PIPS Application and Selection Process


Both the scholarship application and the full general admissions application must be submitted electronically by the January 31st deadline in order to be considered for the scholarship. Click here to apply for the PIPS scholarship.

Applications are first reviewed by the general Admissions Committee. If an applicant is accepted into the full-time JD program, the application will then be forwarded to the PIPS Scholarship Selection Committee.

The PIPS Scholarship Selection Committee is made up of the Assistant Director of the Office of Public Interest, AUWCL faculty and staff members, and one or more third-year PIPS Scholars. The Committee looks for academically strong applicants whose backgrounds demonstrate a substantial commitment to public service and who have experience, characteristics, and credentials to become effective public interest and public service lawyers.

Although applications are reviewed on a rolling basis after the January 31st deadline, scholarship offers may not be finalized until early to mid-April.

Please also review the PIPS Scholars Benefits and Responsibilities.

Frequently Asked Questions

For answers to Frequently Asked Questions, please click here.

Financial Aid Information

Scholarship recipients may apply for federal loans (or private education loans, if needed) to cover cost of living while in law school. Recipients are not eligible for restricted scholarships, admissions merit scholarships, and need-based grants offered by the law school.

Viewing Your Application Attachments

Once you submit your application, your attachments can be viewed by downloading the application and clicking on the attachments tab on the left hand side of the PDF. Make sure you have the most recent version of Adobe Acrobat Reader.