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MCCA ANNOUNCES 2015-2016 RECIPIENTS OF LMJ LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP
15 Scholarship Recipients Exemplify the Very Best Among Aspiring Lawyers

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MCCA ANNOUNCES 2015-2016 RECIPIENTS OF LMJ LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP

15 Scholarship Recipients Exemplify the Very Best Among Aspiring Lawyers

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) announced the recipients of the 2015- 2016 MCCA Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. (LMJ) Scholarship. Named after the MCCA founder, this scholarship is made possible by the generous support of corporate sponsors Chevron, Groom Law, Microsoft, Pitney Bowes, Robert Half, Walmart, and many others.  This year, fifteen outstanding students were selected from a large and impressive pool of applicants from across the country, and awarded $10,000 each for law school.

Since its inception in 2004, the MCCA LMJ Scholarship program has awarded over $2.85 million in scholarships to diverse individuals who are outstanding scholars, have an interest in corporate law, and possess a real commitment to diversity and inclusion.

“The LMJ Scholarship is one of MCCA’s most impactful programs.  These outstanding young men and women are the key to strengthening the nation’s pipeline of diverse legal talent across corporate America,” stated MCCA President and CEO Jean Lee.

Microsoft, a committed partner of MCCA, has been a major donor of the program since 2005, funding three LMJ Scholars for all three years of the recipient’s legal education. “Advancing diversity in the legal profession begins with ensuring a diverse pipeline of talent is coming through the door,” said Brad Smith, Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer. “Microsoft is honored to help these talented individuals reach their full potential and achieve bright futures.”

In addition to direct donations, MCCA raises funds for the scholarship at its annual General Counsel Summit (GCS), a four-day meeting of legal leaders, that recently took place in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida on April 13-16.

 

MCCA’s 2015-2016 LMJ Scholarship Recipients:

 

Maria Adebayo, Microsoft Scholar

B.A. (with Honors), International Studies & Sociology, John Hopkins University

University of California, Berkeley, School of Law

 

Marina Bontkowski, MCCA Scholar

B.A., Psychology, Harvard University

M.A. Forensic Mental Health Counseling, CUNY-John Jay College

University of California, Berkeley, School of Law

 

Antionette Carradine, MCCA Scholar

B.A., History, Eastern Nazarene College

George Washington University Law School

 

Shundra Nicole Crumpton, Walmart Scholar

B.A., English, Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University Law School

 

Miguel Eduardo Del Mundo, MCCA Scholar

B.A. (Magna Cum Laude), Political Science & B.S., Public Policy, University of Southern California

Pepperdine University School of Law

 

Destiny Dike, Groom Law Scholar

B.B.A. (with Honors), Accounting, Baylor University

M.S., Education, John Hopkins University School of Education

New York University School of Law

 

Alexandria Gilbert, Microsoft Scholar

B.A., American Studies, University of Alabama

M.A., American Studies, University of Alabama

Stanford Law School

 

Steven Lewis Morris Jr., MCCA Scholar

B.A., Political Science, Stanford University

University of Virginia School of Law

 

 

 

Claudia Ojeda, Microsoft Scholar

B.A. (Cum Laude), Criminology, University of Florida

George Washington University Law School

 

Taylor (Padilla) Gibson, MCCA Scholar

B.A. (Summa Cum Laude), Family Science, Anderson University

Boston College Law School

 

Joo Hyun Michelle Park, Chevron Scholar

B.A., Economics, University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Berkeley, School of Law

 

Brittany Alexis Porter, Robert Half Scholar

B.S. (Magna Cum Laude), Business Administration, Hampton University

Pepperdine University School of Law

 

Heidi Savabi, MCCA Scholar

B.A. (Magna Cum Laude), International Relations & Latin American Studies, University of Miami

Northwestern University School of Law

 

Bianca Serrato, MCCA Scholar

B.A. (Magna Cum Laude), International Studies & Political Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Northwestern University School of Law

 

Leah Wong-Pitney Bowes Scholar

B.A., Political Science, University of California, San Diego

University of Pennsylvania Law School

 

For more information on the 2015-2016 LMJ Scholarship recipients, please click here.

 

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