Scholarship Requirements and Policies

Congratulations! We look forward to having you begin your career as a lawyer here at Texas Law. A scholarship award signifies your hard work and accomplishments. It is also a reflection of our community of generous alumni and friends who want you to have a great experience in law school. They are investing in you and your success. Please take a moment to read through what is required of all our scholarship recipients.

  • Thank you Letter and Scholarship Luncheon Requirements
    All scholarship recipients must write formal thank you letters for each alum or friend of the Law School associated with their scholarship. The deadline for submitting your letter(s) for review is October 1. Scholarship recipients who do not submit their thank you letter(s) for review by October 1, could have their scholarships canceled and their funds forfeited for the year. The process for the submission and mailing of thank you letters, including tips and frequently asked questions, can be found here. Additionally all scholarship recipients also are required to attend a scholarship celebration event for donors and recipients hosted by the Law School. Students and our alumni and friends find this event very meaningful. You may RSVP here.
  • 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.
  • 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 do not hesitate to contact us at: or 512-232-1130, or stop by the Law School’s Office of Financial Aid, Townes Hall (TNH) 2.122.