2L Law Firm Diversity Scholarships/Fellowships
For information about scholarship opportunities through Loyola, please visit the Financial Aid Office's website.
SIDLEY AUSTIN LLP
To further promote diversity within the legal profession and within the firm, Sidley offers a Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship Initiative for second year law students. Sidley will grant a $15,000 scholarship and an offer to join their summer program to a limited number of deserving second year law students.
Be of a diverse background
Be a second year law student; preference to students at schools where Sidley conducts fall on-campus interviews
Have demonstrated academic achievement and leadership qualities
Have a demonstrated ability to contribute meaningfully to the diversity of the law school and/or legal profession
More information can be found on Sidley's website. The application process usually opens in mid-June and continues through the fall recruiting season.
KIRKLAND & ELLIS LLP
As a part of their ongoing commitment to diversity, Kirkland & Ellis LLP sponsors the Kirkland & Ellis Diversity Fellowship Program. Diversity Fellows are selected after an application profess from among second year law students holding offers to join their Summer Associate Program. Fellows are awarded a $15,000 stipend to be applied to their third year tuition.
Please note that to be considered for the Kirkland & Ellis Diversity Fellowship Program, students must already hold an offer to join Kirkland's Summer Associate Program and must submit a personal statement about the contributions you would make to Kirkland's diversity mission as a whole.
See Kirkland's website for more information. Applications are usually available online in late July.
WINSTON & STRAWN LLP
Winston & Strawn offers three scholarships to diverse law students who join the 2011 summer program in one of their domestic offices following their second year of law school. The $10,000 scholarship will be paid during the students' third year of law school.
In selecting the scholarship recipients, Winston & Strawn will consider the students':
- Interest in practicing law after graduation in a large firm in one of the cities in which Winston & Strawn has an office (currently, Charlotte, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, DC)
- Law school and undergraduate record, including academic achievements and involvement in extra-curricular activities
- Demonstrated leadership skills
- Interpersonal skills
Applications can be found on Winston & Strawn's website and are due in mid-October.