Scholarships Promote Diversity in Legal Profession
May 23, 2017
Four multicultural students learned today 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 $1,440 each.
To qualify, recipients must sit for the September 2017 or December 2017 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 2017-2018 Jennifer King Memorial Law School Application Scholarship recipients for 2017-18:
- Rebecca Gullet of Blackfoot – Completing coursework for a degree in Political Science with a minor in
Sociology from Idaho State University.
- Maria Soledad Horta Vorse of Moscow – Graduated May 2017 from the University of Idaho with a
Bachelors of Art in Foreign Languages and a Certificate in Entrepreneurship, Business.
- Sierra Taylor Morris of Eagle – Graduated from Arizona State University in 2016 with a Bachelors of Arts
in Global Health and is completing coursework towards a Masters of Business Administration from Boise
- Marielena Vega of Wilder – Completing coursework for degrees from the University of Idaho in Political
Science, International Studies and Spanish.
To learn more about the scholarship program or to support its mission please visit the Diversity Section’s webpage
Idaho State Bar Deputy Director Mahmood Sheikh
(208) 334-4500 or firstname.lastname@example.org