Michael Best & Friedrich Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship

The Michael Best & Friedrich Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship consists of three components: (1) full tuition for 2L Spring semester and 3L year; (2) a paid Summer Associate position at Michael Best after 2L year; and (3) mentor pairing with Michael Best attorney(s) during the scholarship period. This scholarship reflects Michael Best’s commitment to encourage and support future lawyers from diverse backgrounds and to foster the development of and build opportunities for students committed to practicing law in Wisconsin. This full-tuition scholarship will be awarded for the student’s 2L Spring semester and may be renewed for the student’s 3L year provided all eligibility requirements are maintained. The scholarship recipient will work as a paid 2L Summer Associate for approximately 10 weeks in Michael Best’s Madison or Milwaukee office (as determined by a combination of business need and student preference).

Michael Best is a full service law firm with more than 230 lawyers in 12 offices nationwide who continue to provide our clients with the exceptional legal service and business acumen that have defined our firm for generations. We handle a complete range of legal matters, working in collaborative, cross-practice teams to anticipate and meet our clients’ 21st century needs. Visit www.michaelbest.com for more information about our core practice areas, client experience, and our people.

How to Apply
Visit the Wisconsin Scholarship Hub (WiSH) to apply for this and other Law School scholarships by logging in to your WiSH dashboard or by using the Sign In button in the top-right corner of your screen.

Conditions of Award
To be eligible for this award, you must:

  • Be a student who commenced your 2L year in Fall 2020 at the UW Law School
  • Be in good academic standing
  • Be a full-time student
  • Have a minimum 2.7 cumulative GPA
  • Hold permanent authorization to work in the United States

To maintain this scholarship, you must:

  • Maintain good academic standing
  • Maintain full-time enrollment
  • Maintain a minimum 2.7 cumulative GPA
  • Meet in-person or electronically once per semester with an assigned firm mentor
  • Attend one firm event each semester during the scholarship period

This scholarship may impact your financial aid package. Please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid to learn about potential impact on your current aid package.

For more information about Law School scholarships, visit the Law School’s website.

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Supplemental Questions
  1. In which year of law school are you currently?
  2. Are you enrolled as a full-time student?
  3. What is your current cumulative GPA? (This question is required, unless you have not yet completed your first semester of law school. If you have not yet completed your first semester of law school, please leave this question blank.)
  4. Do you have permanent authorization to work in the United States?
  5. Please upload your current resume. Be sure your name is written near the top of the document.
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