Public Defender Scholarship for Law Students

Each year, applications for the Public Defender Scholarship are invited. Candidates should be enrolled at law school. One winner will be selected to receive $1,000. The closing date of application is 15 January on annual basis.

Award Value
The winning student will receive $1,000.

Level and Area of Studies
College or university level in all subjects.

Place of Study
In the United States of America.

Eligibility and Criteria
Any current law student who has completed an internship, externship, or clinic with any public defender’s office (or otherwise represented indigent criminal defendants) in the calendar year prior to submission. If your experience working for a public defender’s office was prior to enrollment, you may apply during either your 1L or 2L year. You may apply only once.

Applicants’ Nationality
The U.S..citizens are welcome to apply.

Application Instruction
Please write a personal essay about your experience as a public defender. You may choose any angle you’d like to explore. Entries must be no longer than 1,200 words. Mail a hard copy of your essay to the following address:
Public Defender Scholarship
C/O Robert Theofanis, Esq.
6345 Balboa Blvd., Ste 295
Encino, CA 91316

Submission Deadline
15 January every year.

Website and Application Link

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