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Outside Scholarship Resources

To minimize debt, students should pursue every source of funding for which they may be eligible, including both scholarships offered by the School of Law and those offered by outside organizations. Below you will find a regularly updated collection of scholarships that are sponsored by outside organizations and available to law students. Every organization has its own rules and timeframes, so if a deadline below has passed, check the organization’s website for information about its next scholarship cycle.

In addition to the resources below, students should investigate graduate funding opportunities that are personally relevant, such as those provided by their undergraduate institutions; current and former employers; social and professional organizations; and state and local bar associations, foundations and government agencies.

You may also want to register for these free scholarship websites, which cover most nationally available law school scholarships:

Scholarship Categories:

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General Private Scholarships


Abbott & Fenner Scholarship

Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants is offering a $1,000 scholarship to students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution. To apply for the scholarship, you must write a 500-1000 word essay on the following topic: Describe your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals. See website for additional requirements.

Deadline: June 14, 2018

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


Adam Greenman Scholarship for Future Lawyers

Portland-based attorney offering a $1,000 scholarship award for an entering or current law student. Requires a 500-700 word essay describing why you want to go to law school and pursue a career as an attorney.

Deadline: June 1st annually

http://www.adamgreenmanlaw.com/law-school-scholarship


AES Engineering Services Scholarship

AES Engineering Services is offering a $500 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.

Deadline: October 6, 2018

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


American Association for Justice (AAJ)
AAJ Trial Advocacy Scholarship & Leesfield/AAJ Scholarship

The AAJ Trial Advocacy Scholarship is open to all AAJ Law Student Members who are entering their second and third year of law school. This $3,000 scholarship is awarded to the applicant who best demonstrates the following: commitment to AAJ and its mission; a desire to represent victims; interest and skill in trial advocacy; and financial need.

The Leesfield/AAJ Scholarship, available to first- and second-year AAJ Law Student Members, awards $2,500 to subsidize attendance at AAJ’s Annual Convention. AAJ's Annual Convention is a great opportunity for the winner to network with top trial lawyers from around the country.

Deadline: Next application window is February, 2018, to May 1, 2018

http://www.justice.org/what-we-do/enhance-practice-law/professional-recognition-awards-scholarship/scholarships


Answering Legal’s Future Attorneys of America Scholarship

One $5,000 merit scholarship will be awarded annually. Applicants must be currently enrolled at an accredited law school; have a minimum 3.5 GPA; and have some form of legal experience (volunteer, internship, employment). Application includes 500-1000 word personal essay. See website for details.

Deadline: Next round not open as of 01/02/18 (prior deadline was November 5, 2017)

https://www.answeringlegal.com/answering-legal-law-scholarship/


Arnold & Itkin LLP Academic Scholarship

Arnold & Itkin LLP will award $5,000 to two current law students who share our passion for assisting the underprivileged and the victims of tragedy. Regardless of the area of law, the scholarship recipients should be focused on utilizing the legal system to support those less fortunate. All applicants should demonstrate both past and current dedication to victim advocacy and/or community service. To apply, each applicant must submit an essay explaining their goals and intent to use their legal education to improve the lives of certain individuals, the community, or society at large. The essay should be limited to no more than 3 pages. In addition to that, applicants must submit a statement of financial need along with supporting documentation. Students must be in their second or third year at an ABA Accredited school, have at least a 3.0 GPA, be a U.S. resident, and be in financial need.

Deadline: June 1, 2018

https://www.arnolditkin.com/academic-scholarship/


Association of Former Intelligence Officers
AFIO Scholarships

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 submitted.

Deadline: Next round opens February 1, 2018, and closes July 1, 2018

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


Bankruptcy Law Center Scholarship Contest

Awards a $500 prize twice per year for the winning essay on the specified debt-related topic. Essays must be at least 750 words. See the website for application details.

Deadline: July 31, 2018, for Fall semester and December 20, 2018, for Spring semester

https://www.bankruptcyattorneys.org/bankruptcy-law-center-scholarship-contest/


Baumgartner Law Firm Law Student Scholarship

One $3,000 law student scholarship awarded based on need and commitment to helping others. See the website for application details.

Deadline: Next round not open as of 01/02/18 (prior application deadline was August 31, 2017)

https://baumgartnerlawyers.com/baumgartner-law-firm-scholarship-application/


Brandy Austin Law Scholarship

One $1,000 scholarship for a student with a demonstrated commitment to promoting social justice. Must submit a personal essay of no more than 1000 words on the specified topic. Minimum 2.75 GPA. See website for details.

Deadline: Next round not open as of 01/02/18 (prior deadline was December 15, 2017)

http://brandyaustinlaw.com/brandy-austin-law-scholarship-2017/


Butler Tobin Justice for Victims Scholarship

One $1,000 scholarship for the student who creates the winning short video (2-10 minutes) on what you want to do to make the world a better place. See website for application details.

Deadline: February 19, 2018

https://butlertobin.com/about-the-firm/scholarship/


ChapmanAlbin Scholarship for Law Students

One $1,000 scholarship for a law student. Must submit a personal essay of 300-500 words on the specified topic. See website for details.

Deadline: June 15, 2018

https://www.johnschapman.com/about-us/law-school-scholarship/


Christensen Law Firm Scholarship

One $2,000 scholarship for a law student. Must submit an essay of 500-600 words on the specified legal topic. Minimum 3.5 GPA. See website for details.

Deadline: January 31, 2019

https://www.texasinjurylawhelp.com/christensen-law-firm-scholarship/


Christopher Simon Attorney At Law Scholarship

One $1,000 scholarship awarded to an incoming 1L or a currently enrolled law student for the Fall 2018 Semester. Requires a 500 word legal essay on specified topic. Minimum 3.0 GPA. See website for details.

Deadline: April 30, 2018

https://www.christophersimon.com/scholarship-application.html


The Clark Law Office Scholarship

One $1,000 scholarship awarded annually based on academic performance along with the quality of a 600-1200 word personal essay on the specified topic. Minimum 3.0 GPA. See website for details.

Deadline: July 15th, 2018

https://theclarklawoffice.com/scholarship/


Cohen & Cohen, P.C. Civil Justice Scholarship

$500 scholarship awarded to a student with an interest in social justice, as demonstrated by past and present volunteer, professional, and educational experiences, and minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicants must submit an essay up to 1000 words responding to the following question: What steps can we as a society take to ensure that all individuals, regardless of socioeconomic status, will have access to our civil justice system (i.e., our courts)?

Deadline: Next round not open as of 01/02/18 (prior application deadline was August 1, 2017)

https://cohenandcohen.net/civil-justice-scholarship/


Console & Hollawell P.C. Legal Scholarship

$1,000 scholarship. Requires a GPA of 3.0 or above and an essay of 300-600 words on a specified topic. See website for application details.

Deadline: July 15, 2018

http://www.myinjuryattorney.com/legal-scholarship-2017-2018/


Console & Hollawell P.C. Overdose Attorney Scholarship

$1,000 scholarship. Requires a personal essay of 500 words on a specified topic. See website for application details.

Deadline: July 15, 2018

http://overdoseattorney.com/scholarship/


Cosmos Club Foundation
Cosmos Scholars Grant Program

The program provides grants to graduate students at DC area universities to meet specific research needs not covered by other supporting funds, including but not limited to special supplies, travel, unanticipated expenses that would enhance the work, etc. Specifically excluded are general financial support, tuition, and living expenses (except in connection with supported travel). 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 expected to be at least fifteen. Amounts range from $500 to $4,000. Applications for a given year's program usually are accepted beginning in late summer.

Deadline: Next round not open as of 01/02/18 (prior application deadline was November 1, 2017)

http://cosmosclubfoundation.org/scholars/


Crotty Saland Equal Justice Scholarship

One $1,000 scholarship for a promising student currently pursuing a course of higher education who personifies and shares our mission to foster equal access to justice for all and not just for the privileged few. Requires a 750-word original essay that explains how the student intends to champion the cause of equal access to justice for all, with a specific focus on low-income and underrepresented individuals. Applicants must have minimum 3.0 GPA. See the website for application details.

Deadline: January 31, 2018

https://www.new-york-lawyers.org/crotty-saland-equal-access-to-justice-scholarship.html


The Dan Bartell Humanitarian Scholarship

One $500 scholarship for a business, arts, or law school student. Must submit a personal essay of no more than 1000 words on the specified topic. Minimum 3.0 GPA. See website for details.

Deadline: August 1, 2018

http://harrelsonfirm.com/the-dan-bartell-scholarship.aspx


David B. Albo Public Service Scholarship

One $1,000 scholarship for a student with a demonstrated commitment to public service. Must submit a personal essay of no more than 1000 words on the specified topic. Minimum 2.0 GPA. See website for details.

Deadline: May 15, 2018

http://www.davealbo.com/index.php/david-b-albo-public-service-scholarship-2018/


Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund aids people active in movements for social and economic justice. These need-based scholarships are awarded to students enrolled or planning to enroll in a college or university and active in the progressive movement. The maximum grant is $10,000. See the website for details.

Deadline: April 1 (applications are available in January of each year until March 31)

http://www.davisputter.org/apply/faqs/


DREAM Act Scholarship

The DREAM Act Scholarship is designed to support individuals who are interested in making a difference in the lives of immigrants and other non-native individuals living in the United States. It is a merit-based, essay-contest scholarship and will be awarded to a student who demonstrates exceptional commitment to immigration reform and helping those who are considered to be a part of this unique demographic in our country. The award is $500. Eligibility requirements include a cumulative 3.0 GPA and a 700-word essay based on the prompt given on the website below.

Deadline: March 31, 2018

https://thevisafirm.com/2017-dream-act-scholarship/


Edward Weinstein Scholarship for Children of Divorce and Single-Parent Families

One $500 scholarship for a higher education student who has demonstrated a high degree of determination and perseverance despite the hurdles he or she may have encountered earlier in life due to parental divorce or estrangement. Requires a 750-word personal essay on the specified topic and minimum 3.0 GPA. See the website for application details.

Deadline: January 31, 2018

https://www.weinsteinlawoffice.com/scholarship-for-children-of-divorce-and-single-parent-families.html


Enjuris Scholarship Essay Contest

One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to the student who submits the winning 500-750 word essay on the specified legal topic. See website for details.

Deadline: August 20, 2018

https://www.enjuris.com/students/scholarships.html


Fales & Fales, P.A.
Law Enforcement Family Member Scholarship

One university or law school student who is a family member of a law enforcement officer will be awarded a $1,000 financial aid scholarship. Requires GPA of 3.0 or above and submission of 1-3 page essay. See the website for details.

Deadline: Next round not open as of 01/02/18 (prior application deadline was August 31, 2017)

http://www.faleslaw.com/law-enforcement-family-member-scholarship.html


Federal Circuit Bar Association
Judicial Scholarships & Association Scholarships

Student pursuing a J.D. in the upcoming academic year 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 (e.g., international trade, government contracts, patents, trademarks, certain money claims against the United States government, federal personnel, and veterans’ benefits) may apply. Multiple scholarship opportunities of up to $10,000 are available.

Deadline: Next round not open as of 01/02/18 (prior application window was April 1-15, 2017)

http://www.fedcirbar.org/Pro-Bono-Scholarships/Scholarships/Rules-Applications


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 or enrolling in an accredited law school for the academic year and able to demonstrate either an interest in pursuing a public service legal career, or a past or present commitment to public service. An interest in the subject matter jurisdiction of the Court of Federal Claims is beneficial but not required.

Deadline: Next round not open as of 01/02/18 (prior application deadline was July 31, 2017)

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


Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund

Merit-based scholarship competition program open exclusively to civilian federal employees, their spouses, and their children. Dependents must be full-time students; employees may be part-time. Minimum 3.0 GPA.

Deadline: March 21, 2018 (application available January - March each year)

http://www.feea.org/scholarships


Food and Drug Law Institute
H. Thomas Austern Memorial Writing Competitions

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. Papers must be less than 100 pages. See website for sample topics.

Deadline: June 11, 2018

https://www.fdli.org/career/austern-writing-competition/


Freeman & Freeman Scholarship for Law Students

One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student planning on attending, accepted to attend, or currently attending an accredited law school in the U.S. Requires application and 500-1250 word essay. See website for details.

Deadline: May 1, 2018

http://www.freeman-freeman.com/law-school-scholarship-application


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. Click here for application details (pdf).

Deadlines: Scholarships are awarded twice per year; deadlines for each are January 31 and June 30.

http://www.getprepped.com/


Glen Lerner Gives Back Community Service Scholarship

One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to the student the student whose personal essay (of at least 750 words) best describes their commitment to community service and what part their experience with community service has played and will play in their academic career. Minimum 3.0 GPA. See website for details.

Deadline: January 31, 2018

https://glenlerner.com/glen-lerner-gives-back-community-service-scholarship/


Greenberg Law Offices Students Are The Future, Civil Justice Scholarship

One $1,000 scholarship for a student interested in the law. Must submit a personal essay of at least 800 words and a 2-3 minute video. Minimum 3.0 GPA. See website for details of the scholarship, including the Video Essay topic.

Deadline: March 15, 2018 @ 9am

http://www.greenberglawyers.com/students-future-civil-justice-scholarship.html


Grungo Colarulo Giving Back to the Community Scholarship

One $500 scholarship for a student with demonstrated commitment to service in their community. Requires 750 word personal essay on the specified topic. Minimum 3.0 GPA. See website for details.

Deadline: Next round not open as of 01/02/18 (prior deadline was October 31, 2017)

https://gcinjurylaw.com/scholarship


H&M Law Firm Scholarship

One $4,000 scholarship awarded annually to a law student. Requires GPA of 3.1 or above and submission of a 500 word essay on designated topic. See website for application details.

Deadline: August 15th each year.

https://www.duilawyerslosangeles.com/scholarship/


Hamilton, Hull & Byrd Giving Back Scholarship

One $1,000 scholarship awarded to the student who best demonstrates what their community service experience has meant and what giving back to their community means to them. Requires a 750-word personal essay. Applicants must have minimum 3.0 GPA. See the website for application details.

Deadline: January 31, 2018

https://www.attorneyhamilton.com/scholarship


Hildebrand Law, PC Civil Justice Student Scholarship

One $1,000 scholarship for a student with demonstrated interested in social justice. Must submit an essay of no more than 1000 words in response to: How can our current society take the initiative and ensure every person, regardless of his or her socio-economic status, will have equal access to the US civil justice system? Minimum 3.0 GPA. See website for details.

Deadline: Next round not open as of 01/02/18 (prior deadline was December 15, 2017)

https://www.hildebrandlaw.com/hildebrand-law-pc-civil-justice-student-scholarship-2017.aspx


Jacoby & Meyers Scholarship Competition

One $1,000 scholarship awarded to a college or law student. Requires an essay of up to 1,000 words answering the following question: "How do you plan on using your education in law in your future career?" See website for application details.

Deadline: Next round not open as of 01/02/18 (prior deadline was December 31, 2017)

https://jacobyandmeyers.com/scholarship/


Japanese American Citizens League
National Scholarship Program

The program currently offers over 30 awards, including three specifically for law students. Every candidate must be an active JACL member (membership is open to everyone of any ethnic background). Applicants may apply to only one scholarship.

Deadline: Application window for graduate students is November 2017 - April 2, 2018

https://jacl.org/jacl-national-scholarship-program/


JML Law P.C. Scholarship

One $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to the student who submits the winning 500+ word essay on the specified personal topic. See website for details.

Deadline: August 15, 2018

https://www.jmllaw.com/scholarships.shtml


Kamper Estrada Help Your Home State Scholarship

One $1,000 scholarship for a student with demonstrated commitment to helping others in their “home” state. Minimum 2.75 GPA. Applicants must submit a personal essay of no more than 1000 words on the specified topic. See website for application details.

Deadline: February 19, 2018

https://lawphx.com/kamper-estrada-help-home-state-scholarship/


Keith Williams Law Group Semi-Annual Scholarship

A $1,500 scholarship, awarded twice each year, for students who have fought through adversity in their lives in order to better themselves through education. No minimum GPA requirement. Applicants must submit a personal essay of no more than 800 words on the specified topic. See website for application details.

Deadline: Next round not open as of 01/02/18 (prior application deadline was 06/10/17 for Fall semester and 12/10/17 for Spring semester)

https://www.keithwilliamslawgroup.com/scholarship/


Keren Goldenberg Public Defender Intern Scholarship

One $1,000 scholarship for a student interning at a public defender office during the school year or upcoming summer. Application requires student aid report demonstrating financial need. See website for details.

Deadline: April 29, 2018

https://kgdefenselaw.com/scholarship-application/


Kisling, Nestico & Redick Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship

One $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to an individual student who successfully creates a plan to persuade people to stop texting and driving. The plan can be very open-ended. Applicants can make videos, submit strategies, or be as creative as they’d like to convey their ideas. Applicants must have minimum 3.0 GPA. See website for details.

Deadline: March 31, 2018

https://www.knrlegal.com/knr-dont-text-drive-scholarship-2017/


Krist Law Firm P.C. National Scholarship

One $10,000 scholarship awarded to a student who demonstrates good character and high initiative. Requires a 300-500 word personal essay on specified topic. Minimum 3.0 GPA. See website for details.

Deadline: March 31st, 2018

https://www.houstoninjurylawyer.com/the-krist-law-firm-national-scholarship/


Lamber-Goodnow Windy City Law School Scholarship

Will award one $1,000 scholarship. Requires 500-750 word essay describing why you want to be a lawyer and what motivated you to go to law school. See website for application details.

Deadline: December 1st each year

https://lambergoodnow.com/scholarships/


Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg Scholarship

One $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to the student who submits the winning 500+ word essay on the specified personal topic. See website for details.

Deadline: August 15, 2018

https://www.kornberglawfirm.com/Sholarships/


Law Offices of Randy Collins Scholarship

One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to the student who submits the winning 2,000-5,000 word essay on the specified legal topic. See website for details.

Deadline: Next round not open as of 01/02/18 (prior deadline was December 10, 2017)

http://mycaliforniadefenseattorney.com/scholarship/


The Law Offices Of Sean M. Cleary Scholarship

One $1,000 scholarship for a student who will help raise awareness on the deadly effects of teen DUI. Must submit an essay of 100-300 words, inspired by a personal story, explaining Why You Shouldn't Drink & Drive. Minimum 3.0 GPA. See website for details.

Deadline: August 31, 2018

https://www.seanclearypa.com/scholarship/


Lawsuit Legal Future Legal Leaders Scholarship

Offers an annual award of $2,000 for a student entering or currently in the first year at an accredited law school. Must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Must submit a video and an essay on specified topic. See website for details.

Deadline: May 5th annually

https://www.lawsuitlegal.com/giving-back/scholarship.php#law-school


Life Lessons Scholarship Program

Life Happens, a non-profit founded by life insurance providers, sponsors the annual Life Lessons Scholarship Program for college students and college-bound high school seniors. Qualified entrants who submit essays or videos about how the death of a parent impacted their lives are eligible for scholarship money. Award amounts range from $5,000 to $15,000. To be eligible, applicants must be between the ages of 17-24, have been accepted to or currently enrolled in post-secondary education, and have suffered the loss of a parent or legal guardian.

Deadline: Application window is February 1 to March 1, 2018

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


Lorona Mead Commitment to Excellence Scholarship

One $500 scholarship for a student with a demonstrated commitment to excellence. Must submit a personal essay of no more than 1000 words on the specified topic. Minimum 2.75 GPA. See website for details.

Deadline: Next round not open as of 01/02/18 (prior deadline was December 15, 2017)

http://loronamead.com/lorona-mead-commitment-excellence-scholarship-2017/


Luckman Law: People’s Rights Scholarship

One $1,000 scholarship awarded to a student who exemplifies standing up for what is right and for protecting the rights of others. Requires a personal essay of no more than 1000 words on specified topic. Minimum 2.0 GPA. See website for details.

Deadline: May 31, 2018

https://luckmanlaw.com/luckman-law-peoples-rights-scholarship.html


The May Firm Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship

One $1,000 scholarship awarded biannually. Requires a 300 word essay in response to the question: What would really make drivers stop texting and driving? Include resume with current GPA. See the website for application details.

Deadline: September 15th and January 15th of each year

https://www.mayfirm.com/scholarship/


Michigan Workers Comp Law Scholarship

Scholarship of $500 will be awarded to one law student annually. Requires GPA of 2.5 or above and 3-4 page essay on designated employment law topic. See website for details.

Deadline: June 1, 2018

http://www.workerscomplawyerhelp.com/scholarship/


The Moses and Rooth Legal Scholarship

Awards one $1,000 scholarship to an incoming or current law student with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Requires 300-600 word essay on specified topic. See website for details.

Deadline: June 1, 2018

https://www.mosesandrooth.com/legal-scholarship/


NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
Earl Warren Scholarship

Earl Warren Scholarships are awarded to law school applicants with exceptional academic records who are actively engaged with civil rights and public interest work. Awards are $10,000 per year for three years (as long as scholars remain in good academic standing) for a total of $30,000. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a well-defined interest in civil rights through their academic records and personal essays.

Deadline: May 1, 2018

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


Nadrich & Cohen, LLP Civil Justice Scholarship

One $1,000 scholarship to a deserving law student who authors a winning 750-1000 word essay detailing the importance jury trials in our society. Minimum 3.0 GPA. See website for details.

Deadline: August 1, 2018

https://www.personalinjurylawcal.com/nadrich-cohen-civil-justice-scholarship-fund/


National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) Law Foundation

The Foundation awards various scholarships on a nationwide basis to law students who demonstrate a commitment to serve or contribute to the Asian Pacific American community as future leaders. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited U.S. law school and must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. The Foundation encourages applicants reflecting diverse cultural and experiential backgrounds.

Deadline: Next round not open as of 01/02/18 (prior application deadline was September 4, 2017)

https://www.napabalawfoundation.org/foundation-scholarships


National Contract Management Association (NCMA) Washington, DC Chapter
Outstanding Academic Achievement Award

The objective of the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award is to recognize and reward students or recent graduates in a degree or certificate program directly related to the field of acquisition; this includes studies in law. Recipients must demonstrate a high level of achievement in academia related to the acquisition profession. Financial awards may be as high as $1,500.

Deadline: March 31, 2018

http://www.ncmadc.net/professional-development1/oaaa/


Nicholas Braswell Strong Roots Scholarship and Essay Contest

One $500 scholarship will be awarded annually to the winning 500-word essay on the following question: How is the meaning of the word “community” changing in today’s world, and what does that mean for people who wish to build strong, healthy communities? Applicants must have minimum 3.0 GPA. See website for details.

Deadline: March 31, 2018

https://virginiacriminallawyernow.com/2017-nicholas-braswell-strong-roots-scholarship/


Oleg Fastovsky Outstanding Citizen Scholarship and Essay Contest

One $500 scholarship will be awarded annually to the winning 500-word essay on the following question: What is one of the most important ways an individual can serve her or his community, and how have you served your community in this way? Applicants must have minimum 3.0 GPA. See website for details.

Deadline: March 31, 2018

https://mdcriminalattorney.net/scholarship/


Orr Law Firm
DUI Defense Scholarship

The Orr Law Firm will award one student a $1,000 scholarship to put towards law school. Applicants must submit an essay on the specified topic. Open to full-time students over the age of 18 enrolled in a current or upcoming accredited law program.

Deadline: August 15, 2018

http://www.orrlaw.com/scholarship/


Patrick Malone & Associates
“Representing Real People” Scholarship

Patrick Malone & Associates is offering two scholarships of $5,000 each to law students committed to a career representing individuals serving in legal career paths such as elder law, immigration law, disability rights, and more. One of two scholarships is designated for students attending law school in or near the District of Columbia, the law firm’s home base. The other can be used at any law school in the United States. See website for application details.

Deadline: July 1st each year

http://www.patrickmalonelaw.com/patrick-malone-associates-scholarship/


Peck Law Firm Scholarship

The Peck Law Firm offers a $2,000 scholarship towards a law-related college, graduate school, or law school degree. To apply for the scholarship, you must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and write an essay of not more than 1000 words on the specified family law related topic. See website for details.

Deadline: May 31, 2018

http://thepeckfirm.com/peck-law-firm-scholarship/


Percy Martinez Law Scholarship

One $5,000 scholarship will be awarded annually. Application includes two letters of recommendation and either a video (3-4 minutes) or short essay (400-600 words) addressing the specified legal question. See website for details.

Deadline: Next round not open as of 01/02/18 (prior deadline was Dec 31, 2017)

https://percymartinezlaw.com/law-scholarship/


Pew Law Center Scholarship

One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to the student who submits the winning essay of no more than 2,000 words on the specified debt-related topic. See website for details.

Deadline: Next round not open as of 01/02/18 (prior deadline was December 31, 2017)

https://www.pewlaw.com/pew-law-center-1000-scholarship/


Pioletti & Pioletti Scholarship

One $500 scholarship for an exemplary student who displays a strong interest in the legal industry. Must submit an essay of no more than 1000 words on specified family law topic. Minimum 3.0 GPA. See website for details.

Deadline: Next round not open as of 01/02/18 (prior deadline was December 1, 2017)

http://piolettilaw.com/pioletti-pioletti-2017-scholarship/


The Players Trust
Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies

The Major League Baseball Players Trust will offer up to five scholarships of $10,000 each to Graduate or Law Students enrolled in an accredited educational institution in the United States or Canada who have a demonstrated interest in, and wish to make a career out of, working in the labor movement and on behalf of workers’ rights. Applicants must have a superior academic record; demonstrated commitment to the labor movement; a strong recommendation from an academic or a labor/workers’ rights practitioner; and excellent written and oral communication skills.

Deadline: Next round not open as of 01/02/18 (prior deadline was November 13, 2017)

http://playerstrust.org/programs/michael-weiner-scholarship-labor-studies/


Polsky, Shouldice & Rosen, PC Rise Above Scholarship

One $1,000 scholarship for a student who has drawn upon their inner strength to rise above in the face of adverse situations. Must submit a personal essay of no more than 1000 words on the specified topic. Minimum 2.75 GPA. See website for details.

Deadline: June 15, 2018

http://workerscompny.com/psr-rise-above-scholarship-2018/


Polson & Polson Conquering Adversity Scholarship

One $500 scholarship for a student who demonstrates the characteristics of perseverance, determination and unwavering commitment to triumphing over roadblocks. Requires 750 word personal essay on the specified topic. Minimum 3.0 GPA. See website for details.

Deadline: Next round not open as of 01/02/18 (prior deadline was October 31, 2017)

https://www.polsonlawfirm.com/scholarship


Price Benowitz Social Justice Scholarship

One $1,500 scholarship for a student who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to social justice and community outreach. Requires a 750-word essay on the specified topic and minimum 3.0 GPA. See the website for application details.

Deadline: April 30, 2018

https://pricebenowitz.com/2017-price-benowitz-social-justice-scholarship/


The Reeves Law Group Scholarship

One $3,000 scholarship awarded to a deserving law student who demonstrates through past, current and expected future deeds a genuine commitment to serve the less-fortunate. Requires a 750-1000 word essay, or a Prezi presentation, that demonstrates a genuine desire and goal of using the legal system to fix problems or improve conditions in our society. See website for details.

Deadline: Next round not open as of 01/02/18 (prior deadline was December 15, 2017)

http://www.robertreeveslaw.com/scholarship/


Reiff and Bily Legal Scholarship

One $1,000 scholarship for a student studying for a career in the legal field. Requires a 650 word essay on what goals he or she hopes to accomplish through eventual employment in the legal field. Minimum 3.0 GPA. See website for details.

Deadline: July 1, 2018

https://www.reiffandbily.com/legal-scholarship/


Richard J. Banta Law Civil Justice Scholarship

One $500 scholarship for a student studying for a career in the legal field. Requires an essay of not more than 1000 words on the specified topic. Minimum 2.75 GPA. See website for details.

Deadline: Next round not open as of 01/02/18 (prior deadline was December 15, 2017)

http://www.richardbantalaw.com/richard-j-banta-law-civil-justice-scholarship-2017/


The Richard Linn American Inn of Court
Mark T. Banner Scholarship for Law Students

Named in honor 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, this new 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.

Deadline: Next round not open as of 01/02/18 (prior deadline was December 8, 2017)

http://www.linninn.org/Pages/scholarship.shtml


Robert A. Shuker Scholarship Fund

One or two annual scholarships of $10,000 to $20,000 each awarded 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. Applicants must be full-time law students who are residents of the Greater Metropolitan Area of Washington, DC. Grantees will be chosen on the basis of financial need, demonstrated community service, prior scholastic ability, recommendations from instructors, and conclusions the Board of Directors might draw from a personal interview as to the individual's motivation, character, ability, and potential.

Deadline: April 13, 2018

http://www.shukerscholarship.com/application.html


Robinson & Associates Personal Injury and Car Accident Lawyers Scholarship

One $750 scholarship will be awarded to the student who submits the winning 750-1000 word essay on the specified legal topic. See website for details.

Deadline: Next round not open as of 01/02/18 (prior deadline was December 15, 2017)

https://marylandaccident.com/scholarship/


Sattiraju Law Firm Employment Law Scholarship

Offering a $1,000 scholarship for students who are planning to attend law school. Even though all students with plans to attend law school are encouraged to apply, special consideration will be given to those who plan on specializing in employment law or who are the immediate relative of a transport/truck driver that has been classified as an independent contractor. See website for criteria and application details.

Deadline: May 31, 2018

http://www.sattirajulawfirm.com/


Scrofano Law PC Aspiring Public Defender Scholarship

One $1,500 scholarship for a 1st or 2nd year law student interested in pursuing a career as a public defender. Must be employed in a summer position at a public defender’s office. Requires 500-700 word personal essay on the specified topic. See website for application details.

Deadline: June 1st each year

https://www.scrofanolaw.com/firm-profile/scholarships/


Smith & Weer Community Advocate Scholarship

One $1,000 scholarship for a student with demonstrated commitment to community outreach and service. Minimum 2.75 GPA. Applicants must submit a personal essay of no more than 1000 words on the specified topic. See website for application details.

Deadline: May 15, 2018

https://smithandweer.com/smith-weer-community-advocate-scholarship/


Sons of Italy Foundation

Each year, the SIF offers 10 to 12 merit-based 'National Leadership Grants', ranging from $4,000 to $25,000, in a nationwide competition. Applicants must be U.S. citizens of Italian descent (at least one Italian or Italian American grandparent) enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a four-year, accredited academic institution. SIF also offers 'General Study Scholarships' for U.S. citizens of Italian descent enrolled in a four-year undergraduate program or a graduate program at an accredited academic institution, and the 'National Italian American Bar Association/Sons of Italy Foundation Scholarship' specifically for law students.

Deadline: February 28, 2018

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


Spodek Law Group Scholarship

One $4,000 scholarship for a young, remarkable student. Must submit an essay of no less than 500 words about how this scholarship will help you, and how you intend to use it. Minimum 3.3 GPA. See website for details.

Deadline: Next round not open as of 01/02/18 (prior deadline was August 25, 2017)

https://www.longislandcriminallawyers.com/4000-scholarship/


Staver Law Group National Scholarship

Staver Law Group is offering one $5,000 scholarship to a student whose essay shows an understanding and appreciation of personal injury litigation. Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. See website for application details.

Deadline: December 1, 2018

http://www.chicagolawyer.com/staver-law-group-personal-injury-scholarship/


Steinger, Iscoe & Greene
Law Scholarship for Child Advocates

The law firm of Steinger, Iscoe & Greene dedicates a large part of our practice to helping families who have faced child abuse in any form. We know that many future lawyers also hope to champion this cause, and we are pleased to offer a semi-annual $1,000 scholarship for a child advocate or abuse survivor seeking a law degree.

Deadlines: July 31st for Fall semester and November 30th for Spring semester

http://www.injurylawyers.com/child-advocate-scholarship/


The Steve Duckett Local Conservation Scholarship

Steve Duckett is proud to sponsor a $500 scholarship and essay contest that contributes to the awareness and the active discussion about natural conservation in the digital age. It is a merit-based, essay-contest scholarship and will be awarded to a student who demonstrates exceptional commitment to natural conservation and environmental stewardship in his or her own community. Eligibility requirements include a cumulative 3.0 GPA and a 500-word essay on a specified topic. See website for details.

Deadline: January 31, 2018

https://www.virginiacriminallaws.com/scholarship/


Student Award Search Aid
B. Davis Scholarship

This $1,000 scholarship is available to any student registered in a post-secondary institution. To apply, write an essay of less than 1000 words on the topic: Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most. Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that are developed in an individual. 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.

Deadline: May 22, 2018

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


Tiftickjian Law Firm, P.C. Juvenile Justice Law School Scholarship

One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a law student with a CGPA of 3.5 or above. Requires an essay of not more than three pages describing how you think juvenile justice could be improved to rehabilitate juveniles and keep them out of the criminal justice system. See website for details.

Deadline: July 31st, 2018

https://www.criminallawdenver.com/juvenile-justice-law-school-scholarship/


Timothy J. Ryan & Associates Law Scholarship

One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to the student who submits the winning 1,000-5,000 word essay on the specified legal topic. See website for details.

Deadline: Next round not open as of 01/02/18 (prior deadline was December 31, 2017)

https://tjryanlaw.com/scholarship/


USAttorneys.com Scholarship Essay Contest

One $500 scholarship for the winning 800-1000 word legal essay on one of the designated divorce or child custody related topics. See website for details.

Deadline: June 1, 2018

http://divorce.usattorneys.com/scholarship-program/


Virginia Beach Defense Group Future Resources Scholarship

One $500 scholarship will be awarded annually to the winning 500-word essay on the following question: What do you believe is the biggest issue that currently threatens our nation’s natural resources, and what are at least two ways we can begin working to fix this issue? Applicants must have minimum 3.0 GPA. See website for details.

Deadline: March 31, 2018

https://criminallawsvirginia.com/2017-virginia-beach-defense-group-future-resources-scholarship/


Wilshire Law Firm Scholarship

One $1,000 scholarship offered biannually to a student who has demonstrated academic excellence and a commitment to the community. See website for details.

Deadline: June 30, 2018

https://wilshirelawfirm.com/legal-scholars-award/


WyzAnt College Scholarship

Students submit an essay online of 150-300 words on the designated personal topic. Twenty finalists will be selected by popular vote and a panel of judges. Award: 1st Place - $10,000, 2nd Place - $3,000, 3rd Place - $2,000.

Deadline: May 31, 2018

http://www.wyzant.com/scholarships


Yee Law Group, PC Civil Justice Student Scholarship

One $500 scholarship for a student with demonstrated interested in social and civil justice. Must submit an essay of no more than 1000 words in response to: How can our society ensure that each and every person has access to the US civil justice system regardless of their social or financial standing? Minimum 3.0 GPA. See website for details.

Deadline: Next round not open as of 01/02/18 (prior deadline was December 1, 2017)

http://mylawyersllp.com/yee-law-group-pc-civil-justice-student-scholarship-2017/


Diversity Scholarships


American Association for Justice (AAJ)
Richard D. Hailey Scholarship

AAJ’s Minority Caucus will award $5,000 scholarships to African American, Hispanic, Asian American, Native American, and Biracial Law Student Members who are entering their first, second, or third year of law school. Applicants should: exhibit an interest and proficiency of skills in trial advocacy; express a desire to represent victims; demonstrate a commitment to AAJ and dedication to its mission through involvement in an AAJ student chapter and Minority Caucus activities; and show a financial need for the scholarship.

Deadline: Next application window is February, 2018, to May 1, 2018

http://www.justice.org/what-we-do/enhance-practice-law/professional-recognition-awards-scholarship/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 1st each year

https://www.aallnet.org/mm/Member-Resources/scholarships/George-A-Strait-Minority-Scholarship


American Bar Association
Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund

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. Applicants must be entering, first-year law students; U.S. citizens or permanent residents; and have achieved a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5.

Deadline: March 2, 2018

http://www.ambar.org/diversityscholarship


American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA)
AHEPA Educational Foundation Scholarships

Applicants must be of Greek descent, and a member (or the child of a member) of AHEPA, the Daughters of Penelope, Sons of Pericles or the Maids of Athena. Awards up to $2,000.

Deadline: March 31, 2018

http://www.ahepa.org/Education-Scholarships.htm


American Indian College Fund
Full Circle Scholarships

Graduate 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 have a minimum 2.0 GPA; additional requirements for individual scholarships vary.

Deadline: Applications are accepted beginning January 1 and ending May 31 of each year.

http://collegefund.org/student-resources/scholarships/scholarship-programs/


American Indian Graduate Center

AIGC has various scholarship, fellowship and loan programs for full-time graduate students who can demonstrate personal enrollment in a federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group or possess a Tribal Eligibility Certificate. Applicants can complete an on-line General Application that will tell them the programs for which they qualify. AIGC's website also contains a collection of external scholarships and financial aid resources.

Deadline: Varies, typically June 1st

http://www.aigcs.org/scholarships/


Arent Fox LLP
Arent Fox 1L Diversity Scholarship

The scholarship awards $20,000 and a salaried summer association position to three first-year law students each year. The scholarship is part of a larger effort to increase the firm's diversity and attract top lawyers from diverse backgrounds.

Deadline: Next round not open as of 01/02/18 (prior deadline was September 15, 2017)

https://www.arentfox.com/careers/diversity?fa=scholarship


Banner & Witcoff
Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship

The Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship is open to all students currently enrolled in an ABA-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.

Deadline: Next round not open as of 01/02/18 (prior deadline was November 1, 2017)

https://bannerwitcoff.com/about-us/diversity/


BestColleges.com Scholarship Guides

BestColleges.com provides lists of college scholarships, some of which are open to law students, grouped by demographic, including African American Students, Hispanic and Latino Students, Military Spouses and Children, Single Parents, and Students with Disabilities.

Deadline: variable

http://www.bestcolleges.com/financial-aid/


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

This personal injury law firm in Michigan law firm offers a $2,000 scholarship for a student who is currently attending an accredited law school, and is either a member of an ethnic or racial minority or demonstrates commitment to issues of diversity within their community. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and have completed at least one semester of class at an accredited law school.

Deadline: April 1, 2018

https://www.buckfirelaw.com/library/scholarships.cfm#law


Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc.
CBC Spouses Education Scholarship

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. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, currently/planning to be enrolled in the upcoming academic year at an accredited U.S. college or university, have a minimum 2.5 GPA, and exhibit leadership ability and participate in community service activities. Preference will be given to African-American students residing in a CBC Member district.

Deadline: Next round not open as of 01/02/18 (prior deadline was May 19, 2017)

https://www.cbcfinc.org/scholarships/


Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP
1L Diversity Scholarship Program

Offers a total of six scholarships in the following offices:Los Angeles (1), New York (2 - Media Law Focused), Portland (1), Seattle (1), and Washington, D.C. (1). These consist of a paid Summer Associate position and $10,000 for the student’s second year tuition and expenses. Open to all first-year law students of diverse backgrounds who have a record of academic achievement in both undergraduate school and the first year of law school that demonstrates promise for a successful career in law, and are committed to civic involvement that promotes diversity.

Deadline: Application available December 1, 2017, and due on January 9, 2018

http://www.dwt.com/1LDiversityScholarship/


DRI Law Student Diversity Scholarship

This program is open to rising second and third-year African American, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, LGBT and Multi-Racial students. Rising second-and third year female law student are also eligible, regardless of race or ethnicity. 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: Next round not open as of 01/02/18 (prior deadline was March 31, 2017)

http://www.dri.org/dri-diversity-scholarship-program


Fish & Richardson
1L Diversity Fellowship Program

The 1L Diversity Fellowship 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. The Program consists of four components: each selected Fellow receives a paid summer associate position in one of Fish & Richardson’s domestic offices; mentoring throughout the academic year by members of the firm; participation in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity 1L Scholars Program; and a $5,000-10,000 scholarship.

Deadline: Application window is December 1, 2017, through January 12, 2018

https://www.fr.com/about/diversity/#fellowship


Goodwin Procter LLP
Diversity Fellowships

The program offers financial stipends and mentoring for up to four students of color who work in public interest positions the summer after their first year of law school.

Deadline: February 26, 2018, for 1L Fellows. Application not open as of 01/02/18 for 2L Fellows (prior deadline was June 1, 2017)

https://www.goodwinlaw.com/careers/diversity-fellowships


Hispanic Bar Association of DC
HBA-DC Foundation Scholarships

HBA-DC will award two scholarships of $2,500 to students of Hispanic or Latino descent who are currently enrolled in their final year of studies for a Juris Doctor degree at a law school in Washington, DC. Applicants must: demonstrate financial need; be in good standing with their schools; and have a demonstrated commitment to the advancement of the Hispanic community.

Deadline: Next round not open as of 01/02/18 (prior deadline was October 14, 2017)

http://www.hbadc.org/?page=foundation


Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)

Scholarship amounts range from $500-$5,000. To be eligible, the applicant must be of Hispanic heritage; have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA; plan to enroll full-time as a graduate student; be a U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen; and apply for federal financial aid.

Deadline: Applications for Fall typically posted in January and due in March.

https://www.hsf.net/en_US/scholarship


J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association
Scholarship Fund

Non-profit association organized to promote the interests of minority lawyers in Prince George's and Montgomery Counties, Maryland. Offers cash scholarships up to $2,000 each to law students. Recipients selected on basis of 1) financial need, 2) academic achievements, 3) service to community and school, 4) strength of recommendations, and 5) quality of essay.

Deadline: Next round not open as of 01/02/18 (prior deadline was September 11, 2017)

http://bournebar.org/law-student-scholarships/


Japanese American Bar Association
JABA Educational Foundation Scholarships

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, Mr. M. Dick Osumi, a prominent civil rights and labor attorney, and through the Lim Ruger Foundation. See website for application instructions.

Deadline: January 6, 2018

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


The Korean American Scholarship Foundation (KASF)
Eastern Regional Chapter Scholarships

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: Next round not open as of 01/02/18 (prior application window was April 1 - June 30, 2017)

http://www.kasf.org/eastern


Latham & Watkins LLP
2L Diversity Scholars Program

Latham Diversity Scholars will receive a $10,000 non-renewable scholarship for their third year of law school upon acceptance of an offer of summer employment. Factors considered in choosing the Diversity Scholars include academic and leadership achievements, life experiences and challenges that have shaped values, and a desire to practice at a global law firm and contribute to its diversity objectives.

Deadline: Applications for the 2019 program will open in May 2018

https://www.lw.com/AboutUs/Diversity/2l


Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund

In recent years, MALDEF has annually awarded 5-15 law school scholarships of $5,000 each. 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: Next round not open as of 01/02/18 (prior deadline was December 18, 2017)

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


Michigan Auto Law
Law Student Diversity Scholarship

Michigan Auto Law sponsors an annual $2,000 scholarship 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: 1) currently in their first or second year of law school or entering law school this fall; 2) a member of an ethnic or racial minority or demonstrates a defined commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career; 3) U.S. citizen accepted to or currently attending an accredited law school within the United States; and 4) demonstrates academic achievement as reflected by an undergraduate cumulative minimum 3.0 GPA.

Deadline: June 1, 2018

https://www.michiganautolaw.com/scholarships/diversity/


Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA)
LMJ Scholarship Program

The LMJ Scholarship is a national program that annually grants 15 scholarships of $10,000 to students entering their first year of law school. The scholarship is available to diverse individuals who: have overcome obstacles, are outstanding and promising scholars, have an interest in corporate law, including an interest in working in a corporate law department and/or law firm, and possess a commitment to diversity and inclusion. Applicants must have earned an undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or higher, demonstrate financial need, and be enrolling in law school on a full-time basis.

Deadline: Next round not open as of 01/02/18 (prior deadline was October 15, 2017)

http://www.mcca.com/resources/scholarship-program/


National Bar Association
NBI Law Student Fellowship Program

The 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. 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 practice law in a historically underserved community once legal training is completed. Fellowships range from $1,000 to $10,000 depending on the availability of funds.

Deadline: Application window is February 1 to May 15 each year

http://www.nationalbar.org/NBA/NBI/NBA/NBI.aspx


Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Fellowships are grants for up to two years of full-time graduate study in the US. Recipients are chosen on a national competitive basis. To be eligible, an applicant must be a New American (a naturalized citizen, Green Card holder, or approved for DACA if born abroad; a child of immigrants if born in this country) and not yet 31 years old as of the application deadline.

Deadline: Application opens April 1st, typically closes on November 1st

http://www.pdsoros.org


The Point Foundation
National LGBTQ Scholarship Fund

The Point Foundation is the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) 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. Point Scholarships are awarded on a "last provider" basis (Point fills in the gaps and provides funds not provided by other scholarships, grants, loans, work/study programs, etc.).

Deadline: Application window November 1, 2017, to January 29, 2018

https://www.pointfoundation.org/point-apply/application-faqs/


Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF)

TMCF awards scholarships 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, must attend a member-school (which includes UDC Law) and must complete a detailed application. The number and amount of scholarships is subject to available funding.

Deadline: Varies depending on specific scholarship

http://tmcf.org/our-scholarships


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 $2,500 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. See VABA website for application.

Deadline: Next round not open as of 01/02/18 (prior deadline was March 10, 2017)

http://www.vabadc.com


Scholarships for Women


American Association for Justice (AAJ)
Mike Eidson Scholarship

The Mike Eidson Scholarship Fund was established by the AAJ Women for Justice Education Fund in 2008, in honor of AAJ Past President Mike Eidson. The Mike Eidson Scholarship awards $5,000 annually to a female student entering her third year of law school (the student can be enrolled in a three-year day program or four-year night program) who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a trial 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. The winner must attend the AAJ Annual Convention.

Deadline: Next application window is February, 2018, to May 1, 2018

http://www.justice.org/what-we-do/enhance-practice-law/professional-recognition-awards-scholarship/scholarships


American Assocation of University Women Educational Foundation
Selected Professions Fellowships

Fellowships awarded to women of color pursuing the J.D. degree. Candidates may apply for third year of study only. Apply via the AAUW website.

Deadline: Applications are open August 1–January 10 each year

https://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/selected-professions-fellowships/


Angela DiPietro Women in Business Scholarship

Scholarship for female students pursuing a post-secondary degree and who possess an interest in business or entrepreneurship. The winner of the scholarship will receive $500 to help further their educational goals and create a more diverse and inclusive business community. Scholarship applicants must submit a resume, official transcript, letter of recommendation, and a 500-word essay in response to the following question: "If you could see one change in gender inequality in your lifetime, what would it be, and why? How do you think this can be achieved?" In addition, applicants must have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA.

Deadline: March 31, 2018

https://marylandcriminallaws.com/2017-angela-dipietro-women-business-scholarship/


Kerri Castellini Women’s Leadership Scholarship & Essay Contest

Offering a $500 scholarship for a female or female-identifying student pursuing a post-secondary education. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and submit a 500-word essay on the following topic: Describe an ideal woman leader in the 21st century. How do you believe that you exemplify this role in your daily life and career aspirations? See website for application details.

Deadline: Next round not open as of 01/02/18 (prior deadline was November 31, 2017)

https://trustandestateslawyers.com/2017-kerri-castellini-womens-leadership-scholarship/


The Pearce Law Firm
Empowering Women in Law Scholarship

"Empowering Women In Law Scholarship" is a $1,500 scholarship open to women nationwide who are currently attending law school. Applicant must have successfully completed at least one semester of law school with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Deadline: May 31, 2018

https://thepearcelawfirm.com/empowering-scholarship/


P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship

P.E.O.'s International Peace Scholarship Fund provides scholarships for selected women from other countries for graduate study in the United States and Canada. The maximum annual award is $12,500.

Deadline: See website

http://www.peointernational.org/about-peo-international-peace-scholarship-ips


Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers
Single Mother Scholarship

Two $1,000 scholarships - one awarded to a single mother in an undergraduate program or community college and one to a single mother enrolled in an accredited law school. Applicants must have a 3.0 or above and submit a 500+ word essay on the advantages of going back to school while caring for children. See website for details

Deadline: December 5, 2018

https://www.rosenfeldinjurylawyers.com/scholarship.html


Women in Defense
Horizons 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 interest in pursuing a career related to national security or defense, demonstrate financial need, be a female citizen of the U.S., and have a minimum 3.25 GPA.

Deadline: Next round not open as of 01/02/18 (prior deadline was June 12, 2017)

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


Scholarships for Students Impacted by Disability, Injury or Illness


Alexander Graham Bell's Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
George H. Nofer Scholarship for Law and Public Policy

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; 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: Application opens in February 2018; typically due in April

https://www.agbell.org/Connect


Baizer Kolar P.C. Personal Injury Scholarship

One $1,000 scholarship awarded annually to a student who has sustained injuries from an accident and/or been personally affected by another’s accident. Requires a 500-600 word essay about how your life has been impacted. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. See the website for application details.

Deadline: Next round not open as of 01/02/18 (prior deadline was June 30, 2017)

http://www.baizlaw.com/personal-injury-scholarship


Disabled World
Disability Scholarships: List of Bursaries & Student Financial Aid Programs

Information about and list of disability-related scholarships, including financial aid and grant money for students with disabilities.

https://www.disabled-world.com/disability/education/scholarships/


Ernst Law Group Brain Injury Caregivers Scholarship

One $1,000 scholarship awarded to a student whose life has been touched by a loved one’s brain injury. Requires GPA of 2.8 or higher and 500-1000 word essay on specified topic. See the website for application details.

Deadline: July 31, annually

http://www.ernstlawgroup.com/brain-injury-caregivers-scholarship/


Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc.

Offering a $1,000 scholarship for college students who have suffered a serious injury, and are committed to demonstrating a determination to rebuild their lives by attending college. See the website for application details.

Deadline: January 12, 2018

http://harrispersonalinjury.com/injury-scholarship/


Hawkins Spizman Kilgo, LLC Childhood Cancer Awareness Scholarship

This $1,000 scholarship will support one hard-working student who is either a survivor of childhood cancer or has been directly affected by childhood cancer. See the website for application details.

Deadline: July 31 each year

http://www.hawkinsduilaw.com/childhood-cancer-awareness-scholarship/


Karman Healthcare Mobility Disability Scholarship

Two $500 scholarships awarded to students who have a mobility disability. Requires a personal essay describing "the biggest challenge you have had to overcome as a result of your mobility disability." See the website for application details.

Deadline: September 1st, 2018

https://www.karmanhealthcare.com/scholarships/


The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance

The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance will award $4,000 to one student each semester whose life has been impacted by cancer. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to college students in their pursuit of higher education who have battled cancer at any point of their lives or who have a parent, sibling, immediate family member or close friend that has battled or is currently fighting cancer. Applicants must be full-time at an accredited college or university, a U.S. citizen, in academic "Good Standing" and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher to be eligible.

Deadline: December 1, 2017, for Spring 2018 semester; March 31, 2018, for Fall 2018 semester

https://www.mesothelioma.com/scholarship/


Michigan Cerebral Palsy Attorneys
Achievements and Abilities Scholarship

Michigan Cerebral Palsy Attorneys will award one scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to an undergraduate or graduate student who has cerebral palsy or has a family member with cerebral palsy. Requires GPA of 3.0 or above. See website for application details.

Deadline: July 31, 2018

https://www.michigancerebralpalsyattorneys.com/scholarship/


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: Next round opens March 2018

http://www.collegiatecancer.org/scholarships


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. Eligible applicants must be: 1) legally blind in both eyes; 2) residing in the U.S.; 3) must be pursuing or planning to pursue a post-secondary degree full-time or working full-time and pursuing a degree part-time; and 4) must participate in the NFB national convention in all of its scheduled scholarship program activities.

Deadline: Application available November 1, 2017, and due on March 31, 2018

https://nfb.org/scholarships


Law Office of Renkin & Associates
Leukemia & Lymphoma Awareness/Law School Scholarship

This $1,000 scholarship was established to provide financial support to a law student whose life has been impacted by lymphoma or leukemia and is seeking to continue his or her education through law school. Must have a GPA of 3.0 or above. See website for application details.

Deadline: July 31st, 2018

http://www.renkinlaw.com/leukemia-lymphoma-law-school-scholarship/


Reiter & Walsh, P.C. Annual Birth Injury Scholarship

$1,500 will be awarded each year to a university or law school student who sustained a birth injury or who has a family member affected by a birth injury. Must be a full time student and have a current GPA of at least 3.0. See website for application details.

Deadline: July 31, 2018

https://www.abclawcenters.com/birth-injury-caring-for-life-scholarship-2/


The SAMFund Grants & Scholarships

The SAMFund 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 21 and 39, residents of the United States, and either finished with treatment with no evidence of disease, or one year following the completion of planned therapy, or in remission on maintenance therapy. Anyone interested in applying must first submit Part I of the application. After a review period, selected applicants will then be invited to submit Part II.

Deadline: Application window January 10 to February 8, 2018

http://www.thesamfund.org/get-help/grants/


Vasilaros | Wagner Personal Injury Scholarship

One $500 scholarship for an outstanding student who has been adversely impacted by an accident. Must submit a 300-500 word essay on what, or who, has inspired you to pursue higher education after facing adversity from a accident that you or a loved one was in. Minimum 3.0 GPA. See website for details.

Deadline: Next round not open as of 01/02/18 (prior deadline was November 15, 2017)

https://accidentfirm.com/scholarships/injury-scholarship-fall-2017/


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 obligated to complete a community service project.

Deadline: March 1, 2018

http://ulmanfund.org/scholarships/


Home State Scholarships


Association of Black Women Lawyers of New Jersey, Inc. (ABWL-NJ)

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. Awards range from $1,000 to $2,000. Application available on the website.

Deadline: January 15, 2018

http://abwl-nj.org/


Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati (BLAC)
William McClain Scholarship

The William A. McClain Scholarship is awarded to a Black law student and Hamilton County, Ohio, resident attending any ABA-accredited law school who demonstrates leadership potential and dedication to the Cincinnati community.

Deadline: Third Wednesday of February each year

http://cincyblac.org/Scholarship.lasso


Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles Foundation
Dolores Randolph Bauer, Vera Brown-Curtis Hayes, and Judge Vaino Hassan Spencer Scholarships

Scholarships are limited to full-time law students in their 2nd or 3rd year and part-time students in their 3rd or 4th year who attend an accredited law school and intend to practice law in the Southern California area. Requires an application, reference and response to a legal essay question. Scholarships typically range from $3,000 to $5,000. Recipients must attend BWL's Scholarship Luncheon in Los Angeles in June.

Deadline: Next round not open as of 01/02/18 (prior deadline was April 7, 2017)

http://www.bwlfoundation.org/scholarships/


Hudson County Bar Foundation
HCBF Scholarships

Multiple scholarships are available for Hudson County, New Jersey, residents who are attending law school or who have been accepted to law school. Students must be bona fide residents of Hudson County; must demonstrate financial need; must submit an application (see website); must provide two (2) current Letters of Recommendation; and must account for appropriate academic standards.

Deadline: Next round not open as of 01/02/18 (prior deadline was April 28, 2017)

https://hcbalaw.com/hcbf/scholarship/


J.L. Turner Legal Association Foundation

Scholarships for second and third year minority law students who are from the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex or attending law school in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

Deadline: Next round not open as of 01/02/18 (prior deadline was September 15, 2017)

http://www.jltla.org/scholarships/


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: Applications are open March 1 - May 15 each year

https://jewishphilly.org/need-help/direct-services/jewish-life-and-learning/scholarships/endowed-scholarship-and-loan-funds/


Laubacher Law Firm
Ohio Domestic Violence Scholarship

One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a resident of Ohio enrolled in college, graduate or law school anywhere in the U.S. who has been impacted by domestic violence at some point in his or her life. Requires GPA of 3.0 or above and submission of a one-page personal essay on domestic violence. See website for application details.

Deadline: Next round not open as of 01/02/18 (prior deadline was July 31, 2017)

https://www.laubacherlaw.com/scholarship/


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

The fund annually awards six to eight $1,000 fellowships to women who are New Jersey residents pursuing post-graduate advanced studies at the school of their choice. 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 each year

http://www.njsfwc.org/projects.php?id=21


Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association Foundation
Elizabeth Barrett Fitzwater Memorial Scholarship

The Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association Foundation is now offering the Elizabeth Barrett Fitzwater Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $2,500 to be awarded in May 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.

Deadline: Next round not open as of 01/02/18 (prior deadline was March 27, 2017)

http://www.norfolkandportsmouthbar.org/ScholarshipLaw.html


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. Scholarship awards mostly range from $500 to $5,000 per academic year. To be eligible, applicant must be a full-time student. A personal interview may be required.

Deadline: January 15th each year

https://www.sbscholarship.org/


 

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