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Financial Aid and Scholarships

Federal financial assistance is available to eligible students at San Francisco Law School. More details are available under the Alliant International University Financial Aid section of this website.

San Francisco School Scholarships and Grants

American Board of Criminal Lawyers

The American Board of Criminal Lawyers Scholarship Fund was created in recognition and appreciation of Nathan Cohn. Mr. Cohn, a 1947 San Francisco Law School graduate was the founder and first President of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers. The fund is designed to aid deserving San Francisco Law School students.

Leon A. and Esther F. Blum Foundation (Students Registered in San Francisco)

A 1914 graduate of San Francisco Law School, Leon A Blum established a Foundation to encourage and promote legal education through grants, scholarships and student loans. Law schools in San Francisco, accredited by the State Bar of California, share in the annual proceeds. The funds are distributed as "grants, scholarships and student loans to worthy and needy students San Francisco Law School uses the Blum Awards to further its students success on the California State Bar.

Eric Falconer Memorial Fund

The family of Eric Falconer established a scholarship fund in the name of this 1929 graduate. Interest obtained from the principal is divided equally among the students who have earned the highest academic ranking in the first, second and third year classes.

Marvin E. Lewis Scholarship Fund

The family of Marvin E. Lewis, a 1929 graduate of San Francisco Law School, established this scholarship to encourage and assist promising law students to attain their goal of becoming attorneys.

John P. McFarland Loan Fund

In 1971, Helengrace McFarland Poynter, alumni, students, and other friends of Dean McFarland, established a loan fund in his name as a self-perpetuating memorial. Loans from this fund are granted to a fourth-year student on the basis of need and are designed to aid in preparation for taking the Bar Examination after graduation.

Zach L. Ogg Memorial Scholarship

This fund is the result of a generous bequest by 1955 San Francisco Law School graduate, Zach L. Ogg. The fund provides a scholarship which is applied toward the tuition of a deserving student each year.

Judge Michael J. Roche Scholarship

The fund was created in 1992 by the late Justice Buell A. Nesbett, Chief Justice of Alaska (retired), a 1942 San Francisco Law School graduate, in honor of Judge Michael J. Roche. Income from the fund is used to assist financially disadvantaged students in any year of their law school career.

San Francisco Law School - Coleman Bresee Memorial Fund

In memoriam of Coleman Bresee, class of 1966 and Dean of the law school from 1978-1983. The scholarship is awarded to a worthy student.

A.L. Shapiro and Sophie Shapiro Fund

1966 graduate Everett H. Shapiro has established a trust fund in the names of his father and mother, A.L. and Sophie Shapiro. The income is used to help deserving students who are in their third or fourth year of study.

Rita B. Tyler Scholarship Fund

This fund was established in 1992 by Rita B. Tyler in memory of William B. Tyler, San Francisco Law School President from 1944 to 1968. The fund provides assistance to students with demonstrated academic qualities and financial need.