Diversity Scholarship
Diversity Scholarship


In support of our commitment to diversity and inclusion, Kelley Drye is proud to offer a Diversity Scholarship to an outstanding rising second year law student. The Kelley Drye Diversity Scholarship includes a paid summer associate position in our New York office following the second year of law school, and a $25,000 award paid in two installments as a signing bonus – one upon completion of the summer program and the second upon starting as a full time associate at the firm.
“My experience as a 2020 summer associate and Kelley Drye Diversity Scholarship recipient has been extremely rewarding. During my time at Kelley Drye, I was not only able to transfer my legal abilities from the classroom to the workplace, but I was able to do so at a Firm that provides an accessible and supportive working environment and truly encourages the progression of its attorneys. Overall, my time as a Kelley Drye summer associate and Diversity Scholarship recipient has been an unbelievably rewarding experience, one that I would recommend to any person in search of a law firm that acknowledges the significance of hard work, collaboration, and diversity.”

Ki-Jana Crawford
Diversity Scholar, 2020 Summer Associate Program

A scholarship candidate must:
  • Be a full time rising second-year law student, in good standing at an accredited ABA law school and scheduled to graduate in 2024

  • Have excellent college and law school academic credentials and achievements

  • Have demonstrated leadership qualities, work experience, and community involvement

  • Be a member of a diverse population historically underrepresented in the legal profession

  • Be a U.S. Citizen or authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Diversity Statement

  • Resume

  • Undergraduate transcript (and graduate transcript if applicable)

  • Law school transcript

  • Legal writing sample (must be exclusively your own work and may be taken from your law school legal writing course)

  • Contact information for two professional or academic references
Thank you for considering Kelley Drye.  The application period for the Diversity Scholarship is now closed.
Email us at:  diversityscholarship@kelleydrye.com