Thursday, March 10, 2016

2016 Washington Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel (WACC) Diversity Scholarship

The Washington Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel (WACC) is proud to sponsor three diversity scholarships totaling $9,000 (up to $3,000 per scholarship). One student from each of the three Washington State law schools will be eligible to receive a scholarship.

The Association of Corporate Counsel is a global bar association that promotes the common professional and business interests of in-house counsel who work for corporations, associations, and other private-sector organizations. The WACC connects local members and provides valuable resources through information, education, networking opportunities, and advocacy initiatives. With approximately 600 members statewide, the WACC Board of Directors is comprised of committees focused on the particular interests of its members, including pro bono work, CLEs geared towards in-house issues, fostering relationships with the law schools, and promoting diversity efforts via this scholarship.

The WACC Diversity Scholarship provides financial assistance to law students who promote diversity in the legal profession in Washington State. The scholarship provides incentives to increase diversity in the legal profession; reflects the diverse communities in which we live; and ultimately benefits the community at-large.

To be a scholarship recipient you must be a student who (i) is currently enrolled in one of the Washington State law schools, (ii) is a student in good academic standing, (iii) has a demonstrated financial need, and (iv) exhibits a commitment to increasing diversity in the legal profession or community at-large.

Completed application forms are due by March 20, 2016. Please contact an advisor in the Center for Professional Development for an application form.