City Year is proud to partner with the University of Florida Levin College of Law, offering a minimum 25% annual tuition scholarships to City Year AmeriCorps members, alumni, or staff.
The mission of the University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law is to achieve excellence in educating professionals, advancing legal scholarship, serving the public and fostering justice. We aspire to prepare lawyers to serve their clients, the justice system and the public with a high level of accomplishment and a commitment to the highest ideals of the legal profession. We strive to provide students with a well-rounded legal education. Our curriculum is designed to teach students about the law and to help them develop the skills necessary to use that knowledge in practice. Our goal is for our graduates to possess the core competencies essential to embark on the practice of law. These core competencies include:
- Legal Analysis (including knowledge of laws and rules, the ability to apply laws and rules to different factual settings and the ability to engage in legal argumentation);
- Legal Research and Writing (including the ability to conduct independent legal research and produce legal writings of professional quality);
- Fundamentals of Client Services (including interviewing and counseling skills);
- Fundamentals of Dispute Processing and Legal Problem Solving (including litigation, settlement and transactions); and
- Fundamentals of Professional Responsibility and Identity (including knowledge of the shared values of the legal profession and ethical problem solving, the skills to create a professional identity and the skills to work with people from diverse backgrounds).
Benefits offered by University of Florida Levin College of Law (UF Law)
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Eligibility & Additional Info
- Scholarships described above represent the minimum awards; applicants will be considered for additional merit-based aid established by the overall strength of their application..
- 25% tuition scholarship. The scholarship award will be at least 25% of tuition, for a minimum of 5 eligible applicants per year. Scholarship recipients must meet UF Law’s admission standards. Notwithstanding this provision, City Year-affiliated applicants must meet or exceed UF Law’s general merit scholarship guidelines to be eligible for any award.
- The scholarship may be renewed in subsequent years provided recipients maintain continuous registration and remain in good academic standing, according to UF Law’s standards.
- Scholarships may be awarded to City Year AmeriCorps members and alumni for at least one year of service and City Year staff members employed for at least two years.
- UF Law will allow deferrals up to one year if accepted applicants decide to serve additional time with City Year.
Juris Doctor (J.D.)
How to Apply
- Click here to access UF Law's admissions website and apply online.
- To identify your City Year affiliation: Please check the City Year box on the online application and submit a brief addendum with your online application verifying your service with City Year to the admissions office.
- To Access the Application Fee Waiver and Apply for the Scholarship:
- To receive an application fee waiver, simply email your request to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Do not submit your online application until you have received the email with your fee waiver coupon code. Refunds are not available for those who submit their online application prior to receiving their coupon code.
- Request City Year service verification: Please email the City Year Alumni & Career Services Department at email@example.com with "UF Law: City Year verification letter request” in the subject line and include the site where you served and dates of service in the email. This letter will be sent directly to UF Law’s Admissions Office and added to your applicant file.
To Contact the Admissions Office
Please note that all admissions and scholarship decisions are made by the educational institution. AmeriCorps members, alumni and staff interested in these scholarships must complete the full application process for the institution. Please pay close attention to deadlines, and consider beginning work on your applications early in the year.