The University of Pittsburgh Law Alumni Association (UPLAA) was established in 1986. It aims to enhance the interest of the School of Law and its alumni through the establishment of student scholarships and a variety of activities that recognize and support the Law School, its alumni and current students. The UPLAA operates by its Board of Governors, which consists of a broad range of alumni.
Each year the University of Pittsburgh Law Alumni Association awards scholarships to three outstanding law students entering their final year at Pitt Law School. The UPLAA scholarship is awarded for the final year of law school in the amount of $5000 per student and will be paid directly to the Law School.
The UPLAA Scholarship committee will review all complete applications. Consideration is given to academic performance, dedication to the Law School community, participation in community service and public interest support, intent to work in the public sector or with public interest law, commitment to providing Pitt Law School alumni involvement, and financial need. Financial need is often a determining factor in the event there are many outstanding and qualified candidates. Select finalists must interview with the UPLAA Scholarship committee in order to be considered in the final selection process for the UPLAA Scholarship.
Class of 2015 students interested in applying for the UPLAA Scholarship should submit a completed UPLAA Scholarship application, cover letter and resume, unofficial law school transcripts, and a summary of all educational debt. The application is attached to this email and are also available online by clicking here. Applications and supporting materials must be submitted to the School of Law Financial Aid Office in Room 203 no later than 5:00 PM on Wednesday, March 19, 2014.