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Scholarships - 2016 Entering Class

The value of a degree from Michigan State Law becomes that much greater as a result of our generous scholarship program, which will provide as many as 200 full- and partial-tuition awards to members of the 2016 incoming class.  February 1 is the priority deadline for scholarship consideration (this ensures full consideration for all types of scholarship aid).  February 28 is the regular deadline for scholarship consideration.  Those who apply for admission after February 28 will be considered for scholarship aid based on availability of funds.  Award notifications generally are communicated at the time of acceptance.

Award NameValueCriteria
Academic Awards
Faculty Scholarship $32,500 to Full Tuition 157 LSAT, 3.70 UGPA
Academic Excellence Scholarship $22,500 to $30,000 154 LSAT, 3.55 UGPA
Alumni Scholarship $15,000 to $22,500 154 LSAT, 3.15 UGPA; 150 LSAT, 3.60 UGPA
Trustee Awards $10,000 to Full Tuition Personal and professional background, academic potential
Academic Interest Awards
Indigenous Law Award $10,000 to Full Tuition Commitment to Native American culture, academic potential
Intellectual Property Law Award $10,000 to Full Tuition Engineering or science background, academic potential
Excellence in Oral Advocacy Award $10,000 to Full Tuition Excellence in public speaking and interest in trial advocacy
Publiic Interest Awards $10,000 to Full Tuition Commitment to public service, academic potential
Continuing Student Scholarships $18,000 to Full Tuition 3.50 law school GPA after 1L year (minimum 24 credits)

Learn more about award terms and criteria.

The stated UGPA and LSAT criteria for awards represent the Scholarship Committee’s best effort to communicate likely numerical criteria for consideration for prospective members of the fall 2016 incoming class. The Scholarship Committee also gives consideration to factors such as rigor of academic program, grade trends, and extenuating circumstances. Variations in the applicant pool also may prompt the Scholarship Committee to adjust award levels upward or downward. Although all applicants for admission are considered for scholarship aid, the selection committee may request an interview to assist in the decision-making process.