TRACE, an international non-profit organization leading a global fight against corruption and ensuring commercial transparency has partnered with the University of Washington to offer a new, fully-funded LL.M. Scholarship programme intended to equip young leaders to advance the course of transparency across all sectors.
The Scholarship package will cater for selected applicant’s tuition, Lodging and travel fares. As a requirement of the program, the selected TRACE scholar will spend one academic year at the University of Washington Campus and afterwards, move to the headquarters of TRACE, located in Annapolis, Maryland, for a paid summer internship. The chosen scholar will study subjects related to strategies and tools employed in reducing corruption and promoting transparency—that is, business ethics, governance/economic development and rule of law. Thus, a strong interest in anti-corruption related disciplines is keen as the thesis would focus on such areas.
Applications ends on 15th February, 2016 and the programme begins in late August.
Who is qualified to apply?
We advise that you take keen notice of the criteria below before applying. A qualified applicant must:
- Hold a first degree in Law or equivalent.
- Possess strong skills in both written and spoken English. And should therefore have the grades below or better: (580 TOEFL, 7.0 IELTS or 92TOEFLiBT). If you don’t have these results yet, we would allow you to take the test after submitting your application.
- Special consideration is given to applicants from lower middle income countries, and also selected applicants must be willing to return and work for their home countries.
- Proven leadership ability is keen and you must be ready for skype interviews.
How to apply
Kindly email all your documents to us at the same time. The approved format for your documents should be PDF, MS_WORD, and TEXT FILE. The following materials are required:
- A cover sheet for TRACE International Scholarship.
- Letters of recommendation from two established legal practitioners of good repute from your home country.
- Your degree, resume or CV and transcripts.
- Tell us about your experience in dealing with anti-corruption projects and how the scholarship would enhance your work in a 2-3 pages of your personal statement.
All emails should be sent via firstname.lastname@example.org
For any clarifying questions, please visit the official website