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

Melinda Levy

Scholar

Melinda Levy

California, United States

School

I have a 20-year background as an in-house counsel, with expertise in HR, workplace investigations and corporate compliance. I am certified in these areas as well. In 2020, I have decided to shift my professional focus to mediation for divorcing couples. I want to use my training and skills to help people during a challenging situation.

GRANT AMOUNT

$2,000

Program

Four courses focused on building Divorce Mediation Practice

Galo Martín Márquez Ruiz

Scholar

Galo Martín Márquez Ruiz

Mexico

School

International Commercial Arbitration

My short terms goal is to build a strong moot arbitration culture in my University. At Tec de Monterrey, we are one of the best awarded schools in international arbitration moots in Mexico in the last years. Recently, I filed a request at my college to start the first arbitration review in Mexican history. It is my contention that Mexico has more than the capacity to develop investigation and doctrine in relation to arbitration. In the long term, it is my wish to create a sophisticated arbitration practice in a law firm, to give opportunity to other law students like me to enter in arbitration internships in Mexico, which are currently almost impossible to find.

GRANT AMOUNT

$780

Program

International Chamber of Commerce Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration

Francis Ojok

Scholar

Francis Ojok

Uganda

School

Pepperdine University

My Career goal is to empower my fellow Ugandan to embrace Alternative Disputes Resolution as an effective peaceful means for resolving both interpersonal and large-scale disputes and conflicts.

GRANT AMOUNT

$2,000

Program

LLM in Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University

Scholar Recipients

Melinda Levy

Scholar

Melinda Levy

California, United States

School

I have a 20-year background as an in-house counsel, with expertise in HR, workplace investigations and corporate compliance. I am certified in these areas as well. In 2020, I have decided to shift my professional focus to mediation for divorcing couples. I want to use my training and skills to help people during a challenging situation.

GRANT AMOUNT

$2,000

Program

Four courses focused on building Divorce Mediation Practice

Galo Martín Márquez Ruiz

Scholar

Galo Martín Márquez Ruiz

Mexico

School

International Commercial Arbitration

International Commercial Arbitration

My short terms goal is to build a strong moot arbitration culture in my University. At Tec de Monterrey, we are one of the best awarded schools in international arbitration moots in Mexico in the last years. Recently, I filed a request at my college to start the first arbitration review in Mexican history. It is my contention that Mexico has more than the capacity to develop investigation and doctrine in relation to arbitration. In the long term, it is my wish to create a sophisticated arbitration practice in a law firm, to give opportunity to other law students like me to enter in arbitration internships in Mexico, which are currently almost impossible to find.

GRANT AMOUNT

$780

Program

International Chamber of Commerce Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration

Francis Ojok

Scholar

Francis Ojok

Uganda

School

Pepperdine University

Pepperdine University

My Career goal is to empower my fellow Ugandan to embrace Alternative Disputes Resolution as an effective peaceful means for resolving both interpersonal and large-scale disputes and conflicts.

GRANT AMOUNT

$2,000

Program

LLM in Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University

Apply for the Diversity Scholarship.