How to Apply

CPRL’s full-semester program is offered in each Fall (Sept-Dec) and Spring (Jan-early May) semester.

Apply here for Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters.

CPRL provides a small number of tuition-specific awards of last resort (CPRL Scholar Awards) to students (including international students) who demonstrate exceptional merit and need. To be eligible for a CPRL Scholar Award, students must be willing to 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 P-12 education sector. Depending on the location of the qualifying employment students may be eligible for awards of up to $20,000 (United States or in other countries), or $30,000 (Brazil).

Please send us a completed Academic Financial Aid Data Form and submit a CPRL Scholar Award application.

The deadlines for the next round of applications by students from each CPRL partner graduate school are listed in the table below. Individual deadlines are set in collaboration with partner schools. All applications must be received by 5PM 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.

* CLS students have the option to apply earlier through our application if they so choose

** NYU Law students should use their own application (CAMS)