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Scholarships and Awards

Pace Law School offers a variety of scholarships awarded on the basis of financial need and academic merit, leadership and work experience, and community service. Although students are automatically considered for these awards based on their application for admission, some awards have additional application requirements; please read each scholarship’s description for details. If you are awarded a scholarship, you will receive notification after your admission.

MERIT-BASED AWARDS

Pace Law School Merit Scholarships
Each year, a number of first-year students are awarded merit scholarships in the range of $3,000 to full tuition, based on their LSAT score and undergraduate performance. There is no separate application to be considered for a merit scholarship; recipients are nominated based on completed applications received by March 1st for fall enrollment. Scholarships are renewable based on continued academic proficiency.

Year Matriculated # Students Entering with Conditional Scholarships # Whose Scholarships Have Been Reduced
2009 150 48 (32.0%)
2010 124 45 (36.3%)
2011 123 46 (37.4%)
2012 105 32 (30%)
2013 95 25 (26%)

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.  The 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 River watershed environmental issues during their undergraduate work or why they have a particular interest in the environmental issues affecting the region. Visit www.environmentalconsortium.org for more information.

NEED-BASED AND SPECIAL AWARDS

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 www.abanet.org/fje and must be filed by March 1.

Endowment funds
The following endowment funds provide additional opportunities for scholarship awards to first-year JD candidates. Admitted students are awarded endowed scholarships based on their application and are notified at the time of admission.

  • The Bettina B. Brown-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