Two University of Oklahoma College of Law students recently received $10,000 scholarship commitments from Crowe & Dunlevy. First-year students Matthew Bjork and Tiffany Guillot will receive $2,000 per semester, an amount that may be renewed in each of the two remaining years of law school, based on satisfactory progress and performance.
The Crowe & Dunlevy Diversity Scholars Program provides assistance for diverse students who qualify based on academic achievement, financial need and commitment to the law. Since the program’s inception at the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 2005, Crowe & Dunlevy has awarded more than $240,000 in scholarship funds to OU Law students.
“We’re committed to supporting the next generation of diverse attorneys both in their education and in their professional development,” said William H. Hoch, director at Crowe & Dunlevy and diversity committee co-chair. “We are proud to continue our commitment to OU Law and the legal profession as a whole with these scholarships for Matt and Tiffany and look forward to watching their personal and professional growth.”
Bjork has a bachelor’s degree in American studies from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, where he graduated in the top 15 percent of his class. He most recently interned with the Colorado State Public Defender’s Office, previously served as development director for KIPP Reach College Preparatory and served in a number of roles with Teach for America in Tulsa and Oklahoma City. Bjork is a board member of the Interagency Coordinating Council on Early Childhood Education, was selected by ION Oklahoma as a 30 under 30 recipient and is a member of Leadership Oklahoma City’s LOYAL Class VIII. He tutors students at Bodine Elementary and is a Sunday school teacher at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
At OU Law, Guillot is a 1L Section Representative and member of the Black Law Student Association, the Christian Legal Society and Public Interest Law Student Association. She has received several scholarships and is on the Dean’s List. Guillot received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, where she founded the Pre-Law Society and was vice president of the Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity. Her most recent experience includes serving as a legal intern for the Norman City Attorney’s Office and the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals.
The scholarship is renewed each semester based on satisfactory progress and performance. Since 2012, the firm has provided $30,000 in scholarships to TU Law students.