LSAT India Scholarships: Highlights, Eligibility, Guidelines

Subhashri Roy
Subhashri RoyPublished On: October 23, 2020 | LSAT-India

Looking for financial aid awards to pay for law study after clearing LSAT India 2021? LSAC Global is awarding LSAT India Topper Scholarship and Shamnad Basheer Access to Justice Scholarship to meritorious test takers. Find out everything about them.

LSAT India Scholarships

While law aspirants need to pay top dollar to finance their higher education, LSAC Global offers two scholarship opportunities to LSAT India candidates. LSAC Global, an LLP of the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) which is the conducting of LSAT India 2021, believes in keeping potential students out of financial stress.

For the second consecutive year, LSAC Global is awarding the LSAT India Topper Scholarship along with a new scheme of scholarship known as the Shamnad Basheer Access to Justice Scholarship. Both the scholarships will cover tuition and halls of residence fees for the first year of a law programme at one of the LSAC Global Law Alliance colleges up to the maximum amount allocated.

The LSAT India Topper Scholarship can be availed by a candidate who scores the highest on the LSAT India and the other opportunity can be availed by any test taker who submits the winning entry in an essay competition. The application submission and deadline will be released by the LSAC soon.

LSAT India Scholarship Highlights 2021

Let us have a quick look at the scholarship scheme awarded for candidates taking the LSAT India 2021:

Key Features

Details

Number of Scholarship Opportunities

To be Announced

Scholarship Scheme

LSAT India Topper Scholarship 2021

Shamnad Basheer Access to Justice Scholarship

Eligibility

Those who take LSAT India 2021 and are accepted to an alliance law college that accepts the LSAT India scores

Awarded to

LSAT India Topper Scholarship 2021- One who scores the highest on the LSAT India 2021

Shamnad Basheer Access to Justice Scholarship- One who submits the winning entry in the essay competition

Applicable Course

5-year LL.B. programme Only

Award Amounts to

Up to INR 4 Lakh

About LSAT India Scholarship Opportunities 2021

There are two scholarship schemes that are awarded to test takers of LSAT India. Given below is all the information you need to know about them:

The LSAT India Topper Scholarship 2021

LSAG India LLP is the sponsor of the LSAT India Scholarship (also known as the “Topper Scholarship”) which will be awarded to the LSAT Indiacandidate who achieves the highest score on the LSAT India exam. It offers up to ₹4 lac and covers tuition and halls of residence fees for the first year of the law programme, up to the maximum amount allocated.

Any unutilised amount will be carried forward to the next year of the participating law college.

Shamnad Basheer Access to Justice Scholarship 2021

The Shamnad Basheer Access to Justice Scholarship is awarded to the 2021 LSAT India applicant who submits the winning entry in an essay competition. It was introduced in 2020 in the memory of an influential lawyer and pioneering academic, Professor Shamnad Basheer. This scholarship is an essay competition on the following topic:

Claim: Having a legal professional class (a lawyer, judge, etc.) characterized by the variety of wealth, status, gender, caste, language, and regional identity makes for a more just system of law. Those who are interested are required to write an essay in which they need to argue for or against the following claim, providing reasons for their position.

LSAT India Shamnad Basheer Access to Justice Scholarship Guidelines 2021

The guidelines for the submission of the Shamnad Basheer Access to Justice Scholarship essay are as follows:

The candidates need to mail their entry to discoverawscholarship@LSAC.org with “Diversity Essay” in the subject line. They must also include a cover page with the information such as the title of the essay, their full name, telephone number, a valid email address and mailing address. All the essays must be up to 1,200 words, double spaced with one-inch margins, in MS Word format in 12-point font. It should be saved to a file with the naming format as [Last name of the candidate], [First Name of the candidate] [Underscore] [A Shortened Name of Essay] (e.g., Roy, Anirban_Right to Privacy).

A panel shall select one winning submission from all the entries received. The essay will be evaluated on the basis of the quality and clarity of the content, its persuasiveness, and the quality of writing in full compliance with all procedures of the competition.

LSAT India Scholarships Important Dates 2021

Given below are the important dates related to LSAT India Scholarships for the year 2021. Do not miss the deadline of submission of the Shamnad Basheer Access to Justice Scholarship essay. The official dates regarding LSAT India scholarships 2021 will be updated here as and when information is available.

Event

Date

Application Deadline for LSAT India 2021

To be Announced

LSAT India Test Date

To be Announced

Submission Deadline for The Shamnad Basheer Access to Justice Essay Scholarship

To be Announced

Eligibility for LSAT India Scholarships 2021

There are two different sets of eligibility criteria for LSAT India Scholarship opportunities. Find the same below:

Eligibility for LSAT India Topper Scholarship 2021

  • Must have taken LSAT India 2021.

  • Must have scored the highest on the test.

  • Must be an Indian citizen.

  • Must have successfully qualified the senior secondary school or 10+2 exam from a recognized educational board

  • Shall not receive a scholarship from any other source for the first year of the law programme.

Eligibility for Shamnad Basheer Access to Justice Scholarship 2021

  • Must have taken LSAT India 2021

  • Must have been accepted to the 5-year LL.B. programme of a participating college that accepts the LSAT India test scores.

  • Must have submitted original work (all submissions will be checked for plagiarism).

  • Must be an Indian citizen.

  • Must have successfully completed the senior secondary school or 10 + 2 equivalent exam from an educational board duly recognised in India.

Also Read: National level Law Entrance Exams in India

LSAT India Scholarship Amount and Mode of Payment

Provided below are all the details about the scholarship amount and the modes in which it will be utilised in case of both the LSAT India scholarships:

LSAT India Topper Scholarship 2021

The candidate will receive a maximum amount of INR 4 Lakh as scholarship award which shall be utilised in the following ways:

  • To cover the basic hostel fees, annual tuition fees, and library fees for the first year of the course.

  • Any remaining amount from the first year of the law course can be rolled over to the subsequent years, subject to terms and conditions.

  • The scholarship amount shall not be considered an annual amount and is instead an aggregate amount which shall be paid to or on behalf of the candidate.

  • If the fees for the programme exceeds the amount of the scholarship, the balance amount shall be borne solely by the candidate and he/she shall be responsible to bear any non-tuition fee items for the course.

  • The scholarship amount will not include any admission acceptance/security deposit amount payable to the participating college.

  • If the fees for the course are payable semester or trimester wise, then the amount will be equally divided per semester or trimester.

Shamnad Basheer Access to Justice Scholarship 2021

  • The winner will receive a cash prize of INR 4 Lakh and the winning submissions will be published on the official website.

  • All taxes payable in relation to the prize will be borne by the participant and the sponsor can deduct or withhold applicable taxes in accordance with the concerned law.

  • The sponsor shall provide a tax deduction certificate to the applicant to enable him/her to avail tax credit if any tax is deducted or withheld by the scholarship sponsor.

Also Read: LSAT India 2021 Important Dates

Documents Required for LSAT India Scholarship Acceptance

The aspirant will be required to communicate his/her acceptance of the scholarship within 30 days of the offer, along with the documents given below:

  • Your LSAT India 2021 test score report.

  • A self-attested identity and address proof.

  • Your Permanent Account Number (PAN) card.

  • Your self-attested mark sheet for 10+2 equivalent or senior secondary school from a recognized Board in India.

  • Proof of admission in the five-year law programme at an LSAC participating college.

  • Contact information on the financial aid office of the concerned college and its bank details.

  • A certificate, stating that you are not availing and will not avail any other scholarship from any other source which is duly signed by you and your guardian.

Top Law Colleges Accepting LSAT India 2021

There are many leading law colleges in India that accept LSAT India for their admission process. It is one of the most important and widely taken law entrance exams in India and is used for the selection process of applicants across many colleges. The table given below provides a list of some of the most famous law colleges in the country that accept LSAT India scores.

College NameLocation
University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES)Dehradun, Uttarakhand
O. P. Jindal Global UniversitySonepat, Haryana
School of Law, Jagran Lakecity University (JLU)Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
Indore Institute of LawIndore, Madhya Pradesh
Faculty of Law, Manav Rachna UniversityFaridabad, Haryana
GITAM School of Law, GITAM (Deemed to be University)Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
Vellore Institute of TechnologyVellore, Tamil Nadu
International School of Business and Research (ISBR) Law CollegeBangalore, Karnataka
School of Law, Vivekananda Global University (VGU)Jaipur, Rajasthan
Asian Law CollegeNoida, Uttar Pradesh

Hope this article helps you with LSAT India 2021 scholarships. Fill our Common Application Form (CAF) or call on the helpline number 1800-572-9877 to get the assistance of our admission experts in finding the best college for yourself. In case of further queries, please reach out to us. Stay tuned to CollegeDekho for more information on law entrance exams conducted in India and across the world.

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Related Questions

Which colleges accept LSAT scores?

-AnonymousUpdated on September 14, 2020 09:57 AM
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Sukriti Vajpayee, CollegeDekho Expert

Dear student,

The law entrance exam of LSAT India is one of the most popular and widely taken exams in the country. Hence, many top law colleges of India accept LSAT scores for conducting admissions. Some of the famous LSAT India participating colleges have been mentioned below.

You can also check the list of private law colleges in India accepting LSAT India scores.

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