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Nonprofit that offers mentoring to law school applicants seeks more volunteers

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A new group formed by Harvard Law School students, which pairs mentors with people applying for competitive scholarships and graduate programs, helped almost 500 candidates during the most recent application cycle, and they are looking for more volunteers.

The nonprofit organization, known as Dear Future Colleague, focuses on helping underrepresented applicants with admissions and scholarships. It focused on law school applicants during the first year, with services including LSAT prep and admissions essay review. Going forward, it plans to expand services to include other types of graduate schools, according to its website.

Volunteers do not have to be Harvard Law School students or graduates.

“We advise students applying to every type of law school from regional schools to the T14 and thus seek mentors attending every type of law school,” the website states.

The group is also looking for recipients of competitive undergraduate and graduate scholarships to work as volunteer mentors. It currently covers scholarships from organizations including the Fulbright U.S. Student Program and the Rhodes Trust.

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