MC Law offers a variety of scholarships for entering students and, unlike most law schools, also offers scholarships to current students based on their performance at MC Law.
Scholarships for entering students:
These scholarships are based on academic potential as demonstrated through undergraduate grades (GPA) and your score on the LSAT exam. The scholarships range from $5,000 to full tuition scholarships (approximately $24,000) and may be renewed for the remaining two years of law school if specified academic standards are met. Scholarship amounts may be increased based on outstanding academic achievement during your first year. All applicants to MC Law are considered for these scholarships with no separate application required. Some preference is given to applicants from Mississippi.
Feeder School Scholarships
MC Law awards at least one full tuition scholarship (approximately $24,000) plus a book stipend to the best applicant from each of eight schools with which the law school enjoys a historical association.
Feeder schools include:
Jackson State University
Louisiana State University
Louisiana Tech University
Mississippi State University
University of Mississippi
University of Southern Mississippi
The recipient is chosen using a “whole person” approach that considers leadership, service, and character as well as GPA and LSAT score. Scholarships are not limited to one applicant from each school; additional scholarships of varying amounts may be awarded to other outstanding applicants from the same school. Applicants from these schools are automatically considered for this scholarship with no separate application required. MC Law reserves the right not to award a scholarship if there are no competitive applicants from a particular school in that year. These scholarships may be renewed for the second and third years of law school based on maintaining a specified GPA.
MC Law awards Leadership Scholarships for applicants who have strong academic credentials and who were active in leadership in undergraduate school (student government, student organizations, politics, etc.) or in their communities. Ensure you check this block on the application form to indicate your leadership work and describe it in your personal statement.
Mock Trial/Moot Court Scholarships
Students who were active in Mock Trial, Moot Court, or Model United Nations with strong academic credentials will be considered for our Advocacy Scholarships. There will be advocacy opportunities for students in their first year of study at MC Law. Be sure to check the block on the application form to show this work and describe it in your personal statement.
No separate application is required for these scholarships for entering students. Applicants will be considered automatically for these scholarships.
Academic Scholarships for Returning Students
MC Law awards scholarships to students who have excelled academically during the previous year of study. These scholarships include full tuition and partial tuition scholarships based on class standing. No application is required for these scholarships as the top performing students are automatically considered. A number of students who come to MC Law without scholarship assistance earn full or partial tuition scholarships for their remaining years of law school.
Hearin Fellow Scholarships
Hearin Fellows are selected in accordance with the terms of a grant from the Hearin Support Foundation. Students are considered based on academic performance, leadership, and participation in law school activities. Preference is given to students with a Mississippi connection. No application is required.
MC Law awards other scholarships each spring as part of the Law Day awards ceremony. These scholarships are sponsored by law firms, groups, or individuals and carry their own criteria, including academic performance, leadership, and service. Click here to read more about the scholarships awarded at Law Day.