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The Sonia & Celina Sotomayor Judicial Internship Program HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT APPLICATION
PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY.

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS
1. Current 11th grader in High School (Rising Seniors in the Summer of 2018)
2. Reside in and attend High School in Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, or Staten Island
3. Minimum GPA of 82%
4. Online Application, Transcript, Resume (which includes a list of extracurricular activities), Essay, and Teacher Recommendation
5. Available to attend the SCS JIP Orientation in person on May 19, 2018

*QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS can also be found at http://www.scsjip.org/hs_program.html

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS
1. Online Application
2. Transcript
3. Resume (which includes a list of extracurricular activities)
4. Essay (In 500 words or Less): Describe How Justice Sonia Sotomayor's Life Inspires You and Your Decision to Apply to the Sonia & Celina Sotomayor Judicial Internship Program. (Please note that this essay is an opportunity for the reader to get to know you, and NOT just to read a summary about the life and accomplishments of Justice Sotomayor.)
5. Teacher Recommendation (Please note that the teacher, if he or she prefers, may send the recommendation directly to hsapplications@scsjip.org.) The recommendation must be submitted no later than 5:00 P.M. EST on March 20, 2018.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
Student applicants should be submitting at least two distinct documents in one email to hsapplications@scsjip.org:
1. The Online Application as one PDF document. Student applicants should save this PDF document in the following format: "Online Application for Last Name, First Name.pdf."
2. The student's Transcript, Resume, Essay, and Teacher Recommendation (if the teacher gives the high school applicant the written recommendation directly) as a second PDF document. The teacher recommendation may also be emailed separately to hsapplications@scsjip.org. Student applicants should save the second PDF document in the following format: "Last Name, First Name.pdf."

TEACHER RECOMMENDATION
The teacher recommendation must address the following topics:
i. How has the student demonstrated an interest in the law?
ii. What other exceptional qualities has this student demonstrated?
iii. How has the student demonstrated an ability to work both independently and in a group setting?
iv. How has the student demonstrated outstanding classroom behavior and participation? (I.e. Being punctual, respectful, collaborative, etc.); and
v. Describe why the SCS JIP Selection Committee should select this high school applicant over others.

ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE EMAILED & SUBMITTED NO LATER THAN 5:00 P.M. EST on March 20, 2018.

INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS APPLICATION IS BEST VIEWED IN GOOGLE CHROME.

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