Grants and scholarships--a type of financial aid you do not have to repay--are available through either the Sturm College of Law or organizations outside of DU. Unfortunately, the U.S. Department of Education does not currently offer federal grants or scholarships for graduate students.
Your eligibility for institutional scholarships is determined by the Sturm College of Law instead of our office. New, first-year students are automatically considered for merit scholarships through the admissions process. If you are a new student with a demonstrated history of excellence in academics and public service, you should also apply for the Chancellor's Scholarship program. Continuing students can apply for named scholarships. For further information regarding law scholarships, contact the Sturm College of Law at
303-871-6557 or FinancialManagement@law.du.edu.
Scholarship opportunities are available through various entities not affiliated with DU. These scholarships can come from a variety of sources, including local bar associations, community organizations, and women's, ethnic or religious organizations. Check with organizations near you to see if scholarship funding is available, as some opportunities are not broadly advertised.
Throughout the year, many organizations provide our office with information regarding their private scholarship and grant opportunities. To help you in your search, we have developed a scholarship search page. Be sure to follow up with the organization directly for details about deadlines and eligibility criteria.
Where to Send Private Scholarship Checks
If you received a private scholarship, please send it (or have your donor send it) directly to our office for processing:
University of Denver
2197 S. University Blvd.
Denver, CO 80204
Once processed, your scholarship will appear as a part of your financial aid award in webCentral and will disburse to your account in the same way as the rest of your aid.
How Private Scholarships May Affect Your Aid
Your financial aid eligibility is limited by the cost of attendance and your expected family contribution. Therefore, if you receive additional aid (such as a grant, scholarship, or tuition benefit) from outside the University of Denver, we may have to adjust your financial aid award package. We will first reduce student loans, then work-study, before reducing any DU scholarships or grants. In some cases, however, additional outside awards that must pay toward tuition charges may result in the reduction of a DU scholarship or grant that is also restricted to tuition.