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ILSP Funding Opportunities

Raymonde I. Paul Scholarship

Vanderbilt Law School awards this scholarship to an entering student who shows a demonstrated interest in participating actively in Vanderbilt's International Legal Studies Program. The Raymonde I. Paul Scholar is selected during the admission process from among admitted applicants who apply. The scholarship was established in memory of the late Raymonde I. Paul, who developed a diverse practice in international law and participated extensively in the International Federation of Women Lawyers. 

Current Scholars

  • Stacy Jo, Class of '25
  • Anna Coplon, Class of '24
  • Melissa Gerdts, Class of '23

Helen Strong Curry International Legal Studies Scholars

Vanderbilt Law School selects one Helen Strong Curry International Law Scholar each year from among current first-year J.D. students who express a strong interest in studying and practicing international law and apply for this scholarship. Helen Strong Curry International Law Scholars receive supplemental scholarship funds for their second and third years of study at VLS. 

Current Scholars

Ones W. Polk II International Studies Stipend

This fund provides a stipend of up to $1,500 each year to enable a student in financial need to pursue a summer externship in international law. The fund commemorates Ones W. Polk II, a member of the Vanderbilt Law Class of 1998, and was established through gifts from Mr. Polk's family and the Class of 1998.

Nichols Humanitarian Fund

The Nichols Humanitarian Fund is provided to both undergraduates and a select few law students at Vanderbilt University every year. Students submit proposals and receive monetary support as they undertake a humanitarian project anywhere in the world that the university will sponsor travel. A competitive fund, our office works to award thirty students per year. Students apply during the academic year and conduct their service in the summer. This past year, thirty-two students completed projects in a variety of locations both locally and globally.

International Legal Studies Program Stipend

Vanderbilt Law School International Legal Studies Program accepts requests from current students for funding based on their interest in Vanderbilt's International Legal Studies Program. For more information, please contact the director of the International Legal Studies Program, Professor Mike Newton

Public Interest Summer Stipends

Vanderbilt's Public Interest Summer Stipends provides students pursuing public interest work with international organizations financial support.