Pre-Law Scholarships

Alma College is distinctive among the nation’s quality liberal arts colleges because it offers a limited number of pre-law scholarships to talented new students.

Pre-law scholarships range from $500 to $2,000 per year. These scholarships are renewable for a maximum of four years, conditional on good academic performance, continuing commitment to law school as an option after graduation and enrollment each fall and winter term in one course drawn from a list of courses provided by the pre-law coordinator and deemed suitable for pre-law students. First year pre-law scholarship holders are also expected to interact with other pre-law students by attending meeting of the Alma College Barrister Society, run by and for pre-law students.

Candidates’ performances on all of the following are taken into account in awarding pre-law scholarships:

  1. High school (or, for transfer student, high school and college) academic record, especially in college-bound courses;
  2. ACT and/or SAT scores;
  3. An essay approximately 500 words written after reading the book The Buffalo Creek Disaster. (If you need the book, please submit a book request for a complimentary copy of the book, if necessary).

The deadline for the Pre-Law Scholarship is February 1.

For more information about the Alma College Pre-Law Scholarships, contact the current Pre-Law Coordinator, Dr. Kristin Olbertson, at (989) 463-7246 or

GPA must be 3.2 or higher to qualify for the scholarship.
GPA must be 3.2 or higher to qualify for the scholarship.
ACT must be 22 or higher to qualify for the scholarship; SAT (Critical Reading and Math) much be 1040 or higher.