Financial Assistance

Applying for Financial Assistance

 

Conditional Scholarship Retention Information

Students Matriculating in # Entering with Conditional
Scholarships
# Whose Conditional Scholarships Have Since Been Reduced or Eliminated
Academic year 2012-2013 21 9
Academic year 2011-2012 18 10

 

If you wish to be considered for financial assistance, you must complete the following:

1. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

North Carolina Central University is an institutional participant in the Federal Direct Student Loan Program. The University’s Office of Scholarships and Student Aid will use the FAFSA to process your federal direct student loans and other University financial aid. You may obtain the FAFSA from any undergraduate financial aid office or from www.fafsa.ed.gov. The Federal School Code for North Carolina Central University is 002950.

Return completed FAFSA forms to:

Office of Scholarships and Student Aid
North Carolina Central University
P.O. Box 19496
Shepard Station
Durham, North Carolina 27707

2. Law School Financial Assistance Application

This application will assist the Law School with awarding scholarships and grants. Please submit a Financial Assistance Application no later than June 1st.

All scholarships, grants and financial aid awards will be communicated in writing. If you would like to discuss financial aid, scholarships, grants and loan programs, please contact Ronald S. Douglas, Assistant Dean for Financial Assistance at 919-530-6365 or via email at rdouglas@nccu.edu.

Grants and Scholarships

NCCU School of Law and selected bar associations award certain grants and scholarships to full-time students on the basis of need and/or academic achievement. The following scholarships are available:

Albert L. Turner Fund

Created with contributions from alumni and friends. Major contributors have been Frank W. Balance and John H. Harmon, members of the class of 1965.

Board of Governors Scholarships

Created by the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina, these fellowships are available to eligible economically disadvantaged North Carolina residents who demonstrate academic promise.

Capital City Lawyers Association Scholarship

Established by an organization of African-American attorneys in Wake County, North Carolina, these awards are made to assist and encourage qualified students who attend North Carolina Central University School of Law.

Daniel G. Sampson Scholarship

Created with contributions from alumni and friends of the former Dean, awards are made to second-year or third-year students with financial need and a minimum GPA of 2.5.

George H. White Bar Association Scholarship

Created by an organization of African-American attorneys in Durham County, North Carolina, these awards are made to encourage qualified students to attend North Carolina Central University School of Law.

Harry E. Groves Scholarship

Created with contributions from alumni and friends of the former Dean, these awards are made to a second-year or third-year student with financial needs and a minimum GPA of 2.5.

Johnnie Brown Scholarship

Created with contributions from alumni and friends of a former Law School Registrar, these awards are made to second-year or third-year students with financial need and a minimum GPA of 2.5.

Julian Pierce Scholarship Fund

These awards are made to Native Americans students who demonstrate need and leadership potential and a commitment to public service in the legal profession.

The Minority Corporate Counsel Association

This initiative is designed to support entering first-year law students nationwide who have been accepted into an accredited law school.

M.E. Glass Scholarship Fund

Established by Robert D. Glass, retired Associate Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court. The scholarship is in honor of his late mother, Mrs. M.E. Glass. These awards are made to deserving students who exhibit “conspicuous determination by work and scholarship.”

North Carolina Central University Grant

Funded by the State of North Carolina, these awards are made to eligible North Carolina residents who demonstrate financial need.

North Carolina Central University Law Scholar Award

Funded by the State of North Carolina. These scholarships are available to eligible North Carolina residents who demonstrate financial need and exceptional academic promise.

T.C. Jervay Scholarship Fund

These awards are made to minority second-year and third-year students who demonstrate need and a commitment to public service and have a least a 2.5 GPA.

Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund

These awards are made to students who demonstrate academic achievement, leadership potential and a commitment to a legal career in civil rights or public interest law. Recipients must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Title III Scholarship and Grant

Federally-funded, these scholarships are awarded to eligible minorities and other disadvantaged persons who demonstrate financial need, academic achievement and a commitment to public service in the legal profession.

Tuition Remission Scholarships

These awards are made to students that demonstrate a need and are working as tutors or research assistants.

Wake County Bar Association Scholarship

Awarded to a qualified student from Wake County attending law school in North Carolina.

Wheeler Foundation Scholarships

Established by the John H. Wheeler Foundation in honor of the late John H. Wheeler, an alumnus and prominent businessman. These scholarships are available to students who demonstrate academic proficiency and financial need.

 

Additional Sources of Financial Assistance

Research Assistants and Tutors

The School of Law provides funds for selected law students who assist faculty in their legal research or serve as tutors.

University Work-Study Program

Offers a variety of employment opportunities through the federally-funded college work-study program. Work-Study is awarded through the University Financial Aid Office.

NOTE: Under American Bar Association standard 305(a)(iii), a student may not work in excess of twenty (20) hours per week while attending law school on a full-time basis.

Helpful Links

FinAid contains a collection of information about student financial aid on the web. Access to FinAid is free for all users. This site offers some of the best ‘how to’ guidance on securing financial aid.

Access Group provides education financing to a variety of eligible students.