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.
How will you use your law degree to help disadvantaged Black people in the courtroom?
The application deadline is Sep 6, 2022. Winners will be announced on Oct 6, 2022.
Award amounts per winner are designated by the donor. Check the award amount for a detailed breakdown.
The winner will be publicly announced on Oct 6, 2022. Prior to the announcement date, we may contact finalists with additional questions about their application. We will work with donors to review all applications according to the scholarship criteria. Winners will be chosen based on the merit of their application.
Award checks will be sent to the financial aid office of the winner's academic institution in their name to be applied to their tuition, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school's requirements). If the award is for a qualified educational non-tuition expense, we will work with the winner directly to distribute the award and make sure it goes towards qualified expenses.
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to confirm their academic enrollment status. Depending on the circumstances, verification of Student ID and/or their most recent transcript will be required.
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Yes. The terms and conditions for this scholarship can be found here.