Reza Ali Khazeni Memorial Summer Fellowship in Environmental Law

Reza Ali Khazeni Memorial Summer Fellowship in Environmental Law

The Khazeni Summer Fellowship will be awarded to a student who works for a group or agency dedicated to environmental issues. Students may contact the Southern Utah Wilderness Association (SUWA) or Western Resource Advocates for placement opportunities, or propose a placement of their own. If an applicant proposes his or her own placement, preference will be given to a proposed placement in a low-paying or non-paying not-for-profit environmental agency or organization, excluding a typical clerkship or internship with a governmental agency. (Also note: Within sixty days following completion of a placement, each fellowship recipient is required to submit a report to the selection committee describing his or her activities and evaluating the placement experience.)


$5,000 Stipend
Possible Tuition Benefit


First- and second-year students.

The recipient must be a person who demonstrated a proven commitment to preservation of the environment, as evidenced by academic, vocational and public service activities and focus. Prior fellowship recipients are ineligible for subsequent awards.

Application Requirements and Selection
Applicants must complete the Common App and provide the following:

  • a resume
  • a written personal statement (no more than 500 words) that addresses the personal qualifications required by the scholarship
  • an unofficial College of Law transcript

Specifically, applicants should indicate the extent of the commitment they will make to the proposed project; i.e., how many hours per week they will work. Applicants should also indicate whether they will be paid anything or receive academic credit for their work. Finally, applicants should address the feasibility of and need for the work to be performed and the impact or benefit the work is likely to have on their career plans.

A letter from someone at the proposed agency or organization addressing the feasibility of and support for the project, as well as the benefit and impact the proposed project will have on that organization, also would be useful. The Selection Committee (comprised of faculty and a representative of the Khazeni family) may conduct interviews of applicants.