Suffolk University Law School awards both need-based and merit-based grants and scholarships that do not need to be repaid upon graduation.  Students who file the required financial aid forms by the annual priority filing date will automatically receive consideration for the funds for which they are qualified.  The funds from these awards are posted to students' tuition accounts each semester after the fourth week of classes.  Please be sure to completely review the information on this and the following pages for specific details on each award type and eligibility criteria.

Recipients should note:  The total annual grant and scholarship funds from all sources, e.g. institutional, endowed and named scholarships, outside scholarships and employer tuition benefits may not exceed a student’s annual standard tuition charges. Students who have been awarded a named, endowed scholarship or outside scholarship and already have institutional funds which fully cover annual tuition charges will have the institutional grant or other scholarship funding reduced to avoid an over (tuition) award.

Academic Leadership Scholarship Awards

Academic Leadership Scholarships are awarded to continuing students the top five students in each section for both Day and Evening Divisions as they are about to enter their second year. Students ranked first in their section receive a scholarship worth 50% of tuition; those ranked 2 through 5 receive a scholarship worth 25% of tuition. Academic Leadership Scholarships do not have to be repaid. Recipients must remain in the top 20% of their class to renew the scholarship. Awards are made each year in July. Awards are for Suffolk Law School tuition only for full-time, day or evening students. Awards may only be used for fall and spring classes.

Trustee Academic Scholarships

Trustee Academic Scholarships are merit-based funds awarded by the Admissions Committee shortly after an applicant is admitted to the Law School. Recipients will be notified directly by the Office of Admissions. Scholarships are awarded to students based on outstanding academic achievement and do not have to be repaid. Award amounts vary but may not exceed program standard annual tuition amount. Awards are for Suffolk Law School tuition only for new and continuing full-time, day or evening students. Awards may only be used for fall and spring classes. Funds awarded annually by Suffolk University Law School are subject to the terms and conditions provided to the recipient by the institution at the time the award is made.  New students entering Suffolk University Law School during the fall 2015 semester or later are considered for this program.

Law Dean's Scholarship

The Law Dean's Scholarships are merit-based funds awarded by the Admissions Committee shortly after an applicant is admitted to the Law School. Recipients will be notified directly by the Office of Admissions. Scholarships are awarded to students based on outstanding academic achievement and do not have to be repaid. Award amounts vary. Awards are for Suffolk Law School tuition only for new and continuing full-time, day or evening students. Awards may only be used for fall and spring classes. Funds awarded annually by Suffolk University Law School are subject to the terms and conditions provided to the recipient by the institution at the time the award is made. New students entering Suffolk University Law School during the fall 2015 semester or later are considered for this program.

Law Achievement Scholarships

Law Achievement Scholarships are awarded to students who have financial need and excel academically. Recipients must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA and continue to demonstrate financial need to renew the scholarship each year. Awards are for Suffolk Law School tuition only for continuing full-time, day or evening students. Awards may only be used for fall and spring classes.

Trustee Grants

The major source of Suffolk Law School awards is the Trustee Grant. Trustee Grants are awarded based on financial need and do not have to be repaid. Students who file the required financial aid forms by the priority filing date will be automatically considered for grant monies from this fund. Applications received after the priority filing date will be considered for a Trustee Grant on a funds available basis. Award amounts vary. Grants are renewed each year provided recipients reapply by the financial aid deadline and their financial need remains similar. Awards are for Suffolk Law School tuition only for continuing full-time, day or evening students who entered Suffolk Law in the fall of 2014 or before. Awards may only be used for fall and spring classes.

Sargent Scholarships

Sargent Scholarships are awarded to incoming students on the basis of significant financial need and strong academic credentials. Sargent Scholarships do not have to be repaid. Award amounts vary. Awards are for Suffolk University Law School tuition only. Funds are posted to students’ tuition accounts after the fourth week of classes. Awards are for Suffolk Law School tuition only for continuing full-time, day or evening students who entered Suffolk Law in the fall of 2014 or before. Awards may only be used for fall and spring classes. Funds awarded annually by Suffolk University Law School are subject to the terms and conditions provided to the recipient by the institution at the time the award is made.

Important Notes on Scholarship Retention

85% of students awarded Trustee Merit or Sargent Scholarships retain their scholarships in their second year of study. The Office of Financial Aid (OFA) makes every effort to assist students who, for academic reasons, lose their original scholarships. Students who drop below the required GPA may be reconsidered for scholarship funding once their GPA again meets the required level. Reconsideration will take place after the spring semester of each year, once spring grades are available and a cumulative GPA has been calculated. In addition, with funding permitting, once fall semester, mid-year grades are available, students may also be reconsidered by the OFA for scholarship reinstatement. Students should note that any reinstatement of scholarship funding is not retroactive. Affected students will be notified by the Office of Financial Aid regarding any change in their award.

o A Trustee Merit Scholarship recipient who is eligible to continue their enrollment at Suffolk but whose GPA falls below 3.0 and therefore loses their Trustee Merit Scholarship will be considered for financial aid if they apply for financial aid by the appropriate deadlines for returning students and demonstrate financial need.  Students entering Suffolk University Law School in the fall semester of 2014 or earlier may have received these funds.

o Sargent Scholarships are awarded based on financial need and academic qualifications. A Sargent Scholarship recipient who is eligible to continue their enrollment at Suffolk but whose GPA falls below 3.0 and therefore loses their Sargent Scholarship will receive 75% of their original Sargent Scholarship amount as a Trustee Grant if they apply for financial aid by the appropriate deadlines for returning students and continue to demonstrate financial need.

Yellow Ribbon Scholarships

Yellow Ribbon Scholarships are awarded to qualified U.S. veterans approved by the VA for participation in the program. Award renewal is contingent on continued eligibility as determined by the VA. More information on the Yellow Ribbon Program and Suffolk’s commitment can be found on Suffolk University’s Veteran Services web page. Yellow Ribbon Scholarship recipients are not eligible for any type of additional institutional grant or scholarship aid. Funds are posted to student's tuition accounts once received from the VA.