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The Richard Mintz Diversity Scholarship

At Mintz, we strive to create an environment where people from all backgrounds are positioned for success. As part of our commitment to promoting diversity at the firm and in the legal profession, we have awarded the Richard Mintz Diversity Scholarship to an exemplary diverse law student each year since 2010.

The scholarship is given to community-minded 2Ls from diverse backgrounds who have shown academic excellence and commitment to diversity. Its namesake Richard Mintz (1921 – 2011), the firm’s longest serving partner and the son of a founding partner, was known for his passion for people and his commitment to creating a progressive workplace.

Scholarship Benefits

Scholarship recipients receive the following benefits:

  • Up to 2 scholarships awarded per year
  • $20,000 toward tuition for your third year of law school
  • A paid summer position between your second and third year of law school


Application Details

The application process for the 2021 Richard Mintz Diversity Scholarship closed on November 15.


If you have any questions, please contact Lauren Maloney at [email protected]


What you need to apply:

  • Diversity & Inclusion is a top priority at Mintz. In an essay of no more than 500 words, please describe how you would contribute to advancing the firm’s goal of fostering a diverse, inclusive culture
  • Current resume
  • Undergraduate transcript (official or unofficial)
  • Law school transcript (official or unofficial)

Meet Us at a Recruiting Event:

We participate in interview workshops and job fairs for students of color in Boston. We also recruit at the LGBT Bar Lavender Law Conference & Career Fair and participate in the Boston Lawyers Group 1L Summer Diversity Clerkship Program.

Past Recipients

My father and his partners took their responsibility very seriously — to build a firm that was inclusive and progressive in terms of its approach to diversity.

Richard Mintz (1921 – 2011)Mintz Member for 57 years