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Dean’s Excellence Scholarship and Caruso Scholars Award

The Caruso School of Law maintains a strong commitment to enrolling students who demonstrate outstanding academic and professional promise, a commitment to our Christian mission, and whose background, life experience, and perspective have shaped their character and ability to contribute uniquely to the culture of belonging and to enrich the educational environment at Pepperdine Caruso Law.  

The Caruso Scholars Award and the Dean’s Excellence Scholarship are awarded based on a student’s likelihood of making unique contributions toward our Christian mission, enrichment of our educational environment, and the culture of belonging at Pepperdine Caruso Law due to character-shaping life experiences, backgrounds, or perspectives.  No formal application is required.  All applicants are automatically considered based on information provided in their application for admission, including any responses to the Optional Statements.  Although the Optional Statements are not required to be considered for admission, completing one or both provide the admission committee with a fuller understanding of the unique contributions applicants can make to the Pepperdine Caruso Law community. 

Both scholarships are awarded annually and are renewable each year, contingent upon being enrolled full-time. If a student drops below full-time enrollment during any given semester, the scholarship will be prorated based on the percentage of the scholarship awarded.

*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.