Jarmeika Taylor, 3L, SIU Law awarded the Ms. JD Summer 2019 Public Interest Scholarship

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Jarmeika Taylor, 3L, SIU Law awarded the Ms. JD Summer 2019 Public Interest Scholarship

June 28, 2019

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Ms. JD is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to the success of women in law school and the legal profession.   Each year they have a Summer Public Interest Scholarship Competition for a rising second or third-year female law student working in a unpaid position with a government agency, nonprofit organization, or unpaid judicial externship.  Recipients each receive a scholarship, to assist with their summer living expenses.    Read more about Jarmeika and other winners from Ms. JD here

Each applicant submitted an essay describing a time in her  personal or professional life that she  had to speak up to advocate for  herself, and how she envisioned her future public interest career would facilitate speaking up on behalf of herself  or others.   Read Jarmeika's submission (April 30th) here

Jarmeika Taylor is a third-year law student at Southern Illinois University School of Law, with an anticipated graduation date of December 2019.   She is originally from St. Louis, Mo. She served twelve years in the Army National Guard and was deployed to Iraq in 2008.   In 2012, Jarmeika obtained a B.S. from Indiana Institute of Technology and in 2015, she earned a M.S. from Indiana Institute of Technology.  

We congratulate Jarmeika on her well-deserved honor and look forward to hearing about her summer experiences with our VLAP program and her work with the Legal Aid of East Tennessee as a Summer Law Clerk. 

To check out other available scholarships for law students click here.