TULSA, Okla. – Crowe & Dunlevy recently presented first-year University of Tulsa College of Law student Robert McClendon with the firm’s Diversity Scholars Program scholarship. The program assists a diverse student who qualifies based on academic achievement, financial need and commitment to the law. The $10,000 scholarship is awarded $2,000 per semester for the student’s last five semesters of law school based on satisfactory progress and performance.
Crowe & Dunlevy has provided more than $250,000 in scholarships since 2005, with $40,000 awarded to TU Law students since 2012.
McClendon received his bachelor’s degree in 2004 from the University of Tulsa, where he graduated cum laude and participated in multiple study abroad opportunities. He earned his Master of Arts in 2006 at Syracuse University, serving as an S.I. Newhouse Minority Fellow and Member of the Association of Black Journalists. McClendon gained professional experience as a news reporter before attending TU Law, where he has excelled academically and is a member of the Black Law Students Association. He has also volunteered for organizations that advocate for refugee issues and that build community across racial lines.