BU Law Scholarships For JD Students

BU Law provides generous scholarship funding for JD students that includes merit- and need-based scholarships. To maximize your opportunity to receive scholarship funding, you are encouraged to apply for scholarship aid—even if you have not yet received an admissions decision.

JD students who are awarded scholarships as entering students will receive those same scholarships for each of their three years. Scholarship renewal is not dependent upon a student maintaining a particular cumulative GPA, but does require that a student comply with the academic policies and regulations of the School of Law. This allows students to plan their finances with certainty. We do not reserve funds to make new awards to students in their second or third years.

Scholarships for LLM and Graduate Students

Several types of scholarships are awarded to students enrolled in our LLM and other graduate programs. Admitted students are automatically considered for these scholarships and decisions are based on information in the admissions application.

Scholarship Renewal Policy

Scholarships that are awarded to JD students during the admissions process are renewed for a student’s second and third years at BU Law for the same amount. Scholarship renewal is not dependent upon a student maintaining a particular cumulative GPA, but does require that a student comply with the academic policies and regulations of the School of Law.

Changes to Student Information

Any student receiving financial aid is responsible for promptly informing the Law Financial Aid office of any:

  • Outside agency awards he or she may receive;
  • Changes in name or address;
  • Changes in enrollment, registration, or degree status.

Students must also provide any additional supporting documentation requested by the Law Financial Aid office.

Transfer Students

Transfer students applying for financial aid should follow the instructions for entering students, although we do not expect transfer applicants to comply with the same deadline as entering students.

Transfer applicants should complete their applications for admission and financial aid simultaneously. Because the transfer admissions process takes place at the end of the financial aid awarding period, we regret that we may not be able to offer scholarship aid to transfer students.