UC Hastings awards more than $600,000 in scholarships to entering students. Other than the Patiño Fellowship listed below, there is no need to make a separate application for any entering student scholarship. Some admitted students will receive scholarship offers along with their letter of admission; additional scholarship awards will be made by letter in the middle of April.
Multiple Dean's Scholarships are offered to admitted students based on academic promise and financial need. These range up to $10,000 and are renewable for two additional years.
Established in honor of Percy E. Towne these scholarships, ranging from $5,000 to $10,000, are awarded based on academic achievement and financial need. These scholarships are renewable at the same level for two additional years.
A number of merit scholarships are awarded to entering first-year students. These awards are up to $10,000. The scholarship is renewable at the same level for the second and third year, based on continued academic merit.
These scholarships are funded by the Leon A. and Esther F. Blum Foundation. The Foundation was incorporated to encourage and promote education through voluntary grants, scholarships, and student loans to aid worthy students registered at accredited law schools in the City and County of San Francisco. Blum Scholarships are conferred upon several entering first-year students based on academic achievement, LSAT score, and financial need. Depending on annual funding, between 10 and 15 entering students are selected for the Scholarships, which are renewable for two years as long as the recipient maintains a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 and continues to demonstrate financial need.
Established to honor Wayne O. Veatch, Sr., a Hastings graduate, the scholarship is available to an entering first-year student from the Greater Los Angeles Area. Each year, one nonrenewable award will be made based on need and academic ability.
The Tony Patiño Fellowship is a merit award created to support law students who have demonstrated leadership ability and whose outstanding academic and personal histories show good moral character, ethical conduct, good citizenship, motivation and initiative. One of the factors in evaluating character is past participation in public service activities. For this purpose, public service is broadly construed to include any activity the primary object of which is to benefit others or the community as a whole.