The Lex:lead Group is offering up to 10 one-time law scholarships of US$500 in February 2016. Qualified students (citizens of a least developed country and enrolled in a law program in an eligible least developed country) are invited to register. These scholarships are available to students submitting winning essays by 31 December 2015 answering: How does poor economic development contribute to health-related concerns; how can law control these concerns and improve lives? The registration deadline is 31 October 2015.
Participating Institution(s): Lex:lead Group
Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded in the field of law.
Degree Level: Scholarships are available for students who are enrolled in a degree program.
Eligibility: Qualified students (citizens of a least developed country and enrolled in a law program in an eligible least developed country) are invited to register using the forms below. Once registered, essays on this year’s topic are to be submitted by 31 December 2015.
Eligible Nationalities: Students from following countries are eligible to apply (Asia/Pacific: Afghanistan; Bangladesh; Bhutan; Cambodia; Kiribati; Laos; Myanmar (Burma); Nepal; Solomon Islands; Timor-Leste; Tuvalu; Vanuatu; Yemen. Americas: Haiti. Africa: Angola; Benin; Burkina Faso; Burundi; Central African Republic; Chad; Comoros; DR Congo; Djibouti; Equatorial Guinea; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea Bissau; Lesotho; Liberia; Madagascar; Malawi; Mali; Mauritania; Mozambique; Niger; Papua New Guinea; Rwanda; São Tomé and Príncipe; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Somalia; Sudan; South Sudan; Togo; Tanzania; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe). This is for both citizenship and educational enrolment.
What does it cover: A panel of international judges will assess the essays with one-time awards of US$500. That award cheques are made out to the applicant’s educational institution for use toward the student’s tuition and/or books less any applicable bank conversion fees and/or taxes.
Selection Criteria: Judges are given guidelines that suggest that
- an excellent essay (well-articulated with a clear understanding of the problem posed and offering an insightful solution) may be awarded between 90-100 out of 100 points;
- a good essay with some of the elements but lacking others be given between 80- 89/100 points;
- an average essay that competently addresses the issue but has significant weaknesses, e.g. in the solution posed, be awarded between 70-79/100; and
- weaker essays that inadequately address the question be awarded fewer points (e.g. between 60-69/100 for essays of limited merit; between 50-59/100 for essays that are significantly flawed with basic issues analysing the problem posed; and below 50/100 for essays that are fundamentally deficient in providing a sufficient response). Notwithstanding the guidelines given, the judges’ assessments are dispositive even if they do not follow these criteria and finalists determined on the basis of the judges’ views.
Notification: Essays submitted by the deadline will be independently assessed by judges from a panel of experts and awards announced in February 2016.
Application Procedure: Applicants must register by 31 October 2015 to email contact-at-lex-lead.org providing proof of citizenship in an Eligible Country and proof of enrolment in a law program in an Eligible Country. Application forms are available at Lex:lead Group website or can be requested via email. Applicants meeting eligibility criteria are assigned a registration number which must be used (with no other identifying information) in submitting essays by 31 December 2015. No extensions will be possible so please plan ahead; in addition, no essays can be accepted before 1 December 2015.
Deadline: Applicants must register by 31 October 2015. Once registered, essays on this year’s topic are to be submitted by 31 December 2015.