The Frank J. Guarini Leaders in Government Service Institute at NYU School of Law is accepting applications for its second ever class of scholars drawn from J.D. candidates currently in their second year of law school.
We are excited to accept applications for the Frank J. Guarini Leaders in Government Service Institute. Created by former U.S. Representative Frank J. Guarini ’50 (LL.M. ’55), the Institute provides scholarship opportunities and professional training for students who aspire to leadership roles in government (local, state, federal, international) or in think tank or advocacy organizations that shape public policy. The Institute capitalizes on NYU School of Law’s historic strengths in the area of public service by providing financial support, mentorship, and a government-focused curriculum to prepare NYU students for careers as leaders in government.
The Scholarship Program: Under the direction of Professor Samuel Rascoff, scholars gain access to a range of thought leaders and practitioners through a semester-long one-credit workshop curated by the Institute. Guarini Scholars are required to devote their substantial paper in their final year of law school to the exploration of a topic in public policy. Guarini Scholars design an academic program tailored to their interests and receive individualized counseling and connections to faculty, alumni and experts in their areas of interest.
Nine scholars will be selected. Each will receive an award of $7,500.
How to Apply: The Institute seeks applications from motivated students committed to careers in government leadership. Each applicant should submit materials to Theresa Allison at email@example.com:
• Resume, including planned 2012 summer employment;
• Transcript, with fall 2011 grades;
• 250 word essay describing your interest in government leadership; and
• Contact information for two references (one academic and one employer).
The deadline for applications is February 3, 2012.
Those who are selected for an interview will be notified by February 17, 2012.