Merit Scholarships

Applicants are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships by the Admissions Office during the admissions process. 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. 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. Please visit the External Scholarship Opportunities page for more information.

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 are renewable annually. To be considered for this award, applicants must submit an additional one-page addendum with their application materials.  Click here for more information.

Dean's Scholarships

Awarded to several outstanding students upon entrance, the Deans scholarship includes tuition, mandatory fees, and a stipend. This scholarship can be renewed.

Loyola Scholarships

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.

Yellow Ribbon Award

Loyola Law School participates in the VA Yellow Ribbon Program. In the 2012-2013 academic year, Loyola provided a direct grant of $2,000 to a maximum of 15 qualifying veterans ($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). For more information about this program, please contact the Registrar's Office by phone at 213.736.1130 or by email at


Our policy on scholarship renewal requirements is reviewed annually, and in recent years has changed. Students in the 2012 and 2013 class will be able to retain their merit scholarship as long as they maintain a 3.2 cumulative GPA – which is equivalent to being in approximately the top 50% of the class.  However, once a scholarship is forfeited due to failure to meet the renewal criteria, it will not be renewed in any subsequent year even if the GPA requirement is met.  Data for the entering class of 2012 scholarship retention can be found here.