Scholarship Programs

More Scholarships, Greater Affordability

An excellent law school education at Mizzou does not include burdensome student loan debt.

In fact, Mizzou Law was ranked a Top 25 Best Value Law School by The National Jurist Magazine. Mizzou awarded $3.4 million in student funding in 2020, and nearly 70% of students at the School of Law receive merit scholarships for an average of $19,187 in awards. At Mizzou Law, earning a respected JD is made eminently affordable.

Apply Now for Scholarship Consideration

Gifts from generous Mizzou alumni and friends of the School of Law enable us to provide a significant amount of merit scholarships to law students each year.

All first-year applicants to the School of Law are automatically considered for scholarships — no other applications are required. Scholarships are awarded based on undergraduate grade point average, performance on the LSAT, and other relevant factors such as economic need.

The deadline to apply for admission and first-round scholarships is January 15, 2021.

How to Apply

Have scholarship questions? Contact Jeff Turnbull at or 573-882-1383.

Free Scholarship Search Tools

Sallie Mae Graduate School Scholarship Search

Sponsored by Sallie Mae, this site provides access to one of the most comprehensive scholarship searches on the web.

Fastweb Financial Aid Search

Providing scholarship search services since 1995, Fastweb has a database containing more than 1.5 million scholarships offered by thousands of colleges and universities.

College Board Scholarship Search

Run by the same organization that administers the SAT, this site matches your educational level, talents, and background to a database of scholarships, loans, internships, and other financial aid. Scholarship Search

Offering a free database of more than 2.2 million scholarships, grants, fellowships, and contests worth more than $15 billion, SuperCollege enables you to sort and save your searches.

AccessLex Law School Scholarship Databank

Over 800 curated and vetted scholarship opportunities and writing competitions.

Outside Scholarship Programs

The Mound City Bar Foundation Scholarship Competition
Deadline: Midnight, April 30, 2021

Award amount totaling $10,000
2021 Competition Rules

The Community Foundation of the Ozarks is sponsoring the Richard E. Dorr Memorial Scholarship. Applications are now being accepted for the 2021-22 school year.

Scholarship criteria:

  • $2,500
  • Law student who graduated from any Southern MO High School
  • Students must be attending University of Missouri School of Law; going into second or third year of study
  • Letter of good standing
  • Demonstrate financial need; submit FAFSA – EFC
  • Describe your participation in community service and work experience
  • One-page essay addressing “Why you are pursuing a law degree”
  • One letter of recommendation

To apply, go to the scholarship link:

  • Create a new account & password
  • If you have already created an account, please contact Jeff Turnbull to reopen your eligibility so you get the most current list of scholarships that you may be eligible to apply for
  • Answer the two eligibility questions
  • Enter “Richard E. Dorr Memorial Scholarship” into the quick search box to find this scholarship
  • Complete the application form and submit

Law Student Writing Competition
James E. Beckley Securities Arbitration and Law Competition

This is a writing competition for students interested in Securities Arbitration and Securities Law sponsored by The PIABA Foundation. First prize is $1,000, second prize is $750, and third prize is $500. Competition winner(s) will be posted online at

Deadline: September 17, 2021
For full details, visit the Official Scholarship Page.