Coastal Law offers a variety of scholarships to assist incoming students with the cost of tuition. Scholarships range from $1,000 to the full cost of tuition. In 2014, over 90% of new students received a scholarship with a total of 4.3 million awarded. Students are only eligible for the Governor’s Merit Award or one of the scholarships below. Students will be awarded the higher of the two scholarships.
In addition to the scholarships offered by Coastal Law, many private organizations offer scholarships to new and returning law students. We encourage all students to research scholarship options to assist with defraying the cost of their legal education.
The Florida Coastal School of Law Foundation also provides scholarships. Click here for more information on those opportunities.
The following scholarships below are unaffiliated with Coastal Law. Please contact the scholarship provider for questions and to apply. If any scholarship offer requests that you send money to them, it is not reputable. A variety of private scholarships can be located via the internet. Two trusted scholarship searches are: www.fastweb.com and http://www.scholarships.com/.
The Reeves Law Group - Offered to future law students in their senior undergrad year, and students currently in law school. The scholarship awards $3,000 to the student that delivers a winning presentation or authors a winning essay in the Reeves Law Group annual scholarship contest. Students must apply by December 15, 2018.
American Bar Association - The ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship grants 20 incoming diverse law students with $15,000 of financial assistance over the course of their three years in law school.
Federal Circuit Bar Association - The Scholarship Series for students showing a demonstrable interest in one of the many topics that lie within the procedure, substance, or scope of the jurisdiction of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
National Asian Pacific American Bar Association - A variety of scholarships to support law students who demonstrate a commitment to serving as leaders in the Asian Pacific American community.
Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing - Offers up to three awards of $5,000 each year for law students with hearing loss.
Leonard C. Horn Award for Legal Studies - Available for women who have competed at a national, state, or local Miss America Pageant since 1993, regardless of whether or not a title was won.
Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship for Law Students - To support the development of intellectual property lawyers from diverse backgrounds.
One Lawyer Can Change the World $10,000 Scholarship - BARBRI Law Preview is proud to offer one hard-working law student a $10,000 scholarship towards their first year tuition. As part of the application process, each student must submit a 250-word essay online no later than April 15, 2017, in response to: How you hope to use your law degree to change our world and how would $10,000 towards your 1L tuition change your world? The $10,000 scholarship recipient will be chosen by the Chair of ABA’s Young Lawyers Division, and the award will be paid directly to his or her law school. Notification will take place on or before June 10, 2017.
We encourage you to contact our office if you have any questions concerning scholarships or financial aid at Florida Coastal School of Law. Appointments are not necessary.
Betty Harper, Financial Aid Counselor
Florida Coastal School of Law
Office of Financial Aid
8787 Baypine Rd.
Jacksonville, FL 32256