Student Funded Fellowships
Student Funded Fellowships (SFF) is a student organization that raises money to provide grants to University of Michigan Law School students who take unpaid or low-paying public interest summer internships. SFF defines "public interest" jobs as those that provide legal services to underserved or disadvantaged people or causes. This broad concept includes positions with non-profit organizations, public sector agencies, and certain government organizations in the U.S. and overseas.
Since its founding in 1977, SFF has provided over 1,000 grants totaling over $2.5 million. These grants make public interest work a more viable option for those students who wish to pursue it by alleviating some of the financial hardship of accepting such a summer position. Last year, SFF awarded grants of over $4,000 each to more than 50 Michigan law students. Through these substantial distributions, SFF has helped to foster Michigan law students' commitment to important public interest work.
To find out more about SFF, please visit our website. If you wish to contact the group's co-chairs and not the entire board, send them an e-mail.