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Law School Government Service and Legal Service Award Application

The J. Evans Rose, Jr. Prize for Public Service
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The Dick Thornburgh Award for Legal Service

The J. Evans Rose, Jr. Prize for Government Service, will be presented to a student whose goal is to pursue a career in government service, whether at the local, county, state, federal or international level.

The Dick Thornburgh Prize for Legal Service, will be presented to a student who has worked in the field of legal services for low-income individuals through a legal services organization (i.e. Neighborhood Legal Services Association, Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc., etc.) while in law school and intends to continue on this career path. 

The selection process and criteria for each of these one-time financial awards of $4000 is determined by the Dean of the School of Law in consultation with Mr. Thornburgh and presented in the month of May.

Eligibility requirements, dates to apply, and application submission process:

THE J. EVANS ROSE, JR. PRIZE FOR GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Eligibility requirements:

  1. Graduating from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in May 2017.
  2. Has worked in the field of government interest while in law school and intends to continue in this career path whether at the local, county, state, federal or international level.
  3. Demonstrate an interest in and commitment to government service.
  4. Note:  You do not have to reside in Pennsylvania following graduation to be eligible.

Applications may be submitted from Nov. 21, 2016 through Jan. 12, 2017.

Award recipent will be notified in December.  Prize will be given in May 2017.

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THE DICK THORNBURGH PRIZE FOR LEGAL SERVICE

Eligibility requirements:

  1. Graduating from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in May 2017.
  2. Has worked in the field of legal services for low-income individuals through a legal services organization while in law school and intends to continue in this career path.
  3. Demonstrate an interest in and commitment to legal service.
  4. Note:  You do not have to reside in Pennsylvania following graduation to be eligible.

Applications may be submitted from Jan. 12, 2017 through March 20, 2017.

Award recipent will be notified in April.  Prize will be given in May 2017.


APPLY USING THE SYMPLICITY SYSTEM AND INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

  1. A cover letter indicating post-graduation plans along with interest and commitment to government and legal assistance services. Your cover letter should be addressed to Governor Dick Thornburgh and Dean William Carter.
  2. A current resume.

 

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