Each year we offer scholarships to as many of the most qualified applicants as possible. Awards are made at the time of admission and will be included in the notification of admission. Last year, the School of Law offered scholarships and grants to 63% of admitted applicants. The average award for in-state was $14,250 and $23,350 for out-of-state students.
We are committed to providing all scholarship recipients who enroll with the opportunity to maintain their scholarship throughout law school. The number of first-year students receiving a scholarship will never exceed the number of all first-year students at or above the required GPA. This has been our practice since the creation of the UBalt Law Scholarship. The GPA requirement to retain a scholarship for students admitted for fall 2023 awards is 2.75.
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Below is a chart of the number of students receiving scholarships and the number of those who did not maintain the required GPA.
Please contact the Office of Law Admissions with any questions.
Note concerning 2019-2020 Data
In response to COVID-19, and to support our students, the evaluation of GPA to retain a scholarship was postponed from June 2020 to January 2021. Although accurate, the data for 2019-2020 is not indicative of the usual number of students who do not retain their awards.
|Academic Year||Students Matriculating||Number Entering with Conditional Scholarships||Number Whose Conditional Scholarships Have Since Been Reduced or Eliminated*|
*All students not meeting the GPA requirement had their scholarships eliminated.
Scholarships are applied to law tuition only and may not be applied to fees. Half of the annual award amount is applied to the fall and spring semesters.
In-State Tuition for Non-Residents
Some residents of surrounding states qualify for in-state tuition through the School of Law's Regional Tuition Rate.
Grants for Out-of-State Students
Some out-of-state students will receive an out-of-state student grant to compensate for the difference between the In-State and Out-of-State tuition rates. Selection is based on undergraduate GPA and LSAT score. Students will receive the grant for the first year of law school. Students who change their residency from out-of-state to in-state or to the regional rate will have their grant eliminated due to the tuition reduction associated with the residency change. Please contact the office of law admissions to see if you qualify and for information about changing your residency status.
Scholarships for Maryland Residents
You are automatically considered for Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) scholarships if you complete the FAFSA by May 1, are a Maryland resident, and meet need-based requirements. State of Maryland Scholarship information is available on the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) website.
Scholarships for Continuing Students
High-performing students are eligible for membership in the Royal Shannonhouse Honor Society. The society recognizes academic excellence in law school. Students with a GPA of 3.7 or higher are inducted as Distinguished scholars. Students with a GPA of 3.15 to 3.69 are inducted as members of the honor society. Full-time students are considered for membership upon completion of the first year of law school. Part-time students are considered for membership upon completion of three semesters of law school. Membership in the society includes a scholarship.
Outside Scholarships for New and Continuing Law Students
Students are encouraged to investigate scholarships offered by outside organizations such as Bar Associations and Foundations.
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