Continuing students must apply to renew their Emery Merit Scholarships, Law Faculty Scholarships, or Public Interest and Social Justice Scholarships every spring. Scholarships will be renewed per the conditions stated in the original scholarship award notification letter. Continuing students that have not previously received scholarships may also apply for scholarship consideration. Scholarship decisions for continuing students will be made after all grades are submitted for spring semester courses.
Scholarship awards range from $1,000 to full tuition depending on the type of scholarship. Scholarships are awarded on a yearly basis. The total amount of the scholarship will be divided into two disbursements, one for each semester. The amount of scholarship awarded is based on predicted enrollment in units. Scholarship funds may only be applied to tuition charges at Santa Clara University School of Law. Scholarships are not available for graduate units (i.e., LL.M. programs) taken in the School of Law.
Scholarship awards cannot be applied to tuition for courses in other divisions of Santa Clara University (e.g., MBA or CP&E courses), or for tuition or fees for coursework taken outside of Santa Clara University (e.g., MST courses at San Jose State, or tuition for study abroad programs or visiting student programs at other universities).
Scholarship awards should never exceed the total amount of tuition due for the semester. Scholarships are not awarded to pay for living expenses, and thus, are kept tax-free. Adjustments in student schedules and/or enrollment in less-than-predicted units can result in an overage in scholarship award. If a scholarship award exceeds tuition due, a student is not entitled to a refund of those excess scholarship funds.
If a student receives a refund check based on excess scholarship funds, the student will be expected to return those funds. Students not returning such funds will be billed for the excess amount of scholarship received. Scholarship amounts will be adjusted based on actual tuition charges for the semester.
Students receiving full-tuition scholarships will be responsible for tuition charges for units taken beyond the required 86 units needed to graduate.