University of New Hampshire

School of Law

Dean’s Merit Scholarship

Grade-point Average Requirement for Renewal

  1. Scholarship retention is determined annually.
     
  2. Recipients are required to achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher to retain the original scholarship award.
     
  3. The recipient’s cumulative GPA is evaluated at the end of his/her second regular semester and at the end of his/her fourth regular semester of study.
     
  4. If a Dean's Merit Scholar earns a cumulative GPA between a 2.80 and 3.19 either at the end of the second or fourth semester the scholarship will be renewed on a pro-rata basis based on the original award as outlined below:

    From

    To

    Reduction

    3.10

    3.19

    20%

    3.00

    3.09

    40%

    2.90

    2.99

    60%

    2.80

    2.89

    80%

  5. The student who earns a cumulative GPA below a 2.80 at the end of the first two regular semesters will lose his/her merit scholarship for the next two regular semesters.
     
  6. If at the end of the fourth semester the student’s GPA is 2.80 or higher the scholarship will be reinstated according to the terms outlined above for the student’s final two semesters.


Merit Scholarship Retention Figures

Students Matriculating in:

2012*

2011

2010

2009

2008

# Entering with Conditional Scholarships

33

66

46

30

53

# Whose Conditional Scholarships Were Reduced by 20%

3

1

5

4

6

# Whose Conditional Scholarships Were Reduced by 40%

1

7

3

0

4

# Whose Conditional Scholarships Were Reduced by 60%

0

2

1

1

3

# Whose Conditional Scholarships Were Reduced by 80%

0

1

2

0

2

# Whose Conditional Scholarships Were Eliminated

0

11

3

1

7


Total # of Conditional Scholarships Reduced OR Eliminated

4

22

14

6

22

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

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