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Private Scholarship Resources

Students should seek assistance from outside sources such as state, local and other scholarship programs for which they may be eligible. Students should check with their local bar association regarding the availability of loan and scholarship programs.

For Free Scholarship Searches, check:
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Numerous links to scholarship opportunities for students with disabilities:
http://www.disabled-world.com/disability/education/scholarships/

 

Scholarship Categories:

Disability
Diversity
Ethnicity/Heritage
Gender
General Private Scholarships
Membership/Regional

 

Disability Based Scholarships:

Alexander Graham Bell's Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

The George H. Nofer Scholarship for Law and Public Policy is for full-time graduate students with a moderate to profound hearing loss who are attending an accredited law school or a masters or doctoral program in public policy or public administration. Up to three awards of $5,000 each may be awarded per year. To be eligible, applicants must meet the following: 1) use spoken language as the primary mode of communication; 2) prelingual hearing loss (diagnosed prior to fourth birthday); 3) hearing loss is bilateral and in the moderate to profound range. Applicants must have an unaided Pure-Tone Average (PTA) of 60dB or greater in the better hearing ear in the speech frequencies of 500, 1000 and 2000 Hz.; 4) applicant has been accepted or currently enrolled in an accredited law school or master/doctoral program in public policy or public administration as a full-time graduate student.

Deadline: April 9

http://nc.agbell.org/page.aspx?pid=492

National Collegiate Cancer Foundation

The National Collegiate Cancer Foundation was established to provide services and support to young adults whose lives have been impacted by cancer and who have continued with their education throughout treatment or after their treatment. These $1,000 competitive awards will be judged based on the criteria and eligibility. Please visit the website for full details and application form.

Deadline: May 18

http://www.collegiatecancer.org/scholarships.html

National Federation of the Blind

To recognize achievement by blind scholars, the National Federation of the Blind annually offers blind college students in the United States and Puerto Rico the opportunity to win one of thirty national scholarships worth from $3,000 to $12,000. To be eligible, applicants must meet all of the following: 1) legally blind in both eyes; 2) residents of the US, DC, or Puerto Rico; 3) must be pursuing or planning to pursue a post-secondary degree full-time or part-time; 4) must participate in the NFB national convention in all of its scheduled scholarship program activities.

Deadline: March 31

http://nfb.org/scholarship-program

SAMfund Grants & Scholarships

The SAMFund proudly provides financial assistance to young adults as they move forward with their lives after cancer. Grants and scholarships provided by The SAMFund cover a wide range of post-treatment financial needs, including (but not limited to): current and residual medical bills, car and health insurance premiums, rent, utilities, tuition and loans, family-building expenses, gym memberships and transportation costs. Applicants must be between the ages of 17 and 35, finished with active treatment and residents of the United States. Our two-part application process begins in June each year. Anyone interested in applying must first submit Part One of the application (which will be posted on our website in June). After a review period, selected applicants will then be invited to submit Part Two. Those applicants will be notified in November as to whether they have received a grant.

http://www.thesamfund.org/pages/grants.html

The Gore Family Memorial Foundation Trust
4747 North Ocean Drive, Suite #204
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

The foundation provides tuition assistance to full-time, physically impaired students with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Award amounts vary, but may only be applied to the cost of tuition. Applications must be requested in writing between April 15th and June 15th.

Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults
College Scholarship Program

The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults is committed to helping young adults continue their education after being affected by cancer through their own diagnosis or the diagnosis of a loved one. The award amount is $2500 over two semesters. Applicants must have been 15 or older during their active treatment or applicant must have been 15 or older when their parent/sibling was in treatment. The winner is also obligated to 40 hours of community service.

Deadline: March 30

http://www.ulmanfund.org/scholarship.aspx

Vocational Rehabilitation
Department on Disability Services
The District of Columbia

The Vocational Rehabilitation Program helps individuals with physical, psychiatric and/or learning disabilities face the challenges of the modern workplace. This may include identifying job goals based on individual interests and aptitudes, providing funds for college and vocational training, assessing work site accommodations, educating an employer about the Americans With Disabilities Act, or assisting an individual returning to work after adjusting to a new disabling condition. Vocational rehabilitation services can often reduce or remove barriers to employment. Priority is given to those individuals who have the most severe disabilities in areas such as communication, mobility, work tolerance and work skills.

http://dds.dc.gov/DC/DDS/Rehabilitation+Services+Administration/About+RSA/Programs+Offered/Vocational+Rehabilitation

 

Diversity Based Scholarships:

American Association of Law Libraries
George A. Strait Minority Scholarship

George A. Strait Minority Scholarships are awarded annually to college graduates with meaningful law library experience who are members of a minority group as defined by current U.S. government guidelines, are degree candidates in an accredited library or law school, and who intend to have a career in law librarianship. Applicants must show evidence of financial need. Up to $3,500 awarded.

Deadline: April 1

http://www.aallnet.org/main-menu/Member-Resources/scholarships/George-A-Strait-Minority-Scholarship

American Assn of University Women Educational Foundation
Dept. 60, 2201 N. Dodge Street

Iowa City, IA 52243-4030

Telephone: (319) 337-1716 ext. 60

Fellowships awarded to women of color pursuing the J.D. degree. Candidates may apply for third year of study only. Application can be downloaded on the web or requested at the above address/telephone number.

Deadline: January 10

http://www.aauw.org

American Bar Association

Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund

Telephone: (312) 988-5927

The ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund was created to encourage and support diversity in the legal profession. Twenty awards will be made to entering first-year students. Scholarships will consist of $5,000 in financial assistance awarded annually to each scholarship recipient. An award made to an entering student may be renewed for two additional years, resulting in financial assistance totaling $15,000. Applicants will be screened by a scholarship committee comprised of representatives from ABA entities, the national minority bar associations and at-large members.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must be entering, first-year law students.
  • At the time of submission of application, applicants must have achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 (on a 4.0 grading scale) at his/her undergraduate institution.
  • Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States of America. Students who are citizens and residents of a foreign country, even if they plan to attend law school in the US, are not eligible to apply.

Deadline: March 1

http://www.ambar.org/diversityscholarship

Arent Fox LLP
Arent Fox Diversity Scholarship

The application period for the 2012 Arent Fox Diversity Scholarship will run from December 1, 2011 through 11:59 pm on January 17, 2012. The scholarship awards $15,000 to two first-year law students plus a position in the firm's summer associate program each year. The scholarship is part of a larger effort to increase the firm's diversity and attract top lawyers from diverse backgrounds.

http://www.arentfox.com/firm/diversity/index.cfm?fa=scholarship

Association of Black Women Lawyers of New Jersey, Inc. (ABWL-NJ)
Attn: Scholarship Committee
P.O.Box 22524
Trenton, NJ 08607

The Bernadine Johnson-Marshall and Martha Bell Williams Scholarship program is one of several significant ABWL-NJ annual program activities. Scholarships in their honor will again be awarded to female law students of African descent selected by the Scholarship Committee who are either: (1) enrolled at an accredited law school in New Jersey; or(2) New Jersey permanent residents enrolled at an accredited law school outside of New Jersey. To be eligible, the student must be a 1L, 2L or Part-time 3L. (Students expecting to graduate in 2013 are not eligible). Previous ABWL scholarship recipients will not be considered. The upcoming awards will be presented to the selected law students at the ABWL-NJ Annual Scholarship Jazz Brunch, which will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at The Pines Manor, 2085 Route 27, Edison, New Jersey 08817. Completed applications can be sent via email to 2013ABWLScholarship@gmail.com or mailed to the above address. Click here for application form.

Deadline: March 15, 2013

Intellectual Property Law
Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship
1100 13th Street NW, Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20005

The Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship is open to all students currently enrolled in an American Bar Association accredited law school and pursuing a career in intellectual property law. The applicant must be a member of a historically under represented group (including race, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and disability) and must have exemplary writing and oral communication skills. More information about the eligibility requirements is available on their website.

http://www.bannerwitcoff.com/about/12/

Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati (BLAC)
William McClain Scholarship
PO Box 3181
Cincinnati, OH 45201-3181

The William A. McClain Scholarship is awarded to a Black student and Cincinnati resident attending any ABA accredited law school who demonstrates leadership potential and dedication to community. The application including the letter of recommendation and the recommendation form must be postmarked by February 13, 2012 (Send originals).

http://cincyblac.org/Scholarship.lasso

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. 2014 Law School Diversity Scholarship

The Michigan law firm represents victims of car accidents, motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice cases, nursing home neglect cases, dog bite injuries, and all other personal injury accident matters. Located in Southfield, Michigan, the law firm represents clients throughout the entire State of Michigan. The scholarship has been created as part of Buckfire & Buckfire’s commitment to build on the promise of diversity within the workplace, community and society. The Diversity Scholarship is $2,000 and will be awarded to a student who is currently attending an accredited law school, who is either a member of an ethnic or racial minority or demonstrates commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career. 

This is the 2nd year in which this award has been offered and they will choose only one winner from all applicants after the deadline. Although it is not currently listed under "eligibility”, students must have completed at least one term of full-time course work to be considered.

Deadline: May 31, 2014

http://www.buckfirelaw.com/library/2014-buckfire-buckfire-p-c-law-school-diversity-scholarship-and-application.cfm

 

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
911 2nd Street NE
Washington, DC 20002

CHCI's scholarship opportunities are afforded to Latino students in the United States who have a history of performing public service-oriented activities in their communities and who demonstrate a desire to continue their civic engagement in the future. There is no GPA or academic major requirement. Students with excellent leadership potential are encouraged to apply for an award of up to $5,000.

Deadline: April 16

http://www.chci.org/scholarships/

Constangy, Brooks & Smith LLP
Diversity Scholars Awards Program
200 West Forsyth Street, Suite 1700
PO Box 41099
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Constangy, Brooks & Smith initiated its Diversity Scholars Awards program to recognize the achievements of law students who have demonstrated academic achievement, a commitment to diversity in their community, school or work environment, and personal achievements in overcoming challenges to reach goals. To be eligible, applicants must be a second-year student enrolled in an accredited law school that is located in one of the following three (3) regions: Southern, Mid-West/West Coast, and Eastern. One student in each region receives a $3,000 scholarship in recognition of accomplishments in academics, a commitment to diversity in the community, school or work environment, and personal achievement in overcoming challenges to reach goals. Applications for the 2012 Diversity Scholarship will be available in the Fall.

http://www.constangy.com/f-4.html

DRI Law Student Diversity Scholarship

This program is open to incoming second and third-year African American, Hispanic, Asian and Native American students. Incoming second-and third year female law student are also eligible, regardless of race or ethnicity. Incoming second-and third-year law students who also come from backgrounds that would add to the cause of diversity, regardless or race or gender, are eligible to apply. Candidates must be full-time students. Evening students also qualify if they have completed one-third or more of the total credit hours required for a degree by the applicant’s school. Two scholarships in the amount of $10,000 will be awarded to those who best meet the following criteria: 1) demonstrated academic excellence; 2) service to the profession; 3) service to the community; 4) service to the cause of diversity.

Deadline: April 27

http://www.dri.org/Article/110

Fish & Richardson
1L Diversity Fellowship Program

The 1L Diversity Fellowship Program consists of three components. Each Fellow receives a $5,000 scholarship, mentoring from members of the firm, and a paid Summer Associate position in the Fish & Richardson office of the Fellow's choice. The Program represents a key component of the firm's ongoing initiative to recruit, retain, and advance attorneys who will contribute to the diversity of our practice and of the legal profession.

Deadline: January 13

http://www.fr.com/careers/diversity/#fellowship

Fredrikson & Byron, PA
Fredrikson & Byron Foundation Minority Scholarship Program

The Fredrikson & Byron Foundation Minority Scholarship Program sponsors educational opportunities for currently enrolled, first-year law students of diverse backgrounds. The Foundation offers one award of $10,000.

Deadline: March 31

http://www.fredlaw.com/firm/scholarship.htm

Goodwin Procter LLP
Goodwin Public Interest Fellowships for Law Students of Color

The program offers three $7,500 awards to students of color who work in public interest positions the summer after their first year of law school.

Deadline: February 24

http://www.goodwinprocter.com/Careers/Diversity/The-Goodwin-Diversity-Fellowships.aspx

Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)
55 Second Street, Suite 1500
San Francisco, CA 94105

Scholarship amount range from $1,000-$15,000. To be eligible, the applicant must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA, be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident, be pursuing or plan to pursue your first graduate degree, must plan to apply for federal financial aid, and plan to enroll full-time as a graduate student.

http://www.hsf.net/innercontent.aspx?id=34

International Franchise Association
Franchise Law Diversity Scholarship Award

2L and 3L students enrolled in at least one course oriented toward franchise law (e.g., Torts, Unfair Trade Practices, Trade Secrets, Antitrust, Trademarks, Contracts, Agency, Securities) and be considered a member of a diverse group (African American, American Indian, Hispanic American, Asian American, or Gay/Lesbian). The scholarship offers one award in the amount of $4,000.

Deadline: October 15

http://www.franchise.org/Scholarships.aspx

Japanese American Bar Association

Awards are given in honor of Justice John F. Aiso, Justice Stephen K. Tamura, and Judge Edward Y. Kakita, highly distinguished and pioneering Asian American judges, and through the Lim, Ruger & Kim Foundation. To apply you must send an application form, transcript, resume and personal statement.

Deadline: ND

http://www.jabaonline.org/scholarships/

J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association
Scholarship Committee, Courthouse--Room 144M

Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 Telephone: (301) 952-4229

Non-profit association organized to promote the interests of minority lawyers in Prince George's and Montgomery Counties, Maryland. Offer at least two scholarships per year of approximately $1,000 each to second-year students who are residents and intend to make one of the counties their permanent place of residence. Recipients selected on basis of (1) participation in community organizations and activities, (2) leadership potential, (3) scholastic aptitude, and (4) demonstrated financial need.

Deadline: ND

http://www.bournebar.org

Latham & Watkins LLP
Latham Diversity Scholars Program

Latham Diversity Scholars will receive a $10,000 non-renewable scholarship for their third year of law school. To be considered for the Latham Diversity Scholars Program, please complete and submit an application form, resume, unofficial or official law school transcript and personal statement to Latham & Watkins.

Deadline: October 14

http://www.lw.com/AboutLatham.aspx?page=Diversity

Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund

Applicants must be currently enrolled in Law School and will be evaluated according to (1) academic and extracurricular achievements, (2) background and financial need, (3) and demonstrated commitment for advancing Latino civil rights.

Deadline: January 2

http://www.maldef.org/leadership/scholarships/index.html

Michigan Auto Law Scholarship

Michigan Auto Law is pleased to sponsor an annual scholarship program to provide financial support to students who contribute to the diversity of the law school student body as they pursue their legal career. The program is open to applicants meet the following requirements:

  • in their first or second year of law school
  • a member of an ethnic or racial minority or demonstrates a defined commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career
  • a Michigan resident accepted to or currently attending an accredited law school within the United States
  • demonstrates academic achievement as reflected by an undergraduate cumulative minimum 3.0 GPA

Scholarship Award: $2,000

Deadline: Applications are available. The deadline for filing applications is April 1, 2012.

http://www.michiganautolaw.com/firm_profile/attorney-careers/diversity-scholarship.php

National Bar Association
NBI African American Law Student Fellowship Program

The African American Law Student Fellowship Program, a project of the Institute, was developed to assist law students who are completing professional law degrees, a field where African-American participation has traditionally been low. The NBI awards law student fellowships annually to (a maximum of) three law students. To be eligible, a law student must have been, among other things, carrying a full time class load at a U.S. law school; be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident; have at least two consecutive years of full time law student experience and intend to return to the Black community to practice law once legal training is completed. Fellowships range from $1,000 to $10,000 depending on the availability of funds, with $2,500 being the generally recommended amount.

Application Deadline: May 15 – August 15

http://www.nationalbar.net/NBI_grants

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Fellowships are grants for up to two years of graduate study in the US. Recipients are chosen on a national competitive basis. To be eligible, applicants must meet the following: (1) Status as a New American (If you were born outside the United States (as a non citizen), you must, as of November 1, 2011, be either a naturalized citizen or in possession of a green card (i.e., be a resident alien); (2) Born on or after November 2, 1980; (3) Hold a Bachelor’s Degree.

Deadline: November 1

http://www.pdsoros.org

The Point Foundation (TPF)
P.O. Box 565
Genoa, NV 89411

The Point Foundation is the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) students of merit. TPF is looking for individuals who have proven leadership skills, have excellent scholastic achievements, and want to make a difference in the world. Scholarships awarded range from $5,000-$28,000 per year.

Deadline: February 10

http://www.pointfoundation.org/index10.html

Thurgood Marshall Scholarship

Scholarships of up to $2,200 per semester may be awarded by the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund (TMSF) to incoming students with an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and second and third-year students with law school cumulative GPAs of 3.0 or higher. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and must complete a detailed application. The number of TMSF scholarships to qualified students is limited by the amount of funding available. Applications are forwarded to eligible applicants by UDC-DCSL.

Other scholarship opportunities include the $10,000 Sidney B. Williams Minority Law Student Scholarship, which is awarded by TMSF in conjunction with the American Intellectual Property Law Association to minority students devoted to a career in intellectual property law.

Further information about scholarship and other opportunities offered through the Thurgood Marshall deadline varies, Scholarship Foundation can be found on their website at

http://www.thurgoodmarshallfund.org

 

Ethnicity/Heritage Based Scholarships:

American Indian College Fund
8333 Greenwood Blvd.

Denver, CO 80221

Scholarships are available for students who are registered as a member of a tribe or a descendant of at least one grandparent who is a registered member of a tribe. Applicants must be enrolled in a non-tribal college or university with a minimum 2.0 GPA.

Deadline: May 31

http://www.collegefund.org/students_and_alumni/content/graduate_special_scholarships

Asian Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund
1900 L Street NW, Suite 210
Washington, DC 20036

Applicants must be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the US Census. Must be a citizen, national, or permanent legal resident. Candidates must be enrolling in the upcoming academic year, have a minimum 2.7 GPA, and applied for Federal Student Aid by February 1.

Deadline: January 13

http://www.apiasf.org/scholarship_apiasf.html

Daughters of Penelope
1909 Q Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 Telephone: (202) 234-9741

Applicants must be of Greek descent. Awards are $1,000. Applications must be postmarked by March 31st.

http://www.ahepa.org

Finnegan
The Finnegan Diversity Scholarship

This scholarship is open to all persons of diverse heritage attending top law schools around the nation. Each scholar is given $15,000 per year toward tuition and other law school fees.

Deadline: March 1

http://www.finnegan.com/careers/summerprogram/overview/

The Korean American Scholarship Foundation (KASF)

The Korean American Scholarship Foundation (KASF) is a non-profit, volunteer-managed organization established to help meet the financial needs of Korean-American students seeking higher education. Full-time students in the Eastern Region States with a minimum 3.0 GPA and can demonstrate financial needs are eligible.

Deadline: July 8

http://www.kasf.org/node

Vietnamese American Bar Association of the Greater Washington DC Area (VABA-DC)

VABA-DC was established, in part, to contribute to the public interest by serving as a voice for the
local Vietnamese American community and assisting community members with legal concerns. In
furtherance of that mission, we are proud to sponsor up to two $1,500 scholarships for law students
who have shown a commitment to serving the Vietnamese American communities or have overcome
significant adversity in achieving their academic goals. Scholarship recipients are selected on the
basis of community service, academic performance, and their written essay. The scholarship
recipient(s) will be expected to attend a VABA-DC Scholarship Dinner in their honor to be held in
the Greater Washington DC area on March 19, 2013.

Deadline: February 15

Click here to access application.

 

Gender Based Scholarships:

American Assn of University Women Educational Foundation
Dept. 60, 2201 N. Dodge Street

Iowa City, IA 52243-4030 Telephone: (319) 337-1716 ext. 60

Fellowships awarded to women of color pursuing the J.D. degree. Candidates may apply for third year of study only. Application can be downloaded on the web or requested at the above address/telephone number.

Deadline: January 10

http://www.aauw.org/learn/fellowships_grants/index.cfm

GWAC Foundation, Inc.

The GWAC Foundation is awarding bar review scholarships to African American women law students graduating from the six law schools in Washington, D.C. The scholarships are intended to assist the awardees with the cost of taking bar review courses in preparation for their upcoming bar examination. Selection is based upon documented financial need and demonstrated community service. Click here for application form.

Deadline: May 30

Horizons Foundation Scholarship

The scholarship is available for women currently enrolled in a part-time or full-time program at an accredited college or university. The candidate must demonstrate financial need, an interest in national security or defense, must be a citizen of the U.S., and have a minimum 3.25 GPA.

Deadline: July 1

http://wid.ndia.org/horizon/Pages/default.aspx

Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia
Ida Foreman Fleisher Fund

The scholarship, established in memory of Ida Fleisher, assists talented women to become professionals. The fund provides scholarships to permit all women, preferably Jewish, to obtain a graduate degree. To be eligible, applicants must attend school or have a hometown in the Greater Philadelphia tri-state area. Grants range from $2,000-$8,000 and are distributed to the recipient’s school for tuition purposes only.

Deadline: May 15

http://www.jewishphilly.org/page.aspx?id=124638

New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs of GFWC
Margaret Yardley Fellowship

The fund provides fellowships to women pursuing post-graduate degrees who are New Jersey residents. Considerations used when judging an applicant’s qualifications include scholastic achievement, career service potential and charitable endeavors. The grant is applied solely to tuition expenses.

Deadline: March 1

http://76.12.14.20/newsite/index.php/article/sub/9

The AAJ Women for Justice Education Fund
Mike Eidson Scholarship
777 6th Street, NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20001

AAJ promotes justice and fairness for injured persons, safeguards victim’s rights - particularly the right by trial by jury - and strengthens the civil justice system through education and disclosure of information critical to public health and safety. The Mike Eidson Scholarship was established in 2008, in honor of Past President Mike Eidson. The scholarship in the amount of $5,000 is awarded to a rising 3L (or rising 4L in a night program) female student who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a plaintiffs’ lawyer or criminal defense lawyer, along with dedication to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution, and to the concept of a fair trial, the adversary system, and a just result for the injured, the accused, and those whose rights are jeopardized.

Deadline is May 31. The Scholarship will be awarded at the AAJ Annual Convention in Chicago this upcoming July.

http://www.justice.org/cps/rde/xchg/justice/hs.xsl/8514.htm

 

General Private Scholarships:

Abbott & Fenner Scholarship

Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants is offering a $1,000 scholarship to students for the 2012-13 academic year. To apply for the scholarship, you must write a 500-1000 word essay on the following topic: What was the most difficult time in your life, and why? How did your perspective on life change as a result of this difficulty?

Scholarship Award: $1,000

Deadline: Your essay must be submitted via email to scholarships@abbottandfenner.com; include your full name and mailing address. Essays must be received by June 15, 2012.

http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm

AES Engineering Services Scholarship

AES Engineering Services is offering a scholarship that will be awarded based on character, as determined by applicant essays submitted. This scholarship is available to students across a wide spectrum of fields of study; you are not required to be taking engineering courses to be eligible.

Students must submit an essay of no more than 1000 words in answer to the following question: What are your dreams for the future? When you look back on your life in thirty years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful?

Scholarship award: $500

Deadline: There is no application for this scholarship. Email your essay to scholarships@aesengineers.com and be sure to include your full name, the name of the school you are attending this year and your plans for next year. The deadline for entry is October 5, 2012.

http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm

Association of Former Intelligence Officers
AFIO Scholarships for Fall 2012

Several scholarships ranging from $1,000-$4,000 are available for Graduate students. Applications must be submitted no earlier than your senior undergraduate year and no later than your second year of graduate studies. Evaluation criteria include merit, character, serious of academic commitment, and relevance of your studies to national security interests and career ambitions. If you qualify for more than one of the scholarships, only one master application needs to be sent in. Applications are evaluated by a special AFIO committee. Decisions are final.

Deadline: July 1

http://www.afio.com/13_scholarships.htm

B. Davis Scholarship

This scholarship is sponsored by Student Award Search Aid and is offered to any student registered in a post-secondary institution. There is no age restriction for this award. To apply, submit an essay on the following topic: Discuss, in less than 1000 words, how your education has contributed to who you are today, or how it will affect who you will become.

Scholarship Award: $1,000

Deadline: Your essay must be submitted via email to awards@studentawardsearch.com. Your email must include your name, school you are attending this year and next and your future academic plans. Essays must be received by May 28, 2012.

http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm

Congressional Black Caucus
CBC Spouses Education Scholarship

This scholarship fund was established in response to federal cuts in spending for education programs and scholarships. This is the foundation's first educational program. The CBC Spouses Educational Scholarship is a national program that awards scholarships to academically talented and highly motivated students who intend to pursue full-time undergraduate, graduate or doctoral degrees. The Educational Scholarship Fund was established in 1988 and has experienced substantial growth. Recipients for this program are selected through volunteers in the district offices of the members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC). CBC Members work through local scholarship committees to award money to academically talented and highly motivated students.

Deadline: May 31

http://cbcfinc.org/scholarships.html

Console & Hollawell $1,000 Legal Leaders Scholarship

The Console & Hollawell $1,000 Legal Leaders Scholarship is available to students who are pursuing a career in law. Applicants must be pursuing a degree in the following areas: pre-law, paralegal studies, or working towards their juris doctorate in any concentration of the law.

Deadline: July 15

http://www.consoleandhollawell.com/pages/legal-leaders-scholarship/

Cosmos Club Foundation
Cosmos Scholars Grant Program

The Cosmos Club Foundation's Young Scholars Awards have been presented annually* since 1998, with the invaluable assistance of the Consortium of Universities of the Metropolitan Washington Area for the years 1998-2007. There is no restriction as to academic field, but the project should be focused on objective scholarly research rather than commercial or political activity, social activism, or other non-academic goals. The number of grants to be awarded is not rigidly fixed, but is expected to be at least fifteen. Amounts of awards will be determined individually, and are contemplated to be in the range of $500 to $3,000. Applications for a given year's program usually are accepted beginning in late summer, when revised procedures are posted on the Foundation's web site. The deadline for submission is generally in early November.

http://cosmosclubfoundation.org/scholars/

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund
25 Main Street
Belleville, NJ 07109

The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund has applications available for student activists who are building progressive movements for social change and will be enrolled in school during the 2012-2013 academic year. The maximum grant is $10,000. Applications and the supporting documents - transcripts, a personal statement, two letters of recommendation, a photograph, financial aid reports - must be postmarked by April 1, 2012.

http://www.davisputter.org

Federal Circuit Bar Association
Judicial Scholarships
1620 I Street, NW, Suite 801
Washington, DC 20006

Student pursuing a J.D. in the upcoming academic year (2012-2013) with financial need and showing interest in one of the many topics that lie within the procedure, substance, or scope of the jurisdiction of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit may apply. Multiple scholarship opportunities of up to $10,000 are available.

Deadline: April 15

http://www.fedcirbar.org/olc/pub/LVFC/cpages/misc/scholar.jsp

Federal Claims Bar Association
Carole Bailey Scholarship

The U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association will award at least one scholarship of up to $5,000 to any student pursuing a public service legal career, or past or present commitment to public service. Candidates must be enrolled in Law School for the 2012/2013 academic year. An interest in the jurisdiction of the Court of Federal Claims is beneficial but not required. To apply, law students must submit 1) resume, 2) most recent transcript, 3) letter of recommendation, 4) original essay of 500 words or less addressing interest, experience, or other qualifications that demonstrate an interest in pursuing a public service legal career, past or present commitment to public service. Unofficial transcripts are accepted. Those not yet enrolled in law school may submit a letter of acceptance with proof that you are enrolling.

Deadline: October 31

http://www.cfcbar.org/carole-bailey-scholarship

Food and Drug Law Institute

The Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI) sponsors the H. Thomas Austern Memorial Writing Competitions to encourage law students interested in the areas of law that affect food, drugs, animal drugs, biologics, cosmetics, diagnostics, dietary supplements, medical devices and tobacco. Winning papers will be considered for publication in the Food and Drug Law Journal. There are two competitions – one for papers with a maximum of 40 pages, and one for papers between 41 and 100 pages. Papers longer than 100 pages will not be accepted.

Deadline: May 31

http://www.fdli.org/resources/academics/h-thomas-austern-memorial-writing-competition

Get Prepped LSAT Prep Law School Scholarship

Get Prepped LSAT Preparation is offering grants of $1,000 to students enrolled in an accredited law school. Class rank, degree/major classes, LSAT test scores, best short personal statement, and other review factors are used to determine awards.

Scholarship Award: $1,000

Applications and Deadlines: Applications are available by request through the contact form on the Get Prepped site. Scholarships are awarded twice per year; deadlines for each are January 30, 2012 and June 30, 2012.

http://www.getprepped.com/

Life Lessons Scholarship Program

LIFE will award a total of $110,000 in scholarships to deserving college-age students who submit either a 500-word essay or 3-minute video describing how their lives have been affected, both financially and emotionally, by the death of a parent or guardian. LIFE will grant college scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 to eligible students. To be eligible, applicants must be between the ages of 17-24 who have been accepted to or currently enrolled in, post-secondary education and have suffered the loss of a parent or legal guardian.

Deadline: March 12

http://www.lifehappens.org/life-lessons-scholarship-program-now-accepting-applications/

Montgomery County
Women's Bar Foundation, Inc.

Scholarship Fund

Scholarship awards range from $1,000.00 to $3,500.00 per recipient. Applicants for the scholarship are evaluated according to the following criteria: (1) Service to School and Community; (2) Essay; (3) Academic Performance; (4) Financial Need; and (5) Recommendations. At the time of application, applicant must be registered or accepted at an accredited law school; if registered, applicant must be in good standing. Applicants must use the Foundation’s application form, which may be duplicated. Please submit only one-sided originals or copies without staples.

Deadline: May 31

NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc
Earl Warren Legal Training Program

Warren Scholarships are awarded to law school applicants with exceptional academic records who are actively engaged with civil rights and public interest work. Applicants for Warren Scholarships must be able to demonstrate a well-defined interest in civil rights through their academic records and personal essays.

Deadline: April 30

http://www.naacpldf.org/earl-warren-scholarships

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Law Foundation (NAPABA)
1341 G Street, NW, 5th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005

Only law students pursuing a J.D. are eligible to apply. Each applicant must submit an application form with an official most recent law school transcript, resume, and two letters of recommendation from a person not related to the applicant.

Deadline: September 2

http://www.napaba.org/napaba/showpage.asp?code=scholarships

National Contract Management Association (NCMA)
Washington, DC Chapter
Outstanding Academic Achievement Award
School of Business, Howard University
2600 6th St NW
Washington, DC 20059

The objective of the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award is to recognize and reward student or recent graduates in a degree or certificate program directly related to the field of acquisition. Recipients must demonstrate a high level of achievement in academia related to the acquisition profession. More than one award may be made. Previous winners are ineligible. Financial awards may be as high as $1,500.

Deadline: March 31

http://www.ncmadc.net/chapter-programs/oaaa/

Sons of Italy Foundation
219 E Street, NE

Washington, DC 20002 Telephone: (202) 547-2900

Each year, the SIF offers 10 to 12 merit-based scholarships (National Leadership Grants), ranging from $5,000 to $25,000, in a nationwide competition. Each year, the SIF offers 10 to 12 merit-based scholarships (National Leadership Grants), ranging from $5,000 to $25,000, in a nationwide competition.

Deadline: February 28

http://www.osia.org/students/scholarships.php

The National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ)
Justice Sandra Day O’Connor Scholarship

NAWJ initiated the Equal Access to Justice Scholarship Program to award scholarships to law students who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to diversity and equality in the system of justice. The scholarships are presented at NAWJ District events across the country. We are hopeful that the benefits of the scholarship program will far transcend the financial benefit to the individual students. The program also promises to create enduring partnerships between NAWJ Districts and their local area law schools, and between NAWJ and new generations of women judges to come. Scholarship recipients must be an enrolled second- or third-year law student in good academic standing who has demonstrated a sustained and passionate commitment to the achievement of equality of opportunity and access in the system of justice. The student must also submit an application, a 500-word personal statement, and a resume.

http://www.nawj.org/scholarship_about.asp

The Richard Linn American Inn of Court
Mark T. Banner Scholarship for Law Students
300 South Riverside Plaza, 16th Floor
Chicago, IL 60606

The Linn Inn Mark T. Banner Scholarship is a new scholarship created in the name of the late Mark T. Banner, a former Linn Inn founder and Master, a leader in the field of patent law in his own right, and the son of Donald W. Banner. (The Linn Inn Mark T. Banner Scholarship for law students, awarded by the law firm of Banner & Witcoff, Ltd). This new Linn Inn Mark T. Banner Scholarship is part of the Linn Inn’s commitment to fostering the development of intellectual property lawyers with commitment to ethics, professionalism and civility. The scholarship is open to students interested in a career in intellectual property law.

http://www.linninn.org/marktbanner.htm

The Sallie Mae Fund

The Sallie Mae Fund is the charitable arm of Sallie Mae. The fund offers a number of scholarships. Scholarship programs include: The Sallie Mae Fund Unmet Need Scholarship Program, The Sallie Mae Fund First in my Family Scholarship program, The Sallie Mae Fund American Dream Scholarship Program, and the Sallie Mae 911 Education Fund.

Information about scholarship requirements and deadlines is available at:

http://www.thesalliemaefund.org.

Virginia Wine Law Article Contest

In honor of Virginia Wine Month, the Virginia Wine Council and Strother Law are seeking submissions for the first annual Virginia Wine Law Article Contest. This contest is open to all law students in the Fall of 2012. Submissions should be on a topic relevant to the Virginia Wine Industry and must be between 2,000 and 5,000 words. First prize consists of a $500 scholarship, recognition at a Virginia Wine Dinner, an award certificate and publication of the winning article. Honorable mentions will receive an award certificate and publication of submission. Judging and rules are as follows:

Judging:

  1. 50% weight will be given to the novelty of the subject matter discussed in the article.
  2. 50% weight will be given to the written quality of the submission.
  3. Length of the submissions shall be irrelevant to judging, provided the submission is within the provided minimum and maximum word limits.
  4. All articles will be judged by the Chairman of the Virginia Wine Council and a panel of judges with knowledge of the area.

Rules:

  1. The contest is open to any student enrolled at an accredited law school for the fall semester of 2012.
  2. Submissions must be received by August 31st, 2012.
  3. Submissions must be on an area of law germane to the Virginia Wine Industry.
  4. Submissions must be between 2,000 and 5,000 words.
  5. Submissions must be hand delivered or submitted by mail to:
Strother Law, PLC
The Hillyard-Maury House
15 East Franklin Street
Richmond, VA 23219
  1. All submissions become property of Strother Law Offices, PLC, and may be used for any purpose.
  2. Questions may be sent via email to Jarrod Thomas at jthomas@strotherlaw.com.

Deadline: August 31

 

Membership/Regional Based Scholarships:

American Association for Justice
Alia Herrera Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship, in the amount of $3,000, is open to law students who are entering their second or third year of law school, or have the equivalent of one year to complete. The winning applicant MUST be able to commit to attending the AAJ Auxiliary Luncheon at AAJ Annual Convention, at their expense, held in Chicago, Illinois, on Tuesday, July 31, 2012. For full scholarship information, please visit the website.

Deadline: May 1

http://www.justice.org/cps/rde/xchg/justice/hs.xsl/1740.htm

Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati (BLAC)
William McClain Scholarship
PO Box 3181
Cincinnati, OH 45201-3181

The William A. McClain Scholarship is awarded to a Black student and Cincinnati resident attending any ABA accredited law school who demonstrates leadership potential and dedication to community. The application including the letter of recommendation and the recommendation form must be postmarked by February 13, 2012 (Send originals).

http://cincyblac.org/Scholarship.lasso

Constangy, Brooks & Smith LLP
Diversity Scholars Awards Program
200 West Forsyth Street, Suite 1700
PO Box 41099
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Constangy, Brooks & Smith initiated its Diversity Scholars Awards program to recognize the achievements of law students who have demonstrated academic achievement, a commitment to diversity in their community, school or work environment, and personal achievements in overcoming challenges to reach goals. To be eligible, applicants must be a second-year student enrolled in an accredited law school that is located in one of the following three (3) regions: Southern, Mid-West/West Coast, and Eastern. One student in each region receives a $3,000 scholarship in recognition of accomplishments in academics, a commitment to diversity in the community, school or work environment, and personal achievement in overcoming challenges to reach goals. Applications for the 2012 Diversity Scholarship will be available in the Fall.

http://www.constangy.com/f-4.html

Hudson County Bar Foundation Scholarship Application
583 Newark Avenue, 4th Floor
Jersey City, NJ 07306 Telephone: (201) 708-4708

Multiple scholarships are available for Hudson County residents. All scholarship candidates MUST submit a COMPLETE and ACCURATE application and must include ALL required supplemental materials in a submission that must be postmarked no later than April 30, 2012 to be considered. All applicants must be enrolled in or admitted to an accredited ABA approved law school at the time of the application in order to be eligible for a scholarship award. All of the following must be submitted by April 31, 2012: (1) Scholarship Application; (2) Proof of Hudson County Residency; (3) Official Transcript(s); (4) Personal Statement double spaced with a maximum of two pages which discusses the following:

  • Why did you decide to attend Law School?
  • Why did you choose the Law School that you are/will be attending?
  • Why do you think you would be a good lawyer?
  • What effect will the granting of this Scholarship have on you Law School career?
  • School & Community Activities
  • Career Goals
  • Do you intend to practice in Hudson County?

http://www.hcbalaw.com/Foundation.aspx

Isabelle Durrah Legal Scholarship
Barristers’Spouses of the District of Columbia, Inc.
4315 Argyle Terrance, NW
Washington, D.C. 20011
Scholarship Chair
202-244-1081

The program is open to J.D. law students who are residents of metropolitan Washington, DC. For more information, contact the number above.

Deadline: June

Japanese American Citizens Leagues
GraceAndow Memorial Scholarship
Thomas T. Hayashi Memorial Scholarship
Sho Sato Memorial Scholarship
Mary Reiko Osaka Memorial Scholarship

Every candidate must be an active JACL member (membership is open to everyone of ANY ethnic background). Applicants may only apply to one scholarship.

http://www.jacl.org/edu/scholar.htm

Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia
Ida Foreman Fleisher Fund

The scholarship, established in memory of Ida Fleisher, assists talented women to become professionals. The fund provides scholarships to permit all women, preferably Jewish, to obtain a graduate degree. To be eligible, applicants must attend school or have a hometown in the Greater Philadelphia tri-state area. Grants range from $2,000-$8,000 and are distributed to the recipient’s school for tuition purposes only.

Deadline: May 15

http://www.jewishphilly.org/page.aspx?id=124638

J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association
Scholarship Committee, Courthouse--Room 144M

Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 Telephone: (301) 952-4229

Non-profit association organized to promote the interests of minority lawyers in Prince George's and Montgomery Counties, Maryland. Offer at least two scholarships per year of approximately $1,000 each to second-year students who are residents and intend to make one of the counties their permanent place of residence. Recipients selected on basis of (1) participation in community organizations and activities, (2) leadership potential, (3) scholastic aptitude, and (4) demonstrated financial need.

Deadline: ND

http://www.bournebar.org

New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs of GFWC
Margaret Yardley Fellowship

The fund provides fellowships to women pursuing post-graduate degrees who are New Jersey residents. Considerations used when judging an applicant’s qualifications include scholastic achievement, career service potential and charitable endeavors. The grant is applied solely to tuition expenses.

Deadline: March 1

http://76.12.14.20/newsite/index.php/article/sub/9

Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association Foundation 2013 Fitzwater Memorial Scholarship

The Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association Foundation is now offering the Elizabeth Barrett Fitzwater Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to be awarded in May 2013 to a deserving second year law student who demonstrates a strong interest in practicing law in the public service/public interest sector in the south Hampton Roads area of Virginia, and who meets the criteria established by the Selection Committee.

Applicants should return a completed application (with attached documents – see instructions on the enclosed application) no later than 5 pm on March 25, 2013. It is very important that applications be complete when submitted, including a telephone number and/or e-mail address where you may be contacted. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please read the application carefully and follow all instructions.

If you have any questions regarding the Fitzwater scholarship program, please feel free to contact the Scholarship Chairperson, Beryl Adler, at 757-490-6267 or e-mail at badler@pendercoward.com

Robert A. Shuker Scholarship Fund
DC Superior Court, Room 3430

Washington, DC 20001 Telephone: (202) 879-1207

Scholarship up to $10,000 awarded yearly in memory of Hon. Robert A. Shuker, who, at the time of his death, was a judge on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. An applicant must be an entering or continuing full-time law student who is a resident of the DC metropolitan area

Deadline: April 12

http://www.shukerscholarship.com

Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara

Applicants must have attended at least four of the six secondary grade school years and graduated from a high school in Santa Barbara County, California. To be eligible, applicants must be a full-time student in the 2013-2014 academic year. The foundation does not offer aid for summer sessions, research, special projects, part-time studies, distance learning or executive MBA programs (Note: online courses are accepted as long as they are from the same approved institution and do not exceed more than half of the required minimum full-time units). A personal interview is required in March 2013.

Deadline: January 31

www.sbscholarship.org

 

 

The Association of Black Women Lawyers of New Jersey, Inc.
ABWL-NJ
Attn: Scholarship Committee
PO Box 22524
Trenton, New Jersey 08607

The Association of Black Women Lawyers of New Jersey, Inc., founded in 1975, offers The Bernadine Johnson-Marshall and Martha Bell Williams Scholarship program in honor of the first two African-American women admitted to the bar in New Jersey. Scholarships will be awarded to law students selected by the Scholarship Committee who are either: (1) enrolled at an accredited law school in New Jersey; or (2) New Jersey permanent residents enrolled at an accredited law school outside of New Jersey.

Application deadline is February 17, 2012 and may be sent to 2012ABWLScholarship@gmail.com. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of demonstrated community service/civic involvement, personal financial need, academic achievement and a brief writing sample or essay.

http://abwl-nj.org/scholarship-application/

The Korean American Scholarship Foundation (KASF)

The Korean American Scholarship Foundation (KASF) is a non-profit, volunteer-managed organization established to help meet the financial needs of Korean-American students seeking higher education. Full-Time students in the Eastern Region States with a minimum 3.0 GPA and can demonstrate financial needs are eligible.

Deadline: July 8

http://www.kasf.org/node

 

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