Summer Stipend Program
Summer Stipend Program
The Summer Stipend Program is a comprehensive, collaborative program through which alumni, students, legal employers, and various friends provide stipends for our students performing otherwise unpaid legal public interest work around the world. Eligible students working in certain public interest positions in the United States may also choose to supplement their stipend award with matching Federal Work Study funds, which are limited in number.
If you are interested in finding out more about the program and how it operates, please contact the CDO. Alumni and student leaders may also contact the CDO for information about funding a fellow student and the application process.
All students enrolled in the Summer Stipend Program, including both those receiving only Base Funding and those receiving Federal Work Study funds, need to become employees of the University of Notre Dame. You may schedule an appointment with CDO if you wish to complete those forms. To that meeting, you will need to bring all accompanying materials, which includes required documentation to complete your I9 (e.g., U.S. Passport or Driver’s License plus either Social Security Card or Birth Certificate). Alternatively, a lunch presentation will occur on March 27 when all forms will be explained and completed.
2013 Summer Stipend and Federal Work Study Important Dates
|February||Files 2012 taxes (use IRS PIN to complete FAFSA)|
|Spring Break||Return to campus with documentation required for I9 and Direct Deposit Form|
|March 21||FAFSA application priority deadline|
|April 08||Host Agency Agreement and Student Agreement Due for FWS consideration|
|April 15||Employment Paperwork Due (I9, W4, WH4, Direct Deposit Form)|
|May 01||Host Agency Agreement and Student Agreement Due for Base Funding|
|May 10||Notifications of FWS funds sent to students|
|June 14||First payment disbursed|
|June 28||Second payment disbursed|
|July 10||Midpoint hours verification form due|
|July 15||Third payment disbursed|
|July 31||Final payment disbursed|
|August 15||Final hours verification form due|
*You are required to only submit one Student Agreement. If you are applying for Federal Work Study, then please complete the ‘Student Agreement for Federal Work Study’. If you only wish to have the base funding stipend, the please complete the ‘Student Agreement for Base Funding’. If you apply but do not receive Federal Work Study, your original Student Agreement will suffice.