Law School Scholarships

Scholarships are provided through the generosity of alumni and friends of the Law School and from general funds allocated by the Law School. Scholarships awarded to entering students are automatically renewed for the second and third years of law school provided the recipients remain in good academic standing and continue to maintain a standard of behavior characteristic of prospective members of the legal profession.

Most scholarships are based on merit—defined broadly to include academic achievement as well as a range of other personal accomplishments and experiences—but a number of scholarships also consider an applicant’s financial need. 

Application Requirements

Consideration for merit-based scholarships takes place during the admissions process once an applicant’s complete application has been submitted. All admitted applicants are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships, and no separate application is required. Merit-based scholarships range from $5,000 per year up to full tuition awards (see Karsh-Dillard Scholarships).

Admitted applicants who would like the Scholarship Committee to consider their financial need must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the CSS Profile.

  • Parental financial information is required on the CSS Profile for unmarried students who are 28 or younger at the time the application is submitted. Even if your parent(s) will not be contributing financially to your law school education, parental financial information is required. 

Dual Degrees

Scholarships awarded to law students pursuing dual degrees are 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 information.