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Tuition Merit-Based Scholarships

The Fowler School of Law provides a generous merit-based scholarship program based on undergraduate cumulative GPA and LSAT score 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.

Our tuition merit-based scholarships can be renewed provided students have a cumulative 2.900 at the end of each spring semester. 

First Generation Scholarship

First Generation scholarships are awarded to up to one or more students entering each Fall in an amount up to $20,000 and can be renewed provided a student maintains a cumulative GPA of 2.900 or higher at the end of the first academic year and each subsequent academic year thereafter. To be eligible for the First Generation Scholarship, applicants must complete a First Generation Scholarship application and be the first member of their immediate family to earn an undergraduate degree and be admitted to Fowler School of Law.  When selecting recipient(s), applicants with a demonstrated commitment and/or history of service to legally underserved communities or populations will be given priority.  For full-time students, the scholarship is limited to three years and for part-time students, the scholarship is limited to four years.  Applications are made available to admitted students typically in March.  

Bergener & Mirejovsky Scholarship

Bergener & Mirejovsky scholarships are awarded to up to five students entering each Fall in the amount of up to $5,000. This is a two-year scholarship renewable after 1L year as long as the student remains in good standing. To be eligible for the Bergener & Mirejovsky scholarship, applicants must complete a Bergener & Mirejovsky scholarship application and have worked full-time for at least one year (preferably in a legal setting) or be seeking a legal education to pursue a second career.  Students applying for this scholarship should demonstrate that they have acquired work skills and obtained competencies through real-world experiences. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA. Applications are made available to admitted students typically in March.


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+ - Distinguished Student Stipend

Distinguished Student Stipends are awarded to a select group of full-time admitted students with outstanding academic achievements to support their legal studies at Fowler School of Law.  The Distinguished Student Stipends are disbursed directly to the student in four equal installments during their first year of study at the Fowler School of Law. Distinguished Student Stipends are awarded in addition to and separately from merit-based tuition scholarships. These stipends can be renewed provided the recipient maintains a cumulative GPA of 2.900 or higher at the end of their first academic year and each subsequent academic year thereafter, limited to a maximum of three years.

 

+ - Visiting and Transfer Applicants

Visiting and transfer students are not eligible for merit-based scholarships.

 

+ - 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.

+ - Yellow Ribbon Program

Chapman University 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, visit the Chapman University Veterans Resource Center.

To learn more about financial aid programs, award status, or to apply for aid, visit the Graduate Financial Aid website.