Grants & Scholarships
Public Interest Grants
UBSPI/MLSC (Maryland Legal Services Corporation) grants are awarded every year for full-time summer employment. Students are invited to submit applications in early spring; the grants are awarded based solely on the short essays students are required to write as part of their application. Neither financial need nor academic credentials are considered in making the financial awards.
Maryland Public Service Scholars Program: Sondheim Law Fellowship
The Walter Sondheim Jr. Public Service Law Fellowship is offered to students attending either of Maryland’s two law schools, The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and the University of Baltimore School of Law. Fellows intern in the public service law sector, usually within the Office of the State’s Attorney, the Maryland Attorney General’s Office, or in a nonprofit or government organization which assists in providing legal services to low-income or under-represented individuals or groups and receive a stipend for their work.
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 https://mdcaps.mhec.state.md.us (application instructions are below) and submit official transcripts from all institutions you have ever attended. File the WSSAG application by July 1.