Mayumi Grigsby ’15
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The School of Law offers merit-based tuition awards to select admitted applicants. These decisions are made through a committee process and take into consideration factors such as leadership skills, years of work experience, academic achievements and overcoming adversity. Merit-based scholarships can only be applied to tuition.
As one of the nation’s leading public interest law schools, we are committed to developing a community of intelligent, thoughtful and inspired lawyers. To this end, the law school and its graduates developed the Public Interest Law Scholarship (PILS) Program in 1999. Our most generous award program, this full-tuition scholarship is granted each year to several exceptional applicants who possess impressive academic profiles and extensive experience in social justice. All prospective students who submit their applications by the March 1 application deadline will automatically be considered for the Public Interest Law Scholarship. No additional application is required; however, students who wish to bolster their candidacy for PILS may respond to the social justice optional essay question. This essay should be labeled as a PILS essay in the heading of the document and should be submitted with their application materials via LSAC.org. For more information about the Public Interest Law Scholarship and its selection process, visit our Public Interest Law Support web page.
In accordance with Northeastern University’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Action Plan, the law school’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Scholarship aims to promote racial justice, diversity and inclusion across our community. It is granted to selected outstanding JD and FlexJD applicants who have received an undergraduate degree from a US Historically HBCU.
Applicants are automatically considered for this half to full-tuition award — a minimum of five HBCU graduates are offered funding each admissions year. The scholarship renews each year as long as the student remains in good academic standing and abides by university policies including the University Code of Student Conduct and academic policies and procedures. Applications must be completed no later than March 1 to be considered for the scholarship. Additional terms and conditions apply.
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The Health Policy and Law Scholarship is Northeastern University School of Law’s highest honor for students who are interested in pursuing careers in the field of health policy and law. This full-tuition scholarship is awarded to admitted applicants with a demonstrated interest in health law and related fields. Health Policy and Law Scholars also receive a $2,000 co-op stipend, specialized mentoring and guidance, access to professional connections and networking events, and opportunities to work closely with the Center for Health Policy and Law. Scholarship decisions are made based on a variety of factors.
The Intellectual Property and Innovation Scholarship is the School of Law’s highest honor for students who are interested in pursuing careers in intellectual property, technology, privacy and related fields. This full-tuition scholarship is awarded to admitted applicants with a demonstrated interest in intellectual property or technology law. Intellectual Property and Innovation Scholars receive a $2,000 co-op stipend; specialized mentoring and guidance; waived exam fees for privacy certification with the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP); meet-and-greets with faculty from the Center for Law, Information and Creativity; and opportunities to participate in competitions such as the trademark moot court competition. Scholarship decisions are made based on a variety of factors.
The Law, Equity and Race Scholarship is Northeastern University School of Law’s highest honor for students who are interested in pursuing careers in the field of race, equity and law, specifically civil rights and restorative justice and criminal justice reform. This full-tuition scholarship is awarded to admitted applicants with a demonstrated interest in racial justice and related fields. Law, Equity and Race Scholars also receive a $2,000 co-op stipend and opportunities to work closely with the Center for Law, Equity and Race. Scholarship decisions are made based on a variety of factors.
The goals of the Peace Corps, City Year and Teach For America are a natural match with the mission of the School of Law. Many alumni/ae from these organizations wish to pursue a law degree to advance social justice and make a difference in society. To support their continued efforts, the law school offers merit-based tuition scholarships.
Northeastern University Law Grants (NULG) are tuition scholarships awarded to first-year students based on need. Recipients of this institutionally funded program are not required to repay this award. The Financial Aid office determines all NULG award decisions. To be eligible, you must be an admitted student and file a FAFSA.
A variety of modest need-based tuition scholarships are awarded annually to upper-level students; some of these scholarships have very specific eligibility criteria. The application process for these named scholarships is separate and distinct from the application for financial aid.
The application process for these scholarships is separate and distinct from the application for financial aid. Endowed scholarships are awarded each fall. The application will be posted in the Weekly Wire during the beginning of the fall term.
The following endowed scholarships are awarded exclusively to second- and third- year law students, as noted below.
2Ls: Northeastern University School of Law Alumni Association Scholarship
3Ls: Jeffs Scholarship, David and Dorothy Ramler Scholarship
Outside organizations offer limited scholarships for prospective and current law students. We encourage you to explore our list of outside scholarships below.