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IU Maurer School of Law establishes scholarship, mentoring program with Dartmouth, Grinnell, Rochester

Jan. 22, 2015


BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The Indiana University Maurer School of Law has entered into memoranda of understanding with Dartmouth College, Grinnell College and the University of Rochester establishing scholarship and mentoring programs for students interested in pursuing legal education.

The program will offer at least two graduates from each school admitted to the Maurer School of Law scholarships amounting to approximately 50 percent of annual tuition, along with access to a formal mentoring program. The scholarship will reduce the cost of law school tuition over three years by $45,000 to $75,000, depending on the student’s residency and other factors.  

“Dartmouth, Grinnell and Rochester are tremendous institutions, and we’re pleased to be able to offer this opportunity to their students,” said Austen L. Parrish, dean and James H. Rudy Professor of Law. “All three colleges have a sterling reputation for preparing their students exceedingly well for graduate school, knowing that many of their alumni will develop into international leaders. The mixture of academic excellence, combined with the broad worldview and intellectual curiosity that students from these schools are known to have, make them ideally suited for the rigors of the IU Maurer School of Law.”

Each year, Dartmouth, Grinnell and Rochester will nominate at least two students or alumni for admission to the Maurer School of Law, provided the applicants meet the law school’s admission criteria. Other indications of future success, such as prior academic performance, letters of recommendation, past professional and other experience, and desire to study at the law school, also will be considered. Applications will be accepted beginning with the law school’s 2015 entering class.

Dartmouth College is an Ivy League university in Hanover, N.H., that includes a liberal arts college and an undergraduate enrollment of about 6,000 students. It was founded in 1769.

Founded in 1846, Grinnell College is a private, residential, liberal arts and sciences college in Grinnell, Iowa. It has about 1,700 students and is ranked 17th among all liberal arts schools in the United States.

The University of Rochester is one of the country’s top-tier research universities, with about 10,500 students and more than 2,000 faculty and instructional staff. It is located in Rochester, N.Y., and was established in 1850.

As one of oldest law schools in the country and Indiana’s top-ranked public law school, the IU Maurer School of Law has a history of developing deep relationships with other prestigious institutions in higher education, both in the United States and abroad. As part of an initiative to recruit the best and brightest in Indiana, the law school has also partnered with IU's School of Public and Environmental Affairs and Jacobs School of Music, as well as with three programs administered by the university's Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs. The law school has also partnered with three other schools in Indiana: Purdue University College of Engineering, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute and Wabash College in Crawfordsville. The law school’s other scholarship programs are with Georgia Institute of Technology, Knox College, Princeton University and Vassar College.