Vinson & Elkins Seeks Applicants for Diversity College Scholarships
Vinson & Elkins is seeking applicants for its annual scholarships for high performing high school seniors of color in Texas. The scholarships provide each student $10,000 toward his or her college education, an internship opportunity at V&E and LSAT preparatory course reimbursement.
Each year, V&E
awards students in under-represented racial/ethnic groups
(African-American/Black, Asian, Hispanic/Latino, Native American and Pacific
Islander, or Multiracial) with scholarships, which pay $2,500 a year for four
years. In addition, the V&E Scholars are offered paying internships at one
of V&E’s Texas offices during their college summers, as well as given funds
to prepare for law school entrance examinations. To qualify, each student must
be a member of one of the racial/ethnic groups mentioned above, have a
financial need, a strong academic performance and an interest in becoming a
“It’s exciting to see
these extraordinary students build relationships and develop the skills to
become talented professionals through the V&E Scholars Program,” said Jim Reeder, V&E partner and
Scholarship Foundation Chairman. “With this scholarship, we hope to remove
barriers to college and career success, so that each student may go on to make
an impact in the legal profession and their communities.”
The V&E Scholars
Program was founded in 1990 as part of the firm’s effort to increase diversity
in the legal profession. To date, the firm has awarded scholarships to 147 high
school students from Austin, Dallas and Houston areas.
scholarship that I received from Vinson & Elkins allowed me to excel in
college,” said Jing Jin, current University of Chicago Law School student and
2009 V&E Scholar. “The opportunity to intern at the law firm over the
summer was great preparation for law school, and afforded me the opportunity to
work in the industry and meet lawyers who continue to be my mentors.”
applications are due by April 1, 2017. A selection panel will evaluate
all completed applications and announce the scholarship recipients in May.
For more information, please contact Kristen
The online application is available here.