Rudman Center - Fellowships & Scholarships
Warren B. Rudman Fellows Program
The Warren B. Rudman Fellows Program provides full-tuition scholarships, guaranteed summer fellowships, individualized curricular planning, and on- and off-campus leadership opportunities to exceptionally well-qualified applicants with a demonstrated interest in public service following their law school graduation. The first two Warren B. Rudman fellows enrolled in the law school in the fall 2014.
Robert J. Dole Fellows Program (fall 2015)
Senators Warren B. Rudman and Robert J. Dole worked tirelessly on behalf of veterans’ affairs, and were themselves military combat veterans. Consistent with their values and vision, the Rudman Center will offer a Robert J. Dole Fellows Program beginning in the fall of 2015.
The Robert J. Dole Fellows program will enable all who have served honorably in any branch of the military, or who continue to so serve, to attend law school with tuition assistance designed to leverage veteran’s educational benefits with fellowship funds to eliminate or significantly reduce tuition.
The Program also will provide summer placements and stipends to students (veterans or otherwise) with an interest in performing legal work on behalf of veterans and their families.
The Rudman Summer Fellowships Program provides $4000 summer stipends to students who work for government agencies or for organizations that perform public interest legal work. Read about the 2014 Summer Fellows and their rewarding educational experiences. At present, the Rudman Center awards at least 20 summer fellowships per year. But as fundraising permits, the Rudman Center aspires to provide summer stipends to all UNH Law students who perform meaningful community service during the course of the preceding academic year.
2015 Rudman Summer Fellows Application
The 2015 Rudman Summer Fellows application process is now open. This year the Rudman Center will award 20 summer fellowships. Please submit one (1) electronic copy of your completed application to Erin.Corcoran@law.unh.edu by 3:00 pm on Wednesday, April 1, 2015. (PDF printable format) (Word doc format) Decisions will be made before the end of the spring semester.
Bruce E. Friedman Scholarship
The Bruce E. Friedman Scholarship is named for Professor Bruce E. Friedman, who for many years directed the school’s Civil Practice Clinic. First and second year students who have been active in community service and demonstrate a commitment to the provision of legal services to underserved populations may apply for this scholarship.
Loan Repayment Assistance Program
The Loan Repayment Assistance Program is available to graduates who practice law in qualified public interest positions and make less than $55,000 per year. The program annually reimburses a portion of the law school loan repayments made by qualified individuals for up to five years following graduation.