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Ricardo Nassar Scholarship for LLM program

We must acknowledge the invaluable contribution being made to the Fundacion by the Ricardo Nassar Zacarías Trust, whose advisors, in his name, had the vision and wisdom to recognize the need for stronger support for Master of Law students from Mexico.

The Lic. Ricardo Nassar Zacarias Scholarship will be awarded each year to one or more students who are citizens of Mexico that have been accepted to Harvard University for the LLM program in Harvard Law School, and demonstrate economic need. Preference will be given toward students who have experience in public interest law. The granting of this award will be viewed toward a student that, within the Personal Statement of the application, shows his/her work after graduation will be dedicated to, civil rights, civil liberties, women's rights, consumer rights, environmental protection and other activities that represent vulnerable segments of society. The LLM program at Harvard is designed to provide an expanded understanding of law and legal theory within an international context. The generous contribution toward the objective to expand the base of talent within Mexico, assures these students their places at Harvard, and this preparation will allow them to take a role of leadership, and we at the Fundacion not only share this vision but applaud their view. It is important to note the student is required contractually to return to Mexico upon graduation or upon completion of a period of "practical training" of a maximum of two (2) years. Should the student choose not to return, all support received from the Fundacion is to be reimbursed.

Requirements:

1. The student must be a citizen or permanent resident of Mexico.

2. The student must have been accepted to Harvard University for graduate study in the LLM Program of Harvard Law School.

3. Candidates must demonstrate economic need.

4. The student will preferably shows his/her professional focus to be dedicated to, civil rights, civil
liberties, women's rights, consumer rights, environmental protection and other activities that represent vulnerable segments of society.

5. The award will be up to US$30,000 per year.

The Fundacion will determine the recipients based upon the established priorities for the award.