new scholarships for law school students. As published by the American Bar Association in the 2020 Profile of the Legal Profession, nearly all people of color are underrepresented in the legal profession compared with their presence in the United States. MVP Law is dedicated to doing our part to aid in opening more opportunities for students to attend law school and continue their legal education.
MVP Law Diversity Scholarship – University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law
The MVP Law Diversity Scholarship established with the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law will be awarded this fall to an incoming student. Students will be considered for this scholarship based on information given in their law school application.
This scholarship is open to all incoming First Year students attending UMKC and who self-identify from minority groups, including African American, Hispanic, Asian, Pan-Asian, Bi-Racial and Native American. The recipient of this scholarship will have the opportunity to be matched with a mentor from MVP Law and to have a shadowing opportunity at any of MVP law’s locations over the semester break.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following core values:
- A demonstrated interest in practicing law in Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Oklahoma, Nebraska or Kansas upon completion of law school.
- A demonstrated interest in civil litigation and insurance defense, public sector law, workers’ compensation law or employment law.
- A hardworking individual who shows perseverance and a love for what he/she/they do/does.
- A confident, genuine person who is engaging, positive and respects others.
- Someone innovative who seeks creative solutions to problems.
- Someone with a strong reputation in his/her/their community and prior educational institutions.
Any specific scholarship questions may be directed to the UMKC Law Office of Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 816-235-1651
MVP Law Firm Diversity Scholarship – Kansas Bar Foundation
MVP Law also established the MVP Law Firm Diversity Scholarship. This scholarship is open to current 1L, 2L or 3L minority students or a minority college senior committed to attend law school at the University of Missouri, University of Kansas, UMKC, Washburn University, Saint Louis University, Washington University, University of Illinois, or Southern Illinois University. The scholarship is being administered by the Kansas Bar Foundation.
This scholarship is open to all college seniors committed to attending the aforementioned schools, 1L, 2L or 3Ls who attend the aforementioned schools and are from minority groups, including African American, Hispanic, Asian, Pan-Asian, Bi-Racial and Native American students. Applicants must exhibit MVP’s core values and beliefs, as demonstrated in application materials, and demonstrate a bona fide intention of practicing law in the state of Kansas. An award will be based on student participation in college & law school, community activities, financial need, and academic achievement.
This scholarship will be awarded to a student for the Spring 2022 semester. Applications and more information can be found on the Kansas Bar Foundation website.
Any additional questions may be directed Trish Musick, the chair of the MVP Law Diversity Committee.