Named Scholarships || Chancellor Scholarship Program || Retaining Scholarship Eligiblity

Denver Law offers a variety of scholarship opportunities to students:

  • Entering first-year students are automatically considered for Merit Scholarships through the admissions process, these awards range from $12,375 to full-tuition.
  • Entering first-year students with a demonstrated history of excellence in academics and public service are encouraged to apply for the Chancellor’s Scholarship Program which offers full tuition scholarships to students committed to public interest issues.
  • Continuing students are encouraged to apply for our Named Scholarships, which are awarded on an annual basis and range from $1,500 to $25,000.

Merit Scholarships

All admitted students are automatically considered for merit scholarships. Students who are selected as recipients of a merit scholarships are notified of their award through the admission email. These scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit, which includes your undergraduate GPA and LSAT score. Scholarship funds are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis, so you should apply early to ensure that funds are available.

These awards pay for College of Law tuition only and are renewable for up to 6 semesters for full-time/day students and 8 semesters for part-time/evening students. Students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA in order to retain the scholarship. Additional information about scholarship retention is available at Retaining Scholarship Eligibility.

Available Scholarships for the 2016-17 Academic Year
Scholarship Name Annual Award Amount*
Day Student Evening Student
Crimson & Gold Scholarship $16,500 $12,375
Dean’s Scholarship $24,000 $18,000
Provost’s Scholarship $33,000 $24,000
Robert B. Yegge Memorial Scholarship $12,000 – full-tuition
Denver Law Veteran’s Scholarship $10,000 – $15,000

*The Evening Student annual amount is less due to the fact that it is renewed for an additional year. The total value of the scholarship is the same for Day and Evening students. Example based on the Dean’s Scholarship: A Day student would receive 3 awards of $24,000 (or $72,000). An Evening student would receive 4 annual awards of $18,000 (or $72,000).

Merit scholarships are funded from various sources, including: University funds and gift or endowed scholarship funds. The dollar amount awarded from scholarship funds will not change from year to year but the source of funding may change. Students who are selected to receive a named scholarship will be asked to write a thank you letter to the donor and to attend our annual scholarship reception.

Chancellor’s Scholarship Program

The Chancellor’s Scholarship Program awards a limited number of full-tuition scholarships to students interested in pursuing careers in public interest law. Scholarship recipients typically have an exemplary academic record (3.2 GPA or higher and LSAT of 158 or higher) and can demonstrate, through academic or professional history, significant public service activities prior to coming to law school.

Students interested in the Chancellor’s Scholarship Program should complete the J.D. application by February 1st and the Chancellor’s Scholarship Application by March 1st.

Named Scholarships

Named scholarships are awarded annually to continuing students based on criteria established by the donors. Examples of these criteria include, but are not limited to: superior academic achievement, financial need, demonstrated interest/accomplishment in an area of law, and evidence of civic and social responsibility. Scholarship awards range from $1,000 to $25,000 per academic year, with most awards in the $3,000-$7,000 range. Named scholarships are awarded for one year only.

Please note these scholarships are for current students, enrolled during the the 2016-2017 academic year. Newly admitted students are not eligible to apply for Named Scholarships.