Eligibility Requirements:

  • All Suffolk Law students in good academic standing who are not in their final semester are eligible to apply.
  • Students who do not enroll in an approved international experience will not be eligible for Santander funds.
  • Students pursuing an international internship must do so for academic credit.

Placement Priority:

    Placement priority will be given to the following international experiences, which are listed in order of preference (1 being the most preferred):
    1. Full-time internship at a non-profit or governmental organization (for-credit).
    2. Internship (for-credit) at a non-profit or governmental organization combined with SULS Lund Summer Program.
    3. An unpaid internship at a for-profit entity (for-credit) combined with the SULS Lund Summer Program.
    4. An unpaid internship at a for-profit entity (for-credit).
    5. SULS Lund Summer Program.

Additional preference will be given to those students who intern in Central or South America.

Geographic Priority will be given to students with a permanent address in the following states, which contain Sovereign Bank branches: Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland.

Application Process

There is an early application deadline of January 22, 2014; and a regular application deadline of March 19, 2014.  Student are encouraged to apply early.  Students who apply by the early application deadline will be notified by early February; students who apply by the regular application deadline will be notified by early April.  To download the Santander Scholarship Application (2013-2014), click here.  Please review the application materials carefully prior to applying.

Note:  If you have not yet finalized your plans for your international experience by the application deadline,  you may still apply for the Santander Universities Scholarship.  In such instances, applicants should include as much information and relevant detail as possible in their proposal regarding their international experience prospects (positions applied to by applicant, positions offered to applicant, etc.).  If there is any change in your international experience status during the course of the application process, you should immediately notify both the Office of Financial Aid and Christine Bustany, Practitioner in Residence, Clinical Programs.

Questions       

  • Interested students may speak with the Office of Finance Aid. 
  • Additional questions may be directed to Christine Bustany, Practitioner in Residence for International and Comparative Law at cbustany@suffolk.edu.