The Mike Eidson Scholarship Fund was established by the AAJ Women for Justice Education Fund in 2008, in honor of AAJ Past President Mike Eidson, whose vision and generosity inspired it. The scholarship, traditionally in the amount of $5,000, is awarded annually to a rising 3L (or rising 4L in a night program) female student who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a plaintiffs’ lawyer or criminal defense lawyer, along with dedication to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution, and to the concept of a fair trial, the adversary system, and a just result for the injured, the accused, and those whose rights are jeopardized.
In order to be awarded this scholarship, you must be present at our Annual Convention on July 12, 2015 in Montreal, Canada. Your travel and accommodations will be paid for as part of the award, but please note that all international travel requires a passport.
If you are interested in submitting an application to be considered for this scholarship, complete a form providing the following information and return to AAJ Education by mail at: AAJ Education, Mike Eidson Scholarship, 777 6th Street, NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20001, or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org by May 1, 2015.
2. Contact Info
Mailing Address (include an address where you can be reached during the summer):
3. Law School Name:
4. Attach a brief letter explaining your interest in a career as a trial lawyer, and your dedication to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution, and how you have demonstrated same.
5. Describe, if applicable, any challenges and/or hardships you have faced in your pursuit of a career as a trial lawyer
6. List any awards or honors you have earned in law school.
7. List your law school activities.
8. Attach a current resume.
I hereby certify that the information contained herein is true and correct to the best of my knowledge. I understand that this information may be shared with scholarship donors during the scholarship selection process.
I support AAJ’s mission, am dedicated to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution of the U.S., and am committed to the concept of a fair trial, the adversary system and a just result for the injured, the accused, and those whose rights are jeopardized.