Conditional Scholarship Retention Information

Conditional Scholarship Retention Information

Retention Figures

Students Matriculating In 2014* 2013* 2012* 2011 2010
# Entering With Conditional Scholarships 49 36 33 66 46
# Whose conditional scholarships were reduced by 20% 0 7 3 1 5
# Whose conditional scholarships were reduced by 40% 0 2 1 7 3
# Whose conditional scholarships were reduced by 60% (65 % in 2014) 10 2 0 2 1
# Whose conditional scholarships were reduced by 80% 0 3 0 1 2
# Whose conditional scholarships were eliminated 11 11 0 11 3
Total # of conditional scholarships reduced or eliminated 21 25 4 22 14

*Note: These students will have the opportunity to regain their scholarships after their 2L year. 

Renewal Requirement for Conditional Merit Scholarships

For entering class of Fall 2016

Merit-based scholarships are renewable and retention of it is determined at the end of each Spring Semester based on academic performance.  Scholarships will be renewed in full so long as the student remains in good academic standing (cumulative grade point average of 2.0). Fall 2016 scholarship awards are not conditional as defined by ABA standards, as they do not require a grade point average beyond what is required to remain in good academic standing.

For entering class of 2014 and 2015

Conditional merit scholarship retention is determined annually. The recipient’s cumulative GPA is evaluated at the end of his/her second and fourth regular semesters of study.

Recipients achieving a cumulative GPA of ≥ 3.00 will retain the original scholarship award in full; if the cumulative GPA is between 2.80 and 2.99 at the end of the second semester, the scholarship will be reduced to 35% of original award for the next two semesters, or if the GPA is ˂ 2.80 it will be forfeited for the next two semesters.

Upon fourth semester cumulative GPA evaluation, merit scholarships which were reduced or forfeited may be reinstated (in full or at 35% of original amount) for the final two semesters per GPA criteria outlined above.

For entering classes of 2013

Conditional merit scholarship retention is determined annually. The recipient’s cumulative GPA is evaluated at the end of his/her second and fourth regular semesters of study.

Recipients achieving a cumulative GPA of ≥ 3.20 will retain the original scholarship award; if the cumulative GPA is between 2.80 and 3.19 at the end of the second and fourth regular semester, the merit scholarship will be renewed on a pro-rata basis of the original award as outlined in the table below; if the cumulative GPA is ˂ 2.80 at the end of the second regular semester, the scholarship will be forfeited for the next two regular semesters with the opportunity to regain the scholarship after the fourth semester cumulative GPA is evaluated (merit scholarship may be reinstated for final two semesters based on table below).

From To Reduction
3.10 3.19 20%
3.00 3.09 40%
2.90 2.99 60%
2.80 2.89 80%