Institutional Grants & Scholarships

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:

Students who receive a scholarship, grant, employer tuition benefit, or other tuition assistance not included as part of their original aid award should note that it may affect their annual financial aid award. This includes other institutional scholarship programs, including endowed and named scholarships, which may be awarded and added throughout the academic year.

Funds from any and all sources, including, but not limited to, Suffolk institutional scholarships, Suffolk endowed and named scholarships, outside scholarships, employer tuition benefits, and some veteran’s benefits may not exceed a student’s annual tuition charges.

Students who have been awarded funds from any and all sources, including, but not limited to, outside scholarships, employer tuition benefits, and some veteran’s benefits must notify the Office of Student Financial Services of this funding in writing.

Students who have been awarded funds from any and all sources, including, but not limited to, Suffolk endowed and named scholarships, outside scholarships, employer tuition benefits, and some veteran’s benefits and already have Suffolk Institutional funds may have the Suffolk institutional funds reduced or canceled to avoid an over (tuition) award.

Questions concerning this policy should be addressed to Student Financial Services.

All Grants & Scholarships

Name Description
Academic Leadership Scholarship Awards Academic Leadership Scholarships are awarded to students who are 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.  Please note:  Total scholarship funds from all sources cannot exceed the cost of tuition.
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 the 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 be used for fall and spring semester study. Students in the Accelerated JD Program may also be awarded these funds for study during the program’s required summer terms of study. Scholarship funds are not available to non-Accelerated JD Program students during the summer enrollment period.

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 2016 semester or later are considered for this program.
LLM Academic Scholarships LLM Academic Scholarships are merit-based funds awarded by the Admissions Committee shortly after an applicant is admitted to the LLM program at 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 or part-time students. Scholarship awards are applied only to the duration to complete the required 24 program credits. 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. 
SJD Academic Scholarships SJD Academic Scholarships are merit-based funds awarded by the Admissions Committee shortly after an applicant is admitted to the Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) program at 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 or part-time students. Scholarship awards are applied only to the duration to complete the required 24 program credits. Funding is not allocated to thesis writing years. 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 2017 semester or later are considered for this program.
Yellow Ribbon Scholarships Yellow Ribbon Scholarships are awarded to qualified U.S. veterans approved by the VA for participation in the program. Students eligible for Yellow Ribbon or other VA educational programs will not receive institutional scholarship funding above the cost of tuition, fees and book once VA eligibility has been determined. 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.  Funds are posted to student's tuition accounts once received from the VA.