To encourage law students to engage in international study, USD School of Law offers scholarships for students pursuing coursework, research, or internships abroad.
Students may submit this funding request for any international activity likely to enhance the student’s legal education. These may include internships with governmental, private or non-profit employers in foreign countries, USD-sponsored summer and semester study abroad programs, research projects in foreign countries under the direction of a USD or foreign faculty member or other supervised study abroad experience. All scholarship applications are reviewed by a committee and approval is based on financial need, academic merit and potential, and the value of the international experience to the student.
The International Study Abroad Scholarship is available for USD law students only. If you are a USD law student who is interested in submitting an application to be considered for a USD International Study Abroad Scholarship, please complete this web form. Please attach your résumé, a one paragraph summary of the proposed international experience, and a brief essay (no more than 3 pages) describing the international experience you have selected, how this international experience will enhance your legal education and why, in order to pursue this opportunity, you require financial assistance. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, but requests for summer funding are reviewed by the committee beginning on March 15, 2014. The priority deadline to apply for an International Study Abroad Scholarship for the Fall 2014 Semester Exchange Program is April 1, 2014.
NOTE: Thanks to the generosity of the Tom and Gwen Price Family Foundation and other supporting donors, USD is able to offer this financial support to students wishing to add an international dimension to their legal education. Most monetary awards range from $500.00 to $2,000.00, and can cover tuition, fees and required costs associated with the international experience.