Brooklyn Law School established the Merit Scholars Program to provide scholarship assistance to entering students from whom we have reason to expect outstanding academic achievement. Prince, Carswell, Richardson, Lisle, Dean’s Merit, and Academic Achievement Scholarships and Centennial Grants are awarded under this program. Awards are based on scholastic accomplishment and demonstrated aptitude for law study. Scholarships are awarded for an academic year. Half of an annual award is applied as credit to a student's fall semester tuition charges, and the balance of the award is applied to spring semester tuition charges. All scholarships are renewable for each subsequent year of matriculation, provided that the student maintains a required cumulative academic rank. For students whose law school academic performance is extraordinary, it is possible to receive a larger merit scholarship after the first year. Timely payment of a merit scholarship deposit secures the award upon entry to the Law School.
Endowed Scholarships: A portion of your merit scholarship may come from the funds of Brooklyn Law School’s endowed scholarships. Each year, we award a number of named scholarships established largely through the generosity of loyal alumni and friends of Brooklyn Law School. While there is no additional financial aid for being named a recipient of such a scholarship, the designation is an important honor that becomes a part of your law school record. Furthermore, recipients can include this honorary award on their resumes.
Each fall semester, a committee of deans and other administrators awards these scholarships. There is no application process. If you are receiving a merit scholarship or need-based grant, you automatically will be considered by the committee. If you receive a named scholarship, we will advise you in the fall.