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Sturm Law Scholars Program

  • First-year students
  • Automatic consideration
  • LSAT score of 160 or above
  • GPA of 3.59 or above
  • Limited availability

Thanks to a multi-million-dollar investment by the Denver-based Sturm Family Foundation, the University of Denver Sturm College of Law is in a position to fund dozens of full-tuition merit scholarships to incoming JD students with outstanding academic credentials in fall 2019 and fall 2020.

Sturm FamilyThis opportunity, made possible by Donald Sturm, LLB’58, and the Sturm Family Foundation, is a continued display of their long-standing commitment to the University of Denver.

Sturm started his legal education at the University of Denver Law School in 1955, graduated in 1958 and has been a long-time supporter and visionary leader of the University of Denver. He and his wife, Susan, made a significant contribution in 2004, which resulted in renaming the school as the Sturm College of Law. Sturm’s support enables the law school to continue providing an exceptional legal education at the nation’s most ascendant law school.

The Sturm Family Foundation was established in 1990 by Donald and Susan Sturm. Their children, Stephen Sturm and Emily Sturm, are currently co-managing directors. The mission of the Sturm Family Foundation is to support nonprofits that provide valuable and impactful services and programs to their local communities. The Foundation seeks to further the public good in a way that holds true to its family's values while supporting a diverse array of organizations.

Miriam Kerler“The Sturm Law Scholars program has allowed me to feel more financially secure in pursuing public interest. Because it has been the generosity of others that have made my education possible, I am now even more so grounded and motivated to help others through my practice of law.”                 

–Miriam Kerler

Nicholas Moore “It meant a lot to me that the school has faith in me to give me the Sturm Law Scholars award and that helps push me to go the extra mile on everything I do here at the law school. It has already helped me with providing networking opportunities with the Denver law community.”

 –Nicholas Moore

Madison Whitley “As a first generation law student, my parents and I have both been learning about what it means to be in law school. Sturm Law Scholars helps me in my law school goals because it gives me the opportunity to meet people that I otherwise would not have met.”

–Madison Whitley

Sturm College of Law
University of Denver
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Denver, CO 80208