Anderson & Kreiger LLP is pleased to announce that the application period for the Anderson & Kreiger Legal Diversity Fund stipends will begin on Monday, January 24, 2022. Anderson & Kreiger will award stipends to aspiring lawyers who demonstrate financial need and who identify as part of a racial or ethnic group that is underrepresented in the legal profession. The firm will award one $50,000 stipend to a current law school student, who intends to pursue a legal career in Greater Boston, and ten $5,000 stipends to college students with an interest in pursuing a legal career. The stipends are intended to help address the challenges faced by students who lack the financial capital to focus exclusively on schooling like some of their peers and whose financial situation may limit their range of legal career options. The program also aims to address systematic weaknesses in connecting these students with other members of the legal community, potential employers, mentors and clients, which is a strong predictor of success in the legal profession.
Applicants must download the application form and submit it along with a personal statement meeting the requirements specified in the application and a current resume, to firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than Friday, April 1, 2022. A transcript and letters of recommendation, which may be written by anyone who knows the applicant including a community member or family member, are optional.
An independent selection committee consisting of lawyers from the public, non-profit and private sectors will make final award decisions. The members of the 2022 selection committee are:
We intend to make award decisions by May 31, 2022.
In addition to the stipend, the law school recipient will receive the following benefits:
In addition to the stipend, the college recipients will receive an Anderson & Kreiger mentor to help: