FGV Rio de Janeiro Law School launches new scholarship program aimed at diversity and inclusion

The initiative is part of a wide-ranging project at the school, designed to institutionalize a policy to guarantee an increasingly diverse academic community.
Law
18 May 2022
FGV Rio de Janeiro Law School launches new scholarship program aimed at diversity and inclusion

In the year when it celebrates its 20th anniversary, FGV’s Rio de Janeiro Law School is launching a “Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship Program.” Aimed at young black people, the program will pay undergraduate tuition fees at the school for five years. The program will be presented at an in-person event on May 19, at 4 pm, in the 12th floor foyer in FGV’s main building, at Praia de Botafogo, 190, Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro.

The initiative is part of a wide-ranging project at the school, designed to institutionalize a policy to guarantee an increasingly diverse academic community at different levels of action. The first edition of the scholarship program will be supported by a partnership with law firm Tauil & Chequer Advogados.

During the launch ceremony, there will be a debate featuring Professor Flavio Amaral Garcia of Rio de Janeiro Law School; lawyers Victor Galante and Lorena Nisiyama, both of whom work at Tauil & Chequer Advogados and are members of its Diversity and Inclusion Committee; Fernanda Gonçalves of the Multidisciplinary Affirmative Action Study Group at Rio de Janeiro State University; and Professor Ligia Fabris, the coordinator of Rio de Janeiro Law School’s Diversity and Inclusion Program.

“Diversity and inclusion are values that need to go beyond mere words. This is an initiative that will directly invest in people and their education, ensuring they can remain at an institution of excellence, creating opportunities, transforming lives and also transforming our institutions. This fundamental initiative will support the mission of FGV’s Rio de Janeiro Law School, to drive social transformation and contribute to the country’s development,” explains Professor Ligia Fabris.

Please note that to enter FGV premises, you must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination and wear a mask.

To take part in the event, please sign up here.

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