Scholarships for Upper Division Students
Academic Merit Scholarships | Dean's Diversity Scholarship | Tammie R. Harris Scholarship | Walid Taleb Memorial Scholarship
Academic Merit Scholarships
To recognize outstanding achievement by students during the first year of law study, California Western awards full and partial tuition scholarships to assist second and third-year students during each of their remaining trimesters of study. Awards are given to students at the top of their class based on the first year's cumulative grade point average. Applications are not required for this scholarship, and it is not necessary to have demonstrated need. The number and amount of awards given in any academic year depends on budget availability and on the extent to which qualified students will receive other California Western scholarships.
Dean's Diversity Scholarship
All students who receive at least an 80 cumulative grade point average after their first year are eligible to apply. Criteria include academic achievement, financial need, demonstrated commitment to community activities, ethnic, cultural or other diversity characteristics.
Tammie R. Harris Scholarship
The Tammie R. Harris Scholarship is awarded annually to the upper division student who best represents and demonstrates the following characteristics: academic achievements, leadership, community service and commitment to ethnic diversity in the legal profession. Scholarship recipients must remain in good standing. This scholarship is in memory of Tammie R. Harris, a '93 graduate of California Western, who passed away in Spring '94. For information contact Diversity Services.
Walid Taleb Memorial Scholarship
The Walid Taleb Memorial Scholarship was established by friends and family in memory of alumnus Walid Taleb '87 who lived in the Ivory Coast, West Africa. The scholarship is open to any incoming or current student from Africa or Lebanon who intends to return there after graduation and work with the criminal justice system. The amount of the award each year will be determined by California Western. Financial need is not a factor in the criteria. Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office.