Mitchell Hamline’s robust scholarship program is designed for students from all walks of life. All first-year students’ admission applications are reviewed for merit scholarship eligibility. No separate scholarship application is needed to be considered for a merit-based scholarship, and you will be notified through your acceptance letter for admission if you qualify.
North Star Scholarships
North Star Scholarships provide annual assistance to qualified students.To be eligible for the scholarship, students must demonstrate in their admissions essay their intent to practice law in an area currently under-served by local lawyers, such as a rural area, a reservation, or a small town or city.
Native Justice Scholarships
Native Justice Scholarships guarantee that eligible students will pay no more than $10,000 in tuition each fall/spring school year. Pro-rated scholarship amounts are available for J Term and Summer.
Native Justice Scholarship recipients will also be considered for additional scholarships offered by the school that may further reduce the cost of earning a Mitchell Hamline law degree.
To be eligible for the scholarship, students must pursue the Indian Law track, and provide sufficient documentation to establish that they are either
- an enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native entity;
- or recognized by their American Indian or Alaska Native community of residence or origin as being American Indian;
- or demonstrate in their application a strong interest in practicing Indian Law.
FAFSA NOT REQUIRED: If you receive a merit-based scholarship and do not wish to apply for federal loans, or work-study, a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application is not required.
Throughout the year, newly available “Named Scholarships” for continuing students will be announced in the Financial Aid section of The Docket.Carefully read the application criteria. Each Mitchell Hamline sponsored scholarship application requires a two page personal statement, a resume, and the Scholarship Application Form. Submit completed applications to the Financial Aid Office.