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Farella Braun + Martel 2004 Diversity Scholarship Application

February 10, 2004 Press Release

Farella Braun + Martel represents a diverse group of clients in one of the most diverse regions of this country.   Because efforts to increase diversity in the legal profession are not keeping up with demographic trends in the San Francisco Bay Area and California, diversity is not only a worthy goal, but a moral imperative.  One way we are recommitting ourselves to this goal is by sponsoring the Farella Braun + Martel Diversity Scholarship.

This year, Farella Braun + Martel will award a total of $10,000 in scholarship grants for the 2004 - 2005 school year, to be divided between two to four scholarship recipients.

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

Our scholarship committee will choose our 2004 scholarship recipients based upon a combination of merit and need.  With respect to merit, the committee will consider each applicant’s academic 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 2004.  Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate a commitment to working and living in the Bay Area.

In order to apply for the scholarship, applicants' completed applications must be postmarked by April 2, 2004.   Scholarship recipients will be notified no later than April 30, 2004 and will receive their scholarship checks shortly thereafter.  For more information, please contact Denise Moreno at [email protected].

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