Yale Law has been accepting applications to the endowments at its law school for four years in a row.
And, for the first time, it’s looking for applications from women and minorities.
The school announced Monday that it will be accepting applications from the 2018-2019 academic year starting in October.
The program has also been accepting scholarship applications for students of color.
The program will also be accepting the Endowed Scholarship from the 2020-21 academic year, and the Scholarship for Women and Minority Students.
The applications are due April 18, 2019.
“We know the first step in achieving equity is equality,” said Yale Law dean and CEO Richard Sackler in a statement.
“This program, like all our programs, is a reflection of the power of inclusion and diversity to ensure that all our students have the opportunity to achieve their full potential.”
This is a first for the school.
The law school has been accepted to the Endowments program since 2013, but the announcement of the new program comes on the heels of President Donald Trump’s executive order to increase funding for colleges and universities.
“I’m thrilled to be taking on a leadership role with our university and law schools to provide our students with the resources they need to make the most of their opportunities and succeed in our increasingly global economy,” said Elizabeth L. Phelan, the new president of the Yale Law College and its new president, in a press release.
“I am particularly pleased that the endowment has supported my work at the law school to promote equity and inclusion.”
This isn’t the first move for the law schools.
In 2016, the school said it was accepting applications as well as a scholarship from the Clinton Foundation.
This past April, the law colleges at Yale and Harvard announced their plans to accept applications.