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