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Scholarships for Upper Division Students - California Western
Scholarships for Upper Division Students


Scholarship Listing

Academic Merit Scholarships

A number of scholarships are awarded each year to recognize outstanding achievement by students during the first year of law study, California Western awards students at the top of their class based on the first year’s cumulative grade point average. The number and amount of awards given in any academic year depends on budget availability and on the extent to which qualified students will receive other California Western scholarships.

  • Awards range from partial to full-tuition scholarships
  • The scholarship is renewable after the second year.
  • Applications are not required for this scholarship, and it is not necessary to have demonstrated need.

Dean's Diversity Scholarship

A number of scholarships are awarded each year to second year students who have strong academic achievements, financial need and demonstrated commitment to community activities, ethnic, cultural or other diversity characteristics.

  • Awards range from partial to full-tuition.
  • The scholarship is renewable after the second year.
  • Application is required. All students who receive at least an 80 cumulative grade point average after their first year are eligible to apply.

Tammie R. Harris Scholarship

This scholarship is in memory of Tammie R. Harris, a '93 graduate of California Western, who passed away in Spring '94.  The recipient of this scholarship will have presented and demonstrated the following characteristics: academic achievements, leadership, community service and commitment to ethnic diversity in the legal profession. Scholarship recipients must remain in good standing.

  • Awarded annually to the upper division student who best meets the criteria listed above.
  • For information contact Diversity Services.
  • Applications are not required for this scholarship.

Walid Taleb Memorial Scholarship

The Walid Taleb Memorial Scholarship was established by friends and family in memory of alumnus Walid Taleb '87 who lived in the Ivory Coast, West Africa.

  • Open to any incoming or current student from Africa or Lebanon who intends to return there after graduation and work with the criminal justice system.
  • Award amount each year will be determined by California Western.
  • Financial need is not a factor in the criteria.
  • Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office