Law School Scholarships

The Law School offers more than 50 merit and need-based scholarships. Everyone who applies to the Law School is considered for merit-based scholarships. Scholarships awarded by the Law School to admitted applicants are awarded for three consecutive years of study at the Law School. To retain scholarship eligibility, students are required to maintain good academic standing. If you want to be considered for a need-based scholarship, you must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (William & Mary's title IV code is 003705).

Statement of Good Academic Standing
  • A student who does not achieve a 2.5 grade point average at the end of the first term (semester) of legal study will be placed on academic probation. A student who has not achieved a 2.5 cumulative GPA at the end of the first year of legal study will be dismissed for academic deficiency (whether or not the student was previously placed on academic probation). Rising 2L students (students who have completed two terms (one full academic year) of legal study) who are ineligible to continue as a student may not petition for the right to continue.
  • To be able to continue in residence at the Law School as a 2L and 3L, a student must maintain a term and cumulative grade point average of 2.3. To clarify, the student must maintain the minimum grade point average of 2.3 for each semester in the second year and each semester in the third year; as well as a cumulative grade point average of 2.3 at the conclusion of both the second and third year of legal study.

All scholarships are awarded based on residency of the student at the time of admission. Therefore, if a student is granted in-state tuition during their time at William & Mary Law School, the scholarship will be prorated to the appropriate percentage of in-state tuition. 

Note: William & Mary Law School scholarships cannot exceed the total cost of tuition. If you receive military funding or external scholarships that, combined with your scholarship award, total an excess of the yearly total cost of attendance as published in admission publications, your scholarship will be reduced accordingly.