Financial Assistance

Pre-Law Summer Institute for American Indians and Alaska Natives

PLSI Funding

The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) and the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) are our major funders.  We also receive donations from law firms, alumni, and friends of the program. 


PLSI Travel Expense Funding

PLSI Travel Expense Funding

Our grants allow for reimbursement of reasonable costs for travel to and from Albuquerque to participate in PLSI.  In recent years, we have been able to reimburse students’ travel expenses up to a total of approximately $600 round trip. Participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements and must comply with the following requirements in order to be eligible for travel expense reimbursement, if you qualify:

The cost of coach airline tickets, or the cost of travel by car by the most direct route at the allowable federal per diem rate, whichever is less, up to the maximum allowable reimbursement. If travel is by airline, a legible copy of the itinerary and receipt must be submitted at registration.

If travel is by car, both beginning and ending odometer readings must be submitted at registration. Although actual mileage will be used to compute reimbursements, federal travel regulations require odometer readings as proof of travel.

Meals, hotel accommodations, and commuting costs are not reimbursable.