Conditional Scholarships

See which schools offer conditional scholarships and what percentage keep them

A conditional scholarship is any financial aid award, the retention of which is dependent upon the student maintaining a minimum grade point average or class standing, other than that ordinarily required to remain in good academic standing.

For each academic year, we report the number of new students, the number (and percentage) of those students who received a conditional scholarship, and the percentage of conditional scholarship recipients that had their award either reduced or eliminated. This may understate the actual percentage. Students with conditional scholarships who (a) withdrew from law school voluntarily or (b) took a leave of absence prior to a determination of whether they would have met the renewal condition for their scholarships or (c) had their conditional scholarship reduced or eliminated after the first year are not deemed to have lost their scholarships and are treated as having retained their scholarships.

Note Some law schools with conditional scholarship programs also offer some scholarships on a non-conditional basis and/or offer some need-based assistance.

School State 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13
1Ls Had CS Lost CS 1Ls Had CS Lost CS 1Ls Had CS Lost CS
University of Akron OH 116 - - 147 106 (72.1%) 63.2% 165 108 (65.5%) 84.3%
University of Alabama AL 134 102 (76.1%) 26.5% 145 108 (74.5%) 35.2% 149 82 (55%) 41.5%
Albany Law School NY 117 42 (35.9%) 28.6% 182 102 (56%) 19.6% 196 52 (26.5%) 15.4%
American University DC 429 5 (1.2%) 0% 473 8 (1.7%) 0% 491 8 (1.6%) 0%
Appalachian School of Law VA 48 22 (45.8%) 45.5% 56 26 (46.4%) 53.8% 75 6 (8%) 50%
University of Arizona AZ 104 - - 105 - - 109 - -
Arizona Summit Law School AZ 262 159 (60.7%) 39.6% 310 173 (55.8%) 49.7% 447 219 (49%) 46.6%
University of Arkansas - Fayetteville AR 125 12 (9.6%) 33.3% 112 41 (36.6%) 58.5% 133 67 (50.4%) 70.1%
University of Arkansas - Little Rock AR 125 65 (52%) 24.6% 139 84 (60.4%) 33.3% 150 62 (41.3%) 30.6%
Arizona State University AZ 143 - - 128 - - 151 - -
Ave Maria School of Law FL 112 89 (79.5%) 34.8% 117 91 (77.8%) 31.9% 113 68 (60.2%) 42.6%
University of Baltimore MD 233 89 (38.2%) 34.8% 287 110 (38.3%) 39.1% 364 98 (26.9%) 37.8%
Barry University FL 268 128 (47.8%) 41.4% 283 275 (97.2%) 44% 293 317 (108.2%) 56.5%
Baylor University TX 158 106 (67.1%) 17% 163 119 (73%) 21.8% 143 92 (64.3%) 12%
Boston College MA 230 - - 236 - - 245 - -
Belmont University TN 89 38 (42.7%) 28.9% 82 45 (54.9%) 26.7% 103 46 (44.7%) 32.6%
University of California - Berkeley CA 274 - - 284 - - 263 - -
Brooklyn Law School NY 399 272 (68.2%) 16.5% 368 270 (73.4%) 11.9% 365 259 (71%) 16.2%
Boston University MA 208 - - 220 - - 210 - -
SUNY Buffalo NY 143 - - 198 - - 203 - -
Brigham Young University UT 126 56 (44.4%) 62.5% 139 68 (48.9%) 45.6% 140 41 (29.3%) 36.6%
California Western School of Law CA 263 219 (83.3%) 11% 260 235 (90.4%) 6.4% 309 133 (43%) 30.1%
Campbell University NC 185 - - 125 88 (70.4%) 27.3% 160 107 (66.9%) 22.4%
Capital University OH 163 92 (56.4%) 22.8% 158 84 (53.2%) 46.4% 182 103 (56.6%) 41.7%
Cardozo-Yeshiva University NY 339 160 (47.2%) 10% 336 160 (47.6%) 8.8% 374 146 (39%) 8.9%
Case Western Reserve University OH 146 - - 100 - - 154 - -
Catholic University of America DC 140 - - 161 - - 141 - -
Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico PR 148 84 (56.8%) 22.6% 194 91 (46.9%) 20.9% 244 73 (29.9%) 4.1%
Chapman University CA 169 112 (66.3%) 34.8% 157 135 (86%) 51.9% 166 98 (59%) 52%
Charleston School of Law SC 166 68 (41%) 22.1% 181 70 (38.7%) 18.6% 174 43 (24.7%) 18.6%
Charlotte School of Law NC 446 337 (75.6%) 59.9% 522 307 (58.8%) 58% 626 341 (54.5%) 53.1%
University of Chicago IL 190 - - 196 - - 184 - -
University of Cincinnati OH 73 - - 100 - - 103 - -
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law OH 141 - - 135 87 (64.4%) 55.2% 140 72 (51.4%) 44.4%
University of Colorado CO 166 - - 184 - - 152 - -
Columbia University NY 381 - - 352 - - 366 - -
Thomas M Cooley Law School MI 445 - - 582 - - 897 - -
Cornell University NY 203 - - 193 - - 191 - -
Creighton University NE 114 39 (34.2%) 23.1% 138 55 (39.9%) 38.2% 130 54 (41.5%) 44.4%
CUNY NY 97 24 (24.7%) 0% 104 24 (23.1%) 4.2% 120 25 (20.8%) 0%
University of California - Davis CA 164 - - 142 - - 189 - -
University of Dayton OH 113 71 (62.8%) 40.8% 100 61 (61%) 29.5% 133 72 (54.1%) 38.9%
University of Denver CO 258 129 (50%) 12.4% 290 137 (47.2%) 12.4% 291 137 (47.1%) 13.9%
DePaul University IL 226 - - 276 - - 273 - -
University of Detroit Mercy MI 199 51 (25.6%) 29.4% 182 20 (11%) 25% 189 23 (12.2%) 47.8%
Drake University IA 106 43 (40.6%) 48.8% 115 68 (59.1%) 42.6% 128 71 (55.5%) 36.6%
Drexel University PA 129 68 (52.7%) 41.2% 143 94 (65.7%) 40.4% 140 125 (89.3%) 40.8%
Duke University NC 221 - - 209 - - 209 - -
Duquesne University PA 124 - - 138 - - 139 - -
Elon Law School NC 112 17 (15.2%) 0% 107 17 (15.9%) 0% 99 22 (22.2%) 9.1%
Emory University GA 223 - - 231 221 (95.7%) 0% 253 229 (90.5%) 0%
Florida A&M University FL 152 3 (2%) 0% 147 - - 217 - -
Faulkner University AL 113 55 (48.7%) 14.5% 104 53 (51%) 15.1% 127 36 (28.3%) 33.3%
Florida International University FL 144 55 (38.2%) 41.8% 158 56 (35.4%) 39.3% 155 23 (14.8%) 34.8%
University of Florida FL 307 - - 314 - - 284 99 (34.9%) 3%
Florida Coastal School of Law FL 424 265 (62.5%) 47.9% 441 195 (44.2%) 35.9% 580 286 (49.3%) 33.2%
Fordham University NY 367 - - 398 - - 433 - -
Florida State University FL 188 - - 170 - - 187 - -
University of Georgia GA 185 - - 199 - - 188 - -
George Mason University VA 161 138 (85.7%) 49.3% 149 86 (57.7%) 40.7% 147 50 (34%) 46%
Golden Gate University CA 137 97 (70.8%) 60.8% 150 104 (69.3%) 65.4% 227 146 (64.3%) 56.8%
Gonzaga University WA 125 124 (99.2%) 20.2% 108 108 (100%) 28.7% 132 132 (100%) 19.7%
Georgia State University GA 186 - - 181 - - 191 - -
Georgetown University DC 580 - - 544 - - 575 - -
George Washington University DC 539 - - 481 - - 398 - -
Hamline University MN 90 87 (96.7%) 1.1% 88 84 (95.5%) 2.4% 124 91 (73.4%) 6.6%
Harvard University MA 563 - - 568 - - 555 - -
University of California - Hastings CA 323 6 (1.9%) 0% 333 11 (3.3%) 18.2% 317 9 (2.8%) 0%
University of Hawaii HI 120 - - 66 - - 102 - -
Hofstra University NY 280 231 (82.5%) 55% 213 155 (72.8%) 51% 320 199 (62.2%) 53.3%
University of Houston TX 231 - - 213 - - 212 - -
Howard University DC 126 73 (57.9%) 67.1% 151 61 (40.4%) 68.9% 130 58 (44.6%) 70.7%
University of Idaho ID 113 66 (58.4%) 22.7% 111 52 (46.8%) 28.8% 102 38 (37.3%) 31.6%
University of Illinois IL 157 - - 170 - - 198 - -
Indiana University - Bloomington IN 183 - - 205 - - 201 - -
Indiana University - Indianapolis IN 281 140 (49.8%) 13.6% 227 130 (57.3%) 17.7% 259 105 (40.5%) 21.9%
Inter American University PR 241 2 (0.8%) 50% 212 1 (0.5%) 0% 129 - -
University of Iowa IA 141 - - 93 - - 155 - -
University of California - Irvine CA 89 - - 126 - - 119 - -
John Marshall Law School - Atlanta GA 214 203 (94.9%) 71.4% 235 220 (93.6%) 66.4% 181 123 (68%) 0%
John Marshall Law School - Chicago IL 357 214 (59.9%) 37.9% 404 176 (43.6%) 51.1% 498 195 (39.2%) 50.8%
University of Kansas KS 125 80 (64%) 21.3% 106 80 (75.5%) 31.3% 140 93 (66.4%) 33.3%
Chicago-Kent College of Law IL 228 - - 286 - - 286 - -
University of Kentucky KY 114 58 (50.9%) 15.5% 149 88 (59.1%) 19.3% 136 89 (65.4%) 20.2%
University of La Verne CA 58 - - 50 45 (90%) 15.6% 44 36 (81.8%) 41.7%
Lewis and Clark College OR 203 133 (65.5%) 8.3% 172 100 (58.1%) 1% 214 102 (47.7%) 2.9%
Liberty University VA 84 82 (97.6%) 0% 68 66 (97.1%) 0% 83 80 (96.4%) 0%
University of Louisville KY 92 - - 129 - - 140 - -
Loyola University Chicago IL 231 - - 213 - - 287 - -
Loyola Marymount University CA 312 204 (65.4%) 17.6% 358 252 (70.4%) 24.6% 376 151 (40.2%) 37.7%
Loyola University New Orleans LA 139 117 (84.2%) 17.1% 240 116 (48.3%) 19% 237 91 (38.4%) 22%
Louisiana State University LA 200 187 (93.5%) 34.8% 178 75 (42.1%) 42.7% 199 44 (22.1%) 31.8%
University of Maine ME 81 - - 86 - - 87 - -
Marquette University WI 208 - - 209 - - 224 - -
University of Maryland MD 196 - - 206 - - 264 - -
University of Memphis TN 118 31 (26.3%) 41.9% 111 25 (22.5%) 28% 112 26 (23.2%) 23.1%
Mercer University GA 146 - - 186 - - 129 - -
University of Miami FL 229 145 (63.3%) 8.3% 308 162 (52.6%) 24.7% 426 98 (23%) 28.6%
University of Michigan MI 318 - - 315 - - 344 - -
University of Minnesota MN 193 161 (83.4%) 0% 221 198 (89.6%) 0% 205 185 (90.2%) 0%
University of Mississippi MS 128 - - 117 - - 157 - -
Mississippi College MS 151 - - 159 84 (52.8%) 22.6% 151 42 (27.8%) 16.7%
University of Missouri - Columbia MO 115 56 (48.7%) 26.8% 118 60 (50.8%) 28.3% 133 54 (40.6%) 31.5%
University of Missouri - Kansas City MO 149 58 (38.9%) 1.7% 172 63 (36.6%) 11.1% 153 40 (26.1%) 5%
University of Montana MT 83 - - 83 - - 80 - -
Michigan State University MI 248 183 (73.8%) 16.4% 270 182 (67.4%) 19.2% 295 152 (51.5%) 12.5%
North Carolina Central University NC 199 16 (8%) 25% 251 25 (10%) 24% 248 19 (7.7%) 31.6%
University of Nebraska NE 107 60 (56.1%) 18.3% 127 49 (38.6%) 22.4% 134 66 (49.3%) 25.8%
New England School of Law MA 265 182 (68.7%) 10.4% 238 129 (54.2%) 14% 450 190 (42.2%) 16.8%
University of New Mexico NM 111 36 (32.4%) 44.4% 119 37 (31.1%) 24.3% 114 20 (17.5%) 30%
New York Law School NY 245 168 (68.6%) 36.9% 322 189 (58.7%) 38.6% 443 166 (37.5%) 38.6%
University of New Hampshire NH 71 49 (69%) 42.9% 77 36 (46.8%) 69.4% 74 33 (44.6%) 12.1%
Northern Illinois University IL 84 23 (27.4%) 30.4% 101 20 (19.8%) 25% 109 15 (13.8%) 6.7%
Northern Kentucky University KY 119 37 (31.1%) 10.8% 150 74 (49.3%) 16.2% 174 44 (25.3%) 6.8%
University of North Dakota ND 73 - - 83 - - 83 - -
Northeastern University MA 126 - - 185 - - 168 - -
Northwestern University IL 242 - - 229 - - 259 - -
University of Notre Dame IN 200 - - 162 - - 177 - -
Nova Southeastern University FL 262 39 (14.9%) 25.6% 305 73 (23.9%) 26% 369 120 (32.5%) 30.8%
New York University NY 452 - - 437 - - 451 - -
Oklahoma City University OK 156 5 (3.2%) 0% 162 101 (62.3%) 7.9% 172 100 (58.1%) 32%
University of Oklahoma OK 157 3 (1.9%) 0% 143 6 (4.2%) 0% 155 5 (3.2%) 0%
Ohio Northern University OH 71 46 (64.8%) 17.4% 79 76 (96.2%) 27.6% 79 78 (98.7%) 35.9%
University of Oregon OR 118 - - 120 - - 147 101 (68.7%) 0%
Ohio State University OH 167 4 (2.4%) 0% 178 3 (1.7%) 0% 173 81 (46.8%) 0%
Pace University NY 207 115 (55.6%) 28.7% 207 141 (68.1%) 18.4% 178 106 (59.6%) 33%
University of the Pacific CA 152 22 (14.5%) 18.2% 157 42 (26.8%) 28.6% 249 119 (47.8%) 57.1%
University of Pennsylvania PA 250 - - 251 - - 243 - -
Penn State University PA - - 132 - - 162 - -
Pepperdine University CA 227 136 (59.9%) 27.9% 201 112 (55.7%) 26.8% 208 113 (54.3%) 28.3%
University of Pittsburgh PA 156 78 (50%) 16.7% 174 75 (43.1%) 14.7% 210 69 (32.9%) 18.8%
University of Puerto Rico PR 198 - - 206 - - 196 - -
Quinnipiac University CT 92 80 (87%) 41.3% 84 66 (78.6%) 33.3% 127 95 (74.8%) 35.8%
Regent University VA 104 - - 106 - - 142 - -
University of Richmond VA 133 - - 133 - - 153 - -
Roger Williams University RI 138 83 (60.1%) 24.1% 111 69 (62.2%) 30.4% 151 97 (64.2%) 34%
Rutgers State University - Camden NJ 182 98 (53.8%) 24.5% 140 106 (75.7%) 28.3% 116 56 (48.3%) 30.4%
Rutgers State University - Newark NJ 189 79 (41.8%) 7.6% 193 81 (42%) 21% 225 70 (31.1%) 20%
Samford University AL 146 82 (56.2%) 14.6% 173 60 (34.7%) 15% 121 40 (33.1%) 15%
University of San Diego CA 223 49 (22%) 36.7% 241 40 (16.6%) 42.5% 246 33 (13.4%) 24.2%
University of San Francisco CA 172 47 (27.3%) 36.2% 159 29 (18.2%) 55.2% 220 36 (16.4%) 38.9%
Santa Clara University CA 152 90 (59.2%) 31.1% 246 145 (58.9%) 37.2% 237 107 (45.1%) 53.3%
Seattle University WA 256 182 (71.1%) 38.5% 228 148 (64.9%) 33.8% 284 148 (52.1%) 49.3%
Seton Hall University NJ 167 121 (72.5%) 14.9% 165 93 (56.4%) 17.2% 196 107 (54.6%) 29%
Southern Illinois University IL 125 41 (32.8%) 36.6% 133 58 (43.6%) 22.4% 112 40 (35.7%) 25%
St. Louis University MO 165 - - 145 - - 205 - -
Southern Methodist University TX 226 12 (5.3%) 0% 212 15 (7.1%) 13.3% 218 9 (4.1%) 33.3%
University of South Carolina SC 213 - - 206 - - 213 - -
University of South Dakota SD 74 1 (1.4%) 0% 69 1 (1.4%) 0% 62 1 (1.6%) 0%
Southern University Law Center LA 196 22 (11.2%) 72.7% 224 16 (7.1%) 56.3% 268 14 (5.2%) 0%
South Texas College of Law Houston TX 362 71 (19.6%) 22.5% 402 68 (16.9%) 22.1% 404 41 (10.1%) 31.7%
Southwestern Law School CA 337 86 (25.5%) 15.1% 367 120 (32.7%) 15.8% 351 51 (14.5%) 11.8%
Stanford University CA 179 - - 179 - - 180 - -
Stetson University FL 246 14 (5.7%) 0% 267 35 (13.1%) 0% 296 13 (4.4%) 0%
St. John's University NY 214 196 (91.6%) 56.6% 253 195 (77.1%) 53.8% 264 143 (54.2%) 44.8%
St. Mary's University TX 254 107 (42.1%) 45.8% 311 120 (38.6%) 45% 248 124 (50%) 75.8%
University of St. Thomas - Minneapolis MN 124 - - 114 - - 143 - -
St. Thomas University - Florida FL 233 130 (55.8%) 21.5% 261 142 (54.4%) 48.6% 216 81 (37.5%) 55.6%
Suffolk University MA 423 75 (17.7%) 26.7% 450 92 (20.4%) 17.4% 528 99 (18.8%) 16.2%
Syracuse University NY 169 91 (53.8%) 27.5% 194 117 (60.3%) 16.2% 243 66 (27.2%) 16.7%
Temple University PA 215 158 (73.5%) 7% 225 136 (60.4%) 11% 253 156 (61.7%) 15.4%
University of Tennessee TN 93 79 (84.9%) 0% 158 71 (44.9%) 0% 120 74 (61.7%) 0%
University of Texas TX 301 - - 319 - - 308 - -
Texas A&M TX 192 110 (57.3%) 42.7% 244 89 (36.5%) 53.9% 258 137 (53.1%) 61.3%
Texas Southern University TX 166 36 (21.7%) 75% 196 38 (19.4%) 73.7% 185 21 (11.4%) 61.9%
Texas Tech University TX 228 110 (48.2%) 40.9% 214 80 (37.4%) 28.8% 227 77 (33.9%) 26%
Thomas Jefferson School of Law CA 241 - - 323 205 (63.5%) 33.2% 387 223 (57.6%) 27.8%
University of Toledo OH 79 45 (57%) 28.9% 108 59 (54.6%) 40.7% 123 67 (54.5%) 49.3%
Touro College NY 187 153 (81.8%) 49.7% 205 140 (68.3%) 44.3% 242 132 (54.5%) 35.6%
Tulane University LA 185 158 (85.4%) 18.4% 216 146 (67.6%) 17.1% 249 169 (67.9%) 22.5%
University of Tulsa OK 86 - - 83 - - 110 - -
University of California - Los Angeles CA 314 145 (46.2%) 0% 293 151 (51.5%) 1.3% 304 124 (40.8%) 0%
University of Connecticut CT 160 25 (15.6%) 0% 151 28 (18.5%) 0% 150 28 (18.7%) 0%
University of The District of Columbia DC 90 - - 99 - - 125 - -
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth MA 72 - - 78 - - 71 - -
University of North Carolina NC 201 - - 237 - - 238 - -
University of Nevada - Las Vegas NV 112 75 (67%) 50.7% 113 66 (58.4%) 36.4% 139 86 (61.9%) 40.7%
University of Southern California CA 202 - - 175 - - 188 - -
University of Utah UT 100 36 (36%) 22.2% 107 10 (9.3%) 0% 97 16 (16.5%) 31.3%
University of Virginia VA 307 - - 330 - - 356 - -
Valparaiso University IN 174 109 (62.6%) 16.5% 208 95 (45.7%) 9.5% 163 71 (43.6%) 39.4%
Vanderbilt University TN 171 - - 174 - - 173 - -
Vermont Law School VT 143 120 (83.9%) 3.3% 129 100 (77.5%) 0% 171 109 (63.7%) 0.9%
Villanova University PA 155 - - 162 - - 220 - -
Wake Forest University NC 179 2 (1.1%) 0% 179 2 (1.1%) 50% 125 2 (1.6%) 0%
Washburn University KS 113 77 (68.1%) 18.2% 117 61 (52.1%) 18% 130 54 (41.5%) 31.5%
University of Washington WA 163 - - 143 - - 176 - -
Washington University in St Louis MO 270 - - 189 - - 201 - -
Wayne State University MI 117 55 (47%) 20% 139 70 (50.4%) 11.4% 148 58 (39.2%) 34.5%
Western New England University School of Law MA 118 67 (56.8%) 26.9% 120 88 (73.3%) 13.6% 108 60 (55.6%) 13.3%
Western State University CA 104 - - 120 111 (92.5%) 45.9% 144 138 (95.8%) 51.4%
Whittier Law School CA 239 - - 221 - - 227 - -
Widener University - Delaware DE 128 - - 239 - - 221 - -
Widener University - Pennsylvania PA 97 - - 74 - - 106 - -
Willamette University OR 100 93 (93%) 41.9% 123 146 (118.7%) 36.3% 133 134 (100.8%) 44%
William Mitchell College of Law MN 169 - - 236 - - 258 - -
University of Wisconsin WI 158 - - 186 - - 215 - -
Washington and Lee University VA 101 - - 111 - - 187 - -
William and Mary VA 213 - - 226 - - 196 - -
West Virginia University WV 107 - - 118 79 (66.9%) 21.5% 140 66 (47.1%) 22.7%
University of Wyoming WY 85 - - 71 - - 77 - -
Yale University CT 200 - - 199 - - 203 - -