Scholarships

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.

Domestic Scholarships

AGBU Scholarship Program

Established in 1906, AGBU is the world's larges non-profit Armenian organization.  AGBU's US Graduate Scholarship program is available to graduate students of Armenian descent who clearly demonstrate academic excellence, and financial need. 

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.

American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC)

The AIGC offers scholarships for Native American students pursuing a graduate degree on a full-time basis at an accredited institution in the United States. 

George H. Nofer Scholarship for Law and Policy

The George H. Nofer Scholarship is for full-time graduate students with pre-lingual bilateral hearing loss in the moderately-severe to profound range, who use listening and spoken language as their primary method of communication, and who are attending full-time an accredited mainstream law school or graduate school working towards a masters or doctoral degree in public policy or public administration.

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.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

The HSF is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage to obtain a university degree. Awards are based on merit and amounts range from $500 to $5,000 based on relative need.

Korean American Scholarships Foundation (KASF)

KASF scholarships range from $500 - $5,000, and are offered to qualified Korean American students (including foreign students from Korea). All applicants must be enrolled in a full time program in the U.S. during the scholarship application year. Applications must be submitted to the region where your school is located.

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.
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.

Kosciuszko Foundation Tuition Scholarship

This scholarship supports American students of Polish descent for graduate level studies in the United States.  Scholarships range from $1,000 - $7,000 and are awarded for full-time study to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

International Scholarships

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.

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.

Margaret McNamara Education Grants

MMMG Country Eligibility List
Applicants must be at least 25 years old at the time of the application deadline, be enrolled at an accredited academic institution, and be from one the the MMMG eligible countries. Not available for US or Canadian citizens/permanent residents. 

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.

Europe

Belgian American Educational Foundation (BAEF) - Belgium

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.

Bakala Foundation Scholarship - Czech Republic

The Bakala Foundation Scholarship offers financial support to highly-achieving Czech students looking to study abroad in a bachelor's or master's program at a leading university.  Students must have Czech citizenship or a permanent residence permit in the Czech Republic and be no older than 33 years of age at the time of application. Applications are accepted January - April. 

The Kellner Family Foundation Scholarship - Czech Republic

The Kellner Family Foundation provides scholarship for undergraduate and masters level programs. Applications are due April 30. 

Nadace Sophia Scholarship - Czech Republic

The Nadace Sophia Foundation provides scholarships for students studying economics or law. Applications are due April, August and November, and must be received at least 6 months prior to the start of the term. 

P.J.C. Lindfors Legal Studies FundFinland

The PJC Lindfors legal scholarship was established to encourage cross-cultural study and understanding by law students in Finland and the United States. Eligible candidates must be Finnish citizens applying to ABA law schools in the United States.

Georges Lurcy Charitable and Educational Trust - France

Scholarships and research grants for French students enrolled at an American university in a degree-seeking program.  

DAAD - German Academic Exchange Service - Germany

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)- Germany

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.

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.

Fondo Per Studenti Italiani - Italy

The Italian Student Fund is a non-profit corporation that offers financial aid to Italian university graduates who wish to attend post-graduate courses in the United States.

The Netherland-America Foundation (NAF) - Netherlands

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.

American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF)Scandinavia

The American-Scandinacian Foundation (ASF) offers over $500,000 in funding to Scandinavians to undertake study or research in the United States for up to one year.

Thanks to Scandinavia - Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden

Thanks to Scandinavia provides scholarships for graduate students from Scandinavia and Bulgaria in recognition of the ordinary people who performed extraordinary acts of courage during WWII.  Two scholarships are awarded to students from each country, and deadlines will vary per program.

St. Andrew's Society of the State of New York - Scotland

The society awards five scholarships annually, each valued at $35,000 USD, to support graduate study for one year for two Scottish students to study in the United States.  Scholarships are granted for tuition, maintenance and  travel.

British Universities North American Club (BUNAC) - UK

Open to citizens of the United Kingdom who have graduated from a UK university within the last 5 years. 

WorldWideStudies Scholarship - Ukraine

WorldWideStudies Scholarship is offered by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation, and provides support for Ukrainian citizens under 35 years old to pursue a Master's degree at top universities.

Asia

Bridgat Graduate Scholarship

This scholarship is open to graduate students who are pursuing an advanced degree (either Masters or Doctoral) in any subject at an accredited institution. Three individuals will be designated each year and each will be awarded a one-time scholarship of $6,500 to support full-time graduate study.

The Han Kun Youth Legal Scholarship - China

Awards scholarships for exceptional young graduates from Chinese universities (including universities in Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan) who are continuing their education in advanced legal degrees at top-tier Chinese or foreign law schools, and plan on pursuing a legal career in Mainland China after completing their studies in China or abroad.

The J.N. Tata Endowment for the Higher Education of Indians - India

The J.N. Tata Endowment awards a one-time loan scholarship to Indian nationals who are graduates of a recognized Indian University for full time Postgraduate/Ph.D./Postdoctoral studies/Research Fellowship studies abroad, in all fields, irrespective of caste, creed, gender or community.

College Women's Association of Japan Scholarship - Japan

The CWAJ scholarship supports woment who are Japanese nationals who wish to study abroad for a graduate degree. Scholarships are awarded on a candidate's academic excellence, the quality and feasibility of her proposed study, and her potential to contribute to society. 

Japanese Association of University Women - Japan

The JAUW is a member of the Graduate Women International and works to improve the status of women and girls and promote life-long education. Through the International Fellowship, JAUW provides scholarship for university studies.

North America

Aide Financiere Aux Etudes - Quebec, Canada

Through their Loan and Bursaries Program the Aide Financiere Aux Etudes provides financial assistance for full-time study for Canadian citizens or permanent residents who as residents of Quebec.

W.L. Mackenzie King Memorial Scholarship - Canada

The Open Scholarship offered by Mackenzie King Scholarships is available to graduates of Canadian universities who pursue graduate study in any discipline, in Canada or elsewhere. One Open Scholarship is awarded each year.

Latin America

Fundação Estudar - Brazil

Offers scholarships for Brazilian students studying in the US.  Scholarships will vary from 5% - 95% of costs to cover tuition, fees, and living expenses.

Instituto Ling - Brazil

The Institute Ling/Gouvêa Vieira Insitute offers partial scholarships for LLM- Master of Laws at top universities in the United States and Europe. To apply, applicants must have already been approved for a full-time master's degree at the desired university. The desired profile is of young lawyers and early law graduates who demonstrate leadership, academic excellence and identify with the values of the Ling Institute.

Instituto Mattos Filho - Brazil

The mission of the Mattos Filho Institute is to promote law and strengthen access to justice for a free, diverse and democratic society. They provide grant scholarship to diversity the profile of the legal profession. 

GuateFuturo - Guatemala

Provides financial support in the form of loans and scholarships for Guatemalan citizens to study postgraduate programs abroad.