All first-year applicants for admission to the full-time JD program at Pepperdine School of Law are eligible to apply for the Faculty Scholars Award. This award is granted to applicants who demonstrate academic excellence and personal achievement, without regard to financial need. It is recommended that applicants have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.60 and an LSAT score in the 85th percentile. Full tuition plus a $7,000 dollar stipend is awarded for the first year of law school. Each year thereafter, scholarship renewal is contingent upon maintaining a 2.8 grade point average at the close of each academic year.*
The Faculty Scholars application must accompany a letter responding to the following:
- What are your strongest qualifications for this award?
- Describe your interest in law as a profession.
- Describe your two most noteworthy extracurricular activities (or honors received) in college.
- Describe your most significant leadership experience.
- Describe your most significant employment experience.
- Describe how any of the above contributes to or identifies with the School of Law's mission.
The Office of Admissions must receive a complete JD application and Faculty Scholars application and letter no later than Monday, January 16, 2017. Please note this updated date.
If you are selected as a Faculty Scholars finalist, you must participate in the Faculty Scholars visit on the Pepperdine Law campus in February for final consideration.
*Please note this scholarship is applicable to students enrolled in the JD 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.