Two University of South Carolina School of Law students have been named 2016 Nexsen Pruet Diversity Scholars.Third-year student Aleia Hornsby and second-year student Lindsey Richardson were two of the three scholars selected. Each year, the firm awards scholarships to minority law students who are pursuing careers in North or South Carolina.
Hornsby serves as a member of the Honor Council, and was previously a Nexsen Pruet summer associate. She received her bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Spelman College, and went on to get a Master’s of Public Administration from Auburn University, before becoming a student at the School of Law.
Richardson was also a summer associate at Nexsen Pruet. She received a bachelor’s degree in Political Science, as well as in Business Administration with a focus in management and marketing at the University of South Carolina. Richardson was also elected the student body president of the university in 2014.
Nexsen Pruet has awarded 38 scholarships exceeding $100,000 since the program’s inception in 2008. To date, 13 of those scholarships were awarded to University of South Carolina School of Law students.