Outside Scholarships

Accenture offers a 2017 summer internship program in Chicago for highly motivated, first year law students with a disability. The 1L summer internship will run 10 weeks. Interns will be paid a stipend of approximately $6,500.

Internship Description:

The summer internship program will provide interns the opportunity to work with attorneys who support the broad reach of Accenture’s businesses. Other features of the program include:

  • Participation in training programs presented by Accenture attorneys highlighting different areas of the business and the legal department;
  • Pairing with an attorney who will serve as a manager during the program and provide guidance on projects;
  • Pairing with a mentor who will serve as an additional advisor on resume review, interviewing, skill development, networking and other individual needs;
  • Practice interviews and presentations and shadow attorneys on various projects;
  • Opportunities to interview with selected local firms for potential 2L internships.

Applicant Requirements:

Applicants must:

  • Be (or become) a member of the American Bar Association. Register here;
  • Be a law student with a disability;
  • Be enrolled at an ABA accredited law school and have successfully completed the first year with a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent);
  • Be scheduled for graduation in spring 2019 (fulltime students) or spring 2020 (part time students).

The ideal applicant will have financial or business related experience or interest. The internship takes place at Accenture’s Chicago Office – 161 N. Clark Street, Chicago IL 60601. Interns not local to Chicago will be responsible for their own housing and transportation to and from Accenture’s offices.  

How to Apply

To apply, submit your cover letter, resume, list of three references, and copy of your transcript to:

Paul Chadha, Accenture LLP, 23rd Floor, 161 N. Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois 60601 ◊◊ Office: (312) 693-0374     ◊◊ Email: paul.chadha@accenture.com

Please write “Accenture Internship” in the subject line of all correspondence. All materials must be received by 5:00 p.m. EST on March 6, 2017. Finalists will be selected and notified on or before April 9, 2017.

Wilshire Law Firm is offering a biannual scholarship of $1,000 to students who have demonstrated academic excellence and a commitment to the community. The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage and assist a motivated student in fulfilling their ambitions of working in the legal field. See http://wilshirelawfirm.com/legal-scholars-award/. The deadlines are March 31 and September 30. 

The Law Office of Ronald D. Weiss offers a $2500 scholarship essay contest which should include originality, quality writing, and responsiveness to the contest topic. See http://www.ny-bankruptcy.com/scholarship/. The deadline for entries is April 21, 2017.

Albertson & Davidson LLP offers a $2,500 scholarship to students based on an essay on the topic: Courts in the United States have little power to change the terms of a valid will, even if some of its terms seem unfair to people who would normally expect to inherit assets. Do you think that it should be legal to disinherit your spouse or children, and should courts be able to change the terms of a will that they decide is unfair? Why or why not? See http://www.aldavlaw.com/scholarship/ for details. The deadline is April 26, 2017.

Global Teletherapy is offering a $1,000 merit-based scholarship. It requires a 2,000 word essay submission for academic expenses. See application details and essay question at http://globalteletherapy.com/scholarship. Deadline is May 15, 2017. 

Encore provides the $1000 Victims of Drunk Driving Scholarship. See essay topics and application information at http://www.encoreprotection.com/scholarship-program/. Deadline is May 31, 2017.

Zavodnick, Zavodnick & Lasky, LLC provide a $1,000 bi-annual scholarship to help with the costs of higher education to the winner of an essay-writing project. See http://www.yourdelawareworkerscompensation.lawyer/scholarship/. The deadline is June 6, 2017 at 9 a.m. PST.

American Indian College Fund awards educational scholarships to American Indian/Alaska Native undergraduate and graduate students attending tribal colleges and public or private/non-profit colleges. For a list of offered scholarships for graduate students see American Indian College Fund - graduate.

Berks County Community Foundation awards many educational scholarships to a Berks County, PA resident. For a list of offered scholarships see bccf.org/scholarships.

BLSA has funded and developed a financial aid Web site that provides a plethora of scholarship information and provides several ways that donations can be made to the "Students of Color Scholarship Fund." They invite you to review the information at www.financialaid4you.com.

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Scholarship information for international students may be found at www.internationalscholarships.com.

Disclaimer: We do not endorse or confirm outside scholarships. Students should research the firm or organization carefully before submitting an application and always read the fine print. You will not be asked to pay an application fee for a legitimate scholarship. 

For answers to any questions you have about financial aid, please contact Student Financial Services at lawfa@seattleu.edu.