AccessLex Institute Awards Over $250,000 in Scholarships to Law Students Nationwide

MAX by AccessLex Institute

WEST CHESTER, PA — AccessLex Institute®, the premier nonprofit organization in legal education, recently announced the recipients of April’s MAX by AccessLex® Grand Prize Scholarships. Law students from across the United States, studying at AccessLex member law schools, were awarded scholarships to support their law school tuition. Notably, three students received $40,000 scholarships each, while five others were granted $25,000 scholarships.

This scholarship initiative is part of MAX by AccessLex®, a comprehensive program designed to provide financial education to law students at no cost. The program, recognized for its excellence with the 2022 Outstanding Educational Program Award by the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education, offers both in-person and online learning, individualized counseling from Accredited Financial Counselors, and substantial scholarship incentives totaling nearly $400,000 annually.

The MAX program emphasizes preparing law students for their financial futures, covering topics from managing law school expenses to long-term financial planning. According to Mia Bartolomei-Negron, a second-year law student at Stetson University College of Law and recipient of a $40,000 scholarship, MAX has been instrumental in enabling her to make informed financial decisions and set viable economic goals for her career ahead.

Since its inception in 2017, MAX has disbursed $2.2 million in scholarships and provided over 80,000 law students with vital financial literacy tools. The program’s scholarships are awarded through annual drawings, with participation in online courses and events serving as entry tickets for students.

The announcement also previews the upcoming awarding of the $50,000 Hannah R. Arterian Memorial Scholarship on May 1, reflecting AccessLex’s ongoing commitment to supporting law students.

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Jennifer Schott, Vice President at AccessLex, underscored the transformative impact of these scholarships on students’ lives. She highlighted that the MAX program was founded with the aim of offering “peace of mind” to law students navigating the significant financial investment of their education.

This philanthropic initiative not only highlights AccessLex’s dedication to advancing legal education but also represents a crucial step towards mitigating the financial hurdles faced by aspiring lawyers, thereby fostering a more accessible and equitable path to entering the legal profession.

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