Financial Support

PROLAW students come from all over the world. Loyola recognizes that because of the unique composition of PROLAW’s student body and the service-oriented nature of the rule of law profession, our students may have some unique financial challenges, and a number of scholarship opportunities exist for students from all countries. We welcome your inquiries at prolaw@luc.edu.

Tuition Scholarships and Financial Aid

Rule of Law Scholarship

PROLAW offers several awards for exceptionally qualified students of any nationality who demonstrate outstanding academic and professional merit, and financial need. A maximum of five full-tuition scholarships will be awarded, with a possible additional basic living stipend for the Rome term, depending on financial need. Generous partial tuition awards are also available. 

Scholarship applications for the upcoming academic year will open November 1. Applicants are encouraged to submit a scholarship application and finalize their admission application to be considered for scholarship. To qualify for scholarship consideration, applicants must have successfully completed the admission process. Click here to complete the Rule of Law Scholarship application. 

April 30
Priority Deadline
Applicants admitted to the program who have
submitted a scholarship application by April 30
will be considered for a priority scholarship.
Awards will be communicated to successfully
admitted students by May 15 for priority
scholarship applicants.
July 30
Final Deadline
Applicants admitted to the program who
have submitted a scholarship application
by July 30 will be considered for a scholarship.
Awards will be communicated to
successfully admitted students on a
rolling basis by August 15.

Paul D. Coverdell Fellowships

Eligible applicants are returned Peace Corps Volunteers through the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows program. The scholarship will allow for a 30% tuition award, and the Fellows will undertake an internship at a Loyola partner organization or academic institution at the end of the program. In order to be considered for the Coverdell Fellowship, applicants will need to submit their official Peace Corps Description of Service along with their application for admission. The Coverdell Fellows will be selected based on the relevance of their professional experience as Peace Corps Volunteers; their documented interest in pursuing a career in rule of law and development; and their academic records. Click here for more information about the Paul D. Coverdell Fellowship.


This award is only applicable to the MJ in Rule of Law for Development. Eligible applicants are all Loyola graduates of the last decade who have completed a bachelor’s degree and will be seeking their first Loyola masters or post-baccalaureate certificates. The scholarship will allow for a 25% tuition award. There is no special scholarship application, but the award will be automatically issued to eligible admitted applicants. The scholarship cannot be combined with other scholarships or Loyola discounts. Click here for more information about the Returning Ramblers Scholarship.

Financial Aid Programs for US Citizens and Permanent Residents

If you are a U.S. citizen and/or U.S. permanent resident, you may qualify for one of the different financial aid programs offered by the Loyola University Chicago, Please consult the webpages of the Loyola University Chicago Financial Aid Office for further details and contacts. Loyola offers numerous scholarship resources for veterans and military students, see further information here


Applicants seeking financial assistance should investigate funding sources in their home countries well in advance. Applicants can investigate funding opportunities from a number of sources, including employers, local governments through ministries of foreign affairs and education, U.S. government through local U.S. Embassies, and international and local foundations or other organizations that provide resources for post-graduate studies and that promote strengthening of governance and the rule of law.