CUA Law – summer funding reminders

March 26, 2014

SPIL Stipend/Weissman Scholarship: One application for both due April 4 by 5:00 pm

SPIL offers $3,500 summer stipends for students who obtain summer public interest/service internships.  The Weissman family established the Eric D. WeissmanMemorial Scholarship in order to specially honor one student who demonstrates an outstanding commitment to public interest law.  This scholarship also provides $3,500.  All students who complete a SPIL stipend application will also be considered for the Weissman Scholarship.  The application is available on SPIL’s TWEN page under the “Documents” tab and available in the Financial Aid Office, Room 340 and OCPD, Room 163.

Charles and Louise O’Brien Fellowship: April 4 by 5:00 pm

This Fellowship was established by the Reverend Raymond C. O’Brien, a professor at the law school, in honor of his grandparents.  Fellows are chosen based on essays submitted by eligible students describing their summer placement in the context of the interaction between their religious perspective and their legal careers.  Each student chosen will receive a grant of up to $4,500.  Applications are available in the Office of Financial Aid (Room 340) and are due back to that office by 5pm on April 4.  The application is available in the Financial Aid Office, Room 340 and OCPD, Room 163.


Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps JD: April 15, 2014 (online application)

Equal Justice Works has a public interest program for law students, formerly known as Summer Corps and re-launched this year as AmeriCorps JD.  This year, the focus of AmeriCorps JD is on providing legal service to veterans.  Law students who participate have the opportunity to earn a $1,175 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award – a voucher for educational expenses – for dedicating 300 hours of service to a qualifying legal project with legal aid organizations, veterans’ law clinics, veterans treatment courts, and state or local government agencies.  More information is available at deadline to complete the online application is April 15, and the 300 hours must be completed by August 31, 2014.  Note that participants in this program may receive funding in the form of a stipend or living allowance of up to $4,300 for your term of service, but it may not be earned as an hourly wage unless through Federal Work Study.  More information is available here:


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