Scholarships & Awards


Opportunities to Give

Endowed Scholarships

Baylor Law's ability to attract talented students turns in large measure on the availability of scholarship funding. A gift of any size towards the various endowed scholarship funds helps underwrite tuition costs for generations of worthy students. When personal debt is decreased, potential for public advocacy and service exponentially rises.

General Endowed Scholarship Fund

Gifts of any amount will be used to support the financial needs of students on an annual basis.

Faculty Fund

This annual fund provides the foundation to support one of our greatest resources - our faculty. Baylor Law understands the importance of recruiting and retaining outstanding teachers. In fact, incredible teaching is what we are known for. This fund provides the assistance needed to continue the excellence demanded inside & outside of the classroom.

Dean's Excellence Fund

In the increasingly competitive environment of legal education, this fund provides Dean Toben unrestricted resources to undertake new initiatives or meet unanticipated challenges throughout the year. It is a vital source of support to maintain our stellar academic reputation for legal education.

Named Endowed Scholarship Funds

Funding levels are available from $50,000 to $1,000,000. A named endowed scholarship fund can be established with an initial gift of $10,000 and can recognize the donor's name or the name of an honoree. Contributing to existing scholarships increases the annual financial support for deserving students. Contact Stephanie Mabry, Director of Development, at or call 254.710.8540 for more information about establishing a new scholarship.

Chair or Professorship

Leon Jaworski, Abner McCall, Matt Dawson - just a few of the legends that have left their mark on legal education at Baylor Law. A named Chair or Professorship is one way for extraordinary people to honor extraordinary people. Funding opportunities begin at $1,000,000 and their impact never ends.

Sponsorship of Interscholastic Advocacy Competition Programs

Baylor Law is well known for its superb trial advocacy training and is currently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the 5th best trial advocacy programs in the nation. When our top-notch teams compete, they win. The more our teams win, the more our reputation for excellence climbs. This sponsorship entails an annual gift equivalent to the current tuition for an academic year.

Academic Awards

Awards can be established on an endowed or annual basis acknowledging various aspects of academic, interscholastic competition or Law Review achievement by students. A wide range of funding is available.

Walk of Honor Pavers

Gifts are marked by personalized pavers in the Haddock Family Courtyard of the Sheila and Walter Umphrey Law Center honoring family, friends, professors or colleagues. Four different sizes are available at funding levels of $500, $1,000, $2,500 and $5,000.

However you choose to designate your gift, at whatever level, your gift will be deeply appreciated and yield a return on investment that is beyond calculation.

To get more information about giving to Baylor Law, never hesitate to contact us!


Stephanie Mabry, Director of Development

Brad Toben, Dean