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2015-2016 School of Law Academic Catalog
Mississippi College School of Law
   
 
  Sep 19, 2017
 
 
    
2015-2016 School of Law Academic Catalog

Scholarships and Awards


MC Law is committed to attracting highly qualified applicants to attend MC Law. Applicants with outstanding credentials and strong records may be awarded scholarships in fixed dollar amounts for the first year of law school. These scholarships require no separate application, and all applicants will be considered for scholarship awards. Because MC Law acts on admissions applications and awards scholarships on a rolling basis, applicants are advised to submit an application early and ensure its completeness. These scholarships will be renewed if a stated level of academic performance is attained as measured at the end of the academic year. Each scholarship recipient will be advised as to the required retention standard.

MC Law also recognizes and rewards outstanding academic performance on the part of students who attend MC Law without a scholarship in the first year. Students who have an initial fixed dollar scholarship may also see an increase in their scholarship based on outstanding academic performance during the first year.

At the end of the first year, as a minimum the top four students in the class will receive a full tuition scholarship for their second year (if not already receiving a full tuition scholarship). All students in the top 10% of the class will be guaranteed to receive a scholarship for a fixed dollar amount for their second year. Fixed dollar scholarships also may be awarded to students in the top 20% of the class, but are not guaranteed. The amount of new or increased fixed dollar scholarships awarded varies each year and is dependent on budget and other factors. The scholarships awarded at the end of the first year may be renewed based on a specified level of academic performance during the second year. Each scholarship recipient will be advised of the required retention standard.

At the end of the second year, as a minimum the top four students in the class will receive a full tuition scholarship for their third year (if not already on a full tuition scholarship). All students in the top 10% of the class will be guaranteed to receive a scholarship for a fixed dollar amount for their third year. Fixed dollar scholarships also may be awarded to students in the top 20% of the class, but are not guaranteed. As noted above the amounts of new or increased fixed dollar scholarships will vary.

Retention standards vary for the different types and amounts of scholarships, but each student will be advised of the retention standards for the scholarship awarded.

For those students who have scholarship or tuition assistance from other sources, MC Law reserves the right to limit its funding for scholarships noted above depending on the nature of the outside scholarship or assistance.  Students who complete their degree early may have their scholarships prorated.

In addition to institutional scholarships, a number of other scholarships and awards are available in recognition of excellence as shown by academic potential, academic performance, demonstrated leadership, potential for contribution to the legal profession, or based on financial need. More information regarding scholarship and awards may be found on the MC Law website: http://law.mc.edu/prospective-students/prospective-students/scholarships/.

Limited funding is available for scholarships for LL.M. students. Scholarships for LL.M. students may be awarded based on need or merit. LL.M. applicants will be evaluated for scholarship eligibility as part of the application and matriculation process and after the Fall Semester.