Suffolk Law School Offering Full Rides to Graduates From 35 HBCUs

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Students from 35 HBCUs who get accepted and enroll into Suffolk University Law School's Biding Early Decision HBCU Program will get a full-tuition scholarship. 

The Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts, is offering a full-tuition scholarship specifically for graduates of HBCUs.  

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The Thaddeus Alexander Kitchener Scholarship will guarantee full scholarships to Suffolk Law School for all students admitted and enrolled in a JD program in 2022 through the Binding Early Decision HBCU Program. 

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The students must have undergraduate degrees from one of the following HBCUs:  

  • Benedict College 
  • Bowie State University 
  • Cheyney University of Pennsylvania 
  • Claflin University 
  • Clark Atlanta University 
  • Coppin State University 
  • Delaware State University 
  • Dillard University 
  • Florida A&M University 
  • Grambling State University 
  • Hampton University 
  • Harris-Stowe State University 
  • Howard University 
  • Johnson C. Smith University 
  • The Lincoln University (PA) 
  • Livingstone College 
  • Morehouse College 
  • Morgan State University 
  • Norfolk State University 
  • North Carolina A&T University 
  • North Carolina Central University 
  • Prairie View A&M University 
  • Spelman College 
  • South Carolina State University 
  • Southern University and A&M College 
  • Tennessee State University 
  • Texas Southern University 
  • Tuskegee University 
  • University of the District of Columbia 
  • University of Maryland – Eastern Shore- Princess Anne 
  • Virginia State University 
  • Virginia Union University 
  • Virginia University of Lynchburg 
  • Winston-Salem State University 
  • Xavier University of Louisiana 

The scholarship is named after Kitchener, the first student of color to graduate with a law degree from Suffolk University Law School. The Jamaican-born man graduated in 1913. The purpose of the scholarship is to make law school more affordable for students who do not receive merit-based scholarships.  

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“We recognize that standardized testing and traditional merit-based scholarship models can be barriers to entry to law school and the legal profession for students from nontraditional backgrounds, and this scholarship is designed to address those barriers,” the institution said.  

The school has also made other efforts to make tuition more affordable for underserved students, including creating a scholarship for first-generation students, allowing students to take accelerated or hybrid JD programs and creating a new dean of diversity, equity and inclusion to oversee welcoming all students.  

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