Class Rank Merit Scholarships

Class rank merit scholarships reward upper-level law students without renewable awards who demonstrate outstanding academic performance. See the sections below for the eligibility criteria and award amounts based on your entering class year.

Beginning with the 2021 entering class, students are eligible for merit scholarship awards based on academic performance in law school if they rank in the top 5% or 10% of their graduating class at the end of the first academic year at Chicago-Kent. Class rank awards will be made to rising 2L students and will be renewable in subsequent years as long as the recipient is enrolled in classes at Chicago-Kent.

Renewable scholarships and class rank merit scholarships are not cumulative and students will receive only the highest award for which they qualify. For example, a student receiving a renewable scholarship, who then qualifies for a merit scholarship based on class rank, will receive the higher of the two awards.

Class Rank Merit Award Amounts 

2021 Entering Class
Division Top 5% Rank Top 10% Rank
Full-time Day Division $20,000 $10,000
Evening Division $13,500 $6,750
Part-time Day Division $13,500 $6,750

For the 2014-2020 entering classes, students are eligible for merit scholarship awards based on academic performance in law school if they rank in the top 5% or 10% of their graduating class at the end of each academic year. Students must meet the specified class rank at the end of each academic year in order to qualify for a class rank merit scholarship for the upcoming year.

Renewable scholarships and class rank merit scholarships are not cumulative and students will receive only the highest award for which they qualify. For example, a student receiving a renewable scholarship, who then qualifies for a merit scholarship based on class rank, will receive the higher of the two awards.

Class Rank Merit Award Amounts

2014-2020 Entering Classes
Division Top 5% Rank Top 10% Rank
Full-time Day Division $20,000 $10,000
Evening Division $13,500 $6,750
Part-time Day Division $13,500 $6,750