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Scholarships and Funding Resources

What is covered?

  • This scholarship offers a full scholarship to an exceptional LLM candidate that covers 100% of tuition for one academic year (2 semesters).

 

Conditions of Award:

  • Offered to an LLM candidate matriculating in the Fall semester only.
  • The LLM candidate awarded with this scholarship must complete the LLM program during two semesters and graduate in the spring semester.

 

Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

Candidates applying for this scholarship must demonstrate:

  • High academic performance in law school and a GPA equivalent to 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher.
  • Capability and/or potential to become a leader in their respective area(s) of legal expertise or practice.
  • Prior work experience is not required but an important factor for the Scholarship Committee’s decision-making.

 

To apply: Please submit

  • A complete LLM application with supporting documents, and
  • Two essays:
  1. A two-page essay detailing one of your greatest academic or professional achievements or an important community project you have been involved with, and the impact of such achievement or project on legal development, legal practice, or the legal community you belong to; and
  2. An essay (250-500 words) detailing why you would be an ideal candidate for this scholarship.

Please attach the two scholarship essays to the LLM application and write at the top of each essay the title: “ESSAY FOR THE LEGAL LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP”.

 

Scholarship Application Deadline:

The LLM application along with supporting documents and the two scholarship essays must be submitted by April 1. This is a firm deadline and no exception will be granted.

 

Applicants not awarded with the Legal Leadership Scholarship will be automatically considered for a half or partial scholarship award, as listed below.

What is covered?

  • This scholarship offers a number of half-tuition (50%) awards to outstanding LLM candidates for one academic year (2 semesters).

 

Conditions of Award:

  • Offered to LLM candidates matriculating in either Fall or Spring semester.
  • Scholarship award cannot be extended to the third semester, except in extenuating circumstances that warrant an extension.

 

Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

Candidates applying for this scholarship must be able to demonstrate strong academic aptitude, track record of professional achievements or extra-curricular engagement, and ability to contribute to the intellectual diversity and strength of the Moritz LLM program.

 

To apply

  • A complete LLM application with supporting documents, and
  • A one-page essay discussing why you would be an ideal candidate for this scholarship and in what way you can contribute to enriching the academic community at Moritz College of Law.

Please attach the scholarship essay to your LLM application and write at the top of the essay the title: “ESSAY FOR THE MORITZ LLM SCHOLARSHIP”.

 

Priority Dates

To receive priority consideration for this scholarship award, applicants must submit a complete LLM application, supporting documents, and scholarship essay by February 1 for Fall semester and September 1 for Spring semester. After these priority dates, awards will be determined in accordance with the availability of scholarship funds.

The regional scholarships aim to enhance and deepen the diversity of our LLM classes. They include Scholarship for the Americas, Scholarship for Africa, Scholarship for the MENA region, Scholarship for Europe, Scholarship for Asia, and Scholarship for Oceania.

 

What is covered?

These regional scholarships offer partial tuition awards in varying amounts (up to 40% of tuition) for one academic year (2 semesters).

 

Conditions of Award:

  • Offered to LLM candidates matriculating in either Fall or Spring semester.
  • Scholarship award cannot be extended to the third semester, except in extenuating circumstances that warrant an extension.

 

To apply

LLM candidates from regions listed above are automatically considered for a Regional Scholarship when they submit their LLM application. No scholarship essay is required.

 

Priority Dates

To receive priority consideration for a Regional Scholarship award, applicants must submit the complete LLM application by February 1 for Fall semester and September 1 for Spring semester. After these priority dates, awards will be determined in accordance with the availability of scholarship funds.

This scholarship provides an eligible LLM candidate from Africa or Central America a scholarship of $5,000 to help cover a part of the tuition. The scholarship is need-based, and will be automatically considered together with the LLM application.

 

The Moritz College of Law offers partial tuition waivers to Fulbright award winners. Applicants must apply through the Fulbright program in their home countries. Often applications must be received one year in advance of planned matriculation. For full details, visit the U.S. State Department’s Fulbright Program for Foreign Students website.

 

The Moritz College of Law offers half-tuition (50%) scholarships to COLFUTURO award winners from Colombia. Applicants must apply for admission directly to the Moritz LL.M. program.  COLFUTURO award recipients must provide proof of their award to the Moritz College to be awarded the half-tuition scholarship. This award is limited to four applicants per application cycle.  For full details, visit the COLFUTURO website.

 

 

  • Global Student Loan Corporation (GSLC)
    GSLC offers student loans for international students. GSLC does not require a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to co-sign the loan.
  • International Student Loan Program (ISLP)
    ISLP is a loan program for international students to study in the United States.
  • Sallie Mae
    Sallie Mae is the leading provider of education funding in the United states.
  • Prodigy Finance
    Prodigy provides education loans to top international graduate students. The loan model eliminates the need for students to have a cosigner, U.S credit history, or collateral.

In addition to providing resources for funding, these sites cover a variety of topics related to studying and living in the U.S.