Scholarships – BYU J. Reuben Clark Law School

Scholarships

Tuition-plus Scholarships

J. Reuben Clark Scholarship (“Clark”)

 

In honor of J. Reuben Clark’s legacy of academic excellence, dedicated service and extraordinary work ethic, BYU Law awards the J. Reuben Clark Scholarship to up to 12 outstanding applicants.  The Clark Scholars program is considered an early admissions decision program and students selected as Clark Scholars must withdraw their applications from all other law schools to accept the Clark Scholarship by March 1.  These “Clark Scholars” receive the following benefits:

 

  • Full tuition for three years of law school
  • $10,000 per year stipend for three years* of law school
  • Retention of scholarship and stipend are conditioned only upon remaining in good standing**
  • Clark Scholars dinners with faculty and deans each year
  • Opportunity to travel on a leadership study tour with faculty and alumni
  • Membership on the Clark Scholars Board which is chaired by the Associate Dean of Research and Academic Affairs and meets monthly

 

Dean’s Scholarship

 

  • Full tuition for three years of law school
  • $2,500 per year stipend
  • Retention of scholarship and stipend are conditioned only upon remaining in good standing
  • Annual luncheon with the Dean

 

Eligibility

 

The general guideline for eligibility will be students with an LSAT score at or above our median (currently 164) with a strong undergraduate GPA who submit a completed application (including the ecclesiastical endorsement) by noon on January 11th, 2019. Eligible applicants will be invited to compete upon nomination from the Admissions Committee.

 

Application Process

 

An applicant who is invited to compete for a tuition-plus scholarship will be required to:

 

  • Submit a one page essay (further instructions will be provided to eligible applicants)
  • Attend the Clark Scholars recruiting dinner and interviews on campus January 31-February 1 (a travel stipend will be provided to students attending from out of state)

 

Award Process

 

  • Clark and Dean’s Scholar recipients will be announced February 15, 2019
  • All applicants invited to compete who do not receive a Clark Scholarship will receive a Dean’s Scholarship
  • Clark Scholars must indicate their acceptance by withdrawing from all other law schools and paying their seat deposit by March 1, 2019
  • Dean’s Scholars have until April 5, 2019 to accept

 

Fritz B. Burns/Joseph E. Rawlinson Scholarship

 

The Burns/Rawlinson Scholarship is awarded to the two applicants in the class with the highest entering credentials.

 

  • Full tuition for three years of law school
  • $10,000 per year stipend for three years of law school
  • Retention of scholarship is conditioned only upon remaining in good standing
  • Retention of stipend is conditioned upon maintaining a 3.5 GPA during law school
  • Scholarship can be combined with Clark or Dean’s Scholarship

 

No application is required and students who receive the Burns/Rawlinson Scholarship will generally be notified late in the summer after the second seat deposit deadline. A student who receives the Burns/Rawlinson and a Clark or Dean’s Scholarship would receive just one award of full tuition, but would receive both stipends as long as the student maintained a 3.5 GPA.

 

Academic Merit Scholarships

 

BYU Law also awards academic merit scholarships based on an index of LSAT score and undergraduate GPA. For the class entering Fall 2018, over 80% of students received some type of academic merit scholarship award.  Forty students received full tuition scholarships and another 42 received at least a quarter tuition scholarship.

 

  • Quarter tuition up to full tuition for three years
  • Retention of scholarship is conditioned only upon remaining in good standing
  • Access to the Woolley Top Scholar Loan Fund which provides low interest loans for recipients to cover the balance of their tuition costs, if any.

 

Special Purpose Scholarships

 

BYU Law has a number of endowed special purpose scholarships that have requirements set by donors which are not based solely upon academic merit, but include other considerations such as financial need, specific areas of legal interest, or disadvantaged background.

 

  • One time awards of $1,000 up to half tuition for three years
  • Retention of scholarship is conditioned only upon remaining in good standing

 

A special purpose scholarship application will be available to all admitted students late in the summer after the second seat deposit deadline.

 

*All three-year scholarships are for six semesters only and do not apply to summer externships or course taken outside the law school as part of a a joint degree

 

**Good standing includes full-time status (a minimum of 8.5 credit hours), good academic standing (a minimum of a 2.7 cumulative GPA), and ongoing compliance with the BYU Honor Code