Scholarships & Fellowships
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All admitted students are considered for a variety of need- and merit-based scholarships and most receive one. Once accepted, students maintain the scholarship they were awarded upon admission for the full three years of study regardless of academic performance. Students are also eligible for federal financial aid.
- Who Are You?
Through the generous support of our WashULaw alumni and friends, we are able to offer many named and anonymous scholarship awards based on excellent academic credentials, evidence of strong leadership skills, a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion, as well as other interests and goals.
Our alumni support scholarship awards to students who represent a vast range of interests, viewpoints, backgrounds, skills, and affiliations. In determining scholarship awards, we consider a multitude of factors that align with our goal to recruit an inclusive and heterogeneous student body in all forms, including ethnic, racial, and language diversity; socioeconomic status; ideological and political persuasion; career aspirations; geographical diversity; sexual orientation; military service; and extracurricular diversity to name but just a few.
In reviewing your application, we will consider you for all scholarship awards that fit your unique profile. In addition to the required application information, you are welcome to supplement your application with more detailed information that you wish us to consider during the award process.
- Are There Deadlines or Additional Requirements for Scholarship Awards?
Admitted students are considered for all scholarships available on a rolling basis. Some scholarships have additional requirements or deadlines.
- The Ann W. and Spencer T. Olin – Chancellor’s Fellowship (closed for 2022-2023 application cycle)
- Mound City Bar Foundation’s Equity Scholars Program (rolling awards,
To apply, email the following to email@example.com. In 500 words or less, please indicate the reasons for your interest in Mound City Bar Foundation’s Equity Scholars Program, including 1)How your background and lived experiences have influenced your decision to pursue a career in law; and/or 2) What you hope to accomplish with your law degree.)
- Webster Society Scholarship (rolling awards, early application recommended)
- Yellow Ribbon Program (unlimited awards)
- Buder Scholarship for American Indian Law Students (rolling awards, early application recommended)
- Thomas F. Eagleton Scholarship (due July 1, 2023)
- Private, outside scholarships compiled by AccessLex Institute (compilation of private, outside scholarships, grants, and fellowships for aspiring and entering law students. Washington University School of Law does not control or administer these funds. Note that outside funding agencies may change their requirements and deadlines).
- What Are Your Goals and Interests?
WashULaw alumni and friends fund many named and anonymous scholarship awards for students with a wide variety of interests and goals. A few examples include scholarships for students with expressed commitment to public interest work and community betterment, teaching and academia, entrepreneurial aspirations, or international law. If you have expressed your areas of interest in your application, you will be considered for these scholarship awards. However, we always welcome supplements to your application with more detailed information about your interests and goals for consideration during the award process.
Scholarships and fellowships are available for students with interests in all areas. Some examples of these awards are listed below. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list – many other scholarships and awards are available.
- What Are Your Achievements?
WashULaw alumni and friends fund many named and anonymous scholarship awards for students with outstanding achievements. These scholarships support students with excellent academic credentials and evidence of leadership strength. As long as you have fully expressed your accomplishments in your application, you will be considered for these scholarship awards. However, we always welcome supplements to your application with more detailed information about your accomplishments for consideration during the award process.
Our students have done some great work before coming to Washington University Law. Our alumni and friends fund many named and anonymous scholarship awards for students with outstanding achievements. Some examples of these awards are listed below. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list – many other scholarships and awards are available.
- Dean’s Fellowship
- David M. Becker Scholar in Law
- Dean Nancy Staudt and Dr. Lee Epstein Scholars in Law
- Dorsey D. Ellis Jr. Endowed Scholarship
- Kent D. Syverud Scholarship
- Military Leaders Scholar in Law
- Scholar in Law Awards
- Thomas F. Eagleton Scholarship
- Yellow Ribbon Program (unlimited awards)