The CBA Diversity & Inclusion LSAT Scholarship Initiative has selected Christina Cruz of Willimantic as its first recipient.
Ms. Cruz recently graduated from Connecticut College with a bachelor's degree in sociology and Latin American studies and a certificate in public policy and community action. She was a scholar in the college’s Holleran Center for Community Action and received the 2020 Anna Lord Strauss Medal, which is given annually to a graduating senior who has done outstanding work in public or community service. Her desire to study law comes from her personal experiences of inequality, her passion for advocating for the needs of her family and community, and her goal of creating institutional change.
"The CBA LSAT scholarship is allowing me to be able to start my law school journey earlier than expected,” said Ms. Cruz. “Coming from a low-income background, many resources are difficult to attain and I would not be able to afford a prep course without the help of this scholarship. This scholarship will give me the tools I need to prepare for the LSAT, a test so crucial to the law school application.”
The CBA Diversity & Inclusion LSAT Scholarship Initiative creates an opportunity for diverse candidates to apply for a scholarship to enroll in an LSAT prep course. The scholarship is available to qualified applicants who are representative of a diverse demographic. Applicants are selected yearly on a rolling basis.
For further information regarding the application process and how to participate, please contact Amani Edwards, the CBA director of diversity and human resources, at (860)612-2025, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. A link to the scholarship page and application is available here: https://www.ctbar.org/about/diversity-inclusion/lsat-scholarship.