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Grants and Scholarships

Grants & Scholarships

Public Interest Grants

UBSPI/MLSC (Maryland Legal Services Corporation) grants are awarded every year for full-time summer employment. Interested students are invited to submit applications in early spring, and the $4000 grants are awarded based solely on the short essays students are required to write as part of their applications. Neither financial need nor academic credentials are considered in making the awards.

Summer 2012 grants were awarded to students volunteering with:

  • American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland
  • Maryland Disability Law Center
  • Civil Justice
  • Maryland Office of the Public Defender (Neighborhood Defenders)
  • FreeState Legal Project
  • Homeless Persons Representation Project
  • Heartly House, Inc.
  • Baltimore Bar Foundation - Legal Services for the Elderly
  • Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center
  • Maryland Office of the Public Defender (Aggravated Homicide Division)
  • MVLS Project HEAL
  • Maryland Office of the Attorney General - State Department of Education (2 students)
  • Office of the Public Defender (Baltimore County)
  • Maryland Coalition for Inclusive Education
  • Food and Drug Administration
  • Maryland Office of the Public Defender (CINA Division)

Previous grants have allowed students to work at places such as Legal Aid, House of Ruth, Advancement Project, HERO, and the Public Justice Center. Read about student summer 2011 experiences on the UBSPI blog.

Samuel "Sandy" Rosenberg Scholarship

The Samuel I. “Sandy” Rosenberg Scholarship, an award of $1,500.00, is available to assist a recent or upcoming University of Baltimore law graduate who has shown a strong commitment to pursuing a career in public service.

Graduate and Professional Scholarship Program

Maryland residents with demonstrated financial need are eligible for an award between $1,000 and $5,000 per year.  Program details.

William Donald Schaefer Scholarship

Recipients must be employed in Maryland public service to assist in providing legal services to low-income residents in the State. Eligible employment is defined as employment in government at any level, public interest organizations, public schools, and nonprofit organizations under 501(c)(3) or (4) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, such as those whose primary purposes are to help needy or disadvantaged persons, or disabled individuals, or to protect the environment.

How to apply:  Complete the Workforce Shortage Student Assistance Grant application online at (application instructions are below) and submit official transcripts from all institutions you have ever attended. File the WSSAG application by July 1.