Access to Legal Education Scholarship (ALES)

  1. Who is eligible to receive the ALES? Incoming first-year students to a TU College of Law Juris Doctor program for the spring 2015 or fall 2015 semesters who have a current residence in an eligible state, or received an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution in an eligible state, qualify to receive the Access to Legal Education Scholarship.
  2. How do I apply for the ALES? Every admitted applicant who meets the eligibility criteria will automatically receive the ALES.  A separate application process is not required.
  3. My current address is in New York, but I graduated from the University of Colorado.  Am I eligible? Yes.  Applicants are eligible as long they have a current residence in an eligible state OR received an undergraduate degree from an eligible state.
  4. I attended more than one undergraduate university. Am I eligible? Eligibility is determined by the degree-granting institution.
  5. I am a transfer student to TU Law.  Do I qualify to receive the ALES? Transfer students are not eligible at this time.  The ALES is only available to incoming first-year students.
  6. Can I still receive merit-based scholarships? In addition to ALES, TU College of Law offers partial scholarships up to full tuition for those who qualify.
  7. I plan to attend TU College of Law as a part-time student. Am I eligible? Yes. TU Law offers part-time schedule options.  Part-time students will receive a prorated ALES.
  8. Can I lose my Access to Legal Education Scholarship? Students who remain in good academic standing with a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA will automatically have their ALES renewed each year of matriculation.

ALES Fact Sheet

For more information, contact the Office of Admissions at or 918-631-2406.