All applicants admitted to the JD program are considered for Institutional Scholarships. Scholarship decisions are based primarily on undergraduate academic performance and LSAT scores. Awards range from $3,000 to $30,000. Funds are applied to a student's account in two equal disbursements in the fall and spring semesters. Scholarship funds are not available for use during the summer term. Institutional scholarships are renewable each year if the student meets the renewal criteria. Institutional scholarships cannot exceed the cost of tuition.
Continuing students have the opportunity to earn additional funds through Endowed Scholarships. Endowed Scholarships are awarded per the donor’s specific criteria. While some require a formal application others may not. In those cases, all students who meet the general criteria will be considered for funding. Most endowed scholarships are awarded in the summer and funds are applied to a student's account in two equal disbursements in the fall and spring semesters. Endowed Scholarship funds are not available for use during the summer and in general, are not renewable.
NOTE: Many endowed scholarships require that a student’s financial need be considered. In order to determine need, a review of the current FAFSA information is required. All students who wish to be considered for endowed funds should complete an annual FAFSA application.
All students may apply for Outside Scholarships. Capital University Law School maintains a list of scholarships available through businesses, associations and private donors from around the country. Amounts, deadlines and criteria can be found on the individual organization websites. Capital University Law School receives new scholarship information throughout the year. Students should regularly monitor this list.