Assuming the availability of funds, the school endeavors to (1) make merit awards to students who did not receive a scholarship upon admission, and (2) increase the awards of students who may have been admitted with a very small scholarship.
A student who is awarded a post-matriculation merit award will keep the award in subsequent semesters as long as the student (1) remains in good standing, and (2) remains in the top 25 percent of his or her class ranking cohort.
Additionally, students ranked in the top 20% of their class will receive a post-matriculation scholarship knows as a Jefferson Fellowship. These awards come in the form of Federal Work Study grants that can be used by the recipient to explore a specific area of the law in depth while working one-on-one with a professor or a department on campus.
A student is ineligible for an award if the student is not in good standing.
If a student is not selected for a post-matriculation merit award, but believes that he or she is entitled to one, the student should submit a written request to the Director of Financial Aid explaining the factual basis for the student’s belief.