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Chapman Law Assistance Scholarships

Chapman Law Assistance (need based) scholarships may be awarded to entering JD students who complete a Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA) and have substantial financial need. For the 2013-2014 academic year, need based scholarships range from $2500-$5000.

These scholarships may be renewed for subsequent years. Retention requirements can be found on the Scholarship Policy and Retention page.

Yellow Ribbon Program

The Fowler School of Law is proud to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program. This program offers a generous matching scholarship to our eligible Military Personnel. For more information, contact the Fowler School of Law's Financial Aid Office.

Tuition Merit Scholarships and Academic Achievement Scholarships

The Fowler School of Law provides a generous merit-based scholarship program to assist with the cost of legal education. By seeking to meet the financial needs of as many students as possible, we enable our students to graduate with relatively low levels of indebtedness.

The Fowler School of Law is pleased to offer merit-based scholarships to first year students.  Tuition merit scholarships range from 10%-100% of tuition. Academic Achievement scholarships are $7500 (Fall 2013). Merit scholarships can be renewed provided students have a cumulative 3.000 GPA (Fall 2012 start and prior) or 2.900 (Fall 2013 start and beyond) at the end of the spring semester.  Additional retention information can be found on the Scholarship Policy and Retention page.

Book Scholarships

For new JD students, this non-renewable $500-$1,000 scholarship is made possible as a result of our generous Chapman/Fowler Alumni and donations in the honor of Justice David G. Sills.

Four Pillars Award

Only awarded to students entering Fall 2012. The Chapman experience focuses on the whole student and encourages growth in the four dimensions of life: intellectual, spiritual, physical, and social. This non-renewable award is given to first year students who embody the four pillars of Chapman, and will contribute to the Fowler School of Law community, the legal profession and demonstrate potential to grow personally and professionally.

+-JD Scholarship Retention Statistics


Students Matriculating in Fall

# Entering with Conditional Tuition Merit scholarships*

# 1L Whose Conditional Tuition Merit Scholarships Have Since Been Reduced or Eliminated

2013***

135

Not Available

2012**

98

51

2011**

107

60

2010**

115

59

*as of the first day of classes for Fall 2010 and Fall 2011.  As of Oct. 5th for Fall 2012 and thereafter.

**3.000 GPA required to renew.

***2.900 GPA required to renew.

+-First Year Law Students - JD

Students can qualify for merit scholarships based on their undergraduate cumulative GPA and LSAT score.  Students will be awarded merit based scholarships upon admission to the JD program. Entering students who do not qualify for an entering merit scholarship, may be awarded one their second or third year provided they rank in the top 15% (top 10% for students entering prior to fall 2012) of their cohort group as outlined in the student handbook. Class rank is determined at the end of the spring tern.

Students will be awarded Assistance (need based) scholarships based on the information provided on the Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA).

Book scholarship applications will be made available in late spring to admitted applicants.

Since scholarship funding may be exhausted during the admissions cycle, students are strongly encouraged to submit their applications as early as possible to be considered for a merit scholarship. The priority consideration deadline for merit scholarships is April 1. First-year students seeking a deferral of admission from the Admissions Committee should be aware that scholarships cannot be deferred.

+-Visiting and Transfer Applicants

Students visiting from another institution are not eligible for any scholarships. Transfer students are not eligible for scholarships at the time of admission. However, transfer students may be eligible for scholarship consideration, along with other continuing students, at the end of the spring semester provided they rank within the top 15% (top 10% for students entering prior to fall 2012) of their cohort group.

+-LL.M. Students

LL.M. students are eligible for merit scholarships that range from 10%-25% of tuition. Awards are made by the Admission Committee and students are notified at the time an admissions offer is extended.

+-Visiting Student Status

A student who has been awarded a scholarship, based on an anticipated enrollment for an academic year (i.e., fall and spring), and who then subsequently receives permission to attend another institution as a visiting student for one semester, may be eligible to receive a scholarship payment only for the one semester the student is enrolled at Chapman University Fowler School of Law. A scholarship recipient who receives permission to attend another institution as a visiting student for an entire academic year (i.e., fall and spring) will not be allowed to defer the scholarship.

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For more information email the Fowler School of Law Financial Aid Office.

External Scholarships

Check our Available Scholarship Page for additional opportunities.
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