Daniel Cerrito is the inaugural recipient of Burns White’s Diversity in the Law Scholarship, awarded to a first-year, diverse law student at Duquesne University’s School of Law. Mr. Cerrito, a graduate of the University of Arizona Honors College, was selected from a competitive pool of qualified applicants.
“Burns White is extremely pleased to support Daniel in achieving his legal aspirations through, not only funding, but practical work experience and mentoring,” noted David White, Executive Committee Member. “The goal of this scholarship is to provide academic and practical opportunities to deserving individuals in underrepresented groups to diversify the composition of the legal profession. Daniel is an extremely qualified candidate who embodies the spirit of this award.”
The annual $10,000 Burns White Diversity in the Law Scholarship is awarded to a qualified candidate who adds diversity to the incoming class, and includes a paid summer clerkship at the firm following the successful completion of the recipient’s second year of law school. In addition, a mentor from Burns White will work with Mr. Cerrito for the duration of his legal education.
“I am so honored to be selected for this award,” said Mr. Cerrito. “The Diversity in the Law Scholarship will allow me to focus on my legal studies by assisting me financially, academically, and professionally. I appreciate the opportunity, and am eager to start my law school career at Duquesne with the support of Burns White.”