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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.


Other Scholarship Opportunities

From time to time St. Thomas Law receives information from sources outside the University regarding scholarship opportunities which become available. These opportunities are shared with our students via email or in our weekly newsletter as it becomes available. In addition to searching for scholarships online, students are encouraged to seek their own scholarship opportunities by inquiring with family and friends, employers, and any other businesses or organizations with whom the student may have affiliations.