Texas Law Scholarship Requirements and Policies

Please read the Law School’s Scholarship Requirements and Policies which are outlined below.

Donor Acknowledgment Letter Requirement

All scholarship recipients are required to compose formal donor acknowledgment letters for each donor who is associated with any awarded scholarship. Recipients must upload each signed copy with your UT EID to the Texas Law Academic Works Scholarship System and submit an electronic copy to the Alumni Relations and Development Office (TNH 3.118). Guidelines on this process will be disclosed within the Texas Law Academic Works Scholarship System. If recipients do not complete the donor acknowledgment letter(s) by October 1, scholarships will be canceled and funds forfeited for the year.

Quantity of Work Requirement

To retain scholarship(s), a minimum load of 10 semester hours is required of all scholarship recipients with 20 semester hours of credit or more; a minimum load of 14 semester hours is required of all scholarship recipients with fewer than 20 semester hours of credit. A student may not take less than a minimum load without special permission from the Dean of Student Affairs and the Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid. The scholarship will renew provided that the recipient meets minimum performance standards and Satisfactory Academic Progress (as explained in the Law School catalog) and is on track to graduate within three years of his or her law school start date (or four years in the case of dual degree students).

Professional Standard of Behavior Requirement

All scholarship recipients are expected to maintain a standard of behavior consistent with becoming a member of the legal profession.

UT Austin Tuition Requirement

Scholarship funds can only apply to fall or spring semesters where scholarship recipients are paying UT-Austin tuition. For example, students may not retain their scholarship when visiting another law school or when completing an ad hoc study abroad program through another law school.

Donor Reception Requirement

Students will be invited to a reception honoring scholarship donors and recipients. Detailed information will be provided by The University of Texas Law School Foundation at a later date. All scholarship recipients are expected to make every effort to attend.

Scholarship Repayment Policy

A student who withdraws at any time during the semester will be required to repay that semester’s scholarship award. A student who withdraws because of an urgent, substantial, and documented medical or mental health condition or other non-academic exigency may petition to the Assistant Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid for relief from the repayment requirement.

Acceptance of any Texas Law scholarship indicates that recipients adhere to the requirements and policies above.

If there are any questions, please stop by the Law School Financial Aid Office, Townes Hall (TNH) 2.122.  You can also send an email to lawfinaid@law.utexas.edu or call the office during normal business hours at 512-232-1130.