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Loan Forgiveness Fund

The Public Interest Law Loan Forgiveness Fund (PILLFF) provides financial assistance to graduates of the School of Law who obtain employment in the field of public interest law and who need assistance in repaying loans used to fund their legal education. This fund was established in 2002 by retired USC Law Professor William McAninch to help alleviate the high debt incurred by young lawyers dedicated to serving the public.

Please note the deadline:
Applications must be received by June 30

At the present time the committee meets only once a year. Final decisions on awards will be made in August. Awards are based solely on the availability of funds. Each award cycle runs from July 1 to June 30. Applications received in the one year period prior to June 30th will be considered for distribution of a PILLFF award.

In accordance with §3 of the PILLFF Rules applicants are responsible for updating application information including changes in address, employment, salary and indebtedness. The PILLFF Committee reserves the right to request additional information.

All applications and accompanying documentation should be mailed to:

Taylor Gilliam
USC School of Law
1525 Senate Street
Columbia, SC 29208

Support the PILLFF

Interested in supporting South Carolina Law graduates working in public interest jobs?  Please mail your check, made payable to "USC Foundations" and with "PILLFF/Law School" in the memo line, to:

Development and Alumni Relations
USC School of Law
1525 Senate Street, Room 253
Columbia, SC 29208

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