The McAfee & Taft LSAT Prep Scholarship Program was established with the immediate goal of expanding the pipeline of diverse law school applicants and attendees, and with the ultimate objective of diversifying the Oklahoma legal community so that it better reflects the diversity found across the state. The hope is that McAfee & Taft can support and build relationships with promising diverse students who desire to attend law school in Oklahoma and practice law in Oklahoma.

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In furtherance of these goals, McAfee & Taft will cover the cost of a Kaplan Live Online LSAT Prep Course (a $1,100 value) for each selected scholarship winner.

What does a scholarship recipient receive?

Selected scholarship recipients will receive:

  • A fully funded Kaplan Live Online LSAT Prep Course, with the 2024 course date to be selected by the recipient
  • Access to networking and career development opportunities with McAfee & Taft attorneys

What are the eligibility requirements?

Successful applicants will have strong academic achievement, extracurricular involvement, and proven leadership ability. We are looking for students who are accomplished and well-rounded with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

  • Full-time student at the University of Oklahoma or Langston University with the ability and plan to enroll in an Oklahoma law school in Fall 2024 or Fall 2025. Preference will be given to candidates committed to practicing in Oklahoma.
  • Have a strong tie to Oklahoma (e.g., born and raised in Oklahoma)
  • Be part of an underrepresented group in Oklahoma law schools based on racial, ethnic, social, economic, age, physical ability, religious background, gender identity, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

How do I apply?

To be considered, students must submit the following materials as part of their application packet:

  • Completed application
  • Resumé
  • Unofficial transcript
  • At least one letter of recommendation, preferably from a professor or work supervisor. The most useful recommendation letters are from individuals who have had substantial opportunities to observe the applicant's motivation, character, academic ability and other qualitative characteristics.
  • A 250-500 word personal statement describing why you are a strong candidate for the scholarship, your reasons for pursuing a legal education/interest in the law, career goals and reasons for wanting to attend law school in Oklahoma, and if applicable, reasons for wanting to practice in Oklahoma. Please also use the statement to discuss any academic, economic, social, and/or personal challenges that you have encountered on your journey to law school.

All application materials must be emailed, in one email, to Applications submitted in a different matter will not be considered. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Contact with any questions.

Application timeline

  • October 2, 2023 - Application deadline
  • Mid-October 2023 - Interviews of selected candidates
  • November 2023 - Scholarship recipients will be notified
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