Apply for the 2014 TRACE Scholar Program for Developing Countries in the University of Washington

Apply for the 2014 TRACE Scholar Program for Developing Countries in the University of Washington

Deadline: April 20, 2014

Passionate and qualified applicants from developing countries (as stated by World Bank) are invited to apply for the TRACE Scholars program.

The University of Washington School of Law’s Sustainable International Development Law program is pleased to partner with TRACE International, a leading nonprofit membership organization 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.

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 2014 for a period of one year. Successful applicant will enroll in relevant courses focused on business ethics, rule of law, governance and/or economic development.


  • The TRACE Scholar Program will fully fund, with tuition, lodging and travel selected applicants.
  • The TRACE Scholar Program will provide emerging leaders and professionals with an interest in anti-corruption and bribery prevention with an intensive course of study followed by a paid practical and “hands-on” internship.


  • Interested international lawyer from a developing country in pursuing studies related to strategies and tools for increasing transparency and reducing corruption are eligible to apply.


  • A first degree in law or equivalent
  • Evidence of leadership skills
  • Willingness to participate in interviews via Skype
  • Ready to commence studies in late August 2014 for a period of one year
  • Is a national from a developing country (as defined by the World Bank)
  • Will make 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
    • 237 TOEFLC
    • 92 TOEFLiBT
    • 7.0 IELTS
    • 65 Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic

Note: Candidate may take the TOEFL after submitting his or her application if scheduling does not permit an earlier testing.

Application procedures:

Candidates should submit the following;

  • Cover sheet
  • At least two letters of recommendation from legal professionals in the home country. References may be submitted via email to Professor Ramasastry at [email protected]
  • Official transcripts and degree statements.
  • Resume or CV; and
  • 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

Please submit your application via email to Professor Anita Ramasastry at [email protected] before the deadline.

Please note – Applicants for the scholarship will not be asked to complete the LL.M. application unless he or she is selected as the scholarship recipient.

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