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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 students with exceptional academic and public interest achievements have the opportunity for selection for this prestigious scholarship cohort program.

Miami Scholars receive:

  • Full tuition scholarship and one summer of support for public interest work
  • Assistance with securing summer public interest internships
  • Networking with public interest lawyers and peer mentoring by upper-division Miami Scholars
  • Participation in programming as part of a team of students dedicated to public interest
  • Individualized advising on courses and career planning
  • Specialized trainings focused on social justice

Miami Scholars serve as social justice leaders on our campus throughout numerous student organizations and individual projects and initiatives. They contribute meaningfully to creating a pro bono ethic among their peers. Many Scholars serve on the Public Interest Leadership Board (PILB), developing and implementing outstanding programs and projects dedicated to social justice, alumni/development, community engagement, education and career development. Miami Scholars are actively engaged leaders with a commitment to social justice, community engagement, and advocacy.

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Read more about the Miami Scholars program.

Profiles: Read about Current and Past Miami Scholars

Miami Scholars Class of 2019, 2020, 2021
Miami Scholars Class of 2018, 2019, 2020
Miami Scholars Class of 2017, 2018, 2019
Miami Scholars Class of 2016, 2017, 2018
Miami Scholars Class of 2015
Miami Scholars Class of 2014
Miami Scholars Class of 2013
Miami Scholars Class of 2012 

To Apply

This program requires a supplemental application in addition to the J.D. application. The priority deadline for consideration is January 6, 2020. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their materials by this date. The final deadline is March 15, 2020. For more specifics on applying to the Miami Scholars program, visit the Miami Scholars' section in the Financial Aid Scholarships page of this site.