MSU College of Law

Barrister’s Ball Scholarship

Established in 2012 by the MSU College of Law Student Bar Association, the Barrister’s Ball Scholarship helps offset technology and book expenses for law students. 


  • 1L, 2L, 3L or LLM student (one award is available for each group)
  • GPA 2.75 or higher
  • Preference given to students who demonstrate financial need, as determined by their expected family contribution (EFC) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Applicants should submit a one page essay about what action the student takes to minimize student debt and how this scholarship will ease the burden extra school expenses (such as technology and books) place on the student.
  • Scholarships are made possible thanks to the SBA Fundraising Committee, student and administrative support, and our Barrister’s Ball donors and sponsors. 

Questions about the scholarship and applications should be submitted via e-mail to the Office Financial Aid at Applications also may be dropped off at the Office of Financial Aid in Room 316. Applications are due by Monday, February 6, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. By applying for this scholarship, each applicant consents to a release of his or her information to confirm GPA and financial need.

The Office of Advancement and Department of Financial Aid staff select scholarship recipients. Scholarship winners will be notified via email by the Student Bar Association, and Dean Ponoroff will present the awards at the Barrister’s Ball on Saturday, February 18, 2017.