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Merit Scholarships   

Seton Hall Law School's Merit Scholarship Program seeks to reward the hard work and academic success of our students. All applicants for admission are considered for merit scholarship awards; no separate application is required.  The Admissions Committee determines the merit scholarship awards and notifies recipients at the time of admission. Students entering in Fall 2012 received merit scholarship awards ranging from $8,000 to full tuition. All merit scholarships are highly selective awards based on outstanding LSAT scores, undergraduate academic performance, and academic promise.  The Chancellor, Presidential, and Dean's scholarship are renewable according to the provisions outlined in your award letter.  A history of scholarship renewal/retention rates can be found below:

In accordance with ABA regulations, the following information regarding the retention of scholarships in prior years is provided for you.

  #Entering # Whose Conditional Scholarships
Student Matriculation Year
With Conditional Scholarships
Have Since Been Reduced or Eliminated
2012 107 31
2011 132 48
2010 180 54
2009 165 51

Additional Data - Seton Hall Law School Retention Data

Student Matriculated Year
2009 2010 2011 2012
% Reduced or Eliminated
31% 30% 36% 29%
# Reduced
28 21 25 5
# Eliminated
23 33 23 26
# Fully Retained
94 114 80 76
% Fully Retained
57% 63% 61% 71%
# Fully Retained or Partially Retained
122 135 105 81
% Fully Retained or Partially Retained
74% 75% 80% 76%


This highly selective merit-based scholarship is awarded primarily on the merits of the Admissions Application, LSAT scores, undergraduate academic performance, and academic promise. Distinguished Scholars receive full tuition scholarships for their first year of study at Seton Hall Law.  The Distinguished Scholarship is renewable if the student maintains continuous enrollment and maintains a required GPA standard. 

Public Tuition Rate Credit

Seton Hall University is pleased to announce that it has extended its tuition reduction initiative to eligible first-year students enrolling in the School of Law commencing Fall 2013. The reduction amounts to more than 50% of the regular yearly tuition rate and means that eligible students, may attend Seton Hall Law at the same tuition rate as New Jersey’s public law schools’ in-state rate.  Details here >>


The Riccio Scholarships are awarded to an incoming JD applicants who is a graduate from Seton Hall University and has achieved at least a 3.5 in his/her undergraduate studies, along with a 158 LSAT score.  This $8,000 scholarship can be awarded alone or as a supplement to any merit scholarship awarded and is renewable if the student maintains continuous enrollment at Seton Hall Law School and maintains a required GPA.


The Dorothy Day Scholarship is awarded to highly qualified students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are underrepresented in the legal profession. This selective scholarship is awarded on the merits of the student’s Admissions Application, with a particular emphasis on the student’s personal statement and letters of recommendation.  Dorothy Day Scholars receive a $10,000 scholarship. These awards may also be given in addition to any initial Merit Scholarships awarded (all institutional scholarships not to exceed full tuition.) The Dorothy Day Scholarships are renewable if the student maintains continuous enrollment and maintains a required GPA standard.