Other graduate school programs are vigorous. None of them are a joke. The problem with law school (that I know now) is that the student is actually learning a new language and a different way of thinking. Other graduate school programs build on knowledge that the student has already acquired in his/her undergraduate years. There is no bachelors' degree program with a major in law. The student would have had to attend the pre-law seminars that (are now) readily available to introduce him/her to how to think like a lawyer.
That scholarship was specifically to attend the Walter F. George (Mercer) University School of Law. I was accepted to a law school a few years ago. But, I had given up on law and attended other schools after I left Macon, GA. So, by the time I mustered up the courage to try law school again, I had already "worn out my welcome" with the federal loan program. I reached the maximum amount I was able to borrow to attend any school again.