St. John's School of Law is fortunate to be able to offer a
large number of scholarships to our incoming students. Many of our
incoming first year students are awarded scholarships upon
As an applicant to St. John's School of Law, you will be
considered for scholarship at the time your application for
admission is reviewed. No supplemental application is required. If
you have been awarded a scholarship, you will be notified of this
award and the retention parameters thereof in your admission
There is no specific LSAT score or undergraduate GPA required to
be awarded a scholarship. However, those who are most likely to
receive some amount of scholarship are those who have LSAT scores
and undergraduate GPA's at or above our medians. For the class
entering in Fall 2013, our median LSAT score was a 156, and our
median undergraduate GPA was a 3.39.
For merit scholarships awarded to the incoming classes of Fall 2011
and after, the scholarship retention policy is as follows.
Recipients must rank in the top 40% of the class after each
academic year to retain 100% of their scholarship, the top 55% of
the class after each academic year to retain 75% of their
scholarship, or the top 65% of the class after each academic year
to retain 55% of their scholarship.
Students awarded a Ron Brown or Vincentian Scholarship retain
the scholarship each academic year provided their cumulative grade
point average remains in good academic standing.
Regardless of the retention policy under which a student enters,
all students awarded scholarships have the opportunity to regain
all or part of their scholarship at the completion of their second
year of law school should they lose all or part of their merit
scholarship after their first year.
The retention statistics for the Fall 2012 and Fall 2011
incoming classes are as follows:
with Conditional Scholarships
Conditional Scholarships Have Since Been Reduced or
100% of Scholarship||# Retaining
75% of Scholarship||# Retaining
55% of Scholarship||% of Students
Retaining All or a Large Portion of Their Scholarship|
Continuing Student Scholarships
Academic Achievement Awards
In addition to the entering scholarships available to Law School
students, students may become eligible for scholarship assistance
after completing their first year. Such awards are made in lieu of,
and not in addition to, scholarship awards made upon admission to
the Law School and are granted for extraordinary academic
achievement. Continuing students will be notified in the summer if
they are eligible for such an award.
We also make continuing students aware of a number of external
scholarships. These are emailed to current students throughout the
year and also posted on the Online Student Center.