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 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14
1Ls Had CS Lost CS 1Ls Had CS Lost CS 1Ls Had CS Lost CS
University of Akron OH 146 - - 116 - - 147 106 (72.1%) 63.2%
University of Alabama AL 153 130 (85%) 35.4% 134 102 (76.1%) 26.5% 145 108 (74.5%) 35.2%
Albany Law School NY 126 62 (49.2%) 29% 117 42 (35.9%) 28.6% 182 102 (56%) 19.6%
American University DC 421 5 (1.2%) 0% 429 5 (1.2%) 0% 473 8 (1.7%) 0%
Appalachian School of Law VA 33 20 (60.6%) 35% 48 22 (45.8%) 45.5% 56 26 (46.4%) 53.8%
University of Arizona AZ 101 - - 104 - - 105 - -
Arizona Summit Law School AZ 267 186 (69.7%) 39.2% 262 159 (60.7%) 39.6% 310 173 (55.8%) 49.7%
University of Arkansas - Fayetteville AR 121 56 (46.3%) 64.3% 125 12 (9.6%) 33.3% 112 41 (36.6%) 58.5%
University of Arkansas - Little Rock AR 118 65 (55.1%) 24.6% 125 65 (52%) 24.6% 139 84 (60.4%) 33.3%
Arizona State University AZ 215 - - 143 - - 128 - -
Ave Maria School of Law FL 113 88 (77.9%) 33% 112 89 (79.5%) 34.8% 117 91 (77.8%) 31.9%
University of Baltimore MD 200 112 (56%) 25.9% 233 89 (38.2%) 34.8% 287 110 (38.3%) 39.1%
Barry University FL 278 179 (64.4%) 33.5% 268 128 (47.8%) 41.4% 283 275 (97.2%) 44%
Baylor University TX 131 113 (86.3%) 15% 158 106 (67.1%) 17% 163 119 (73%) 21.8%
Boston College MA 234 - - 230 - - 236 - -
Belmont University TN 89 18 (20.2%) 44.4% 89 38 (42.7%) 28.9% 82 45 (54.9%) 26.7%
University of California - Berkeley CA 294 - - 274 - - 284 - -
Brooklyn Law School NY 394 311 (78.9%) 15.4% 399 272 (68.2%) 16.5% 368 270 (73.4%) 11.9%
Boston University MA 236 - - 208 - - 220 - -
SUNY Buffalo NY 141 - - 143 - - 198 - -
Brigham Young University UT 128 - - 126 56 (44.4%) 62.5% 139 68 (48.9%) 45.6%
California Western School of Law CA 248 249 (100.4%) 11.6% 263 219 (83.3%) 11% 260 235 (90.4%) 6.4%
Campbell University NC 162 - - 185 - - 125 88 (70.4%) 27.3%
Capital University OH 131 90 (68.7%) 17.8% 163 92 (56.4%) 22.8% 158 84 (53.2%) 46.4%
Cardozo-Yeshiva University NY 288 178 (61.8%) 14% 339 160 (47.2%) 10% 336 160 (47.6%) 8.8%
Case Western Reserve University OH 122 - - 146 - - 100 - -
Catholic University of America DC 127 - - 140 - - 161 - -
Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico PR 195 114 (58.5%) 24.6% 148 84 (56.8%) 22.6% 194 91 (46.9%) 20.9%
Chapman University CA 149 106 (71.1%) 50.9% 169 112 (66.3%) 34.8% 157 135 (86%) 51.9%
Charleston School of Law SC 85 14 (16.5%) 21.4% 166 68 (41%) 22.1% 181 70 (38.7%) 18.6%
Charlotte School of Law NC 309 264 (85.4%) 58.7% 446 337 (75.6%) 59.9% 522 307 (58.8%) 58%
University of Chicago IL 183 - - 190 - - 196 - -
University of Cincinnati OH 101 - - 73 - - 100 - -
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law OH 108 78 (72.2%) 44.9% 141 - - 135 87 (64.4%) 55.2%
University of Colorado CO 204 - - 166 - - 184 - -
Columbia University NY 388 - - 381 - - 352 - -
Concordia University School of Law ID 18 - - - - - -
Thomas M Cooley Law School MI 448 - - 445 - - 582 - -
Cornell University NY 203 - - 203 - - 193 - -
Creighton University NE 119 36 (30.3%) 41.7% 114 39 (34.2%) 23.1% 138 55 (39.9%) 38.2%
CUNY NY 151 32 (21.2%) 0% 97 24 (24.7%) 0% 104 24 (23.1%) 4.2%
University of California - Davis CA 180 - - 164 - - 142 - -
University of Dayton OH 90 65 (72.2%) 26.2% 113 71 (62.8%) 40.8% 100 61 (61%) 29.5%
University of Denver CO 250 149 (59.6%) 14.8% 258 129 (50%) 12.4% 290 137 (47.2%) 12.4%
DePaul University IL 241 - - 226 - - 276 - -
University of Detroit Mercy MI 196 49 (25%) 14.3% 199 51 (25.6%) 29.4% 182 20 (11%) 25%
Pennsylvania State University - Dickinson PA 64 - - - - - -
Drake University IA 100 44 (44%) 47.7% 106 43 (40.6%) 48.8% 115 68 (59.1%) 42.6%
Drexel University PA 126 46 (36.5%) 39.1% 129 68 (52.7%) 41.2% 143 94 (65.7%) 40.4%
Duke University NC 225 - - 221 - - 209 - -
Duquesne University PA 128 - - 124 - - 138 - -
Elon Law School NC 133 17 (12.8%) 0% 112 17 (15.2%) 0% 107 17 (15.9%) 0%
Emory University GA 234 - - 223 - - 231 221 (95.7%) 0%
Florida A&M University FL 159 1 (0.6%) 0% 152 3 (2%) 0% 147 - -
Faulkner University AL 101 42 (41.6%) 4.8% 113 55 (48.7%) 14.5% 104 53 (51%) 15.1%
Florida International University FL 136 64 (47.1%) 39.1% 144 55 (38.2%) 41.8% 158 56 (35.4%) 39.3%
University of Florida FL 310 - - 307 - - 314 - -
Florida Coastal School of Law FL 320 249 (77.8%) 30.9% 424 265 (62.5%) 47.9% 441 195 (44.2%) 35.9%
Fordham University NY 373 - - 367 - - 398 - -
Florida State University FL 175 1 (0.6%) 0% 188 - - 170 - -
University of Georgia GA 189 - - 185 - - 199 - -
George Mason University VA 157 136 (86.6%) 31.6% 161 138 (85.7%) 49.3% 149 86 (57.7%) 40.7%
Golden Gate University CA 117 106 (90.6%) 57.5% 137 97 (70.8%) 60.8% 150 104 (69.3%) 65.4%
Gonzaga University WA 127 126 (99.2%) 19.8% 125 124 (99.2%) 20.2% 108 108 (100%) 28.7%
Georgia State University GA 189 - - 186 - - 181 - -
Georgetown University DC 576 - - 580 - - 544 - -
George Washington University DC 471 - - 539 - - 481 - -
Hamline University MN - - 90 87 (96.7%) 1.1% 88 84 (95.5%) 2.4%
Harvard University MA 562 - - 563 - - 568 - -
University of California - Hastings CA 289 10 (3.5%) 10% 323 6 (1.9%) 0% 333 11 (3.3%) 18.2%
University of Hawaii HI 85 - - 120 - - 66 - -
Hofstra University NY 251 196 (78.1%) 52.6% 280 231 (82.5%) 55% 213 155 (72.8%) 51%
University of Houston TX 215 - - 231 - - 213 - -
Howard University DC 143 66 (46.2%) 36.4% 126 73 (57.9%) 67.1% 151 61 (40.4%) 68.9%
University of Idaho ID 105 57 (54.3%) 36.8% 113 66 (58.4%) 22.7% 111 52 (46.8%) 28.8%
University of Illinois IL 162 - - 157 - - 170 - -
Indiana University - Bloomington IN 153 - - 183 - - 205 - -
Indiana University - Indianapolis IN 254 125 (49.2%) 7.2% 281 140 (49.8%) 13.6% 227 130 (57.3%) 17.7%
Inter American University PR 208 - - 241 2 (0.8%) 50% 212 1 (0.5%) 0%
University of Iowa IA 141 - - 141 - - 93 - -
University of California - Irvine CA 123 - - 89 - - 126 - -
John Marshall Law School - Atlanta GA 239 145 (60.7%) 73.8% 214 203 (94.9%) 71.4% 235 220 (93.6%) 66.4%
John Marshall Law School - Chicago IL 334 182 (54.5%) 38.5% 357 214 (59.9%) 37.9% 404 176 (43.6%) 51.1%
University of Kansas KS 126 90 (71.4%) 23.3% 125 80 (64%) 21.3% 106 80 (75.5%) 31.3%
Chicago-Kent College of Law IL 238 - - 228 - - 286 - -
University of Kentucky KY 113 - - 114 58 (50.9%) 15.5% 149 88 (59.1%) 19.3%
University of La Verne CA 95 - - 58 - - 50 45 (90%) 15.6%
Lewis and Clark College OR 172 - - 203 133 (65.5%) 8.3% 172 100 (58.1%) 1%
Liberty University VA 51 50 (98%) 0% 84 82 (97.6%) 0% 68 66 (97.1%) 0%
Lincoln Memorial University TN 50 45 (90%) 8.9% - - - -
University of Louisville KY 115 - - 92 - - 129 - -
Loyola University Chicago IL 206 - - 231 - - 213 - -
Loyola Marymount University CA 268 190 (70.9%) 16.3% 312 204 (65.4%) 17.6% 358 252 (70.4%) 24.6%
Loyola University New Orleans LA 153 93 (60.8%) 21.5% 139 117 (84.2%) 17.1% 240 116 (48.3%) 19%
Louisiana State University LA 172 154 (89.5%) 27.9% 200 187 (93.5%) 34.8% 178 75 (42.1%) 42.7%
University of Maine ME 79 - - 81 - - 86 - -
Marquette University WI 178 - - 208 - - 209 - -
University of Maryland MD 204 - - 196 - - 206 - -
University of Memphis TN 116 19 (16.4%) 36.8% 118 31 (26.3%) 41.9% 111 25 (22.5%) 28%
Mercer University GA 125 - - 146 - - 186 - -
University of Miami FL 306 182 (59.5%) 5.5% 229 145 (63.3%) 8.3% 308 162 (52.6%) 24.7%
University of Michigan MI 267 - - 318 - - 315 - -
University of Minnesota MN 174 - - 193 161 (83.4%) 0% 221 198 (89.6%) 0%
University of Mississippi MS 145 - - 128 - - 117 - -
Mississippi College MS 122 - - 151 - - 159 84 (52.8%) 22.6%
University of Missouri - Columbia MO 106 62 (58.5%) 12.9% 115 56 (48.7%) 26.8% 118 60 (50.8%) 28.3%
University of Missouri - Kansas City MO 140 - - 149 58 (38.9%) 1.7% 172 63 (36.6%) 11.1%
University of Montana MT 71 3 (4.2%) 0% 83 - - 83 - -
Michigan State University MI 280 231 (82.5%) 20.3% 248 183 (73.8%) 16.4% 270 182 (67.4%) 19.2%
North Carolina Central University NC 199 13 (6.5%) 46.2% 199 16 (8%) 25% 251 25 (10%) 24%
University of Nebraska NE 102 57 (55.9%) 26.3% 107 60 (56.1%) 18.3% 127 49 (38.6%) 22.4%
New England School of Law MA 198 112 (56.6%) 14.3% 265 182 (68.7%) 10.4% 238 129 (54.2%) 14%
University of New Mexico NM 111 36 (32.4%) 38.9% 111 36 (32.4%) 44.4% 119 37 (31.1%) 24.3%
New York Law School NY 305 259 (84.9%) 37.1% 245 168 (68.6%) 36.9% 322 189 (58.7%) 38.6%
University of New Hampshire NH 76 68 (89.5%) 45.6% 71 49 (69%) 42.9% 77 36 (46.8%) 69.4%
Northern Illinois University IL 85 15 (17.6%) 20% 84 23 (27.4%) 30.4% 101 20 (19.8%) 25%
Northern Kentucky University KY 169 60 (35.5%) 11.7% 119 37 (31.1%) 10.8% 150 74 (49.3%) 16.2%
University of North Dakota ND 85 - - 73 - - 83 - -
Northeastern University MA 140 - - 126 - - 185 - -
Northwestern University IL 213 - - 242 - - 229 - -
University of Notre Dame IN 200 - - 200 - - 162 - -
Nova Southeastern University FL 227 66 (29.1%) 22.7% 262 39 (14.9%) 25.6% 305 73 (23.9%) 26%
New York University NY 426 - - 452 - - 437 - -
Oklahoma City University OK 159 5 (3.1%) 20% 156 5 (3.2%) 0% 162 101 (62.3%) 7.9%
University of Oklahoma OK 156 7 (4.5%) 0% 157 3 (1.9%) 0% 143 6 (4.2%) 0%
Ohio Northern University OH 69 37 (53.6%) 64.9% 71 46 (64.8%) 17.4% 79 76 (96.2%) 27.6%
University of Oregon OR 128 - - 118 - - 120 - -
Ohio State University OH 177 - - 167 4 (2.4%) 0% 178 3 (1.7%) 0%
Pace University NY 198 108 (54.5%) 27.8% 207 115 (55.6%) 28.7% 207 141 (68.1%) 18.4%
University of the Pacific CA 174 98 (56.3%) 32.7% 152 22 (14.5%) 18.2% 157 42 (26.8%) 28.6%
University of Pennsylvania PA 238 - - 250 - - 251 - -
Penn State University PA - - - - 132 - -
Pepperdine University CA 199 84 (42.2%) 26.2% 227 136 (59.9%) 27.9% 201 112 (55.7%) 26.8%
University of Pittsburgh PA 134 53 (39.6%) 17% 156 78 (50%) 16.7% 174 75 (43.1%) 14.7%
Pennsylvania State University - University Park PA 138 - - - - - -
University of Puerto Rico PR 198 - - 198 - - 206 - -
Quinnipiac University CT 93 61 (65.6%) 32.8% 92 80 (87%) 41.3% 84 66 (78.6%) 33.3%
Regent University VA 85 - - 104 - - 106 - -
University of Richmond VA 175 - - 133 - - 133 - -
Roger Williams University RI 147 103 (70.1%) 33% 138 83 (60.1%) 24.1% 111 69 (62.2%) 30.4%
Rutgers State University - Camden NJ - - 182 98 (53.8%) 24.5% 140 106 (75.7%) 28.3%
Rutgers State University - Newark NJ - - 189 79 (41.8%) 7.6% 193 81 (42%) 21%
Samford University AL 150 140 (93.3%) 5% 146 82 (56.2%) 14.6% 173 60 (34.7%) 15%
University of San Diego CA 261 64 (24.5%) 71.9% 223 49 (22%) 36.7% 241 40 (16.6%) 42.5%
University of San Francisco CA 205 49 (23.9%) 28.6% 172 47 (27.3%) 36.2% 159 29 (18.2%) 55.2%
Santa Clara University CA 260 183 (70.4%) 34.4% 152 90 (59.2%) 31.1% 246 145 (58.9%) 37.2%
Seattle University WA 201 151 (75.1%) 35.8% 256 182 (71.1%) 38.5% 228 148 (64.9%) 33.8%
Seton Hall University NJ 151 109 (72.2%) 16.5% 167 121 (72.5%) 14.9% 165 93 (56.4%) 17.2%
Southern Illinois University IL 121 - - 125 41 (32.8%) 36.6% 133 58 (43.6%) 22.4%
St. Louis University MO 170 - - 165 - - 145 - -
Southern Methodist University TX 212 9 (4.2%) 0% 226 12 (5.3%) 0% 212 15 (7.1%) 13.3%
University of South Carolina SC 201 - - 213 - - 206 - -
University of South Dakota SD 86 - - 74 1 (1.4%) 0% 69 1 (1.4%) 0%
Southern University Law Center LA 210 26 (12.4%) 46.2% 196 22 (11.2%) 72.7% 224 16 (7.1%) 56.3%
South Texas College of Law Houston TX 307 109 (35.5%) 23.9% 362 71 (19.6%) 22.5% 402 68 (16.9%) 22.1%
Southwestern Law School CA 314 87 (27.7%) 41.4% 337 86 (25.5%) 15.1% 367 120 (32.7%) 15.8%
Stanford University CA 180 - - 179 - - 179 - -
Stetson University FL 249 7 (2.8%) 0% 246 14 (5.7%) 0% 267 35 (13.1%) 0%
St. John's University NY 224 188 (83.9%) 53.7% 214 196 (91.6%) 56.6% 253 195 (77.1%) 53.8%
St. Mary's University TX 252 - - 254 107 (42.1%) 45.8% 311 120 (38.6%) 45%
University of St. Thomas - Minneapolis MN 103 - - 124 - - 114 - -
St. Thomas University - Florida FL 212 121 (57.1%) 43% 233 130 (55.8%) 21.5% 261 142 (54.4%) 48.6%
Suffolk University MA 334 75 (22.5%) 26.7% 423 75 (17.7%) 26.7% 450 92 (20.4%) 17.4%
Syracuse University NY 188 81 (43.1%) 17.3% 169 91 (53.8%) 27.5% 194 117 (60.3%) 16.2%
Temple University PA 217 152 (70%) 7.2% 215 158 (73.5%) 7% 225 136 (60.4%) 11%
University of Tennessee TN 116 77 (66.4%) 0% 93 79 (84.9%) 0% 158 71 (44.9%) 0%
University of Texas TX 265 - - 301 - - 319 - -
Texas A&M TX 133 - - 192 110 (57.3%) 42.7% 244 89 (36.5%) 53.9%
Texas Southern University TX 236 114 (48.3%) 78.1% 166 36 (21.7%) 75% 196 38 (19.4%) 73.7%
Texas Tech University TX 182 107 (58.8%) 20.6% 228 110 (48.2%) 40.9% 214 80 (37.4%) 28.8%
Thomas Jefferson School of Law CA 247 - - 241 - - 323 205 (63.5%) 33.2%
University of Toledo OH 70 - - 79 45 (57%) 28.9% 108 59 (54.6%) 40.7%
Touro College NY 196 171 (87.2%) 53.8% 187 153 (81.8%) 49.7% 205 140 (68.3%) 44.3%
Tulane University LA 190 156 (82.1%) 25% 185 158 (85.4%) 18.4% 216 146 (67.6%) 17.1%
University of Tulsa OK 86 - - 86 - - 83 - -
University of California - Los Angeles CA 293 - - 314 145 (46.2%) 0% 293 151 (51.5%) 1.3%
University of Connecticut CT 96 - - 160 25 (15.6%) 0% 151 28 (18.5%) 0%
University of The District of Columbia DC 93 - - 90 - - 99 - -
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth MA 71 - - 72 - - 78 - -
University of North Carolina NC 224 - - 201 - - 237 - -
University of Nevada - Las Vegas NV 104 71 (68.3%) 29.6% 112 75 (67%) 50.7% 113 66 (58.4%) 36.4%
University of Southern California CA 190 - - 202 - - 175 - -
University of Utah UT 92 25 (27.2%) 8% 100 36 (36%) 22.2% 107 10 (9.3%) 0%
University of Virginia VA 304 - - 307 - - 330 - -
Valparaiso University IN 130 - - 174 109 (62.6%) 16.5% 208 95 (45.7%) 9.5%
Vanderbilt University TN 162 - - 171 - - 174 - -
Vermont Law School VT 141 - - 143 120 (83.9%) 3.3% 129 100 (77.5%) 0%
Villanova University PA 164 - - 155 - - 162 - -
Wake Forest University NC 140 - - 179 2 (1.1%) 0% 179 2 (1.1%) 50%
Washburn University KS 103 67 (65%) 35.8% 113 77 (68.1%) 18.2% 117 61 (52.1%) 18%
University of Washington WA 170 - - 163 - - 143 - -
Washington University in St Louis MO 210 - - 270 - - 189 - -
Wayne State University MI 130 116 (89.2%) 0% 117 55 (47%) 20% 139 70 (50.4%) 11.4%
Western New England University School of Law MA 88 - - 118 67 (56.8%) 26.9% 120 88 (73.3%) 13.6%
Western State University CA 131 - - 104 - - 120 111 (92.5%) 45.9%
Whittier Law School CA 146 - - 239 - - 221 - -
Widener University - Delaware DE 154 - - 128 - - 239 - -
Widener University - Pennsylvania PA 66 - - 97 - - 74 - -
Willamette University OR 91 67 (73.6%) 46.3% 100 93 (93%) 41.9% 123 146 (118.7%) 36.3%
William Mitchell College of Law MN - - 169 - - 236 - -
University of Wisconsin WI 186 - - 158 - - 186 - -
Washington and Lee University VA 119 - - 101 - - 111 - -
William and Mary VA 199 - - 213 - - 226 - -
West Virginia University WV 103 - - 107 - - 118 79 (66.9%) 21.5%
University of Wyoming WY 95 - - 85 - - 71 - -
Yale University CT 200 - - 200 - - 199 - -