Blask Fellowship for students interning within the Southern District of Texas – Applications due May 8, 2015
Posted on April 23, 2015 by Deb Freeman
Grants up to $3,000 are available for a limited number of law students who serve as legal interns for a minimum of six weeks during the summer of 2015 in the offices of a federal court or agency located within the Southern District of Texas, including but not limited to the following:
- U.S. District Court
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court
- U.S. Magistrate Court
- U.S. Attorney
- U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement
- U.S. Trustee
- Federal Public Defender
- Office of Homeland Security
Students are not able to receive both academic credit and scholarships – only one or the other.
Eligibility: Full-time students at any accredited U.S. law school who: have completed at least 30 hours of course work by June 1, 2015; at the time of application, have a GPA which ranks in the top half of the applicant’s law school class; and have secured or will secure an internship with a federal court or agency within the district.
Application: Send a resume with your GPA and class rank together with a letter: identifying your federal employer(s), date(s) of employment, and other stipends or awards received; describing your interest in federal public service; and discussing any special circumstances you would like considered to email@example.com.
Deadline: Friday, May 8, 2015. All applicants will receive a response by May 15, 2015.
For more information, contact Jay Huffman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The receipt of this Grant is dependent upon the completion of the terms and conditions of the summer internship for a minimum of six weeks. By May 31, the applicant must provide a letter to the Federal Bar Association from one of the participating agencies or courts stating that the recipient has been accepted for a summer internship. The recipient will also be required to write a short letter to the Federal Bar Association at the end of the internship reviewing the internship experience. Applicants should confirm with their intern employer their ability to accept Fellowship proceeds. Additionally, acceptance of this scholarship may impact the recipient’s entitlement to concurrent course credit. Applicants should therefore check with their law school for clarification.