The Commonwealth Fellows program provides an automatic $15,000 scholarship to incoming law 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 3.2 or higher undergraduate GPA.
Full-time students will receive $5,000/year for three years, and part-time students will receive $3,750/year for four years. The Commonwealth Fellows scholarships are awarded in addition to other merit- and need-based scholarships.
Consideration for the scholarship is automatic with the application. There is no separate application form. Students who meet the qualifying criteria are guaranteed acceptance barring any character and fitness issues and will have a decision within two weeks of a file becoming complete.
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.