Miami Scholars Public Interest Program

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The Miami Scholars Public Interest Program targets candidates from across the globe who, in addition to excellent academic achievement and strong scores on the LSAT, have demonstrated interest in public service. The Program offers its students exclusive opportunities for legal advocacy training and mentoring from the HOPE Public Interest Resource Center team of attorneys, including individualized curriculum advising and career planning assistance. Miami Scholars also receive mentoring by upper-class Scholars and public interest and pro bono attorneys. Specifics:

  • Miami Scholars are awarded a yearly tuition scholarship in the amount of $32,000
  • Miami Scholar awards are available for full-time students only; if a Scholar is given permission to enroll less than full-time, the award will be prorated accordingly.
  • A stipend is provided for public interest work that is performed during their first or second year summer
  • Or, Scholars may choose tuition reduction for summer studies, in lieu of the summer stipend, through a University of Miami School of Law summer program.
  • Tuition awards are automatically renewed if a scholar stays in the top half of the class.

Additionally, Miami Scholars who complete their degree and have a GPA in the top half of their class, or better, also receive a half-tuition scholarship if they are admitted to and enroll in one of our LL.M. programs upon graduation (or, in the case of the School's joint LL.M. degree offerings, before graduation).

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Click here to access the Supplemental Miami Scholars Scholarship Application Form.

HOW TO APPLY

Miami Scholars Public Interest Program

The preferred method for applying to the Miami Scholars Public Interest Program is to submit for consideration with your initial JD application through the LSAC electronic application service. To ensure the award of the Scholarship, recipients must accept their scholarship award and pay the two $500 seat deposits by the required dates. The letter of admittance and enclosure outline the enrollment verification process.

Where to Send Application: It is acceptable to send the supplemental application via facsimile to 305-284-3084 or to express mail it, use the following street address:

University of Miami School of Law
Office of Admissions, Room F203
1311 Miller Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146

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Click here to access the Supplemental Miami Scholars Scholarship Application Form