Scholarship Renewal Criteria

  • Presidential and Trustees’ Merit Scholarships are renewed annually as long as the recipient maintains a 3.0 cumulative grade point average in the JD Program.  The cumulative grade point average of scholarship recipients will be reviewed once per academic year, at the end of spring semester only, to determine eligibility for renewal.  If the recipient’s cumulative grade point average is between 2.75—2.99, the scholarship will be renewed at 50% the original award amount; the award will be revoked for students with cumulative grade point averages below 2.75.

    Dean’s Scholarships are renewed annually if the recipient maintains a 2.5 cumulative grade point average in the JD Program. The cumulative grade point average of scholarship recipients will be reviewed once per academic year, at the end of spring semester only, to determine eligibility for renewal.  If the recipient’s cumulative grade point average is between 2.25—2.49, the scholarship will be renewed at 50% the original award amount; the award will be revoked for students with cumulative grade point averages below 2.25.

    Endowed Scholarships are awarded annually to students who meet the donors' specific selection criteria. Most awards are non-renewable.


  • Scholarship data for 2012 entering class   
    Number of students entering in 2012 188
    Number receiving institutionally funded scholarships 103
    Percent receiving institutionally funded scholarships 55%
    Range of scholarships $3,000-$28,000

    2013 scholarship renewal data (for class entering 2012)*   
    Percent of 2012 scholarships fully renewed 50% (43 students)
    Percent of 2012 scholarships renewed at 50% 24% (21 students)
    Percent of 2012 scholarships forfeited  26% (22 students)
    *2012 recipients who withdrew/took a leave of absence 17% (17 students)