Scholarship Opportunities

We offer a limited number of internal scholarships for our most qualified applicants. To be considered for internal scholarships that require a separate application for admitted students, applicants are encouraged to submit their application for admission to the LL.M. Program as soon as possible after September 1st. Please note that some internal scholarships require a separate application and have their own internal deadline (i.e., AIPN, EMLF, RMMLF, etc.).

Since the number of internal scholarships we offer is limited, prospective and admitted international LL.M. students are strongly encouraged to apply for financial aid and scholarships from their home countries. There are multiple international student scholarship databases such as eduPASS and International Student Organization that offer a list of opportunities. Though by no means comprehensive, below is a list of external scholarship opportunities that are country-specific or eligibility criteria-specific.

Prospective LL.M. students interested in applying for a Fulbright Foreign Student Scholarship should expect the process to take 12-18 months.

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Internal Scholarships

  • Ariel and Ileana Ramos LL.M. Tuition Scholarship in Energy Law or Project Finance (separate application required for admitted students)
    • The Ariel & Ileana Ramos LL.M. Scholarship in Energy Law or Energy Finance was established by Ariel Ramos and his wife Ileana Ramos in 2018. Mr. Ramos is a partner in Mayer Brown’s global Energy group and Banking & Finance practice and is based in the firm’s Mexico City office. Mr. Ramos is a 1995 distinguished graduate of the LL.M. Program at The University of Texas School of Law. Mr. Ramos was a recipient of the J. Curtiss Brown Scholarship for Mexican Students while he was enrolled in the LL.M. Program at The University of Texas School of Law. Mr. and Mrs. Ramos hope that their scholarship enables the LL.M. Program to bring the best Energy Law or Project Finance students to Texas, enriching their development as future leaders while benefiting those students who face the prospect of serious loan debt.
  • Association of International Petroleum Negotiators Student Scholarship Program (separate application required and April deadline)
    • Created in 2009, the AIPN Scholarship Program awards well-qualified students in financial need who possess the potential to make a significant contribution to the field of international oil and gas negotiations. Up to 4 scholarships are awarded annually in honor of long-time member and contributor Gordon Barrows. Each scholarship is in the amount of $5,000, split $2,500 for each semester, and paid directly to the winner’s university. Scholarship applications are reviewed annually by committee. Qualified applicants may be working towards an energy, commercial or law degree, but must be attending a university that supports the AIPN by having a professor on AIPN’s Education Advisory Board, including The University of Texas at Austin. Admitted LL.M. students are eligible to apply.
  • Bobby R. Inman Award for Student Scholarship on Intelligence (separate application and June deadline)
    • The Intelligence Studies Project of The University of Texas at Austin announces the fifth annual competition recognizing outstanding student research and writing on topics related to intelligence and national security.  The winner of the “Inman Award” will receive a cash prize of $5,000, with two semifinalists each receiving a cash prize of $2,500.  This competition is open to unpublished work by undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in degree programs at accredited U.S. higher education institutions during the 2018-2019 academic year.  The deadline for submitting papers is June 30, 2019. Current LL.M. students are eligible to apply.
  • Energy and Mineral Law Foundation Law Student Scholarship (separate application required and March deadline)
    • Law school students for the current academic year are eligible to receive scholarships. The scholarship can only be used in connection with a degree program sponsored by a law school which is a Member of the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation. Law students must demonstrate an interest in the study of natural resources, energy or mineral law. Scholarship awards generally range from $1,000 to $5,000.  Multiple applicants will receive scholarships. Admitted LL.M. students are eligible to apply.
  • Ethel Loving de Diaz Scholarship (separate application required and November deadline)
    • The Ethel Loving de Diaz Scholarship is a $1,500 spring tuition award that recognizes an international student from Mexico who is working to help fund their education. Current LL.M. students are eligible to apply.
  • Good Neighbor Scholarship (separate application required and March deadline)
    • The Good Neighbor Scholarship (GNS) provides an exemption of one year’s worth of tuition (fall and spring) to students who were born in and are residents of a nation in the Western Hemisphere (excluding Cuba and the United States). A full list of eligibility requirements, including eligible nations, can be found within the GNS application. The exemption provided by the Good Neighbor Scholarship does not pay for any fees or charges on the tuition bill, such as health insurance, late registration fees, ISSS Support Services fee, etc. The scholarship is administered through ISSS on behalf of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Admitted LL.M. students are eligible to apply.
  • J. Curtiss Brown UT-Mexico Exchange Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Law (separate application required for admitted students)
    • The J. Curtiss Brown UT-Mexico Exchange Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Law supports students from Mexico and elsewhere in Latin America enrolled in the Law School’s LL.M. Program.
  • MD Anderson Fellowship in Transnational Law (separate application required for admitted students)
    • Each MD Anderson Fellow receives a stipend to commit 260 hours to the Institute for Transnational Law over the course of the year. One or more research fellowship(s) will be awarded.
  • Mary Mikeska LL.M. Tuition Scholarship (separate application required for admitted students)
    • The University of Texas School of Law established the Mary Mikeska LL.M. Scholarship in 2013 in honor of Mary Mikeska, a former longtime program coordinator of the LL.M. Program. Contributions to the Mary Mikeska LL.M. Scholarship enable the LL.M. Program to bring the best students to Texas, enriching their lives and nurturing their development as future leaders while benefiting those students who face the prospect of serious loan debt.
  • Nonresident Tuition Exemption Award (separate application required for admitted students)
    • The Nonresident Tuition Exemption (NRTE) award provides a waiver of the nonresident portion of a student’s tuition bill. The NRTE award is not a cash award. Includes a $1,000 scholarship from the LL.M. Program. Please note, the LL.M. Program has limited NRTEs, so the application process is very competitive.
  • Rapoport Center Human Rights Scholars Program (separate application required and April deadline)
    • Each Human Rights Scholar receives a $5,000 scholarship to commit 300 hours to the Center over the course of the year. One or more scholarship(s) will be awarded. LL.M. students may submit academic and/or professional references. Admitted LL.M. students are eligible to apply.
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Scholarship (separate application required and March deadline)
    • Joe Rudd and RMMLF Tuition-Only Scholarships: A law student who is enrolled full-time at one of the Foundation’s Constituent Law Schools and who can demonstrate a commitment to the study of natural resources law is eligible to apply. LL.M. students who have applied to one of these schools but have not yet been accepted may still apply. Fall, spring, and full-year scholarships may cover partial or full tuition. Recent awards have ranged from $1,000 to $15,000. Tuition scholarships must be used at, and will be paid directly to, one of the Constituent Law Schools. Prospective students who have applied to the LL.M. Program but have not yet been admitted may also apply.
    • Frances Hartogh Diversity Outreach Scholarship: In addition to the Joe Rudd and RMMLF Tuition-Only Scholarships, eligible students may apply for the FHDOS Award, which will partially offset the applicant’s living expenses (exclusive of tuition and fees). A student may receive a FHDOS in addition to a Joe Rudd and RMMLF Scholarship. The FHDOS Scholarship is funded by a generous donation from a long-time RMMLF member to benefit members of a group that historically has been significantly deprived of equitable access to land-based resources in the Americas. Admitted students and prospective students who have applied to the LL.M. Program but have not yet been admitted may also apply.
  • Rod and Merry Laine Wetsel LL.M. Tuition Scholarship (separate application required for admitted students)
    • The Rod & Merry Laine Wetsel LL.M. Scholarship was created by Rod Wetsel and his wife Merry Laine Wetsel in 2018. Mr. Wetsel is a founding partner at the firm of Wetsel, Carmichael & Allen, L.L.P. in Sweetwater, Texas, where he has practiced law for 36 years. A recognized leader in energy law, Mr. Wetsel taught Wind Law at The University of Texas School of Law from 2012-2018. The Wetsels hope that their scholarship enables the LL.M. Program to bring the best LL.M. students to Texas, enriching their development as future leaders while benefiting those students who face the prospect of serious loan debt.
  • SEERIL Law Studies Scholarships (separate application required and March deadline—deadline has been extended until April)
    • SEERIL awards an amount of up to £18,000 (divided amongst successful applicants) to pursue post-graduate studies that may involve master, PhD or post-doctoral research topics in the energy and natural resources field. This scholarship is open to all qualifying academic institutions and their students free of charge. A ‘qualifying academic institution’ is one where at least one member or adjunct member of the faculty is a member of the IBA and a SEERIL committee; please refer to the overview. In order for the Scholarship Committee to authorise further qualifying academic institutions, applicants should provide, on their application form, the name and contact details of a member or adjunct member of their prospective faculty of study who is also an IBA and SEERIL member. For the name and contact details of a member of our faculty who is a member of the Oil and Gas Committee within SEERIL, email LLM@law.utexas.edu.
  • Society of Iranian-American Women for Education Scholarship (separate application required and fall semester deadline)
    • The Society of Iranian-American Women for Education (SIAWE) Scholarship is a $1,000 spring award that recognizes a student of Iranian descent who demonstrates financial need and academic excellence. The award can either be applied towards the spring tuition bill or be paid out as a cash award. Current LL.M. students are eligible to apply.
  • State Bar of Texas Legal Professionalism Award (separate application required and fall deadline)
    • Each year, the Law Student Division offers its members a $1,000 scholarship. The purpose of this award is to promote legal professionalism among Law Student Division members by rewarding participation in activities that further the administration of justice, enhance professional responsibility, and provide service to the public. Two award recipients will be chosen from all of the Law Student Division applicants. You must be an active Law Student Division member to apply. Current LL.M. students are eligible to apply.
  • Travis County Women Lawyers’ Scholarship Fund, Inc. (separate application required and February deadline)
    • The Travis County Women Lawyers’ Scholarship, Inc., awards the following scholarships to deserving Texas Law students: the Mary Pearl Williams Scholarship, the Margaret Cooper Scholarship, the Farris-Cisneros Scholarship, and the Ann Forman Scholarship. For the academic year 2019-2020, the Board voted to approve the posting of the scholarships in the increased amount of $2,000 each. Current LL.M. students are eligible to apply.
  • Tuition Assistance for Mexican Students (separate application required and April deadline)
    • The Tuition Assistance for Mexican Students (TAMS) award provides a waiver of the nonresident portion of a student’s tuition bill. The TAMS award is not a cash award. To be eligible for the TAMS award, you must be a citizen and resident of Mexico who demonstrates financial need. Receiving the TAMS award is not guaranteed as the application is competitive due to the limited number of awards. Admitted LL.M. students are eligible to apply.

External Scholarships

Country/Region-Specific Scholarships

Afghanistan

Africa

Americas

Amenia

Argentina

  • Rowe Fund Loan (interest-free loan to citizen of Latin American or Caribbean member country of Organization of American States)

Antigua and Barbuda

  • Rowe Fund Loan (interest-free loan to citizen of Latin American or Caribbean member country of Organization of American States)

Asia

Australia

Austria

The Bahamas

  • Rowe Fund Loan (interest-free loan to citizen of Latin American or Caribbean member country of Organization of American States)

Bangladesh

Barbados

  • Rowe Fund Loan (interest-free loan to citizen of Latin American or Caribbean member country of Organization of American States)

Belize

  • Rowe Fund Loan (interest-free loan to citizen of Latin American or Caribbean member country of Organization of American States)

Belgium

Bhutan

Bolivia

  • Rowe Fund Loan (interest-free loan to citizen of Latin American or Caribbean member country of Organization of American States)

Brazil

Bulgaria

Cambodia

Canada

Chile

  • CONICYT
  • Rowe Fund Loan (interest-free loan to citizen of Latin American or Caribbean member country of Organization of American States)

China

Colombia

Costa Rica

  • Rowe Fund Loan (interest-free loan to citizen of Latin American or Caribbean member country of Organization of American States)

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste

Denmark

Dominica

  • Rowe Fund Loan (interest-free loan to citizen of Latin American or Caribbean member country of Organization of American States)

Dominican Republic

  • Rowe Fund Loan (interest-free loan to citizen of Latin American or Caribbean member country of Organization of American States)

Ecuador

  • Rowe Fund Loan (interest-free loan to citizen of Latin American or Caribbean member country of Organization of American States)
  • SENESCYT

Egypt

El Salvador

  • Rowe Fund Loan (interest-free loan to citizen of Latin American or Caribbean member country of Organization of American States)

Finland

France

Germany

Ghana

Greece

Greneda

  • Rowe Fund Loan (interest-free loan to citizen of Latin American or Caribbean member country of Organization of American States)

Guatemala

  • GuateFuturo
  • Rowe Fund Loan (interest-free loan to citizen of Latin American or Caribbean member country of Organization of American States)

Guyana

  • Rowe Fund Loan (interest-free loan to citizen of Latin American or Caribbean member country of Organization of American States)

Haiti

  • Rowe Fund Loan (interest-free loan to citizen of Latin American or Caribbean member country of Organization of American States)

Honduras

  • Rowe Fund Loan (interest-free loan to citizen of Latin American or Caribbean member country of Organization of American States)

Hong Kong

Iceland

India

Indonesia

Iran

Israel

Italy

Jamaica

  • Rowe Fund Loan (interest-free loan to citizen of Latin American or Caribbean member country of Organization of American States)

Japan

Kenya

Korea

Kyrgyztan

Laos

Latin America & the Carribean

Lebanon

Macau

Madagascar

Malaysia

Mexico

Middle East & North Africa

Mongolia

Mozambique

Myanmar

Nepal

The Netherlands

New Zealand

Nicaragua

  • Rowe Fund Loan (interest-free loan to citizen of Latin American or Caribbean member country of Organization of American States)

Norway

Pakistan

Panama

  • Rowe Fund Loan (interest-free loan to citizen of Latin American or Caribbean member country of Organization of American States)

Paraguay

  • Rowe Fund Loan (interest-free loan to citizen of Latin American or Caribbean member country of Organization of American States)

Peru

Philippines

Poland

Portugal

Russia

Saint Kitts and Nevis

  • Rowe Fund Loan (interest-free loan to citizen of Latin American or Caribbean member country of Organization of American States)

Saint Lucia

  • Rowe Fund Loan (interest-free loan to citizen of Latin American or Caribbean member country of Organization of American States)

Saint Vincent

  • Rowe Fund Loan (interest-free loan to citizen of Latin American or Caribbean member country of Organization of American States)

Scandinavia

Scotland

Singapore

South Africa

Spain

Sri Lanka

Surinam

  • Rowe Fund Loan (interest-free loan to citizen of Latin American or Caribbean member country of Organization of American States)

Sweden

Switzerland

Syria

Taiwan

Tajikistan

Tanzania

Thailand

Trinidad and Tobago

  • Rowe Fund Loan (interest-free loan to citizen of Latin American or Caribbean member country of Organization of American States)

Uganda

Ukraine

United Kingdom

United States

Uruguay

  • Rowe Fund Loan (interest-free loan to citizen of Latin American or Caribbean member country of Organization of American States)

Venezuela

  • Rowe Fund Loan (interest-free loan to citizen of Latin American or Caribbean member country of Organization of American States)

Vietnam

Worldwide

Other Scholarships with Specific Eligibility Criteria

Cybersecurity Specific

Diversity & Inclusion

Veterans

Women