office of advancement
As one of the nation’s premier legal institutions, Boston College Law School is in constant competition with other elites to attract a student body of the highest caliber. A talented and diverse group of scholars creates an environment that expands students’ personal and intellectual horizons, enriching the law school experience both inside and outside the classroom.
Potential students weigh many factors as they compare schools: the quality, reputation, and mission of the institution; its special strengths and distinctive programs; its campus and location; and, with tuition averaging more than $45,000 annually, its cost.
Often the most talented students find that their choice of law school is constrained by their ability to meet their educational expenses. Boston College Law School awards scholarships to JD students on the basis of both merit and need. Thanks to the generosity of the School’s alumni and friends, BC Law names a number of scholars each academic year. Scholars are often selected based on their demonstrated leadership, academic excellence, or public service achievements—each award follows guidelines expressed by the donor. The criteria for many of these scholarships is partially or solely financial need.
All award decisions are made by the School, guided by criteria set forth by the donor. Some scholarships provide mentoring opportunities for the recipient.
The following provides details about the named scholarships currently awarded by Boston College Law School:
CORNERSTONE SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS
Molly and Phil Weinstein Scholarship
ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS
James A., J.D. ’68, and Lois Champy Scholarship
Decelles Family Veterans Law Scholarship
Francis, Josephine B. and Robert D. Keefe Scholarship
Ann and Raymond T. Mancini Scholarship
Antonio & Anthony Mancini Scholarship
Mansfield Family Boston College Law School Scholarship
Michael E. Mone, Esq. Endowed Scholarship
Honorable Francis P. O’Connor ’53 Scholarship
Jeanne and Ronald Picerne Family Boston College Law School Scholarship
Lawrence and Lillian Solomon Fellowship
Vanek Family Boston College Law School Scholarship
DEANS SCHOLARS PROGRAM
In 2013, Boston College Law School launched a new program to award full tuition merit scholarships to exceptionally promising students. Awards are made for all three years of law school and no special application is required. Recipients are invited to participate in several events with alumni during their years at BC Law.
The program was established with inaugural gifts from James Champy, JD’68; David Donohue, JD’71; and Michael Puzo ’74, JD’77, P’00, ’02, ’08, ’08.
Boston College Law School awards a number of additional named scholarships beyond the ones noted above that partially defray the recipient’s financial aid award package. For more information about how you can support our named scholarships, contact Jessica Cashdan, Executive Director of Advancement and Associate Dean of BC Law, at 617-552-3536 or firstname.lastname@example.org.