Each year Wesleyan awards the Horace Reed Baldwin Fellowship to a senior admitted to law school. Seniors who intend to matriculate into law school the fall following their senior year at Wesleyan, or who plan to defer admission for one year are eligible to apply. The award is typically in the amount of $4,000 - $5,000. Grants are potentially taxable. For specific guidelines, students should consult with their parents' accountant or tax consultant.

The prize reads as follows:

Established in 1952 by family and friends of Horace Reed Baldwin of the class of 1947 and awarded annually for study at law school to the member of the senior class who, in the opinion of the committee, shows the most promise of becoming an outstanding lawyer and public-spirited citizen.

If you would like to be considered for the prize, please submit your application via email to: wseg@wesleyan.edu. Please save all materials as one PDF. 

2018 Deadline: Friday, May 11, 2018 by 5pm. 

Application Materials: 

  • A 2-3 page statement explaining why you should receive the Baldwin Fellowship. Address the issue of you being a "public-spirited citizen" by writing about your previous commitment to public service and future goals in this area. How will the study of law factor into your life of service and civic engagement?  In addition, the committee looks for a candidate with breadth in their academic record and excellent academic performance
  • A resume
  • LSAT score and unofficial transcript (from your student portfolio)
  • A list of the law school(s) to which you have been accepted. Please indicate which school you hope to attend

There are no personal interviews for this fellowship. Career Center staff members are available to critique your essay.