The Chicago Bar Foundation Sun-Times Public Interest Law Fellowship Program
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
Through a generous $2 million cy pres award from a case involving the Chicago Sun-Times, The Chicago Bar Foundation (CBF) created The Chicago Bar Foundation Sun-Times Public Interest Law Fellowship Program. First awarded in 2007, the CBF awards five annual fellowships of up to $50,000 payable over five years per fellowship to individual legal aid or public interest law attorneys who meet the eligibility criteria and demonstrate the following:
1) A commitment to public interest work,
2) Academic achievement in law school, and
3) Outstanding character and integrity.
Attorneys who have chosen to pursue careers in legal aid or public interest law at a CBF-funded organization or at a qualifying legal aid organization serving other parts of Illinois are eligible to apply for the Fellowship (a list of eligible organizations is included with the Fellowship application materials). Through this program, the CBF will ultimately provide loan repayment assistance to 50 outstanding legal aid and public interest lawyers over a ten-year period. One (1) Fellowship each year may be awarded to legal aid attorneys who serve Illinois residents outside of Cook County.
The application deadline for the 2009 Sun-Times Fellowship is July 17, 2009. Application materials are available at www.chicagobarfoundation.org. Please contact Dina Merrell at (312)554-1206 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Please note that a recipient of The CBF Anderson Public Interest Law Fellowship is not eligible to receive The CBF Chicago Sun-Times Public Interest Law Fellowship, and vice versa.
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