To help us meet our commitment to diversity, we have established the Davis Wright Tremaine 1L Diversity Scholarship Program. This year, we will offer two scholarships (one position in our Seattle office and one position in our Portland office), which
consist of a paid Summer Clerkship and $7,500 for the student’s second year tuition
CriteriaThe Diversity Scholarships are open to all first-year law students of color, or others of diverse backgrounds, who: Have a record of academic achievement in both undergraduate school and the first year of law school that demonstrates promise for a successful career in law Are committed to civic involvement that promotes diversity and will continue that commitment upon entering the legal profession Will commit to becoming a Summer Associate in our Seattle or Portland Office between their first and second years of law school.
Please submit the following materials, unstapled and one-sided: Scholarship checklist (see 2nd page) Current resume Copy of your complete undergraduate transcript Copy of your grades from the first semester of law school (if grades are not available by the application deadline, please supplement the application as soon as possible) One-page essay indicating the applicant’s eligibility for and interest in the scholarship Legal writing sample un-edited by a third party List of two or three references, one of whom should be a person qualified to comment on the applicant’s law school work.
Although demonstrated need may be taken into account, applicants need not disclose their financial circumstances. Applications for the coming year must be received on or before January 20, 2010. Interviews will be scheduled for finalists before scholarships are awarded.
For information on how to apply, please see the attached document. Download 09_10_Diversity_Scholarship_PDF