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Environmental, Natural Resources, & Energy Law

Wyss Scholars Program: Applications Open

October 30, 2020

Announcement to 2L Students
The Wyss Scholars Program for the Conservation of the American West
Applications due January 13, 2021

Lewis & Clark Law School was selected in 2017 to be part of the Wyss Scholars Program. Funded by the Wyss Foundation, a private, charitable foundation dedicated to land conservation in the Intermountain West, the Wyss Scholars Program seeks to identify and support a new generation of leaders focused on western land conservation issues. The selected Lewis & Clark Scholar will receive a $5,000 stipend for qualifying work in their 2L summer, a contribution towards tuition during 3L year, and two post-graduate payments if they are working in a qualifying position. Lewis & Clark is one of only a few law schools in the country selected for this program.

Applications are available to second year law students currently enrolled at and planning to graduate from Lewis & Clark Law School and who are committed to careers as conservationists of western land with a nonprofit conservation group or federal, state or tribal land management agency working in the defined region (see below) on issues advancing the preservation of the environment and natural resources. One Wyss Scholar will be selected from Lewis & Clark Law School each year on the basis of their leadership potential and academic strength and their commitment to furthering land and natural resources conservation in the Intermountain West.

Application Eligibility:
Applicants must be matriculated JD degree candidates in their second year at Lewis & Clark Law School with United States citizenship or permanent residency status. Applicants must demonstrate an interest in a summer job following their 2L year and a post-graduate position with a federal or state land management agency or a nonprofit conservation group with focus on the Intermountain West defined as Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and/or Wyoming. Top grades are a requirement.

Eligible candidates must not have any grade lower than a B-. Financial need will also be considered.

Application can be downloaded here.
*Please make sure to save the file before filling out the materials*

For more information:

Alexis Burchett
Program Coordinator
Environmental, Natural Resources, and Energy Law Program
Lewis & Clark Law School

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