About the Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded by the New York University Survey of American Law. The NYU Law is an intellectual powerhouse, with more than 100 faculty, 300 courses, 16 areas of study, over 30 centers, and over 80 student groups. They have introduced changes that have redefined legal education and assured practice-ready graduates for the world. This grant program was created for first-years, to cultivate a group of NYU Law students who will develop the skills needed to advance the investment and development of communities. The participating students will have unique access to non-profit organizations and government agencies.

How to apply for the scholarship?

  • Interested applicants must submit a resume and a short personal statement, in less than 500 words, describing their interest in working in community development.

  • The essay and resume should be sent via email to gail.zweig@nyu.edu

How much the scholarship award amounts to? 

  • Through the award, each will receive $8,000 for their 1L summer internship, $2,500 for their work as a Research Assistant at the NYU Furman Center, and $3,000 for their term-time internship at a non-profit, government, or business organization.

  • The total financial value of the internship is approximately $13,500.

  • Three fellows will be selected from the first-year law school class. 

Deadline Information

The deadline date is set for November 4

Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant must be a first-year law student.

  • Must attend NYU School of Law.


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