Scholary Competitions

General Scholarship Requirements

  • Scholarship applications must be submitted with a complete LLM application.
  • Scholarship applicatons submitted past the deadline or with an incomplete LLM application will not be considered.
  • The ILSP mainly grants scholarships to our LLM students who are eligible to receive an I-20 from the university and who maintain legal immigration status as an F-1 visa holder.

ILSP Specific Scholarships

Scholarship

Description

Application
Deadline

Requirements

How to Apply

Alumni Fund Scholarship (AFS)
The ILSP Alumni Fund offers full tuition scholarships to newly admitted LLM students who display rigorous academic dedication to the advancement of issues in international law.

For fall: March 1, 2014 by 11:59 PM EST

For spring: October 1, 2014 by 11:59 PM EST

AFS scholarships are only granted to students entering in the fall.

Students applying for fall MUST have submitted a complete application to the ILSP LLM program before March 1.

More information on how to apply.
Tuition Remission Scholarship
Partial tuition remission grants, usually of 2 to 8 academic credits, are available for a limited number of LLM students. These grants are normally reserved for international students, though all requests will be reviewed.

Tuition Remission applications should be submitted directly with your LLM application.

Tuition remission awards are based on high academic merit and those who show high financial need.

Tuition remission awards are only granted for one semester.

Download the tuition remission application.
Summer Academy Scholarship
The ILSP will offer 1-3 half scholarships (12 credits) per year to any participant who has taken courses in one of the WCL summer academies.

For fall: July 1

For spring: October 1

Applicants MUST have submitted a complete application to the ILSP LLM program before application deadlines (May 1 for fall semester; October 1 for spring semester).

Submit an essay to llminfo@wcl.american.edu addressing the following:

Briefly describe a regional, international, or country specific legal problem and offer your solution to the problem.

The essay may not exceed 750 words. Please note in the subject of your email Summer Academy Scholarship Essay.

Inter-American Moot Court Scholarship


Open to all former Inter-American Moot Court Competition participants, the award will grant one full tuition scholarship annually.

The Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition is a unique trilingual (English, Portuguese, and Spanish) competition established to train law students how to use the Inter-American human rights legal system as a legitimate forum for redressing human rights violations.

For Fall 2015: March 1

 

Scholarship winners must begin the LLM program in the fall.

Applicants must have be a past participant in the Inter-American Moot Court Competition.

Applicants MUST have submitted a complete application to the ILSP LLM program before March 1 to be eligible.

Submit an essay to llminfo@wcl.american.edu addressing the following:

Briefly describe your experience in the competition and explain why you want to pursue an LLM in the ILSP.

The essay may not exceed 750 words. Please note in the subject of your email Moot Court Scholarship Essay .

Grossman
Scholarship
The Grossman Scholarship is awarded annually to a current ILSP LLM student who has made considerable contributions to the field of international law. Funded through the generosity of the program's alumni and friends, this scholarship was created in honor of Claudio Grossman, former ILSP director and current Dean of WCL. Application deadline communicated to enrolled LLM students each fall semester.

Applicants must show financial need

Applications are only accepted from currently-enrolled ILSP students.

Application instructions are sent to currently-enrolled ILSP LLM students during the fall semester.

 

Other Scholarship Resources Outside ILSP

  • EducationUSA also offers an extensive list of funding agencies, scholarships, and grant options all divided by region and subject.
  • The Rowe Fund, a student loan program of the Organization of American States (OAS), helps citizens from Latin American and Caribbean OAS member countries finance a portion of their studies or research at accredited universities in the United States by awarding interest-free loans.
  • LLMstudy.com offers scholarships (bursaries) worth £500 for students enrolling in an LLM program in the US.