McGeorge School of Law

Merit/Performance Scholarships

McGeorge awards a number of admissions scholarships incoming members of the first-year class based upon such criteria as outstanding academic promise, diversity, experiential background, and need. Awards range from $2,500 to full-tuition, and many are renewable for each year of the J.D. program. Some of these scholarships are merit/performance-based. For merit/performance-based scholarships to be renewed, a first-year student must finish in the top half of his or her class based on grade point average (GPA). If a student loses his or her merit/performance-based scholarship, he/she will have the opportunity to earn it back the following year based on his/her annual GPA. The admit letter will contain more details.

Admissions scholarships are awarded to full-time division students enrolled in 12 to 17 units or part-time division students enrolled in eight (8) to 10 units. Scholarship funds may not be applied to summer tuition. Admissions scholarships will be prorated based on the percentage of tuition charged if a student takes a reduced course load or switches divisions. Scholarships and grants, when combined cannot exceed the banded rate of tuition.

School Year Grades Based On 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Class Size 140   148   167   155   136  
Students receiving merit-based scholarships in first year 42 30% 22 15% 98 59% 114 74% 103 76%
Students who Kept Scholarship 30 71.4% 18 82% 66 67% 65 57% 57 55%
Students who Lost Scholarship 12 28.6% 4 18% 32 33% 49 43% 46 45%


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