Civil Rights Icon Julian Bond Honored with New Scholarship Program at Indiana University School of Law 

This week’s post is about diversity, i.e. the state of variety or the state of being diverse.
The first story, the headline for this post, comes from “Good Black News”. Civil rights icon Julian Bond is being honored with a new scholarship program at the Indiana University School of Law. The full story from “Good Black News” follows, my second story.

The second story, in the Des Moines West Register for Tuesday, November 22, 2016, is a report on the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC), staff members that were honored with tapestry awards in November, 2016. The awards were presented to DMACC Urban Campus Provost Laura Douglas, and Marvin DeJear, Director of the Evelyn K. Davis Center for Working Families. The tapestry award is presented by the DMACC Diversity Commission to recognize individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to diversity. DeJear, was given the ward for his efforts in encouraging diversity at DMACC.



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The Mauer School of Law at Indiana University in Bloomington has entered into a partnership with the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Alabama, to create the Julian Bond Law Scholars program. Bond, the noted civil rights leader, legislator, NAACP chair,  and long-time faculty member at the University of Virginia who died in 2015, was the co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Each year the program will provide one Julian Bond Law Scholar with a scholarship equal to a minimum of 50 percent and up to a maximum of 100 percent of tuition. In addition, the scholarship recipients will be offered a summer externship upon completion of their first year of law school, with a $4,000 stipend to cover living expenses; and a research assistantship during their second or third year with a law school faculty member.

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