Continuing Student Scholarships

The Berkeley Law Financial Aid Office administers several law school scholarships for continuing students. Most are awarded based on the student's financial need as well as on particular criteria for each scholarship. The scholarship application period is announced each spring by e-mail and blog. The application will be made available on our Forms page during the application period. Current students are encouraged to apply for as many of these scholarships as possible.

 

 

 

Alexander Marsden "Captain" Kidd Scholarship

 

This scholarship is awarded to a 2L or 3L JD student with an interest or experience in a career in education or education law. Applicant must also demonstrate financial need.
  • Award: $5,000

Carol Ross Scholarship

 

This scholarship is awarded to a 2L or 3L JD student who is a single parent. Applicant must also demonstrate financial need.
  • Award: $3,000

Class of 1961 Scholarship

 

This scholarship is awarded to a 2L or 3L JD student who demonstrates substantial financial need.
  • Award: $7,500

 

Edwin A. Heafey, Jr. Fellowship

 

This fellowship is awarded to a current 2L or 3L JD student with an interest in pursuing a career in trial advocacy.  If the recipient is a 2L, the award may be renewed if she or he is enrolled and of good academic standing during her or his third year of law school.  Applicant must also demonstrate financial need.
  • Award: $4,500

 

Elizabeth and Charles Tigar Public Interest Scholarship

     

This scholarship is awarded to a 2L or 3L JD student who has demonstrated interest in public interest law, defined as the promotion of human rights, pacific settlement of international disputes, health care law, and the promotion of the rights of women, workers, the disabled, children, and racial, ethnic, and national minorities.
  • Award: $1,600

 

Elizabeth E. Cabraser '78 Scholarship

     

This scholarship is awarded to a 2L or 3L student who demonstrates financial need.
  • Award: $7,500

 

Harry Falik Public Interest Scholarship

This scholarship is for a 3L JD student with a demonstrated commitment to a career in public interest or public service.
  • Award: $9,000

Holly & Mitchell '96 Zuklie Law Student Excellence Award

This award is for a 2L or 3L JD student with a preference for an applicant who specializes in green technology, business, energy or environmental law areas and also intends to take courses in the second or third year of law school devoted to those areas.
  • Award: $3,000

Homer Mason Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a 2L or 3L JD student with expressed interest in people of Third World backgrounds and/or poor and underrepresented in our society.
  • Award: $3,000

John Daniel Van Voorhis Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a 2L or 3L JD student who is pursuing a career in environmental law with an emphasis in land use or planning.
  • Award: $1,000

Judge Edward Dean Price Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a 2L or 3L JD student with a connection to California’s Central Valley.
  • Award: $600

Laura Wen-yu Young Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a 2L or 3L student with a demonstrated financial need.
  • Award: $3,000

Martin S. Depper & Estelle D. Depper Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a 2L or 3L JD student who was employed not less than 20 hours per week during the previous academic year.  Applicant must demonstrate financial need and provide evidence of working 20 or more hours per week throughout that academic year.

  • Award: $18,000

 

Michael J. Halloran Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a 2L or 3L JD student who plans to specialize in corporate, securities and/or banking law and intends to take courses in one or more of these areas.
  • Award: $3,000

 

Nancy & John Fineman Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a 2L or 3L JD student who is both a California resident and a graduate of a California high school.
  • Award: $10,000

 

Patricia E. Ector Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a 2L or 3L JD student who is an active member of the Law Students of African Descent (LSAD) and/or the Berkeley Journal of African American Law and Policy (BJALP). The recipient should demonstrate an interest in, and dedication to, one or both of these organizations and financial need. Preference will be made for a student who demonstrates an interest in pursuing a career as a prosecutor.
  • Award: $1,000

Philip & Barbara Kaplan Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a 3L JD student who has exceptional academic capacity as a student and a commitment to pursue a career in governmental public service with an international focus.  Applicant must also demonstrate financial need

  • Award: $5,000 to $10,000

 

Robert Barr Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a 2L or 3L JD student with a committed interest to the field of law and technology. Applicant must also demonstrate financial need.

  • Award: $10,000

 

Stuart P. Herman Book Award

This award is for a 2L or 3L JD student committed to practicing civil rights law. Preference will be given to a student who comes from an economically disadvantaged background.

  • Award: $1,450

 

Victor Van Bourg Scholarship

   

This scholarship is awarded to a 2L or 3L JD student who demonstrates financial need and a commitment to practicing labor law on behalf of unions and working people. Preference will be given to a student from an economically disadvantaged background and who is or has been a labor union member.
  • Award: $3,000

 

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