Texas Tech University


First-Year Student Scholarships

Texas Tech Law awards merit-based scholarships to incoming students. The law school uses the same factors considered in evaluating the applicant for admissions. All admitted students are automatically considered for any scholarship funds for which they are eligible.

Scholarship recipients are typically notified of their awards at the time of acceptance or shortly thereafter, but awards are made on a rolling basis and notification could come at any time prior to enrollment.

Advanced Student Scholarships

These scholarships are available to students in their second or third year of law school and are awarded on the basis of academic performance and financial need. To apply for scholarships, please visit https://www.depts.ttu.edu/scholarships/currentStudentsScholarships.php. The application is open from October 1 to February 1.

ABA Standard 509 Scholarship Retention Information

The American Bar Association requires all law schools that offer renewable scholarships that are conditioned upon maintaining a minimum grade point average or class standing other than what is required to remain in good standing to disclose the retention rate of those scholarships. The table below does not include scholarships that required merely good standing for renewal.

students matriculating in First-Year Class Size Total Number Receiving Scholarship Entering with Conditional Scholarships* Whose Conditional Scholarships Have Since Been Reduced or Eliminated
2022 157 126 47 2*
2021 157 119 42 13
2020 154 112 49 28

*For the 2023 entering class, all awards are considered unconditional. According to ABA Standard 509-3, “a conditional scholarship is any financial aid award, the retention of which is dependent upon the student maintaining a minimum grade point average or class standing, other than that ordinarily required to remain in good academic standing.” The only requirement to maintain your scholarship at Texas Tech Law is good academic standing. 

For the 2020, 2021, and 2022 entering classes, all scholarships of more than $10,000 required recipients to rank in the top 50% of their class to qualify for full renewal.

*With the decision to make all awards unconditional beginning with the Fall 2023 entering class, Dean Jack Wade Nowlin and the Scholarship Committee approved unconditional awards being applied retroactively to the 2021 and 2022 entering classes. Students in the 2021 and 2022 entering classes who maintained good academic standing after grades were released in Spring 2023, received their full award.