“Savita and Tenia exemplify the type of candidates that we see every year: driven, motivated and engaged law school students who we believe represent the future of a more diverse and inclusive legal profession,” said Mark A. Baugh, chair of Baker Donelson’s Diversity Committee, in a recent press release. “Achieving true diversity in our profession remains a challenge, but we’re proud of the small part this scholarship program plays in giving diverse law students greater opportunities to pursue a career in law. We look forward to welcoming Savita and Tenia as part of this program.”
Established in 2008, the Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship Program awards scholarships annually to diverse law school students who have completed their first year of law school. Each recipient receives a salaried second year summer associate position in one of the Firm’s 22 offices. Upon completion of the summer associate position, the Firm also awards each recipient a $10,000 scholarship during the student’s third year of law school.