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2008 Farella Braun + Martel Diversity Scholarship Program

February 7, 2008

Farella Braun + Martel recognizes the value of increasing diversity within the legal profession, and as part of our commitment to diversity, we award Diversity Scholarships to support outstanding diverse Bay Area law students. As we have for the past seven years, Farella Braun + Martel will award a total of $25,000 in scholarship grants for the 2008 - 2009 school year, to be divided equally between three to five law student recipients.

Scholarship applicants must be current first-year, full- or part-time (attending first-year classes) law students who are students of color, members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community, disabled, or whose background or experience would otherwise contribute to the diversity of the legal profession. Recipients must currently attend one of the following local law schools: University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall); University of California, Davis (King Hall); University of California, Hastings College of the Law; Golden Gate University; Stanford University; Santa Clara University; or the University of San Francisco.

Our scholarship committee is composed of attorneys at the firm, and scholarship recipients will be selected based upon a combination of merit and financial need. With respect to merit, the committee will consider each applicant's academic and extracurricular accomplishments, background, activities, obligations and commitment to community service. Need, as interpreted by the committee, will be determined based upon the applicant's and the applicant's family's income; the applicant's sources of financial aid, including loans, grants, fellowships and scholarships, if any; assets, if any; expenses; and expected income during the summer of 2008. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate a commitment to working and living in the Bay Area.

All completed applications must be postmarked by March 14, 2008. Scholarship recipients will be notified by April 14, 2008, and will receive their scholarship checks shortly thereafter.

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