Arent Fox Accepting 15th Annual Diversity Scholarship Applications

WASHINGTON – Arent Fox LLP is accepting applications from second-year law students for its annual $20,000 Diversity Scholarship, marking the 15th year of the program. Applications from second-year law students can be submitted on a rolling basis until the deadline on Wednesday, August 21.

Five total scholarships, along with salaried positions in our Summer Program, will be awarded to one second-year law student in Arent Fox’s Boston, Washington, New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco offices. Following Arent Fox's merger with Posternak Blankstein & Lund LLP in January of 2019, the firm is awarding a scholarship and summer associate position for a student in Boston for the first time.

“We are pleased to open applications to our 15th annual Diversity Scholarship,” said Chair Mark M. Katz. “It is our hope that students will use the scholarship to ease any financial burden from law school, while making the most of the opportunity to receive first-rate legal training.”

The 2020 Summer Program will last for 10 weeks. The $20,000 scholarship will be paid in two installments: $10,000 during the student’s second-year summer and another $10,000 payable when the student returns to Arent Fox as an associate after graduation. Recipients must demonstrate a commitment to practicing law at the highest level and will be expected to participate in the 2020 Summer Program.

“The expansion of the Diversity Scholarship to Boston reflects the depth of counsel we provide our clients in New England and across the country,” said Boston Managing Partner Ira J. Deitsch. “The Boston recipient will have the opportunity to learn from our office’s leading practices in an environment that embraces diversity.”

The Arent Fox Diversity Scholarship Program started in 2006 and is part of the firm’s commitment to attracting top lawyers from diverse backgrounds. Arent Fox has awarded dozens of scholarships across the country to winning students competing against thousands of compelling applicants.

Interviews for scholarship applicants will be held in late August and September. 

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