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New Student Scholarships

Each year we offer scholarships to as many of the most qualified applicants as possible. Awarding begins in January and continues until late March. 

We are committed to providing all scholarship recipients who enroll with the opportunity to maintain their  scholarship throughout law school. A 3.15 GPA is required to keep the award. This has been our practice since the creation of the UB Law Scholarship.

View the full list of ABA Required Disclosures.

However, not all UB Law Scholarship recipients meet the required GPA after the first year. Over the past three years, the number of scholarship students who have retained their awards has ranged from 60 percent to 71 percent.

Below is a chart of the number of students receiving scholarships and the number of those who did not maintain the required GPA.  

Please contact the Office of Law Admissions with any questions.

Academic Year         Students Matriculating  Number Entering with Conditional Scholarships   Number Whose Conditional Scholarships Have Since Been Reduced or Eliminated*
         
2013-2014 279 110   43
2012-2013 366 98   37
2011-2012 379 86   16

 *All students not meeting the GPA requirement had their scholarships eliminated.

Grants for Out of State Students

Some of of state students will receive an out of state student grant to compensate for the difference between the In State and Out of State tuition rates.  Selection is based on undergraduate GPA and LSAT score.  Please contact the office of law admissions to see if you qualify.  Students will receive the grant for as long as they are classified as out of state.

Scholarships for Maryland Residents

You are automatically considered for Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) scholarships if you complete the FAFSA by May 1, are a Maryland resident and meet need-based requirements. State of Maryland Scholarship information is available on the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) website.

ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship

The ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to minority students. Applications must be submitted to the ABA by March 1.