Chancellor's Scholarship Program

The Chancellor’s Scholarship Program awards a limited number of full-tuition scholarships to students interested in pursuing careers in public interest law.

Scholarship recipients typically have an exemplary academic record and demonstrate, through their academic or professional history, significant public service activities prior to coming to law school.

Future applications can be submitted through DocuSign. DocuSign eliminates the need to print and scan documents and allows for the secure collection of attachments. If you experience issues with DocuSign, please contact the Financial Management Office at or 303.871.6362. The form will require email validation, which also permits you to return and complete the application later. Once you enter your email, a code will be emailed to you with a subject that includes “Email Validation”. To return later, select “Other Actions” from the top right and select “Finish Later”. You must sign and submit the document with required attachments before your Chancellor’s Scholarship application is complete. You will receive a copy of the completed form for your records upon completion.

  • Eligibility and Application Process


    • First-time JD student
    • 3.5 GPA or higher
    • LSAT score of 160 or higher

    Application Process:

    • Apply for JD admission by January 15th  
    • Gather your materials:
      • An essay of no more than 1,000 words that describes your background and experience, emphasizing your public interest involvement;
      • A resume that lists all previous public interest involvement along with work experience and other activities; and
      • Two letters of recommendations from persons familiar with your past or present public interest activities.
    • Complete the Chancellor’s Scholarship Application by January 15th.
  • Program Requirements

    Chancellor’s Scholars must demonstrate their commitment to the public interest throughout their time at Denver Law.  As a condition of the scholarship, students are required to complete 300 hours of public service work, whether legal or non-legal, prior to graduation.

    To learn more about this requirement, including examples of possible work, please contact the faculty advisor at

  • Chancellor's Scholars Student Organization

    The Chancellor’s Scholars student organization is the student-run service and social arm of the scholarship program. Through the organization, the Scholars network with each other through social events and a formal mentoring program that matches first year scholars with their second- and third-year counterparts. The Scholars run themselves like other organizations on campus, hosting events and speakers, while organizing service opportunities in the community.