Frequently Asked Questions - Scholarships and Financial Aid

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 stipend and book award to a partial tuition scholarship.

All admitted applicants are automatically considered for scholarship assistance.*  Since scholarships are usually awarded early in the application process, applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their application materials by the December 31st priority deadline.

*Admitted applicants are not automatically considered for the Jere White Fellowship.  Eligible admitted applicants will be notified and invited to apply for the Fellowship.

Three basic categories of scholarships are available for law students:
1. Merit scholarships - awarded based on academic performance
2. Need-based scholarships - awarded based on financial need
3. Leadership scholarships - awarded to students holding specific leadership positions at the law school

To begin the application process for Federal financial aid, complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid and include Samford University on this form.