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Law School Scholarships

Merit scholarship awards are made on a rolling basis. We encourage you to submit a complete admissions application by the March 1 priority deadline.

Law scholarships are merit-based and awarded by the law school — no applications are required. 

Through support from the University's Board of Trustees, the legislature, and the generosity of alumni and friends of the School of Law, merit scholarship funds are available to offer financial assistance to highly qualified applicants. School of Law scholarships can range from a modest amount to the occasional award that approaches full resident tuition. Qualified non-resident students may receive a scholarship that includes a tuition reduction that significantly reduces tuition. We make a scholarship commitment to entering students that is maintained for all three years of law school. Our scholarships are not conditional upon attaining a particular GPA or class rank, however, students must maintain good academic standing.

Please reach out to the Office of Admissions at (803) 777-6605 or if you have questions about your eligibility. 

Outside Scholarships

Scholarships are also available from sources outside the law school, such as bar associations, churches, fraternal organizations, non-profit foundations, or your or your parents' employer. We encourage you to check with any membership organization with which you or your family may have a connection. The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships has a comprehensive list of non-institutional scholarships linked here on their website. 

AccessLex Institute, a nonprofit organization committed to helping students find their path to a legal education, developed a scholarship databank with nearly 800 vetted scholarship opportunities for aspiring and current law students. Visit their website to access the databank. 

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