New Environmental Diversity Program to Provide Scholarships and Summer Grants

The Environmental Law Program is pleased to announce a new Environmental Law Diversity Program that includes scholarship and summer grant funding opportunities for candidates who bring diversity to the Environmental Law field. The Diversity Program is funded by a generous contribution from the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) which has created the EIP Diversity Fund and shares our law school’s goal to promote diversity in legal practice. The EIP Diversity Fund will provide scholarship and summer grant support for diverse students enrolled at Maryland Carey Law who have demonstrated a commitment to working in the environmental law field. Scholarships and grants will be awarded to students consistent with the School’s policies of support for diversity in the legal profession. The Diversity Program includes:

EIP Environmental Diversity Scholars: Scholarship(s) of up to $10,000 per year for recipient(s) who bring diversity to the environmental law field and have demonstrated a commitment to practice environmental law after graduation. This scholarship opportunity is open to 2L and 3L students (preferred) but can also be made available to incoming law students. More information concerning application for the 2021-22 school year will be forthcoming.

Environmental Diversity Fellows: Summer grant(s) of up to $5,000 funded by EIP and the Environmental Law Program. The summer grants are dedicated to students who work in the environmental law field for non-profit and government entities as a summer law clerk. Preference will be given to diverse students doing work to address Environmental Justice issues. More information concerning application for 2021 summer grants will be forthcoming.

We are excited to bring these opportunities to our students, to further support the diversity goals of our law school and thankful for the faculty and staff who will assist implementing the Environmental Law Diversity Program. Finally, we would like to thank the Environmental Integrity Project whose generosity has made this important program possible.

About Maryland Carey Law

The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law was established in 1816 and began regular instruction in 1824. It is the third-oldest law school in the nation, but its innovative programs make it one of the liveliest and most dynamic today. Maryland Carey Law stands among five other professional schools on the Founding Campus of the University of Maryland. It has taken advantage of this location to become an integral part of the Baltimore-Washington legal and business community.