What about Scholarships?

The good news is that you are likely to be offered a scholarship or grant at the time of admission. That’s because at UNH Law the majority of our admitted students qualify for some kind of aid.

Every admitted JD student is automatically considered for the following awards:

Presidential Scholarships      

Our most prestigious scholarship is awarded to top caliber admitted students. This full-tuition scholarship is renewed in full so long as students remain in good academic standing.   

Dean’s Scholarships

The Dean’s scholarship is merit-based and awarded to admitted students with strong academic credentials (LSAT and GPA).  Awards range from $2,500 - $35,000 per year. Dean’s scholarships are renewal with good standing.

Opportunity Grants

Awarded to select students from diverse backgrounds who have overcome obstacles/adversity, or have demonstrated unique leadership skills. These grants are renewable as long as the recipient is in good academic standing.

Karl F. Jorda Scholarship

Awarded to highly qualified STEM students who plan to pursue patent law or other IP specialties. 

Law Preview Scholarships Sponsored By Lexis Nexis  

Law Preview (the nation's largest law school prep course) has teamed up with Lexis Nexis, one of the world’s leading online research providers, to provide Law Preview Scholarships to select members of our entering class.  Lexis Nexis has generously agreed to help entering students prepare for the unique challenges they will face during their 1L year at UNH Law by paying the cost of tuition for a law school prep course.  Visit the following URL to see if you meet the scholarship criteria:

Additional Scholarships and Grants

Douglas J. Wood Chairman's Scholarships

Wood scholars are selected from rising 2Ls who did not receive merit scholarships upon matriculation and who have demonstrated academic excellence, keen writing ability and service to the law school. The award for a Wood scholarship varies. These scholarships are funded from a donation by 1976 alumnus and former chairman of the board of the UNH School of Law, Douglas J. Wood, through a gift he received for distinguished service to a client.

Endowed Scholarships

Endowed scholarships have been established to honor alumni and friends of the UNH Law community and are available to entering and returning students who meet the specific criteria.

New England Regional Student Program

The University of New Hampshire participates in the New England Board of Higher Education’s New England Regional Student Program (NERSP). Students with a primary residence in a New England state that does not have a public law school qualify for a tuition discount through this program. Currently, the tuition discount applies to residents of Vermont and Rhode Island. The NERSP tuition rate for JD students enrolling at UNH Law in the Fall of 2017 is $39,100. 

Rudman Fellowship

Two students with an interest in public service are eligible for a full-tuition scholarship, summer stipend for qualified public service and additional leadership training through the law school’s Warren B. Rudman Center. 

Graduate Scholarships

Franklin Pierce Center Scholarship

Graduate students must include with their application submission a statement requesting financial aid, which will be reviewed for scholarship assistance.

IP Grant

This award is need-based and awarded to select students who have demonstrated need.

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