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Scholarships empower exceptional students from all backgrounds to follow their dreams by improving access and equity in legal education. By investing in students today, we remove financial barriers to fuel the legal minds and leaders of tomorrow. Scholarship support grows not only an individual’s prosperity, but a robust and diverse legal community, and ultimately grows a philanthropic community to continue to give back for generations to come. The initiative goal is to triple our annual philanthropic scholarship support and raise $10 million by 2026.

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Endowed Scholarships FY 24

Douglas W. and Stacy K. Alexander Endowed Scholarship

Johnnie "Mike" Amerson Endowed Scholarship

Lorette Bauarschi Endowed Scholarship for Women

Nasim Emamdjomeh, Greg Lu, Neil Segel, and Shannon Wright

Gallup Family Endowed Scholarship

Celina Ramirez Joachim Endowed Scholarship

Dr. Elwyn Lee Endowed Scholarship

Morris Family Endowed Scholarship

Marie F. Rusk Endowed Scholarship

Amy Nilsen Scaff and Peter Scaff Endowed Scholarship

Endowed Scholarships FY 23

David and Vickie Bolen Endowed Scholarship

Sylvia A. Brauer Endowed Scholarship

Marcella Burke Law Mom Endowed Scholarship

Justin N. Lord Endowed Scholarship

Ray and Lee Owens Endowed Scholarship

 
 
 

Endowed Scholarships FY 22

Vishnu and Rohini Divecha Law Scholarship Endowment

Marilyn S. Sims Endowed Scholarship

Neal S. Sutton, III (J.D. ’72) Endowed Scholarship

Stephen and Kristine G. Wallace Endowed Scholarship

Women of the Law Endowed Scholarship

 
 
 

Endowed Scholarships FY 21

Cobos Law Firm Endowed Scholarship

Woody Densen Endowed Scholarship

Thomas and Eyvette Hetherington Endowed Scholarship

 

 


Endowed Scholarships FY 20

Roxella T. Cavazos Endowed Scholarship

  John S. Chase, Jr. Endowed Scholarship

Reginald Weldon Garrett, Jr. Endowed Scholarship

 

 

The Impact of Scholarships

The University of Houston Law Center attracts high-caliber students and has a robust and generous scholarship program that is crucial to recruiting and retaining these students. Scholarships strengthen the Law Center’s efforts and empower students of all backgrounds to follow their dreams. By investing in students today, we remove financial barriers and fuel the legal minds of tomorrow’s leaders.

Since 2002, in-state tuition has more than tripled from $10,000 to almost $35,000 annually. The Law Center recognizes scholarships have become much more valuable when students make decisions about attending or staying in law school.  The initiative goal is to triple our annual philanthropic scholarship support and raise $10 million by 2025.Not only will this have a tremendous impact on our students and their futures, but it will also help us compete with what our peer institutions are offering. 

Scholarship Fast Facts:

For the entering 1L class of 2023:

  • Median LSAT 161 | Median GPA 3.73
  • 83% are the first in their family to attend law school
  • 44% members of underrepresented minority groups
  • 75% are receiving scholarships 

Scholarship Levels & Opportunties:

Ways to Fund or Support Scholarships:

  • Establish a named annual scholarship ($10,000 minimum annually).
  • Establish a permanent named endowed scholarship ($25,000 minimum until 8-31-24, $50,000 thereafter, payable over 5 years). The corpus will be held in perpetuity and the annual distribution amount is eligible for awarding after a full fiscal year of vesting.
  • Include the Law Center in your gift planning to benefit or supplement a named annual or endowed scholarship to create a lasting legacy for generations to come.
  • Contribute to the general “Scholarship and Awards” fund.

Levels of Impact:

  • Full-Tuition Named Scholarship: $35,000 annually over 3 years or $105,000 total.
  • Half Tuition Named Scholarship: $17,500 annually over 3 year or $52,500 total.
  • Partial Named Scholarship: $10,000 annually over 3 years or $30,000 total

1:1 Matching Opportunity:

Stephen Wallace (J.D. ’83) has generously donated towards establishing a Matching Fund of $30,000 that will match dollar-for-dollar all gifts under $10,000 to the Scholarships & Awards Fund to help amplify our Fuel the Future Initiative and support the next generation of leader leaders. Give today and activate the match

For more information about giving back to UHLC, please reach out to our philanthropic advisors, Brena Baumann-Gonzalez, J.D. ’90 or Abby Trahan.

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