Scholarships

Prospective Students

All academic scholarships for incoming students are awarded by the Office of Admissions. Scholarships are highly competitive and granted to admitted students on a rolling basis. The majority of scholarships are awarded between December and February of each admission cycle or until the scholarship funds are exhausted. Applicants wishing to be seriously considered should complete their admission files no later than the first week of January. Notification of an institutional scholarship award usually takes place three to four weeks after admission. The only scholarship that has its own application is the Miami Scholars Public Interest Scholarship (listed below). All inquiries regarding availability of scholarships for incoming students should be directed to the Office of Admissions. Scholarships include:

 Harvey T. Reid and Soia Mentschikoff Awards

·         The Harvey T. Reid Scholarship program was established in 1970 by the late Harvey T. Reid, former chairperson of West Publishing Company, and friend and benefactor of the School of Law. In 1994, the Law School established the Soia Mentschikoff Scholarship program to honor the late Soia Mentschikoff, a great legal scholar who served as the Law School's dean from 1974-1982. These prestigious scholarships are awarded to outstanding members of the entering class who possess exemplary academic records, demonstrate leadership qualities, and exhibit the potential for making substantial contributions to the legal profession and society.

·         The Reid and Mentschikoff awards provide full law tuition (fall and spring) for all credits, including six approved non-law course credits taken in other departments of the University and applied toward the juris doctor degree, plus an annual stipend of $1,000. In addition, Scholars are granted a full-tuition scholarship for one Miami Law summer session following their first or second year of law school. Specific requirements to maintain the award are detailed in the student's initial scholarship notification.

·         Additionally, students who maintain their required renewal GPA upon completion of their JD degree, are eligible to receive a full tuition scholarship if they are admitted into and enroll in one our LL.M. programs directly upon graduation (or in the case of the School’s joint degree JD/LL.M. offerings, before graduation). The School offers LL.M. programs in Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law, International Law, International Arbitration, Tax Law, Real Property Development, Estate Planning and Maritime Law.

·         No separate application is required for the Reid and Mentschikoff Scholarships. These scholarships are awarded on the basis of admissions credentials and achievements, without regard to financial need.

·         Those selected for these prestigious awards participate in a scholarship conference held the last weekend in February. By mid-February, finalists are notified and invited to participate in the scholarship conference at the School's expense.

·         To ensure the award of the Scholarship, recipients must accept their scholarship award and pay the two $500 seat deposits by the required dates. The letter of admittance and enclosure outline the enrollment verification process.

 Chaplin Family Scholarship

In 2004, Southern Wine and Spirits of America, Inc. established the Chaplin Family Scholarship at the University of Miami School of Law to be awarded every three years to an outstanding entering law student. The scholarship covers tuition expenses for three years of study at the Law School. The recipient is selected on the basis of merit, with preference given to a student with an interest in transactional work.

The Chaplin award provides full law tuition (fall and spring) for all credits, including six approved non-law course credits taken in other departments of the University and applied toward the juris doctor degree, plus an annual stipend of $1,000. In addition, Scholars are granted a full-tuition scholarship for one Miami Law summer session following their first or second year of law school. Specific requirements to maintain the award are detailed in the student's initial scholarship notification.

Additionally, students who maintain their required renewal GPA upon completion of their JD degree, are eligible to receive a full tuition scholarship if they are admitted into and enroll in a Miami Law LL.M. program directly upon graduation (or in the case of the School's joint degree JD/LL.M. offerings, before graduation). The School offers LL.M. programs in Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law, International Law, International Arbitration, Tax Law, Real Property Development, Estate Planning and Maritime Law.

Wayne Chaplin, President and COO of Southern Wine and Spirits of America, was born in Brooklyn, New York. After graduating magna cum laude from the University of Miami with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Wayne Chaplin received a law degree, also from the University of Miami. Following a period practicing law at a Miami-based firm, he joined Southern Wine and Spirits of America in 1984. Mr. Chaplin quickly learned the importance of customer service in all aspects of his work as he prepared himself for a future leadership role.

In his first three years at Southern Wine and Spirits of America, Wayne Chaplin worked as a sales supervisor, company comptroller, and operations manager. In 1987 Wayne Chaplin was appointed Vice President in charge of operations, and in 1989 he was named First Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, overseeing all divisions of the company's distributing operations. In 1992, Mr. Chaplin was appointed to the Company's Executive Management Committee and became an officer and director at that time. In 1994, Chaplin was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer of Southern Wine and Spirits of America, Inc. "Since our founding in 1968, Southern Wine and Spirits of America, Inc. has taken a progressive, active and constructive role in community, state and national affairs. These are fundamental values of the Company. At Southern, we want to 'give back,' and we strive every day to be responsible members of the communities in which we live," said Wayne Chaplin.

In addition to Wayne Chaplin's above-noted corporate-related philanthropic activities, he volunteers in various leadership activities at the University of Miami, which is his alma mater for both his undergraduate Bachelor of Arts Degree and Graduate Law Degree. Currently, he serves as Vice Chair of the University's Board of Trustees and the Chair of the University's School of Law's Visiting Committee. Mr. Chaplin serves as Chairman and Member of the Executive Committee at the Mount Sinai Hospital of Miami Beach and on the Board of Trustees at the Miami Country Day School.

 The I. Eric and Grace Leef Endowed Scholarship

  • The Leef Scholarship is awarded every third year to a worthy entering student at the discretion of the Dean. The Leef Scholarship is available for a full-time student only. The Leef award provides full law tuition (fall and spring) for all credits, including six approved non-law course credits taken in other departments of the University and applied toward the juris doctor degree, plus an annual stipend of $1,000. In addition, Scholars are granted a full-tuition scholarship for one Miami Law summer session following their first or second year of law school. Specific requirements to maintain the award are detailed in the student’s initial scholarship notification.
  • Additionally, students who maintain their required renewal GPA upon completion of their JD degree, are eligible to receive a full tuition scholarship if they are admitted into and enroll in one our LL.M. programs directly upon graduation (or in the case of the School's joint degree JD/LL.M. offerings, before graduation). The School offers LL.M. programs in Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law, International Law, International Arbitration, Tax Law, Real Property Development, Estate Planning and Maritime Law.
  • No separate application is required for the Leef Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded on the basis of admissions credentials and achievements, without regard to financial need.
  • Finalists participate in a scholarship weekend held the last weekend in February. By mid-February, finalists are notified and invited to participate in the scholarship weekend at the School's expense.
  • To ensure the award of the Scholarship, the recipient must accept the scholarship award and pay the two $500 seat deposits by the required dates. The letter of admittance and enclosure outline the enrollment verification process.

Grace Leef and her husband, Eric came to Miami from New York. Eric was a prominent attorney in Miami for many years and together they enjoyed the pleasures that the Miami Beach lifestyle has to offer. While Grace and Eric never had children of their own, they adopted the Miami community and established a trust to benefit future generations. Predeceased by Eric, Grace passed away in 2006. She gave the majority of her estate to charitable causes. The I. Eric and Grace Leef Endowed Scholarship was established at the School of Law to memorialize the name of I. Eric and Grace Leef.

 White & Case Scholarship

Established in 2014, the White and Case Scholarships provide full law tuition (fall and spring) for all credits, including six approved non-law course credits taken in other departments of the University and applied toward the Juris Doctor degree, plus an annual stipend of $1,000. In addition, White and Case Scholars are granted a full-tuition scholarship for one Miami Law summer session following their first or second year of law school. Specific requirements to maintain the award are detailed in the student's initial scholarship notification.

·         Additionally, Scholars who maintain their required renewal GPA upon completion of their JD degree are eligible to receive a full tuition scholarship if they are admitted into and enroll in one our LL.M. programs directly upon graduation (or in the case of the School’s joint degree JD/LL.M. offerings, before graduation). The School offers LL.M. programs in Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law, International Law, International Arbitration, Tax Law, Real Property Development, Estate Planning and Maritime Law.

·         No separate application is required for the White & Case Scholarships. These scholarships are awarded on the basis of admissions credentials and achievements without regard to financial need.

·         Those selected for these prestigious awards participate in a scholarship conference held the last weekend in February. By mid-February, finalists are notified and invited to participate in the scholarship conference at the School's expense.

·         To ensure the award of the Scholarship, recipients must accept their scholarship award and pay the two $500 seat deposits by the required dates. The letter of admittance and enclosure outline the enrollment verification process.

White & Case, a global law firm with offices in approximately 40 major cities throughout the world, is recognized as a pioneering international law firm with cross-border expertise. The Miami Office of White & Case, founded over 25 years ago, is a participant in Miami’s on-campus interviewing program and regularly hires Miami Law graduates. The Miami office is consistently awarded and recognized by The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers, and other leading industry publications, across a variety of practices.

Miami Law alumni have contributed to the success of this powerhouse firm, including Carolyn Lamm, JD’73, partner and top international litigator in the firm’s D.C. office, past president of the American Bar Association (2009-2010), and visiting professor at Miami Law.

 Miami Scholars Public Interest Program Scholarships

The Miami Scholars Public Interest Program targets candidates from across the globe who, in addition to excellent academic achievement and strong scores on the LSAT, have demonstrated interest in public service. The Program offers its students exclusive opportunities for legal advocacy training and mentoring from the HOPE Public Interest Resource Center team of attorneys, including individualized curriculum advising and career planning assistance. Miami Scholars also receive mentoring by upper-class Scholars and public interest and pro bono attorneys. Specifics:

  • Full tuition scholarship 
  • Miami Scholar awards are available for full-time students only; if a Scholar is given permission to enroll less than full-time, the award will be prorated accordingly.
  • A stipend is provided for public interest work that is performed during the first or second year summer
  • Or, Scholars may choose to engage in one summer of study through a University of Miami Law summer program
  • Tuition awards are automatically renewed if a scholar is not on academic oversight. Students with GPA's below 2.5 are placed on academic oversight.

Additionally, Miami Scholars who retain their awards also receive a half-tuition scholarship if they are admitted to and enroll in one of our LL.M. programs upon graduation (or, in the case of the School's joint LL.M. degree offerings, before graduation).

Apply Now: Click here to access the Miami Scholars Public Interest Program Supplemental Application Form

 Dean's Scholarships

Each year the School of Law awards renewable Dean's Scholarships to entering law students who have strong academic records and possess other outstanding qualifications for the study of law. Over the past few years, the Law School has awarded an annual average of more than $10 million in scholarship money to admitted students.

  • Specific requirements to maintain the award are detailed in the student's initial scholarship notification (Dean's Scholarships are typically for the fall and spring semester Law School tuition only).
  • No separate application is required for the Dean's Scholarships; all admitted students are automatically considered for them. Typically, the award process begins in mid-December and continues on a rolling basis as long as funds are available.
  • To ensure the award of the Scholarship, recipients must accept their scholarship award and pay the two $500 seat deposits by the required dates. The letter of admittance and enclosure outline the enrollment verification process.

Prospective LL.M. Students

Young ICCA Scholarship (LL.M. in International Arbitration) 
Martin Nash Scholarship (LL.M. in Tax) 
Mariano Scholarship (J.D./M.B.A./LL.M. in Tax)
White & Case (LL.M. in International Arbitration)
International Arbitration Institute Scholarship

Click here for Scholarship Information for International Students

General Scholarship Information

 Organization Scholarships for Law Students

2016/2017 Scholarship Opportunity for Currently Enrolled Law Students
Deadline: July 31, 2017
https://www.gerbenlaw.com/education/
For More Information: Contact: scholarship@gerbenlawfirm.com

2017 Cantor Crane Pledge to Drive Safely Scholarship
Deadline: July 31, 2017
http://cantorcrane.com/personal-injury-lawyer-student-scholarship-fund
For More Information: Contact: b.young@dmcantor.com

2017 Legal Scholarship
Deadline: June 1, 2017
https://www.mosesandrooth.com/2017-legal-scholarship/
For More Information: Contact: mosesandroothcommunity@gmail.com

2017 Legal Scholarship Career Scholarship from Moses & Rooth Attorneys at Law
Deadline: June 1, 2017
https://www.mosesandrooth.com/florida-legal-career-scholarship/
For More Information: Contact: mosesandroothcommunity@gmail.com

2017 LSAT Prep Course Scholarship
Deadline: April 30, 2017
http://johnston-lawfirm.com/lsat-prep-course-scholarship/
For More Information: Contact: thejohnstonlawfirm@gmail.com

2017 Pew Law Center Scholarship
Deadline: December 31, 2017
https://www.pewlaw.com/pew-law-center-1000-scholarship/
For More Information: Contact: jj@pewlaw.com

2017-2018 Aaron Swartz Progressive Change Scholarship
Deadline: January 6, 2018
http://focusedlaw.com/2017-2018-aaron-swartz-progressive-change-scholarship/
For More Information: Contact: soltis@focusedlaw.com

2017-18 Frederick W. and Grace P. Brecht Scholarship
Deadline: June 2, 2017
http://www.sfa.ufl.edu/pdf/1718Brecht.pdf
For More Information: Contact: 352.392.1275

AAJ WOMEN FOR JUSTICE EDUCATION FUND’S MIKE EIDSON SCHOLARSHIP 2017
Deadline: May 1, 2017
Scholarship Details
For more Information: Contact: YVillanueva@sugarman.com

Abels & Annes, P.C. Scholarship
Deadline: December 15, 2017
https://www.daveabels.com/scholarship.html
For More Information: Contact: abelsannesscholarship@gmail.com

Academic Achiever Scholarship
Deadline: May 31, 2017
http://www.absolutely-not-guilty.com/#academic-achiever-scholarship
For More Information: Contact: thomaswebbwillisscholarship@gmail.com

The Advocacy Training for Interns Program (ATIP)
Click here for application
For More Information: support@peopleclaim.com

After Car Accident Scholarship
Deadline: July 15, 2017
http://www.after-car-accidents.com/scholarship.html
For More Information: Contact: azmat@aftercaraccidents.com

Aiello Harris Legal Scholarship
Deadline: July 15, 2017
http://aielloharris.com/law-school-scholarships/
For More Information: Contact:  mhepburn@aielloharris.com

The Ankin Law Offices College Scholarship
Deadline: June 1, 2017
http://ankinlaw.com/aaaa_scholarship/
For More Information: Contact: pat@marketjd.com

Annual Language Awareness Scholarship
Deadline: May 1, 2017
http://www.bestwaytolearngerman.com/scholarship/
For More Information: Contact: bwtlgscholarship@gmail.com

The Annual Stewart J. Guss College Student Scholarship
Deadline: March 15, 2017
https://attorneyguss.com/annual-stewart-j-guss-college-student-scholarship/
For More Information: Contact: scholarship@attorneyguss.com

Annual Victims Attorneys Scholarship
Deadline: November 30, 2017
http://www.victimsattorney.com/victims-attorney-student-scholarship-fund
For More Information: Contact: duggan@dmcantor.com

Bajaj Law Scholarship
Deadline: September 1, 2017
http://www.bajajdefense.com/scholarship/
For More Information: Contact: bajajlaw01@gmail.com

Benson & Bingham Scholarship
Deadline: August 31, 2017
https://www.bensonbingham.com/benson-bingham-first-annual-scholarship
For More Information: Contact: scholarship@bensonbingham.com

The Bohn & Fletcher Scholarship
Deadline: August 1, 2017
http://www.bohnlaw.com/bohn-fletcher-scholarship/
For More Information: Contact: chrisphipps73@gmail.com

The Cantor Motorcycle Law Scholarship
Deadline: July 31, 2017
http://cantormotorcyclelaw.com/cantor-motorcycle-law-student-scholarship...
For More Information: Contact:duggan@dmcantor.com

Christensen & Hymas General Scholarship
Deadline: August 1, 2017
https://christensenhymas.com/about-us/community-involvement/general-scholarship/
For More Information: Contact: community@christensenhymas.com

Cogburn Law Offices Adversity Scholarship
Deadline: June 1, 2017
http://cogburnlaw.com/scholarship/
For More Information: Contact: pat@marketjd.com

Conneticut Domestic Violence 2017 Legislation Reform Scholarship
Deadline: September 1, 2017
http://www.ctdomesticviolencehelp.com/#scholarship/
For More Information: Contact:anthony@blusharkdigital.com

Creative Scholarship Program
Deadline: April 15, 2017
http://www.anthonyvecchiolaw.com/scholarship-program/
For More Information: Contact: anthonyvecchiolaw@gmail.com

David Benowitz Recognizing Public Servants Scholarships
Deadline: March 31, 2017
http://criminallawdc.com/dui.html#scholarship
For More Information: Contact: dominique@pricebenowitz.com

Dolman Law's Scholarship
Deadline: March 31, 2017
https://www.dolmanlaw.com/Scholarship/
For More Information: Contact: dolmanlawscholarship@gmail.com

Don't Text and Drive Scholarship
Deadline: January 31st and September 30th of each year
https://www.mayfirm.com/san-diego/#scholarship
For More Information: Contact: cameron@mayfirm.com

Family First Scholarship
Deadline: May 31, 2017
http://athenscriminallawyer.com/#scholarship-application
For More Information: Contact: lawofficeofjleewebbscholarship@gmail.com

Future Leaders of Law Scholarship
Deadline: July 30, 2017
http://12khz.com/scholarship/
For More Information: Contact: sutton@12khz.com

The Giannini & Yates Community Service Scholarship
Deadline: May 31, 2017
http://lawyeratl.com/scholarship
For More Information: Contact: josh@criminaldefenseservices.com

Global Teletherapy Scholarship
Deadline: May 15, 2017
http://globalteletherapy.com/scholarship.
For More Information: Contact: howard@globalteletherapy.com

Griswald Home Care Bi-Annual Scholarship
Deadline: December 23 and June 1
http://www.griswoldhomecare.com/scholarship
For More Information: Contact: michelleo@seerinteractive.com

Grungo Colorado Giving Back to the Community Scholarship
Deadline: October 31, 2017
http://gcinjurylaw.com/#scholarship
For More Information: Contact:  anthony@blusharkdigital.com

Hackard Law Scholarship
Deadline: August 15, 2017
http://www.hackardlaw.com/Academic-Scholarship.shtml
For More Information: Contact: scholarship@hackardlaw.com

Injury Scholarship
Deadline: September 30 and January 31 of each year
https://www.mayfirm.com/santa-maria/
For More Information: Contact: Cameron@mayfirm.com

K. Hunter Goff Bankruptcy/Consumer Rights Scholarship
Deadline: July 31, 2017
http://khgpa.com/#scholarship-application
For More Information: Contact: huntergoffcommunity@gmail.com

The Keith Williams Law Group Semi Annual Scholarship
Deadline: June 10, 2017
https://www.keithwilliamslawgroup.com/scholarship/
For More Information: Contact: Scholarship@keithwilliamslawgroup.com

Kenneth P. Carp Scholarship
Deadline: December 31, 2017
http://www.kcarplaw.com/scholarship/
For More Information: Contact: carpscholarship@gmail.com

Law Offices of James D. Scott Family Scholarship
Deadline: June 1st, 2017
http://www.scottfamilylaw.net/family-law-scholarship/
For More Information: Contact: scholarship@scottfamilylaw.net

Law Offices of Matthew L Sharp Need- Based Scholarship
Deadline: June 1, 2017
http://mattsharplaw.com/law-office-matthew-l-sharp-need-based-scholarship/
For More Information: Contact: pat@marketjd.com

Law School Scholarship
Deadline: July 31, 2017
http://criminaldefenselawventura.com/law-school-scholarship-500/
For More Information: Contact: cdlvscholarship@gmail.com

Law School Scholarship for incoming 1L
Deadline: April 15, 2017
http://lawpreview.barbri.com/10000-get-information/
For More Information: Contact: emily.mermell@barbripa.com

The Layfield & Barrett Scholarship
Deadline: July 15, 2017
http://www.layfieldbarrett.com/scholarship/
For More Information: Contact: scholarship@layfieldbarrett.com

Luigi Wewege Foundation Schoalrship
Deadline: December 1, 2017
http://www.luigiwewegefoundation.com/
For More Information: Contact: scholarship@luigiwewegefoundation.com

Maho & Prentice Scholarship
Deadline: June 1, 2017
http://www.maho-prentice.com/law-scholarship/
For More Information: Contact: mahoprentice93101@gmail.com

Mapes Scholarship
Deadline: June 1, 2017
http://mapesbankruptcyattorneys.com/mapes-law-offices-scholarship/
For More Information: Contact: scholarship@mapesdebt.com

Mark and Harrison Law Scholarship
Deadline: April 30, 2017
http://www.marksandharrison.com/scholarship/
For More Information: Contact: markharrisonlaw@gmail.com

McEwen & Kestner Scholarship
Deadline: June 13, 2017
http://www.minnesotainjury.com/scholarship/
For More Information: Contact: mkinjuryscholarship@gmail.com

Michigan Auto Law Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: May 1, 2017
http://www.michiganautolaw.com/scholarships/diversity/
For More Information: Contact: scholarships@michiganautolaw.com

Mississaga Student Law School Scholarship
Deadline: July 15, 2017
http://mississaugacriminallawyers.org/law-scholarship/
For More Information: Contact: lawschoolsscholarships@gmail.com

The Peck Law Firm 2017 Scholarship Essay Contest
Deadline: May 31, 2017
http://thepeckfirm.com/?s=2017+scholarship.
For More Information: Contact: SarahMcLaughlin@thepeckfirm.com

Personal Injury Student Scholarship
Deadline: July 31, 2017
http://cantorcrane.com/personal-injury-lawyer-student-scholarship-fund
For More Information: Contact: duggan@dmcantor.com

Personal Injury Scholarship
Deadline: May 31, 2017
https://www.robinsonandhenry.com/denver-personal-injury-lawyer/#scholarship
For More Information: Contact: community@robinsonandhenry.com

Pipeline to Practice Foundation scholarship for Incoming 1L
Deadline: May 1, 2017
http://www.pipelinetopractice.org/students/
For More Information: Contact: ExecutiveDirector@pipelinetopractice.org

Polson & Polson Conquering Adversity Scholarship
Deadline; October 31, 2017
http://www.polsonlawfirm.com/scholarship
For More Information: anthony@blusharkdigital.com

The Reeves Law Group Scholarship
Deadline: December 15, 2017
http://www.robertreeveslaw.com/scholarship/
For More Information: Contact: mjudd@robertreeveslaw.com

River Cohen College Scholarship
Deadline: November 30, 2017
http://rivercohengiving.com/
For More Information: Contact: scholarship@rivercohengiving.com

Tragos Write Your Own Law Scholarship
Deadline: March 31, 2017
https://tragoslaw.com/tampa-injury/#scholarship
For More Information: Contact: jackie@blusharkdigital.com

Scholarship for Outdoor Lovers
Deadline: November 24, 2017
https://natureimmerse.com/scholarship/
For More Information: Contact: scholarship@natureimmerse.com

Slepkow Slepkow & Associates Scholarship
Deadline: June 30, 2017
http://www.slepkowlaw.com/scholarship.htm
For More Information: Contact: sslepkowlawscholarship@gmail.com

Steiner, Iscoe, & Greene Latin Heritage Law Student Scholarship
Deadline: July 31, 2017
http://www.injurylawyers.com/latin-heritage-scholarship/
For More Information: Contact: acollins@eversparkinteractive.com

Strive to be the Best Criminal Lawyer College Scholarship
Deadline: November 30, 2017
http://dmcantor.com/criminal-defense-lawyer-scholarship-fund/#
For More Information: Contact:duggan@dmcantor.com

Tuite Law DUI Accident Scholarship
Deadline: May 31, 2017
http://tuitelaw.com/rockford-illinois-dui-accident-lawyer/#scholarship-application
For More Information: Contact: tuitelawcommunity@gmail.com

The Ward Law Group Better Future Scholarship
Deadline: November 30, 2017
http://thecoveragelawyer.com/scholarship/
For More Information: Contact:kadeem@blusharkdigital.com

White Collar Criminal Defense Scholarship
Deadline: May 1, 2017
http://www.burnhamgorokhov.com/white-collar-criminal-defense-scholarship
For More Information: Contact: ziran@evgpllc.com

Wolf & Pravato "Students of Today, Leaders of Tomorrow" Scholarship
Deadline: May 31, 2017
http://www.wolfandpravato.com/scholarship/
For More Information: Contact: katie@grafique.com

Zavodnick, Zavodnick & Lasky, LLC Scholarship
Deadline: June 1, 2017
http://www.yourdelawareworkerscompensation.lawyer/scholarship/
For More Information: Contact: zzlscholarship@gmail.com

 Yellow Ribbon Program

For the 2016-17 academic year, University of Miami School of Law is participating in the Yellow Ribbon program, a supplemental grant designed to assist eligible veterans pay for college, graduate school, or professional school. The University will provide up to $1,500 — to be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) - for a maximum grant of $3,000 ($1,500 per Fall/Spring Semester) for as many as 15 veterans or eligible dependents.

Yellow Ribbon Applications must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar. All information is located on the application form. Additional information regarding this program may be found on the VA website.

For additional information from UM, contact: Esther Molina at: veterans@miami.edu

 Writing Competitions & Awards

 Dean's Scholarship and Full-Tuition Scholarships

Each academic year the School of Law reviews Dean's Scholarships and Full-Tuition Scholarship recipients to ensure they have maintained eligibility for these scholarships. To maintain eligibility for these scholarships, students must achieve a required minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) as stated in their original scholarship acceptance letter. Please contact Lidiette Esquivel at 305-248-2730 with questions regarding one’s scholarship retention requirements.

 State Aid - Florida Bright Futures – Eligibility for Graduate Study

Florida Academic Scholars (FAS) or Florida Medallion Scholars (FMS)

FAS and FMS recipients who graduate with a baccalaureate degree earned in the 2010-11 academic year or thereafter, in seven or fewer semesters, or the equivalent, may receive funding for ONE semester of graduate study, not to exceed 15 credit hours paid at the undergraduate rate. Additional Information is available on the Florida Bright Futures page of the Florida Student Scholarship & Grant Programs website.

The State of Florida will notify the university of a student’s eligibility. The University's Office of Financial Assistance Services will notify the School of Law Office of Financial Aid, if a student has eligibility for a FAS or FMS award. The award will be part of your financial aid award offer. This will reduce federal loan eligibility, which will assist in decreasing future loan debt.

 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. The following scholarships have been established through the generosity of alumni and friends:

Alex R. Laster Endowed Scholarship
Ann Wrenn-King Memorial Scholarship
Andrew Leinoff Scholarship
Armando Alejandre Endowed Scholarship
Attorneys' Title Insurance Fund Endowed Scholarship
The Berger/Loevner Family Endowed Scholarship
Beverly Bodenstein Memorial Scholarship
Bill Colson Scholarship
Bilzin, Sumberg, Baena Price & Axelrod LLP Scholarship
Bruce Winick Award
Burton Young Scholarship
C. C. Alloway Scholarship
Carlton Fields Hope Fellow Scholarship
Carol King Scholarship
Citizen Board Law School Scholarship
Claude Eichel Law Endowment Scholarship
Claude M. Olds Memorial Scholarship
Cobb Scholarship
CABA/LAA Endowed Scholarship Fund
Daniel S. Pearson Scholarship
Dennis Lynch Scholarship
Devang Desai Law Scholarship
Edward D. Berger Scholarship
Edwin Willinger Scholarship
Eileen G. Breier Scholarship
Ethel & Walter Beckham Scholarship
Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Scholarship
Francisco R. & Georgina Angones Endowed Scholarship
F.W. “Mort” Guilford Endowed Scholarship
Frisch family Endowed Scholarship
Gaebe, Mullen, Antonelli & DiMatteo Endowed Scholarship
Garcia Amador Scholarship
Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A. Scholarship
George David Gold Scholarship
George N. and Diana T. Leader Scholarship
George Patterson Endowed Scholarship
Gerald Kogan Endowed Scholarship
Gerard Ehrich Scholarship
Goshgarian Law Endowed Scholarship
Greenstein Family Scholarship
Gregg D. Wenzel Memorial Scholarship
Henry Latimer Scholarship
Higgins Book Award
Honorable Barbara Levenson Scholarship
Honorable Theodore Klein
Hugh L. Wood Endowed Scholarship
Irving M. & Cecelia M. Hermann Law Scholarship
J. Donald and Agnes E. Shoecraft Law Scholarship
James E. Doyle Scholarship
James L. Ferraro Scholarship
John F. Evans Memorial Scholarship
John Cyril Malloy Intellectual Property Law Endowed Memorial Scholarship
Joseph Bogosian Award
Joseph Isicoff, Ragatz & Koenigsberg Scholarship
Joseph Weinberger Endowed Scholarship
Judge Eugene P. Spellman Scholarship
Judge Federico A. Moreno Endowed Scholarship
Judge Harvey Ford Memorial Scholarship
Judge Henry L. Balaban Endowed Memorial Scholarship Fund
Judge Maxine Cohen Lando Endowed Scholarship
Judge Sidney M. Aronovitz Endowed Scholarship
Judy Fried Hyman Scholarship
Judy Proller Endowed Scholarship Fund
Kapila Family Foundation Scholarship
Karl N. Llewellyn Endowed Scholarship
Kenny, Nachwalter, P.A. Scholarship Fund
Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine PL Scholarship
Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton Scholarship
LAA Board Scholarship
Law Alumni Scholarship
Lawrence B. Rodgers-M. Minnette Massey Scholarship
Leonore Carrero Nesbitt Scholarship for Public Service
Lewis Tein Scholarship
Linda Dakis JD '74 Memorial Scholarship
Litigation Skllls Faculty Donor Scholarship
Louis Phillips Scholarship
Lydia and Burton Harrison Scholarship
Marco A. Vazquez Memorial Scholarship
Mariano JD/MBA/LLM Scholarship
Mariel Melissa Saunderson (Smith) Spencer Scholarship
Marion E. Sibley Scholarship
Martin Fine Scholarship
Martin J. Nash Memorial Scholarship Fund
Mary T. Hennessy Scholarship
Mitchell R. Bloomberg Endowed Scholarship
Morris Law Fund Scholarship
Nicole Kleban Scholarship
Patricia Redmond Scholarship
Paul B. Anton Scholarship
Paul Dee Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Paul R. Gordon Scholarship
Paul, Landy, Beiley & Harper Scholarship
Philip E. Heckerling Scholarship Fund
Podhurst, Orsek Scholarship
Priscilla Jewett Schneller Scholarship
Rafael C. Benitez Scholarship Fund
Rev. Tryfon and Presbytera Eleni 
Theophilopoulos Scholarship Fund
Richard A. Hausler Scholarship
Richard L. Lapidus Endowed Memorial Scholarship
Robert H. Waters Memorial Scholarship Fund
Ronkin Family Scholarship
Stearns Weaver/Shapiro Scholarship
Stearns Weaver/Weissler Scholarship
Stephen Arky Scholarship
Stephen M. Brodsky Memorial Scholarship
Tax Section of the Florida Bar
Tripp Scott Scholarship
J.D. Scholarship
Tax Section of the Florida Bar LL. M. Scholarship
Thomas E. and Dorothy Bartsche McDougall Scholarship
Vazquez-Bello Scholarship
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP Endowed Scholarship Fund
Wesley Alba Sturges Scholarship
White & Case  International Arbitration Program Scholarship
Young ICCA Scholarship
Zarco Scholarship
Zbar Memorial Scholarship

PLEASE NOTE:

Scholarship Limitations: If you are eligible to receive tuition assistance benefits from outside sources (examples would include scholarships/financial assistance you receive from outside providers such as military services, charitable foundations, community groups, and corporations), in addition to your institutional awards, the total amount of all assistance cannot exceed the total amount of tuition and fees during each semester of eligibility.  Adjustments to lower the amount of institutional awards may be necessary so as to not exceed tuition and fees due after considering these outside sources. 
All scholarships are intended for full-time enrollment. 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.
Rising students with scholarships, awarded during the Admissions process, will be able to view scholarship on his or her current award letter. However, if a student fails to meet the merit requirements of his or her scholarship, a revised notification will be sent with the scholarship CANCELLED. Each student should view CaneLink regularly, after Spring grades are posted, for changes in his or her award.

CONTACT INFORMATION: SCHOLARSHIPS

For current students:
Lidiette Esquivel, Assistant Director
University of Miami School of Law, Room GT 731
E-maillesquivel@law.miami.edu
Phone 305-284-2730

For prospective students:
Office of Admissions & Recruiting
University of Miami School of Law
1311 Miller Drive, Room F203
Coral Gables, FL 33146
E-mailadmissions@law.miami.edu
Phone: 305-284-6746

 

EXTERNAL RESOURCES: SCHOLARSHIPS
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Sallie Mae - scholarship search