Thomas announced as 2023 Dickie McCamey Diversity Scholarship awardee
May 16, 2023
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Tyler Elijah Thomas has been named as the 2023 recipient of the Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote (DMC) Penn State Law Diversity Scholarship. Thomas, a student at Penn State Law in University Park, has been awarded $10,000 and a summer clerkship in DMC’s Pittsburgh office.
“We are thrilled to collaborate once again with Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote on this impactful scholarship,” said Victor Romero, interim dean of Penn State Law and the School of International Affairs, Maureen B. Cavanaugh Distinguished Faculty Scholar, and professor of law. “Tyler exemplifies what this scholarship represents, and we are thankful to Dickie McCamey for their continued dedication to the diversification of the legal field.”
Thomas, who was born near Philadelphia, but grew up in Tulsa, OK, is a rising second-year student, and participates in the Corporate Law Society, the Black Law Student Association, the Federalist Society, and Mock Trial.
“We believe in creating a welcoming and inclusive environment that celebrates diversity and fosters growth for all,” said Christopher T. Lee, managing attorney of the Pittsburgh office of DMC. “Tyler’s achievements demonstrate a commitment to making a positive impact, and we are proud to support him in his pursuit of academic excellence.”
Before enrolling at Penn State Law, Thomas attended Oral Roberts University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and graduated Cum Laude.
“I am very honored and excited for the opportunity to work and grow as a budding attorney this summer at Dickie McCamey,” Thomas said. “I have been working towards a career in law for a little over a decade now and this opportunity is a validating step in what has been a long journey."
The scholarship provides tuition support for first-year law students enrolled at Penn State Law in University Park, whose gender, race, ethnic, cultural and/or national background contribute to the diversity of the student body. In addition to the scholarship, a summer clerkship is awarded to the recipient. The firm has pledged $50,000 to the University over five years to fund the Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote Penn State Law Diversity Scholarship.
Dickie McCamey, a national, full-service law firm, currently employs 22 attorneys who have earned undergraduate degrees from The Pennsylvania State University and 11 attorneys who have earned their Juris Doctor degrees from Penn State Law in University Park and Penn State Dickinson Law, located in Carlisle.