Who is eligible to apply?
- Proof of acceptance into an ABA-accredited U.S. law school for a full-time Juris Doctorate Program (Fall 2020)
(NOTE: LLM students, part-time students, and students pursuing dual degree programs are ineligible)
- An undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher
- 2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Form
(NOTE: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students with an issued social security number must submit a completed FAFSA form. DACA students who were not issued a social security number must provide proof of DACA status in lieu of the FAFSA form.)
- An interest in corporate law, including an interest in working in a corporate law department and/or law firm
- An interest in diversity, inclusion and equity
- Demonstrated community service and leadership qualities
When is the application deadline?
When is the recommendation deadline?
Should I submit all of my information before I request a recommendation?
What is the projected Program timeline?
What are the selection criteria?
Decisions of the selection committees are final and are not subject to appeal. No application feedback will be given.
What are the details of the award?
Is this scholarship renewable?
Which school should I list on the application if I have not made a final decision?
How do I change my law school choice?
How do I know if my application is complete?
You may also monitor the status of your attachments and recommendations (if applicable).
It is the responsibility of the applicant to monitor the progress of all application requirements to make sure the application is complete. The status Complete will display on the homepage when all forms have been submitted and all documents have been verified.
I uploaded a document that no longer displays on my application. Do I need to submit it again?
Refer to the upload section of your application for the details of the required documents and upload a new file that meets the criteria stated.
How do I upload more than one file at a time?
How do I create a .zip file?
What is the difference between Official and Unofficial Transcripts?
Note: Your official transcript may come to you in a sealed envelope, stating it will become unofficial if opened. When scanning or copying your official transcripts, a watermark may appear noting they are now unofficial. Despite any watermarks or sealed envelopes, you may open the envelope if needed to upload the document. These documents will still be considered official for our purposes. Acceptable file types are: .pdf, .tif, .png, .jpeg, .jpg, .bmp and .xps. When scanning or copying, you do not need to include a copy of the sealed envelope.
Unofficial transcripts may be accessed through your school’s online student portal. These pages must still be converted to one of the acceptable file formats. There are free tools available that will allow you to save various documents (including web pages) as a PDF. Unofficial transcripts must contain your name and the school name and contact information.
What are the DOs and DON’Ts of uploading documents to my application?
How and when will I receive notification?
Notifications vary by program based on the Program timeline. Refer to the Program timeline listed above for more specific information. Typically, deadline reminders are sent two (2) and one (1) week prior to the application deadline.
While you can opt out of notifications, this is not advised. It is your responsibility as the applicant to ensure your application is Complete. If you opt out of notifications, you will not receive deadline reminders or selection results. Your information is never sold to any third party. The only emails you will receive from ISTS are directly related to your application and, possibly, other scholarship opportunities.