If you are using your Lewis & Clark law degree to help under-represented people or causes at a government, non-profit, or tribal office with a yearly salary below $45,000, you may qualify for LRAP assistance. Graduates first apply within the first three years following graduation and recipients may continue to apply until five years after graduation. A full statement of rules and qualifications is available in the LRAP Description (pdf).
2014 Application Deadline Monday, June 9, 2014
- By mid-June, graduates apply for LRAP assistance for the 2014 funding year
- July, awards are announced and disbursements are sent.
Awards are structured as loans, and upon the recipient showing completion of a year of qualified public interest employment, LRAP loans are forgiven. This method is designed to avoid recipient tax liability as described in Revenue Ruling 2008-34; although, you should verify your individual tax situation with a tax advisor.
2014 Funding Year Documents
- Forgiveness Application (fillable pdf)
Please consider making a donation to the LRAP endowment or annual fund.