Public Interest Law Center

Sinsheimer Service Scholarship

The Sinsheimer Service Scholarship pays full tuition each year for a student of outstanding academic merit and leadership potential who demonstrates a strong commitment to providing direct representation in civil legal matters to individuals who cannot otherwise afford such representation 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 has an obligation to repay the scholarship.

This scholarship was established in 1993, through a generous gift from Warren J. Sinsheimer (Class of 1957). This scholarship is administered as part of the Root-Tilden-Kern Scholarship Program.

Sinsheimer 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 Sinsheimer Service Scholarship you should discuss in your public service essay your interest in working in civil legal services.

To hear more about NYU Law's scholarship offerings, including the Sinsheimer Service Scholarship, visit our YouTube channel. See the list of Sinsheimer Service Scholars and alumni.