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 blended-learning 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 recipients will pay no more than $40,000 for their J.D. – excluding summer and January term courses. Pro-rated scholarship amounts are available for J Term and Summer.
To be eligible for the scholarship, students must pursue the Native American Law track, and provide sufficient documentation to establish that they are either
- an enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian tribe, have ancestry from the original indigenous Hawaiian inhabitants or Alaska Native entity;
- or recognized by their American Indian or Alaska Native community of residence or origin as being American Indian;
- or demonstrate an ongoing experience working in and with Native American communities.
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.