The AAA-ICDR Foundation is pleased to announce the Diversity Scholarship Fund which has been established through a special gift by the American Arbitration Association. 

The fund grants diverse law students/professionals with up to $2,000 of financial assistance towards participation in a degree program or fellowship in alternative dispute resolution or attendance at a well-recognized conference. The mission of the Diversity Scholarship Fund is to encourage diversity and inclusion within the field of ADR by supporting the pursuit of knowledge and skill development through training experiences that encourage inclusive leadership growth in the field of ADR.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed quarterly until appropriated funds are expended. Please click here to access the application and further instructions.


2021 Scholarships Totaled $39,605.05.

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2020 Scholarships Totaled $12,463.

To view more information about the 2020 Scholars click here.


In addition to these individualized grants, the AAA-ICDR Foundation has established diversity scholarships at Howard University and North Carolina Central University, two historically Black colleges and universities that offer certificates in dispute resolution programs in their law schools. 
  
Both scholarships involve a three-year commitment to provide $50,000 annually to a second- or third-year law school student enrolled in these universities’ certificates in dispute resolution programs. Each scholarship represents a total commitment of $150,000. Scholarship recipients will be selected in September 2022.