Wyrick Robbins Diversity Scholarship
The Wyrick Robbins Diversity Scholarship demonstrates our commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion within our firm and the legal profession by providing professional and financial support to law students at the outset of their legal careers. The scholarship is awarded to a diverse 1L law student with consideration of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship, veteran status, age, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law, who has strong academic and professional credentials and a demonstrable commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the profession and North Carolina communities.
The Wyrick Robbins Diversity Scholarship is designed to provide the recipient with unique professional development opportunities and financial support to create a foundation for sustained success in the legal profession. The scholarship consists of the following components:
- Summer Associate Position. The recipient will receive a paid summer associate position during the summer following their first year in law school. Summer associate positions typically consist of a half summer commitment (approximately 6 weeks) or a full summer commitment (approximately 10 weeks), at the option of the summer associate. The exact dates and duration of the summer associate position are flexible and will be determined in coordination with the recipient. Please visit the Law Student/Summer Program portion of our website to learn more about our summer associate program.
- Financial Award. Following the completion of the 1L summer associate position, the recipient is eligible to receive a $20,000 award payable in two $10,000 increments, first if the recipient is offered and accepts a 2L summer associate position with our firm and second if the recipient is offered and accepts a position with our firm as a full-time associate after graduation.
- Dedicated Professional Mentors. The recipient will be assigned at least two dedicated attorney mentors from our firm. At least one mentor will be a partner with significant leadership roles or seniority within the firm, such as a practice group leader.
To apply, please complete the application form which consists of your resume, a personal statement reflecting your diverse experiences and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the legal profession and North Carolina communities (no more than two pages in length), and an official transcript with your 1L fall grades. If your 1L grades are not available at the time you apply, please submit your other materials and provide your 1L grades when they become available. Please complete the form and submit the other application materials even if you have already applied for a summer associate position with our firm. The Diversity Scholarship Selection Committee will review completed applications and determine which candidates to invite for an interview.
The application period is open from December 1, 2022 to January 13, 2023. Questions regarding the Wyrick Robbins Diversity Scholarship can be submitted to email@example.com.