University of Washington Scholarship

Deadline: 17 February 2017
Open to:  first degree in law or equivalent holder and national from either a low or lower-middle income developing country
Scholarship: full fund with tuition, lodging and travel


UW School of Law’s Sustainable International Development Law program is pleased to partner with TRACE International, a leading non-profit business association focused on anti-bribery compliance, to offer a new LL.M. scholarship aimed at developing exceptional young leaders in the field of anti-corruption who are committed to advancing commercial transparency.


  • A first degree in law or equivalent;
  • Is a national from either a low or lower-middle income developing country;
  • Will make a commitment to return to applicant’s home country to work for a period of 2-3 years;
  • Strong English skills. The following minimum score is required, (test scores must be less than two years old – 580 TOEFL or 92 TOEFLiBT);
  • Evidence of leadership skills;
  • Willingness to participate in interviews via Skype;
  • Ready to commence studies in late August 2017 for a period of one year.


  • The TRACE Scholar Program will fully fund (with tuition, lodging and travel) an international lawyer from a developing country to pursue studies related to strategies and tools for increasing transparency and reducing corruption;
  • The UW Law TRACE Scholar will spend an academic year at the University of Washington followed by a paid summer internship at TRACE headquarters in Annapolis, Maryland. 

The person selected as a TRACE Scholar must be ready to commence his/her studies in late August 2017 for a period of one year.

How to Apply?

Candidates should submit the following materials. The applicant should submit all of her materials, if possible, in one email. Please send documents in MS-Word, pdf or text file format. Do not send jpeg, gif or other photo scans.

  1. Cover sheet;
  2. At least two letters of recommendation from legal professionals in the home country;
    (References may be submitted via email to [email protected])
  3. Official transcripts and degree statements.
  4. Resume or CV;
  5. A personal statement of 2-3 pages which describes the applicant’s interest and experience in dealing with anti-corruption and a description of how such a scholarship will further his or her work to combat corruption in the applicant’s home country
More information on the official website.

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