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UW School of Law loan repayment assistance program (LRAP) endowment fund

A $500,000 appropriation for the UW School of Law Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) Endowment, included in the Washington state 2007-09 biennial budget, was signed by Governor Christine Gregoire on May 15, 2007. The money is slated to provide UW law school graduates who pursue careers in public interest legal positions with payment assistance toward their student loan debt.

Under the budget, $250,000 was directed to the LRAP endowment in July 2007 and the remaining $250,000 is available as a match. The matching fund is contingent upon $250,000 in private gifts received for the LRAP Endowment during the 2007-08 fiscal year.

The graph below shows the progress of raising the necessary $250,000 to receive the match half of the State appropriation. Contributions can be made to the LRAP Endowment by sending your gift (payable to the UW School of Law) to:

Law Development Office
William H. Gates Hall
Box 353020
Seattle, WA 98195

You can also make a secure online gift via the UW Foundation.

LRAP Race to the Goal

Total Goal: $250,000
Amount Raised: $250,463
Percent of Goal: 100%

"This is such a win for students," said Sonja Jacobsen ’07, the 2006-07 co-president of the law school’s Public Interest Law Association. "This is the culmination of work by UW law students since at least 1994 to formalize a loan repayment program."

"Rep. Jeannie Darneille (D) really went to the mat for us and championed this budget item," added Jacobsen. "We are grateful for her support." LRAP also had the support of King County Prosecutor Norm Maleng ('66), Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna, UW President Mark Emmert, Puget Sound legal aid organizations, and the UW Graduate Student Senate.

Governor Gregoire signs the Washington state 2007-09 biennial budget
Governor Gregoire signs the Washington state 2007-09 biennial budget

Last updated 7/21/2011