Fellowship Program

The KJF Summer Fellowship Program provides grants of up to $5,000 to Chicago-Kent students who have secured unpaid or low-paying public interest legal positions during the summer.  The fellowships help defray students’ living expenses so that they can provide much-needed legal work in the not-for-profit sector.

Application Process

Applications for a KJF award are now open for Summer 2018! To be eligible to apply, a student must be a rising 2L, 3L, or part-time 4L and must have secured (or be able to secure) a public interest legal position over the coming summer. The deadline for submitting the application is Monday, April 9, by 5:00 pm. There are no exceptions to this deadline.

Criteria for awarding these grants include such factors as: commitment to and service in public service work generally both inside and outside of the law school, involvement with KJF, and financial need. An applicant’s grades and academic history are generally not considered.

For more information, please refer to the fellowship packet or email us at kjf@kentlaw.iit.edu.

2018 KJF Fellowship Application