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Hampshire College and Vermont Law School Environmental Law and Policy Scholarship: Overview

Are you interested in:

  • environmental law and policy?
  • food and agriculture law and policy?
  • energy regulation and law?

Have you demonstrated a commitment to these issues through service?

Are you considering a master's degree or a law degree

Apply for a full scholarship for a master's and/or a J.D. a degree from Vermont Law School, which is consistently ranked as having the country's top environmental law program. Deadline to apply at Hampshire is Tuesday, December 18, 2018, at 12 p.m. (Noon).  

Each year, Hampshire can recommend one student or recent alum (up to 10 years out) for one of the two scholarship opportunities:

  • 1-year Full Scholarship for Master of Environmental Law and Policy (MELP) program; the Master of Food and Agriculture Law and Policy (MFALP) program; or the Masters of Energy Regulation and Law (MERL) program.
  • 3-year Full Scholarship for Juris Doctor (J.D.) program or Joint J.D./Master's. The master's degree can be in VLS’s Environmental Law and Policy (MELP), Energy Regulation and Law (MERL), or Food and Agriculture Law and Policy (MFALP) Progams

For more information about these programs, please visit:

Learn more details about the Hampshire-VLS Scholarship, including the award description and eligibility.

Application instructions

Questions? Contact Carin Rank at

Deadline: Email your application materials to by Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at noon! (Scores from the December 2018 LSAT will be considered if received as soon as they are available via email, in early January 2019.)

From an alum who went through the MELP program:

At Vermont Law School, I had the opportunity to immerse myself in environmental work…. I remain connected to VLS and am currently on the VLS observer delegation, which is preparing to go to Lima, Peru for the climate conferences in December! …Vermont Law is an inspiring community full of hard-working and passionate learners, much like Hampshire. For a graduate-level education in the environmental sector, Vermont Law is simply unmatched. -- Catherine Craig 08F, VLS-MELP program, 2014

Download a printer-friendly PDF of Hampshire-VLS Scholarship information and application instructions.

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