Dean’s and Academic Excellence Scholarships
To recognize those students with outstanding academic achievement, the School of Law offers merit awards to selected, on-time admitted applicants. These decisions are made through a committee process and take into consideration factors such as leadership skills, years of work experience and overcoming adversity.
Public Interest Law Scholarship
As one of the nation’s leading public interest law schools, we are committed to developing a community of intelligent, thoughtful and inspired lawyers. To this end, the law school and its graduates developed the Public Interest Law Scholarship (PILS) Program in 1999. Our most generous award program, this 100 percent tuition scholarship is granted to several admitted applicants each year. All prospective students who submit their applications by January 7, 2013, will automatically be considered for the Public Interest Law Scholarship. No additional application is required; however, applicants are encouraged to submit supplemental, optional materials if they would like to do so. For more information about the Public Interest Law Scholarship and its selection process, please explore the PILS Website.
Social Justice Scholarship
Those applicants who have demonstrated a deep commitment to social justice and a solid academic background are eligible for Social Justice Scholarships, which include both a merit award and one co-op stipend to be used for a public interest co-op. Weight is given to years of work experience in fields that promote social justice and/or significant volunteer work in those areas. There are no strict numeric criteria for this scholarship; funds are awarded based on the quality and experience of the applicant pool.
Peace Corps and Teach For America Scholarships
The goals of the Peace Corps and Teach For America are a natural match with the mission of the School of Law. Many alumni/ae from these organizations wish to pursue a law degree to advance social justice and make a difference in society. To support their continued efforts, the law school offers merit-based scholarships as well as one stipend to support an unfunded public interest co-op. (The law school also waives the application fee for those applicants involved with these programs. Please contact the Office of Admissions at email@example.com for more information.)
Northeastern University Law Grant
Northeastern University Law Grants (NULG) are awarded to first-year students based on need. Recipients of this institutionally funded program are not required to repay this award. The Office of Financial Aid determines all NULG award decisions. To be eligible, you must be an admitted student and file a FAFSA.
A variety of modest need-based scholarships are awarded annually to upper-level students; some of these scholarships have very specific eligibility criteria. The application process for these named scholarships is separate and distinct from the application for financial aid. More information on the endowed scholarship application process is available.
Outside organizations offer limited scholarships for prospective and current law students. We encourage you to explore the following outside scholarships.