Scholarships and Grants

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

Northwestern Pritzker School of 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.

LLM Students

The law school awards scholarships to admitted applicants on a rolling basis after an offer of admission has been made. All applicants who have been admitted to the LLM, LLM Tax and ELLMC programs are automatically under consideration for a scholarship award; no additional forms are required.

Applicants admitted to the LLM in International Human Rights Program will receive a scholarship application with their letter of admission. Scholarships typically only cover a portion of tuition costs. Therefore, applicants are encouraged to investigate other sources of support, including employers and government agencies, scholarship funds, and family and personal funds.