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Named in honor of Broward County’s first African-American female judge in 1989, this scholarship will be awarded to a rising 2L or 3L student of African-American descent who has maintained strong academic performance during law school. This scholarship shall be awarded to one Nova Law student who is an active member of Nova BLSA.

Judge Mary Rudd-Robinson

Scholarship Application

Qualifications and Deadline

April 27, 2022

Judge Mary Rudd Robinson Essay prompt


Ketanji Brown Jackson will make history as the first African-American woman Justice for the U.S. Supreme Court. Although her nomination represents a culmination of educational achievements and accolades, many argue that her selection was based solely upon racial biases. How would Judge Brown’s appointment promote diversity amongst the Supreme Court beyond her cultural background?

The following requirements must be completed to be considered for the scholarship:

1.   Be a rising 2L or 3L law student of African-American descent.

2.  Currently attending Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law.

3. Have a minimum GPA of a 2.8 on the UNOFFICIAL transcript uploaded at the time of application.(Ideal candidate will have demonstrated a solid academic performance during law school).

4.  Oral Communication demonstrated in interview. 

5.  Member or active involvement in NSU Law BLSA Chapter.


6. Written communication demonstrated in completed Essay (750 words typed).

7. Leadership Qualities and community service involvement. 

8. Upload a 4x6 photograph (HEADSHOT ONLY) that is clear and may be used for publication.


**Virtual Interviews will be conducted with law students who submit completed and timely applications.