In what is believed to be the first partnership between the United States Army and a major law school, Indiana University Maurer School of Law announced Tuesday qualifying soldiers can receive a scholarship to attend the law school.
Under the scholarship program, those on active duty or on reserve can pursue a law degree during their time of service. They will receive approximately $75,000 nonresident scholarship to the school and be paired with both an alumni and student mentor while in Bloomington, according to IU Maurer.
Service members interested in becoming a U.S. Army Law Scholar have to meet the traditional requirements of any other student admitted to the school.
Col. Corey L. Bradley, chief of the Personnel, Plans and Training Office with the Judge Advocate General’s Corps, said this program will advance the Army’s commitment to its officers’ and enlisted personnel’s professional development.
“Our new program with the Maurer School of Law will provide qualified U.S. Army officers and enlisted personnel interested in the study of law the ability to obtain an affordable education at one of the nation’s top public law schools,” he said.
IU Maurer Dean Austen Parrish said the program will attract quality applicants and the U.S. Army in turn will get back highly trained and skilled attorneys.