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.
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 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.
†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.
Future Leadership Scholarship
The Brett McCandlis Brown Law Firm is now accepting applications for The Future Leadership Scholarship 2015. This is an annual $2000 scholarship for law students who are working towards a Juris Doctorate Degree and who have an interest in personal injury law.
Scholarship applicants should go to our website at http://www.washingtoninjury.com/library/future- to learn more about this scholarship and its requirements, and to access the scholarship application form. Brett McCandlis Brown will be accepting applications until July 15, 2015, and will notify the recipient on or about August 15, 2015.
Howell & Christmas, LLC Visionary Scholarship
The law offices of Howell & Christmas, LLC, a 10 out of 10 Avvo rated law firm is proud to have served the working men and women of South Carolina, with combined legal experience of over 30 years, in all types of accident and injury cases including car accidents, work accidents and medical malpractice. We have provided over 17 years of pro-bono work in our communities and started the non-profit Low country Helmets for Kids whose mission is to give away free bicycle and skateboard helmets and help prevent childhood brain injuries from occurring. $1000 will be awarded to a high-achieving, bright student who intends to pursue a career in law.
Application deadline is July 31, 2015
Juvenile Justice Law School Scholarship
The Tiftickjian Law Firm, P.C. are committed to juvenile justice and want to encourage young people to pursue a career in law and hopefully make a difference to someone in their careers. They have discovered that nothing matters more in the early life of a youth charged with a crime than lawyers, legal professionals, and judges who are committed to defending the rights of the youth.
For any law student attending (or accepted and planning to attend) an accredited law school. 3.5+ GPA. A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to an applicant exclusively for law school tuition and related expenses.
Application deadline is July 31, 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.
Richard Mintz Summer Associate Diversity Scholarship
Are you a community-minded law student from a diverse background with a record of academic excellence and a commitment to diversity? Apply for the Richard Mintz Summer Associate Diversity Scholarship.
•$10,000 toward tuition for your third year of law school
•A paid summer position in Mintz Levin’s Boston, New York, or San Diego office between your second and third years of law school
Priority application deadline July 17, 2015. Applications received after July 17th, but no later than August 14th, will be considered as space allows.
Steinger, Iscoe & Greene Latin Heritage Law Student Scholarship
Steinger, Iscoe & Greene are proud to serve the people of Florida and California and to give back to our community. Since 1997 we have worked to represent those injured by the carelessness and negligence of others and to help victims and their families get back on their feet. Now we are pleased to present a $1,000 scholarship to one student of Hispanic descent seeking to obtain a law degree.
Application deadline is July 31, 2015
Vision Zero Auto Accident Prevention Scholarship
The Law Office of John J. Sheehan will be accepting applications for the Vision Zero Auto Accident Prevention Scholarship. This is a non-renewable award to prospective first and second year law students (class of 2017-2018) with a clean driving record, a 3.0 GPA, and a Fall 2014 or 13 law school entry date. Additional criteria include superior academic performance, and an essay. A single scholarship in the amount of $1,000.00 will be awarded.
For further details and to download an application.
Application receipt deadline is July 31, 2015.