Dean's Scholars Program

This program is designed to recognize outstanding academic achievement with opportunities to enrich your education and, in some cases, provide financial support.

Among the academic benefits, Dean’s Scholars receive invitations to meet with visiting scholars and speakers and to attend faculty workshops. They are invited to participate in upcoming law school conferences. Interested Dean's Scholars may be matched with faculty members in areas of interest to assist faculty members with their research.

Beginning With Classes Entering Fall 2012

The Dean’s Honor Scholar Program recognizes student achievement with financial awards of $15,000 (full-time) and $10,000 (part-time) in merit scholarships for those students who achieve a class rank in the top 10 percent (not rounded) of their entering class at the conclusion of their first academic year. These scholarships will be applied in equal portions to the fall and spring semesters. In addition, Dean’s Scholars receive exclusive academic benefits, including invitations to meet with visiting scholars and to attend faculty workshops. They are also invited to participate in Law School conferences and symposia. Interested Dean’s Scholars may be matched with faculty members in areas of interest to assist faculty members with their research.

Qualified rising 2L students will be awarded a Dean’s Honor Scholarship for their second year, which will be renewed each year for the remainder of Law School enrollment, provided that students maintain a cumulative academic rank that places them within the top 40th percentile of their graduating class to retain 100 percent of their merit-based aid for the following year. Partial retention of merit-based aid is also allowed for students whose academic performance places them greater than 40th up to 50th percentiles and greater than 51st up to 60th percentiles: 50 percent and 25 percent of their award, respectively. The cumulative academic rank used to determine the students’ eligibility for renewal is calculated at the conclusion of the spring semester each year and is not reviewed again until the conclusion of the spring semester of the following year.

This scholarship may not be used to cover tuition expenses related to the summer sessions, study abroad programs or the winter intersession. Nor may this scholarship, plus any other awards or scholarships received, exceed the cost of tuition and fees for the academic year in which they are awarded.

The Dean’s Scholar Program recognizes student achievement with financial awards of $10,000 (full-time) and $7,500 (part-time) in merit scholarships for those students who achieve a class rank greater than 10% up to 20% (not rounded) of their entering class at the conclusion of their first academic year. These scholarships will be applied in equal portions to the fall and spring semesters. In addition, Dean’s Scholars receive exclusive academic benefits, including invitations to meet with visiting scholars and to attend faculty workshops. They are also invited to participate in Law School conferences and symposia. Interested Dean’s Scholars may be matched with faculty members in areas of interest to assist faculty members with their research.

Qualified rising 2L students will be awarded a Dean’s Scholarship for their second year, which will be renewed each year for the remainder of Law School enrollment, provided that students maintain a cumulative academic rank that places them within the top 40th percentile of their graduating class to retain 100 percent of their merit-based aid for the following year. Partial retention of merit-based aid is also allowed for students whose academic performance places them greater than 40th up to 50th percentiles and greater than 50th up to 60th percentiles: 50 percent and 25 percent of their award, respectively. The cumulative academic rank used to determine the students’ eligibility for renewal is calculated at the conclusion of the spring semester each year and is not reviewed again until the conclusion of the spring semester of the following year.

This scholarship may not be used to cover tuition expenses related to the summer sessions, study abroad programs or the winter intersession. Nor may this scholarship, plus any other awards or scholarships received, exceed the cost of tuition and fees for the academic year in which they are awarded.