Scholarships Promote Diversity in Legal Profession

May 30, 2018 Two multicultural students learned this week that they have been selected for scholarships from the Idaho State Bar’s Diversity Section. The students plan to study law and were given up to $1,200 each. To qualify, recipients must sit for the September 2018 or December 2018 Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) and must apply for admission to a law school in Idaho. Each scholarship covers the LSAT study course, LSAT test fee, and law school application fee. The Diversity Section promotes diversity, equality, and cultural understanding throughout the Idaho State Bar to better serve the state’s diverse citizenry. The scholarship is named in honor of Jennifer King who spent the last years of her life working to increase access to legal study for diverse students hoping to increase the diversity of the Idaho State Bar. The 2018-2019 Jennifer King Memorial Law School Application Scholarship recipients are:
  • Dulce Sanchez of Caldwell – a 2015 graduate of the College of Idaho, earning a Bachelor of Arts, Sanchez excelled academically and had an active role on campus serving as President of the Association of Latin American Students, a member of the Pre-Law Club and a founding member of the statewide Mexican-American Escaramuza Drill Team (Mexican Cowgirls Team). Sanchez’s career goal is to become an immigration attorney and become part of the legislative branch in Idaho.
 
  • Herve Mashindora of Boise – a student at the University of Idaho in Moscow majoring in International Studies with a minor in Political Science, Mashindora plays club soccer for the Vandals and is employed as a work study by the Martin Institute. A Christian refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mashindora is a first-generation college student with the ability to speak multiple languages including French, Swahili, English, and Kirundi. Law school will provide Mashindora the opportunity to fulfill his goal of practicing immigration law.
To learn more about the scholarship program or to support its mission please contact Diversity Section Chairperson Brit Kreimeyer at bkreimeyer@adaweb.net. ### Media Contact: Idaho State Bar Deputy Director Mahmood Sheikh (208) 334-3400 or msheikh@isb.idaho.gov

Idaho State Bar Diversity Section Announces Love the Law! Jennifer King Memorial Application Scholarship

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Idaho State Bar Diversity Section Announces Love The Law! Jennifer King Memorial Application Scholarship Boise, Idaho-April 3, 2018 – For the fifth consecutive year, the Idaho State Bar Diversity Section’s Love the Law! program will begin accepting applications for the Jennifer King Memorial Application Scholarship on Monday, April 2, 2018. Named in honor of the late Jennifer King, this scholarship memorializes Jennifer’s commitment to encouraging and acknowledging Bar members who reflect Idaho’s great diversity and strength. Jennifer was a member of the Idaho State Bar and a leader in the Diversity Section. She was a talented and able lawyer, passionate about bolstering diversity in the legal profession. Jennifer championed the goals of increased diversity among the ranks of lawyers and judges throughout the state of Idaho, as well as working to attract students of diverse backgrounds to study the rule of law. Within the Diversity Section and in her tireless efforts to support the various Love the Law! programs, Jennifer was an example for every section member to emulate. This scholarship in her honor is available to students applying to a law school located in Idaho. Additionally, applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university and sit for the September or November 2018 LSAT. Scholarships will be awarded in the amount of approximately $1,200 to pay for the LSAT study course, test fees and Idaho law school application fees. The application will be available beginning Monday, April 2, 2018 with a final deadline of 5:00 p.m. MDT / 4:00 p.m. PDT on Friday, May 4, 2018. Scholarships will be awarded by Friday, May 25, 2018 and recipients will be contacted accordingly. To apply, download, complete, and submit the application from the URL below either by in person delivery or by email to the following: Application:     https://ow.ly/1RuI30jimxQ Address:          Idaho State Bar 525 W. Jefferson Street Boise, ID 83701 Email:              msheikh@isb.idaho.gov For additional information, questions about this scholarship or more information on the Love the Law! program, please contact Brit Kreimeyer at bkreimeyer@adaweb.net or 208-287-7479. ###