Wayne Reaud Public Interest Scholarship

Jill Applegate at reception
Inaugural Wayne Reaud Public Interest Scholar Jill Applegate ’21

The Wayne Reaud Public Interest Scholarship covers full tuition and fees for three years and includes a $6,000 stipend for public interest legal work during one summer.  This prestigious scholarship, inaugurated in spring 2018, is awarded to an entering student with strong academic credentials, demonstrated commitment to public service, leadership abilities, financial need, and an intent to provide legal assistance to under-served individuals or groups following graduation.  The scholar is selected through a competitive process in the spring. The scholarship is endowed by a generous gift from the Reaud Charitable Foundation and is designed to help bring outstanding students interested in public service to Texas Law.

Class of ’22 Scholar:

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

Application Information

Class of 2022 application period is closed. Class of 2023 application information will be posted in fall 2019.

The class of 2022 Reaud Scholar is expected to actively participate on the Justice Center Student Advisory Board, 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 at least one clinical course (clinic and/or internship) prior to graduation. The Reaud Scholar will 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.



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