Students are admitted to the law school without regard to their financial need (need-blind). Every attempt is made to provide full financial assistance in the form of federal and private educational loans to eligible students. Total loans, grants, and scholarships cannot exceed CU-Boulder's educational budget guidelines.

A number of scholarships, fellowships, and awards are awarded annually on a competitive basis including both academic and financial considerations. A list of all scholarships funded by our generous community of alumni and friends is available here

Admitted (First-year/1L) Students

Admitted first-year students do not need to apply for specific scholarships. Scholarship recipients will be selected by the Admissions and Financial Aid Committee after an offer of admission has been made. Merit awards are based predominately on admission credentials for first-year students.

We are committed to supporting our students throughout their time here, but some of our 1L scholarship awards are for the first year only. You can then apply for the 2L/3L Scholarships for your 2L and 3L year funding (see below). If you receive a multi-year award, as in indicated in your scholarship award letter, we allow you to retain your scholarships for six semesters in accordance with your original offers, so long as you are eligible to continue in law school (our rules do impose a satisfactory progress standard of at least a 1.7 GPA for first semester and a 2.0 cumulative GPA after first semester; for more on this requirement, see the Law School Rules).

Timing: Selection of scholarship recipients begins in January, and in most circumstances, recipients will be notified before their enrollment deposit is due. If a recipient declines a scholarship, then a new recipient is chosen. It is possible for scholarships to be awarded through the middle of August.

Continuing (2L/3L) Students 

Continuing students may apply for any of the 100+ scholarships Colorado Law offers to students who have completed their first year of law school. These scholarships range from $500 to one award for full tuition, but the average is $2,000.

Scholarship award decisions are based on a variety of criteria, most often established by the donors of the scholarship funds. Awards based solely or partially on financial need will take into consideration information obtained from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); students must submit a FAFSA during the spring semester in order to be considered for need-based scholarships for the following year. Merit scholarships are based on academic performance in law school and other factors. Many scholarships give special consideration to unique factors, such as interest in a particular area of law, attending law school as a parent, or serving the law school community.


Outside Scholarships

Scholarship Requirements Deadline
The Floyd Marks Memorial Fund Scholarship 2017 You must be a resident of Adams or Broomfield counties, and a currently enrolled law student.  Please complete all information on this form.  Return the completed form with a cover letter and your resume no later than Friday March 24, 2017 to Stacey Moore via email at  The Adams Broomfield Bar Association will make the selection for this scholarship.    03/24/2017
2017 Diversity Writing Competition

Include a cover page with your submission. The cover should only contain the author's name, title of the paper, mailing address, law school affiliation, law school status (lL, 2L, 3L/4L), a telephone number where the author may easily be reached, and an email address.

To allow anonymous evaluations, please do not put your name on the actual paper. The title on the paper must precisely match the title on the cover page that contains the identifying information described above.

Email entries to Only electronic files (PDF or Word) will be accepted.

Law Student Diversity Scholarship

Open to rising (2017-18) second- and third-year African American, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, LGBT and multi-racial students. All rising second- and third-year female law students are also eligible, regardless of race or ethnicity. Any other rising second- and third-year law students who come from backgrounds that would add to the cause of diversity, regardless of race or gender, are eligible to apply.

Applications must include three recommendations, one each from the following individuals:*

A) Dean or an associate dean of the student’s law school
B) A current or past law professor
C) An individual who is personally acquainted with the applicant, but who is not related by blood
line or adoption.

Additionally, each applicant must include a cover letter with his or her application. In that cover letter each applicant should identify his or her academic, personal, and professional accomplishments and how those accomplishments qualify him or her for a DRI Law Student Diversity Scholarship award. A PDF of the entire application, including letters of recommendation, cover letter and essay may be emailed to or faxed to 312.252.0995, attn: Tim Kolly.

2017 Summer Environmental Scholarship

Scholarships are awarded to law students who attend law school in northeast Ohio or those who wish to work in the region. The scholarship amounts vary depending on the funds raised and the number of applicants chosen. You must have secured an unpaid internship in order to apply for a scholarship.

Please send completed application form, to the address below, with:

1. The acceptance letter or other documentation from the organization identifiying you as the intern selected;
2. A current resume; and
3. A writing sample to the address below before April 30, 2017.

Environmental Internship Committee
Attention: Keely J. O'Bryan, Chair
McMahon DeGulis LLP
The Caxton Building
812 Huron Road, Suite 650
Cleveland, OH 44115