The Transparency Scholarship

As a whistleblower attorney, Tony Munter is a firm believer in qui tam and reward laws which provide individuals with the ability to help fight fraud. Exposing corruption and fraud in both the public and private sectors requires dedication and a solid understanding of why it is important to assist those who have observed or fallen victim to fraud. After years of pursuing cases under the False Claims Act, Mr. Munter also understands the importance of ensuring that those who want to pursue a professional career fighting fraud, whether through law or other, such as public policy and finance, have access to appropriate educational opportunities.

Mr. Munter is a strong supporter of the whistleblower reward laws, those laws enacted to encourage and reward the brave individuals who step forward to expose fraudulent activity. For students who have demonstrated a particular interest in working with whistleblowers in both the public and private sector and who plan to pursue a career in the legal field, or any profession where transparency and accountability are important, we are pleased to announce the Tony Munter Whistleblower Attorney Transparency Scholarship.

Mr. Munter has demonstrated his unshakable commitment to the exposure of fraudulent activity in business and to encouraging students who have exhibited a dedication to the same cause by offering this annual $500 scholarship.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria:

  • The scholarship program is available to undergraduate, graduate, and law school students as well as incoming college freshmen at an accredited U.S. School.
  • The candidate must be in good academic standing with at least a 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA.

Application Requirements:

The Tony Munter Whistleblower Attorney Scholarship program invites all candidates who meet the aforementioned criteria to apply. Applicants will be evaluated based on the following:

  • Fill out the Transparency Scholarship Cover Sheet (available here).
  • A completed application (see details below).
  • A 750 word essay on the value of transparency and accountability in the applicant’s current, desired, or future career. The essay should reflect a thoughtful approach to the issue.
  • An academic transcript from the applicant’s most recent educational institution (including the applicant’s most recent year in school).

Application Instructions and Deadline:

Fax or mail submissions may be addressed to:

Tony Munter Whistleblower Attorney Transparency Scholarship
Attn: Firm Administrator
409 7th St NW
Suite 210
Washington, DC 20004
Fax: 202-664-1331

To be considered eligible for this scholarship, interested students must submit a completed application along with the above requirements via U.S. mail or fax by June 15, 2015. The scholarship awardee as well as other applicants will be informed of the results by late July or early August.

For questions, please email: [email protected].