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University of California, Davis, School of Law

City Year is proud to partner with the University of California, Davis, School of Law (commonly known as UC Davis Law or King Hall), an internationally recognized public law school committed to academic excellence, diversity and inclusion and career success, offering a $15,000 annual scholarship.

The University of California, Davis, School of Law offers City Year AmeriCorps members, alums and staff

$15,000 scholarship

The annual scholarship award will be $15,000 (approximately 30% of California resident tuition) for up to one City Year recipient per year.

The scholarship may be renewed in subsequent years provided the recipient maintains continuous registration and remains in good academic standing, according to University of California, Davis, School of Law standards. The recipient must also make satisfactory academic progress as defined by the law school.

The scholarships will be awarded to a City Year AmeriCorps member or alum who completed at least one term of service or a City Year staff member employed for at least two years.

The scholarship described above represents the minimum award; applicants will be considered for additional merit-based aid depending on the academic strength of their application and for need-based grants if applicants submit the FAFSA by the March 2 priority deadline. Please click here for the most current information on applying for need-based grants.

Eligible programs

Additional benefits

  • There is no fee to apply, and no code is required.
  • Enrollment deferral: The University of California, Davis, School of Law will allow deferrals for up to one year if accepted applicants decide to serve additional time with City Year.

Why City Year loves the University of California, Davis, School of Law

The University of California, Davis, School of Law (King Hall) is one of the world’s leading law schools, known for its commitment to excellence in legal education, public service and an inclusive, supportive academic community.

Approved by the American Bar Association, it offers a Juris Doctor program of study in a full-time day program. The School of Law ranks 38th in the country overall and ranks #26 in reputation as judged by law school deans and faculty. Our faculty consistently ranks in the top 30 for scholarly impact and presently ranks #23 in Leiter’s Law School Rankings. Our small size ensures students have faculty access, student services support (including an on-site counselor), academic support (which includes a teaching assistant in every section of every first-year class and extensive bar exam preparation resources) and career services support (five full-time lawyer counselors, including one dedicated to working specifically with students interested in government and public interest sectors).

Named for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the school strives to increase access to systemically under-resourced communities and consistently ranks high in national law school rankings for student and faculty diversity, public interest offerings, financial aid generosity, low student indebtedness and inclusion efforts. King Hall also commits resources to increasing the number of students from systemically under-resourced communities who apply to law school and operates outreach programming for prelaw students from economically and educationally disadvantaged backgrounds.

To apply

Visit the School of Law’s admissions website to apply online.

To identify your City Year affiliation

Please check the City Year box on the online application.

Please contact the admissions office and state that you served with City Year and reference our partnership.

To apply for the scholarship

To receive consideration for the City Year scholarship at the University of California, Davis, School of Law, the admissions office must receive a service verification letter no later than February 1.

To request your City Year service verification letter, please email the City Year Alumni & Career Services Department at with “UC Davis School of Law: City Year verification letter request” in the subject line. Within the email, include the site where you served and dates of service. This letter will be sent directly to the School of Law’s admissions office and added to your applicant file.

To contact the admissions office

Please call (530) 752-6477 or email with any questions.

Please note that all admissions and scholarship decisions are made by the educational institution. AmeriCorps members, alums and staff interested in these scholarships must complete the full application process for the institution. Please pay close attention to deadlines and consider beginning work on your applications early in the year.

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