How to Apply

CPRL’s full-semester program is offered each Fall (September-December) and Spring (January-early May).
 

The application for Spring 2020 and Fall 2020 semesters is now available HERE. For information about the deadline, please refer to the "Application Deadlines" section below.

CPRL provides a small number of tuition-specific awards of last resort. Students with exceptional merit and need and who are willing to commit to work three of the first five years after graduation in a full-time government or non-profit job supporting PK-12 education are eligible for an award ranging from $7,500 up to $20,000.

Brazilian students with exceptional merit and need and who are willing to make the same work commitment specifically in Brazil are eligible for a Lemann scholar award of up to $30,000. Lemann scholar awards may also be awarded on a case-by-case basis to non-Brazilian students willing to fulfill the qualifying employment requirement in Brazil.

The CPRL Scholar Award Application is optional.

If you wish to apply for a CPRL Scholar Award, please complete: 1) this Scholar Award application after you have submitted the online application to the CPRL program, and 2) this Financial Aid Data Form, with the support of your Financial Aid office, which will then submit the form on your behalf. CPRL Scholar Award applications are due on Friday, November 8 at 12:00 PM.

The deadlines for the next round of applications for students from each of CPRL’s partner graduate schools are listed in the table below. Individual deadlines are set in collaboration with partner schools. All applications must be received by 12 PM on the day of the deadline.

Other graduate schools that are not listed below have not formalized a partnership with CPRL as of this time. If you believe your school should be listed here, or if your graduate school is not currently a CPRL partner and you are interested in working with your school to join the CPRL consortium, please email cprl@law.columbia.edu