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Scholarships

Widener Law Commonwealth has a generous program of merit scholarships awarded to incoming students, ranging from $5,000 to $32,000. As long as a student remains in good academic standing at the Law School, the scholarships are renewable throughout the student’s Law School career.

Widener Scholars Program

The Widener Scholars Program awards several major scholarships to recognize outstanding Law School achievement for the first year of study. The scholarships are applied to the students' second-year tuition and fees and may be continued for subsequent years if the recipient maintains suitable academic performance.

Widener Law Commonwealth Endowed Scholarships

Widener Law Commonwealth Endowed Scholarships – established through the generosity of alumni, friends, faculty, foundations, law firms, and corporations – see the list below for specific scholarships requiring individual applications. 

All completed applications must be returned to the Financial Aid Office by the deadline date. To be considered for "need based" scholarships, students must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at http://fafsa.gov

Note: Scholarship applications are available on Campus Cruiser in PDF format at http://widener.edu/hblawfinancialaid

Outside and Private Scholarship Opportunities

Students looking for additional financial aid options can seek private aid in the form of outside scholarships established by private and public organizations including county and state bar associations, veterans’ organizations, church and ethnic organizations, college or university alumni associations, and selected corporations. In order to assist our students in the pursuit of outside sources of funding, the Financial Aid Office has researched and made available information regarding over 300 scholarship opportunities. Students can access the outside scholarship database on the Commonwealth Law Financial Aid Campus Cruiser page.

Note: Widener University Commonwealth Law School posts the listed outside scholarships on this site as a courtesy to students. The Law School does not endorse or solicit participation from any of the above listed scholarships. The scholarships are posted so students can know of additional scholarship opportunities.

Widener Law Commonwealth Endowed Scholarship List

The Michael J. Aiello Scholarship

Awarded to an incoming or returning Widener Law Commonwealth student for the 2017-2018 academic year.  Students demonstrating an outstanding academic record or financial need are welcome to apply.   Application deadline: April 7, 2017

The Linda L. Ammons Diversity Scholarship

Awarded to a Widener Law Commonwealth student who is a member of a minority group that is underrepresented in the legal profession.  Applicants must demonstrate the qualities of scholarship, leadership, service to school or community, and financial need.  Application deadline: April 7, 2017

The George C. Blissman, Sr. Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a Widener Law Commonwealth student who is specializing or has an interest in the field of tax law.  Students demonstrating an outstanding academic record or financial need are welcome to apply. Application deadline: April 7, 2017

The Captain Shane Mahaffee Scholarship for Excellence

Awarded to an incoming or returning worthy active duty student or student veteran.  Application deadline: April 7, 2017

The General Carl E. Mundy Jr., USMC (RET.) and Linda Sloan Mundy Marine Scholarship

Awarded to an incoming or returning Widener Law Commonwealth Veteran student for the 2017-2018 academic year.  Veteran students must demonstrate an outstanding academic record and financial need. Application deadline: April 7, 2017

The Douglas M. Wolfberg Scholarship

Awarded to an incoming or returning Widener Law Commonwealth student for the 2017-2018 academic year.  Students must demonstrate an outstanding academic record and financial need. Application deadline: April 7, 2017

The Pamela K. Karpouzis Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to an incoming Widener Law Commonwealth student through the Trial Admissions Program (TAP).  Preference will be given to a female student entering the Extended Division program who demonstrates the highest academic merit upon completion of the TAP program.  No Application needed.

The Bruce M. & Elizabeth M. Monroe Intellectual Property Scholarship

Awarded to a 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year Widener Law Commonwealth student who has demonstrated academic achievement in the following courses: Copyrights, Patent Law, Patent Practice, Unfair Trade Practices, or similar future course offerings in intellectual property.  No Application needed.