The Sarasota County Bar Association Diversity Scholarship Fund

The Sarasota County Bar Association Diversity Scholarship Fund is intended to provide an opportunity for first through third year law students of under-represented minority backgrounds (e.g. race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, physical disability, or socioeconomic background), who have an interest in practicing law in Sarasota County upon graduation, to obtain summer placement in private law firms and governmental agencies in the County.  This will encourage the student and the potential legal employer to make a connection within the Sarasota legal community.  (Housing during summer employment can be expensive in Sarasota, and is the responsibility of the student).  At the conclusion of the student’s summer employment in a law firm or governmental agency, the law school the student attends will receive scholarship funds of at least $5,000.00 per student to be used by the student to continue his or her education.  During employment, the student will be assigned an attorney mentor from the Sarasota County Bar Association Diversity Committee and will attend a reception to welcome and honor the student and the employer with representatives from the Bar Association and Community Foundation. 

For additional information and to access the application, please visit the Student Portal or ask your advisor.

The application deadline for 2010-2011 is January 15, 2010.