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Dean's Merit Scholarship

All applicants for admission to the full-time Juris Doctor program at Pepperdine University School of Law with an undergraduate GPA of 3.3 or higher and an LSAT score in the 80th percentile are considered for the Dean's Merit Scholarship. No formal application is required. A typical scholarship amount ranges from one-quarter to full tuition. Dean's Merit Scholarships are awarded annually. For students beginning law school during the 2016-17 academic year or later, the scholarship is renewable contingent upon the student maintaining a 2.8 grade point average at the close of each academic year. In the event a student drops from full-time to part-time enrollment during any given semester, the scholarship will be prorated based on the percentage of the scholarship awarded.

For those receiving the Dean's Merit Scholarship prior to the 2016-17 academic year, the scholarship is renewable contingent upon the student being in the top half of the class at the close of each academic year. If the percentage of students receiving a Dean's Merit Scholarship is greater than one-half of the class, the renewal point will be the same percentage as those receiving the Dean's Merit Scholarship.

Dean's Merit Scholarship Retention
Students Matriculation Students Conditional Scholarships Conditional Scholarships Reduced or Eliminated
2015-2016 199 84 22
2014-2015 227 104 37
2013-2014 201 85 26
2012-2013 201 92 32
*Please note that this scholarship is applicable to students enrolled in the Juris Doctor program during the fall and spring semesters only. These funding programs are not awarded during summer or winter sessions or to students who are visiting another school during the nine-month academic year.