Established in 1999 by James E. Beasley, '56, the Beasley Scholars program provides full and partial renewable tuition scholarships to entering students. Beasley Scholars are selected by the Admisisons Committee on the basis of academic excellence and financial need.
Law Faculty Scholarships are partial tuition scholarships awarded to a select number of applicants with outstanding undergraduate records and LSAT scores. There is no application for these scholarships. Law Faculty Scholarship recommendations are made by the Admissions Committee.
Originally established to recognize the generous gift to the law school by Leonard Rubin '49, these scholarships are awarded to incoming students who have a strong commitment to public interest work, exhibit leadership potential and intend to pursue a career in public interest law. Admitted students are invited to apply for these scholarships in the spring preceding their matriculation in the law school. The Program was renamed in 2006 in memory of Stefan Presser, faculty member and civil rights advocate, who helped create the Public Interest Scholars Program in 2000.
Named in honor of Rusell Conwell, the founder of Temple University, these partial tuition scholarships are awarded to outstanding first year students selected through the law school's discretionary admissions process. Conwell Scholars are selected by the Admissions Committee based on outstanding performance records and financial need.
The Admissions Committee awards a limited number of partial tuition scholarships for the first year of law school to admitted students with outstanding academic records.
Most of the merit scholarships awarded at the time of admission to Temple Law are renewable for the second, third and for part-time students, fourth year, provided the recipient maintains a specified grade point average at the end of each academic year. The eligibility ciriteria differ with the type of scholarship awarded and this information is provided to the recipient in the scholarship award letter.
Students whose scholarships are not renewed for their second year may request to have their scholarship reinstated based on academic improvement during the second year. In fall 2012, 9 students had their scholarships reinstated.
Temple University Grants, (TUGs) are awarded to students with demonstrated need and funds are applied directly to the recipient's tuition. These grants are awarded only to those applicants with the highest need and you must borrow at least $8,500 in a Stafford loan in order to be eligible for a TUG.
The Law School Financial Aid Office awards numerous alumni/ae funded grants and scholarships throughout the academic year. Qualifications vary depending on the particular award, and include, but are not limited to, overall academic excellence, outstanding aptitude in a particular area of study and financial need. View a listing.
The Law School Financial Aid Office maintains a listing of scholarships which are available from local bar, civic and various other organizations. All students are also encouraged to explore scholarship and grant opportunities on their own from sources outside the law school. Employer tuition benefit plans, AmeriCorps grants, and scholarship or writing competitions are a few of the many financial resources available to law students. Click here to view the list.
Several scholarship search organizations are available on the Web. The following are just a few of the web sites which offer excellent information and resources on scholarships and the financial aid process:www.finaid.org, www.fastweb.com and www.scholarshipsandgrants.us.