LL.M. Scholarship Opportunities

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Each LL.M. program offers partial scholarships based on financial need. These grants cover 2-8 academic credits and are applied to tuition charges only - they cannot be used towards housing or living expenses.

How to Apply: Please click here to download the Need-Based Scholarship. There is no application deadline however, due to limited funding, applicants are encouraged to apply early.

Each LL.M. program offers partial scholarships based solely on high academic merit. These grants are assessed during the admissions process.
How to Apply: Upon completing your LL.M. application, please submit a one page cover letter indicating your qualifications and academic background. Cover letters can be emailed to llm@wcl.american.edu.

The International Legal Studies Program offers full tuition scholarships to newly admitted LL.M. students who display rigorous academic dedication to the advancement of issues in international law. Please click here for more information on how to apply.

The LL.M. programs in AdvocacyIntellectual PropertyInternational Legal Studies, and Law & Government offer scholarships to incoming students who have taken courses in one of the WCL summer programs. Each program offers up to a half scholarship (12 credits) to qualifying students each semester. 

How to Apply: Submit an essay along with a complete LL.M. program application to llm@wcl.american.edu addressing the following: Briefly describe a regional, international, or country specific legal problem and offer your solution to the problem. The essay may not exceed 750 words. Please note in the subject of your email Summer Program Scholarship Essay.

 

The International Legal Studies Program offers one full tuition scholarship per year to a former Inter-American Moot Court Competition participant. Scholarship winners must begin the LL.M. program in the fall. 

How to Apply: Submit an essay along with a complete LL.M. program application to llm@wcl.american.edu addressing the following: Briefly describe your experience in the competition and explain why you want to pursue an LL.M. in International Legal Studies . The essay may not exceed 750 words. Please note in the subject of your email Moot Court Scholarship Essay.

 

The Advocacy LL.M. Fellowship is designed for exceptional students enrolling in WCL's Advocacy LL.M. Successful applicants will have an exemplary academic background and a demonstrated potential to excel in the Program .

How to Apply: See complete program details.

The Program on Law & Government offers fellowships designed for exceptional students committed to their field of specialization. Successful applicants will have an exemplary academic background and a demonstrated potential to excel in the LL.M. in Law & Government.

How to Apply: See complete program details.

The Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property offers fellowships designed for exceptional students committed to their field of specialization. Successful applicants will have an exemplary academic background and a demonstrated potential to excel in the LL.M. in Intellectual Property.
How to Apply: See complete program details.

The Civil Society Leadership Awards (CSLA) provides fully funded master’s level scholarships at a network of universities across Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and North America, including American University Washington College of Law. The program aims to support individuals who demonstrate both academic and professional excellence and have potential to become civil society leaders in their home communities.

The award will cover all tuition and fees, monthly stipend for room and board, program related travel, health insurance, all costs for an annual student conference, and a pre-university writing program. The scholarship does NOT provide funding for dependent family members. Applications are due September 15th for Fall admission. For more information on how to apply, visit the CSLA Website or email csla@infoscholar.org. All application materials should be sent directly to CSLA. If you are selected for the scholarship by CSLA, they will place you at one of their partner schools in the US or Europe. For FAQ's, please click here.

Additional Funding Resources 
The above link provides additional funding sources and programs for international students and permanent residents.

U.S. citizens and permanent residents may apply for federal financial aid by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the March 1 priority deadline. Do not wait until you are admitted to apply for financial aid. total financial aid for one year may not exceed the established cost of attendance, which includes tuition, fees, books, and living expenses. International students who can obtain a U.S. citizen as a co-signer may be able to receive education loans from private lenders. For information and applications, contact the WCL Financial Aid Office.

*Please review WCL Financial Aid information regarding recent legislation affecting student loans.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): www.fafsa.ed.gov
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