Public Interest Law Center


NYU has long been a leader in providing scholarships to its students in public interest. NYU’s flagship public interest scholarship, the Root-Tilden-Kern Program, established more than 50 years ago, awards full tuition to 20 scholars, selected for commitment to working in public service, academic merit and leadership potential.

NYU also offers other prestigious public interest scholarships, such the Arthur Garfield Hays Civil Liberties Program, the BLAPA Public Service Scholarship, the Latino Institute for Human Rights Scholarship, and the Reynolds Fellowship in Social Entrepreneurship.