Dannnye K. Holley, Dean and Professor of Law

Financial Aid Office - 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.

Merit Scholarships

The law school awards generous merit scholarships which, beginning with the 2020 entering class, will be retained as long as the student remains in good academic and social standing.  All admitted 1L students, with the exception of those who have previously attended law school. No additions application is required.

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.

Scholarship Retention Data

Students Matriculating in

# Entering with
Conditional Scholarships

# Whose Conditional Scholarships Have Since
Been Reduced or Eliminated                  

2019 - 2020



2018 - 2019



External Scholarships

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).



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