Annual Diversity Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$15,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

August 21, 2020

Friday
Awarded By:

Arent Fox LLP

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Three awards offered annually; one recipient will be selected from each of the firm's offices.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. Must have demonstrated excellent academic performance during college.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen or authorized to work in the U.S.
  3. Must be a member of a diverse population that historically has been underrepresented in the legal profession.
  4. This award is for U.S. students.
  5. Must be entering his/her first year of law school.
  6. Must be pursuing a law degree.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This award is for first-year law school students who are members of a diverse population that has been historically represented in the legeal profession. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or authorized to work in the U.S. and have demonstrated excellent academic performance at their undergraduate school.

Application requirements for the Annual Diversity Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Official Transcript
  • Essay
  • Resume
  • Writing sample
  • Recommendation letters (3)
Additional Information: The scholarship award includes a position in Arent Fox’s summer associate program. A scholarship will be awarded to one first-year law student for each of Arent Fox’s offices: Washington, New York, San Fransisco, and Los Angeles. Washington and New York will host a ten week program, and Los Angeles will host a scholar for four weeks this summer. Candidates may only apply to one office. The scholarship money will be paid in addition to the summer associate salary. Please note that it is not necessary to apply to the summer program separately; this completed application denotes consideration for the entire summer program/scholarship package.

Award Amount: $15,000 annually, in addition to the summer associate salary. Awards are non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $15,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, August 21, 2020

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, August 21, 2020

This award is for a first year law school student who is member of a diverse population that historically has been underrepresented in the legal profession. The winner must join the Arent Fox summer program after the first year of law school and have strong interest in joining the firm as an associate after law school graduation. Applicants should submit the following in sequential order: Resume, Application form, Undergraduate and Law school transcripts, Essay on topic described on application form, a Legal writing sample (an analysis of the topic found on the application form), and three professional or academic references (please provide contact information; letters of recommendation are optional). Please note that interviews will not be scheduled until after the application deadline. Students will interview for the scholarship opportunity in January and February, and winners will be announced in March.
Contact: Ms. Erica Klein
Address: 1050 Connecticut Ave., N.W. Washington, District of Columbia 20036

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