Grants and Scholarships

The Law School administers an extensive program of scholarships and grants, all of which are awarded on a combined basis of merit and financial need. These awards are available through endowed funds, gifts from alumni, and general funds from the University. To receive full consideration for scholarship or grant assistance, the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid must receive your complete financial aid application by the program priority deadline

Because scholarship and grant funds are limited, it is best to apply for financial aid well in advance of the deadline. Candidates who submit their financial aid applications after the deadline will most likely receive aid only in the form of loans. Applicants admitted after the initial financial aid priority deadline will be given a seperate deadline based on the date of their admission. 


ABA Standard 509(e) requires law schools to publish a conditional scholarship retention worksheet. Under ABA Interpretation 509-4, the ABA defines a conditional scholarship as “any financial aid award, the retention of which is dependent upon the student maintaining a minimum grade point average or class standing, other than that ordinarily required to remain in good academic standing." Northwestern Law does not award any conditional scholarships. Scholarships awarded to entering students are automatically renewed for the second and third years, provided the recipients maintain good academic standing and remain enrolled in classes at the Law School. 

Scholarship Retention Data Worksheet

Matriculation Year                                                                                

Number of Students Entering with Conditional Scholarships                                                                 

Number of Students Whose Conditional Scholarships Have Since Been Reduced or Eliminated

2013-2014 Academic Year

0

0

2012-2013 Academic Year

0

0

2011-2012 Academic Year

0

0

2010-2011 Academic Year

0

0