Applicants applying to the JD program are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships by the Office of Admissions during the admissions process. Scholarship awards range from partial tuition to full-tuition scholarships, which include mandatory fees and a stipend for books. Applicants interested in scholarships should submit their admissions application on or before the admissions application priority deadline. Students who have been selected for a scholarship will be notified by the Office of Admissions.
Scholarship requirements differ by type of award. Students should refer to the Additional Financial Aid & Scholarship Information document that was sent with their scholarship letter for the renewal criteria for their award. If a student does not meet the renewal criteria, the scholarship will not be renewed in any subsequent year even if the GPA requirement is met.
The scholarships below are Loyola-specific programs.
Fritz. B. Burns Scholarships
Generously funded by the Fritz B. Burns Foundation in order to attract students of high achievement and great potential for outstanding leadership positions in the legal community. Scholarships are awarded to the most outstanding entering students for both the Day and Evening Division. Tuition, all fees, and a stipend for books are included. This scholarship can be renewed.
The Public Interest Scholars Program (PISP)
Designed for law students who are committed to practicing in the field of public interest law, the PISP includes specialized externships and paid summer jobs in public interest law. The scholarship amount varies and is renewable annually. To be considered for this award, applicants must submit an additional one-page addendum with their application materials. Learn more about the The Public Interest Scholars Program (PISP).
Awarded to several outstanding students upon entrance, the Deans scholarship includes tuition, mandatory fees, and a stipend. This scholarship can be renewed.
Loyola scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement as well as diversity of background and experience. These are partial scholarships. Some awards may be renewable.