2L and 3L Scholarships and Grants

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Regardless of receiving a scholarship in their first year, students will be considered for awards as rising second and third-year students, by completing the continuing students' scholarship process.

Students who have financial need (as determined by the FAFSA), dedication to Public Interest, high academic accomplishments, and demonstrated leadership in law school will be considered for a new or additional scholarship by completing a single Scholarship Application.

Scholarship funding will be divided into three categories:

  1. Need Based - All applicants for Need Based Grants must complete the 2014-2015 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  2. Academic Achievement - Funds will be awarded on the basis of a holistic consideration of academic merit. Academic merit includes academic performance as shown by overall GPA, academic distinction as demonstrated by superior performance in several courses, law review contributions, excellence in moot court, excellence in research or writing, distinction as a Dean's Fellow or exemplary service to the law school. The application invites you to describe ways in which you have demonstrated particular academic excellence.
  3. Public Interest - These scholarships will be awarded to students whose work has contributed significantly to the broader community. All applicants for Public Interest Scholarship must complete that section of the application which is specific to public interest work.

The deadline to submit the application is Friday, April 18th at 5:00 PM. There is no exception to this deadline and the link will not be available after this date. You must indicate each of the categories you wish to be considered for and fill out each of the relevant parts of the application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Students MUST complete this application and meet the submission deadline in order to be considered, there will be no exception to the deadline. You must indicate each of the categories you wish to be considered for and fill out each of the relevant parts of the application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

The scholarship(s) are one-time award amounts and are based on the availability of funds. Thus, they are not fixed each year, nor are they automatically renewable. All scholarships are intended for full-time enrollment at the university during the Fall and Spring semesters. Reduction in course load may result in reductions or cancellation of awarded scholarships. During the final semester of enrollment, scholarships may be pro-rated if a student's course load is less than full-time. There is NO exception to this policy. Students will be notified when the application becomes available.

Scholarships From Alumni and Friends

The School of Law is fortunate to have alumni and friends who contribute funds to assist continuing students with their law school tuition. Donor scholarships vary in the amount awarded and are for the fall and spring semesters of the J.D. program only. They target outstanding enrolled students pursuant to guidelines set forth by the donors. For some awards, personal interviews, applications, or need analysis reports may be required. There are also some donor scholarship funds available to LL.M. students, which are awarded separately at the time of admission to an LL.M. program.

Second and third year students must complete a Continuing Student Scholarship application. Notification will be sent upon completion of the Continuing Student Scholarship process.

Click here for a full listing of scholarships from alumni and friends.

Click here for information on Organization Scholarships.

Click here for information about Writing Competitions.

Click here to complete a Continuing Student Scholarship Application.