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Scholarships and Grants

The value of a degree from Michigan State Law becomes that much greater as a result of our generous scholarship and grant program, which provides as many as 150 full- and partial-tuition awards to incoming students.

All candidates who apply to the Law College by February 1 will be given full consideration for scholarship aid; a separate scholarship application is not required. Those who apply after February 1 will be considered based on availability of funds. Candidates who wish to be considered for need-based grant assistance must submit all required application materials by February 20. Award notifications generally are sent together with offers of admission.

Award Name Value Criteria
Academic Awards
King Scholarship Full Tuition 162 LSAT, 3.75 UGPA
Faculty Scholarship $30,000 to Full Tuition 158 LSAT, 3.65 UGPA
Academic Excellence Scholarship $15,000 to $28,500 155 LSAT, 3.60 UGPA
Alumni Scholarship $5,000 to $12,500 155 LSAT, 3.00 UGPA
Lawyer & Leader Scholarship $5,000 to $12,500 152 LSAT, 3.60 UGPA
Trustee Awards $9,000 to Full Tuition Personal and professional background, academic potential
Academic Interest Awards
Indigenous Law Award $9,000 to Full Tuition Commitment to Native American culture, academic potential
Intellectual Property Law Award $5,000 to Full Tuition Engineering or science background, academic potential
Need-Based Grants
Career Transition Grant $9,000 to $18,500 Financial need, five years of employment
Part Time Enrollment Grant $9,000 to $18,500 Financial need, part-time enrollment
Public Interest Grant $7,500 Financial need
Continuing Student Scholarships $18,000 to Full Tuition 3.50 law school GPA after 1L year (minimum 24 credits)

Learn more about award terms and criteria.

The stated UGPA and LSAT criteria for awards represent the Scholarship Committee’s best effort to communicate likely numerical criteria for consideration for prospective members of the fall 2014 incoming class. The Scholarship Committee also gives consideration to factors such as rigor of academic program, grade trends, and extenuating circumstances. Variations in the applicant pool also may prompt the Scholarship Committee to adjust award levels upward or downward. Although all applicants for admission are considered for scholarship aid, the selection committee may request supplemental information from a candidate to assist in the decision-making process.

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