G. Rollie White Public Service Scholarship

2019 – 2020 G. Rollie White Public Service Scholars (l-r) Nat Fine ’20, Melissa Sopher ’21, and Anthony Collier ’22

The class of 2023 G. Rollie White Public Service Scholarship covers full tuition and fees for three years and includes a $4,500 stipend for public interest legal work in the scholar’s first summer. The scholarship will be awarded to an entering student with strong academic credentials and demonstrated commitment to public service who plans to pursue a legal career helping the under-served. The scholar will be selected through a competitive process in spring 2020.

The G. Rollie White Public Service Scholars are expected to be ambassadors for public interest at the Law School. They participate in the Justice Center’s student advisory board starting their 1L year and are immediately part of the Law School’s vibrant community of students, faculty, and alumni who are committed to the public interest. The recipient profiles on this page and the alumni profiles elsewhere on this website convey the breadth of clinicspro bonointernships, and other opportunities available to our students as well as where they go after graduation.

The scholarship is funded in part by a generous gift from the G. Rollie White Trust and is designed to help increase access to justice and encourage public service by students. The inaugural scholarship was awarded in April 2014.

Class of ’22 Scholar:

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

Application Information

Application due: March 1, 2020

Applicants must apply to the Law School prior to applying for the scholarship. However, applicants may apply for the scholarship before receiving an admissions decision from the Law School.

The class of 2023 scholarship recipient is expected to actively participate on the Justice Center Student Advisory Board and the Public Interest Law Association, to sign and fulfill the Pro Bono Pledge, to spend a summer working for at least ten weeks at a public defender office or a nonprofit legal services organization, and to complete two clinical courses (clinics and/or internships) prior to graduation. Scholarship recipients sign an agreement committing to these terms each August, before receiving the scholarship for the coming year. Each agreement will set yearly benchmarks for completing the requirements. The renewal of the scholarship in subsequent years is contingent on the recipient satisfying the prior year’s scholarship agreement.

All application materials must be submitted via the online application form.

Other opportunities: