Scholarships

Each year, Oklahoma City University School of Law awards more than one million dollars in scholarship assistance to prospective students. All applicants to the law school are considered by the Admissions Committee for renewable scholarships.

While most of these awards are based primarily on academic excellence at the undergraduate level and a strong performance on the LSAT, additional factors such as leadership, service, diversity, work experience, financial need, and a clear commitment to the values and ethics of the legal profession are also considered.

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR FULL-TIME APPLICANTS

Hatton W. Sumners Scholarships (full-tuition, fees, and stipends)

Oklahoma City University School of Law is one of only two law schools in the country to receive the generous assistance of the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation to help fund full-tuition scholarships for incoming students.  The prestigious Hatton W. Sumners Scholarship is awarded to high-achieving students with demonstrable leadership ability.  The scholarship includes full tuition, full fees, and a stipend for book and living expenses.

CLICK HERE to view the current Hatton W. Sumners Scholars.

Dean’s Scholarship (full-tuition, fees, and a book stipend)

The Dean’s Scholarship is a full-tuition and fees scholarship that also includes a book stipend.  It was established to provide financial assistance to an incoming student who has a demonstrated record of academic excellence at the undergraduate level, a strong performance on the LSAT, and a record of leadership and community service. This full-tuition scholarship provides financial assistance to an applicant who demonstrates a special capacity and propensity to become a leader within the legal profession and society.

To be eligible for consideration, applicants must have a minimum LSAT score of 160 and a 3.5 cumulative undergraduate grade point average.  This award is renewable for up to two years, following the initial year, if the recipient remains in academic and disciplinary good standing with law school GPA in the upper one third of the class.

Full-Time Merit Scholarships (partial to full-tuition awards)

Full-Time Merit Scholarships are established to provide financial assistance to incoming law students enrolled in the full-time program who have a demonstrated record of academic excellence at the undergraduate level and who have a strong performance on the LSAT.  These awards are renewable for up to three years, following the initial year, if the recipient remains in academic and disciplinary good standing with a law school cumulative GPA in the upper half of the class.

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR PART-TIME APPLICANTS

Part-Time Merit Scholarships (partial-tuition awards)

Part-Time Merit Scholarships are established to provide financial assistance to incoming law students enrolled in the part-time program who have a demonstrated record of academic excellence at the undergraduate level, and who have a strong performance on the LSAT. These awards are renewable for up to three years, following the initial year, if the recipient remains in academic and disciplinary good standing with a law school cumulative GPA in the upper half of the class.

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR TRANSFER APPLICANTS

Transfer applicants from ABA-accredited law schools who are in the top ten percent of their class are eligible for up to $10,000 in scholarship funds.  All transfer applicants are automatically considered for the scholarship.  Contact the Admissions Office for more information about scholarship opportunities for transfer students.

ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS

Association of Lawyers Oklahoma City Scholarship

Please note the two different applications one for the second and third year law students and the laptop scholarship for the first year law students.

ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship ($5,000 awarded annually)

The American Bar Association Legal Scholarship Fund will award $5,000 of financial assistance annually recipients attending an ABA-accredited law school. An award made to an entering first-year student may be renewable for two additional years, resulting in financial assistance totaling $15,000 during his or her time in law school.

OBF FELLOWS SCHOLARSHIP

If you want to be considered for the OBF Fellows scholarship the deadline for submission is April 1. The deadline for all other scholarships is June 1 by 5:00 p.m.Please submit your application to the Academic Affairs Office in the Dean’s Suite; hardcopies are preferable, but applications that are scanned and then e-mailed tolawaa@okcu.edu are also acceptable. If you have any questions regarding scholarship opportunities or the application process, please contact the Administrative Assistant to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs via email (above) or at 405.208.5877.

A scholarship is typically divided evenly between the fall and spring semesters. If you want your scholarship allocated unevenly (e.g. because you want to take more hours in the fall and fewer in the spring), an exception might be made. To apply for an exception, please send an e-mail to lawaa@okcu.edu.

If you are currently a renewable scholarship recipient:

Your scholarship will be automatically renewed next year if your grades at the end of the academic year place you in the top half of your class, or as otherwise stated in your scholarship letter. Although current renewable scholarships will be automatically renewed if earned, you still need to fill out this application if you are seeking an increase in funds.

EXTERNAL SCHOLARSHIPS

Academic-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships

This scholarship provides a flat grant of $26,000 (U.S.) for one academic year of study in another country. These awards are intended to help defray costs associated with round-trip transportation, tuition and other fees, room and board, and some educational supplies.   Applications are due to our club by April 1, 2011 for the 2012 – 2013 school year. CLICK HERE for more.

The following site is maintained by University of Idaho, and is not affiliated with Oklahoma City University School of Law. We post it for informational purposes and as a courtesy to our students. A few of the scholarships listed are exclusive to Idaho students (clearly marked). All the scholarships listed are open to students attending ABA-accredited law schools. (However, many listed scholarships are open to others as well, including graduate and undergraduate students.) We hope you find this information helpful. For details on any of the scholarships posted on this site, please contact the source directly.

University of Idaho – External Scholarships for Law Students