Applicants must have secured a summer placement to apply. There are over 700 awards available this year, but there have historically been more applicants than awards available, so be sure to proof your application materials but get them in as soon as possible.
The Equal Justice Works Summer Corps provides members with a $1,175 education award to help pay for school expenses or to pay back student loans. Members must work on a qualifying project for 300 hours this summer at an eligible nonprofit organization to earn the award. This program is funded by AmeriCorps, so if you have in the past or anticipate in the future participated/ing in another AmeriCorps program, note the current lifetime cap on national service terms and education awards http://www.americorps.gov/for_individuals/benefits/benefits_ed_award_faq.asp. Be sure to read the program guidelines re: outside funding and what work and host organizations qualify, as well. http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/law-school/summercorps/application/eligibility.
To apply, you’ll be asked to create a profile in the Summer Corps Application Manager and provide information about your planned project and the organization with which you’ll be working. More information and the online application are available here: http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/law-school/summercorps.
October 29, 2010
American University Washington College of Law Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and the American Society of International Law’s Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict (ASIL) announce the International Humanitarian Law Student Writing Competition. The Competition seeks submissions of academic papers on the topic of international humanitarian law (IHL) from students currently enrolled in a law degree program in the United States or abroad. The purpose of the Competition is to enhance scholarship and deepen understanding among students in this important area of international law. In addition to publishing the winning submissions in an academic journal, the winning authors will be flown to Washington, DC, to present their papers at a conference at American University Washington College of Law focused on emerging issues in IHL with a panel of expert professors and practitioners. Winners also will receive a one-year ASIL student membership. To be eligible to make a submission, students must be enrolled in a law degree program at a US or foreign law school. Submissions must be unpublished academic papers on a topic within the scope of international humanitarian law. The deadline for submissions is Monday, January 31, 2011 by 12pm EST. For detailed rules and submission guidelines, please visit <http://www.wcl.american.edu/humright/center/student_ihl_writing_competition.cfm
September 10, 2010
The DC Bar Foundation‘s 2011 Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) application is now available. The DC Bar Foundation administers two Loan Repayment Assistance Programs through a single application process. The funding for LRAP comes from two sources: the DC City Council (through the DC Poverty Lawyer Loan Assistance Repayment Program Act of 2006) and funds raised by the DC Bar Foundation.
2011 LRAP applications are due by 5 pm on November 3, 2010.
All applications will be considered under both the DCBF LRAP and the publicly-funded DC LRAP, unless the applicant requests otherwise.
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April 6, 2010
The Robertson Foundation for Government has launched a new scholarship program for graduate students to pursue government careers in national security, foreign policy and international development. The Foundation eventually plans to provide full financial support to hundreds of graduate students in those fields who agree to at least three years of service with a federal agency within five years of graduation. Interested applicants can obtain more information at www.rffg.org.