South Asian Bar
Association of Chicago


Serving Chicagoland's South Asian Community

SABA Public Interest Fellowship


SABA Chicago Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization.  It was established in 2012.  The Foundation is the charitable arm of SABA Chicago. SABA Chicago Foundation’s mission includes developing and funding public interest employment grants.  This includes but is not limited to our annual SABA Chicago Foundation Summer Public Interest Fellowship.  The annual fellowship grant is $3,500.  It is awarded to support one law student each year, who is going to work in public interest law for the Summer, and whose work will advance and improve access to justice to underprivileged, low-income, and disadvantaged individuals in either the South Asian community or greater Chicago. Fellowship award recipients must participate in a few of SABA Chicago's "Cyriac Kappil" pro bono legal clinics, which are held one Saturday a month at the Indo-American Center, Chicago, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

SABA Chicago Foundation will be accepting 2020 Fellowship Applications beginning January 1, 2020.  The Application Deadline is March 1, 2020.  The winner will be announced April 1, 2020.  E-mail applications to