McGeorge School of Law

Other Applicant Scholarships

The following list includes several scholarships that applicants and continuing students may want to pursue.

Mr. and Mrs. William D. James Foundation Scholarships
Income from this trust has been designated for scholarships to students who have been residents of the Sacramento area for ten consecutive years or more and who, without such aid, could not continue their education at McGeorge School of Law. Open to all students including those in Graduate Programs. Sacramento areas include: Auburn, Bryte, Broderick, Cameron Park, Carmichael, Citrus Heights, Davis, El Dorado Hills, Elk Grove, Fair Oaks, Folsom, Loomis, Orangevale, Rancho Cordova Rocklin, Roseville, Sacramento, West Sacramento, Wilton and Woodland. Apply.

Nevada Endowed Scholarship
Alumni conducting their legal practice in the State of Nevada established the endowment fund in 1987 through annual gift support, intending that proceeds from this fund be distributed among entering and continuing students enrolled from Nevada. The annual amount awarded is governed by the earnings on this endowment fund. Criteria for scholarship awards will be established, or adjusted from time to time, by Nevada alumni who are also members of the Alumni Association's Board of Directors.

Criteria: Applicants must be, have been, or intend to become residents of Nevada. Special consideration will be given to students who have lived in Nevada or are applying from a Nevada undergraduate university, and to students enrolled at McGeorge and are active participants in the Nevada Students Association. Students should have a demonstrated financial need.

Oak Park Neighborhood Scholarship
The Oak Park Neighborhood Scholarship (pdf) is a full tuition only scholarship for a qualified full or part time J.D. student (maximum 88 units).  The tuition only scholarship is renewable as long as the student is in good academic standing and remains a resident of Oak Park. This full tuition scholarship can be utilized in the fall, spring, or summer terms. To be considered for the scholarship, applicants must reside in the Oak Park neighborhood of Sacramento, Calif. and must be a resident of the Oak Park neighborhood for three continuous years prior to matriculation at McGeorge School of Law.  Applicants will be required to submit proof of residency. (Applicants may qualify if the applicant was away at college and the Oak Park address is their primary address.) Applicants must meet all other JD application requirements and deadlines, as outlined on the McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific website, and must be admitted to the JD program. For consideration, please submit the requisite information to by Aug. 1, 2020. The scholarship will be awarded on a first come, first service basis.  One new scholarship will be awarded to an incoming student each academic year. Questions may be directed to  

Pacific Scholarship in Advocacy
The Pacific Scholarship in Advocacy is a renewable scholarship that was created to support students with a demonstrated interest in advocacy. In keeping with our commitment to educate and develop students who will be effective advocates, Advocacy Fellows receive a scholarship award and are required to take course work leading to a Certificate of Concentration in Advocacy. Fellows also participate in the activities of the McGeorge Center for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution and may serve in internships with an advocacy focus. Selected Fellows also participate as members of the award-winning McGeorge trial and moot court teams in competitions across the nation. Each Fellow is paired with a faculty mentor with expertise in advocacy who provides academic and career guidance.

Pacific Scholarship in International Law
The Pacific Scholarship in International Law is a renewable scholarship that is awarded to students with a demonstrated interest in international law. Fellows receive a scholarship award and are required to enroll in the Certificate of Concentration in International Legal Studies. Fellows may participate in the activities of the McGeorge Global Center for Business & Development, in our summer law programs in various countries, and in international law internships around the world. Selected Fellows will serve as law journal staff writers, with the opportunity to write an article on an international law topic. Each International Fellow is provided with a faculty member with expertise in international law who provides academic and career guidance.

Pacific Scholarship in Law and Policy
The Pacific Scholarship in Law and Policy is a renewable scholarship intended for students committed to careers in government or other public service, reflecting our location in California's capital. Law and Policy Fellows receive a scholarship award and are required to participate in the Capital Lawyering Program, which results in the award of a Certificate of Concentration in Capital Lawyering. In Capital Lawyering Program courses, Fellows may draft legislation for consideration by the California Legislature, work as externs for legislative committees and agencies, speak at public forums, and serve as members of the California Initiative Review. Selected Fellows may also serve as staff writers for the Greensheets edition of The University of the Pacific Law Review, which analyzes recent California legislation, and for Under the Dome, the Capital Center/Law Review collaborative website. Each Fellow works with an assigned faculty mentor who provides academic and career advice.

McGeorge Public Service Scholarships
The Public Service Scholarships are renewable scholarships created to support students who demonstrate continued commitment to public service and have financial need. Financial need will be determined based on information provided on the FAFSA.

Rhode Island Bar Foundation
A one-time non renewable scholarship for an applicant entering law school in the 2012-2013 academic year who is a Rhode Island resident. Applications are available at the McGeorge Financial Aid Office or go to the Rhode Island Bar Foundation website.

Robert, Aimee & Rosalie Asher Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 2003 through the estate of the late Rosalie Asher, a 1940 McGeorge graduate. Her primary reason for establishing the scholarship was to honor her father. He wanted to attend law school but had to work and couldn't afford to go. Through this scholarship fund, Ms. Asher wants to make available to other law school hopefuls the opportunity that was denied her father. The scholarship is named for Ms. Asher's parents and herself. The only criterion is that the applicant be a first-year student with financial need.

Yanz & Associates Family Law Scholarship Essay and Scholarship Program for Law Students

The Family Law Offices of Yanez & Associates formed this scholarship essay program to benefit and motivate future family law lawyers. Our objective is to support law students’ educational efforts while raising awareness about family law issues. The essay will focus on Domestic Violence in America. The goal of the program is to increase awareness of the growing issue of domestic violence. Applicants must submit an essay as described in the application packet. Go to Yanz & Associates website for application instructions.