Whether you finance your legal education through loans or a combination of loans and scholarships, law school is a sound and fulfilling investment in yourself and your future. Catholic Law is pleased to be able to offer a variety of scholarship opportunities to our students.

$1000 Visit CUA Law Scholarship

By visiting Catholic Law, students will receive at least a $1,000 scholarship and be eligible for other scholarships. The $1,000 Visit scholarship is only available to applicants who visit Catholic Law between 9/20/20 and 4/1/21 and are planning to attend Catholic Law in the 2020-21 school year. The $1000 Visit scholarship is only applicable during the 2020-21 school year for newly enrolled students. For further details please contact the Admissions office at (202) 319-5151.

Alumni Scholarship

Catholic Law Alumni may nominate entering first-year or transfer students for a $1,000 Alumni award renewable for up to four years. Completed Alumni Scholarship Recommendation Forms must be submitted to the Law School Admissions Office and must be received along with all other materials submitted in support of a complete application. Once an admissions decision and scholarship recommendation have been made, adjustments are not possible. Click here for the form.

Merit-Based Scholarships

Important Note: The following statements provide general information and guidance about scholarship programs for law students. Specific policies with respect to individual scholarships may supersede the following information.

All JD students are considered for merit-based scholarships during the admissions process. No separate application is required. Generally, the awards are offered at the time of admission. For additional information, please contact our admissions office at admissions@law.edu.

Typically, the award amount offered for the first year of study is renewed annually, for the normal duration to complete a JD degree, subject to any conditions required for renewal. Awards are distributed in six (or eight, for part-time enrollment) semester-based equal installments.

Full-tuition scholarship awards may be used for summer sessions, but the total amount awarded over the normal duration of enrollment may not exceed the amount that would have been awarded based on six (or eight) semester-based awards.

Adjustments to scholarship amounts may be made if a student officially changes enrollment from our full-time (“Day”) program to our part-time (“Evening”) program and vice-versa, with the intention that the percentage of scholarship awards to total tuition costs remain constant.

Students who return after a leave of absence continue the scholarship in effect at the time the student began his/her leave. CUA-funded scholarships are available only to students who are enrolled as degree-seeking students and are paying tuition to CUA.

Note: Conditional scholarship retention data is included in our annual ABA Standard 509 Information Report which is found on our ABA Required Disclosures pages.

Veteran's Benefits (Yellow Ribbon Program)

Catholic Law is a proud participant of the VA's Yellow Ribbon Program. This program funds tuition and fee expenses that exceed the maximum amount paid by the Post 9/11 GI Bill. The VA and CUA will match dollar for dollar those expenses that exceed the maximum amount paid by the Post 9/11 GI Bill. Students who are 100% eligible for benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill may apply to The Catholic University of America’s Yellow Ribbon program. Openings in CUA's Yellow Ribbon program vary by school and level and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information on the Yellow Ribbon Program and The Catholic University of America's participation in it, click here.

Law Preview Scholarships

Law Preview Scholarships 
BARBRI Law Preview, together with leading law schools, law firms, companies, and bar associations, has created an innovative partnership to improve the academic performance of law students. These sponsoring organizations generously fund full scholarships for incoming law students to attend a BARBRI Law Preview summer session so they can learn from the nation’s leading law school professors and attorney lecturers what to expect and how to succeed in law school. Some sponsors also make further investments by mentoring scholarship recipients throughout their 1L year: https://lawpreview.barbri.com/scholarships/.

Law Preview’s “One Lawyer Can Change the World” $10k Scholarship
In the right hands, a law degree can be a powerful tool. History is filled with great accounts of leaders who made it their life’s work to embody the law and serve as agents of change. Each year we honor 10 future change agents who are heading to law school. All ten finalists will be rewarded with scholarships to help pay for the first year of law school. Fill out the request form for more information on the One Lawyer Can Change the World Scholarship including how to apply, official rules, and more. https://lawpreview.barbri.com/10000-get-information/.