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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. Early Decision applicants with an LSAT profile and cumulative undergraduate GPA exceeding the College of Law's top quartile academic credentials are encouraged to apply. 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. 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Apply to the College of Law through the Early Binding Decision application process
  • Include a letter of interest in the Dean's Scholars Program with your online Belmont Law application

Letter of Interest Writing Prompt: If any of the following apply to you, please share about your experiences with public service, employment while completing your undergraduate degree, or significant personal hardships. If none of those experiences apply to you, please share anything that will help the admissions committee get to know you better as a candidate. 

If an applicant is not selected as a Dean’s Scholar, the applicant is still considered for early binding decision admission and for a scholarship through the Bruin Scholarship program.