February 27, 2020 Section News & Announcements

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

3/18/20 Update: Due to COVID-19, the May Tax Meeting has been cancelled. The Tax Section plans to award the Diversity and Inclusion scholarships for future Tax Meetings.

The Tax Section is now accepting applications for the Diversity and Inclusion Scholarships, designed to encourage members of diverse backgrounds or with a recognized commitment to diversity and inclusion to attend and participate in the 2020 May Tax Meeting, in Washington, DC on April 30 – May 2, 2020.

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 May Tax 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 the scholarship application.

Applications and questions should be directed to the Section’s counsel, Meg Newman, at taxlserve@americanbar.org. Applications are due by 5pm ET on March 27, 2020. ■