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The Townes-Rice Scholarship

The Ann (Townes) and Browne B. Rice, Jr. Scholarship Program is a program designed to support outstanding law students with full tuition and fees plus a stipend for all three years of their legal education at The University of Texas School of Law. Scholarships are awarded solely on the basis of merit without regard to financial need. Townes-Rice Scholars are assured of continuing support for all three years of law school.

Eight entering Freshlaw students will be offered this scholarship each year. Scholarships are awarded to resident and nonresident students. Students interested in the highly competitive Townes-Rice Scholarship are strongly encouraged to apply early in the admissions cycle. All admitted students are automatically considered, and no separate application for the scholarship is necessary.

Applicants interested in the Townes-Rice Scholarship are strongly encouraged to submit letters of recommendation,  demonstrated commitment to public service, and any  additional information that would assist in scholarship selection with their original application materials.

Law School Scholarships

All admitted first year students are automatically considered for scholarships. Scholarship amounts range from $2,500 to full tuition and fees per academic year, and are awarded based on scholastic merit and/or financial need. Students who receive these scholarships will be notified in writing. A follow-up letter with the actual name of the scholarship fund and donor will be sent to scholarship recipients.  A donor thank you letter(s) is required and must be given to the Financial Aid Office before scholarship funds may be disbursed.

Outside Scholarships

Scholarships received from sources outside the Law School will be included as resources available when determining student financial aid packages, and may affect federal aid award amounts. Contact the Law School Financial Aid Office by email at or list the additional resource on your Electronic Financial Aid Notification Letter (EFAN).