September 23, 2014 – Six UCLA School of Law students have received 2014 California Bar Foundation Diversity Scholarships. UCLA Law has the most Diversity Scholarship recipients of all the California law schools this year. In addition, six of the recipients statewide participated in the UCLA Law Fellows Program, which prepares high-potential undergraduate students and college graduates from diverse backgrounds for careers in law.
The Diversity Scholarship financially supports first-year California law students with the goal of furthering diversity in the legal profession. The UCLA Law recipients of the $7,500 scholarship are:
Carlos Almendarez ’17, Gibson Dunn & Frederick and Christine Brown Scholar
Mirta Alejandra Jimenez ’17, Downey Brand Scholar
Shannon Myricks ’17, Toyota Motor Sales USA Scholar
Delvin Turner ’17, Latham & Watkins Scholar
Vivian Wong ’17, Lim Ruger Foundation Scholar
Sika Yeboah-Sampong ’17, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton Scholar
The recipients were honored at the organization’s scholarship reception, which was held in Los Angeles on September 18, 2014.
In addition, two UCLA Law students were previously awarded 2014 Bar Exam Scholarships, which provide Bar exam-related support for law school graduates pursuing public interest careers. The recipients are:
Adriane Peralta ’14
Leana Taing ’14
A nonprofit founded in 1990 and affiliated with the State Bar of California, the California Bar Foundation annually awards the scholarships and supports an array of other grants, education and outreach programs. The scholarships are awarded to exceptional law students who demonstrate a commitment to public service and academic excellence.