Marutani Fellowship Information & How to Apply

Fellowship Information

Individuals may apply by completing and submitting the required application and related materials. Finalists will be selected based upon law school transcripts, past and present work and community service experience, accomplishments and awards, character, and an essay. Each finalist will be interviewed by the Fellowship Selection Committee. Internships must be secured by time of interview, but not necessarily by time of application.

The Fellowship recipient(s) will receive a stipend, up to $5,000, for full-time summer employment (of at least ten weeks) at an organization described above. Applicants are eligible for the Marutani Fellowship even if they seek or receive other sources of summer funding.

After completing the internship, the Fellowship recipient will be required to complete a two-page report summarizing his/her summer experience. This report shall be submitted in a finished form appropriate for publication in the APABA-PA’s newsletter and its partner, the Philadelphia Bar Foundation, and their publications. The Fellowship recipient will also be recognized at the APABA-PA’s annual banquet in the fall. Attendance at the banquet is a condition of the Fellowship.

Individuals eligible to apply include current first-year and second-year Asian Pacific American law students attending law school in Pennsylvania and the Greater Philadelphia Area (including, but not limited to, Penn State Dickinson Law, Penn State Law, Rutgers Law School-Camden, Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law, Widener University Delaware Law School, Widener University Commonwealth Law School, Duquesne University School of Law, and University of Pittsburgh School of Law). Applicants are not eligible if they previously received the Marutani Fellowship.

How to Apply

Applications and supporting documents should be emailed to [email protected] Download the application below and submit by 4:00 PM on Friday, March 8, 2019.

Applicants are encouraged to make their submissions electronically. Applications may also be mailed or delivered to the Bar Foundation office. If delivering by mail or in person, please mark the envelope “Confidential MF Application” and address it to:

Jessica R. Hilburn-Holmes, Esq.
Executive Director
Philadelphia Bar Foundation
1101 Market Street, 11th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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