Academic Leadership Scholarship Awards

Academic Leadership Scholarships are awarded to continuing students the top five students in each section for both Day and Evening Divisions as they are about to enter their second year. Students ranked first in their section receive a scholarship worth 50% of tuition; those ranked 2 through 5 receive a scholarship worth 25% of tuition. Academic Leadership Scholarships do not have to be repaid. Recipients must remain in the top 20% of their class to renew the scholarship. Awards are made each year in July.  Awards are for Suffolk Law School tuition only for full-time, day or evening students. Awards may only be used for fall and spring classes.

Trustee Academic Scholarships†

Trustee Academic Scholarships are merit-based funds awarded by the Admissions Committee shortly after an applicant is admitted to the Law School. Recipients will be notified by the Office of Admissions.  Scholarships are awarded to students based on outstanding academic achievement and do not have to be repaid. Award amounts vary. Awards are for Suffolk Law School tuition only for new and continuing full-time, day or evening students. Awards may only be used for fall and spring classes. Funds awarded annually by Suffolk University Law School are subject to the terms and conditions provided to the recipient by the institution at the time the award is made.

Law Achievement Scholarships

Law Achievement Scholarships are awarded to students who have financial need and excel academically.  Recipients must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA and continue to demonstrate financial need to renew the scholarship each year. Awards are for Suffolk Law School tuition only for continuing full-time, day or evening students. Awards may only be used for fall and spring classes.

Trustee Grants

The major source of Suffolk Law School awards is the Trustee Grant. Trustee Grants are awarded based on financial need and do not have to be repaid. Students who file the required financial aid forms by the priority filing date will be automatically considered for grant monies from this fund. Applications received after the priority filing date will be considered for a Trustee Grant on a funds available basis. Award amounts vary. Grants are renewed each year provided recipients reapply by the financial aid deadline and their financial need remains similar. Awards are for Suffolk Law School tuition only for continuing full-time, day or evening students who entered Suffolk Law in the fall of 2014 or before. Awards may only be used for fall and spring classes.

Sargent Scholarships†

Sargent Scholarships are awarded to incoming students on the basis of significant financial need and strong academic credentials. Sargent Scholarships do not have to be repaid. Award amounts vary. Awards are for Suffolk University Law School tuition only. Funds are posted to students’ tuition accounts after the fourth week of classes. Awards are for Suffolk Law School tuition only for continuing full-time, day or evening students who entered Suffolk Law in the fall of 2014 or before. Awards may only be used for fall and spring classes. Funds awarded annually by Suffolk University Law School are subject to the terms and conditions provided to the recipient by the institution at the time the award is made. 

Endowed & Named Scholarships

These "named" scholarships are funded by gifts from donors and foundations, and are awarded to students who meet the donors' designated criteria. Qualifications and award amounts vary, but the determination of the award is generally based on financial need and scholastic achievement. Endowed scholarships do not have to be repaid.

Students applying for financial aid are automatically considered for these funds, based on the information provided in the student's aid application. Scholarships that require a separate application will be posted during the academic year to Campus Cruiser when the the application is available.

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Important Notes on Scholarship Retention 

85% of students awarded Trustee Academic  or Sargent Scholarships retain their scholarships in their second year of study. The Office of Financial Aid (OFA) makes every effort to assist students who, for academic reasons, lose their original scholarships. Students who drop below the required GPA may be reconsidered for scholarship funding once their GPA again meets the required level. Reconsideration will take place after the spring semester of each year, once spring grades are available and a cumulative GPA has been calculated. In addition, with funding permitting, once fall semester, mid-year grades are available, students may also be reconsidered by the OFA for scholarship reinstatement. Students should note that any reinstatement of scholarship funding is not retroactive. Affected students will be notified by the Office of Financial Aid regarding any change in their award.

o Trustee Academic Scholarships are awarded based on academic qualifications only. A Trustee Merit Scholarship recipient who is eligible to continue their enrollment at Suffolk but whose GPA falls below 3.0 and therefore loses their Trustee Merit Scholarship will be considered for financial aid if they apply for financial aid by the appropriate deadlines for returning students and demonstrate financial need.

o Sargent Scholarships are awarded based on financial need and academic qualifications. A Sargent Scholarship recipient who is eligible to continue their enrollment at Suffolk but whose GPA falls below 3.0 and therefore loses their Sargent Scholarship will receive 75% of their original Sargent Scholarship amount as a Trustee Grant if they apply for financial aid by the appropriate deadlines for returning students and continue to demonstrate financial need.

Yellow Ribbon Scholarships

Yellow Ribbon Scholarships are awarded to qualified U.S. veterans approved by the VA for participation in the program. Award renewal is contingent on continued eligibility as determined by the VA. More information on the Yellow Ribbon Program and Suffolk’s commitment can be found on Suffolk University’s Veteran Services web page. Yellow Ribbon Scholarship recipients are not eligible for any type of additional institutional grant or scholarship aid.  Funds are posted to student's tuition accounts once received from the VA. 

Current Outside Scholarship Opportunities

The Office of Financial Aid (OFA) posts scholarship opportunities available from non-Suffolk University Law School sources as they are provided to us. Student recipients of outside scholarships must notify the OFA in writing regarding any scholarship received.       

Aspiring Attorney Aid Scholarship
Offered by the  Kraut Law Group of California, the Aspiring Attorney Aid Scholarship is a $500 scholarship to be awarded to students seeking a future in law.  Further information and the scholarship application may be found on their website.

Baumgartner Law Firm Scholarship
The Baumgartner Law Firm is a leading personal injury law firm based in Houston, Texas and is offering a scholarship for all students who will be attending law school in Fall 2015.  The award is for current or incoming law students and is based on need and commitment to helping others. Applicants must be attending an accredited law school in the US by the fall semester of 2015, with the application deadline August 31, 2015.  Award will be announced November 30, 2015. The award amount is $3,000. Only online applications will be accepted.

Brown, PC Scholarship
Since its inception Brown, PC, has provided experience and mentorship to law students through our internship programs. In an effort to continue to give back, Brown, PC is offering the following scholarships to second or third year U.S. law students: The National Tax Law Scholarship and the
National Business Law Scholarship.  For more information on the scholarships offered by Brown, PC, please visit: http://www.browntax.com/National-Tax-Scholarship.shtml or http://www.browntax.com/National-Business-Law-Scholarship.shtml  Application deadlines are December 11, 2015.

Distracted Driving Awareness Scholarship
Distracted driving causes thousands of accidents each year. At the Law Office of Neil Burns they see firsthand the personal injuries that these motor vehicle collisions cause. Not only are the victims of the accidents but the family and members of the community are affected as well. Car accident lawyers nationwide are trying to raise awareness of these types of accidents. As a Boston personal injury lawyer he has worked with many victims, and their families, whose pain and suffering could have been avoided had a distracted driver not sent that last text, or had the dog not jumped on his lap. Distracted driving is one of the leading causes for car accidents involving people 27 and under and it is easily avoided.   The goal is to raise awareness of the perils of distracted driving, especially for young drivers.  The application deadline is November 15, 2015.

Farzad Family Law Scholarship
The 2015 Farzad Family Law scholarship details are now available and they're excited to start receiving submissions. The deadline is December 15th.  This year they will be awarding the winning submission $3,500. The scholarship details and this year's essay question are available on their website .    

Goodman Acker Law School Scholarship
The Michigan personal injury lawyers of Goodman Acker, P.C. are pleased to announce its first annual scholarship for law students. The scholarship has been created as part of Goodman Acker’s commitment to give back to the community by rewarding law students who demonstrate high academic achievement, strong communication skills and an interest in practicing law. The 2015 Goodman Acker Law School Scholarship is $1,000.00 and will be awarded to a student who has achieved high academic achievement, submitted an original essay, and is currently attending or has been accepted to an accredited law school in the United States, This includes students enrolled at an accredited 4-year university that have been accepted to a law school. (Copy of acceptance letter will have to be included in application submission). The application deadline is December 1, 2015. 

Attorney Marcia J. Mavrides Family Law Scholarship
Attorney Marcia J. Mavrides, a family law attorney based in downtown Boston, is offering a $500 scholarship of $500. The scholarship will be awarded to a recipient who demonstrates, through a 3 page essay, their interest in divorce and family law. The student should explain why this area of law is of interest to them.

There is no deadline, essays will be accepted at any given time.  For further information visit the website at www.mavrideslaw.com.    

The McKenzie Law Scholarship
The McKenzie Law firm is pleased to announce our first scholarship award for students who seek to further their educational goals. Education costs have risen over the years and often the burden to pay these costs are too high for students alone. As an estate planning lawyer Dan McKenzie has seen what can happen when individuals do not plan ahead. The McKenzie firm has found that planning for these costs often comes from advanced future planning on the part of the students’ parents. The Legacy Planning Scholarship seeks to bring awareness to students about advanced financial planning and fiscal responsibility. Eligibility Requirements: Student must be enrolled in a post High School Education with preference will given to veterans. All applications must be received by email on or before November 29th, 2015.  

Reeves Law Group Scholarship
Each year, the Reeves Law Group awards a $2,500 scholarship to a deserving student and future lawyer who delivers a winning presentation or authors a winning essay in our annual scholarship contest.  They ask the students to tell their dream that would have a positive impact on the community and/or society. The full eligibility details and entry requirements for our $2,500 scholarship can be found at http://www.robertreeveslaw.com/scholarship/  The deadline for this scholarship is December 15th, 2015.

Steven M. Sweat Annual College Scholarship Essay Competition
According to a 2014 report published by Bloomberg, college tuition continues to outpace the rate of inflation. Consequently, more and more students and families find it difficult to meet the costs associated with attending college. For this reason, the Law Offices of Steven M. Sweat, APC is pleased to hold an annual college essay contest to help a current or prospective college student meet the costs associated with obtaining a degree. Details regarding the essay contest and submission guidelines are provided on our website.  The application deadline is December 1, 2015.

Zavodnick, Zavodnick & Lasky, LLC Scholarship
The attorneys of Zavodnick, Zavodnick & Lasky, LLC understand the financial strains that can accompany obtaining a college degree. For this reason, our firm is pleased to offer a $1,000 college scholarship to the winner of our annual essay contest. Details regarding the contest and the applications procedure may be found on our website. Application deadline is December 1, 2015.