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Emory Law offers financial support to students engaging in public interest through scholarships, grants and Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP)


The Admission and Scholarship Committee considers a commitment to public service and intention to pursue a public interest career among several factors when awarding Law Scholarships to incoming students. These programs are supported through the generous donations of friends of Emory Law.

You can support public interest at Emory Law with donations to EPIC summer grants and the Law School Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP)

Summer Grants

EPIC Summer Grants are a primary source of funding for summer public interest internships for qualified students. This grant program supports students working in the public interest but who are either unpaid or receive insufficient funding from other sources.  Learn more »

Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP)

Attention Public Interest Alumni

The LRAP plan for 2023 is now available online. The application period for LRAP 2023 opens January 1, 2023, and the deadline is 11:59 p.m. EDT on Friday, March 31, 2023. Emory Law graduates in 2022 and prior years may apply. Please note particularly the Eligibility section of the plan, Section II, with enhancements pertaining to maximum income. Late applications may be accepted if funding is available. If you have any questions, please contact Assistant Dean for Public Service Rita Sheffey, or 404.727.3838.

NOTE: Since the COVID-19 pandemic, certain federal student loans were placed in forbearance.The student loan payment pause has been further extended pending the resolution of the debt relief program litigation.  Please monitor the Federal Student Aid website for updates: also check with your loan servicer. Awards under Emory Law’s LRAP will only be made for loan payments that will actually be made in 2023. 

Emory Law's Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) offers graduates the opportunity to pursue public interest and public sector positions by providing financial assistance to offset their educational debt. The Plan Description provides official rules and requirements for the LRAP. The LRAP program may change from year to year.

Institutionally approved and certified law school educational loans are included in determining total debt. Undergraduate indebtedness, accelerated law school loans, and bar loans do not qualify for the LRAP. The Plan Description more specifically describes qualifying law school loans.


Please note that applicants must provide a complete application as well as 2021 and 2022 federal income tax returns—completed and filed.

The application deadline for LRAP 2021 is Friday, March 31, 2023. See the Plan Description for details.

Questions about LRAP