ADLER POLLOCK & SHEEHAN DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP
A $10,000 scholarship to be awarded to a minority student entering his or her first year of law school who has demonstrated academic excellence and a commitment to community.
Adler Pollock & Sheehan (AP&S) is a full-service law firm with 26 practice areas and 74 attorneys, servicing clients through its offices in Providence, RI and Boston, MA. With a sophisticated corporate practice and a nationally-recognized litigation department, the firm services clients throughout New England, across the country and around the world. Our diverse client base ranges from publicly-held Fortune 500 and 100 companies to governmental agencies, universities, health care facilities, small businesses and individuals.
From its inception in 1960, Adler Pollock & Sheehan (AP&S) has built the firm on principles of diversity. When all the other firms in town were comprised solely of white, Anglo-Saxon, Protestant males, AP&S was led by attorneys who were of Italian, Jewish, and Irish descent. The firm hired the best attorneys, whatever nationality or gender, a practice that continues today with the firm’s belief in the importance of hiring, retaining, and promoting minority and female attorneys and maintaining a diverse workforce.
As part of its Diversity Plan, the firm has established the AP&S Diversity Scholarship. Each year, AP&S will award a scholarship of $10,000 to a minority student entering his or her first year of law school. The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage and assist a needy minority student, who has demonstrated academic excellence and a commitment to the community, to attend law school and successfully enter the practice of law. Through the AP&S Scholarship and other endeavors, AP&S is making a concerted effort to diversify and enrich the firm and the profession.
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
Member of a diverse group: for example, African American, American Indian, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, Gay/Lesbian, or other minority group
Entering first year of an ABA accredited law school anywhere in the United States
Permanent residence in Massachusetts or Rhode Island
Strong academic achievement