FOR LEGAL EDUCATION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON LAW CENTER AND BEYOND
Deserving and high-caliber students are interested in the University of Houston Law Center and a robust and generous scholarship program is crucial to recruiting and retaining these students. Scholarships strengthen the Law Center’s efforts and empower students of all backgrounds to follow their dreams. By investing in students today, we remove financial barriers and fuel the legal minds of tomorrow’s leaders.
Since 2002, in-state tuition has more than tripled from $10,000 to almost $35,000 annually. The Law Center recognizes scholarships have become much more valuable when students make decisions about attending or staying in law school. The initiative goal is to triple our annual philanthropic scholarship support and raise $10 million by 2025. Not only will this have a tremendous impact on our students and their futures, it will also put us on par competitively with what our peer institutions are offering.
For the entering 1L class of 2021:
*and of those students who received scholarships, only 39.5% or 45 students came from minority backgrounds.
The average debt of the Class of 2021 was $99,014.00 and 69% of the class borrowed federal and/or private loans.
Ways to Fund or Support Scholarships:
Levels of Impact:
1:1 Matching Opportunity:
Stephen Wallace (J.D. ’83) and Neal Sutton, III (J.D. ’72) have both generously donated towards establishing a Matching Fund of $40,000 this year that will match dollar-for-dollar all gifts to the Scholarships & Awards Fund under $10,000 to help amplify our Fuel the Future Initiative and support the next generation of leader leaders. Give today and activate the match.
For more information about giving back to UHLC, please reach out to our philanthropic advisors, Brena Baumann-Gonzalez or Stephanie Johnson.
“I am the first lawyer in my family, and scholarships gave me every tool I needed to start my journey. I received a full tuition scholarship, which provided me with the space to focus on learning. I successfully completed law school with an associate opportunity at a top firm and had the best mentors a student could ever ask for.”
- Stephanie Nweke
Gus A. Schill, Jr. Full Tuition Scholarship Recipient
3+3 Undergraduate/Law Dual Degree and Pipeline Program Scholar‚ ’21
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