In 2021, Miller Thomson LLP launched the National Diversity Scholarship and Mentoring Program as part of our commitment to support equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives in the communities in which we live and work.
Several members of our Inclusion & Diversity Committee formed a Working Group to review all 34 applications and to select two recipients. Each recipient receives a scholarship and a lawyer mentor to provide support and guidance during the 2021-2022 academic year.
We are very excited to share our 2021 National Diversity Scholarship and Mentoring Program Recipients whom surpassed our criteria and have made meaningful and creative contributions to the advancement of access to justice and equity, diversity and inclusion whether within their law school, their workplace, or in their community.
- Dominga Robinson, Juris Doctor Candidate 2024, University of Saskatchewan
- Michelle Liu, Juris Doctor Candidate 2024, University of Victoria
We thank all applicants and encourage you to continue focusing on and advancing your commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.
At Miller Thomson LLP, inclusion and diversity are critical components of our vision, values and strategic plan.
As part of Miller Thomson’s commitment to support diversity and inclusion initiatives in the communities in which we live and work, and as part of our obligation to keep listening, learning and pressing for real progress on the road to achieving equality for all, Miller Thomson is proud to introduce a Diversity Scholarship Program.
- Be a full-time law student in good standing in their first or second year (as of December 31 in the year in which they apply) at a Canadian law school;
- Possess strong leadership skills, an entrepreneurial mindset and a commitment to access to justice for all and equality, diversity and inclusion;
- Have made meaningful and creative contributions to the advancement of access to justice and equality, diversity and inclusion in their law school, their workplace, or the communities in which they live or work; and
- Not have received a diversity scholarship from another law firm in the same academic year.
Applicants shall submit all of the following on or before the deadline:
- a short essay (two page maximum) describing how they believe they will apply their leadership and entrepreneurial skills, and their commitment to access to justice for all and equality, diversity and inclusion, to a career in the legal profession;
- two reference letters which speak to their character and positive contributions (at least one from a law school professor, employer or community leader, on letterhead).
Applicants are not required to identify as being a member of an underrepresented group. Applicants who are the immediate family member of a Miller Thomson/ Miltom Management employee will not be eligible. Successful applicants may only receive the scholarship once.
Applications should be addressed to the Diversity Scholarship Panel at email@example.com and received on or before the deadline.
We thank all applicants for their interest. Recipients of the Miller Thomson Diversity Scholarship have been notified directly for the 2021-2022 academic year.