Public Service: Supplemental Sources of Financial Aid
Each listing has its own criteria but deadline dates, selection conditions, application processes, and other details change more quickly than we can update this page. Please contact each individual source for complete, up-to-date details.
Roxana C. Arsht Fellowship
Delaware State Bar Association
301 North Market Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
Deadline: June 15
The purpose of the Roxana C. Arsht Fellowship is to encourage law students, recent law school graduates and attorneys newly admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of Delaware to pursue careers in non-profit sectors in Delaware. Applicants must apply for the Fellowship within three years of law school graduation, and must secure a position with a non-profit organization that provides legal services that benefit the Delaware community, underrepresented groups, or indigent persons in Delaware. The amount of the award will vary each year.
The Federal Circuit Bar Association
See: Miscellaneous Scholarships
The Robert B. Fiske, Jr. Fellowship Program for Government Service
University of Michigan Law School
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1215
Deadline: September 15 at 12pm
Website: The Robert B. Fiske, Jr. Fellowship Program for Government Service
The Fiske Fellowship Program will recognize up to three University of Michigan Law School graduates annually who have decided to enter government service at the federal, state, or (in exceptional cases) local level. Selections will be based on demonstrated commitment to public service values, academic achievement, and the nature and quality of the proposed government position. Fiske Fellows will receive debt repayment assistance on the full amount of all college and law school educational loans for the three-year duration of each fellowship and a $5,000 first-year cash stipend.
Institute for Educational Equity & Opportunity
See: Internships and Post-Graduate Fellowships
Harry Klein & Shirley Klein Legal Scholarship Fund
4136 Telegraph Rd
Bloomfield, MI 48301
Deadline: April 4
One $1,000 Scholarship is open to anyone currently enrolled in a law school in the state of Michigan who demonstrates a desire and ability to aid social service agencies, non-profit and not-for-profit organizations, the disadvantaged and the underprivileged.
Scholarships can be obtained in the Financial Aid Office, 2200 South Hall or by emailing KleinScholarship@aol.com
Davis Levin Livingston Scholarship
Davis Levin Livingston
851 Fort St Ste 400
Honolulu, HI 96813
Deadline: July 1st
Website: Davis Levin Livingston Scholarship
With a new scholarship, the Honolulu-based law firm of Davis Levin Livingston intends to support law students intending to pursue public interest law and add to the ranks of motivated young attorneys willing to consider a career as a public interest lawyer.
- Recipient is a U.S. citizen or otherwise authorized to work in the United States
- Recipient is accepted, and will be attending law school in the fall of the same year following the application
- Academic achievement as reflected by an undergraduate cumulative minimum 3.0 GPA
- A completed Scholarship Application Form
- One to three (1-3) page typed essay
- Recipient must have a stated intention of pursuing a legal career in public interest law
- An official and complete copy of undergraduate college transcripts
- An acceptance letter from an accredited law school within the United States
- Proof of legal residency in the U.S. (i.e., birth certificate, passport, permanent resident card, etc.)
- Davis Levin Livingston scholarship is to be used exclusively for law school tuition and related expenses.
- A check for $3,000 will be made payable to the award recipient's law school to cover these expenses.
- Recipient is expected to submit receipts in accordance with IRS regulations.
- Davis Levin Livingston Scholarship award recipient will be notified of the selection on or about August 1, 2014.
National Lawyers Guild Summer Internships
New York State Unified Court System
See: Post-Graduate Fellowships
Skadden Fellowship Program
See: Post-Graduate Fellowships
Michigan Law students should also check with the Office of Career Planning for additional funding opportunities.
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