Public Interest Law Center

The Jacobson Public Service Scholarship for Women, Children, and Families

The Jacobson Public Service Scholarship for Women, Children, and Families pays full tuition each year for a student of outstanding academic merit and leadership potential who demonstrates a strong commitment to providing direct legal services or doing policy work on behalf of women, children, and families (such as on issues of immigration, custody, domestic violence, parental rights, foster care, and health care) and promises to pursue such work in the United States for at least three years. This obligation begins upon graduation from the Law School or, if the scholar is hired as a judicial clerk, upon completion of his or her clerkship(s). If the scholar fails to live up to this commitment, the scholar must repay the scholarship. 

This scholarship is administered as part of the Root-Tilden-Kern Scholarship Program. Jacobson scholars are selected as part of the Root-Tilden-Kern Scholarship selection process and participate in all program activities including the first-year orientation and monthly dinners. For more information please review the Root-Tilden-Kern program description and see how to apply. To apply for the Jacobson scholarship, you should discuss in your public service essay your interest in working on behalf of women, children, and families.

To see the list of the current Scholars, please see the Root-Tilden-Kern scholars bios.