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Scholarships and Awards

Pace Law School offers a variety of scholarships awarded on the basis of financial need and academic merit, leadership and work experience, and community service. Although students are automatically considered for these awards based on their application for admission, some awards have additional application requirements; please read each scholarship’s description for details. If you are awarded a scholarship, you will receive notification after your admission.


Pace Law School Merit Scholarships
Each year, a number of first-year students are awarded merit scholarships in the range of $5,000 to full tuition, based on their LSAT score and undergraduate performance. There is no separate application to be considered for a merit scholarship; recipients are nominated based on completed applications received by March 1st for fall enrollment. Scholarships are renewable based on continued academic proficiency.

Year Matriculated # Students Entering with Conditional Scholarships # Whose Scholarships Have Been Reduced
2016 174 65 (37%)
2015 108 30 (28%)
2014 115 33 (29%)


Pace Law School Trustee Tuition Grant – Funded by Pace Law School, this need-based grant program typically awards students $5,000 to $10,000 per year on a first-come, first-served basis. The award may apply only towards tuition and may be granted only to students enrolled in six hours or more during the fall or spring semester. Awards are made on a first-come, first-served basis. It is renewable each year for on-time applicants who show no substantial increase in their financial strength.

Pace Law School Commitment to Diversity Grant - Funded by Pace Law School, this grant program typically awards students a range from $5,000 to $15,000 per year based on a student's potential to contribute meaningfully to the diversity of the law school community and the legal profession.  In assessing applications for receipt of this award, the Admissions Committee takes into account all factors that a candidate will contribute to diversity including, but not limited to, a history of overcoming socioeconomic hardship; family background with little or no formal higher education; membership in a group that has historically been underrepresented in the legal community, including, but not limited to, groups based on race, nationality, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability, veteran status, or age; geographic diversity; or service employment in furtherance of the goal of diversity. Please note that this grant is renewable each academic year that a student remains in good standing at the School of Law.

ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship
The mission of the ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund is to encourage racial and ethnic minority students to attend law school and to provide financial assistance to these students. The fund will award $5,000 to each recipient and Pace Law School will match the funds. Applications are available at and must be filed by March 1.

Endowment funds
The following endowment funds provide additional opportunities for scholarship awards to first-year JD candidates. Admitted students are awarded endowed scholarships based on their application and are notified at the time of admission.

  • The Bettina B. Brown-Radburn ’89 Memorial Scholarship
  • The Columbian Lawyers of Westchester County Endowed Scholarship Fund
  • The Samuel Miller Scholarship
  • Pauline F. and William V. Garvey Memorial Scholarship
  • The Goldstein Family Scholarship
  • The Pace Law New York Partnership Endowed Scholarship Fund
  • The DelBello, Donnellan, Weingarten, Tartaglia, Wise & Wiederkehr Endowed Scholarship Fund
  • The Andrew I. Rosenblum ’81 Memorial Scholarship
  • The Ruderman Family Endowed Scholarship Fund
  • The Peter John Sacripanti Endowed Scholarship Fund
  •  Schwartzapfel Lawyers P.C. Scholarship Fund