Global law firm Goodwin and multinational technology company Meta announced today the recipients of the 2023 HBCU Scholarship program. This is the second year of Goodwin and Meta’s partnership designed to increase diversity in the legal profession. These scholarships provide $15,000 to graduating seniors from historically excluded groups who are currently attending HBCUs and have been accepted to an ABA-accredited law school for fall 2023.
“We are inspired by this year's recipients and are honored to support their aspirations to attend law school,” said Calvin Wingfield, Goodwin partner and CRED@Goodwin Co-Chair. “These scholarships are intended to empower HBCU graduates to pursue their dreams and continue to break barriers as we strive for a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive legal community."
The 2023 scholarship recipients are:
- Tamiea Burnside, Howard University School of Law
- Aria Charles, The George Washington University Law School
- Arianna Mackey, Georgetown University Law Center
- Sophia Parker, Georgetown University Law Center
Awardees will also have the opportunity to engage with Goodwin lawyers and Meta counsels over the course of the year, as well as learn more about both organizations and their legal practices. Each awardee will also be paired with a Goodwin lawyer to forge a mentorship with during their 1L year.
“We are committed to supporting the next generation of Black lawyers,” shared Shayne O’Reilly, Head of Licensing and Open Source at Meta. “Meta improving diversity in the legal industry benefits everyone. By alleviating some of the financial roadblocks our scholarship recipients encounter, students will have greater access to the profession and the legal industry will be stronger because of them."