Application Period Opens Wednesday, May 5, 2021 and Closes Tuesday, June 15, 2021
The firm will award one $50,000 stipend to a current law school student and ten $5,000 stipends to college students with an interest in pursuing a legal career. The stipends are intended to help address the challenges faced by students who lack the financial capital to focus exclusively on schooling like some of their peers and whose financial situation may limit their range of legal career options. The program also aims to address systematic weaknesses in connecting these students with other members of the legal community, potential employers, mentors and clients, which is a strong predictor of success in the legal profession.
Applicants must download the application from https://bit.ly/3v6mP8P and submit it along with a personal statement, a brief statement of financial need explaining how support from the fund would further their education and career, and a current resume, to firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than Tuesday June 15, 2021. A transcript and letters of recommendation, which may written by anyone who knows the applicant including a community member or family member, are optional.
An independent selection committee consisting of lawyers from the public, non-profit and private sectors will make final award decisions. The members of the 2021 selection committee are:
Award decisions will be made by August 1, 2021.
In addition to the stipend, the law school recipient will receive the following benefits:
In addition to the stipend, the college recipients will receive: