Warner Announces the Awarding of 10 Minority Scholarships

Warner Norcross + Judd this week announced the awarding of ten scholarships to minority students interested in pursuing a career in law.  The Grand Rapids Community Foundation recently awarded Warner Norcross + Judd LLC academic scholarships to two minority students to assist them in furthering their legal studies. A competitive scholarship administered and awarded by the , the Warner scholarship program provides monetary assistance to students to help cover the educational costs associated with a law degree or paralegal studies. The 2018 recipients are:

  • Sumer Ghazala of Troy, the Law School Scholarship to attend the Yale Law School
  • Aneka Montgomery of Detroit, the Paralegal/Legal Assistant Scholarship to pursue her studies at Oakland Community College.

The 2018 winners were chosen by a selection committee at the Foundation based on essays that outlined personal goals and challenges that have drawn them into the field of law. Now in its 18th year, the first Warner academic scholarship established at the Grand Rapids Community Foundation was awarded in 2001.

In addition, Warner Norcross awarded eight minority students with scholarships to attend classes designed to prepare them to take the Law School Admissions Test. 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 Prep Scholarship program is now in its 11th year.

Through its scholarship programs, Warner has provided more than $185,000 to support programs that encourage minority students to pursue a law career.