*Note: The information on this page is for JD candidates only. View scholarship information for LLM students here.

We offer scholarships to many of our students to help offset the cost of their education and graduate with less debt.

Candidates for the major scholarship programs are encouraged to complete their admissions applications by January 15 to receive priority consideration. The College of Law considers all diversity factors in the administration of its scholarship programs. Scholarships are retained for six semesters of law school, as long as the student remains in good academic standing and remains enrolled in the College of Law.

If you have questions or would like more information, contact Janet Hatcher, associate director of admissions and financial aid, at 865-974-4131 or

Scholarship Programs

Tennessee Law Scholars and Research Associates

The Tennessee Law Scholars and Research Associates program is the premier scholarship program offered by the College of Law. Scholars receive a full-tuition scholarship for in-state or out-of-state tuition, among other financial benefits. Candidates who have been admitted to this program typically have academic credentials in the 80th percentile of UT’s admitted candidate pool and have demonstrated experience, aptitude, and interest in research. Scholars develop valuable research skills and work closely with faculty an average of ten hours per week during their six semesters of law school.

Scholars retain the award for up to six semesters of legal study. Scholars must maintain a full-time course load, remain in good academic standing, and successfully complete research assignments.

Applicants interested in this program should complete their admissions applications by February 1.

The value of tuition paid is considered as part of the financial aid package. Should the total amount of financial aid available exceed the total cost of attendance and/or demonstrated financial need, the candidate may be required to choose among various funding sources.

A stipend is paid in monthly installments from August to April each year. The total value of the stipend for the 2016 – 2017 academic year is approximately $6,250.

Student health insurance is arranged with the university’s provider and paid for by the university.

Scholars are responsible for payment of fees to the university each year.

John W. Green Scholars

The Green Scholars program targets high-ability Tennessee residents. Green Scholars receive between half-tuition and full-tuition scholarships. Candidates accepted under this plan will typically have academic credentials in the 65th to 90th percentiles of UT’s admitted candidate pool.

Dean’s Scholars

Out-of-state candidates accepted to this program receive a scholarship that covers the out-of-state portion of their tuition so that they only pay the equivalent of in-state tuition. Accepted candidates will typically have academic credentials in the 65th to 90th percentiles of UT’s admitted candidate pool.

Other Scholarships

The following scholarships are also available to College of Law students:

Search for other scholarships not administered by the College of Law using the FastWEB Scholarship Service.