Kern County College of Law announces the following Admission Grants. Grants apply to both the Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) and Master of Legal Studies (M.L.S.) degree programs and are available to students attending the Seaside and Santa Cruz locations.

DEAN’S SCHOLAR GRANTS
You will be eligible for a $500.00 Dean’s Scholar Grant if you are admitted to KCCL and:

  • your application, fees and personal statement are received at KCCL by May 15th, and
  • if your LSAT/GPA ratio is in the top 25% of admitted first year students. Upon enrollment in the Fall semester, applicants who qualify the Dean’s Scholar Grant will have the amount credited toward the costs of their Fall tuition and fees.

PREFERRED EDUCATIONAL PARTNERS (“PREP”) GRANT
You may be eligible for a $500.00 Preferred Educational Partner Grant if:

  • your application, fees and personal statement is completed and received at KCCL by May 15th, and
  • you have graduated from one of our Preferred Educational Partners (see list below). Upon enrollment in the Fall semester, applicants who qualify for the PREP Grant and the Dean’s Scholar Grant will have the amount credited toward the costs of their Fall tuition and fees.

For a list of our Educational Partners, click here.

PUBLIC SERVICE GRANTS
You will be eligible for a $500.00 Public Service Grant if:

  • Your application, fees and personal statement is completed and received at KCCL by May 15th  and
  • you are currently employed in any of the following entities in Monterey, Santa Cruz, or San Benito counties :
  • Local public law enforcement and public safety (municipal, county, state, federal)
  • Superior Court of Monterey, Santa Cruz, or San Benito counties
  • District Attorney, Public Defender, or County Counsel offices
  • Non-profit public service agencies

NOTE:  A student is eligible for a maximum of two Grants.  If two grants are awarded, one will be credited to tuition/fee expenses of Fall semester and one to tuition/fee expenses of the following Spring semester.  Students withdrawing from KCL before completing the first semester will forfeit all grants.

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