Admissions Merit Scholarships

The Admissions Committee considers all admitted students for merit-based scholarships at the time of their admission to the law school. Merit-based scholarship awards are included with the admission notification. No application is required to be considered for an admissions merit scholarship.

Students who receive an admissions merit scholarship may use the scholarship funds to pay tuition, room and board, or other educational costs, and may receive the funds in conjunction with financial aid from other sources.

Merit Based Scholarships

Established in 1999 by James E. Beasley, ’56, the Beasley Scholars program provides full and partial renewable tuition scholarships to entering students. Beasley Scholars are selected by the Admissions Committee on the basis of academic excellence.

Named in honor of Russell Conwell, the founder of Temple University, these partial tuition scholarships are awarded to outstanding first year students selected through the law school’s discretionary admissions process. Conwell Scholars are selected by the Admissions Committee based on outstanding performance records.

Law Faculty Scholarships are partial tuition scholarships awarded to a select number of applicants with outstanding undergraduate records and LSAT scores. There is no application for these scholarships. Law Faculty Scholarship recommendations are made by the Admissions Committee.

Scholarship Retention Data

Many of the merit scholarships awarded at the time of admission are renewable for the second, third and for part-time students, fourth year, provided the recipient maintains a specified grade point average at the end of each academic year. The eligibility criteria differ with the type of scholarship awarded and the this information is provided to the recipient in their scholarship award letter.


Students matriculating in # of students with conditional scholarships # whose conditional scholarship have been reduced or eliminated
Fall 2021 186 10
Fall 2020 166 4
Fall 2019 192 0*
* Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conditional scholarship requirement was waived.

Entering Student Scholarships

The following merit scholarships are awarded to incoming students but require a separate application in order to be considered. Please click on the link provided for each scholarship for information on the scholarship award, application requirements and deadlines.

AccessLex Law School Scholarship Databank

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Other Scholarship Opportunities for Prospective and Current Students

The Law School Financial Aid Office maintains a listing of scholarships which are available from local bar, civic and various other organizations. All prospective and current students are encouraged to explore scholarship and grant opportunities on their own from sources outside the law school. Employer tuition benefit plans, AmeriCorps grants, scholarship and writing competitions are a few of the many financial resources available to law students.

Several scholarship search organizations are available on the Web. The following are just a few of the web sites that offer excellent information and resources on scholarships and the financial aid process:

Temple Law Financial Aid