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. 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. 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.

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.

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 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 additional institutional aid.  Funds are posted to student's tuition accounts once received from the VA. 

Current Outside Scholarship Opportunities

The Office of Financial Aid posts scholarship opportunities available from non-Suffolk University Law School sources as they are provided to us. 

Kush Arora Attorney at Law Federal Justice Reform Scholarship
Mr. Arora understands that the success of the criminal justice system depends on the success of the bright young women and men who are pursuing their academic and professional dreams today. To help them achieve their goals, and to further bolster the system that he so proudly serves, Mr. Arora has established the Kush Arora Federal Justice Reform Scholarship. This scholarship will award $500 to a deserving student who has demonstrated a thoughtful, well-reasoned view of whether certain laws and criminal justice policies are just or unjust.

Eligibility criteria include a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA, a 1,000-word essay, and a current unofficial transcript.

The application deadline to is June 1st, 2015.

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.

Thomas F. Black Jr. Memorial Scholarship
The Rhode Island Bar Foundation’s Thomas F. Black, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 1989 to support and foster high legal practice standards by assisting Rhode Island residents who show promise that they will become outstanding lawyers and who need financial assistance to study law. The Scholarship is in honor of the late Thomas F. Black, Jr., a person known for his impressive ability as a lawyer and banker, his deeply rooted legal scholarship and his notable participation in civic and charitable causes.

In January of 2015, the Rhode Island Bar Foundation will be accepting applications for the Thomas F. Black, Jr. Memorial Scholarship of the Rhode Island Bar Foundation for academic year 2015-2016. The scholarship is a one year, non-renewable award, for full-time students who are Rhode Island residents who will be entering their first year of law school in September, 2015. For academic year 2015-2016, the Foundation intends to award two scholarship awards in the amount of $20,000 each.

The deadline for submitting the application is March 23, 2015.

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. 2015 Law School Scholarship
The Diversity Scholarship will be awarded to a student who is currently attending an accredited law school, who is either a member of an ethnic, racial, or other minority, or demonstrates commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career. The second annual award will be awarded in 2015. Applicants must meet the following criteria: Recipient is a member of an ethnic, racial or other minority, or any individual who demonstrates a defined commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career, and is a U.S. citizen currently attending an accredited law school within the United States. Academic achievement as reflected by a minimum 3.0 GPA and must have completed at least one semester of classes at an accredited law school.

Application deadline is May 31, 2015.

Cohen, Placitella & Roth Scholarship

Application is due May 31, 2015.           

Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship Fund
In 1978 the Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship Fund was established by Helen and Richard Fox and Friends to honor the memory of their son who, as a proud member of the Berks County (PA) Bar Association, served as a young attorney in the Public Defender’s Office. The scholarship supports graduates of Berks County, Pennsylvania, high schools who are entering their second year at an accredited law school. The Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship Award is presented annually at the Berks County Bar Association Law Day Event. In June 2000, the Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship Fund was transferred to the Berks County Community Foundation to manage and administer. The Berks County Community Foundation is a nonprofit corporation whose purpose is to develop, manage and distribute funding to meet existing and emerging community needs. Through permanent endowments created from charitable gifts, the Community Foundation makes grants from the earnings of the endowment. By keeping the principal balance of the funds intact and spending only earnings, the Community Foundation ensures a lasting and stable vehicle for the support and development of Berks County.

Eligible students should access the web site, www.bccf.org, to apply on-line for the Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship. 

Applications must be submitted by April 1, 2015

Joseph H. Gellert Scholarship

The Duchess County (PA) Bar Association (DCBA) Endowment Fund was established to increase the availability of legal services and public understanding of the law. The DCBA Endowment Fund was established to increase the availability of legal services and public understanding of the law. The Joseph H. Gellert Scholarship is awarded to a Dutchess County Law Student in memory of Joseph H. Gellert.

Our Endowment Fund and scholarships are administered by The Community Foundation of Dutchess County. For more information please visit the Community Foundation’s website, www.communityfoundationdc.org.

Applications must be submitted on-line and are due by May 1, 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

Hudson County (NJ) Bar Foundation Scholarship

Application deadline is April 30, 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

Ladah Law Firm Injury Scholarship
The Ladah Law Firm Injury Scholarship is a $2,000 scholarship open to applicants nationwide who are currently attending law school. The personal injury attorneys at Ladah Law Firm work closely with accident victims and their families every day and  know the long term effects an injury can have, and so would like to extend their help to future lawyers affected by an injury or accident. This scholarship is a one time award of $2,000 and will be presented in the fall semester of 2015.

The application deadline is the May 31, 2015.  

Moses and Rooth 2015 Legal Scholarship
Moses and Rooth Attorneys at Law, a Criminal Defense Law Firm located in Orlando, Florida is offering a $1,000 scholarship to one incoming 1L or currently enrolled law student. The scholarship is offered for the Fall 2015 semester.  In addtion to meeting scholarship criteria, students must submit an essay on the topic:  How do you see social media affecting the practice of law?

Application Deadline: May 1, 2015

New England Employee Benefits Council
NEEBC's Scholarship Program was established to further the aims of the Council to advance the knowledge and education of individuals in the employee benefits field, or those aspiring to careers in employee benefits. Careers in employee benefits include but are not limited to, careers in the actuarial sciences; ERISA and legal aspects of employee benefits; careers in pension design and planning; work and family issues; and careers in corporate employee benefits design, analysis and management.

Awards will be based on demonstrated educational performance and benefit career aspirations and goals. Some of the criteria used by the Scholarship Committee in determining eligibility and awards are:
•Specific employee benefit related study, activities and goals
•School and community activities
•Work experience
•Future potential, and academic performance

Completed scholarship applications, including supporting materials, must be postmarked no later than April 1, 2015.

Post Office Locator Scholarship
USPostmail.org will be awarding its annual Post Office Locator Scholarship for students enrolling in the upcoming 2015 Fall Semester. Both incoming and current students who are US citizens are eligible and urged to apply. Eligible applicants will be required to write a short, 500-1000 word essay which will be judged on how well-written, compelling, and persuasive they are.

Applications are due April 15, 2015 and finalists will be notified of selection on May 30, 2015.   

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.