Internal Scholarships

Partial scholarships provided by UNLV Law will be considered automatically as part of the admissions process. Scholarships are limited.

External Scholarships

In addition to scholarships provided by UNLV, applicants are encouraged to apply for scholarships available from third-party organizations. Below please find a list of organization provided scholarships for LL.M. programs. Consideration for external scholarship is independent of admission consideration to UNLV. Application deadlines for external scholarships will vary, please visit their website for additional details.

Aga Khan Foundation Scholarships

The Aga Khan Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from developing countries who have no other means of financing their studies. Scholarships are awarded on a 50% loan basis through a competitive application process once a year in June or July. Scholarships are provided for Masters-degree level applicants. The Foundation accepts applications from nations of the following countries: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Syria, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Madagascar and Mozambique. In France, Portugal, UK, USA and Canada, applications are accepted from those who are originally from one of the above developing countries. Application deadlines will vary based on Country Offices.

American Association of University Women (AAUW)

The AAUW provide two scholarship opportunities including the Selected Professions Fellowship for U.S. Citizens studying in underrepresented fields, and the International Fellowship for women pursuing graduate study who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.  Details and deadlines are available on the AAUW website.

Fulbright Program for Foreign Students

The Fulbright Program for Foreign Students is a scholarship sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with the purpose of increasing the mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The Fulbright program sponsors foreign students, teachers, professionals and scholars to study, teach, lecture and conduct research in the U.S. and vice-versa, through approximately 1,800 student grants. The program is administers by the binational Fulbright Commissions/Foundations or U.S. Embassies, and applications for scholarship must be submitted in the students' home country. For additional information, visit the Fulbright Foreign Student Program website.

Golden Key Graduate Scholar Award

Golden Key offers scholarships for undergraduate and graduate study to assist members in realizing their potential through the Golden Key legacy and commitment to the advancement of Academics, Leadership and Service. Applications for the Golden Key Graduate Scholar Award are due in June.

The Rotary Foundation

Rotary Foundation provides two scholarship opportunities including District Grants and Global Grants.

  • District Grants - District Grants are distributed by individual districts according to their own discretion. Grants may be granted to scholarships without restrictions on the level (secondary, university, or graduate), length, location (local or international), area of study, or on the dollar amount. The program serves to fund humanitarian and educational projects and activities, either locally or abroad that relate to the mission of the Rotary Foundation. Applicants should contact their district to find out more details about opportunities.
  • Global Grants - Grants will be distributed towards larger, more sustainable projects developed by the clubs and districts in the six areas of focus. To find out which program is more suitable for you in the Rotary Foundation Future Vision Plan explanatory presentation. Apply by June 30 for Fall semester consideration.
Organization of American States (OAS)

The OAS Academic Scholarship Program is available for students looking to pursue graduate study from an OAS Member State. Scholarship will be awarded for a maximum period of two academic years and up to a total of $30,000 USD per academic year on a full-time basis.  Application deadlines will vary based the sponsoring country. Please visit the OAS Scholarship page for specific deadlines.

Iranian American Bar Association

The IABA grants one or more scholarships each year to law students who have demonstrated a commitment to the advancement of the Iranian-American Community. Applicants must be of Iranian heritage and full-time students at an accredited law school in the United States who are not otherwise receiving full educational funding from another organization.  Deadline to apply is typically in March, please visit the IABA website for additional details.


Belgian American Educational Foundation (BAEF)

The BAEF - LLM Fellowship offers non-renewable grants for Belgian citizens which include a $18,000 living stipend and up to $30,000 for tuition costs. Fellows are expected to stay in the U.S.A. for a full academic year (nine months) at a top university. Applications will be due in October for next academic year.

DAAD - German Academic Exchange Service

The DAAD is the world's largest funding organization for the international exchange of students and researchers. DAAD provides opportunities for German students to conduct research, teach or study abroad in the U.S.

German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung)

With more than 11,000 scholars, the Studienstiftung is the largest and oldest organization sponsoring the academically gifted in Germany. A number of scholarships are available including the Becerius Law Programme (if program includes a research project) and the ERP Fellowship Program.

The Netherland-America Foundation (NAF)

The NAF offers a number of scholarships and interest-free loan programs to fund studies in the U.S. The NAF-Fulbright Fellowship is available for Dutch graduate students pre-selected by the Fulbright Center in Amsterdam.

Theo Waigel Scholarship (Germany)

In honour of the former Federal Finance Minister and GSK Stockmann's Of Counsel, Dr. Theo Waigel, GSK Stockmann provides a €5,000 scholarship for young lawyers looking to study in an LL.M. program abroad. The scholarship is part of GSK Stockmann's commitment to support international education of the next generation of lawyers.