TU College of Law Announces Twelve Excellence in Education Scholarships

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Published on 12/18/07

Twelve new scholarships, which include allocations for room and board, student fees, parking fees and text books, will become available to first-year law students who choose to attend the University of Tulsa College of Law beginning with the Fall 2008 semester.

The Excellence in Education Scholarship opportunities include:

• Dean’s Law Scholars awards – These awards provide a full-tuition scholarship with an additional stipend toward for room and board, student fees, parking fees and books. As the largest and most prestigious award, applicants with an LSAT score of 159 or greater and an undergraduate GPA of 3.40 or greater are eligible to apply for this scholarship opportunity.

• TU Centennial Law Scholars awards – These awards provide $19,000 toward the law student’s tuition, plus the same allocation for living expenses as the Dean’s Scholar’s awards. Applicants who have an LSAT score of at least 157 and an undergraduate GPA of 3.40 or greater are eligible to apply for this scholarship opportunity.

• TU Leaders in Law awards – These awards provide $16,000 toward the law student’s tuition, plus the same allocation for living expenses as the Dean’s Scholar’s awards. Applicants who have an LSAT score of at least 155 and an undergraduate GPA of 3.40 or greater are eligible to apply for this scholarship opportunity.

"This new scholarship program will allow the law school to provide select students with the chance to receive a quality legal education without making the kind of financial and family sacrifices that often can make law school out of reach for qualified students," said Janet Levit, interim dean of the law school.

After applying to the law school, students will be able to submit an application for the Excellence in Education Scholarships online (click here).

The TU college of Law provides an academically rigorous, yet congenial atmosphere and opportunities for leadership, scholarship and faculty mentoring. Students develop practical skill through participation with student-driven legal journals, award-winning moot court teams, three on-campus clinics and a new pro bono program. Joint interdisciplinary degrees include a JD/MBA and JD/MTAX and unique specialties include energy law and Native American law. The Mabee Legal Information Center is recognized as one of the nation’s top university law libraries. The TU College of Law is affiliated with The University of Tulsa, which is ranked among U.S. News and World Report’s Top 100 Universities.

Incoming first-year law students who would like to apply for one of the twelve awards must do so by the March 7 deadline. More information on the scholarships, including details of requirements and an application, are available at http://www.law.utulsa.edu/admissions/scholarship.