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Blue & White Alumni Grant Program

Applicants entering as first-year students are eligible to participate in Penn State Law's Blue & White Alumni Tuition Grant Program. Here’s how it works:

  • The Blue & White Alumni Grant Program automatically provides a $20,000 per year tuition grant to all graduates of Penn State who hold a bachelor’s or higher-level degree from any Penn State campus and who are accepted to Penn State Law by April 1 as first-year J.D. students enrolling in the following fall semester.
  • The program provides a total tuition savings of $60,000 over three years—$20,000 per year, renewable so long as the recipient remains enrolled at Penn State Law in good standing.
  • The grant will be applied toward J.D. tuition at Penn State Law only. 
  • All grant recipients will be considered for additional scholarship aid based on other performance criteria as well as need. 
  • This award cannot be stacked with the Commonwealth Scholars Grant.

Of course a $60,000 grant is only one reason to apply to Penn State Law. Here are a few more:

  • The opportunity to study on Penn State's University Park campus with its interdisciplinary study options and cultural, social, and athletic extracurricular activities. 
  • Our faculty includes top scholars and practitioners, including federal judges, Fulbright Scholars, and specialists in emerging areas like intellectual property, energy, and internet law. 
  • Eleven clinics plus a vast array of externships and pro bono experiences that can give you practical experience before the job hunt. Penn State Law students hold externships in the University General Counsel Office, NCAA Compliance Office, federal and state courts, and public interest organizations, among many others. 
  • Externships Everywhere, our program that gives you the ability to craft your own legal externship in practically any location around the world without interrupting your studies. 
  • Joint degrees with Penn State's top-ranked graduate schools like the Smeal College of Business and the School of International Affairs.


Fill out our contact form to get in touch with the Admissions Office.

The Commonwealth Scholars Grant and Blue & White Alumni Grants are guaranteed to applicants meeting grant criteria who are admitted before April 1. Applicants admitted after that date will be eligible for other Penn State Law-funded scholarships. No additional applications are required for Penn State Law-funded scholarships or grants. Admitted applicants are not able to receive both the Commonwealth Scholars Grant and the Blue & White Alumni Grant, as they are mutually exclusive. The grants may be stacked with other scholarships, need-based aid, or third party awards or funding. 

FAQ - Blue & White Alumni Grant Program


How do I get a fee waiver?

If you hold a bachelor’s or higher-level degree from Penn State, we have already arranged for you to receive a fee waiver through LSAC. If you did not register for CRS, simply email us at and include your name, LSAC number, and undergraduate school, and we’ll make sure you receive a fee waiver.

If I am eligible for the Blue & White Alumni Grant Program, will I be considered for other scholarships and need-based aid?

Yes. All applicants are automatically considered for scholarships, including full-tuition scholarships. 

I am a Pennsylvania resident and a Penn State graduate. Can I receive both the Blue & White Alumni Grant and the Commonwealth Scholars Grant?

No. Students may not receive both the Commonwealth Scholars Grant and the Blue & White Alumni Grant. Penn State alumni enrolling at Penn State Law as 1Ls will receive the Blue & White Alumni Grant only, regardless of their permanent residency.

I am enrolled at another law school and wish to transfer to Penn State Law. Do I get the Blue & White Alumni Grant if admitted?

No. The tuition grant is for those entering Penn State Law as first-year J.D. students.

I am a Penn State alumnus and a current Penn State Law student. Can I apply for the $20,000 grant for my second or third year?

No. The tuition grant is for those entering Penn State Law as first-year J.D. students.

Is the continuation of the grant from year to year conditioned on some level of academic performance?

The only requirement for retaining the grant in the second and third year of law school is to maintain good standing.  

Will the grant limit my ability to receive a scholarship?

No. Grant recipients may receive a scholarship in addition to the grant.