Dean’s Scholarships are offered to highly qualified students in each entering first-year class. These scholarships vary in number and amount each year, and are renewable under the terms outlined below. As part of the Dean’s Scholarship program, we also offer at least two Dean’s Teach for America Scholarships. The terms and criteria for the Teach for America scholarships are the same as those for the Dean’s Scholarship program, except that only current or former Teach for America corps members will be considered. Every applicant accepted for admission to the J.D. program is automatically considered for available merit scholarships, and no additional application is required.
Every J.D. applicant accepted for admission is automatically considered for available merit scholarships, and no additional application is required. The following factors are considered when awarding merit scholarships:
Merit scholarships awarded to entering J.D. students, including Dean’s Scholarships and Dean’s Teach for America Scholarships, are renewable under the following terms, unless otherwise specified. For full-time entering students, scholarships are for all three years of the J.D. program, provided the student maintains continuous full-time enrollment and a minimum 2.9* cumulative GPA. For part-time students, scholarships are for all four years of the J.D. program, provided the student maintains a continuous full, part-time course load and a minimum 2.9* cumulative GPA. If the student transfers from the part-time program to the full-time program, the scholarship will expire upon graduation from the JD program or at the conclusion of the fourth year, whichever comes first.
Scholarships are paid in two equal installments each year, one each for the fall and spring semester. No payment is made for summer enrollment. The scholarship will be applied to the student’s university financial account.
*A 2.9 cumulative GPA generally equates to students in the top 70% of the entering class. For more specific information, please refer to the Class Standing chart.
Each year, the UHLC offers several scholarships to currently enrolled students. During this ceremony, the Law Center recognizes student achievement in a number of areas. Submission deadline for 2014 TBA.
Applicants are encouraged to search for outside scholarships. Some suggestions are www.fastweb.com, www.aie.org individual organizations, sororities or fraternities, social clubs, religious or business organizations, employers of a parent, spouse or friend, foundations, town or city clubs, community organizations and civic groups such as the American Legion, YMCA, 4H Club, Elks, Kiwanis, Jaycees or girl & boy scouts. Any organization connected with your field of interest. Other options:
Houston-Galveston Schweitzer Fellows Program $2500 Stipend - One-year interdisciplinary, mentored fellowship program focused on health-related community service and leadership development. Application deadline is February 1, 2014.
Applications on this site are also available on the scholarship literature rack in the Student Services suite.
Applications on this site are also available on the literature rack in the Student Services suite.
University of Houston Law Center
Financial Aid & Scholarship Office
100 Law Center
Houston, Texas 77204-6060
School code 003652