Winstead Juris Doctor Scholarship

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The application deadline is March 6, 2017.

Winstead’s commitment to diversity in the legal profession is strong.

Each year Winstead awards three scholarships to first-year, diverse law students at The University of Texas School of Law, The University of Houston Law Center and Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.

Each scholarship recipient is offered a position in Winstead’s Summer Associate Program and up to $20,000, distributed as follows:

  • $1,500 to be presented to each winner at a formal reception, hosted by Winstead
  • $1,500 to be awarded to the law student interest group of the scholarship recipients’ choice (e.g., BLSA, ALSA, APLSA, CHLSA, TMLS),
  • $3,500 signing bonus at the beginning of the summer associate’s clerkship at Winstead, if the scholarship recipient accepts the summer associate position; and
  • $13,500 signing bonus on the start of a full-time position with Winstead if an offer of full-time employment is made and accepted

Scholarship Application Timing:

  • Applications are available mid-January and are due March 6.
  • Application forms are available at and in the Financial Aid and Career Services offices of each participating law school
  • Finalists are interviewed mid-March
  • Scholarship recipients are notified shortly after interviews concluded
  • A reception for scholarship recipients is held in early April

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