Merit Scholarships

Applicants are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships by the Admissions Office. Scholarship awards range from partial tuition to full tuition. Full-tuition scholarships include mandatory fees and a stipend for books. Applicants interested in scholarships should submit their admissions application as early as possible -- preferably before January 1st. With the exception of the Public Interest Scholars Program, no additional documentation is needed for applicants to be considered for scholarships.  Students who have been selected for a scholarship will be notified by the Admissions Office.

The scholarships below are Loyola-specific programs. Other programs exist, however, and all applicants are encouraged to conduct their own search for scholarships. Some of the most reputable free scholarship search engines are Fastweb and Scholarships. Another resource, Admissions Dean, provides a database specifically for law school scholarships.

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

  • An additional essay is required to be submitted as an addendum with your application materials. 
  • Designed for law students who are committed to practicing in the field of public interest law.
  • Includes specialized externships and paid summer jobs in public interest law.
  • The scholarship amount varies. This scholarship can be renewed.

Dean's Scholarships

  • Awarded to several outstanding students upon entrance.
  • Tuition, mandatory fees, and a stipend are included. This scholarship can be renewed.

Loyola Scholarships

  • Awarded on the basis of academic achievement as well as diversity of background and experience.
  • These are partial scholarships. Some awards may be renewable.

Yellow Ribbon Award

  • Loyola Law School will participate in the VA Yellow Ribbon Program during the 2014-2015 Academic Year. The Law School has agreed to provide a direct grant of $2,000 to a maximum of 15 qualifying veterans during the 2014-15 Academic Year ($1,000 in the fall term and $1,000 in the spring term).
  • Students will be considered for the Yellow Ribbon Award on a first-come, first-served basis. Students who are veterans and are eligible for the Yellow Ribbon program must submit a copy of their Certificate of Eligibility (COE) to the Registrar's Office. The priority deadline is August 7, 2014.
  • Students will receive notification from Loyola Law School if they are selected to receive the Yellow Ribbon Award.

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