Baron & Budd Public Interest Scholarships

Each year the Baron & Budd Scholarship Program provides scholarships to support students who commit to working a minimum of 300 hours during the academic year with a non-profit organizations providing legal services to underserved individuals or communities. The 2016-2017 scholarship is $5,000.

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.

Applications for the 2017-2018 scholarships will be due in July or August 2017 and awarded on a rolling basis.

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

For more information, please email: justicecenter@law.utexas.edu