Announcing Three Scholarships

Still Time to Apply for the Goodwin Procter Public Interest Fellowship for Law Students of Color

Screen shot 2013-03-06 at 4.41.36 PMAttention 1Ls. The deadline to submit applications has been extended to March 22, 2013.

For the past seven years, Goodwin has invested in a diverse legal community by offering offered fellowships to high-achieving law students of color.  Our fellowship program offers awards of $7,500 to students of color who work in public interest positions the summer after their first year of law school.  This program allows us to connect with a wide array of talented students early in their legal careers who are committed to giving back to their communities.

In addition to the monetary fellowship award, selected fellows are guaranteed a “straight-to-callback” interview with the Goodwin Procter office of their choice in the fall interviewing season during their second year of law school.  Fellows will also be invited to participate in some of our summer associate program events during their summer at the public interest organization.  Additional information on the Fellowships (including how to apply) can be found here.

M. Katherine Baird Darmer Equality Scholarship — 2013 Application

Screen shot 2013-03-06 at 4.52.51 PMApril 1, 2013, is the deadline to apply.

Announcing a call for applications for the M. Katherine Baird Darmer Equality Scholarship. The $5,000 scholarship opportunity is limited to a law student interested in advancing equality for the LGBT community in Orange County.

See here for information. The application and website also include more details, videos, and application instructions.

Please visit: katherinedarmerequalityscholarship.org/

DRI’s Law Student Diversity Scholarship Now Accepting Applicants

Screen shot 2013-03-06 at 4.39.34 PMApplication deadline is Friday, April 19, 2013.

DRI (the Voice of the Defense Bar) is now accepting applicants for its annual Law Student Diversity Scholarship open to incoming second- and third-year African American, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American students. The goal of these scholarships is to provide financial assistance to two worthy law students from ABA accredited law schools in order to promote, in a tangible way, the DRI Diversity Statement of Principle.

Incoming second- and third-year female law students are also eligible, regardless of race or ethnicity. Incoming second- and third-year law students who also come from backgrounds that would add to the cause of diversity, regardless of race or gender, are eligible to apply.

To qualify for this scholarship, candidates must be full-time students. Evening students also qualify for consideration if they have completed one-third or more of the total credit hours required for a degree by the applicant’s law school.

Two scholarships in the amount of $10,000 each will be awarded to applicants who best meet the following criteria:

• Demonstrated academic excellence
• Service to the profession
• Service to the community
• Service to the cause of diversity

Applications must be received by DRI no later than Friday, April 19, 2013. Click here for complete scholarship details and how to apply.

Scholarship winners will be notified in advance and will be officially announced at the 2013 DRI Diversity for Success Seminar, May 30–31, in Chicago.