Diversity Scholars Programs

In 2006, as part of the firm’s steadfast commitment to the advancement of diverse professionals within the legal community at large, we established the Blank Rome Diversity Scholars Program. Our goal is to identify and attract high-performing summer associate candidates from diverse backgrounds who are passionate about and invested in promoting and fostering diversity and inclusion in the legal profession and in the community, to ultimately join our firm upon completion of law school.

Blank Rome has two diversity scholarship programs: Our 1L Blank Rome Scholars Program and our 2L Blank Rome Scholars Program.

Diversity scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, community service, work experience, and commitment to the practice of law. Each Blank Rome Scholar is awarded a full-salaried position in the firm’s Summer Associate Program and a $25,000 scholarship, which will be paid in two installments: 1) $12,500 for the Scholar’s second-year tuition and expenses, provided the student receives and accepts an offer to join the Summer Program on a full-time basis for the summer following the 2L year; and 2) another $12,500 toward the Scholar’s third-year tuition and expenses, provided the student receives and accepts an offer to return to Blank Rome as a full-time Associate after graduation. 

Our Scholars will also have the opportunity, through specialized mentoring, coaching, and training, to help shape Blank Rome's long-term diversity and inclusion and efforts. During the Summer Associate Program, each Scholar will be teamed up with a Blank Rome partner and an associate, who serve as mentors for the duration of the program and beyond

We have completed our hiring for the 2023 2L BR Scholars Program.