Arent Fox Opens Diversity Scholarship to Second-Year Law Students, Increases Award to $20,000 

July 7, 2016

For the first time, Arent Fox LLP is making its annual Diversity Scholarship available to second-year law students, while raising the award from $15,000 to $20,000.
 
Applications from second-year law students can be submitted beginning July 15, 2016 on a rolling basis. Three total scholarships will be awarded to one second-year law student for Arent Fox’s Washington, New York, and Los Angeles offices. Recipients will demonstrate a commitment to learning and practicing law at the highest level and will be expected to participate in the 2017 Summer Program.
 
“On behalf of my partners, we are pleased to make this opportunity available to talented students who are ready to start a rewarding legal career,” said Chairman Mark M. Katz. “It is our hope that recipients will use the Diversity Scholarship to reduce the financial burden of law school as they gain first-rate training.”
 
The 2017 Summer Program will last for 10 weeks. The $20,000 scholarship will be paid in two installments: $10,000 during the student’s second-year summer and another $10,000 payable when the student returns to Arent Fox as an associate after graduation.
 
“Going back to my first job interview with Arent Fox, I knew this was a firm where anyone with talent, no matter their background, could succeed,” said Managing Partner Cristina A. Carvalho. “Nearly 20 years later, I am happy to say that my initial impression could not have been more accurate and now one of my priorities is to make sure the firm continues to be an inclusive environment where diverse talents can flourish.”
 
The Arent Fox Diversity Scholarship Program started in 2006 and is part of the Firm’s commitment to attracting top lawyers from diverse backgrounds. Since its conception, Arent Fox has awarded 31 scholarships and recognized 40 finalists from across the country. Winning students have been selected from thousands of compelling applicants.
 
Interviews for scholarship applicants will be held in August and September. Additional information about the Scholarship Program is available here.