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The Law School Admission Council earmarks a portion of its funds to promote broad-based diversity in legal education and the legal profession. LSAC’s minority program grants take many forms, which are outlined below. For additional information about each of the programs, use the links or the contacts below.

Diversity Initiative Fund General Grants
No set maximum amount
Contact: Kent D. Lollis,

For projects designed to encourage underrepresented groups to pursue legal education and to increase the enrollment and successful law school completion of minority students. Grant applications are reviewed twice a year and application deadlines are June 1 and January 1. The approval process requires review by the LSAC Diversity Committee and the LSAC Board of Trustees, and is completed within six months after submitting an application. For application materials, please send a written request to Angela Ross, .

Diversity Initiative Fund General Grant Guidelines


Minority Regional Outreach Grants
Up to $10,000
Contact: Yessenia Z. García-Lebrón,

For recruitment events in areas with significant minority populations or areas not covered by LSAC Law School Forums. Grant applications require at least three law school sponsors from the targeted area, but, if there are not three law schools in the area, state or local bar associations may be sponsors. Applications are received and reviewed at any time during the year, and should be filed at least three months before the event. Applications are reviewed by the LSAC President, LSAC Board Chair, and the Diversity Committee Chair.

Minority Regional Outreach Grant Guidelines and Application


DiscoverLaw.org Months: Diversity Outreach for High School and Early College Students
Up to $2,750 total
Contact: Office of Diversity Initiatives at 215.968.1338

All LSAC-member law schools are eligible for funding of two minority-focused events targeting high school students or first- and second-year college students. Funding of up to $1,000 is available for the first event, to be held between January 15 and March 15; another $1,000 is available for another event at any time during the year; and an additional $750 is available for minority student bar association activities at or with a community college focus. No application is required, but a letter of intent must be submitted before January 11.

DiscoverLaw.org Months

2009 Notice of Intent to Participate

Reimbursement Form


Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars Program (PLUS)
Up to $100,000
Contact: Kent D. Lollis,

For minority undergraduate students who wish to upgrade their skills in preparation for law school.

Listing of PLUS program directors


Native American Student Workshops
Up to $20,000
Contact: Kent D. Lollis,

For Native American population centers to develop programs that will generate interest in legal education and the law among high school and college students, involving their parents, tribal elders, and Native American lawyers when feasible. Proposals are accepted at anytime during the year. Proposals must, at a minimum, describe the plan for reaching Native American students, and include a program outline and a detailed budget. Program examples are available; contact Kent Lollis. Grants will be awarded until the amount authorized by the LSAC Board of Trustees is exhausted. Proposals subject to review by LSAC President, LSAC Board Chair, and Diversity Committee Chair.