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 – 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).
Note: Scholarship applications are available on Campus Cruiser in PDF format.
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.
Awarded to an incoming or returning Widener Law Commonwealth student. Students demonstrating an outstanding academic record or financial need are welcome to apply. Deadline: April 6, 2018.
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.
Awarded to an incoming or returning worthy active duty student or student veteran. Deadline: April 6, 2018.
Awarded to an incoming or returning Widener Law Commonwealth Veteran student. Veteran students must demonstrate an outstanding academic record and financial need. Deadline: April 6, 2018.
Awarded to an an incoming or returning Widener Law Commonwealth student who prior to attending law school was employed as emergency services personnel. Applicants must demonstrate an outstanding academic record and financial need. Deadline: April 6, 2018.
Awarded to an incoming or returning Widener Law Commonwealth student. Students must demonstrate an outstanding academic record and financial need. Deadline: April 6, 2018.
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.
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.