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St Thomas Law School is pleased to offer a variety of merit scholarships to incoming and continuing students.

Incoming Students

Scholarships for incoming first year students with substantial promise are automatically awarded by the Law School's Office of Admissions based on LSAT, prior academic record, and past service and experience. All applicants are considered for merit scholarships and no additional application is necessary. Transfer students are considered after completing a full year at St. Thomas Law. For additional information on specific award criteria, contact the Office of Admissions.

Some incoming scholarships may be renewed for the second and third years based on academic performance in the first year. All awards are made on a yearly basis for the Fall and Spring semesters only. Scholarship recipients are notified of the retention policy applying to their scholarships at the time of award. For retention data, click here.

Continuing Students

Students ranking in the top 25 percent of their class at the end of each academic year of full time study, whether or not they had incoming merit scholarships, can receive awards under the Upper Level Academic Scholarship Program. Awards range from $7,500 to $30,000 depending on academic performance. Students with incoming scholarships who qualify for a larger award under the Program will receive the greater of the two awards. All awards are made on a yearly basis for the Fall and Spring semesters only.

Donor Scholarships

Through the generosity of donors, St Thomas Law also offers several scholarships of varying amounts to continuing students. Criteria vary and can include need, leadership and service activities.


Honorable Peter R. Palermo Scholarship

A new scholarship has been established with proceeds provided by United States Magistrate Judge Peter R. Palermo. Judge Palermo was one of the first United States Magistrate Judges and has been a loyal friend and supporter of St. Thomas University School of Law. This scholarship will be awarded to three St. Thomas J.D. students who show a commitment to the ideals of civility, ethics and professionalism. Recipients will be required to attend the Law Day Luncheon on April 7, 2015.
Amount: $2,000 each
Deadline: March 6,2015 by 5:00 pm
More Information: Contact Assistant Dean John Hernandez at jhernandez@stu.edu

Steven L. Fritsch Scholarship

Law Office of Steven L. Fritsch are offering a $1,000 scholarship for students entering their first year of law school in the fall of 2015.
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: July 2015
More information: http://www.oceansidedivorcelawfirm.com/scholarship/

Babcock Partners Law Student Scholarship

The Babcock Partners Law Student Scholarship is available for all currently enrolled law school students who demonstrate high academic achievement, exceptional leadership qualities and involvement with community service. The scholarship winner will be announced on April 15, 2015, and scholarship will be awarded for the Fall 2015 semester.
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 31, 2015
More information: http://www.babcockpartners.com/scholarship/

Greenspoon Marder

The law firm of Greenspoon Marder is offering a special scholarship to students who will be classified as 2L students in the fall of 2015. The scholarship is for $2,500 in the fall 2015 semester and can be renewed for an additional $2,500 in the spring 2016 semester.
Deadline: March 1, 2015
More information and application available here.

Law Student Diversity Scholarship

DRI announces its annual Law Student Diversity Scholarship program, open to rising (2015-16) second- and third-year African American, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American students.
Amount: $10,000
Deadline: March 30,2015
More information: http://dri.org/