Thanks to the generosity of alumni and friends, minority students benefit from special scholarships that lessen the financial burden of a legal education.
Alecia DeCoudreaux, '78, a former executive with Eli Lilly & Company who later served as president of Mills College, established a scholarship fund in honor of Frank Motley, a trailblazer in his own right who served as assistant dean of admissions for nearly 40 years (see ergo, Spring 2018). The scholarship is available to graduates of historically Black colleges and universities across the country. Other alumni have joined in supporting the fund.
In addition, three firms have contributed to scholarships aimed at enhancing educational opportunities for diverse students: the Jackson & Lewis Vincent A. Cino Diversity Scholarship, the Ogletree Deakins Diversity Scholarship, and the Smith Amundsen Scholarship in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. Students who receive these scholarships are invited to meet with members of the firms who funded them.