Scholarships and Waivers

Our tuition rates and scholarship programs allow you to chase your dreams, not the debt. Qualified applicants may be eligible for the scholarships and waivers listed below. Unless indicated otherwise, you don’t need to apply separately for these opportunities; we automatically consider all accepted applicants.

Students must remain in good academic standing to maintain their scholarships.

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Available Scholarships

20th Anniversary Scholarship Based on merit and offered to a first-year student every three years. The recipient retains the scholarship until graduation.
Atlanta Law School Fellows Program Awarded to entering first-year students who demonstrate need and high academic achievement. Trustees of the Atlanta Law School Foundation select students. Applications are mailed to selected admitted applicants with their acceptance letters.
Attorneys’ Title Guaranty Fund Awarded to a Georgia State Law student in good standing who demonstrates high academic achievement in all real estate-related courses and shows commitment to the highest real estate practice standards
W. Lee Burge Law Scholarship Based on merit and offered to a first-year student every three years. The recipient retains the scholarship until graduation.
College of Law Board of Visitors Scholarship Based on merit and offered to a first-year student every three years. The recipient retains the scholarship until graduation.
College of Law Scholarship Based on merit and offered to a first-year student every three years. The recipient retains the scholarship until graduation.
Ronald Freeman Opportunity Scholarship Awarded to entering first-year students who demonstrate high academic achievement; preference given to those underrepresented in the composition of Georgia State Law’s student body as well as the legal community.
Ronald and Gwen Freeman Family Scholarship Awarded to entering first-year students who demonstrate high academic achievement; preference given to those underrepresented in the composition of Georgia State Law’s student body as well as the legal community. The recipient retains the scholarship until graduation.
Michelle Ferguson-Priestly Award Presented to a law student with an outstanding record of achievement in criminal law and criminal procedure courses and a demonstrated commitment to community service.
Lamar Gammage Law Scholarship Awarded to entering first-year students who demonstrate high academic achievement. The recipient retains the scholarship until graduation.
Georgia Civil Justice Foundation Scholarship Awarded to a Georgia State Law student who is in good standing and demonstrates superior ability in the areas of litigation and advocacy.
Catherine Henson Scholarship Based on merit and offered to a first-year student every three years. The recipient retains the scholarship until graduation.
Intellectual Property Scholarships Applications are required for five possible IP scholarships. One full-coverage, first-year scholarship and four partial first-year and upper-level students. 
Jackson Lewis LLP Scholarship Awarded to a second-year student at Georgia State Law who performed well in the first year and has demonstrated an interest in labor and employment law. The scholarship is awarded to someone who is underrepresented in the legal community.
David J. Maleski Memorial Scholarship Based on merit. Named for Professor David Maleski, a founding member of the Georgia State Law faculty.
F.A. O’Daniel Law Scholarship Awarded to a former collegiate athlete who demonstrates merit and need. Offered to a first-year student every three years. The recipient retains the scholarship until graduation.
Class Gift Campaign Scholarship This scholarship is awarded to a first-year student to be used as a one-time award.
Public Interest Law Scholarship Awarded to a select number of Georgia State Law students who are in good standing and have an interest in public interest work and have secured a summer legal position with a nonprofit or appropriate governmental agency. The Selection Committee for Georgia State Law’s Public Interest Law Association interviews and selects recipients.
Real Property Law Section Award Presented to a law student who demonstrates superior academic achievement in the first-year Property course.
The Trammell Foundation Outstanding Tax Clinic Student Award The Trammell Foundation presents this award each year to a student enrolled in our Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic. Awarded to the student who provides the best service to the clinic based on interviewing skills, quality of research and ability to present a case to the Internal Revenue Service.
Hugh Welborn Scholarship This scholarship is awarded to a student who works full time and attends law classes.

Tuition Waivers

  • Nonresident tuition waiver. Georgia State Law offers a limited number of tuition waivers to nonresident students who demonstrate high academic achievement. Current and first-year students in good standing are eligible for these waivers.
  • Law research assistantship. You must complete 32 hours of law study to be eligible for an assistantship. Faculty research assistants are employed on a per-semester basis and receive a tuition waiver or reduction and stipend.
  • Law graduate teaching assistantship. To be eligible for a teaching assistantship, you also must serve as an Academic Enrichment Program tutor, a student in the Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic or an assistant with the Consortium on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution. Assistants are employed on a per-semester basis and receive a tuition waiver or reduction and stipend.
 
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