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Termtime Fellowships & Awards

Term-time fellowships and stipends are awarded during the school year and are designed to encourage pursuit of public interest law by students who have demonstrated a commitment to public interest. Students may receive a full or partial tuition scholarship and enjoy special programming and counseling as well as academic opportunities not available to the student body. While academic grade point average, LSAT scores and financial need may be considered for eligibility, schools also place a heavy emphasis on a demonstrated commitment to and experience in public service. Stipends and fellowships range from nominal sums to full tuition waivers.

ABA seeks to preserve Public Service Loan Forgiveness

The ABA is urging Congress to preserve the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF), established in 2007 to forgive federal student loans for individuals who work in a wide range of public service jobs, including jobs in government and nonprofit charitable organizations. The program provides forgiveness of remaining debt after 10 year of eligible employment and qualifying loan payments, and the first group of public service workers will be eligible for forgiveness in 2017.