Blume Public Interest Scholars Program

“The Blume Scholarship Program, founded as the Public Interest Law Scholars Program in 1988, is an integral part of the Law Center’s public interest community and has helped launch the public interest legal careers of hundreds of Georgetown Law graduates. The name change in 2018 recognizes a $10 million gift from 1980 Georgetown Law alumnus Bruce Blume and his wife Ann. 

The Blume Program offers full tuition scholarships to a select group of students each year. Blume Scholars also receive a faculty advisor and public interest attorney mentor and are offered a variety of community-building opportunities, including enrollment into Georgetown’s Public Interest Fellows (PIF) program. Upper class Blume Scholars also participate in a seminar in which they learn alongside preeminent public interest leaders participating in the Blume Leaders in Residence Program how to harness their legal education to make meaningful change in the world.

Application and Selection

Admitted Georgetown Law applicants with extensive public service experience, a demonstrated commitment to pursuing a public interest legal career, and especially strong academic and overall achievement will be invited to submit a brief application detailing their interest in becoming a Blume Scholar. The Selection Committee will review the applications and choose a number of semi-finalists to be interviewed via video by the Director and members of the legal community (e.g., professors, judges, public interest leaders). Final selections will be made on a rolling basis beginning in April. (Please note that application to the Blume Scholars Program is by invitation only.)

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