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Official Rules: 2023-2024

The American Bar Association ("ABA") Antitrust Law Section ("Section") in connection with its Women.Connected Committee ("Committee") is pleased to offer this Hollis Salzman Memorial Scholarship to honor the legacy of one of its cherished leaders. Hollis Salzman was one of the nation’s leading competition attorneys who dedicated her career to private enforcement of the antitrust and consumer protection laws on behalf of plaintiffs.  While immensely successful as a litigator, she was widely known for being a champion of gender equality and diversity in the antitrust bar and a role model and mentor to those around her.  Leading with grace and humility, Hollis used her prominence to open countless doors for underrepresented attorneys, without want of acknowledgment or attention for her efforts.  This Scholarship in her name is designed to encourage and assist law students identifying as women who would like to pursue a summer or mid-year internship or clerkship in either public or private enforcement of the antitrust or consumer protection laws, and to help open doors for such opportunities. Each contestant must follow the Official Rules of the competition detailed herein.

Download the application.

The scholarship deadline has been extended to February 29, 2024

Who: Eligible contestants must be law students pursuing a Juris Doctor degree. Eligibility to participate in this Scholarship or to win prizes is limited to an individual who at the time of entry:

  • Is a legal resident of the United States;
  • Is a student who is enrolled in a law school that is ABA-accredited, in each case, at the time of submission.
  • Contestant need not be a member of the ABA or the Section.
  • Limit 1 entry and prize per contestant.
  • Employees, officers, directors, contractors, agents and representatives of the ABA and their immediate families and household members are ineligible to enter the Contest.
  • The ABA's determination of eligibility, in its sole discretion, is final.

What: Participants are required to complete the application form and include the following documents: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Undergraduate Transcript(s)*
  • Law School Transcript(s)*
  • Graduate School Transcript
  • Legal Writing Sample
  • Two References (only contact information is required, but letters of reference will be considered)
  • Two Personal Essays (500-word limit each)
    • What do you see in yourself that would honor Hollis Salzman’s Legacy
    • What would you like to pursue with this scholarship

Please note: Entries that do not meet these requirements will be disqualified.

*FOR PURPOSES OF THIS APPLICATION, UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS ARE ACCEPTABLE; HOWEVER, APPLICANTS MAY BE ASKED TO PROVIDE OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS AT THE ABA ANTITRUST LAW SECTION’S REQUEST

When: Applications will be accepted beginning on November 8, 2023. To be considered for the ABA Antitrust Law Section’s Hollis Salzman Memorial Scholarship, students should complete and submit the attached application and required documents by February 29, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. PST, by electronic mail to [email protected].

Selection and Notification of Recipients: This scholarship is designed to honor the work of Hollis Salzman and continue her efforts in advancing women in antitrust, consumer protection, and privacy. The applications will be judged anonymously by members of the Section’s Women.Connected Committee. The winning selection will be made by the committee and will be final. The Section Director will notify the recipients by email of their selection no later than March 1, 2024. The Section reserves the right not to award any prizes if it is determined that no entries are of sufficient quality to merit selection that year. If a potential winner does not respond within ten (10) business days after ABA’s first attempt to contact her, or if the contact is returned as non-deliverable, the potential recipient forfeits all rights to be named as winner or receive a prize, and an alternate winner may be chosen.

Prize: The Committee will select one winner who will receive a cash scholarship of $10,000.

The prize is non-transferable and cannot be substituted by the winner. Cash equivalent for the prize is not available. The ABA makes no warranties regarding the prize. The recipient will be solely responsible for reporting and payment of all taxes (federal, state, local or other) on prizes. The recipient will be required to complete an IRS Form W-9, affidavit of eligibility, tax acknowledgment, publicity release (except where prohibited) and liability waiver. All forms must be completed and returned to the Section within 5 business days of receipt and prior to the delivery of any prize, or prizes will be considered forfeited, and another winner may be named

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: The ABA prohibits the use of all generative artificial intelligence, including large language models, to create any portion of an applicant’s personal essays for this scholarship application whether in the research, writing, or editing phase. Generative AI in this context includes, but is not limited to, OpenAI’s “GPT” series, BLOOM, Jasper, BERT, Galactica, and Lex. Note that for these purposes, AI does not include basic tools for checking grammar, spelling, references, etc. The ABA reserves the right to screen submissions for use of AI through an AI detector. Applicants utilizing AI to generate their work product in whole or in part will be disqualified. If it is determined after the winner is announced and the prize is awarded that the winning applicant utilized AI to generate the written submission in whole or in part, then the applicant will forfeit the winning designation and shall return the prize. A new winner will then be selected.

LAWS AND REGULATIONS: This scholarship is governed by U.S. law and all relevant federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. By entering, all participants agree that the scholarship shall be governed by the laws of the State of Illinois, that the courts of Illinois shall have exclusive jurisdiction, and that Cook County, Illinois shall be the venue for any dispute or litigation relating to or arising from the competition. Void where prohibited by law.

CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION: By participating, each entrant agrees to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, and releases and discharges the ABA, subsidiary and affiliated entities, and each of their respective officers, directors, members, employees, independent contractors, agents, representatives, successors and assigns (collectively “Sponsor”) from any and all liability whatsoever in connection with this scholarship, including without limitation legal claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages, demands or actions of any kind (including without limitation personal injuries, death, damage to, loss or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation, or portrayal in a false light) (collectively “Claims”). Except where prohibited, acceptance of a prize constitutes a release by any winner of the Sponsor of any and all Claims in connection with the administration of this scholarship and the use, misuse, or possession of any prize. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Sponsor is not responsible for errors or for lost, late, or misdirected mail or email, or telecommunication or hardware or software failures, including by reason of any bug or computer virus or other failure. Sponsor may cancel, modify, or terminate the scholarship application process if it is not capable of completion as planned, including by reason of infection by computer virus, tampering, unauthorized intervention, force majeure or technical difficulties of any kind.

PRIVACY POLICY/DATA COLLECTION: Information provided by entrants in connection with this scholarship is subject to Sponsor’s privacy policy, available at http://www.americanbar.org/utility/privacy.html.

Applicants should send questions to Becky Lehner, Program Specialist, American Bar Association, Antitrust Law Section, via email at [email protected].

SPONSOR: American Bar Association, Antitrust Law Section, 321 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654