Law School Aid

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Merit-Based Scholarships

The School of Law annually awards more than $2 million in renewable scholarships to entering students. Scholarships are based upon scholastic merit, including undergraduate grades and performance on the LSAT.

All entering applicants are considered for scholarships by the Admissions Committee.
Most scholarships require a GPA of 2.75 for renewability and some require a 3.2. All scholarship renewability requirements are explained in the award letter.

100% Tuition Thomas More Scholarship

New students should also consider applying for the Thomas More Scholarship, a 100% tuition scholarship for students interested in dedicating their career to public service. Applications are separate from the admissions application, and are due by February 1st of each year.

Scholarship Retention Data

Students Matriculating In 

# Entering with Conditional Scholarship 

# Whose Conditional Scholarships Have Since Been Reduced or Eliminated

2013-2014   108   31 
2012-2013  132    26 
2011-2012   176   40 

Outside Scholarships

Students who receive private scholarships from outside sources must report these scholarships to the Financial Aid Office.

We are required to include all outside scholarships as part of your financial aid award and must also count them toward meeting financial need.

In cases where the receipt of an outside scholarships impacts a student’s financial aid award, we reduce the loan program rather than reducing other scholarships.

Once you have notified us of scholarships you have received, we will adjust your award and send you a revised financial aid award notice.

Scholarship Opportunities

Diversity Scholarships 

Writing Competitions

Tucker IP Law Personal Injury and Patent Scholarship  Steinger, Iscoe & Greene Latin Heritage Law Student Scholarship  Want a fresh start? – Scholarship and Writing contest 
The Expert Institute’s Annual Legal Writing Scholarship  Ben Turnage Future Hispanic Leaders Scholarship- $2,500  New York Bar Association – Committee on Animals and the Law Student Writing Competition 2017 
Cantor Crane Personal Injury Law Scholarship  Filipino Lawyers of Washington Foundation 2016 Pangarap Scholarship  The John Foy & Associates Strong Arm Leukemia Scholarship 
National Garage Door Atlanta Asthma and Allergy Scholarship  Mark T. Banner Scholarship  The Fitch Law Firm Scholarship 
2016 Employment Law Scholarship
Empowering Women in Law Scholarship 
Korean Bar Association of WA Scholarship  Announcing! 2017 Clarke Family Writing Competition is Open 
Annual “Strive to be the Best Criminal Lawyer” $2,500 College Scholarship
  American College of ACCFSL Consumer Financial Services Lawyers Writing Contest 
Brown, PC National Business Law Scholarship Scholarship – Essay Contest 
Brown, PC National Tax Law Scholarship    Encore Victims of Drunk Driving Scholarship 
Encore Victims of Drunk Driving Scholarship    Ben Turnage Future Hispanic Leaders Scholarship- $2,500 

ACCFSL Writing Competition

Endowed Scholarships

In mid-January of each year, application notice and instructions will be sent to all current 1L and 2L students via their law school email accounts. Students will have a chance to apply for endowed/foundation scholarships. Applications will include scholarships from the general pool, as well as scholarships which may have certain specifications and/or restrictions based on donor wishes and intent.