Empire State Scholars Grant

​Syracuse University College of Law now provides a $20,000 Empire State Scholars Grant for all admitted New York State residents, beginning with students entering the school in the fall of 2017. In addition, qualified students eligible for the Empire State Scholars Grant may receive merit-based scholarships that exceed the $20,000 tuition grant. 

For admitted New York State residents, yearly tuition to the College of Law for 2017-18 will be $26,460 based on 2016-17 tuition. While students will still need to complete financial aid applications, the Syracuse Law Empire State Scholars Grant will be automatic and not require additional paperwork other than that required to verify NY residence. The Grant will renew automatically for the second and third years of law school, so long as the student is in good academic standing at the beginning of each school year.

New York State residents seeking to enter law school in the fall of 2017 must submit completed applications by April 1, the College’s priority application deadline, to guarantee qualification for the Grant. 

To apply to the College of Law, click here

For more information about the Grant, contact the Office of Admissions: 315-443-1962; admissions@law.syr.edu

Syracuse University College of Law Empire State Scholars Grant FAQ’s

​New York State permanent residents who enroll in Syracuse Law in fall 2017 as new, 1-L, full-time students, will receive an automatic $20,000 grant towards J.D. program tuition.

Students who are bona-fide legal residents of New York State are eligible. The Office of Admissions will use information contained in the application to make residency determinations. The Office of Admissions may ask for additional documents such as a driver’s license and/or voter identification card to verify residency.​

​Yes. All students who are admitted to Syracuse Law are automatically considered for merit scholarships during the application review process.

The Empire State Scholars Grant will renew for the second and third year of law school so long as you remain in good academic standing at the end of each academic year.​

New York State residents who submit complete applications by April 1,2017, which is Syracuse Law’s priority application deadline, will qualify for the Empire State Scholars Grant. Please note that those who apply after April 1st will still be considered for merit scholarships. ​

No. The Empire State Scholar Grant is available for new, full-time,1-L, J.D. students only.​