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FUEL THE FUTURE

FOR LEGAL EDUCATION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON LAW CENTER AND BEYOND

THE IMPACT OF SCHOLARSHIPS

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.

SCHOLARSHIP FAST FACTS:

For the entering 1L class of 2021:

  • Median LSAT 161 | Median GPA 3.64
  • 15.2% matriculants are both first-generation and first-generation law students
  • 79.1% are the first in their family to attend law school
  • 38.5% members of underrepresented minority groups
  • Only 47% of the class received merit scholarships

*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.

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

  • Establish a named annual scholarship ($10,000 minimum annually). Donor event and recognition benefits.
  • Establish a permanent named endowed scholarship ($25,000 minimum payable over 5 years). The corpus will be held in perpetuity and the annual distribution amount is eligible for awarding after a full fiscal year of vesting. Donor annual impact report, event and recognition benefits.
  • Include the Law Center in your gift planning to benefit or supplement a named annual or endowed scholarship to create a lasting legacy for generations to come.
  • Contribute to the general “Scholarship and Awards” fund.

To learn more about scholarships and visit more about your philanthropic goals, please contact our Office of Development today. 

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT SPOTLIGHT

Stephanie Nweke

“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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Together, We Rise. Together, we soar.

Students
For more information contact:

Brena Baumann-Gonzalez  (J.D. ’90)
Senior Director of Development
bbaumann@central.uh.edu
713-743-0978

Stephanie Johnson, CFRE
Director of Development
sejohns9@central.uh.edu
713-743-3839

 



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