The DAPP Displaced Student Stipend Fund (the “Fund”) awards stipends and provides fellowships to women of color law students who just completed their first year of law school and lost their 2020 law firm or corporate internship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Fund provides financial support and intensive professional development for displaced law students to do volunteer legal work that will provide meaningful training and skill development during the summer of 2020.
In addition to the stipend, awardees will receive a DAPP Fellowship that matches students with lawyer mentors, provides professional development sessions and coaching, assists students in preparing their resumes and writing samples for OCI, and other practical training to add value as legal interns.
The DAPP Fellowship will run from July 6th – July 31st.
DAPP Displaced Student Stipend Fund
DAPP established the Displaced Student Stipend Fund with $20,000 of seed money from its own funds earmarked to support the pipeline of women of color lawyers. DAPP is calling on individuals, law firms, corporations, bar associations, other non-profit organizations, and philanthropy to join in contributing to the Fund by earmarking donations to match and exceed DAPP’s contribution to support women of color law students. DAPP aims to raise at least $100,000 for the Fund.
Donations can be sent electronically via PayPal, Zelle or via check. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the temporary mailing address.
Supporting organizations and individuals will be given an opportunity to serve as mentors to fellowship recipients as well as provide other in-kind support.
Fellow Selection Process
DAPP will award students with stipends of up to $5,000 and fellowships. Eligible students should submit a video that responds to the following questions:
- Tell us about yourself in 30 seconds or less, including your hometown and law school.
- What were your original plans for Summer 2020 and did Covid-19 impact them?
- Why are you interested in the DAPP Displaced Student Fellowship?
- What are your career aspirations?
- How have you successfully worked in a team before?
All video submissions should be sent to email@example.com no later than Friday, June 12, 2020. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.