an initiative aimed to promote equality and women leadership in international arbitration
RWA Scholarship for arbitration rising stars
In 2021, RWA and Osborne Clarke LLP (London) joined together to establish a scholarship to recognize and support the talent of young female arbitration practitioners and students from Russia who strive to develop professionally in international arbitration.
The scholarship amounted to £1,000 towards the costs of education, research or any other activity supporting academic or professional development (for example, participation in summer schools, professional training programs).

We were highly impressed by the quality of the applications and the background of our applicants, which made the selection process difficult. However, this only reassured our vision that the next generation of arbitration practitioners will shift the paradigm towards establishing a gender balance within the arbitration community.
The winner of the Scholarship for Arbitration Rising Stars 2021 was Victoria Gladysheva. Three excellent runner-up applications from Arina Akulina, Ekaterina Baliuk and Natalia Andreeva also deserved a special mention for their thoroughness, creativity and innovation.

We encourage everyone to look at the essays as they provide interesting practical ideas on the ways to increase diversity in arbitration for various arbitration stakeholders. From our side, we will take those ideas as an inspiration for future RWA's activities.
2021 Scholarship Winners
Unfortunately, the Scholarship for Arbitration Rising Stars was suspended. We hope that the scholarship will return in the near future. We look forward to receiving more inspiring entries!
2022 Scholarship Update

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