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Diversity and Inclusion LSAT Prep Scholarships Awarded by Varnum

June 4, 2012

Varnum has recently awarded LSAT Preparation Course Scholarships to two junior-level Michigan college students, Sukhvir Kaur and Christopher Creger. The scholarship will provide up to $1,500 for its recipients to attend an LSAT Preparation Course offered by Kaplan Test Prep and Admission.

The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is a half-day standardized test administered four times each year at designated testing centers throughout the world and is an integral part of the law school admissions process in the United States, Canada and a growing number of other countries.

"The LSAT is the doorway to law school," says Varnum Attorney and Diversity and Inclusion Counsel, Joy Fossel. "Varnum is interested in making law school accessible to a wide variety of individuals. Providing a scholarship for the LSAT prep course is an excellent way to keep that doorway wide open." The scholarship aims to ensure adequate preparation of undergraduate students who desire to attend law school and who demonstrate a commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion within the legal profession and/or their community.

Sukhvir Kaur, a political science major from Kalamazoo College, is involved with numerous organizations in Kalamazoo and focuses much of her efforts in volunteer activities. From her work with the Catholic Diocese of Kalamazoo's Immigration Assistance Program to serving meals at a local area homeless shelter, Kaur's background and community involvement have served to teach her that "our differences – our diversity – are what make a collective group stronger." Kaur hopes to study Immigration Law.

Christopher Creger currently attends Grand Valley State University and is majoring in finance. Creger's finance studies have led him to internships with Chemical Bank and Independent Bank. Says Creger, "…diversity is defined as an instance of being composed of differing elements or qualities." Family struggles strengthened Creger's interest in the law, and he hopes his experiences translate into a different and unique approach to the legal system.

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