Spotlight: MCCA Announces Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship Winners

The Minority Corporate Counsel Association, Inc. (MCCA) has announced the recipients of its Class of 2015 Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarships. Winners will receive $10,000 scholarships for law school education.

The Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship Program provides support for first-year law students pursuing a Juris Doctor degree. Students receive $10,000 and may qualify for additional funding in their second and third years of law school. Recipients also benefit from fostered mentoring opportunities and assistance with placement in paid summer internship positions with corporate law departments.

Funding for the program is provided by corporate and law firm sponsors dedicated to promoting diversity in the legal profession.

Class of 2015 winners and their sponsors include:

  • Adam Amir, Microsoft Corporation Scholar, attending University of California, Berkeley School of Law
  • KeAndra Barlow, NAMWOLF Scholar, attending the University of Michigan Law School
  • Malinda Bridges, Association of Corporate Counsel Scholar, attending the University of Virginia School of Law
  • Christine Chan, Entergy Corporation Scholar, attending the University of California, Berkeley School of Law
  • Kendell Coates, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP Scholar, attending University of Chicago Law School
  • Derrick Davis, Microsoft Corporation Scholar, attending Harvard Law School
  • Celeste Jackson, Microsoft Corporation Scholar, attending Duke University School of Law
  • Luis Landeros, Baker Botts L.L.P. Scholar, attending the University of California, Berkeley School of Law
  • Kelsey Leonard, Groom Law Group, Chartered Scholar, attending Duquesne University School of Law
  • Emily Ly, Robert Half Legal Scholar, attending the University of California, Berkeley School of Law
  • Kathy Nguyen, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Scholar, attending the University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • Ingrid Perez, Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP Scholar, attending the University of California, Berkeley School of Law
  • Anthony Pettes, King & Spalding LLP Scholar, attending Duke University School of Law
  • Andre Scott, DuPont Company Scholar, attending the University of Wisconsin Law School, MadisonVictoria White, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Scholar, attending Harvard Law School

“Many talented minority students struggle to afford law school,” said Joseph K. West, MCCA’s President and CEO.  “The Lloyd M. Johnson Scholarship Program allows them to pursue their dreams and helps build a more diverse legal community. MCCA is pleased to welcome another distinguished class of students to its scholarship program, and thanks the generous sponsors who made it possible.”

The Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship Program was established in 2005 by MCCA and its supporters, corporate legal departments, law firms and legal services providers.  The program was named for Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr., a visionary leader in the legal profession and founder of MCCA.

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