NYSBA | DRS Diversity Scholarships
What are DRS Diversity Scholarships?
Beginning in 2017, the Dispute Resolution Section of the NY State Bar Association (“DRS”) will award a maximum of 5 mediation training scholarships and 5 arbitration training scholarships each year, to encourage greater opportunities for minorities and women in the field of dispute resolution.
What do DRS Diversity Scholarship Recipients Receive?
The scholarships give recipients the following benefits:
- Enrollment at no charge in either (1) three-day Mediation Training offered annually by DRS and the Supreme Court, NY County/Nassau County, or, subject to DRS approval, other mediation training offered outside the NY Metropolitan Area) or (2) the three-day Arbitration Training offered annually by DRS and the American Arbitration Association
- Free one-year membership in the DRS (and the NY State Bar Association if recipient is not a member), entitling recipients to a host of benefits including
- Opportunity to join and become active in one or more Section committees
- Discounted registration fees for DRS programs and events
- Receiving the DRS publication “The Dispute Resolution Lawyer;”
- Guidance and advice from an experienced neutral to be assigned to the recipient
Who is Eligible for the Scholarships?
Anyone admitted to the bar in New York may apply for the scholarships, although preference will be given to minority and female applicants.
For more information and to apply, click HERE.