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Two Students Receive LSAT Prep Scholarships From Warner

Grand Rapids, Michigan, July 22, 2013– Two minority students have received Law School Admissions Test Preparation, or LSAT, scholarships from Warner Norcross & Judd LLP. 

Nadia M. Last, a Grand Rapids resident studying communications and sociology at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. and Lola Lawal, a Texas resident studying political science at the University of Michigan, are this year’s recipients of the LSAT scholarships.  

Now in its sixth year, the program provides scholarships to enable selected minority students at Michigan colleges to attend a study course designed to prepare them to take the LSAT.  Studies have shown that students who take a formal LSAT prep course score higher on the test, which determines entrance into law school.  

The LSAT program is one of two scholarship initiatives offered by the firm to promote diversity in the legal profession.  Warner Norcross also sponsors a Minority Scholarship Program that provides financial support to a selected law, paralegal and legal secretarial student.

Applications Now Being Taken for Warner Norcross Minority Scholarship Programs

For the 12th year, Warner Norcross & Judd will be offering scholarships to minority students pursuing studies in law school or in a paralegal or legal secretary college program.  Applicants must be a Michigan resident or must be currently enrolled in a college or university in Michigan. This program is administered by the Grand Rapids Community Foundation. Scholarship applications should be sent to the Foundation.  The deadline for applications for these scholarships is April 1, 2012.

In addition, the firm will once again offer scholarships to minority students who are college juniors or seniors who are considering going on to law school. The scholarships pay to tuition to take a Law School Admission Test preparation course through Kaplan.  Applicants must be a Michigan resident or must be currently enrolled in a college or university in  Michigan. Applicants must be enrolled in a college or university as a Junior or Senior during the 2011-2012 academic year with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher in undergraduate studies and must have a demonstrated financial need. The deadline for applications for the LSAT preparation course  scholarships is April 30, 2012.

Information about the scholarships and application forms can be found by clicking here.

Warner Norcross is committed to increasing diversity in the profession.  The firm has awarded over $110,000 in scholarships in its minority scholarship programs in an effort to encourage and enable minority students to pursue a career in the law.  The firm was one of the original signatories to the State Bar of Michigan’s Pledge to Achieve Diversity and Inclusion.

Warner Norcross Announces 11th Annual Minority Scholarship Recipients

For the 11th year in a row, Warner Norcross & Judd LLP has awarded academic scholarships to minority students from Michigan who are completing their legal studies.

The Warner Norcross scholarship program provides monetary assistance to students to help cover the educational costs associated with a law degree or paralegal studies.  The 2011 recipients are:

  • Amber A. Hay of Ann Arbor, Law School Scholarship
  • Darryl L. Todd of Muskegon, Paralegal/Legal Assistant Scholarship

Since it began its scholarship programs, Warner Norcross has awarded more than $100,000 to support programs that encourage minority students to pursue a career in the law.

The 2011 winners were chosen by a selection committee at the Grand Rapids Community Foundation based on essays that outlined personal goals and challenges that have drawn them into the field of law.  The funds for the scholarships come from the Warner Norcross Corporate Advised Fund at Grand Rapids Community Foundation.

Hay, who received the law firm’s $5,000 Law School Scholarship, will be a third-year law student at the University of Michigan School of Law.  She serves on the executive board and is the Butch Carpenter chairperson of the Black Law Students Alliance.  She is also the Michigan delegate to the National Black Law Students Association and a volunteer for Future Advocates in Training.

Hay has tutored throughout her time in law school, in addition to interning in the law office of an Ann Arbor civil rights attorney and clerking for a Detroit law firm.  A native of Detroit, Hay holds an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Michigan, where she ran track.

Todd received the law firm’s $2,000 Paralegal/Legal Assistant Scholarship.  He is currently working toward a degree at Davenport University in Grand Rapids.  Todd volunteers his time with Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children and Safe in my Brothers’ Arms, a mentoring program for at-risk teenage boys.  He has also coached boys’ basketball and served on the board for Pathfinders, an organization focused on at-risk inner-city youth.  Prior to returning to school earlier this year, Todd worked for Pitney Bowes, Inc.

In order to be considered for a scholarship, applicants must:

  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher;
  • Be a Michigan resident accepted to or currently attending an accredited law school within the United States, or a non-Michigan resident attending a Michigan law school (for the Law School Scholarship);
  • Be a Michigan resident enrolled in an accredited college or university in Michigan (for the Paralegal Scholarship);
  • Demonstrate financial need;
  • Submit a statement of goals and aspirations related to their legal studies; and
  • Be a member of an ethnic or racial minority.

In addition to its longstanding tuition scholarship program, Warner Norcross also annually awards scholarships to minority students in their junior or senior year of  college to pay the costs of a study course for the Law School Admission Test.  Information about these scholarship programs is available on the firm’s website at http://www.wnj.com/Careers/Diversity/Minority-Scholarships-and-Applications.

Warner Norcross Awards LSAT Prep Scholarships to Six Students

For the fourth consecutive year, the law firm of Warner Norcross & Judd LLP has awarded Law School Admissions Test Preparation scholarships to six minority students.

The Warner Norcross program provides scholarships to enable minority students from Michigan or minority students attending a Michigan college or university to attend a study course to prepare them to take the LSAT. Studies have shown that students who take a formal prep course score higher on the LSAT, which determines entrance into law school.

The scholarship recipients are:

  • Maximo Anguiano, of Lansing, who attends Grand Valley State University
  • Similoluwa Anifowoshe, of Detroit, who attends Marygrove College in Detroit
  • Elle Catlin, of East Grand Rapids, who attends Albion College
  • Marsheda Patrice Ewulomi, of Lansing, who attends the University of Michigan
  • Beatrice Hinton, of New Jersey, who attends the University of Michigan
  • Justin Thomas, Ypsilanti, who attends Hampton University in Virginia

“We are very pleased to award LSAT Prep Scholarships to these deserving students,” said Rodney Martin, diversity partner at Warner Norcross. “Our firm is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in the legal profession, and this scholarship program is one of the ways we assist in broadening access to law schools for students of color.”

The LSAT program is one of two scholarship initiatives offered by the firm to promote diversity in the legal profession. Warner Norcross also sponsors a Minority Scholarship Program that provides tuition assistance to a selected law, paralegal and legal secretarial student.

Since it began its scholarship programs, Warner Norcross has awarded more than $100,000 to support scholarship programs that encourage minority students to pursue a career in the law.

Warner Awards Academic Scholarships to Minority Students

Warner Norcross & Judd LLP has awarded academic scholarships to two minority students from Michigan who are completing their legal studies.

Now in its 10th year, the Warner Norcross scholarship program provides monetary assistance to assist students in covering the educational costs associated with a law degree or paralegal studies. The 2010 recipients are:

  • Virgilio A. Sklar of Ann Arbor, Law School Scholarship
  • Ronald V. Hight of Rockford, Paralegal/Legal Assistant Scholarship

The 2010 winners were chosen by a selection committee based on essays that outlined personal goals and challenges that have drawn them into the field of law.

Sklar, who received the law firm’s $5,000 Law School Scholarship for the second year in a row, will be a third-year law student at the University of Michigan School of Law. He is a member of the Latino Law Students Association and a contributing researcher for the Green Building Pro Bono Project. He served as marshal for the University of Michigan Campbell Moot Court Competition and was a quarterfinalist in the American Constitution Society’s Moot Court in Constitutional Law, where he was also awarded Best Brief for Petitioner.

Sklar has served as a program assistant in the Hispanic Aids Awareness Program in Miami, a research intern for the Drug Policy Alliance in Oakland, Calif., a legal intern with a law firm in Miami and diversity law clerk for the Environmental Law Institute in Washington, D.C.

A native of Miami, Sklar holds an undergraduate degree in public policy and international affairs from Princeton University.

Hight received the law firm’s $2,000 Paralegal/Legal Assistant Scholarship. He is currently working toward a degree at Davenport University in Grand Rapids, where he is on the dean’s list. Prior to returning to school, Hight worked at Steelcase Inc. and Borisch Manufacturing Corp.

The funds for the scholarships come from the Warner Norcross Corporate Advised Fund at Grand Rapids Community Foundation.

In order to be considered for a scholarship, applicants must:

  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher;
  • Be a Michigan resident accepted to or currently attending an accredited law school within the United States, or a non-Michigan resident attending a Michigan law school (for the Law School Scholarship);
  • Be a Michigan resident enrolled in an accredited college or university in Michigan (for the Paralegal Scholarship);
  • Demonstrate financial need;
  • Submit a statement of goals and aspirations related to their legal studies; and
  • Be a member of an ethnic or racial minority.

Warner Norcross will be offering scholarships again in 2011.  Applications will be available on the firm’s webiste in January.

Six Students Receive LSAT Prep Scholarships from Warner Norcross

Six minority students at three Michigan universities have received Law School Admissions Test Preparation scholarships from Warner Norcross & Judd LLP.

The Warner Norcross program, now in its third year, provides scholarships to enable selected minority students at Michigan colleges to attend a study course designed to prepare them to take the LSAT. Studies have shown that students who take a formal LSAT prep course score higher on the test, which determines entrance into law school.

The scholarship recipients are:

  • Tony Anderson, University of Michigan
  • Chanerica Evuen, University of Michigan
  • Bruno Olvera, University of Detroit Mercy
  • Catrina Patton, University of Michigan
  • Morgan Peterson, University of Michigan
  • Patrician Swanson, Davenport University

The LSAT program is one of two scholarship initiatives offered by the firm to promote diversity in the legal profession. Warner Norcross also sponsors a Minority Scholarship Program that provides financial support to a selected law, paralegal and legal secretarial student.