Entering First-year Students
Every student admitted to Cumberland School of Law is considered a possible scholarship student. Those found most deserving by the dean and the Scholarship Committee will be offered financial assistance in the form of full or partial merit scholarships, which may include a one-time stipend of up to $5,000. Second- and third-year students may be eligible to receive endowed, need-based, merit or leadership scholarships, made possible through the generosity of the law school's alumni and friends. No scholarships are available for flex-time program participants. Scholarship funds are limited; therefore, it is in the applicant's best interest to apply to Cumberland School of Law by the December 31st priority deadline.
Outside scholarship funding may be available to entering students through several organizations. Consider contacting some of the following sources to inquire about outside scholarships:
fraternities and sororities
Q: What kinds of scholarships are available for entering law students?
A: Merit scholarships are awarded to entering students on the basis of LSAT scores and undergraduate GPA. Award amounts vary and range from full tuition plus a one-time stipend and book award to a partial tuition scholarship.
Q: How do entering law students apply for scholarships?
A: All applicants who are admitted are automatically considered for scholarships. (No scholarships are available for flex-time program participants.) Scholarships are typically awarded early, so it is in the applicant's best interest to apply by the December 31st priority deadline and complete his/ her file early in the cycle.
Current Students (Second-year and Third-year)
Q: What kinds of scholarships are available for current law students?
A: Three basic categories of scholarships are available for upper-class law students:
Merit scholarships—awarded based on academic performance
Need-based scholarships—awarded based on financial need; annually updated FAFSA and completed application are required for consideration. (The Financial Aid Office must have electronically received the student's processed FAFSA information from the Department of Education by May 1, 2013.) Click here for the Need-Based Application. 2013-2014 Need-Based Scholarship Application.
Leadership scholarships—awarded to students holding specific leadership positions at the law school
Click here for a list of Cumberland School of Law scholarships by category.
Click here for a list of outside scholarships by category.
Additional Scholarship Application Opportunities:
Alabama Association of Circuit Judges Scholarship Fund
Benjamin Lee Boyanton Scholarship