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First Year Awards

Pace awards scholarships to qualified students on the basis of academic merit, leadership and work experience, community service and financial need. A variety of scholarships are available to first-year law students, ranging from partial to full tuition.

Pace Law School Merit Scholarships
After an applicant is awarded admission to the Law School their file is automatically granted a scholarship review.  There is no separate application required to be considered for these scholarship monies. Students are awarded scholarships in the range of $5,000 to full tuition year on the basis of their promise for law study (determined primarily by LSAT score and undergraduate academic record) and potential contribution to the School of Law. Award notices are mailed out 1 to 2 weeks after an offer of admission has been made.  Scholarships are renewable as long as the recipient continues to demonstrate proficiency in his or her studies.

Environmental Consortium Merit Scholarship
Awarded to a fall entering student who is either currently enrolled in or has earned his or her bachelors or masters degree from one of the member institutions of the Environmental Consortium of Colleges & Universities and has demonstrated an interest in environmental issues affecting the Hudson-Mohawk River watershed region. Scholarship benefits consist of a merit scholarship ranging from $3,000 to $10,000 towards law school tuition, depending upon the student's qualifications and Pace's financial resources. Award is renewable each year based on continued academic excellence. Interested students should attach a half to one page statement to the Law School application of how he or she has been involved in Hudson-Mohawk watershed environmental issues during their undergraduate work or why they have a particular interest in the environmental issues affecting the region. Click here to view the flyer. Visit for more information.

Pace Law School Trustee Tuition Grant – Funded by Pace Law School, this need-based grant program typically awards students $5,000 per year on a first-come, first-served basis. The award may apply only towards tuition and may be granted only to students enrolled in six hours or more during the fall or spring semester. Awards are made on a first-come, first-served basis. It is renewable each year for on-time applicants who show no substantial increase in their financial strength.

Pace Law School Commitment to Diversity Grant - Funded by Pace Law School, this grant program typically awards students a range from $5,000 to $15,000 per year based on a student's potential to contribute meaningfully to the diversity of the law school community and the legal profession.  In assessing applications for receipt of this award, the Admissions Committee takes into account all factors that a candidate will contribute to diversity including, but not limited to, a history of overcoming socioeconomic hardship; family background with little or no formal higher education; membership in a group that has historically been underrepresented in the legal community, including, but not limited to, groups based on race, nationality, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability, veteran status, or age; geographic diversity; or service employment in furtherance of the goal of diversity. Please note that this grant is renewable each academic year that a student remains in good standing at the School of Law.

ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship
The mission of the ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund is to encourage racial and ethnic minority students to attend law school and to provide financial assistance to these students. The fund will award $5,000 to each recipient and Pace Law School will match the funds. Applications are available at and must be filed by March 1.

Veteran's Benefits G.I. Bill
Veterans who have served active duty in the Armed Forces for more than 180 days are eligible to receive monthly payments through the Veterans Administration. Amount of payment varies depending upon enrollment status. The Office of Veteran Affairs is located in the Registrar's Office on each campus.

In addition to our scholarships for first-year students, we also offer a variety of endowment funds: 

The Bettina B. Browne-Radburn, '89 Memorial Scholarship
The Columbian Lawyers of Westchester County Endowed Scholarship Fund

The Samuel Miller Scholarship
Pauline F. and William V. Garvey Memorial Scholarship
The Goldstein Family Scholarship
The Pace Law New York Partnership Endowed Scholarship Fund
The DelBello, Donnellan, Weingarten, Tartaglia, Wise & Wiederkehr Endowed Scholarship Fund
The Andrew I. Rosenblum,'81 Memorial Scholarship
The Peter John Sacripanti Endowed Scholarship Fund
The Ruderman Family Endowed Scholarship Fund

Admitted students are selected for these awards based on their application and notified of awards at the time of admission.