Award Details

Award Name

Nelson Mullins Diversity Scholarship Program

Submission Deadline


Possible Recipients


Open To
  • Student
Award Sponsor

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP is pleased to announce its 2023 Diversity Scholarship Program for law students committed to supporting diversity in the legal profession.
Primarily designed to increase the number of diverse law students interested in summer and long-term employment with Nelson Mullins, the scholarship program fits squarely into the Firm’s commitment to inclusive excellence and robust diversity in all aspects of Firm life.
Awardees will receive a $10,000 scholarship and a salaried summer associate position at one of the Firm’s 30 offices. (Placement will be determined on a case-by-case basis.) The scholarship may be used toward law school tuition, fees and selected school-related costs such as books and course materials. Up to five scholarships will be awarded for the summer associate class of 2023.
This merit based program is open to 2L students in a full-time JD program (with expected graduation in 2024). Applicants are considered across several factors, including:
• Academic achievement at an ABA accredited law school
• Commitment to diversity within the legal profession
• Excellent writing, research, and interpersonal skills (including an ability to work in and lead diverse groups, recognize and understand multiple perspectives, and promote collaboration)
• Not a recipient of a similar diversity award from another law firm for the same time period
• Commitment to spend at least eight weeks with the firm as a summer associate

The selection process coincides with Nelson Mullins’ regular summer associate recruiting process. Awardees will be chosen by the Scholarship Selection Committee and will receive the scholarship award following successful completion of the Firm’s 2023 summer associate program.
Additional information regarding the application process with respect to the scholarship opportunity will be provided to all 2L students invited for a Firm interview.

Important Dates

Important Date

Submission Deadline

Award Prizes

Monetary Prize
$ 10000