IU Maurer enticing students to come ‘Back Home Again’

Former Indiana residents may be able to attend Indiana University Maurer School of Law at the cost of in-state tuition, thanks to a new scholarship program announced Tuesday by the law school.

The “Back Home Again” program offers a guaranteed minimum annual scholarship of $20,000 to nonresident students who have previously lived in Indiana for at least 10 years, even though they might not meet the state’s residency requirement for in-state tuition.

Dean Austen L. Parrish said the program is designed to attract students who may have left the state for some reason, such as after attending college, to come back to Indiana to go to law school. IU Maurer hopes that the program will encourage students to stay in Indiana.

“Our state has many wonderful opportunities for lawyers, both as practitioners and in business and public service,” Parrish said. “This program should further strengthen students’ ties with their home state and cause them to call Indiana home for good.”

The “Back Home Again” program is another way IU Maurer is trying to entice people considering a legal education to attend the law school. It has partnered with several colleges and universities around the country offering scholarships and mentoring to certain graduates of those schools.

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