Baylor Law School has an extraordinarily generous scholarship program. Baylor Law School is committed to a student body that represents the highest ideals of academic excellence. We are also committed to include in our student body those who have overcome hardships or challenges and excelled despite the odds. Our scholarship program is designed to implement these goals. Therefore, many students receive scholarships as entering students. Another goal of our program is to reward outstanding law school performance. As a result, while students may not enter on scholarships, they may receive one based on outstanding law school performance.
Dean's Academic Excellence Scholarships
Baylor Law School awards Dean's Academic Excellence Scholarships to entering students based primarily on undergraduate GPA and LSAT scores. You do not need to apply for these scholarships, as the Law School awards these scholarships automatically to students who qualify, and award notifications are made in the acceptance letter. Scholarship awards vary up to full-tuition scholarship awards.
The initial scholarship is awarded for the student's first three quarters of law school. Importantly, these scholarships are renewable for up to six additional quarters as long as the student continuously maintains a specified cumulative academic GPA, which generally places the student in approximately the top two-thirds of his/her law school class.
Baylor Law School Dean's Scholarships
In addition to merit scholarships, the Law School awards Dean's Scholarships to incoming students who have overcome hardships or challenges and who have excelled in their undergraduate careers. The award notification for the Dean's Scholarship will be made in the acceptance letter. Scholarship awards for this scholarship vary up to full-tuition. The Dean's Scholarship is initially awarded for the first three quarters of law school, and it is renewable for up to six additional quarters as long as the recipient maintains a specified GPA.
Second and third year students who were not awarded a scholarship as an entering student have an opportunity to receive scholarship assistance for their second and third years of law school. Unlike most law schools, Baylor awards academic merit scholarships to second and third-year law students who did not enter with a scholarship, but who achieve outstanding academic success in law school during their first and second year of law school. Students who did not enter with a scholarship are eligible for scholarship assistance beginning with their fourth quarter of law school. If you have a cumulative GPA of a 3.60 or above after your first three quarters of law school, you are eligible to receive scholarship assistance. As long as you maintain the required cumulative GPA, you will continue to receive scholarship assistance for your remaining quarters of law school. However, scholarship assistance is not available beyond your ninth quarter of law school.
Leon Jaworski Scholarship for Outstanding Advocates
The late Leon Jaworski was an ardent supporter of Baylor Law School, his alma mater. He sat as the Special Prosecutor for the Watergate trials, and on the war crimes tribunal after World War II. The prestigious Jaworski scholarships are named and awarded in honor of this distinguished Baylor lawyer. The Jaworski Scholarships reflect the value placed upon advocacy skills by Baylor Law School. We award a limited number of these full-tuition scholarships to entering students who have outstanding records in undergraduate university debating or advocacy. The Law School is renowned for its success in mock trial and moot court competitions, and Jaworski scholars often contribute greatly to these teams. These awards are made for the student's first year, and are renewable as long as the student remains in good academic standing and participates in advocacy-related activities of the law school. You may obtain an application for this scholarship here.
Undergraduates from Texas A & M and Abilene Christian University are eligible for consideration of a Presidential Scholarship, whose recipients are selected by those institutions. These scholarships are full-tuition scholarships and are renewable as long as the student maintains a 2.60 GPA or above. If you attend either of these institutions, contact your pre-law advisor for more information.