The IndyBar Labor & Employment Law Section recently voted to sponsor a scholarship for local law students. The section has committed to awarding a $500 scholarship each year for the next five years to an IU Robert H. McKinney student who has completed the first year of law school.
"The Labor and Employment Law Section Executive Committee unanimously supported this initiative,” Kevin Stella, section chair, said. “We believe it serves several purposes, which include providing some financial assistance to a law student, promoting the Indianapolis Bar Association and hopefully attracting some great future attorneys to the practice of labor and employment law."
The scholarship recipient will be selected by the school’s Scholarship Committee and will be based on several factors. The student must have completed the first year of law school and be in good standing according to the school’s criteria. Preference will also be given to those who are interested in remaining in Indiana after graduation and with an interest in labor and employment law.
The first scholarship will be given to a student for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year.
- $500 annual scholarship to one student
- Commitment to funding the scholarship for 5 years, with the first scholarship awarded for the 2015-2016 school year
- Student must have completed first year of law school
- Preference shown for a student with an interest in labor and employment law and in remaining in Indiana after graduation
- Student must be in good standing, as defined by the law school