PIPS Application and Selection Process

The Application Deadline
application deadline for the PIPS Scholarship Program is January 31, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST. NOTE: This deadline for the scholarship is earlier than the priority application deadline for general admission. The PIPS application materials (essays, video, letter of recommendation) and the general law school admissions applications must both be complete and received before January 31 in order to be considered for the PIPS scholarship. If an applicant is registered to take the January LSAT exam, all other application materials must be received before January 31 but the application will not be considered until LSAT scores are received from LSAC.” Both the general admissions application and PIPS Scholarship Application must be submitted electronically.

Required Document Checklist

  • Completed JD Admissions application due by January 31, 2021 at 11:59pm EST.
  • Completed PIPS Scholarship Application due by January 31, 2021 at 11:59pm EST. The online application will ask you to answer one short essay question in writing and record a short video (60 seconds or less) in response to a question prompt.
  • Letter of Recommendation (optional but strongly recommended).

The Selection Process
Admitted full-time JD PIPS applicants will be forwarded to the PIPS selection committee. The PIPS Scholarship Selection Committee is comprised of AUWCL faculty and staff members and one or more third-year PIPS Scholar(s). PIPS scholarships will be awarded starting in February through mid-April.

Financial Aid Information

Scholarship recipients may apply for federal loans (or private education loans, if needed) to cover cost of living while in law school. Recipients are not eligible for restricted scholarships, admissions merit scholarships, and need-based grants offered by the law school.