SPIF-SC (Student Contribution) conducts fundraisers throughout the year to raise money to supplement SPIF funding. The amount of the supplement depends on the amount of money participating students raise. In order to receive the SPIF-SC supplement, students must make a substantial contribution to organize one of the fundraisers. A student must volunteer for one of the fundraisers to receive the increased award based on SPIF-SC's policy. More information about SPIF-SC fundraising will be forthcoming.
Students may also receive outside funding from grants, stipends from their public interest employer, additional jobs, etc. SPIF grants will be adjusted so that the total earnings for the summer do not exceed $6,000.
Please note that you may only receive a total of 12 weeks of funding from the Law School for SPIF, Schell, Linkages or other Law School programs.
Students who split the summer between a public interest organization and a private law firm generally are not eligible for SPIF funding, because the earning will be more than the $6,000 summer budget.