Keker & Van Nest LLP is accepting applications for its inaugural diversity scholarship. In July, the firm will award up to $50,000 in scholarship grants to several student recipients. The firm, with 45 percent of its associates and 24 percent of its partnership as members of minority groups, has a long-standing commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive environment. It maintains that commitment through a successful mentorship program, participation in minority career fairs and the support of diversity organizations.
“At Keker & Van Nest, we reap significant benefits from having a diverse group of attorneys throughout our ranks,” said Keker & Van Nest Partner and hiring committee leader Brian Ferrall. “Through this diversity scholarship, we can continue Keker & Van Nest’s commitment to diversity, and can create opportunities for talented law students.”
Scholarship applicants must be current first-year or second-year 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 litigators in the Bay Area. Recipients must attend University of California, Berkeley School of Law; University of California, Hastings College of the Law; or Stanford Law School as a full-time student and remain in academic good standing for the academic year of the award. While financial need is not required, it will be considered along with other factors. Additional information about the scholarship including the application can be found on the Careers section of the firm’s website.