UK begins making scholarship decisions in January and continue to do so until April. You don't mention your undergrad school, gpa or lsat... so I don't know if you are a possible candidate for the Combs or Ashland scholarship or the UK fellowships. But it's best to get the app into UK in early October if a candidate for Combs or Ashland as you will have to request an interview--also be sure to fill out the scholarship application for those two scholarships if applicable. Other scholarship and financial aid awards do not require special applications. hope that answers some of your questions. In general its a good idea to get appliactions in early--but i'd caution you againt an early decision or early action application at a school that is in your reach range as this often leads to a waitlist or rejection.