The College of Law is pleased to announce that BarBri and Kaplan PMBR will provide full-tuition scholarships to our graduating students for the 2011-2012 academic year. Two BarBri and three Kaplan PMBR scholarships will be designated for December graduates and three BarBri and three Kaplan PMBR scholarships will be designated for May graduates. The purpose of these scholarships is to provide financial assistance to graduates who do not have the ability to pay the bar examination review course fees.
To be eligible for a full BarBri or Kaplan PMBR scholarship, the candidate must demonstrate that, without the assistance, he or she will be unable to take the Oklahoma bar examination preparatory course. In addition to financial need, the worthy candidate must have demonstrated a commitment to their law studies and promise for the practice of law.
Also, the College of Law will provide partial reimbursements for the BarBri and Kaplan PMBR Bar Review Courses. The purpose of these reimbursements is to provide financial assistance to graduates who do not have the ability to pay for both bar review courses. These reimbursements are for all Graduates, not just students taking the Oklahoma Bar Exam. The students who receive the reimbursement must first pay BarBri and/or Kaplan for the course and then you will be reimbursed once we receive a receipt.
Students who are interested in applying for a BarBri or Kaplan PMBR full-tuition scholarship or for one of the BarBri reimbursement scholarships must complete the appropriate form(s) and return them to Assistant Dean Martha Cordell no later than September 25 for December graduates and February 3 for May graduates.
Notification will be given to the recipients no later than October 1 for December graduates and February 28 for May graduates.
In addition to the BarBri and Kaplan PMBR Scholarships, the College of Law offers a one year interest free loan to graduating students who plan to take the Oklahoma Bar Examination. The purpose of this loan is to enable students preparing for the Oklahoma Bar to focus on their studies without having to also work a full-time or part-time job.
To be eligible for a College of Law Bar Loan, the graduating student must commit in writing that they will not engage in employment from the time of graduation until after the Oklahoma Bar Examination.
Students who are interested in applying for a College of Law Bar Loan must sign and return the College of Law Bar Loan Certification Form to Assistant Dean Martha Cordell no later than December 22 for December graduates and May 4 for May graduates.