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 of 2.0 or above.

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 of 2.0 or above.

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 of 2.0 or above.

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.