Born in Bolivia to a Turkish mother and a Bolivian father, Nejla Calvo came to the United States at a young age. After growing up in Rhode Island, Calvo attended Middlebury College, where she was chosen by members of the faculty as a Student Advisory Board Member of the Center for Comparative Studies of Race and Ethnicity. Along with her work promoting diversity and racial and social justice at Middlebury College, Calvo conducted an independent research study as a Metcalf Fellow in Bolivia, where her work in community justice projects truly began to take root. Read More.
Since its inception in 1997, bringing outstanding students with a passion for public service to the University of Miami School of Law has been the goal of the Miami Scholars Public Interest Program. Incoming student with exceptional academic and public interest achievements have the opportunity for selection for this prestigious scholarship cohort program. Miami Scholars receive:
Miami Scholars serve as leaders and chairs on the Public Interest Leadership Board (PILB), developing and implementing outstanding programs and projects while working to instill a pro bono ethic in their peers. The PILB consists of a dynamic group of UM Law students dedicated to public service including HOPE Fellows, summer public interest students, project leaders, and Miami Scholars.
Students serve on a range of committees dedicated to alumni/development, community and public relations, programming, education and career development. Through committee and PILB meetings and the programming they generate, Miami Scholars contribute greatly to Miami Law. For more specifics on and to apply to the Miami Scholars program, visit the Miami Scholars' page in the Financial Aid Scholarships section of our site. For more information on the Public Interest Leadership Board, click here.
For more specifics and to apply, go to the Miami Scholars' webpage in the Financial Aid Scholarships section of our site.