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Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C. is proud to offer The Honorable Walter R. Stone Diversity Fellowship to an outstanding second-year law school student. The Fellowship awards a second-year law school
student a scholarship of $10,000 and a Summer Associate position at Adler Pollock & Sheehan
P.C. (“AP&S”) during the summer of 2022. The $10,000 scholarship will be paid upon
successful completion of the Summer Associate Program at AP&S. A 2L Diversity Fellow will
also receive valuable networking, training and mentoring opportunities.

About the Fellowship
The Fellowship is named in Honor of the late Judge Walter R. Stone. Judge Stone was the first
African-American attorney in the Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office, the first AfricanAmerican Shareholder at AP&S, a member of the AP&S Diversity Committee and a champion
of promoting inclusion for all.

Eligibility
In order to be eligible to apply for the 2022 2L Diversity Fellowship, you must meet the
qualifications set forth below and receive an offer to join as a Summer Associate at one of the
Firm’s offices. Submission of this application will also constitute your application for a Summer
Associate Position. You must be enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school and seek to practice
law in Rhode Island or Massachusetts after graduation. You must have successfully completed
your first year of a full-time, ABA-accredited JD program by the application deadline, with an
expected graduation date of spring 2023. The AP&S scholarship is to be used exclusively for law
school tuition and related expenses. Recipients will provide an accounting of the use of the
scholarship proceeds on or before December 31st of the year that the scholarship was awarded.
You must not be the recipient of a similar fellowship or scholarship award from another law
firm. You must also meet the following requirements:

  • Member of a diverse group: for example, African American, American Indian,
    Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic, Latino, LGBTQIA+, Middle Eastern or other diverse
    group
  • Residency in Massachusetts or Rhode Island and/or a strong commitment to reside in
    either state upon graduation
  • Strong academic achievement
  • Financial need
  • Demonstrated commitment to the community
  • Vision of contributions to the profession and community after graduation

General Application Requirements
The deadline to apply for the 2022 2L Diversity Fellowship is December 15, 2021. Letters of
recommendation should be sent directly to Hamza Chaudary and will be accepted until
December 17, 2021.

A complete application package must include the following items.

  • A completed AP&S Fellowship Application Form (typed).
  • A certified copy of your college transcript.
  • A certified law school transcript (including your complete grades for the 1L year and the
    first semester of 2L year. If your complete grades are not available when you apply, you
    can supplement your application with an updated transcript when it becomes available).
  • A copy of your FAFSA [required for scholarship consideration] and any other financial
    aid application, as well as any financial aid you have been offered by your law school and
    by any other source.
  • Copies of your and your parents’/legal guardian’s federal and state tax returns filed in the
    most recent year.
  • Photo ID (i.e. driver’s license, etc.).
  • Proof of Legal Residency in U.S. (i.e. birth certificate, passport, permanent resident card,
    etc.).
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Legal Writing Sample (Ex. Previously drafted Motion/Memorandum of Law, Article,
    etc.).
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from persons who are not related to you and who are
    familiar with your academic achievements, character and commitment to the community.
  • A one to two page personal statement addressing: a) your reasons for studying law and
    your plans and goals upon graduation from law school; b) your professional goals
    including how you intend to contribute to the community; c) a statement addressing how
    you have demonstrated resilience and tenacity that will contribute to the diversity of
    experience across AP&S’ practice and culture, and what you believe demonstrates your
    qualification for the 2L Diversity Fellowship including, but not limited to, a description
    of your academic and leadership achievements; noteworthy contributions to the
    community or otherwise; and/or how you overcame adversity.

Deadline
Completed applications must be submitted no later than December 15, 2021. Letters of
recommendation should be sent directly to Hamza Chaudary and will be accepted until
December 17, 2021. Application materials should be sent to:

Hamza Chaudary, Esq.
Chair, Diversity Committee
Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C.
One Citizens Plaza, 8th Floor
Providence, RI 02903
hchaudary@apslaw.com
(Fax) 401.351.4607

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