Derrick Richardson Law Student Scholarship

$1,000
1 winner$1,000
Awarded
Winner
1
Finalists
6
Application Deadline
Feb 4, 2023
Winners Announced
Mar 4, 2023
Education Level
Graduate
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Eligibility Requirements
Ethnicity:
Black
Education:
2nd or 3rd year student in Law School
Ethnicity:
Education:
Black
2nd or 3rd year student in Law School

Before he passed away, my son Derrick Richardson was passionate about his civil law practice and defending people of color against discrimination. 

My son was a giver. He often gave out of the kindness of his heart without expecting anything at all in return. His practice often portrayed his selfless attitude, representing those who are typically silenced in the courtroom and beyond. 

To honor my son’s legacy, I want to bestow the Derrick Richardson Law Student Scholarship to one second or third-year Black law student who is serious about their studies in civil rights law and becoming a lawyer. 

To apply, please write about how you’ll use your Law degree to help disadvantaged Black people in the courtroom.

Selection Criteria:
Essay, Selfless, Socially Aware, Impact, Ambition
Published April 5, 2022
$1,000
1 winner$1,000
Awarded
Winner
1
Finalists
6
Application Deadline
Feb 4, 2023
Winners Announced
Mar 4, 2023
Education Level
Graduate
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Essay Topic

How will you use your law degree to help disadvantaged Black people in the courtroom?

400–600 words