UMass gives $5k scholarship to high-performing residents

University of Massachusetts School of Law Dartmouth has launched a new scholarship program that will provide an automatic $5,000 discount for select students from Massachusetts. The program will drop tuition from $24,178 to less than $20,000.

The Commonwealth Fellows program will apply to students who are either Massachusetts residents or attended a Massachusetts public college or university as an undergraduate, and who scored 152 or higher on the LSAT and earned a 3.0 or higher undergraduate GPA.

“UMass Law exists to create access to legal education and access to justice,” said UMass Law Dean Mary Lu Bilek. “As the Commonwealth's only public law school we have a special obligation to educate a diverse corps of justice-centered lawyers to serve every region of Massachusetts.”

The Commonwealth Fellows program is the newest addition to UMass Law’s access to justice and community engagement programs, which advance justice within and beyond the Commonwealth through research, writing, teaching, learning, practice, and engagement with the profession.

Other UMass Law programs include: Public Interest Law Fellowship Program, which is designed to train law students for careers in public service. A Student Pro Bono Program that requires every student to complete at least 30 hours of legal or law-related pro bono service under the supervision of a licensed attorney. Justice Bridge, a Boston-based law incubator focused on bringing quality, affordable legal services to clients with unmet legal needs