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University of Michigan Law School

City Year is proud to partner with the University of Michigan’s Law School, one of the finest institutions of legal education in the world, offering $10,000 annual tuition scholarships to the Juris Doctor program for all admitted City Year applicants.

The University of Michigan’s Law School offers City Year AmeriCorps members, alums and staff

$10,000 scholarships

A $10,000 annual scholarship will be awarded for the Juris Doctor program to all admitted City Year applicants who have not already been awarded a merit scholarship. This award is in lieu of and not in addition to another merit award of a higher amount.

The scholarship will be renewed in subsequent years provided recipients maintain continuous registration and remain in good academic standing, according to Michigan Law School standards.

Scholarships are awarded to City Year AmeriCorps members and alums who complete at least one term of service and City Year staff employed for at least two years.

The scholarships described above represent the minimum awards; applicants will be considered for additional need-based and merit-based aid.

Additional benefits

  • Application fee waiver
  • Enrollment deferral: Michigan Law School will allow deferrals for up to one year if accepted applicants decide to serve additional time with City Year.

Why City Year loves the University of Michigan’s Law School

Michigan Law School, founded in 1859, has a distinguished and diverse faculty, many preeminent in their fields, with a history of devotion to both scholarship and teaching. Michigan Law students come from around the globe to contribute their remarkable talents and accomplishments and make Michigan Law School a collegial community that exudes a sense of serious purpose, academic achievement and social commitment.

As one of the leaders in American legal education, Michigan’s curriculum is strong across the board. Students with an interest in business, corporate and securities; intellectual property; criminal; international; tax; constitutional; environmental and public interest law should pay special attention to Michigan’s extensive offerings.

To apply

Visit Michigan Law School’s admissions website for more information on the Juris Doctor program and admissions process.

Visit the Law School Admission Council website to apply online.

To identify your City Year affiliation and apply for the scholarship

Please include your City Year affiliation on your résumé, specifying your service site and dates of service, in order to be awarded the City Year Scholarship if you are admitted.

To access the application fee waiver

To get the application fee waived, please visit this page. If your request is granted, Michigan Law School will email you a fee waiver coupon number that can be entered on the payment page when you submit your application through the Law School Admission Council.

To contact the admissions office

To contact Michigan Law School’s admissions office, please email law.jd.admissions@umich.edu or call (734) 764-0537.

Please note that all admissions and scholarship decisions are made by the educational institution. AmeriCorps members, alums and staff interested in these scholarships must complete the full application process for the institution. Please pay close attention to deadlines and consider beginning work on your applications early in the year.

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