PROLAW students come from developed countries as well as countries in transition or development. 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.

PROLAW Scholarships

Rule of Law Scholarship
PROLAW offers a limited number of tuition awards for exceptionally qualified students of any nationality, who demonstrate outstanding academic or professional merit, and financial need. Both partial and full tuition awards are available. The scholarship application can be found here

Mexico Rule of Law Scholarship
PROLAW is offering a full scholarship to an applicant from Mexico for the LLM and MJ in Rule of Law for Development. The scholarship will cover all tuition and student fees. Eligible candidates for this scholarship are Mexican professionals with at least two years’ work experience and with a demonstrated interest in rule of law.The scholarship application can be found here.

PROLAW Communication and Tech Assistant Fellow
PROLAW is seeking applications for the position of Communication and Tech Assistant Fellow. The position is open to highly qualified students and is a unique opportunity to receive partial funding for tuition expenses. The Fellow will be a general resource to PROLAW students, staff and faculty. To learn more on the position, including scope of duties, requirements and how to apply, see here.

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

Paul D. Coverdell Fellowships
Eligible applicants are returned Peace Corps Volunteers through the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows 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.

External Funding Sources
Applicants seeking financial assistance should investigate funding sources in their home countries well in advance. Examples of potential funding sources include employers, government agencies, foundations and other organizations that provide resources for post-graduate studies and that promote strengthening of governance and the rule of law:

  • Investigate funding opportunities provided by employer;
  • Investigate funding opportunities provided by local government, usually accessible through the ministry for foreign affairs, the ministry of the interior or the ministry for education;
  • Investigate funding opportunities provided by the U.S. government, usually accessible through the local U.S. Embassy or Consulate; and
  • Investigate funding opportunities provided by international and local foundations and charities, as well as the student’s alma mater.

We welcome your inquiries at prolaw@luc.edu.