November 06, 2019 Section News & Announcements

Call for Applications: Diversity and Inclusion Scholarships to 2020 Midyear Tax Meeting

The Tax Section is pleased to announce its new Diversity and Inclusion Scholarships, designed to encourage diversity and inclusion at Section Tax Meetings, and to invite applications for scholarships to attend the 2020 Midyear Tax Meeting, in Boca Raton, Florida. The application deadline will be November 22, 2019.

The Section embraces diversity and inclusion in every aspect of its activities, including its meetings, and the new scholarships will defray the cost of meeting attendance, including waiver of the registration fee and some coverage of room and travel costs. 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 Tax Meeting, including attendance at certain panels and events, and subsequent reports to the Section’s Diversity Committee.

Applicants should review the full eligibility requirements, selection criteria, and recipient duties found in the scholarship application.

The Tax Section Council approved the new scholarships at its October 2 meeting in San Francisco. Scholarship decisions will be made by the new Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship Selection Committee.

Applications, as well as any questions, should be directed to Meg Newman, at taxlserve@americanbar.org. Applications are due by 5pm ET on November 22, 2019. ■