Diversity Scholarships and Fellowships

The diversity of our lawyers is a source of strength and pride, both at Vorys and in our communities.  We seek to hire law students who reflect the rich diversity of our communities, who prioritize and celebrate learning about different cultures and backgrounds, and who bring diverse experiences to the service of our clients.  To build on this goal, the Vorys Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee is pleased to offer the following opportunities:

George Corey Memorial Scholarship

In 2005, the Ohio legal community said goodbye to one of its most beloved members, George Corey. George, a long-time tax partner at Vorys, was an extremely talented attorney who was admired by his colleagues and clients for his legal ability, civic involvement, and dedication to recruiting and mentoring the "best and brightest" from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and experiences.

Eligibility

Law students who are entering their first summer work experience (typically, following completion of the 1L year, but may be later if studying on a part-time basis) and are enrolled at an ABA accredited law school, who identify as a member of: (1) a historically underrepresented racial/ethnic minority group, and/or (2) the LGBTQ+ community. 

The candidate must also participate in a full-panel interview and receive and accept an offer for a paid Summer Associate position in the next incoming class to be eligible for the scholarship. 

Scholarship Amount

The total scholarship is valued up to $15,000.  Payment terms of the scholarship are as follows:

  • Initial offer and acceptance for a paid Summer Associate position with Vorys - $5,000
  • At completion of initial summer program, if student receives and accepts an offer to return for a second, paid Summer Associate position with Vorys - $5,000
  • At the conclusion of the second summer program, if student receives and accepts an offer of full-time employment as an Associate with Vorys - $5,000

Following any scholarship payment, if employment is not started as accepted and expected, scholarship recipients will be required to promptly return the scholarship funds.

Submission Process

Candidates interested in the 2023 Vorys Summer Associate Program + George Corey Scholarship must submit the following materials, by the deadlines noted below, to attorneys@vorys.com:

  • Current resume
  • Cover letter
  • Current law school transcript (if applicable)
  • Undergraduate transcript (unofficial transcripts are acceptable)

1L students: The deadline to submit materials for the 2023 Summer Program + Scholarship is January 31, 2023

2L students: The application process for current 2Ls is closed.  The application window will re-open in July 2023.

As noted, only students who participate in a full-panel interview and meet the above criteria are eligible for Scholarship consideration.  Decisions regarding the George Corey Memorial Scholarship will be made in the Winter, with notification to the recipients soon thereafter. 

Inquiries regarding our Summer Associate interview process and the Scholarship may be directed to: Kayla Allen, Attorney Recruiting and Development Manager and Jolie Havens, Partner and Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer.  Send an inquiry.

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