Bursaries & Scholarships
We're proud to offer one of the best law school financial aid programs in Canada
Each year, we award over $2 million to our students to help with the cost of legal education. Over 60% of our students receive financial aid of some form, so be sure you apply!
Our bursary and scholarship program typically starts in the second or third week of October, after you have registered for law school and have been in class for a few weeks.
Attend an information session
You'll also be invited to attend an information session and Q&A with the Student Finance Committee so you can find out more about the application and decision-making process.
INFORMATION SESSION: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 12:30–1:30 p.m., Rm 105.
(Miss the session? Review the PowerPoint presentation)
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: OCTOBER 10, 3:30 p.m.
See all of our bursaries and scholarships
The Schulich School of Law has many named bursary and scholarship awards available. Please review the Bursary and Scholarship Information Booklet 2018-2019 [PDF - 570 KB] and make note of any awards you wish to apply for when you complete your application form.
Schulich Scholarships for second- and third-year students:
For your convenience we have put together a list of Frequently Asked Questions [PDF - 519 KB] and answers to help you with the application process.
Before you begin the online bursary and scholarship application form, go to the Supporting Documentation Required [PDF - 199 KB] and gather the documents you will need to fill out the application.
NOTE: Once you begin the online application, you can't save it – you must complete it in its entirety. So it's best to be prepared!
If you are unable to finish it in one sitting, you will have to start over from the beginning. When you have completed your application, you will be asked to submit and review it, then asked to submit again, at which time you will be prompted to print a cover sheet that you will attach to your supporting documentation and deliver to the Reception Office, Room 122.
Making sure you have all the proper documents before you begin will make the process go much smoother.
OTHER AWARD DEADLINES
The J. William E. Mingo Memorial Scholarship for International Study
This is a one-year scholarship of $25,000 awarded annually to a student or graduate of the Schulich School of Law for graduate legal education outside of Canada. The scholarship was awarded for the first time in the spring of 2007. The deadline to apply is December 31, 2018. Please see the application form for more information.
The Honourable G.I. Smith Memorial Trust Award
This $2,500 award is an external award funded by Patterson Law. The application deadline is November 30, 2018. For more information on the terms and conditions of this award or to find out how to apply, please see the award notice [PDF 72 KB].
Important dates to keep in mind
|Information session||Tuesday, September 18, 2018
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
|Application deadline||Wednesday, October 10, 2018
3:30 p.m., Reception Office,
|GI Smith Award application deadline||Thursday, November 29, 2018|
|Mingo Scholarship application deadline||Friday, December 28, 2018|
|Application review||Fall/Early Winter term|
|Decisions announced||End of January|
|Monies awarded||1st or 2nd week of February|