becker_poliakoff_diversity_fellowship_award_web.jpgFORT LAUDERDALE — The commercial law firm Becker & Poliakoff has announced that Jennifer Davis-Jumbo, who attends the University of Miami School of Law, and Raciel Perez, who attends the University of Florida Levin College of Law, are recipients of its First Annual Diversity Fellowship Awards. Each will receive a $5,000 tuition scholarship and a paid summer internship at one of Becker& Poliakoff’s Florida offices.

The annual competition for second-year law school students requires outstanding academic credentials, demonstrated leadership ability, commitment to public service and meaningful contributions to the community’s diversity.

Davis-Jumbo, a Chicago native who served in the U.S. Army during the Gulf  War, received her BS in Nursing from Florida A&M University, her MA in Health Service Administration from Florida International University and worked in healthcare administration prior to enrolling in law school.

Perez graduated summa cum laude from the University of South Florida with a degree in Finance after emigrating to the U.S. from his native Cuba in 2005

The fellowships were presented during April at ceremonies at both law schools attended by Becker & Poliakoff attorneys, including Yolanda Cash Jackson, a member of the firm’s management committee.  Davis-Jumbo and Perez will intern in the firm’s Ft. Lauderdale and Tampa offices, respectively.

Details about the 2013 Fellowships will be announced in September.