2012 Scholarship Program

The New Jersey Women Lawyers Association (“NJWLA”) has established a scholarship program to benefit students who are pursuing a Juris Doctorate degree.  In 2012, NJWLA intends to award grants of $3,000 to one student from each of New Jersey’s law schools: Rutgers University Law School – Camden; Rutgers University Law School – Newark; and Seton Hall University School of Law.

In order to be eligible for the NJWLA scholarship, each applicant must be a matriculating law school student at one of the New Jersey law schools who:

  • Has completed at least twelve (12) credits at the time of application;
  • Is carrying a minimum of six (6) credits per term; and
  • Has a letter of recommendation by a professor, an instructor, an adjunct faculty member, a clinical instructor, a Practitioner in Residence, a Dean, a Director of their law school, or a lawyer or a judge (with at least ten (10) years legal experience) with whom the applicant has worked (1) as an intern or clerk for at least three (3) months during the past two (2) years.
  • Please note: previous winners are not eligible.

SELECTION PROCESS AND CRITERIA

In addition to the eligibility requirements, applicants will be judged according to their commitment and dedication to their law school and the practice of law, as well as their essay.

Scholarship awards may be used for tuition, fees, books, and personal expenses, and are given directly to the students.

Applicants who work for companies that offer tuition reimbursement are eligible to apply.

Scholarship application forms have been mailed to New Jersey’s three law schools and are also available HERE.

All applications must be received by January 15, 2012 at 5:00 pm. 

All winners must attend the NJWLA Gala on March 21, 2012 at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City.

Incomplete applications and/or applications postmarked and/or received after the deadline WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

There will be no exceptions.

APPLICATION SUBMISSION CHECKLIST

Since multiple reviewers will review the application, your application package must contain one (1) original and three (3) photocopies of your:

  • Application
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Essay
  • Law school transcript (first year students should submit undergraduate transcript)

There should be a total of four (4) complete applications and attachments in your submission envelope.  No electronic submissions will be accepted.

TIMELINE

January 15, 2012 5:00 pm – Deadline for submission to arrive at NJWLA Mailbox

February 2012 – All candidates and Deans will be notified of the outcome of the application review and the names of the scholarship recipients from their respective schools.

The scholarships will be awarded on March 21, 2012 at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, NJ.  Awardees are required to attend.  This is a truly inspirational evening not to be missed.  No exceptions will be made.

Download the NJWLA 2012 Scholarship Application here

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