We just received word that Equal Justice Works extended the deadline and loosened the criteria for its AmeriCorps JD (formerly Summer Corps) education voucher program. Previously, these funds were available only to students who committed to serve Veterans or victims of disaster for at least 20 percent of their summer service. Now, all students serving in qualifying organizations (e.g., nonprofit, public defender, state or local government agency) are eligible to receive the funds.

Students may not get law school credit and the education award for the same service, but they may receive outside funding of up to $4,300 and still be eligible for the education award.

The deadline for applications has been extended to Friday, May 2, 2014, and the 300 hours must be completed by August 31, 2014. Interested students will need to complete an application in the Student Application Manager (SAM). A step-by-step guide can be found on the AmeriCorps JD application page.

If you have questions, please email to AmeriCorpsJD@EqualJusticeWorks.org.