DEADLINE QUICKLY APPROACHING 2/27: Kozyak Summer Fellowship $5,000 to work for government, judiciary, or public interest!

SUMMER FELLOWSHIP (2017) The Kozyak Minority Mentoring Foundation will provide four summer fellowships to first and second year law students who are academically and professionally driven and demonstrate financial need. Students must be enrolled in a Florida law school or be a verified Florida resident attending an out-of-state law school. Each summer fellowship will be in the amount of $5,000.00.

The Fellowship Committee’s selection criteria will include evidence of performance indicative of likely future success in the field of law. The Fellowship Committee will consider, among other things, academic excellence, financial need, commitment to community service, commitment to diversity, and leadership skills.

Students are responsible for securing their own summer employment opportunities in the areas of government, judiciary or public interest. Summer employment opportunities must last for a minimum of six weeks and must be unpaid. Interested applicants should not be deterred if they have not identified a summer employment opportunity upon submission of this application.

Students are encouraged to use their career offices to assist with identifying and securing suitable summer employment. Upon notification of a summer fellowship award, students must accept or decline the fellowship within seven calendar days.

Prior to commencing employment, students must provide to the Fellowship Committee written documentation of summer employment that includes: (1) student name; (2) employer name; (3) employer address; (4) proposed dates of employment; and (5) name of supervisor. This information should be addressed to the Kozyak Minority Mentoring Foundation, Fellowship Committee, 2525 Ponce de Leon, 9th Floor, Coral Gables, Florida 33134 or

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: 1. Completed Summer Fellowship Application (attached). 2. Resume. 3. Law School Transcript (may be unofficial). 4. Legal Writing Sample (5-7 pages). 5. Statement of Interest, which should address financial need (500 words or less). 6. Proof of Florida residence for students attending an out-of-state law school. Application materials (items listed above) must be received no later than Monday, February 27, 2017 at 11:00 p.m. EST. Application materials may be sent via U.S. Mail to Fellowship Committee, Kozyak Minority Mentoring Foundation, 2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd., 9th Floor, Coral Gables, Florida 33134 or email to


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