August 26, 2020

Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship

Virtual 2020 Fall Tax Meeting Scholarship Application

The scholarship application is now available! Applicants should submit it to Meg Newman, Chief Counsel, at Taxlserve@americanbar.org by 5 p.m. EST on September 15, 2020

About the Scholarships

The Tax Section’s Diversity and Inclusion Scholarships are designed to encourage members of diverse backgrounds or with a recognized commitment to diversity and inclusion to attend and participate in our May Tax Meeting, Fall Tax Meeting or Midyear Tax Meeting.

The Section awarded the first two Diversity and Inclusion Scholarships for the Midyear Tax Meeting in Boca Raton, Florida in January 2020. Recipients enjoyed the benefits of attending a number of tax related CLE panels, and the opportunity to network with other professionals from throughout the country. They also attended the Plenary Session Luncheon with guest speaker Michael Desmond, Chief Counsel of the IRS.

The Section embraces diversity and inclusion in every aspect of its activities, including its meetings. The new scholarships defray the cost of meeting attendance, including waiver of the registration fee, up to three nights stay at the host hotel, airfare, and attendance at the Plenary Session Luncheon. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements, including Section membership and understanding of the Section’s Diversity and Inclusion Plan.

Scholarship recipients will be required to fulfill several duties during and after the meeting, including attendance at certain panels and events, and subsequent reports to the Section’s Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship Selection Committee.

Full eligibility requirements, selection criteria, and recipient duties can be found along with an example scholarship application. Please note: at this time our 2020 May Tax Meeting is cancelled, we will update future meetings as the situation develops. View our Upcoming Meetings page for updates.

Questions should be directed to the Section’s counsel, Meg Newman, at taxlserve@americanbar.org