Scholarships and Opportunities

January 2020

Program Details
American Bar Association Judicial Intern Opportunity Program The American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation will begin accepting applications for its 2020 Judicial Intern Opportunity Program (JIOP). JIOP is a full-time (32 hours/week), six-week minimum, summer internship program open to all diverse 1L and 2L students.

JIOP’s mission is to provide opportunities to students who are members of racial and ethnic groups that are traditionally underrepresented in the profession. The program also provides opportunities to students with disabilities, women, students who are economically disadvantaged and students who identify as LGBT.

Internships are available in several locations in California, Illinois and Texas, as well as in the following cities: Phoenix, AZ; Washington, D.C.; Miami, FL; New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA and Seattle, WA. Students may indicate geographic preferences on their applications but may not request specific judges or courts. Interns elect to receive a one-time $2,000 stipend or coordinate with their law school to receive academic credit.

Internships for students with an Intellectual Property law focus will be offered in Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Texas and Washington, DC. Students may indicate interest on their application. These specialized spots are limited and any student applying to the program with a request for specialization will also be considered for general internships.

Questions can be directed to Gail Howard, Program Director, at Gail.Howard@americanbar.org.
American Bar Association Business Law Section Diversity Clerkship Program The Business Law Section Diversity Clerkship Program focus is on judicial clerkships, where diversity among judicial clerks remains disproportionately low. For law students, serving as a judicial law clerk is a mark of distinction and honor that will advance their future career opportunities in law practice, and academia, in government as high-level appointees, and in securing appointments to the bench. Clerkships in business law courts provide another unique and highly important benefit to law students: the ability to see a microcosm of business practice, and allow the student to become familiar with business issues. Such a background will prove invaluable to a career in business law, whether it be litigation or transactional work.

Eligibility Criteria: Applicants must be current first or second year law students attending an ABA-approved law school; must be considered diverse; students who have overcome social or economic disadvantages such as a physical disability, financial constraints, or cultural impediments to becoming a law student; must demonstrate financial need; must be ABA Law Student Division and Business Law Section Members

Award: $3,000
Atkin Gump Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship Program Your first six weeks of the program will be spent at the firm as a summer associate. You will move to a secondment-style assignment with a client for the last four weeks of the program. During your second summer, you will continue working across practices, building relationships and participating in diversity and inclusion efforts.

Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible for consideration, applicants must be enrolled and in good standing at an ABA accredited law school with an anticipated graduation date of 2022 at the time of application.

Award: $25,000
Banner & Witcoff Diversity Scholarship for Law Students Banner & Witcoff will award $5,000 in law school tuition or other school-related expenses to Fellowship recipients upon completion of their 1L clerkship in the firm’s summer program. If a 1L student returns to the firm’s summer program for any part of their 2L summer and accepts a full-time position with Banner & Witcoff, the student will receive an additional $5,000 financial award payable toward their law school tuition or other school-related expenses.

Eligibility Criteria: Law students who have entered into a JD program at an ABA-accredited law school in the United States and who will continue in that program through the next year are eligible to apply for the Mark T. Banner Scholarship. Must have an interest in intellectual property law; Must be a member of a historically under represented group in IP Law (including race, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and disability)

Award: $5,000
Benesch 1L Diversity Scholarship Eligibility Criteria: Candidates must be full-time first year law students enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school, with an expected graduation date of spring 2022. Requirements for application include: Exceptional academic performance; Outstanding leadership abilities and involvement in diversity organizations; A commitment to community service; and Strong interpersonal skills.
Bingham Greenebaum Doll Diversity Scholars Program Eligibility Criteria: Must be enrolled and in good standing as a first-year law student at an ABA accredited law school; Possess a record of academic achievement that demonstrates great promise for a successful legal career; Applicants should want to be part of a talented and driven team, possess a high level of work intensity and value practicing law in a highly focused but collegial setting; Factors considered in the selection of scholarship recipients include demonstrated leadership ability, excellent writing and interpersonal skills, and academic achievement; Applicants must be committed to contributing meaningfully to diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.

Award: $10,000
Bracewell 1L Diversity & Inclusion Fellowship Bracewell actively recruits candidates with a demonstrated interest in supporting historically underrepresented groups in the legal profession as part of its efforts to foster an inclusive workplace. It is with this in mind that the firm offers up to two merit-based fellowships to firstyear law students who are particularly committed to diversity and inclusion.

Eligibility Criteria: The 1L Diversity & Inclusion Fellowship Program is open to first-year law students enrolled fulltime in an ABA-accredited law school who have not received a similar diversity-focused award from another law firm for the same time period, and are U.S. citizens or otherwise authorized to work in the United States. Successful applicants will have demonstrated the following: strong academic achievement in college and law school, significant personal achievements, leadership ability and community involvement, and a commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Award: $15,000
Choate 1L Diversity Fellowship Program Eligibility Criteria: This merit-based fellowship is awarded on a competitive basis. Applicants must meet the following criteria: Enrolled as a first-year law student in good standing at an ABA-accredited law school, A demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity in the profession, A record of academic and professional achievement, A sincere interest in practicing at Choate upon graduation.
Cleary Gottlieb 1L Diversity Summer Associate Program Cleary Gottlieb strives to encourage and foster diversity across the Firm. As a testament to our mission and commitment to diversity and inclusion, we are pleased to solicit applications for our 1L Diversity Summer Associate positions in the New York and Washington, D.C. offices.

Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion within the legal profession. Students who have overcome obstacles in pursuing a legal education, those from disadvantaged backgrounds, and those from populations historically underrepresented in the legal profession are encouraged to apply. Candidates should have an anticipated graduation date of spring 2022 and must be able to participate in Cleary Gottlieb’s 2020 Summer Associate Program for a minimum of 8 weeks. To apply, please submit your application to the appropriate office of interest using the link and instructions below. If you are interested in more than one office, you should submit an application to each office, which may be done simultaneously. After completion of a successful summer program, 1L Summer Associates will be eligible to receive an offer to return to the firm as summer associates in 2021.
Constitutional Accountability Center Internship The Constitutional Accountability Center is a non-profit law firm, think tank, and action center dedicated to fulfilling the progressive promise of our Constitution’s text, history, and values, and we regularly file amicus briefs in the Supreme Court and lower federal courts on a wide range of issues.

Award: $3,500
Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Diversity Fellowship Program Award recipients will receive a paid 1L Summer Associate position and an award of up to $30,000 to assist with law school tuition. The award will be paid in three installments: $10,000 upon completion of the 1L summer with the firm; $10,000 upon completion of the 2L summer with the firm; and the remaining $10,000 upon joining the firm as a full-time associate.* Students who demonstrate a commitment to promoting diversity are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility Criteria: Must demonstrate commitment to promoting diversity; Must commit to joining the Firm’s Summer Associate Program following 2L year

Award: $30,000
Davis Wright Tremaine 1L Diversity Scholarship Eligibility Criteria: Our Diversity Scholarships are open to all first-year law students of diverse backgrounds, who: Demonstrate high academic achievements in both undergraduate school and the first year of law school; Are committed to civic involvement that promotes diversity and will continue that commitment upon entering the legal profession; and Are committed to practicing in the Pacific Northwest after law school (for the Seattle, Portland and Los Angeles offices only). Although demonstrated need may be taken into account, applicants need not disclose their financial circumstances.
Dorsey & Whitney Diversity Fellowship Dorsey’s Minneapolis and Seattle offices will select a first-year law student to receive the Dorsey Diversity Fellowship and
work as a summer associate. Recipients who return to Dorsey for the summer following their second year of law school will receive an
additional $10,000, and an additional $10,000 if they join the firm as an associate.

Eligibility Criteria: All law students of diverse backgrounds who attend an ABA-accredited school are eligible to apply, subject to the class
year requirement as noted above. Successful applicants will have a demonstrated record of academic achievement and a
commitment to promoting diversity in the legal community.

Award: $10,000
Fish & Richardson 1L Diversity Fellowship 1L Diversity Fellowship Program is comprised of four components: a paid summer associate position in one of Fish & Richardson's domestic offices; mentoring by members of the firm; participation in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity 1L Scholars Program; and up to a $30,000 award.

Eligibility Criteria: Candidates must be in good standing as a first year law student at an ABA accredited law school; demonstrate a record of academic and professional achievement; contribute meaningfully to diversity and inclusion through their involvements in law school or other community efforts and initiatives; may include being a member of a racial/ethnic group that has been historically underrepresented in the legal profession, or identifying as a person with disabilities, openly LGBT, and/or a military veteran; and have a technical background and sincere interest in intellectual property law at Fish & Richardson.

Award: Up to $30,000
Foster Garvey 1L Diversity Law Fellowship Eligibility Criteria: Must be a 1L student of diverse background; Must demonstrate academic achievement; Must contribute meaningfully to diversity in law school and in the legal profession; Must demonstrate commitment to practice law in Seattle, Washington after graduation

Award: $15,000
Harter Secrest & Emery Diversity Scholarship The Harter Secrest & Emery LLP Diversity Scholarship was established in 2005. The firm awards one 1L law student with (1) a $7,500 scholarship to be applied to the student’s second year tuition and (2) a paid 10-week
summer associate position in the firm’s Rochester office between the student’s first and second year of law
school.

Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible for the Diversity Scholarship, the applicant must be a full-time currently enrolled 1L law student who is in good standing at an accredited law school. First-year students who are members of populations historically underrepresented in the legal profession are encouraged to apply.

Award: $7,500
Haynes and Boone 1L Diversity Scholars Program Haynes and Boone is aware of the local and national lack of representation of women, minority, and LGBTQ+ lawyers in large law firms and this program is designed to further increase the representation of such individuals at Haynes and Boone. To be considered for this program, you must be a 2022 JD candidate.
Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson First-Year Diversity Student Fellowship HCMP is committed to promoting diversity within our firm and within our legal community. As part of this commitment, we have established a First-Year Diversity Student Fellowship. The Fellowship includes a salaried summer associate position following the first year of law school, and a scholarship to be applied toward tuition and expenses during the student’s second academic year. First-year students who contribute to the diversity of their law school, and who will contribute to the diversity of the legal profession, are encouraged to apply

Eligibility Criteria: Diverse background and life experiences, and capacity to contribute meaningfully to the diversity of the legal community; Distinction in academic performance; significant accomplishments and activities; and commitment to community service; Leadership ability.
Hispanic Lawyers Scholarship Fund of Illinois Fellowship and Scholarship Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible for a fellowship you must be a first or second year law student. Selected fellows will be expected to work at a public interest partner agency during the summer on a full time basis. Fellows will be awarded a stipend for the summer placement at a partner agency. Fellowship amounts can vary year by year based on available funding. Fellows will be required to pass any pre-employment screens required by the partner agency.

To be eligible for a scholarship you must be currently attending an ABA accredited law school. Scholarship amounts vary year to year depending on available funding.

Award: varies
Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber Scholarships Eligibility Criteria: Must be of Hispanic ancestry permanently residing in Oregon or Clark County, Washington; Must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident; Must have at least a 3.0 GPA; Applicant must be enrolled by September 2019 in an accredited community college, 4-year college or university, or an accredited graduate degree program.

Award: varies
Kegler, Brown, Hill & Ritter Diversity Scholarship Every year, the firm awards a Diversity Scholarship to a first-year law student. The $10,000 scholarship includes a paid clerkship position with the firm’s summer associate class. All first-year law students who feel that some aspect of their background or life experience will contribute to the diversity of Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter are eligible to apply. Students from all law schools are considered for the scholarship.

Award: $10,000
Kirkland & Ellis LLP 1L Diversity Scholars Program 1L law students who are selected to be Kirkland & Ellis Diversity Scholars will gain early exposure to one of the world’s leading law firms. In the spring, Scholars will participate in a day-long conference at Kirkland’s New York office combining unique networking opportunities with Kirkland attorneys, Kirkland clients and other Scholars representing the brightest law students from schools across the country, with a substantive look into practicing in a large law firm. Scholars will participate in interactive sessions led by Kirkland partners and take part in presentations from high-profile Kirkland clients. Participants will also receive a mentor who will be eager to support and develop them. Relationships formed during this program are designed to last throughout the Scholar’s career.
Knobbe Martens 1L Diversity Scholarship Program Knobbe Martens is committed to promoting diversity in the IP bar and fostering a dynamic, diverse workplace. As part of that commitment, Knobbe Martens is proud to offer the 2020 1L Diversity Scholarship Program to first-year students belonging to groups historically underrepresented in the legal profession.

Eligibility Criteria:
• Be enrolled in good standing as first-year law students at an ABA accredited law school in the J.D. class of 2022.
• Demonstrate academic and professional achievement, as well as excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Contribute to enhancing diversity at the firm and in the legal community.
• Belong to a group that historically has been underrepresented in the legal profession.
• Be authorized to work in the United States.
• Have a technical/science degree (for litigation or patent prosecution), or a documented interest in trademark transactional practice (not trademark litigation).
• Have a sincere interest in joining Knobbe Martens after graduation.

Award: $10,000
McAndrews Diversity in Patent Law Fellowship The firm intends to award a paid summer associate (clerkship) position for a period of 10 to 12 weeks following the recipient’s completion of his/her first year of law school. The position is part of McAndrews’ Summer Clerkship program, which annually attracts some of the most promising IP-focused law students in the nation.

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a 1L student with a diverse background; Must have a degree in science or engineering; Must be committed to pursuing a career in patent law in Chicago.

Award: $5,000
McGlinchey Stafford Diversity Fellowship Our Diversity Fellowship Program is a comprehensive scholarship and employment initiative. This program invests in the future success of an outstanding first-year law student from a diverse background. The Fellowship recipient will receive a $5,000 scholarship to assist with the costs of books, tuition or other law school expenses.

Award: $5,000
Mecklenburg County Bar Charlotte Legal Diversity Clerkship CLDC Clerks are selected from across the country as part of a very competitive selection process. Each applicant provides a resume highlighting legal and undergraduate academic achievements and other professional experiences and grades, along with a statement explaining how the applicant would contribute to creating a more diverse legal community in Charlotte. The initial applicant pool is then narrowed down and interviewed by representatives from the CLDC firms and corporations. The highly qualified candidates undergo a half day of interviews and attend a candidate reception with representatives from the law firms, legal departments and CLDC alumni. From there, the clerks selected then become part of the Charlotte Legal Diversity Clerkship program.

Eligibility Criterial:
• Diverse Background
• Strong Academic Performance
• First-year law school student expected to graduate Spring 2022.

Application Materials:
• Cover Letter addressed to the CLDC Subcommittee
• Resume
• A writing sample from first-year of law school.
• Copy of college and first semester law school transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable).
• A brief statement (1-2 pages) explaining how the applicant would contribute to creating a more diverse legal community in Charlotte, and why the applicant would like to practice law in Charlotte.
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund MALDEF's Law School Scholarship Program is open to all law students currently enrolled full time at an accredited United States law school. Applicants are evaluated for their academic and extracurricular achievements, for their background and financial need, and, most importantly, for their demonstrated commitment to advancing Latino/a civil rights in their careers.

Supports law students who seek to further MALDEF’s mission of advancing the civil rights of the Latino community in the United States through the legal profession. In recent years, MALDEF has annually awarded 5–10 law school scholarships of $5,000 each to deserving law students from throughout the nation.

Award: $5,000
Milbank 1L Diversity Fellowship The program is for law students who have demonstrated high academic achievement, leadership ability, excellent writing and interpersonal skills—and, of course, a sincere interest in our practice.

Eligibility Criteria: To be named a Milbank 1L summer fellow, you must be in good standing at an ABA accredited law school and have successfully completed the first semester of your first year of a full-time JD program, with an expected graduation date of spring 2022. Students who are members of groups traditionally under-represented at large law firms are encouraged to apply.

Award: $25,000
Neal Gerber Eisenberg 1L Diversity Clerkship Eligibility Criteria: We are looking for a first-year law school student who is as passionate about diversity and inclusion as we are. Candidates should demonstrate each of the following qualifications in their application materials:

1. Superior academic credentials;
2. Demonstrated leadership potential; and
3. A personal track record of significant contributions to diversity efforts and/or diversity affinity networks in academic or professional environments.

Applicants must submit a cover letter attaching the following application materials to the Director of Talent & Diversity, Marlon Lutfiyya at mlutfiyya@nge.com:
1. Resume;
2. Academic transcripts, including college and law school;
3. Personal statement of leadership potential and contributions to diversity efforts and/or diversity affinity networks; and
4. Writing Sample.

Applicants must submit a cover letter attaching the following application materials to the Director of Talent & Diversity, Marlon Lutfiyya at mlutfiyya@nge.com:
Perkins Coie 1L Diversity Fellowship Eligibility Criteria: Candidates must be a first-year law student in good
standing pursuing the degree of Juris Doctor at an ABA
accredited law school; Candidates must have a strong academic record,
interest and capacity that demonstrate great promise for
a successful career during the remainder of law school
and in the legal profession; Candidates must meaningfully contribute to the diversity of the law school student body and, upon entering the
legal profession, the legal community.

Award: $15,000
Point Foundation National LGBT Scholarship Fund Eligibility Criteria: Selection is based on totality of their situation including marginalization, financial need, academic achievement, personal merit, leadership, involvement in the LGBTQ community, professional experiences, personal and future goals

Award: varies
Practice Pro 1L Diversity Scholar Program The Diversity Scholar Program is a coaching, training, and recruiting program designed to help law students secure their dream employment while simultaneously preparing them with the skills, knowledge, confidence, and savvy to flourish in their legal positions and climb the corporate leadership.

Eligibility Criteria: First-year law student (Class of 2022) enrolled at an ABA- accredited law school; and

A member of a racial, ethnic, or gender group which has been historically underrepresented in the legal profession, a member of the LGBTQ community, or those with a disability.
Stoel Rives 1L Diversity Fellowship Eligibility Criteria: Good standing as a first-year law student at an ABA-accredited law school; Students in four-year evening programs should not apply until after their second year of law school; Demonstrate academic excellence, personal and professional accomplishments, commitment to community service, and meaningful contribution to the diversity of the legal profession; Involvement in a project or community effort where you led others toward a common goal; Be a person of a racial or ethnic group that is under-represented in the legal profession, LGBTQ+, or a person with a disability, or otherwise articulate how you are diverse and how your diversity is under-represented in the legal profession; Commitment to living and practicing law in one of our office communities following law school graduation.
Summer Judicial Internship Diversity (SJID) Project JTB is hosting the 2020 Summer Judicial Internship Diversity (SJID) Project. The SJID Project offers law students a chance to work with federal court judges across the nation!
Taft Diversity & Inclusion Fellowship Each year, Taft awards up to seven (7) fellowships to highly motivated, first-year law students who are members of historically underrepresented ethnic and/or racial minority groups. Fellows receive paid summer associate positions in one of the firm’s six offices (Chicago, IL; Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Dayton, OH; Indianapolis, IN; Minneapolis, MN) following the completion of their first year of law school.

Eligibility Criteria: Applicants for the Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship must be enrolled in a J.D. program at an accredited U.S. law school as a first-year law student. Applications will be accepted beginning December 1 each year, but final decisions will not be made until first semester grades are received.

Award: varies
Vinson & Elkins 1L Diversity Fellowship Eligibility Criteria: First-year law students from historically underrepresented groups in the legal profession. In addition, the Diversity Fellows will be considered for the V&E summer associate program in one of our offices during the summer after the recipients’ first year of law school; Eligible students must be an LGBTQ individual or a member of a racial/ethnic group which has been historically underrepresented in the legal profession (i.e., Asian (including South Asian), American Indian/Alaskan Native, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino/a, Multiracial, or Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander)

Award: $10,000
Ward Greenberg Diversity Scholar Program Our nationally-recognized Diversity Scholar Program offers the opportunity for students who have completed one year of law school to join us at our Rochester, New York or Philadelphia, Pennsylvania office during the summer of 2020.

Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, you must be a first-year student at an ABA-accredited law school with demonstrated academic and leadership achievements, and a desire to practice at a sophisticated litigation firm and contribute to its diversity objectives. While there are no restrictions on eligibility, students from
historically underrepresented populations in the legal profession are encouraged to apply.

Award: $7,500
White & Case 1L Diversity Fellowship As a White & Case 1L Diversity Fellowship recipient, you will participate in our 10-week Summer Program in Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York or Washington, DC. A portion of your summer will be spent working off-site at the offices of a Firm client. Past clients have included Baxter, Exelon, Facebook, Hess, JetBlue and Trans urban.
As a fellow, you will partake in all aspects of the Summer Program, including our training sessions, the US Summer Associate Conference, ongoing mentorship opportunities, networking with our lawyers and attendance at social events. You will also gain valuable insight into what we do and what it means to practice law simply by working with and observing our lawyers. We know that timely and meaningful feedback is important to your professional growth, and you will receive feedback regarding your work over the course of the summer. A successful fellow will be invited to return to the Firm for the following summer.

Eligibility Criteria: Strong academic credentials; leadership abilities; demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion in your community or at school; desire to pursue a global career in international law

February 2020

Program Details
Baker Hostetler Diversity Fellowship The Paul D. White Scholarship is awarded annually to law students of Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, Asian, American Indian, or Alaska Native descent. The scholarship includes a paid summer clerkship and a $7,500 cash award.

Eligibility Criteria: All applications must be submitted via their online application tool; Detailed eligibility criteria is available once registered with Baker Donelson technology system.

Award: $7,500
Barnes & Thornberg Diversity Scholarship Eligibility Criteria: Candidates must be a first-year law student with a demonstrated commitment to positive change on the diversity, inclusion and equity front and to contributing meaningfully to the diversity, inclusion and equity goals of Barnes & Thornburg and the legal profession. The scholarship recipient will have a paid position in the firm’s summer associate program. At the completion of a successful first summer, including receipt and acceptance of an offer to return to the firm for a second summer, the scholarship recipient will receive $5,000. Scholarship recipients who return for a second summer will receive $5,000 at the completion of a successful second summer, including receipt and acceptance of an offer to join the firm as an entry-level associate. Scholarship recipients that accept an entry-level associate offer will receive an additional $5,000 when they join the firm.
Best Best & Keriger First Year Law Student Diversity Fellowship The BB&K First Year Law Student Diversity Fellowship/Scholarship Program is open to all first year law students enrolled and in good standing at an ABA accredited law school. Students with diverse backgrounds who demonstrate the potential to become an outstanding attorney at BB&K are invited to apply. The successful candidate will be selected based on academic, personal and professional achievement.

Eligibility Criteria:
• Must be a member of a diverse group (including ethnic, gender, physical disability and/or sexual orientation) and enrolled as a full-time first year law student at the time of application;
• Outstanding undergraduate and law school academic achievement that evidences potential for a successful career in the remaining years of law school and as a practicing attorney;
• Meaningful contribution to the diversity of the law school student body and likelihood to make similar impacts in the legal community upon entering the practice of law;
• A demonstrated commitment to practice law after graduation in the area in which the recipient is based during the 2020 Diversity Fellowship/Scholarship Program.

Application materials will not be considered unless submitted in their entirety and received by the above deadline. Qualified applicants are invited to apply online ONLY via our website at www.bbklaw.com, “Careers”, “Join Our Team”, “Current Openings”.

Award: $7,500
Daughters of the American Revolution: American Indian Scholarship This scholarship is awarded to help Native Americans students of any age, any tribe and in any state striving to get an education at the undergraduate or graduate levels. However, undergraduate students are given preference. All awards are judged based on financial need and academic achievement.

Eligibility Criteria: Must be Native American; Selection based on financial need and academic achievement; To receive application, send a self-addressed, stamped business-size envelope to obtain the name and address of your state scholarship DAR chairman specifying this award

Award: $4,000
Finnegan Diversity Scholarship Eligibility Criteria: Scholarship recipients must be enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school in the JD class of 2022, must meet Finnegan’s hiring criteria (a degree in life sciences/chemistry, engineering, or computer science, or substantial prior trademark experience), and must contribute to enhancing diversity. We define diversity broadly. Successful applicants have included members of racial, ethnic, disabled, and sexual orientation groups that have been historically underrepresented in the legal profession.

Award: $15,000
Goodwin 1L Diversity Fellowship The Goodwin 1L Diversity Fellowships provide first-year law students from underrepresented backgrounds with awards of $10,000 each, to help cover expenses while working in a public interest law position during the summer after their first year of law school.

Eligibility Criteria: Candidate must be a full-time first-year law student enrolled in an ABA accredited law school, with an expected graduation date of spring 2021. Successful applicants must demonstrate exceptional academic performance, outstanding leadership abilities and involvement in diversity organizations, a commitment to community service, strong interpersonal skills, and other special achievements and honors

Award: $10,000
JVS Scholarship Program Eligibility Criteria: Jewish, Were born and raised in Chicago metropolitan area, including Lake County, Indiana; or one continuous year of full-time employment in the Chicago metro area prior to enrollment; Intend to remain in the Chicago metropolitan area after completing school; Are entering an accredited graduate program in a helping profession on a full-time basis for the full 2019-2020 academic year; Demonstrate financial need and career promise

Award: $1,000 - 8,000
Mendes Hershman Student Writing Contest The Mendes Hershman Student Writing Contest is a highly regarded legal writing competition that encourages and rewards law students for their outstanding writing on business law topics. Entries to the contest may be submitted by current JD students. The contest winner is awarded $1,000 and their entry will be considered for publication in The Business Lawyer.

Award: $1,000
National Native American Bar Association The NABA Foundation awards scholarships on a nationwide basis to law students who demonstrate a commitment to serve or contribute to the Native American community as future leaders. These scholarships are made possible by donations from numerous corporations, law firms, bar associations, and individuals. The inaugural scholarships awarded in 2015 were made possible by the generous donation of Walmart.

Eligibility Criteria: Applicant must be Native American, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian; an active member of NNABA, a regional American Indian Bar Association, or NNALSA; be a current third-year law student attending an ABA accredited law school in the United States; and be registered to take a State Bar Examination in July 2019 or February 2020.
Reed Smith Scholarship The Deborah J. Broyles Diverse Scholars Program provides an award in the amount of $20,000 and a summer associate position to two law students who have demonstrated academic excellence and a commitment to diversity and inclusion. The award is to be used to defray necessary expenditures related to the recipient’s legal education and will be paid in addition to the summer associate salary. Summer associate positions in 2020 are available in the following Reed Smith offices: Century City, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Princeton, Richmond, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Tysons, Washington, D.C., and Wilmington.

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a 1L student; Must have demonstrated excellent academic scholarship and a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and community; Must agree to join the Reed Smith Summer Program; Must be authorized to work in the United States

Award: $15,000