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Law School Scholarships and Grants

A variety of scholarships and grants for law school are available to offset the costs of a New England Law | Boston education.

Merit-based Scholarships for Law School Students

Justice Sandra Day O’Connor Merit Scholarships

Full-tuition and $30,000 Justice Sandra Day O’Connor Merit Scholarships are available to incoming students who show exceptional academic promise.  All students are considered upon admission to the school, without further application.  These scholarships for law school are renewable annually, provided the recipient meets specified academic requirements.

New England Law | Boston Academic Achievement, Dean’s, and Portia Merit Scholarships

These scholarships are awarded to incoming students who demonstrate outstanding academic promise.  All students are considered upon admission to the school, without further application.  The scholarships are renewable annually, provided the recipient meets specified academic requirements.

Charles Hamilton Houston Merit Scholarships

The Charles Hamilton Houston Merit Scholarships—in amounts up to full tuition—were established to recognize incoming underrepresented minority students demonstrating academic promise.  All eligible students are considered upon admission to the school, without further application.  These law school scholarships are renewable annually, provided the recipient meets specified academic requirements.

 

 

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Trustee Academic Scholarships

A total of 10 half-tuition scholarships are awarded each year to the two students in each level of the day and evening divisions who earn the highest grade point average during the previous year at New England Law.  No application is required to receive this scholarship and students will be notified in late summer of their award.

Other Grant Programs and Scholarships

Robert S. Marcus Memorial Scholarship

A $5,000 scholarship is awarded to one day full-time student in their final year of school.  The student must be from a single parent household, have a demonstrated commitment to trial practice and demonstrate financial need.  Applications are available in early spring and are awarded before the end of the academic year.

Yellow Ribbon Grant Program

Beginning in 2010, New England Law has elected to participate in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program, a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008.  This program allows degree granting institutions of higher learning in the United States to voluntarily enter into an agreement with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to help fund tuition expenses for eligible veterans. 

New England Law will award an unlimited number of eligible veterans to receive up to $5,000 matching law school grants.  Federal law states that Yellow Ribbon awards must be made on a first-come, first-served basis.  In order to apply for Yellow Ribbon benefits at New England Law applicants must be admitted, submit a written request to be considered to the Office of Financial Aid, and qualify for 100% of the benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill Program.  Applicants who qualify for 100% of the Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits who are on active duty or terminal leave at the time of their request are not considered eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Grant until the date they are no longer active duty/terminal leave status.  A VA Certificate of Eligibility must be submitted to the Office of Financial Aid to verify your service end date.  Please send us this form (click here for an example) as soon as possible after making your request.
 
More information about the Yellow Ribbon Program here.