Fellowships for Students Considering Taking a Year Off

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cassielam
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Fellowships for Students Considering Taking a Year Off

Postby cassielam » Mon May 28, 2012 9:11 pm

Hi everyone! Recently I've been considering the value in taking a year off upon graduating prior to applying to law school. I was once certain I wanted to go straight into 1L but after having spoken to many friends, it seems that they really recommend the year off. What are some fellowships to which I may apply for my year off? I know of Justice Corps Fellows in Los Angeles, which I'm already a part of as an undergrad, but any others? Thanks!

LOLyer
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Re: Fellowships for Students Considering Taking a Year Off

Postby LOLyer » Mon May 28, 2012 9:22 pm

Don't they start billing you for your debt when you stop being a full time student?

*sigh*

Rich people...

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IAFG
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Re: Fellowships for Students Considering Taking a Year Off

Postby IAFG » Mon May 28, 2012 9:26 pm

LOLyer wrote:Don't they start billing you for your debt when you stop being a full time student?

*sigh*

Rich people...

Or, people who didn't take so much debt they couldn't pay it back with the job their undergrad degree could get them?

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Re: Fellowships for Students Considering Taking a Year Off

Postby Confused7 » Tue May 29, 2012 6:25 am

If you're interested in studying/traveling abroad like I was, you may consider the Boren Fellowship/Scholarship. I'm not familiar with the Justice Corps Fellowship in LA, but in NYC at least there are also a few year-long fellowships that one can apply for within the city government. I'm sure you could find something similar for your local government as well if you're interested in that.

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Re: Fellowships for Students Considering Taking a Year Off

Postby BearState » Tue May 29, 2012 10:21 am

AmeriCorps programs are nice (if the pay is a bit low) and allow you to defer your student loans the entire time you work.




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