cae wrote:What are these financial aid emails people are discussing? I submitted a while back and have a "decision pending" status on the status checker, but I haven't gotten any emails from BC whatsoever.
Are they just reminding you to do the FAFSA/Need Access, or what?
Here is the email:
Boston College Law School invites applications for Public Service Scholars
for the Class of 2013. The Public Service Scholarships provides full tuition
annually to highly qualified applicants who plan to practice law in service
of the public. While you must be admitted to receive the scholarship, you
may apply prior to your decision to meet the deadline of February 15, 2010.
In keeping with Boston College Law School's mission of education for service
to others, this program encourages students to seek careers in the public
sector, notwithstanding the expense and associated debts of their legal
education and the relatively low salaries associated with such careers.
The Scholarship Committee has established the following criteria for
* a long standing, demonstrated commitment to serve the public through
employment, advocacy and /or volunteer activities.
* a stated intent to pursue a career in public interest/public service
* evidenced leadership ability and
* past very strong academic performance and outstanding academic
Public Service Scholars will be required to provide new commitment letters
before the beginning of each fall semester. For the scholarship to be
renewed, Public Service Scholarship recipients must meet the following
* Public Service Scholars are expected to work both of their summers
during law school for a public interest organization (exceptions to this
policy will be considered in extraordinary circumstances and must be
authorized by the Scholarship Committee). Three broad categories of
employment meet this criterion : These are the same categories that qualify
graduates for the Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP).
- organizations that provide direct legal services to clients who are
indigent and/or members of traditionally underrepresented groups. These
organizations may be private, non-profit, entities or government entities.
Examples of such organizations include, but are not limited to, legal
services organizations and public defender's offices.
- private, non-profit employers...(examples include organizations with a
:501 (c)(3)" or "501 (c)(4)" tax exempt status, such as the ACLU and the
Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund.)
- state, municipal or federal government agencies, examples include district
attorney offices and attorney general offices."
* Public Service Scholars are expected to take a substantial
leadership role in the public interest community at the Law School. Examples
of activities that would fulfill this expectation are:
-assist in running the annual Public Interest Law Retreat;
-organize the Law School's annual Diversity month;
-assume a leadership role in PILF or other public interest organizations;
-organize colloquia on public policy and law topics.
Public Service Scholars are expected to work for a public interest
organization (as described above) after graduation. The Committee will
conduct individual exit interviews with Public Service Scholars in March of
their final year to discuss their career plans. Public Service Scholars are
expected to work a minimum of 5 years in public service work after
graduation. Scholars who decide not to pursue a career in the public sector
are expected to repay the Public Service Scholarship. Public Service
Scholars who work less than five years in public service are expected to
repay the scholarship for whatever part of the five-year commitment that