Scholarships & Benefits

John E. Ryan Merit Scholarship
Recipients of the John E. Ryan Merit-Based Scholarship, named in honor of the late Dean, exemplify his passion for education and the legal profession. The inaugural 2012 entering class recipients retained their scholarship as long as they remained in the top one-third of their class at the end of each academic year. From the 2013 entering class through the 2016 entering class, recipients retained their scholarship as long as they maintained a 2.9 cumulative GPA at the end of the academic year. Beginning with the 2017 entering class, scholarship recipients must maintain at least a 2.75 GPA at the conclusion of each academic year to retain it. If the retention requirements are not met at the conclusion of any academic year, the scholarship is lost and will not be reinstated. For full-time students, the academic year ends after the spring semester. For part-time students, the academic year ends after the summer semester. Upon matriculation, the scholarship is applied to tuition and fees.

Incentive Award
The purpose of this award is to recognize the achievements of students who come to the Law School and show promise of success in the law.

Outside Scholarships
The law school also encourages students to research outside scholarship opportunities. Free scholarship listings can be found on the internet at

In addition, click here for a listing of more law school specific external scholarships. (updated 9/9/2019)

Tuition Credits

Veteran Benefits
To access your VA Educational Benefit funds, you must complete the following steps.  Click on the links to access additional information regarding each step of the process.

  • You must apply to the VA for approval of your eligibility.
  • You must be admitted to Savannah Law School.
  • You must follow the procedures for maintaining your benefits once enrolled including the VA Standards of Progress as set by the Veterans Administration.

Should you have any questions or require further information regarding your veteran’s benefits, please contact our office for a list of links and phone numbers which may be useful to our veterans.