The When There Are Nine Scholarship Project

Sponsoring Organization:

Federal Bar Foundation and The When There Are Nine Scholarship Project (formed by a group of women who served together as Assistant United States Attorneys in the Southern District of New York).

The When There Are Nine (WTAN) scholarship was inspired by a commitment to honor the legacy of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The WTAN scholarship seeks to advance equity and diversity within the legal profession by expanding career opportunities for women attorneys and supporting those attorneys in their legal educations and careers.

View the application here and details here.

Application Deadline:
June 15

Some application deadlines have not yet been announced. In those cases, the dates posted are based on the scholarship provider’s most recent information. Please confirm each deadline via the provider’s website.

Eligibility Requirements:

Open to all women, including students who consistently live and self-identify as women, regardless of their gender assignment at birth.

Must be enrolled (or accepted with intent to enroll) in an ABA-accredited J.D. program with a graduation date of 2022 to 2025.

Demonstrated financial need and illustrated commitment to academic achievement.

Recipients must maintain regular communication with their mentors and actively participate in mentorship programming.

Award Description:

3 – 5 scholarships awarded annually. Each recipient will be granted $10,000 per academic year, and will be assigned mentors who will provide support and guidance throughout the Recipient’s law school and early professional career.

Location Description:

Those attending law school in or around New York City and those who aspire to practice in New York are encouraged to apply, and will benefit most from the mentorship and local events that will be largely based in New York City.

Preference for applicants who intend to practice law in the United States following graduation.