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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.

OVERVIEW

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.

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

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Member of a diverse group:  for example, African American, American Indian, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, Gay/Lesbian, or other minority group

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Entering first year of an ABA accredited law school anywhere in the United States

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Permanent residence in Massachusetts or Rhode Island

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Strong academic achievement

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Financial need

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