Baron & Budd Public Interest Scholarships

The Baron & Budd Scholarship Program provides scholarships to support students who commit to working a minimum of 150 hours (over one semester) or 300 hours (over two semesters) during the academic year with a non-profit organization providing legal services to underserved individuals or communities. The 2017-2018 scholarship is $2,500 for one semester or $5,000 for two semesters.

An interested student arranges an organizational sponsor for his or her proposed work before submitting an application for the scholarship. A sponsoring organization must be a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit providing legal services and/or advocacy to underrepresented individuals or communities in the central Texas area. A scholar must work under the supervision of a licensed attorney. Scholars are selected based on their credentials, their commitment to public service, their financial need, and the sponsoring organization and proposed work.

This program is funded by generous gifts from the Baron & Budd law firm.

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Application Information

Applications for 2017-18 full-year and fall 2017 and spring 2018 partial scholarships are due on July 31 or August 28 and will be awarded on a rolling basis. Final decisions will be announced by August 30. There will be a second round of applications for spring 2018 scholarships if funds remain available. In that case, applications for spring 2018 scholarships will be due by January 5, 2018, and announced before the start of the spring semester.

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