Legal Scholarship Award
Marshall Diel & Myers Limited strongly believes in the importance of supporting young Bermudians who aspire to a career in the legal profession. We are committed to developing the future of the Bar in Bermuda by offering an annual scholarship to encourage Bermudian students interested in higher education in the study of law.
The principal award provides financial support up to a maximum $15,000 to a Bermudian student with outstanding scholastic achievement, who is pursuing legal studies at an institution that will qualify the student for call to the Bermuda Bar. The scholarship is available only to Bermudians who intend to return to Bermuda to practice law. The scholarship funds are to be used to contribute to the costs of tuition, room and board at the place of study and to the cost of travel to and from the place of study.
The Marshall Diel & Myers Scholarship Award Committee will focus on the candidate’s interest in pursuing a legal career in Bermuda, their outstanding academic ability as well as their academic and personal references. A candidate’s personal leadership/character, charitable and community involvement as well as temperament and disposition will be factors considered.
To be eligible for the Marshall Diel & Myers Legal Scholarship Award, the candidate must hold Bermuda status, and submit proof of acceptance into or enrolment at a law school or post-graduate vocational law course.
Application for the Marshall Diel & Myers Legal Award is to be made on the relevant form which can be obtained from Martine E Purssell by email (email@example.com) or can be downloaded from our website. The application form must be completed in the applicant’s own handwriting and be accompanied by:
- A covering letter indicating why the Scholarship Award Committee should grant the award to you;
- Proof of acceptance into a course of legal study; or proof of enrolment;
- Official copies of all educational transcripts which must carry the certification of grades;
- An up-to-date curriculum vitae setting out educational and work experience and other extracurricular activities;
- A copy of proof of Bermudian status;
- One written employment reference;
- One written academic reference;
- One written character reference;
- A letter from parent/guardian/other/personal undertaking to accept responsibility for additional funds;
- A note of other awards/scholarships for which you have applied including amounts and the current status (e.g. received, pending, refused);
- A written undertaking from the applicant that, if granted an award, on successful completion of studies, the candidate will, if offered a position, take his/her pupillage with Marshall Diel & Myers Limited; and
- A sample of most recent legal work (paper)
All documents must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. on 1st July (or the next business day if the 1st is on a weekend). Applications will not be processed unless all of the prescribed documents are submitted.
All applications should be addressed to:
Marshall Diel & Myers Scholarship Award Committee
Attention: Martine E Purssell
Marshall Diel & Myers Limited
31 Reid Street
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A short list of applicants will be invited to interview with the Marshall Diel & Myers Scholarship Award Committee in late July/early August. Applicants for the award must be prepared to appear for an interview if required by the Committee during late July/early August. Failure to do so may be taken as withdrawal of the application by the Committee.
The winner will be announced by 31st August annually.
The scholarship winner, if offered a position, must agree to take his/her pupillage with Marshall Diel & Myers Limited. Should the recipient not fulfill the work obligations described above, the full amount will become a repayable student loan.