Scholarships and Loan Forgiveness


Scholarships and Loan Forgiveness


Named Dean's Scholarships
$1 million
Named Scholarships
$750,000, $500,000, and $250,000

Named scholarships, which carry the names of their donors, enable the Law School to attract exceptional applicants who have been offered major scholarship support elsewhere. Unusually accomplished applicants who wish to attend the Law School are sometimes lured away by generous offers of financial support from other institutions. Named scholarships make it possible to recruit such students to Virginia. They are awarded to persons of particular merit, promise, or need, and are intended to provide substantial tuition assistance. A named scholarship gift of $750,000 covers more than half of tuition and substantially reduces a student's need for student loans. A named scholarship of $500,000 provides less support, but nonetheless significantly reduces dependence on student loans. A named scholarship of $250,000 enables students to attend the Law School while limiting debt incurred.


Named Loan Forgiveness Fund

The Law School is committed to making public service a viable career option for graduates who work in the public interest anywhere in the world. As a public institution of the Commonwealth, the Law School is also committed to enabling graduates to practice in underserved parts of Virginia, including in private practice. Named loan forgiveness funds, which carry the names of their donors or a public service honoree, allow the Law School to fulfill this important mission. A fund endowed with $250,000 provides over $11,000 of loan assistance to a public service graduate. Larger endowed gifts can often help multiple recipients.