Thanks to the generous support of alumni and friends of the law school, endowed and sponsored scholarships are available on an annual basis to help support the growth and development of students pursuing a legal education. Descriptions of the Delaware Law scholarships and an application (if required) are listed below.
Please note that the completed common scholarship application and supporting documentation must be returned to [email protected] by May 23, 2022. If the scholarship criteria includes financial need, accepted applicants and students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which can be found by visiting https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa. If you have any questions, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 302-477-2272 or [email protected].
Awarded to a Second Year JD student who is a US Citizen and self identifies as a member of a one of the following groups that are underrepresented in the legal profession: American Indian/Alaskan, African-American, Asian or Pacific Islander, Latino or Hispanic. Applicant must display the qualities of scholarship, leadership, service to school or community and demonstrate financial need.
The Dean Alfred Avins Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a rising third year RD or ED student with the highest combined GPA in Constitutional Law I & II. No Application needed.
Awarded annually to an economically disadvantaged resident of Wilmington, Delaware. If a student cannot be identified who is a resident of Wilmington, the scholarship may be awarded to an economically disadvantaged student from the state of Delaware.
Awarded to a Second Year JD student who self identifies as an African-American, has financial need and displays qualities of scholarship, leadership and service to school or community.
Available to full-time law students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, character and service to the law school.
Available to 2RD, 3RD, 2ED, 3ED and 4ED students. Awards are made to students who grew up in and maintain a substantial connection to Delaware County, Pennsylvania and have participated in community service.
Available to a student who excels in Constitutional Law, demonstrates financial need and maintains an overall GPA of 3.0 or better, and demonstrates an interest in the pursuit of pro-bono representation service.
Awarded annually to the student with the highest combined average in Evidence and Criminal Procedure. No Application needed.
Awarded to a 3RD or 4ED student who has demonstrated an interest in and an aptitude for administrative law. No Application needed.
Awarded to an incoming JD student based on a combination of financial need, academic merit and service to the community (both present and anticipated future service). No Application needed.
Awarded to an incoming JD student in the regular or extended division to enhance the diversity of the law school community. Preference will be given to an applicant or applicants who earned a bachelor’s degree from Delaware State University.
Available to a 3RD or 4ED student. Selection is based on academic achievement, service to the Law School and demonstrated effectiveness in dealing with people.
Available to 2RD, 2ED, 3RD, 3ED and 4ED students. Selection is based on an overall GPA equal to or greater than a 2.3 and a demonstrated contribution of law-related service to the Delaware community.
Awarded to a JD student entering his or her 2nd year that has demonstrated a commitment to public service and has financial need.
Available to 3RD and 4ED students. Selection is based on financial need and academic merit, with eligible students holding a minimum 2.75 GPA. Preference is to be given to a student who works or volunteers in one of the Widener University Delaware Law clinics, or is currently active as a volunteer in a community service or nonprofit organization. Current and previous recipients are eligible to receive the scholarship each year.
Available to MARRIED 2ED, 3ED and 4ED students. Selection based on financial need, an overall GPA of above a 2.0-3.0. You must have successfully completed Evidence and at least one elective in Trial Advocacy.
Awarded to an incoming law student who is a current resident of Delaware and has significant undergraduate scholarly achievement. No Application necessary.
Available to 3RD or 4ED students. Selection is based on financial need, school and community activities, and demonstrated scholastic achievement.
Zelda Herrmann Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a female JD student attending Delaware Law in their 3rd or 4th year who has demonstrated excellence in scholarship, significant traits of leadership and is likely to make a substantial pro bono contribution as a practicing attorney. Students in the regular or extended division may apply.
Available to 2ED, 3ED or 4ED students. Selection based on financial need, an overall cumulative GPA between 2.0 and 3.0, and an interest in pursuing a career in Civil Litigation.
Available to 3RD or 4ED students with a demonstrated interest in Commercial Law. Selection is based on demonstration of interest in the areas of commercial law, commercial transactions or banking, and an overall GPA of 2.5.
Available to 2nd, 3rd and/or 4th Year extended division students. Selection based on demonstrated financial need and ability to perform successfully in the law school program.
Available to 2RD or 2ED student who has demonstrated commitment to the delivery of public interest legal services as demonstrated through community activities and employment prior to and during law school.
Awarded annually to a JD student who is or has served in the U.S. Navy and/or U.S. Marines. Applicants may be a Regular or Extended Division student entering their second, third or fourth year and must be a current or honorably discharged member of the Navy or Marines. Applicants must also have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.60.
Awarded to a second-year student in the Juris Doctor program with an overall cumulative GPA equal to or greater than 3.0 demonstrating financial need.
This scholarship will be awarded annually to a JD student who has overcome a personal or academic challenge and persevered in their studies while attending Delaware Law (as witnessed and attested to by at least one Delaware Law professor) during their first year of law school. Applicants must be a Regular or Extended Division student in their first year at the Delaware campus and a current New Jersey State resident who lived in NJ for at least one year prior to attending Delaware Law. Applicants must also be in good academic standing (cumulative grade point average of 2.0+). Applications will be reviewed after spring grades are available.
Available to extended division students in good standing, perceived meritorious and exhibiting those special qualities which enable the student to work full-time while attending law school.
Awarded to a 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year student who has demonstrated academic achievement in the following courses: Intellectual Property, Copyrights, or similar future course offerings in intellectual property. No Application needed.
Awarded to a rising second year student and will be based on academic achievement, financial need, and commitment to public service as demonstrated through prior employment, volunteer activities, or military service.
Awarded annually to an Extended Division Student entering his second year of JD study who can demonstrate service to the community and plans to continue to serve to the community, has achieved academic merit and has financial need.
Awarded to a deserving incoming evening student from the Philadelphia area with financial need. No Application Required.
Awarded to a JD student who has academically excelled in the study of corporate law and civil litigation. Applicants must be a Regular Division student with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 in their third year at the Delaware campus. Applicants must be planning to take the DE Bar Exam upon graduation. The recipient must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits/semester for the award year. Download the application (pdf).It must be completed and returned with supporting documentation to [email protected]. Submission should be titled "Prickett Scholarship Application_your last name.
Available to 3RD or 4ED students. Selection based on high scholastic standing and demonstrated superior leadership abilities.
Available to a JD student enrolled in the extended division. Selection is based on financial need and academic merit, with eligible students holding a minimum 3.00 GPA. Current and previous recipients are eligible to receive the scholarship each year.
Available to students about to enter the 3RD or 4ED program. This award is made in recognition of scholastic achievement and is to be used to assist a student who is completing his/her entire legal education at Delaware Law School.
Awarded to an incoming law student with an outstanding academic record. The student shall demonstrate a commitment to public service through prior employment or volunteer activities, with a priority given to those honorably discharged from military service. No Application Required.
Available to a second, third, or fourth year JD student who demonstrates financial need.
To support a partial scholarship for a non-traditional incoming student or students who have a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) and/or served and was honorably discharged from a branch of the United States Armed Forces.
Available to 2RD, 2ED, 3RD, 3ED and 4ED DE campus students. Selection based on academic achievement and service to the community.