Additional Scholarships

Qualified admitted applicants to The University of Tulsa College of Law will be automatically considered for merit-based scholarships.  No form is required in order to be considered for scholarship. Currently 80% of the overall student body receives scholarship.  Specifically, 99% of the 2014 entering class receive scholarship.  90% of all admitted candidates during the 2013-2014 application cycle received a scholarship offer.

Scholarship Information and Overview


See a list of active endowed scholarships
See a list of non-endowed scholarships

Total Scholarships awarded for 2013-2014 = $3,753,922.74
Scholarships awarded to class entering 2013 = $1,167,261.00

Average scholarship = $22,023 for full-time; $15,160 for reduced schedule
Average GPA after the first year = 3.09
Median GPA after first year = 3.217

Percentage of 1Ls who retain scholarship:  Beginning with the fall-2013 entering class, 100% of scholarship recipients will retain their scholarship as long as good standing (cumulative 2.0 gpa) is maintained.

Percentage of upper class students retaining scholarships = 100%

Percentage of new scholarship awarded to students not previously receiving 
scholarship = 10%

The faculty has adopted the following suggested grading curve for first year courses:
A+ and A   = 30-40%
B+ and B   = 30-40%
B- and C+  = 10-20%
C, C-, D+, D, D-, F = 10-20%

The suggested distribution is not mandatory, but rather a guideline to aid faculty members in implementing TU College of Law’s grading system. The suggested grading distribution will apply to all first year courses. Where the suggested distribution is applicable as a guideline, it is expected that the median or mid-point grade will be a B-.

Scholarship renewal:  Required GPA for scholarship renewal = 2.00

Scholarship increases:   After the first year, we occasionally increase a scholarship for overwhelming academic merit, service to the College of Law, and demonstrated need.  These increases are made on a case by case basis.  In addition, students who serve as editors on journals or who serve on the executive council for our Board of Advocates are eligible for additional scholarship stipends for their service to these organizations.

Scholarship Guidelines and GPA Requirements

Merit-Based:  2.00 cumulative gpa at the end of each spring semester

Need-Based:  2.00 and up - Renew need based prior amount

Law Journals and BOA:  2.50 and up - Anything less can only be granted by the Dean

No Prior Scholarship Award:  Top 15%: Scholarship award to be determined based on comparable scholarship equity, service, and need-based factors.