Scholarships are provided through the generosity of alumni and friends of the School of Law and from general funds allocated by the Law School and the University. Scholarships are awarded to entering students and are automatically renewed for the second and third year of law school enrollment as long as a student remains in good academic standing and continues to maintain a standard of behavior characteristic of a prospective member of the legal profession. The renewal of scholarships awarded to law students pursuing dual degrees is subject to adjustment in accordance with the policies and agreements governing dual-degree programs. Students enrolling in a dual-degree program are encouraged to contact the Office of Financial Aid for additional scholarship information.

Merit Scholarships

A number of merit-only scholarships are awarded to entering students each year. The value of merit scholarships may range from $5,000 to full tuition (see Karsh-Dillard Scholarships). All admitted applicants will be considered for merit-based scholarships, and no separate application is required.

Need-Based Scholarships

Need-based aid at the University of Virginia School of Law consists primarily of student loans.  Pending availability of funds, need-based scholarships may be awarded.  All admitted applicants who wish to be considered for scholarships in which demonstrated need is a component must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Entering students who are unmarried and 30 or younger when they enroll in the Law School are required to provide parental financial aid information on the FAFSA. Entering students who would like to be considered for need-based funding must complete the CSS Profile and include parental information as well. The requirement to include parental information may be waived for both the FAFSA and the CSS Profile in cases where there are extenuating circumstances. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid for additional waiver information.