New Student Merit-Based Scholarships

The School of Law annually awards more than $2 million in scholarships to entering students. Your application for admission is your application for merit-based scholarship consideration. Scholarship eligibility is based on scholastic merit, including undergraduate GPA and LSAT performance.

All scholarships are guaranteed, non-conditional, and renewable for the traditional length of your program, either the traditional three-year J.D. or Executive Two-Year J.D. This is our investment in your potential and a key commitment to your path to graduation. Requirements for guaranteed renewal include full-time enrollment and remaining in good academic standing.

Carl Maxey Social Justice Scholarship

New students may consider applying for the Carl Maxey Social Justice Scholarship, a full tuition scholarship for students interested in dedicating their career to public service. Applications for this scholarship are included in the admissions application and are due by February 15th.

Honorable Franklin D. Burgess Law Scholarship

This annual scholarship honors the late Franklin "Frank" Burgess, a distinguished graduate of Gonzaga Law School, and is awarded to a diverse incoming student who demonstrates academic excellence. 

Diversity in Technology & IP Law Scholarship & Internship

A unique opportunity for incoming Gonzaga Law students, the Diversity in Technology and IP Law Scholarship and Internship includes an immersive multi-week program at an innovative tech company and a hands-on internship with Fig.1 Patents in Spokane, WA.

Outside Scholarships

Students who receive private scholarships from outside sources must report these scholarships to the Financial Aid Office. These scholarships will be added to your record for tracking and applied as anticipated aid. In cases where the receipt of an outside scholarships impacts a student’s financial aid offer, we reduce the loan program rather than reducing any Gonzaga scholarships.

Law Foundation Scholarships

The School of Law awards Foundation scholarships under several scholarship programs. The following scholarships are awarded annually.

For incoming first year students, the application to law school serves as the application for scholarships.

To receive scholarships in your second- and third-year of law school, you must reapply for them. Each year, notice and instruction will be sent to students via their law school e-mail accounts. 

Chester Chastek Scholarship

In October of each year, application notice and instructions will be sent to current 3L students via their law school email accounts. Students will have a chance to apply for a scholarship for their final semester of their 3L year.


  • Available to students in their 3L year during the 2021-2022 academic year.
  • Students must have a GPA over 2.2, have showed improvement in grades, and/or show significant financial need.

How to Apply

  • Complete the online application by October 31, 2021 at 4pm. 


Endowed Scholarships

In February of each year, application notice and instructions will be sent to current 1L and 2L students via the law school Morning Mail. 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.


  • Available to students who will be in their 2L or 3L year during the 2022-2023 academic year. 
  • Tuition funds must be used for classes at Gonzaga Law School during the Fall and Spring semester. 

How to Apply

  • The application cycle for the 2022-2023 Academic Year will open on February 1, 2022. Applications must be submitted by 4pm on February 28, 2022. 


Gary Randall Scholarship

In March of each year, application notice and instructions will be sent to current 3L students planning to enroll in an LL.M. program after graduating from Law School.


Available to students enrolled in an accredited LL.M. program during the 2020-2021 academic year.

The deadline for completed applications is March 31, 2021.


The Beckwith Law Scholarship

In March of each year, application notice and instructions will be sent to students graduating from Gonzaga Law School in December of 2020 or May of 2021 and sitting for the Bar in July 2021.


Available to students with special accommodations for learning; students who parent children with special needs will also be considered. 

The deadline for completed applications is March 31, 2021.