This committee provides support to area law school students through mentorship and networking programs. This committee also oversees the MBLA scholarship award programs.
Chairs: D’Andre Fernandez
Members: Arianne Waldron, Tiffanie Ellis Niles, Charles Koech
This program is designed to provide Black law students with the opportunity to develop one-on-one relationships with Massachusetts-based lawyers. Through mentorship, students will have resources useful for navigating law school, transitioning into their legal careers and opportunities to expand their network within the Massachusetts legal community.
Mentors and mentees should meet at a minimum four times a year.
As part of our ongoing mission to support our Law Student members, the Student Support Committee of the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association awards three scholarships annually: The Fletcher “Flash” Wiley MBLA Legacy Award (two (2) students, up to $5,000), The Honorable Chief Justice Roderick L. Ireland Leadership and Juvenile Advocacy Award ($2,000), and The Honorable Reginald Lindsay Public Service Award ($1,000). Awards are only open to MBLA Law Student Members. Although students may apply for more than one of the above named scholarship, no student will be awarded more than one scholarship in any given year.
This award was established to support the development of students who, like Chief Justice Ireland, have exhibited a…
This award seeks to support the development of students who, like Judge Lindsay, have overcome adversity to use their outstanding academic ability and skills in public service.
This award seeks to support the development of students who, like Past MBLA President Fletcher “Flash” Wiley, display academic and professional excellence, exhibit a…
*All scholarship application materials should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org as a single PDF document. In the title of your PDF document, please indicate your name and the scholarship for which you are applying.
The deadline for submission of scholarship application materials is midnight on Friday, March 3, 2023. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
If you would like to support our scholarships you can do so by making a contribution to the MBLA Building The Legacy Scholarship Fund. This fund was created through a partnership with the Boston Bar Foundation. As the BBF is a 501(c)(3) organization, all contributions to the fund are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.