The Diversity Scholarship Foundation, NFP (“Foundation”) is a 501(c)(3) organization under the Internal Revenue Code. It was established by a group of attorneys and judges committed to the ideal that diverse law school student bodies are a means of ensuring further diversification in the legal community. Although the Foundation was formally established in March 2008, the Foundation’s mission had its genesis in 2002, when 17 bar association presidents joined together for the first symbolic swearing-in and took an oath to promote the goal of advancing diversity within the Chicago legal community. In subsequent years, the number of participating associations has greatly increased, to where, today, more than 50 associations have joined together to partake in the symbolic swearing-in and pledge to support the increasing need to take concrete steps to diversify the legal community.

Events & Announcements


Sandi Tanoue, former Jerold S. Solovy Scholarship Recipient, speaks about the importance of Giving Back

The Diversity Scholarship Foundation makes a difference in the lives of its scholarship recipients, who…

2020 Hon. Laura Liu Access to Justice Award Recipient – Honorable Anne M. Burke of the Illinois Supreme Court

The Diversity Scholarship Foundation is pleased to announce the Hon. Laura Liu Access to Justice…

2020 Advocate for Diversity Award Recipient – Hon. Rouhy Shalabi