Miami Law Miami Scholars Program

Miami Scholars Public Interest Program

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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:

  • $96,000 award (3-year scholarship at $32,000/year)
  • Support with securing and funding summer public interest internships
  • Mentoring by public interest lawyers and upper-class scholars
  • Participation in programming as part of a team of students dedicated to public interest
  • Individualized advising on courses and career planning
  • Specialized trainings and/or classes focused on social justice

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.

To Apply

For more specifics and to apply, go to the Miami Scholars' webpage in the Financial Aid Scholarships section of our site.