Nichollette Hoard Wins Michigan Auto Law Diversity Scholarship for 2012
May 30, 2012 - Cooley Law School student Nichollette Hoard has been named the winner of the Michigan Auto Law Diversity Scholarship for 2012. Hoard, a student at Cooley's Ann Arbor, Mich., campus was named the winner by the sponsoring firm, Michigan Auto Law.
She was chosen for her commitment to diversity and making a positive difference in people's lives. Scholarship organizers said that, in Hoard's internship with the Office of the Public Defender, she has demonstrated a strong work ethic, good character, and a willingness to assist other minority interns get acclimated to the requirements and procedures in the office. In addition, Hoard's work with the Black Student Union during her undergraduate years at the University of Michigan demonstrated her commitment to diversity and to the student body. A two-year commitment with an Intergroup Dialogue program enabled her to grow as a facilitator and help bring about change.
The scholarship provides Hoard with $2,000 to go toward her law school education.
Joan Vestrand, Associate Dean and Professor at Cooley's Ann Arbor campus, said they are thrilled that Hoard won the scholarship.
"Nicky has a reputation of coming to class prepared and she is poised when called on in class and thinks well on her feet. In addition, she demonstrates good insight on the class material. She is a deserving recipient," Vestrand said.
Michigan Auto Law is based in Farmington Hills, with additional offices in Detroit, Ann Arbor, Sterling Heights and Grand Rapids. The firm specializes exclusively in auto accident cases, helping victims of car, truck and motorcycle accidents throughout Michigan.
The firm also offers another scholarship for anyone attending a U.S. college or university who was injured in a car accident. The Michigan Auto Law Car Accident Injury Survivor Scholarship was created to lend a hand to those who sustained injuries in a car accident and are demonstrating resolve and determination to rebuild their lives. Additional information about this scholarship can be found in the firm's Car Accident Resource Center at www.michiganautolaw.com.
About Cooley Law School: Founded in 1972, the Thomas M. Cooley Law School is a private, nonprofit, independent law school accredited by the American Bar Association and the Higher Learning Commission. Cooley has provided its more than 16,000 graduates with the practical skills necessary for a seamless transition from academia to the real world. Cooley offers its Juris Doctor program, Joint Degree programs, and Master of Laws programs three times a year with enrollment in January, May and September. Cooley Law School has campuses across Michigan in Lansing, Auburn Hills, Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor, and its new campus in Tampa Bay, Florida.