Wyss Scholars Program Application

Combine all below items into one document, save as a PDF and submit to the Wyss Scholar Selection Committee c/o Alexis Burchett at aburchett@lclark.edu.

Follow instructions below regarding the letter of recommendation. All items must be received by the application deadline. If you are unable to combine all items, need to submit in another format, or otherwise need assistance, please contact Alexis Burchett, Program Coordinator, Environmental, Natural Resources, & Energy Law at aburchett@lclark.edu

The Application should include the following information:

  • Completed Application Form and Need Analysis below
    (*include the name of a LC law faculty member who can speak most knowledgably about you as a future Wyss Scholar). A member of the selection committee will reach out to the faculty member directly.
    • Note that students need to select someone other than a member of the selection committee for the letter of reference. (Students may list a member of the selection committee as the faculty member who can be consulted about your qualifications.)
    • The Wyss selection committee is: Professors Blumm and Buchele, along with Associate Dean Weis.
  • Resume
  • No more than a 500 word essay detailing your past, present, and future personal and professional commitment to the field of conservation, your potential for future leadership in the area, and how becoming a Wyss Scholar will enhance your career development in the conservation law field.
  • Unofficial transcript from Lewis & Clark Law School
  • List of courses you are registered to take spring semester 2022 and courses planned for your 3L year
  • Description of potential qualifying summer 2022 jobs or internship prospects.
  • A letter of recommendation discussing your potential as a future conservation leader emailed directly from the recommender to jweis@lclark.edu (this should be different than the faculty member you identify *above and can be from a professional or other experience or can be from another faculty member)

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Wyss Scholars Program Application

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Are you a U.S. citizen or permanent resident?*
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The name of the LC Law faculty member who can speak most knowledgably about you as a future Wyss Scholar.
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Name of person, with their organization and title, sending your letter of recommendation concerning your potential as a future conservation leader. This should be different than the faculty member you identify above and can be from a professional or other experience or can be from another faculty member. **Note that students need to select someone other than a member of the selection committee for the letter of reference.
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Need Analysis for Scholarships

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I. Family Information
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II. Financial Information (use 2021 tax information if available)
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III. Assets
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