These directions apply to Rutgers School of Law-Camden Scholarships numbered 1 through 28 on this web site. Some scholarships have specific requirements needed to qualify. In your statement you may indicate that you wish to apply for all scholarships that you would qualify for or you may indicate that you only wish to apply for specific scholarships. (You only need to send one set of application materials which will be applied toward as many of the scholarships numbered 1 through 28 as you indicate.)
To apply for any or all of these 28 scholarships, you must submit to the Law School Admissions Office (406 Penn St, 3rd floor) no later than 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 24, 2012, the following documents:
1) One copy of your current resume. (It should include your current mailing address.)
2) One copy of your law school academic record through Spring Term 2012. An unofficial transcript is acceptable and you may print out a copy of your record from the law school=s website.
3) One dated, typed, and signed statement which includes the following:
a) A statement indicating the scholarship(s) for which you are applying. If you wish to be considered for all the scholarships, you need not list them, just state that you wish to be considered for any scholarship for which you are eligible. Similarly, if you are applying only for the merit-based scholarships, then you may just indicate this; you need not list all the merit scholarships.
b) Your description of your preparation for law school, your activities in college, your chief interests in the law, your reasons for choosing the legal profession and the effect that receiving one of these scholarships will have on your law school career, especially in terms of meeting your legal education expenses.
c) Your affirmation that all the information contained in your application is correct and true and that, if necessary, you agree to release your application materials to an outside donor or donor representative for review.
4) One listing of your total anticipated income from all sources (including family contributions, wages, scholarships, loans, work-study, etc.) and your projected expenses for the period September 1, 2012 through May 31, 2013. In addition, you will be required to have a completed 2012-2013 FAFSA application on file with the campus Office of Financial Aid.
For each of the scholarships the following general conditions apply:
1) No scholarship will be renewed automatically.
2) Both full- and part-time students are eligible, unless otherwise noted
3) Demonstrated financial need is the primary selection criterion, unless otherwise noted. In rendering decisions among equally needy students, however, each applicant=s law school record may be considered (e.g. overall academic performance, extra-curricular activities, and community involvement).
4) Recipients are not obligated to repay the financial assistance, but many of the scholarships are supported by donors who have all expressed the hope that the students receiving scholarships will be inclined after graduation to support other law school programs which will provide similar assistance to subsequent generations of law students.
Recipients are expected to attend a Scholarship Reception, if their donor is going to attend, which will be scheduled for some time in the Spring 2013 semester in the Campus Center.
5) All award decisions should be announced in November/December 2012.
6) All awards will be applied directly against the Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 tuition charges for each recipient.