The Equity and Inclusion Scholarship


The Foundation for Natural Resources and Energy Law Equity and Inclusion Scholarship was established in 2020 to benefit Black and Indigenous students who demonstrate an interest in, and commitment to working in an area of, “natural resources law,” which includes oil and gas law, mining law, renewable and other energy law, water law, public land law, environmental law, and related areas. This scholarship will be awarded to one or two JD applicants who meet the criteria below and who identify as either Black or Indigenous (including Native American and First Nation). To be eligible for this scholarship, a student must be enrolled full time as a JD student at an accredited law school. LL.M. students are not eligible for this scholarship.

All applications will be evaluated by The Foundation’s scholarship committees according to an established set of criteria that include:
• Interest in and commitment to working in an area of natural resources law
• serious and diligent pursuit of academic achievement
• leadership ability
• year in law school
• financial need

Scholarship Use
The scholarship must be used for tuition only or its equivalent and must be paid directly to the student’s law school. Scholarships are expected to range between $5,000 and $7,000.

Application Process

When the application form is available, students should complete the application in its entirety and submit the application and all applicable attachments to You should receive an email confirming receipt of your documents within two business days. If you do not, please call The Foundation at 303-321-8100 and ask for Jaleen Edwards or Deanna Crowe. 

Application Deadlines

The completed application form and supporting documents must be submitted by February 28, 2023. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS AND APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.