2L’s and 3L’s, Apply for a Leader Scholarship by October 20!

Are you a 2L or 3L who has been a leader in the community, the law school, pro bono, clinical, professional, or other volunteer service?  Have you been the driving force behind the success of a student organization or initiative?  Did you exhibit strong leadership skills before you came to law school?  If the answer to any of these questions is yes, you should consider applying for a College of Law Leader Scholarship!  You can apply directly or be nominated by another student, professor, member or the legal community, or another member of community. You must apply to Professor Amos Guiora by Wednesday, October 20, 2010.  Read on for details.

The College of Law will award Leader Scholarships to recognize second- and third-year law students who have demonstrated excellent leadership skills and success.

Scholarship Award: Certificate of Leadership and $2,875 + Partial Tuition Benefit for spring semester 2011 (Tuition Benefit requires minimum enrollment of 12 credits).

Please note that students receiving other merit scholarships accompanied by tuition waivers for spring semester 2011 are not eligible to receive the cash and tuition benefit portion of the leadership awards.  However, the Certificates of Leadership are available for these students. Furthermore, previous recipients of a Leader Scholarship for second- and third-year students may be nominated and may receive Certificates of Leadership, but they are not eligible for the cash and tuition benefit. 

Application Deadline: Wednesday, October 20, 2010, 5:00 p.m.  By this deadline, all applications (including a résumé from the applicant) and nomination letters must be emailed to Professor Amos Guiora at amos.guiora@law.utah.edu

Scholarship Criteria:  Leader Scholarships will be awarded to second- and third-year law students who have demonstrated excellent leadership skills and success during law school by (1) identifying a goal or needed change and (2) inspiring and enlisting others to reach the goal or make the change. Applicants may demonstrate leadership in community groups or student organizations, or through pro bono, clinical, professional, other volunteer, or co-curricular positions.  The committee will focus on leadership and success during law school, but will also consider significant leadership before law school. 

Eligibility:  Leader Scholarships will be awarded to S.J. Quinney College of Law students who have completed at least one full academic year of law school.

Application/Nomination Requirements: Interested students may apply directly or students may be nominated by others (students, faculty, the legal community, or other members of community served by the student leader). Nominations and applications should briefly describe why the particular student deserves a Leader Scholarship in light of the above Scholarship Criteria.  Each application must be accompanied by the applicant’s résumé.  Those nominated by others will be informed of their nomination, and must submit their résumé to Professor Guiora via email no later than Monday, October 25, 2010 at 5:00 p.m.  The selection committee may request additional information.  Recipients will be announced by December 1, 2010.  A short summary of each recipient’s leadership will be featured in an electronic announcement to S.J. Quinney College of Law students, faculty, and administration, and may also be featured on the S.J. Quinney College of Law website as a news item.

For additional information about the Leader Scholarship, please contact Professor Amos Guiora at amos.guiora@law.utah.edu