Scholarships That Support Diversity and Inclusion

Private support for law student scholarships plays an increasingly vital role in the Law School’s ability to expand access to need-based scholarships and to provide even more support to first-generation and underrepresented students. Financial assistance is often the deciding factor for applicants. In the recently completed For the Bold campaign, the Law School’s top priority was scholarships. And it remains so.

  • Lemon Legal Scholars Program – entering student, graduate of HBCU plus academic merit
  • Derrick Family Foundation Scholarship – preference for female
  • John M. Douglas and Marjorie L. Douglas Law Scholarship – preference for first generation college student
  • Frances Mary Hale Fellowship – preference for BIPOC/female plus academic merit
  • Oliver Hill Scholarship – BLSA member
  • Virginia Mister Scholarship – preference for female plus academic merit
  • Gregory J. Mitchell Law Scholarship – preference for BIPOC
  • Carol Kelley Nickel Scholarship – preference for female
  • Reaching Back Scholarship – preference of BLSA member or CLEO participants
  • Ramon L. and Shirley M. Alces Scholarshipstudent with financial need who is the first in his/her family to complete college
  • Noel Scholarship – preference for Black student

To learn more about these scholarships, please email Or contact Katey Howerton, Associate Dean for Advancement, at