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Dean's Scholars Program

The Belmont Law Dean’s Scholars Program is a merit-based, full tuition remission scholarship program for a select number of exceptionally qualified applicants who have designated Belmont Law as their top choice legal education program. A Dean’s Scholar is the highest honor given to members of the incoming class.

Dean’s Scholars receive the full tuition remission award for all three years of enrollment, provided they remain in good standing, as well as research assistant positions with faculty members. Determining factors of merit include LSAT score(s), cumulative undergraduate GPA, course of study or major, and undergraduate alma mater. Ancillary factors impacting merit include public service, employment while completing undergraduate degree, and significant personal hardships. Recipients must immediately withdraw applications from all law schools to which they have applied and refrain from making application to another legal education program. Furthermore, they must submit a statement of acceptance and intent to enroll in addition to a seat deposit, which is outlined in the admission letter.

To be eligible, a prospective Dean’s Scholar must apply, include a letter of interest in the Dean's Scholars Program with their personal statement, and be admitted through the Early Binding Decision application process. If an applicant is not selected as a Dean’s Scholar, the applicant is still considered for early decision admission and for a merit-based scholarship through the Bruin Scholarship program.