The scholarships, which were announced today, are awarded to students enrolled at one of the 30 laws schools affiliated with the RMMLF. The award winners demonstrate, among other things, "a commitment to the study of natural resources law." The RMMLF, which is one of the leading practitioner-oriented organizations of its kind in the world, includes many of the world's preeminent oil and gas and mining attorneys.
The recipients of the Spring 2011 RMMLF Scholarships are:
- Raven Adams, a JD student who expects to graduate in May 2012.
- Alex Aidaghese, an LLM student originally from Nigeria who expects to graduate in May 2011.
- Luis Antonio La Rosa Airaldi, an LLM student from Peru who expects to graduate in May 2011.
- Rocio Urbina-Linares, an LLM student from Peru who expects to graduate in May 2011.
Lucy Daberkow, Assistant Director of the ENRL graduate programs said, "Recruiting the best students for our program is one of our top priorities. Clearly, the RMMLF recognizes their potential in future careers as natural resources practitioners."
For many past recipients, the award of a RMMLF scholarship is one of the highlights of their academic career. It is worth noting that 24 scholarships in total were given to students applying from the 30 law schools that are affiliated with the Foundation. Four of the 24 were awarded to Sturm College of Law students.