Public Interest Summer Grants

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Each year several summer grants are awarded to students who are taking unpaid or low-paying summer public interest and public sector jobs. Funding for these grants comes from several sources.

In 2013, over $232,000 was awarded to students from law school and student-raised funds. There were 85 first- and second-year students who received funding; 61 received the maximum award of $3,000. Grant recipients worked in nonprofit organizations, legal aid offices, state and federal government agencies, public defender offices, and district attorneys' offices across ten states.

2013-2014 Summer Grant Timeline

Summer 2014 Application Process (1L & 2L)

  • Spring 2014 Grant Recipients Notified: Thursday, April 3, 2014
  • Public Interest/Pro Bono Celebration: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at noon in the Rotunda
  • Due to an increase in summer grant funding this year, the committee is able to open up one more application cycle for those who have received qualifying internship offers and were not able to apply by March 20 for the earlier cycle. This smaller application cycle will be referred to as "Summer 2014" and has the same instructions as Spring 2014.
  • Summer Application Opens: Monday, April 7, 2014
  • Summer Application Deadline: Sunday, May 4, 2014
  • Grant Recipients Notified: Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Questions? Contact Samara Reynolds in the CDO.

To view and complete the Summer Grant Application visit My Carolina Law.

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