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Scholarship Awards

All applicants for admission are reviewed for merit scholarship awards; no separate application is required for consideration. Merit scholarships are selective awards based on outstanding LSAT or GRE scores, undergraduate academic performance and academic promise. The Admissions Committee determines the awards and notifies recipients at the time of admission. Students entering in Fall 2021 received merit scholarship awards ranging from $7,500 to full tuition. More than 80% of our entering full-time students receive scholarship funds. Merit scholarships are renewable by maintaining required GPA standards or designated class rank. The amount and terms of renewal are provided to students upon award. A history of scholarship renewal/retention rates can be found below:

In accordance with ABA regulations (Standard 509), 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
2021 145 34
2020 181 26
2019 153 0*
2018 150 28

*Conditional scholarshps were not reduced or eliminated during this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Additional Data - Seton Hall Law School Retention Data

Student Matriculated Year 2021 2020 2019 2018
% Reduced or Eliminated 23% 14% 0% 19%
# Reduced or Eliminated  34 26 0 28
# Fully Retained 111 155 153 122
% Fully Retained 77% 86% 100% 81%


This highly selective merit-based scholarship is awarded primarily on the merits of the Admissions Application, LSAT or GRE 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 remains in compliance with the Seton Hall law disciplinary code.  


Our robust scholarship program includes the Trustees, Chancellor, Regents, Board of Visitors, Presidential, Alumni, Deans and Faculty Scholarships. Eligibility for all awards is assessed at the time of admission. These awards range from $7,500 - $40,000 per year.


The Riccio Scholarships are awarded to incoming JD applicants who are graduates from Seton Hall University and have high academic standing and high LSAT or GRE scores.  This scholarship can be awarded alone or as a supplement to any merit scholarship awarded.  This scholarship 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. 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.