Diversity Scholar Recipients

Diversity Scholar Recipients

Diversity Scholar Recipients

Overview

Encouraging diversity and inclusion within the field of ADR

The Diversity Scholarship Fund was established by the AAA-ICDR Foundation through a special gift by the American Arbitration Association. The Fund provides diverse law students/professionals with up to $2,000 of financial assistance towards participation in a degree program or fellowship in alternative dispute resolution or attendance at a well-recognized conference. The mission of the Diversity Scholarship Fund is to encourage diversity and inclusion within the field of ADR by supporting the pursuit of knowledge and skill development through training experiences that encourage inclusive leadership growth in the field of ADR.

In addition to these individualized grants, the AAA-ICDR Foundation has established diversity scholarships at Howard University and North Carolina Central University, two historically Black colleges and universities that offer certificates in dispute resolution programs in their law schools.

Both scholarships involve a three-year commitment of $150,000, $50,000 annually, to award scholarships to second- or third-year law school students in certificate in dispute resolution programs. Scholarship recipients will be selected yearly, in September, by each law school.
$152K+
IN GRANTS FUNDED
Since inception the Foundation has funded $152,068 in Diversity Scholarship Grants.
$1,365
IN AVERAGE GRANT 2021
The average Diversity Scholarship grant amount in 2021.
38
SCHOLAR RECIPIENTS
Since inception the Foundation has awarded 38 Diversity Scholars.

2021 Scholarships Totaled $39,605.
2020 Scholarships Totaled $12,463.
The AAA-ICDR Foundation is proud to support the following scholars:

2021 Scholarships Totaled $39,605.
2020 Scholarships Totaled $12,463.
The AAA-ICDR Foundation is proud to support the following scholars:

Scholar Recipients

Mamakiziel Siah Sicarr

Scholar

Mamakiziel Siah Sicarr

Sierra Leone

School

Promoting the Tenet of Peace, development of young people, women participation in policy-making, Technical Development, Entrepreneurship and Governance; reaching out to all people of diverse backgrounds. Professional Social Worker, Public Servant, Health Practitioner and a Human Rights Activist.

GRANT AMOUNT

$660

Program

Mediator Beyond Borders International, Restorative Practice Training

Kadiatu Tholley

Scholar

Kadiatu Tholley

Sierra Leone

School

To be a professional mediator to be able to resolve conflict in my community and my country as a whole.

GRANT AMOUNT

$590

Program

Mediator Beyond Borders International, Restorative Practice Training

Adama Sesay

Scholar

Adama Sesay

Sierra Leone

School

Initially, my career goal was to become a practicing Economist and I eventually completed a BSc. Degree course in Development Economics. However, coming to know the reality of the issues that are bothering my country, I decided to shift my career from been economist to conflict resolution expert. The goals are: 1.) To become a conflict resolution advocate that will create awareness and sensitize people on the negative impact of conflict in communities and by extension in the country 2.) To become a conflict resolution specialist that will provide conflict mitigation and avoidance strategies and techniques. This could be done through training workshops, conferences and community engagement.

GRANT AMOUNT

$560

Program

Mediator Beyond Borders International, Restorative Practice Training

Kaltumi Abdulazeez

Scholar

Kaltumi Abdulazeez

Nigeria

School

I hope to gain networking opportunities that will enhance and promote my capacity through cross border relationship and connectedness. I look forward to having the opportunity to make use of the network in various ways. First, I hope to have explored opportunities to apply my skills and knowledge on peace and security through consultancies and volunteer work.

GRANT AMOUNT

$760

Program

Mediator Beyond Borders International, Restorative Practice Training

Alexia Gkoritsa

Scholar

Alexia Gkoritsa

Greece

School

Geneva Centre for International Dispute Settlement

In this period of my life, I am in search of bringing my academic and professional path to the next level. My main goal is to extend my expertise in the subject of dispute settlement and arbitration, as well as of the substantive law, by the implementation of which such disputes are most frequently resolved, i.e. contract, commercial and private international law, by collaborating with leading individuals in the said areas of expertise. In a few years from now I imagine myself being part of an internationally active law firm or of an accredited institution operating in the above-mentioned fields. In the meantime, I am confident that I will have completed the MIDS LL.M. programme with distinction. I also aspire to combine my professional endeavors with the continuation of my studies at doctoral level, possibly oriented towards the subject of international arbitration and the potential prospect of privatization of the justice system, especially as far as disputes governed by private law are concerned. After all, I have managed to combine my academic and professional pursuits quite successfully so far, therefore I am convinced that I shall continue to do so in the future.

GRANT AMOUNT

$2,000

Program

LLM MIDS (International Dispute Settlement), Geneva Centre for International Dispute Settlement

Spiros Bat

Scholar

Spiros Bat

Greece

School

Geneva Centre for International Dispute Settlement

I aspire to become an exclusively alternative dispute resolution attorney and work solely on mediations and arbitrations. Specifically, I want to become an arbitrator and mediator and handle disputes connected with a variety of sectors including IP, domain name, energy and construction disputes. I am also a member of organizations like mediateguru and Moot Alumni Association, where I work voluntarily to spread social awareness on ADR worldwide and facilitate especially those belonging to the lower social stratifications find an alternative way to claim their right to justice. I have also volunteered as a judge in several moot court competitions, training the younger generations to enhance negotiation and adjudication skills. It is a dream of mine to acquire the knowledge and expertise required to keep participating in workshops and relevant events to teach younger generations on contemporary ADR methods and help them embrace this new legal culture.

GRANT AMOUNT

$2,000

Program

LLM MIDS (International Dispute Settlement), Geneva Centre for International Dispute Settlement

Saba Mollaian

Scholar

Saba Mollaian

Luxembourg/Switzerland

School

Geneva Centre for International Dispute Settlement

Career Goals: Practicing public international law, specializing in state-to-state disputes before international courts and tribunals, such as the WTO, ITLOS and ICJ; mediation between states or between states and non-state actors.

GRANT AMOUNT

$2,000

Program

LLM MIDS (International Dispute Settlement), Geneva Centre for International Dispute Settlement

Akriti Kataria

Scholar

Akriti Kataria

India/Geneva, Switzerland

School

Geneva Centre for International Dispute Settlement

In the next few years, I see myself practicing in a leading international arbitration law firm in Europe, working on complex cross-border disputes using international best practices set against a robust framework. Thereafter, I want to return to India and practice at the Supreme Court of India with a designated senior advocate. This will enable me to assist the highest court of India to render progressive decisions and consequently, prompt the government to effect relevant reforms to make arbitration a truly alternative dispute resolution mechanism.

GRANT AMOUNT

$2,000

Program

LLM MIDS (International Dispute Settlement), Geneva Centre for International Dispute Settlement

Lynn Moubarak

Scholar

Lynn Moubarak

Lebanon

School

New York University

I would like to pursue a career as an international arbitration lawyer in an international law firm. This experience will allow me to deepen my knowledge in international arbitration, including from a Common Law and U.S. perspective. It will also help me deepen my research and analytical skills.

GRANT AMOUNT

$2,000

Program

LLM International Business Regulation Litigation and Arbitration at New York University

Jennifer Ortiz, Faye Brady, Damany Gordon, Krystal Bariffe, Samantha Pulley, Carol-Newman Rose and Doreen Cunningham

Scholar

Jennifer Ortiz, Faye Brady, Damany Gordon, Krystal Bariffe, Samantha Pulley, Carol-Newman Rose and Doreen Cunningham

Massachusetts, United States

School

We are a group of individuals who have joined together to be trained in mediation/arbitration in hopes of using this skill to further social justice and equity solutions with historically excluded individuals and communities.

GRANT AMOUNT

$900 per student

Program

Quabbin Mediation Training Program

Scholar Recipients

Mamakiziel Siah Sicarr

Scholar

Mamakiziel Siah Sicarr

Sierra Leone

School

Promoting the Tenet of Peace, development of young people, women participation in policy-making, Technical Development, Entrepreneurship and Governance; reaching out to all people of diverse backgrounds. Professional Social Worker, Public Servant, Health Practitioner and a Human Rights Activist.

GRANT AMOUNT

$660

Program

Mediator Beyond Borders International, Restorative Practice Training

Kadiatu Tholley

Scholar

Kadiatu Tholley

Sierra Leone

School

To be a professional mediator to be able to resolve conflict in my community and my country as a whole.

GRANT AMOUNT

$590

Program

Mediator Beyond Borders International, Restorative Practice Training

Adama Sesay

Scholar

Adama Sesay

Sierra Leone

School

Initially, my career goal was to become a practicing Economist and I eventually completed a BSc. Degree course in Development Economics. However, coming to know the reality of the issues that are bothering my country, I decided to shift my career from been economist to conflict resolution expert. The goals are: 1.) To become a conflict resolution advocate that will create awareness and sensitize people on the negative impact of conflict in communities and by extension in the country 2.) To become a conflict resolution specialist that will provide conflict mitigation and avoidance strategies and techniques. This could be done through training workshops, conferences and community engagement.

GRANT AMOUNT

$560

Program

Mediator Beyond Borders International, Restorative Practice Training

Kaltumi Abdulazeez

Scholar

Kaltumi Abdulazeez

Nigeria

School

I hope to gain networking opportunities that will enhance and promote my capacity through cross border relationship and connectedness. I look forward to having the opportunity to make use of the network in various ways. First, I hope to have explored opportunities to apply my skills and knowledge on peace and security through consultancies and volunteer work.

GRANT AMOUNT

$760

Program

Mediator Beyond Borders International, Restorative Practice Training

Alexia Gkoritsa

Scholar

Alexia Gkoritsa

Greece

School

Geneva Centre for International Dispute Settlement

Geneva Centre for International Dispute Settlement

In this period of my life, I am in search of bringing my academic and professional path to the next level. My main goal is to extend my expertise in the subject of dispute settlement and arbitration, as well as of the substantive law, by the implementation of which such disputes are most frequently resolved, i.e. contract, commercial and private international law, by collaborating with leading individuals in the said areas of expertise. In a few years from now I imagine myself being part of an internationally active law firm or of an accredited institution operating in the above-mentioned fields. In the meantime, I am confident that I will have completed the MIDS LL.M. programme with distinction. I also aspire to combine my professional endeavors with the continuation of my studies at doctoral level, possibly oriented towards the subject of international arbitration and the potential prospect of privatization of the justice system, especially as far as disputes governed by private law are concerned. After all, I have managed to combine my academic and professional pursuits quite successfully so far, therefore I am convinced that I shall continue to do so in the future.

GRANT AMOUNT

$2,000

Program

LLM MIDS (International Dispute Settlement), Geneva Centre for International Dispute Settlement

Spiros Bat

Scholar

Spiros Bat

Greece

School

Geneva Centre for International Dispute Settlement

Geneva Centre for International Dispute Settlement

I aspire to become an exclusively alternative dispute resolution attorney and work solely on mediations and arbitrations. Specifically, I want to become an arbitrator and mediator and handle disputes connected with a variety of sectors including IP, domain name, energy and construction disputes. I am also a member of organizations like mediateguru and Moot Alumni Association, where I work voluntarily to spread social awareness on ADR worldwide and facilitate especially those belonging to the lower social stratifications find an alternative way to claim their right to justice. I have also volunteered as a judge in several moot court competitions, training the younger generations to enhance negotiation and adjudication skills. It is a dream of mine to acquire the knowledge and expertise required to keep participating in workshops and relevant events to teach younger generations on contemporary ADR methods and help them embrace this new legal culture.

GRANT AMOUNT

$2,000

Program

LLM MIDS (International Dispute Settlement), Geneva Centre for International Dispute Settlement

Saba Mollaian

Scholar

Saba Mollaian

Luxembourg/Switzerland

School

Geneva Centre for International Dispute Settlement

Geneva Centre for International Dispute Settlement

Career Goals: Practicing public international law, specializing in state-to-state disputes before international courts and tribunals, such as the WTO, ITLOS and ICJ; mediation between states or between states and non-state actors.

GRANT AMOUNT

$2,000

Program

LLM MIDS (International Dispute Settlement), Geneva Centre for International Dispute Settlement

Akriti Kataria

Scholar

Akriti Kataria

India/Geneva, Switzerland

School

Geneva Centre for International Dispute Settlement

Geneva Centre for International Dispute Settlement

In the next few years, I see myself practicing in a leading international arbitration law firm in Europe, working on complex cross-border disputes using international best practices set against a robust framework. Thereafter, I want to return to India and practice at the Supreme Court of India with a designated senior advocate. This will enable me to assist the highest court of India to render progressive decisions and consequently, prompt the government to effect relevant reforms to make arbitration a truly alternative dispute resolution mechanism.

GRANT AMOUNT

$2,000

Program

LLM MIDS (International Dispute Settlement), Geneva Centre for International Dispute Settlement

Lynn Moubarak

Scholar

Lynn Moubarak

Lebanon

School

New York University

New York University

I would like to pursue a career as an international arbitration lawyer in an international law firm. This experience will allow me to deepen my knowledge in international arbitration, including from a Common Law and U.S. perspective. It will also help me deepen my research and analytical skills.

GRANT AMOUNT

$2,000

Program

LLM International Business Regulation Litigation and Arbitration at New York University

Jennifer Ortiz, Faye Brady, Damany Gordon, Krystal Bariffe, Samantha Pulley, Carol-Newman Rose and Doreen Cunningham

Scholar

Jennifer Ortiz, Faye Brady, Damany Gordon, Krystal Bariffe, Samantha Pulley, Carol-Newman Rose and Doreen Cunningham

Massachusetts, United States

School

We are a group of individuals who have joined together to be trained in mediation/arbitration in hopes of using this skill to further social justice and equity solutions with historically excluded individuals and communities.

GRANT AMOUNT

$900 per student

Program

Quabbin Mediation Training Program

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