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.
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.
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.
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.