To help fill critical gaps in financial support for public interest students not already addressed by Georgetown Law’s nationally-recognized Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) and the federal Income-Driven Repayment and Public Service Loan Forgiveness programs, Blume Scholars will receive enhanced public interest summer funding of $9,000 for 1L students and $11,000 for 2L students. Blume Scholars will also receive postgraduate bar stipends. 

Note: Starting in 2024, Blume Scholars will no longer receive a full-tuition scholarship; they will, however, be eligible for a wide range of merit scholarships and financial aid offerings from the school.

Mentorship & Advising

Blume Scholars receive valuable mentorship and support from Georgetown Law faculty, practicing public interest attorneys, and peers including upper-level scholars within the Blume Public Interest Scholar cohort. Blume Scholars also receive early access to individualized public interest career advising and are eligible to receive leadership coaching, as a supplement to the already-robust public interest-focused career development support provided by OPICS in the form of programs, recruiting events, and individualized counseling.

Community, Programming, & Events

Throughout their time at Georgetown Law, Blume Scholars participate in a number of personally and professionally-enriching events, beginning with a Blume Public Interest Scholars orientation designed to cultivate a strong sense of support and belonging from the start of the law school experience. Blume Scholars also receive automatic membership in Georgetown Law’s Public Interest Corps (PIC), a broader program designed to hold space for public interest community-building within the law school and offering opportunities for social engagement, community service, and peer leadership.

As a supplement to the robust public interest career development programming provided by OPICS to students starting in their 1L year, Blume Scholars in their 2L year also participate in a public interest seminar featuring preeminent public interest leaders from the Blume Leaders in Residence Program as guest speakers and mentors. Blume Scholars are also invited to attend events such as happy hours, meals with professors and guest speakers, and professional development conversations. Past speakers at Blume events have included U.S. Senator, Tim Kaine; Legal Director of the ACLU, David Cole; Congressman Jamie Raskin, and Associate Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Janai Nelson, to name a few. Additionally, Blume alumni R. Daniel Okonkwo (‘05), Whiquitta “Kee” Tobar (‘15), Adina Appelbaum (‘15) Elizabeth Keyes (‘04), and Gretchen Rohr (‘03) have all returned to Georgetown to speak to current scholars.