Recipients Raymond D. Diggs and Richard D. Diggs are the oldest of six brothers in their family and grew up attending Detroit Public Schools. At the age of 16, their law school dreams began to take shape after the twins took first and second place in an essay contest that was held by the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association.
The twins were given the opportunity to meet several attorneys in the Detroit community, visit multiple law firms in the area and learn how to turn their career aspirations into a plan for achievement. Since winning the essay contest, the pair have completed bachelor's degrees from Wayne State University and are currently enrolled in the Teach for America program. They will spend the next two years teaching in the Detroit Public Schools before entering law school.
The additional scholarship recipients are:
• Irma Cruz, Hope College
• Bri'An Davis, University of Michigan
• Sungjin Yoo, Calvin College
The Warner Norcross program, now in its fifth year, provides scholarships to enable selected minority students at Michigan colleges to attend a study course designed to prepare them to take the LSAT. Studies have shown that students who take a formal LSAT prep course score higher on the test, which determines entrance into law school.
The LSAT program is one of two scholarship initiatives offered by the firm to promote diversity in the legal profession. Warner Norcross also sponsors a Minority Scholarship Program that provides financial support to a selected law, paralegal and legal secretarial student.
About Warner Norcross & Judd
Warner Norcross & Judd is a corporate law firm with 220 attorneys practicing in six offices throughout Michigan: Grand Rapids, Holland, Lansing, Muskegon, Southfield and Sterling Heights. By providing discerning and proactive legal advice, Warner Norcross & Judd forges a better partnership with its clients. To learn more, visit www.wnj.com.