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PA students applying for 2014 eligible for Commonwealth Scholars program

Pennsylvania residents who are applying to law school for 2014 have a new reason to consider Penn State Law. The Commonwealth Scholars program is a special grant worth $20,000 and is renewable for all three years of legal study at Penn State Law.
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Pennsylvania residents applying to law school have a new reason to consider Penn State: a renewable annual grant of $20,000 available through the Commonwealth Scholars program.

“We have a superb academic program with some of the nation’s finest classroom teachers and experiential learning opportunities. Yet our research shows that some individuals are unable to take advantage of it because of cost. This program will increase access to legal education for well-qualified Pennsylvania residents who otherwise may not have considered us,” said Interim Dean James W. Houck, Distinguished Scholar in Residence and Vice Admiral, Judge Advocate General Corps, U.S. Navy (Ret.).

The grant is available to students attending either the University Park or Carlisle campus and is renewable for all three years of study, resulting in a $60,000 savings for Commonwealth Scholars. The Commonwealth Scholars program is offered to all prospective J.D. students who 1) apply and are admitted to Penn State Law and enrolling in fall 2014 and 2) are able to demonstrate that Pennsylvania is their primary residence.

Students interested in learning more about the Commonwealth Scholars Program are invited to attend a webinar at 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 5. Registration is available on the Commonwealth Scholars information page. 

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