Environment and Energy Law Section Scholarship Fund


On an annual basis, the Environment and Energy Law Section of the Allegheny County Bar Association awards scholarships to local second- or third-year law students who express and demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in the field of environment and/or energy in Allegheny County upon graduation.

The awards are typically in the amount of $1,000 to $1,500 and should be used toward educational expenses such as tuition, books or bar review courses. Eligibility requirements are: (1) the candidate must be a second- or third-year law student in good standing at an accredited law school who anticipates practicing in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania upon graduation, and (2) the candidate must have taken a minimum of two environmental and/or energy law courses OR taken one environmental or energy law course and have comparable experience such as participation in an environmental law clinic, an internship with an agency, company, non-profit or firm specializing in environmental or energy law, or a law school environmental or energy law society.

The evaluation process consists of submission of a resume and a two-page essay explaining the nature of the applicant’s interest in a career in the field of environment and/or energy law, followed by an interview with the Section’s Scholarship Committee.

Applications are accepted each spring. The application period for 2020 is concluded. Look for information on the 2021 scholarships later this year.

For more information and/or to apply, please contact: Jessica Rosenblatt, Esq. at rosenblattjl@gmail.com.