Every student admitted to the University of Chicago Law School is automatically considered for scholarships. Applicants who would like their financial need to be considered must complete the Need Access candidate and parent questionnaire (and if applicable the spouse questionnaire). The Need Access Application should be completed at the Need Access Website and is due February 15 (or, for applicants admitted after February 1, two weeks after the date of your admission). Students who are age 28 or younger must complete the parental questionnaire even if parents will not be contributing financially to law school education. Need Access Applications received after the deadline will not be considered unless approval from the Admissions & Financial Aid Office has been received. Filing tax forms early is unnecessary, previous year tax information can be used to populate the form.
The renewal of the David M. Rubenstein Scholars Program in 2013 will fund an additional 60 full-tuition scholarships over three years, starting with the Class of 2017.
The Cafaro Scholarships will enable at least three students with financial need each year to obtain a legal education with no debt.
A substantial gift from James C Hormel, '58, will provide a three-year full-tuition scholarship each year to an entering student who has demonstrated a commitment to public service.
The University of Chicago Law School has established a special and generous fellowship program to support students pursuing a joint JD/PhD at the University of Chicago.
The Tony Patiño Fellowship is a prestigious merit award created to support law students whose personal, educational and professional experiences exemplify leadership, character, academic success, good citizenship and initiative.
The Scholarship Fund is intended to encourage racial and ethnic minority students to apply to law school and to provide financial assistance. The fund awards $5,000 annually to each recipient and may be renewable for two additional years. Applications must be received by the ABA no later than March 5, 2015. For further information and an application, please visit the ABA website.
The University of Chicago would like to encourage you to apply for outside scholarships. To help with your search, we have put together this list of some of the available scholarships for law students. Remember, outside funding reduces your borrowing dollar for dollar. Please note that since the Law School does not administer these outside programs, you will need to contact the agencies directly for questions about applications, deadlines and selection processes.