1L and 2L opportunities
2L Diversity Scholarship
Our 2L Diversity Scholarship provides holistic support to students to help them flourish in a professional environment through financial aid, mentorship and professional development.
Scholars will participate in:
- All aspects of the US Summer Program, including training sessions, the Launch Your Career Program, networking with Firm lawyers and social events
- Business skills training, including networking, interfacing with clients, building a social media presence and adjusting to the corporate environment
- One-on-one mentorship from a partner and an associate and have regular check-ins with a member of our Diversity & Inclusion team
- Career coaching. Scholars are paired with a personal coach. Coaching helps people think differently about themselves and their situations, and see possibilities that may not have been evident before
- Financial guidance. Scholars are matched with a financial advisor to learn how to manage their personal finances and how to plan for the future
- Scholars receive a weekly salary throughout the ten-week program, plus a US$50,000 (less applicable taxes and withholdings) scholarship to be paid in three equal amounts.
- US$15,000 upon starting as a summer associate
- US$25,000 upon starting as a full-time associate and after taking the Bar exam
- US$10,000 upon the conclusion of the recipients first 12 months at the Firm as a full-time associate
- Housing: A stipend of up to US$2,000 for housing related to the Summer Program
- Textbooks: Up to US$1,000 for books in the Scholar's third year of law school
- Wardrobe: Up to US$500 to build a professional wardrobe
How to apply
To apply for this scholarship, please submit the following materials online at: whitecase.com/usgraduates.
- Cover letter
- First-year law school transcript
- 500-word personal statement describing a time when you felt most proud of your identity and how you will help to further a culture of inclusion and belonging at the Firm
Once application materials are submitted, applicants will automatically be invited to participate in a video screening interview through the Harver interview platform. Email [email protected] with questions.
Finalists will be invited for interviews in July.
The application process is open to all law students enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school, regardless of race, color, religion, citizenship, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, military service, disability, or any other characteristic or condition protected by applicable law.