Crowe & Dunlevy Diversity Scholars Program

"The Diversity Scholars Program is a reflection of Crowe & Dunlevy's long-standing commitment to enhancing the diversity of the legal profession. Lawyers play an essential role in maintaining the rule of law and it's important the composition of the legal profession mirror the community that it serves." 

Jimmy K. Goodman
Diversity Committee Chair Emeritus

"As a firm, we have a long history of dedicating ourselves to creating opportunities and empowering others. Through this diversity, we stimulate a culture of creativity and inclusiveness for the betterment of and service to our clients, profession, community and firm as a whole."

William H. Hoch
Diversity Committee Chair Emeritus

Since the program’s inception at the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 2005, the Crowe & Dunlevy Diversity Scholars Program has assisted 22 law students with financial assistance of more than $240,000. The program commenced at the University of Tulsa College of Law in 2012.

Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, need and commitment to the law. Scholarships may be renewed for a recipient in each of the two remaining years of law school, based on satisfactory progress and performance. The scholarship recipients are awarded $2,000 per semester for a total commitment of $10,000 per recipient.

2018 Diversity Scholars Program Scholarship Recipients

Crowe & Dunlevy has selected University of Tulsa College of Law student Fareshteh Hamidi and University of Oklahoma College of Law students Chloë Coleman and Jimmy Lai as 2018 Diversity Scholars Program scholarship recipients.

Scholarship recipient Fareshteh Hamidi


Scholarship recipient Jimmy Lai

Scholarship recipient Chloë Coleman

Fareshteh Hamidi

First-year Tulsa University College of Law student Fareshteh Hamidi was honored with Crowe & Dunlevy’s Diversity Scholars Program scholarship, an honor awarded to one outstanding TU Law candidate each year who qualifies based on academic achievement, financial need and commitment to the law. Hamidi graduated in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from Oklahoma City University. Since that time, she has held a legal internship and worked in the health care and hospitality industries. Today, she is seeking a health law certificate from the University of Tulsa College of Law, where she is a member of the Immigration Law Society and won first place in the Board of Advocates Redbud Invitational Competition. In her spare time, Hamidi is an active community member, volunteering with the Junior League of Oklahoma City, Emergency Infant Services, NewView Oklahoma, OK Kids Korral at the Toby Keith Foundation and more.

Chloë Coleman

Coleman graduated in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Texas Christian University, where she received the Society of Professional Journalism Mark of Excellence Award and the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association Excellence in Collegiate Journalism Award. Since that time, she has worked in the communications industry, where she interned for CNN.

Jimmy Lai

Lai graduated in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Central Oklahoma. Since that time, he has worked in the sales and research industries and has published work in the textbook, Developing Workforce Diversity Programs, Curriculum and Degrees in Higher Education. During his time on the UCO campus, Lai was active in the promotion and recruitment of more than 1,000 students for the university’s cross-cultural program and is fluent in Mandarin, Japanese, German and English.


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