Second & Third Year Scholarships
Opportunities for scholarships don't end with the offer of admission. Our second and third year students are considered for a number of awards. Applicants are encouraged to contact such organizations directly for information.
Visit the new AccessLex Law School Scholarship Databank. Search over 800 scholarships and writing competitions all in one place. You may also want to register at one of the free online scholarship search sites such as http://www.fastweb.com, http://scholarships.com, https://rifoundation.org/grants-scholarships/browse-scholarships, http://www.SallieMae.com/GradScholarships, and www.rischolarships.org. Additionally, many local bar associations, corporations, community groups and fraternal organizations offer scholarships and grants to law students.
Professor Esther Clark Endowed ScholarshipClick to Open
Generously funded through a gift from Esther and John Clark, the Professor Esther Clark Endowed Scholarship is awarded to a rising second year student on the basis of outstanding academic performance.
Gary L. Bahr Memorial ScholarshipClick to Open
The Gary L. Bahr Memorial Scholarship is named in memory of Professor Gary L. Bahr, a member of the founding faculty at Roger Williams University School of Law and the first Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, who passed away July 7, 1999. Awarded annually, this endowed scholarship is given to a first year student. This scholarship recognizes the student who received the highest combined academic average in Contracts and Torts.
Law Alumni Association ScholarshipsClick to Open
In 2022, two $6,025 Law Alumni Association Scholarships will be awarded to two deserving law students who have completed their first year of study based on academic merit and demonstrated financial need.
2022 Candidate Criteria and Application.
RIAJ's Justice Joseph R. Weisberger Endowed ScholarshipClick to Open
Established in 1992, the RIAJ's Justice Joseph R. Weisberger Endowed Scholarship, funded with generous support from the Rhode Island Association for Justice, is awarded to a law student. Deserving recipients are selected based on their demonstrated interest in Trial or other Legal Advocacy courses and must be a student of high academic achievement.
Thurgood Marshall Memorial ScholarshipClick to Open
The Thurgood Marshall Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a law student who has completed his/her second-year curriculum and has demonstrated academic merit and financial need.
Michael P. McNulty ScholarshipClick to Open
The Michael P. McNulty Scholarship has been established at Roger Williams University School of Law to honor Michael McNulty, who died suddenly just before the beginning of his 3L year. Michael was an enthusiastic law student and a friend and inspiration to his classmates and to most everyone he met. His kindness and his good will were infectious.
A Scholarship Committee will organize and administer the program. One $1,300 scholarship will be awarded to a third-year student and applied to his or her 2021/2022 tuition expenses. Here is the 2021 Eligibility and Criteria.