Public Interest Summer Grants

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Each year 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 2016, over $160,000 was awarded to students from law school and student-raised funds. There were 64 first- and second-year students who received funding; 14 received the maximum award of $3,500. Grant recipients worked in nonprofit organizations, legal aid offices, state and federal government agencies, public defender offices, federal and state judges, and district attorneys' offices across 11 states.

2016-2017 Summer Grant Timeline

Application Process (1L & 2L)

  • 2L Early Decision Application Deadline: December 2, 2016
  • 1L & 2L Application Deadline: March 12, 2017

Questions? Contact April Giancola in CDO.

To view additional details and a sample Summer Grant Application, visit My Carolina Law.

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