Each year we offer scholarships to as many of the most qualified applicants as possible. Awards are made at the time of admission and will be included in the notification of admission.
We are committed to providing all scholarship recipients who enroll with the opportunity to maintain their scholarship throughout law school. The GPA requirement to retain the scholarship after the first year is adjusted each year so that the number of first year students receiving a scholarship will never exceed the number of first year students at or above the required GPA. This has been our practice since the creation of the UB Law Scholarship. The GPA requirement for fall 2016 awards is 2.75.
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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 65 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*|
*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. Students will receive the grant for the first year of law school. Please contact the office of law admissions to see if you qualify and for information about changing your residency status.
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.
Scholarships for Continuing Students
High-performing students are eligible for membership in the Royal Shannonhouse Honor Society. The society recognizes academic excellence in law school. Students with a GPA of 3.7 or higher are inducted as Distinguished scholars. Students with a GPA of 3.15 to 3.26 are inducted as members of the honor society. Full time students are considered for membership upon completion of the first year of law school. Part time students are considered for membership upon completion of three semesters of law school. Membership in the society includes a scholarship.
Outside Scholarships for New and Continuing Law Students
Students are encouraged to investigate scholarships offered by outside organizations such as Bar Associations and Foundations. Organizations often notify the law school of scholarships as the application deadline approaches. The law school will notify students of these opportunities by email. Below is a list of some of the outside assistance available.
ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship
American Association on Health and Disability
American Indian College Fund
American Intellectual Property Law Education Foundation
Animal Legal Defense Fund Advancement of Animal Law
Arent Fox Diversity Scholarship
Charles T. Stoner Law Scholarship Award
Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship
DRI Law Student Diversity Scholarship
Earl Warren Scholarships
Edward and Mary Conroy Memorial Scholarship
Federal Communications Bar Association Foundation
Finding Justice Scholarship (Contact Law Career Development)
Foundation of the Federal Bar Association
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Incorporated Society of Irish American Lawyers
J. Franklyn Bourne Scholarship Fund, Inc.
Japanese American Bar Association
John R. Justice Grant Program - Maryland Student Loan Repayment Program
Korean American Scholarship Foundation
Mark T. Banner Scholarship
Maryland Delegate Scholarship
Maryland Senatorial Scholarship
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund Law School Scholarship Program
Michael Weiner Scholarship Application
Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship Program
Ms. JD Fellowship
Ms. JD Scholarship
National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
National Council on International Trade Development
Point Foundation The National LGBTQ Scholarship Fund
The Reeves Law Group Scholarship
The HNBA Legal Education Fund
The Monumental City Bar Foundation
The National Italian American Foundation
United Negro College Fund
Vietnamese American Bar Association of the Greater Washington DC Area