Apply for the 2015 Public Interest Scholarship Competition!

Ms. JD is pleased to announce the opening of our 2015 Summer Public Interest Scholarship Competition!

The winners of this year’s Public Interest Scholarship Competition will each receive a $500 scholarship to go towards their summer living expenses as they pursue careers in public interest law.  Ms. JD is thrilled to continue our annual support of women pursuing public interest careers, as part of our ongoing efforts to support mentoring and career development at home and abroad.

Women law students entering their second or third year at an accredited U.S. law school and working the summer of 2015 at least 35 hours per week for a minimum of 6 weeks at a government agency or nonprofit organization are eligible to apply.  Unpaid judicial externs also qualify for these scholarships.  Students need not have a placement at the time of their application, but must send an offer letter to Ms. JD by the beginning of the summer.

This year, applicants are asked to post their essays directly to the Ms. JD blog.  In 1,000 words or less, applicants should respond to the following prompt:

"Ms. JD is focused this year on how we can all be Stronger Together.  What does being Stronger Together mean to you in the public interest context?  What does it mean for your public interest pursuits?"

Use your Ms. JD account to post your response to the blog.  If you do not yet have an account, register for one here: http://ms-jd.org/profile/register.

In addition to posting your essay directly to the blog, please send your essay and a resume as attachments to publicinterest@ms-jd.org.  Please include your name and Ms. JD account ID at the top of your attached essay.  We also ask that you provide us with information regarding your anticipated summer employer and any sources of summer funding you will be receiving.

Applications are due no later than Friday, April 17, 2015.

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