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Richie Tenenbaum
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Include scholarship name and amount on legal resume?

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:55 am

Is it obnoxious to include scholarship name as well as the amount per year on your resume? Better to just include name of the award (even if it might not be well known?).

This an acceptable example?:

Peoples College of Law
Juris Doctorate Candidate for 2013
$10,000 per year as a recipient for The Super-Awesomeness Scholarship in Law

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Re: Include scholarship name and amount on legal resume?

Postby sophie316 » Mon Apr 12, 2010 2:13 am

Richie Tenenbaum wrote:Is it obnoxious to include scholarship name as well as the amount per year on your resume? Better to just include name of the award (even if it might not be well known?).

This an acceptable example?:

Peoples College of Law
Juris Doctorate Candidate for 2013
$10,000 per year as a recipient for The Super-Awesomeness Scholarship in Law


I put the name and 'partial tuition scholarship based on merit' which it what the school told me to do;. Don't put the number...i'd say 'half' or 'full' or 'partial'.

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Re: Include scholarship name and amount on legal resume?

Postby vanwinkle » Mon Apr 12, 2010 2:25 am

It depends. Are you trying to convince people you're a douche?

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Re: Include scholarship name and amount on legal resume?

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Mon Apr 12, 2010 2:43 am

vanwinkle wrote:It depends. Are you trying to convince people you're a douche?


That's a negative.

I actually never even realized people did this until I saw it mentioned in a few threads on here. Still douchey to just include name of scholarship?

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Re: Include scholarship name and amount on legal resume?

Postby vanwinkle » Mon Apr 12, 2010 2:48 am

Richie Tenenbaum wrote:Still douchey to just include name of scholarship?

If it's a named scholarship, that's considered a meritorious award like dean's list or other UG things you might have gotten, and you can list it under awards or achievements (or just in the education section as you indicate).

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Re: Include scholarship name and amount on legal resume?

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Mon Apr 12, 2010 3:00 am

vanwinkle wrote:
Richie Tenenbaum wrote:Still douchey to just include name of scholarship?

If it's a named scholarship, that's considered a meritorious award like dean's list or other UG things you might have gotten, and you can list it under awards or achievements (or just in the education section as you indicate).


Yeah, if I do list anything I'll prob just stick to the name and that's it under education. Figured it was another thing to add to a slim resume, but now I'm a little paranoid that doing so might lump me into the "I include my LSAT score on my resume" group.

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Re: Include scholarship name and amount on legal resume?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Apr 12, 2010 3:20 am

Is putting your LSAT score really worse than putting a scholarship amount?
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Re: Include scholarship name and amount on legal resume?

Postby vanwinkle » Mon Apr 12, 2010 3:22 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Richie Tenenbaum wrote: but now I'm a little paranoid that doing so might lump me into the "I include my LSAT score on my resume" group.

:shock: :shock: You aren't supposed to do that? Whoops. I put it under my Skills and hobbies section under Watching Boston Legal and The Deep End.

Why is this anonymous? This is an abuse of the anonymous feature. This person should be outed.

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Re: Include scholarship name and amount on legal resume?

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Mon Apr 12, 2010 3:29 am

Anonymous User wrote:Is putting your LSAT score really worse than putting a scholarship amount?


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Re: Include scholarship name and amount on legal resume?

Postby jamaicanjynx » Mon Apr 12, 2010 3:30 am

sophie316 wrote:
Richie Tenenbaum wrote:Is it obnoxious to include scholarship name as well as the amount per year on your resume? Better to just include name of the award (even if it might not be well known?).

This an acceptable example?:

Peoples College of Law
Juris Doctorate Candidate for 2013
$10,000 per year as a recipient for The Super-Awesomeness Scholarship in Law


I put the name and 'partial tuition scholarship based on merit' which it what the school told me to do;. Don't put the number...i'd say 'half' or 'full' or 'partial'.


Our Career Services office instructs us to do it the way Sophie316 describes & list it under Honors




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