Dear TLS community,
I wanted to let you all know that NYU's Root-Tilden-Kern scholarship program is looking to expand the diversity of its scholars. This has been an emphasis in the past, and the program is currently redoubling its effort to recruit applicants who consider themselves diverse in terms of race, sex, class, ethnicity, sexual orientation, geographic origins, and ideology. If you feel that one of these or another descriptor resonates with you, you are strongly encouraged to apply.
In case you are not familiar with the program, the language from the program description is below. If you have any specific questions, I am a current scholar and would be happy to answer as best I can.
The Root-Tilden-Kern (RTK) Program is the nation’s premier public service scholarship. The program pays full tuition, without regard to financial need, for three years of law school to outstanding students who promise to pursue public service.
Each year twenty scholars are selected based on three criteria: commitment to public service, academic excellence, and potential for leadership. In addition to full tuition, the RTK program provides special orientation, mentoring, and networking opportunities.
The program defines public service broadly: government policy and legal positions (including judicial clerkships), electoral politics, non-profit organizations, academia, social entrepreneurship, community development, international law, and public interest law firms.
NYU strives to ensure that RTK scholars are diverse in terms of race, sex, class, ethnicity, sexual orientation, geographic origins, and ideology. The program believes that diversity is critical to fostering a strong public interest profession. We strongly encourage applications from individuals who share the backgrounds of the disadvantaged communities we reach.
(BLS, URM status, non-traditional, GLBT)
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