How to Apply

CPRL’s full-semester program is offered each fall (September-December) and spring (January-early May).
If you are interested in participating in CPRL, please fill out this form to be added to our listserv to receive more information about the program.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at

CPRL offers a limited number of awards up to $30,000 toward students’ home tuition to students participating in CPRL’s program. To be eligible for a CPRL Scholar Award, students must make a legally enforceable commitment to work three of the first five years after graduation in a full-time government or non-profit position in or supporting the PK-12 public education sector. Depending on the location of the qualifying employment, students may be eligible for awards of up to $20,000 (the United States or in other countries), or $30,000 (for Brazilian students with qualifying employment in Brazil).

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. Non-Brazilian students willing to fulfill the qualifying employment requirement in Brazil may be considered for the Lemann scholar award on a case-by-case basis. The CPRL Scholar Award Application is optional.

Our scholarship application is closed at this moment. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at


The deadlines for the application will be updated in the table below. Individual deadlines are set in collaboration with partner schools. All applications must be received by 5 PM ET 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


* Columbia Law School students will apply to CPRL through LawNet
* NYU School of Law students will apply to CPRL through CAMS.  

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