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SCHOLARSHIPS

The following scholarships are awarded at the end of the Spring semester to Cal Northern students and are awarded on the basis of academic achievement, financial need and/or service to Cal Northern and the community.

DEAN’S SCHOLARSHIPS

This scholarship is given each year to the two students in each class who have achieved the highest cumulative grade point average and the second highest cumulative grade point average for that academic year.

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP

The Cal Northern Alumni Association awards a scholarship annually to a graduating student to help defray the cost of a bar review course. The scholarship is based on an essay explaining how the graduate intends to use their law degree to contribute to the Law School and the community at large.

CAL NORTHERN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

Given to two first, second and third year students in each class. These scholarships were created to provide tuition assistance to Cal Northern students based on financial need. Applicants must be in good standing. Funding is provided directly by the SBA from fund-raisers and dues collected from SBA members.

STUDENT BAR ASSOCIATION RECOGNITION AWARDS

Attendance Award

Each Spring semester the SBA gives a book scholarship to the Cal Northern student with the best attendance record for the preceding academic year.

Most Improved Award

At the end of the Spring semester the SBA awards this scholarship to the one student in each class who shows the most improvement in their semester grade point average from the Fall semester to the Spring semester.

Most Dedicated Award

Established by the Cal Northern Student Bar Association, this award is given by the SBA to the one student in each class whose classmates feel is most dedicated and representative of Cal Northern through school and/or community service.

WITKIN AWARD FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

In recognition of academic achievement, the Witkin Legal Institute and Thomson West present the Witkin Award for Academic Excellence. Each term, certificates are awarded to the highest ranking student in each qualifying course. To qualify, a course must carry academic credit and must have an enrollment of 10 or more students. The award is named for Bernard E. Witkin, California’s preeminent legal scholar.