Merit Scholarships

All admitted students are automatically considered for merit scholarships. Students who are selected as recipients of a merit scholarship are notified of their award through the admission email. These scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit, which includes your undergraduate GPA and LSAT score. Scholarship funds are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis, so you should apply early to ensure that funds are available.

  • First-year students
  • Automatic consideration
  • Based on undergraduate GPA and LSAT score

These awards pay for College of Law tuition only and are renewable for up to 6 semesters for full-time students and 8 semesters for part-time students. Students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA in order to retain the scholarship, with the exception of the Yegge Scholarship, which requires good standing (2.3 GPA). Additional information about scholarship retention is available at Retaining Scholarship Eligibility.

Available Scholarships for the
2022-23 Academic Year
  Annual Award Amount*  
Scholarship Name Full-time Student Part-time Student
Crimson & Gold Scholarship $22,000 $16,500
Dean’s Scholarship $30,000 $22,500
Provost’s Scholarship $40,000 $30,000
Robert B. Yegge Memorial Scholarship $16,500 – full-tuition  

*The part-time student annual amount is less due to the fact that it is renewed for an additional year. The total value of the scholarship is the same for full and part-time students. Example based on the Dean’s Scholarship: A full-time student would receive 3 awards of $29,000 (or $87,000). A part-time student would receive 4 annual awards of $21,750 (also $87,000).

Merit scholarships are funded from various sources, including: University funds and gift or endowed scholarship funds. The dollar amount awarded from scholarship funds will not change from year to year but the source of funding may change. Students who are selected to receive a named scholarship will be asked to write a thank you letter to the donor and to attend our annual scholarship reception.