Lincoln Memorial to cover costs of taking LSAT

The Lincoln Memorial University-John J. Duncan, Jr., School of Law has announced two new scholarship programs to benefit students at local universities. One provides full tuition to law students, the other covers the cost of any student taking the LSAT.  

Lincoln Memorial is not accredited by the American Bar Association, but is accredited by the state, allowing graduates to practice law in Tennessee.

The Access to Justice Scholarship Program will provide a full-tuition scholarship for the 2014-15 academic year for one student from each of the member schools of Appalachian College Association, Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Associations and Tennessee-supported four-year university students. The program is aimed at furthering the law school’s mission by providing educational opportunities to the underserved populations of Appalachia.

The scholarship eligibility requirements include: acceptance for admission to Lincoln Memorial; a Law School Admission Test score of 152 or higher; a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75; an earned baccalaureate degree from an ACA or TICUA member school or state-supported university and a letter of recommendation from a faculty member of the undergraduate institution from which the applicant graduated. Each awardee must perform 30 hours of pro bono service prior to graduation and enroll in a one-semester externship with Legal Aid of East Tennessee.

The scholarship will be renewed annually for each awardee who maintains a cumulative law school GPA of 2.6 or higher. The deadline to apply to the Access for Justice Scholarships is June 6, 2014.

The second scholarship program is its LSAT Scholarships. Available to graduates or seniors (who will graduate in May 2014) from ACA and TICUA member schools as well as state-supported four-year universities in Tennessee, the program will provide a scholarship in an amount equal to the registration fee for the LSAT to be administered in June 2014. Lincoln Memorial will pay the scholarship (valued at $165) directly to the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC). The scholarship is available to both first-time takers and those who wish to retake the LSAT. In order to receive the award, the test-taker must submit an application for admission to Lincoln Memorial.