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Vinson & Elkins Seeks Applicants for College Scholarships

The application for Vinson & Elkins’ annual scholarships for high-performing high school seniors in Texas who are students of color and/or LGBTQ+ is now open. V&E’s scholarships provide each awarded student $10,000 toward their college education and reimbursement for a Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) preparatory course.

The V&E Scholars Program was founded in 1990 as part of the firm’s effort to increase diversity in the legal profession and at V&E. Over the course of the 30-year program, V&E has granted scholarships to 168 students from Austin, Dallas and Houston.

Each year, V&E awards students in underrepresented racial/ethnic groups (African-American/Black, Asian, Latinx, Native American and Pacific Islander, or Multiracial) and/or students who identify as a member of the LGBTQ+ community, with scholarships that pay $2,500 a year for four years. To qualify, each student must have a financial need, a strong academic performance (top 20%) and an interest in becoming a lawyer. View more details about the scholarship requirements here.

“Because of V&E’s commitment to diversity, I’m now one step closer toward achieving my goal of working in the legal field where I hope to represent people in communities like my own,” said Paulina Morales, one of V&E’s recent V&E Scholars. Read about our 2020 scholarship recipients here.

Scholarship applications, available at this link, are accepted through April 1, 2021, and recipients will be notified in May 2021. For more information, please contact Emma Durham.

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