Posted: May 11th, 2010
Established in 2004, the Womble Carlyle Scholars Program awards scholarships to diverse rising second year law students who present outstanding academic credentials, personal or professional achievement outside the school environment, and significant participation in community service. This program is designed to increase the participation of underrepresented groups in the bar. The scholarship is awarded to diverse law students at schools in most of the states in which the firm has offices.
In addition to the scholarship ($4,000.00 per year), an offer of summer employment as a Summer Associate in one of the firm’s eleven offices is extended to the Scholar after his/her second year of law school. The Scholar may choose to work at the firm all, half (at least six weeks), or none of the summer. While the firm will ultimately determine which office each Scholar will work in, every effort will be made to satisfy each Scholars’ office preference. Scholar salaries during the summer are the same as the firm’s other Summer Associates in each office.
The $4,000.00 scholarship is renewable for the Scholar’s third year of law school and is not contingent upon acceptance of the firm’s summer employment offer after the Scholar’s second year.
Submitting the Application
The scholarship application consists of two parts and must be submitted separately. First, a completed application, cover letter and resume must be submitted by May 14, 2010. The final portion of the scholarship application is due by July 7, 2010. This final portion must include one letter of recommendation, an official transcript of your first year grades, a graded law school brief or a response to a posted essay question and a brief statement. Visit the “careers” section of www.wcsr.com to access the application and further details.
To date, Womble Carlyle has awarded close to 50 scholarships, totaling over $380,000 to deserving students!