2017 Diversity Scholarship

As part of the Firm’s commitment to promoting diversity in the legal profession, we award $10,000 scholarships to highly-qualified first-year students. Each scholarship is paid directly to a recipient’s law school to help finance tuition costs for the second academic year.

Criteria

Qualified applicants are currently enrolled, first-year law students at ABA-accredited law schools who:

  • Contribute to the diverse background of a law school's student body
  • Demonstrate strong academic achievement
  • Demonstrate an interest in promoting diversity in the legal profession

While the Firm may also take into account a student’s need for financial assistance, such need is not required.

Procedure

Applicants must submit a current resume, official law school transcript, and a personal statement (limited to 500 words) that describes the importance of diversity in their personal background and how they have demonstrated a commitment to promoting diversity in the legal profession.

An applicant may also submit a separate statement (limited to 500 words) demonstrating a financial need for a scholarship, but such statement is not required because need is not an official criterion for this merit-based award.

Deadline

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2017 Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer Diversity Scholarship. Information about the 2018 Diversity Scholarship will be available here beginning in February 2018.

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