NYU Law is proud to announce that the Furman Public Policy Scholarship Program will grant partial tuition scholarships for two years to one or two rising 2Ls who have a strong background and interest in public policy.
The Furman Public Policy Scholarship Program is an innovative and experience-based program designed to train and support top students who are interested in pursuing careers in the public policy sector. The program emphasizes individualized academic planning and advising. Faculty and administration work closely with students to secure placements for their 2L summer, giving students the opportunity to engage in public policy issues at local, state, national, and international levels. Students also receive support in securing their post-graduate career placement, and each scholar is paired with a faculty mentor.
Scholars will be expected to participate in regular public-policy oriented discussion sessions during the year and also in a half-semester seminar focused on transforming policy proposals into shorter works (such as op-eds) that are geared towards policymakers, thought leaders, and the press. Scholars are also guaranteed placement in the Legislative and Regulatory Process Clinic in DC during their 3L year.
Scholars will be selected based on:
- Academic excellence;
- Commitment to public policy work (shown through previous work history, campus activism, related internships, relevant research or thesis topics, and through the required application essay);
- Demonstrated leadership ability;
- Diversity of public policy interests and background experience and knowledge.
For more information on the Furman Public Policy Scholarship Program, the faculty directors and current scholars, please visit our website.
How to Apply
The deadline to apply is July 26, 2019,and Skype interviews will be scheduled in early August. Please send the following materials in a single PDFto Kathleen.Nguyen@nyu.edu:
- Statement of interest
- Current resume
- Writing sample
In addition, please arrange for 2-3 letters from professional and/or academic recommenders to be sent to Kathleen Nguyen (Kathleen.Nguyen@nyu.edu) on or before the deadline. The required letters of recommendation must come directly from your recommender.