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 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.
$501K+
IN GRANTS FUNDED
Since inception, the Foundation has funded $501,637 in Diversity Scholarship Grants.
$1,655
IN AVERAGE GRANT 2022
The average Diversity Scholarship grant amount in 2022. The Average HBCU Diversity Scholarship Grant in 2022 was $25,000.
72
SCHOLAR RECIPIENTS
Since inception, the Foundation has awarded 72 Diversity Scholarships.

Historically Black Colleges and University Scholarship Recipients

2023 Historically Black Colleges and University Scholarship Recipients

No other data found for this selected year.

Historically Black Colleges and University Scholarship Recipients

2023 Historically Black Colleges and University Scholarship Recipients

No other data found for this selected year.

2023 Scholarship Recipient

2022 Scholarship Recipient

2021 Scholarship Recipient

2020 Scholarship Recipient

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

Scholar

Oluyemisi Faderin

Ontario, Canada

SCHOOL

College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers

I am a Registered Social Worker with a master’s in social work. I have over 14 years of experience in mental health. I am a member of the College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers, the Ontario Association of Social Workers. I have extensive experience in working with various age groups and settings. I provide counselling, consultation, in-service training and psychotherapy to adults (18+), seniors and working professionals.

I am a daughter, mother of two lovely children, and a sister who identifies within the BIPOC community. I am fluent in English, Yoruba, and Pidgin.

GRANT AMOUNT

$2,000

PROGRAM

Riverdale Mediation

Annanya Chaturvedi

Scholar

Annanya Chaturvedi

Houston, Texas

SCHOOL

University of Houston Law Center

An immigrant from India. Annanya is a second year law student at the University of Houston Law Center. She is a member of her school’s ADR team and the winner of this year’s intrateam competition. Annanya is interested in exploring alternates to traditional forms of litigation in an effort to provide clients with the best possible solution to their unique situations.

GRANT AMOUNT

$1,300

PROGRAM

AAA Diverse Student Summit

Asia A. Skyers

Scholar

Asia A. Skyers

North Carolina

SCHOOL

North Carolina Central University School of Law

Asia A. Skyers was born and raised in Connecticut and currently resides in Wake Forest, North Carolina. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Quinnipiac University in 2016 and a master’s degree in Public Administration from North Carolina Central University (NCCU) in 2019. She is currently a Third-Year Law Student at North Carolina Central University School of Law where she is a joint-degree student earning a master’s degree in Information Systems in conjunction with the School of Library Sciences at NCCU. In addition to the JD/MIS program, she is a student earning a certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution at North Carolina Central University School of Law. Asia has distinguished herself as a student and, as a result, has been named a 2022-2023 recipient of an AAA-ICDR Foundation Scholarship as well as a 2021-2022 recipient of an Intel Social Justice and Racial Equity (ISJRE) Scholarship. Upon graduation and licensure, Asia plans to practice as a litigator and use the knowledge and skills she has gained to provide the best solutions for her clients both inside and outside the courtroom.

GRANT AMOUNT

$1,300

PROGRAM

AAA Diverse Student Summit

Bamisope Adeyanju

Scholar

Bamisope Adeyanju

New York

SCHOOL

University at Buffalo (UB) Law School

Bamisope Adeyanju is a 3L at the University at Buffalo (UB) Law School where she serves as an international trade law research assistant for Professor Meredith Lewis. Bami is also the Vice President of the International Law Students Association at UB Law School and was recently appointed as a member of the university-wide International Students Advisory Board.

Prior to her decision to obtain a U.S. law degree, Bami earned an LL.M degree from Columbia Law School, where she served as an editor of the American Review of International Arbitration Journal and worked with the Human Rights Clinic to advance the rights of U.S. communities to adequate and affordable sanitation. Before Columbia Law, Bami earned an LL.B degree from Nigeria and had a stint representing individual and corporate clients in complex commercial transactions and disputes using ADR mechanisms – arbitration, litigation, mediation, and negotiation. She later worked as an NGO legal advisor representing Nigerians in public interest and anti-corruption litigation. Having worked at the intersection of business and human rights, Bami continues to utilize her knowledge in these fields to create sustainable positive change.

GRANT AMOUNT

$1,300

PROGRAM

AAA Diverse Student Summit

Catherine Lynch`

Scholar

Catherine Lynch

Philadelphia

SCHOOL

Drexel Kline School of Law

Catherine Lynch is a first-generation law student and currently 3L at the Drexel Kline School of Law. She looks forward to learning about alternative dispute resolution careers and hopes to one day be involved.

GRANT AMOUNT

$1,300

PROGRAM

AAA Diverse Student Summit

Constanza Mayz

Scholar

Constanza Mayz

Alabama

SCHOOL

University of Alabama School of Law

Constanza Mayz is a 3L at the University of Alabama School of Law interested in arbitration and cross-border disputes. She is a member of various arbitration and international law societies such as the Young-ITA (Institute for Transnational Arbitration), AtlAS (Atlanta International Arbitration Society), and is currently serving as secretary of Alabama Law’s ILSA (International Law Student Association) chapter. After graduation she hopes to develop a career in arbitration.

GRANT AMOUNT

$1,300

PROGRAM

AAA Diverse Student Summit

Damilola Adebayo

Scholar

Damilola Adebayo

Nigeria

SCHOOL

Howard University School of law

Damilola Adebayo is an aspiring lawyer from Nigeria. She is a 3L at Howard University School of law with an undergraduate degree in Finance. She hopes to transition her career into Tax and ADR. She currently works for the World Bank Group learning the intersection between international organizations and dispute resolution/litigation. She is dedicated to learning and uplifting others especially marginalized women across the globe.

GRANT AMOUNT

$1,300

PROGRAM

AAA Diverse Student Summit

Jamonica Warren

Scholar

Jamonica Warren

New York

SCHOOL

SUNY Purchase

Jamonica Warren is from Brewster, New York and attended SUNY Purchase where she received a B.A. in Political Science Magna Cum Laude and a MusB in Instrumental Performance:French Horn Magna Cum Laude. Jamonica Warren is a second year law student at Texas A&M University School of Law. She plans to sit for the Bar in July 2024. Jamonica has pursued studies related to dispute resolution and estate planning. Jamonica hopes to work in the entertainment field advocating for artists.

GRANT AMOUNT

$1,300

PROGRAM

AAA Diverse Student Summit

Jessica Gardner

Scholar

Jessica Gardner

Maryland

SCHOOL

University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

Jessica Gardner is a 3L student at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. Before law school, Jessica attended University of Maryland, College Park and obtained a Bachelor of Art in Communications. Jessica is from Baltimore, Maryland and hopes to practice in the DC/Maryland area upon graduation . She is a member of the Women’s Bar Association, Business Law Association, Rose Zetzer Fellowship, and Leaders and Scholars program at the University of Maryland Carey Law. Jessica is also set to complete the Dispute Resolution Track at Maryland Carey Law. As part of this track, she has received a certificate for completing over 40 hours of mediation training and has conducted mediations as part of the University of Maryland Mediation Clinic in partnership with the District Court of Baltimore City.

GRANT AMOUNT

$1,300

PROGRAM

AAA Diverse Student Summit

Joshua Caleb Cavazos

Scholar

Joshua Caleb Cavazos

Texas

SCHOOL

St. Mary's School of Law

Hi, my name is Joshua Caleb Cavazos but everyone calls me Josh so y’all may as well. I was born and raised in a small rural town in Texas and currently attend St. Mary's School of Law in San Antonio, Texas as a 3L. My hobbies are watching anime, playing Nintendo games (especially party games like Mario party), and playing board/card games. My favorite food is sushi and I enjoy drinking wine. I'm actually studying to become a Certified Sommelier (just for fun, not as a job) so I know a lot about wine and I'm expected to take my Sommelier exam in early January.

GRANT AMOUNT

$1,300

PROGRAM

AAA Diverse Student Summit

2023 Scholarship Recipient

2022 Scholarship Recipient

2021 Scholarship Recipient

2020 Scholarship Recipient

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

Scholar

Oluyemisi Faderin

Ontario, Canada

School

College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers

I am a Registered Social Worker with a master’s in social work. I have over 14 years of experience in mental health. I am a member of the College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers, the Ontario Association of Social Workers. I have extensive experience in working with various age groups and settings. I provide counselling, consultation, in-service training and psychotherapy to adults (18+), seniors and working professionals.

I am a daughter, mother of two lovely children, and a sister who identifies within the BIPOC community. I am fluent in English, Yoruba, and Pidgin.

GRANT AMOUNT

$2,000

Program

Riverdale Mediation

Annanya Chaturvedi

Scholar

Annanya Chaturvedi

Houston, Texas

School

University of Houston Law Center

An immigrant from India. Annanya is a second year law student at the University of Houston Law Center. She is a member of her school’s ADR team and the winner of this year’s intrateam competition. Annanya is interested in exploring alternates to traditional forms of litigation in an effort to provide clients with the best possible solution to their unique situations.

GRANT AMOUNT

$1,300

Program

AAA Diverse Student Summit

Asia A. Skyers

Scholar

Asia A. Skyers

North Carolina

School

North Carolina Central University School of Law

Asia A. Skyers was born and raised in Connecticut and currently resides in Wake Forest, North Carolina. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Quinnipiac University in 2016 and a master’s degree in Public Administration from North Carolina Central University (NCCU) in 2019. She is currently a Third-Year Law Student at North Carolina Central University School of Law where she is a joint-degree student earning a master’s degree in Information Systems in conjunction with the School of Library Sciences at NCCU. In addition to the JD/MIS program, she is a student earning a certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution at North Carolina Central University School of Law. Asia has distinguished herself as a student and, as a result, has been named a 2022-2023 recipient of an AAA-ICDR Foundation Scholarship as well as a 2021-2022 recipient of an Intel Social Justice and Racial Equity (ISJRE) Scholarship. Upon graduation and licensure, Asia plans to practice as a litigator and use the knowledge and skills she has gained to provide the best solutions for her clients both inside and outside the courtroom.

GRANT AMOUNT

$1,300

Program

AAA Diverse Student Summit

Bamisope Adeyanju

Scholar

Bamisope Adeyanju

New York

School

University at Buffalo (UB) Law School

Bamisope Adeyanju is a 3L at the University at Buffalo (UB) Law School where she serves as an international trade law research assistant for Professor Meredith Lewis. Bami is also the Vice President of the International Law Students Association at UB Law School and was recently appointed as a member of the university-wide International Students Advisory Board.

Prior to her decision to obtain a U.S. law degree, Bami earned an LL.M degree from Columbia Law School, where she served as an editor of the American Review of International Arbitration Journal and worked with the Human Rights Clinic to advance the rights of U.S. communities to adequate and affordable sanitation. Before Columbia Law, Bami earned an LL.B degree from Nigeria and had a stint representing individual and corporate clients in complex commercial transactions and disputes using ADR mechanisms – arbitration, litigation, mediation, and negotiation. She later worked as an NGO legal advisor representing Nigerians in public interest and anti-corruption litigation. Having worked at the intersection of business and human rights, Bami continues to utilize her knowledge in these fields to create sustainable positive change.

GRANT AMOUNT

$1,300

Program

AAA Diverse Student Summit

Catherine Lynch`

Scholar

Catherine Lynch

Philadelphia

School

Drexel Kline School of Law

Catherine Lynch is a first-generation law student and currently 3L at the Drexel Kline School of Law. She looks forward to learning about alternative dispute resolution careers and hopes to one day be involved.

GRANT AMOUNT

$1,300

Program

AAA Diverse Student Summit

Constanza Mayz

Scholar

Constanza Mayz

Alabama

School

University of Alabama School of Law

Constanza Mayz is a 3L at the University of Alabama School of Law interested in arbitration and cross-border disputes. She is a member of various arbitration and international law societies such as the Young-ITA (Institute for Transnational Arbitration), AtlAS (Atlanta International Arbitration Society), and is currently serving as secretary of Alabama Law’s ILSA (International Law Student Association) chapter. After graduation she hopes to develop a career in arbitration.

GRANT AMOUNT

$1,300

Program

AAA Diverse Student Summit

Damilola Adebayo

Scholar

Damilola Adebayo

Nigeria

School

Howard University School of law

Damilola Adebayo is an aspiring lawyer from Nigeria. She is a 3L at Howard University School of law with an undergraduate degree in Finance. She hopes to transition her career into Tax and ADR. She currently works for the World Bank Group learning the intersection between international organizations and dispute resolution/litigation. She is dedicated to learning and uplifting others especially marginalized women across the globe.

GRANT AMOUNT

$1,300

Program

AAA Diverse Student Summit

Jamonica Warren

Scholar

Jamonica Warren

New York

School

SUNY Purchase

Jamonica Warren is from Brewster, New York and attended SUNY Purchase where she received a B.A. in Political Science Magna Cum Laude and a MusB in Instrumental Performance:French Horn Magna Cum Laude. Jamonica Warren is a second year law student at Texas A&M University School of Law. She plans to sit for the Bar in July 2024. Jamonica has pursued studies related to dispute resolution and estate planning. Jamonica hopes to work in the entertainment field advocating for artists.

GRANT AMOUNT

$1,300

Program

AAA Diverse Student Summit

Jessica Gardner

Scholar

Jessica Gardner

Maryland

School

University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

Jessica Gardner is a 3L student at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. Before law school, Jessica attended University of Maryland, College Park and obtained a Bachelor of Art in Communications. Jessica is from Baltimore, Maryland and hopes to practice in the DC/Maryland area upon graduation . She is a member of the Women’s Bar Association, Business Law Association, Rose Zetzer Fellowship, and Leaders and Scholars program at the University of Maryland Carey Law. Jessica is also set to complete the Dispute Resolution Track at Maryland Carey Law. As part of this track, she has received a certificate for completing over 40 hours of mediation training and has conducted mediations as part of the University of Maryland Mediation Clinic in partnership with the District Court of Baltimore City.

GRANT AMOUNT

$1,300

Program

AAA Diverse Student Summit

Joshua Caleb Cavazos

Scholar

Joshua Caleb Cavazos

Texas

School

St. Mary's School of Law

Hi, my name is Joshua Caleb Cavazos but everyone calls me Josh so y’all may as well. I was born and raised in a small rural town in Texas and currently attend St. Mary's School of Law in San Antonio, Texas as a 3L. My hobbies are watching anime, playing Nintendo games (especially party games like Mario party), and playing board/card games. My favorite food is sushi and I enjoy drinking wine. I'm actually studying to become a Certified Sommelier (just for fun, not as a job) so I know a lot about wine and I'm expected to take my Sommelier exam in early January.

GRANT AMOUNT

$1,300

Program

AAA Diverse Student Summit

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