Scholarship

 

The University of Tulsa College of Law Master of Jurisprudence Clean Line Energy Partners Scholarship

The University of Tulsa College of Law Master of Jurisprudence Energy and Indian Law (MJEL and MJIL) programs are proud to offer scholarship opportunities to returning and new students.  These scholarship opportunities were made possible by a generous gift from the Clean Line Energy Partners. Scholarships range in amount from $1,000 to $3,000.

To apply for the Clean Line Scholarship you must be fully admitted into the Master of Jurisprudence in Energy Law (MJEL) program or Master of Jurisprudence in Indian Law (MJIL) program with the intent of enrolling as a full-time student of 9+ credit hours or a part-time student of 5-8 credit hours.

Because the Master of Jurisprudence programs are online, an applicant can be a citizen of any country. New student applicants for this scholarship must have a minimum, cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or an equivalent B average.  Returning students—students who have already completed one or more semesters in one of the MJ programs—must have a cumulative GPA in the MJ program of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. 

If significant financial need is demonstrated by an applicant, the GPA requirement can be adjusted.

Each applicant must complete a scholarship application form, which can be obtained by emailing mjel-director@utulsa.edu.  Current MJ students must ask their professors to complete and submit a grade check if grades have not yet been posted at the time of application, and all applicants must write a 500-1000 word essay that addresses just one of the following two topics:  1) What impact will the Plains and Eastern Clean Line have on the emission of pollutants regulated by the Clean Air Act’s National Ambient Air Quality Standards; or 2)  How does the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) protect Indian cultural heritage in light of significant modern infrastructure development like the Plains and Eastern Clean Line

To be considered for the Spring 2014 semester, the application and essay must be submitted by email to mjel-director@utulsa.edu no later than midnight on December 23, 2013.  Applications will be reviewed based on the merit of the essay and demonstrated financial need. 

Applicants will be notified of the scholarship decisions on December 27, 2013.  If you have any questions, please contact the TU College of Law Online Legal Education Program Coordinator, Margaret den Harder at 918.631.3051, or margaret-shaffer@utulsa.edu.