Admissions > Financial Aid > Scholarships
Thurgood Marshall School of Law encourages students to explore and apply for all applicable scholarships. The Office of Admissions and Financial Aid make every effort to inform students of scholarships administered by Thurgood Marshall School of Law and external scholarships as they become available.
We suggest that you apply for any and all external scholarships if you meet the eligibility requirements; receiving an external scholarship could reduce your alternative loan borrowing. Remember, the less you borrow, the less you'll have to repay.
The Thurgood Marshall School of Law – Texas Southern University
awards merit based scholarships to students who demonstrate academic
excellence. The Office of
Admissions and Financial Aid reviews all student academic
credentials in determining the eligibility of prospective and
current students. In regards
to rising 2L students, the guideline for the requisite demonstration
of academic excellence is finishing the Spring Semester of the first
year with a cumulative grade point average that places the candidate
in the top ten percent of the class.
The top ten percent of 3L students will also be awarded merit
based scholarships. The law
school currently follows a merit scholarship class allocation
policy, that allocates the
significant majority of merit scholarship funding to in-coming and
rising 2L students. Scholarship
amounts are contingent upon the current budget allocated towards
Please note that the law school’s scholarship program described above is subject to fund availability and review each academic year. Any modifications in the program resulting from the review will be posted, and a written notice sent to any affected student.
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We encourage you to look outside of the law school for scholarship opportunities. The following is a list of on-line search engines that you may use to begin your search (the search engines are free).