Scholarships and Grants
The University of Dayton School of Law awards scholarships to approximately 50 percent of each entering class. Most of our scholarships are merit-based, with the goal of diversifying the class taken into consideration. Renewal of merit scholarships is dependent upon academic performance at the end of the preceding two semesters. No separate application for scholarship consideration is required.
President’s and Dean’s Merit Scholarships are renewed annually as long as the recipient maintains at least a 2.95 cumulative grade point average. Scholarship renewal and eligibility are reviewed each academic year at the end of the spring semester. Legal Opportunity Scholarships are renewed annually on an unconditional basis.
Additional Scholarships for Upper-Level students
We occasionally offer additional scholarships to upper-level students, but only when funding is available. These awards are made on the basis of class rank at the end of the first two semesters of law school, and no application is required. In addition, several scholarships are awarded on an annual basis to upper-level students to recognize their commitment to public service, social justice, and to the School of Law.
Outside scholarships and grants
Outside scholarships and grants are highly competitive and often have early application deadlines. Examples include awards by county bar associations and various local, regional, and national philanthropic organizations. We post information about outside scholarships as it becomes available. Learn more »
More information about applicable outside scholarships is available at www.finaid.org.
Scholarship Retention Data
The following information is for the 2011 academic year.