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Thanks to the Generosity of Donors, BASF Will Award Three 2012 Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarships

Yannina Casillas, UC Hastings College of the Law, grew up in Moreno Valley as the daughter of Mexican immigrants. As a UCLA student, she was Vice President of the Muslim Student Association, volunteered with the Incarcerated Youth Tutorial Project, and helped develop BruINTENT the nation’s first program to bring scholarships to homeless UCLA students. She is a Coro alumnus and will continue in law school as an advocate for victims to transform their stories and to empower others to make a difference.

Mahriana Collins, UC Berkeley School of Law, was raised in Richmond and attended UCLA where she worked with Reading to Kids Los Angeles and volunteered with women and children in Ghana at the University of Ghana, Legon. After graduation, she served as the Community Engagement Associate for the Los Angeles office of College Summit. Guided by the belief that true success is measured by our willingness and ability to help others, Mahriana will continue to advocate for children, increased educational access, and literacy for all.

Amina Malik, UC Hastings College of the Law, grew up in Philadelphia, PA. After graduating from University of Maryland, she worked as a research assistant for clinical trials at the Children’s National Medical Center and George Washington University. Recently, she has worked with the College Bound Foundation, overseeing its mentor program with low-income children residing in San Francisco public housing. Amina believes that law is one of the most effective ways of obtaining social equality in the U.S.

BASF’s Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarship program was established in 1998 to reaffirm a commitment to diversity in legal education and the legal profession. Scholarships are awarded based on financial need, scholastics, involvement in public service, and barriers faced in life. Each recipient will receive a $10,000 scholarship for the 2012-2013 school year. The scholarship may be renewable for an additional two years.

Scholarships to be awarded in 2012 are The Morrison & Foerster Foundation Minority Law Student Scholarship; The Arthur and Charlotte Zitrin Foundation Minority Law Student Scholarship; and the AT&T, Morrison & Foerster, Say Hey Foundation, and BASF-LRIS Scholarship.

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