Scholarship Opportunities

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Reiff & Bily Legal Scholarsihp

This scholarship is awarded to an enrolling or enrolled law school student.

See website for more information.

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Appelman Law Firm Criminal Defense Law Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to an enrolling or enrolled law school student with a criminal record (information to be held in confidence).

See website for more information.

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U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association Carole Bailey Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to an enrolling or enrolled law school student with a demonstrated interest in pursuing a public service legal career.

An interest in the subject matter jurisdiction of the Court of Federal Claims is beneficial but not necessary for an applicant to be selected.

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Vision Zero Auto Accident Prevention Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to an entering or enrolled law school student with a clean driving record.

See website for more information.

  • Deadline: 2014/07/31
  • Awards: $1,000 (one)
  • Contact: John Sheehan
  • Phone: (617) 973-1593
  • Email:
  • Website: http://www.attorneysheehan.com/scholarship/
  • Address: Law Office of John J. Sheehan, 44 School St, Suite 815, Boston, MA 02108
  • Last updated: 2014/04/17
  • Keywords: entering 1l vision zero auto accident john sheehan

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SFLRLA Public Interest Bar Review Scholarship

This scholarship, awarded by San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association (SFLRLA), was established to finance a bar review course for a current third-year law student.

Priority is given to an applicant with at least one of the following objectives in their post-graduation employment:

(1) development/expansion of legal services specializing in housing, education, employment, discrimination, immigration, and naturalization; (2) education of Latino community about legal rights; and (3) mentoring to law students.

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Dwyer Williams Potter Attorneys, LLP Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to an entering first-year law student who received their undergraduate degree from a college in Oregon.

See website for more information.

  • Deadline: 2014/07/01
  • Awards: $1,000 (one)
  • Contact: Tim Williams
  • Phone: (541) 617-0555
  • Email: Tim@rdwyer.com
  • Website: http://www.roydwyer.com/scholarship/
  • Address: Dwyer Williams Potter Attorneys, LLP, 1051 NW Bond Street, Suite 310, Bend, OR 97701
  • Last updated: 2014/04/14
  • Keywords: entering dwyer williams potter oregon

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SFLRLA & BALIF LGBT Public Interest Law Fellowship

This fellowship, jointly awarded by San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association (SFLRLA) and Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (BALIF), was established to fund summer employment for a law school student.

Priority is given to an applicant with at least one of the following objectives in her/his expected summer work:

(1) development/expansion of legal services for LGBT community, especially within the Latino community; (2) education of LGBT community about legal rights; and (3) mentoring to law students.

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SFLRLA Public Interest Law Fellowship

This fellowship, awarded by San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association (SFLRLA), was established to fund summer employment for a law school student.

Priority is given to an applicant with at least one of the following objectives in her/his expected summer work:

(1) development/expansion of legal services specializing in housing, education, employment, discrimination, immigration, and naturalization; (2) education of Latino community about legal rights; and (3) mentoring to law students.

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Davis Levin Livingston Public Interest Law Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a current or recently admitted law school student who intends to practice public interest law.

  • Deadline: 2014/07/01
  • Awards: $3,000 (variable)
  • Contact: Lynn Agbalog
  • Phone: (808) 450-3004
  • Email: lynne@davislevin.com
  • Website: http://www.davislevin.com/scholarship/
  • Address: Lynne Agbalaog, Davis Levin Livingston, 851 Fort Street, Suite 400, Honolulu, HI 96813
  • Last updated: 2014/04/03
  • Keywords: 1l 2l davis levin livingston public interest

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Arnold & Porter Diversity Scholarship

The scholarships are awarded to first-year law students who contribute to the diversity of the student body, demonstrate strong academic achievement, and demonstrate interest in promoting diversity in the legal profession.

See website for more information.

  • Deadline: 2014/04/15
  • Awards: $10,000 (variable)
  • Contact:
  • Phone:
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  • Website: http://arnoldporter.webfactional.com/environment/scholarship.html
  • Address: Arnold & Porter LLP, 555 Twelfth Street NW, Washington, DC 20004-1206
  • Last updated: 2014/03/21
  • Keywords: african asian disabled female hispanic latino lgbt lesbian gay bisexual transgender native 1l arnold & porter diversity

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Essex County Bar Association (ECBA) Biunno Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a law student with a disability who is a New Jersey resident. Preference is given to a student who seeks to pursue a career in the field of advocacy for persons with disabilities.

See application for more information.

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Women Lawyers Association of San Luis Obispo County Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to currently enrolled or incoming law school students with demonstrable connections to San Luis Obispo County.

See website for more information.

  • Deadline: 2014/07/01
  • Awards: up to $750 (variable)
  • Contact: Lisa Sperow
  • Phone: (805) 756-2920
  • Email: esperow@calpoly.edu
  • Website: http://www.wlaslo.org/scholarships
  • Address: Lisa Sperow, Women Lawyers Association, Scholarship Chair, PO Box 14508, San Luis Obispo, CA 93406
  • Last updated: 2014/03/19
  • Keywords: ca california entering 1l 2l women lawyers association wla san luis obispo

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American Association for Justice (AAJ) Leesfield Scholarship

Sponsored by Ira Leesfield and AAJ, this scholarship was established to award $2,500 to a law student for attendance at AAJ's Annual Convention. This scholarship is awarded a first or second-year law student member of AAJ.

See website for more information.

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AAJ Women for Justice Education Fund's 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 whose vision and generosity inspired it.

The scholarship is awarded annually to a rising 3L female student with demonstrated commitment to a career in criminal defense advocacy and defending the principles of the Constitution. See website for more information.

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

This scholarship is awarded to an incoming or current African-American, Hispanic, Asian-American, Native American, or Bi-Racial law student member of the AAJ.

Successful applicant must demonstrate commitment to AAJ's mission, among other criteria. See website for more information.

  • Deadline: 2014/05/01
  • Awards: $1,000 (six)
  • Contact: Catherine Rodman
  • Phone: (800) 424-2725, ext. 8612
  • Email: education@justice.org
  • Website: http://www.justice.org/cps/rde/xchg/justice/hs.xsl/1739.htm
  • Address: American Association for Justice, 777 6th Street NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20001
  • Last updated: 2014/03/11
  • Keywords: african asian hispanic latino native entering 1l 2l aaj richard d. hailey

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American Association for Justice (AAJ) Trial Advocacy Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded a second or third-year law student member of AAJ.

Successful applicant must demonstrate commitment to AAJ's mission, among other criteria. See website for more information.

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Frank H. Lang Merit Scholarship

Lang, Richert & Patch is offering a merit-based scholarship to an entering or 1L law student who graduated from a high school in the Central Valley of California.

Successful applicant must be a high school graduate from one of the following California counties: Kern, Tulare, Fresno, Kings, Madera, Merced, Mariposa, Stanislaus, San Joaquin, Tuolumne, or Calaveras.

  • Deadline: 2014/05/01
  • Awards: $1,000
  • Contact: Sydney A. Smith
  • Phone: (559) 228-6700
  • Email: sas@lrplaw.net
  • Website: http://www.lrplaw.net/careers/frank-h-lang-merit-scholarship/
  • Address: Lang, Richert & Patch, ATTN: Sydney A. Smith, PO Box 40012; Fresno, CA 93755-0012
  • Last updated: 2014/03/10
  • Keywords: ca california entering 1l central valley fresno san joaquin frank h. lang

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Justice Pauline Davis Hanson Scholarship

Candidates must be female law students who have successfully completed at least one year of law school and have not graduated. Preference will be given to current or former residents of California's Fresno, Kings, Madera or Tulare counties.

Primary considerations are academic achievement and the breadth and depth of the applicant's extracurricular and community activities. Financial need and demonstrated leadership capabilities are also taken into consideration.

Completed applications must be received by the F.C.W.L. Scholarship Committee on or before 5:00 p.m. on May 15, 2014

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Borowitz & Clark Law Scholarship

Borowitz & Clark, LLP is offering a scholarship to law school student who plans to practice in the fields of bankruptcy or consumer law.

To apply, please send an application letter detailing course of study and law school transcripts to the email address below.

  • Deadline: Variable
  • Awards: $2,500 (one)
  • Contact:
  • Phone: (323) 762-2208
  • Email: scholarship@borowitzclark.com
  • Website: http://www.borowitzclark.com/
  • Address: Borowitz & Clark, LLP, 555 West Fifth Street 31st Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90013
  • Last updated: 2014/03/04
  • Keywords: ca california midwest northeast southern 1l 2l borowtiz & clark bankruptcy consumer

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Iranian American Bar Association (IABA) Scholarship

The Iranian American Bar Association is offering one or more scholarships to law students who have demonstrated a commitment to the advancement of the Iranian-American community.

Applicants must be of Iranian heritage and are not otherwise receiving full educational funding from other organizations.

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Keker & Van Nest Diversity Scholarship

Keker & Van Nest LLP is offering scholarships to support outstanding Bay Area law students from traditionally underrepsented groups and have demonstrated interest in practice areas such as complex civil litigation.

This year, Keker & Van Nest will award up to $50,000 in scholarship grants to be divided equally among approximately three or four law student recipients. The exact amount and number of scholarships will depend on the number and quality of applicants.

  • Deadline: 2014/04/18
  • Awards: varies (three or four)
  • Contact: Holly Saydah
  • Phone: (415) 773-6649
  • Email: hsaydah@kvn.com
  • Website: http://kvn.com/careers/diversity/Diversity-Scholarship
  • Address: Holly Saydah, Attorney Recruiting Manager, Keker & Van Nest LLP, 633 Battery Street 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94111
  • Last updated: 2014/03/04
  • Keywords: ca california african asian disabled female hispanic latino jewish lgbt lesbian gay bisexual transgender native 1l 2l keker & van nest diversity complex litigation

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Federal Communications Bar Association Foundation Law School Scholarship Program

The Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA) Foundation Law School Scholarship is awarded to law students in their second or third year.

This is both a merit and needs-based scholarship. Applicants must demonstrate strength of character, superior academic achievement, and a strong interest in pursuing a career in communications law.

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National Asian Pacific Island Prosecutors Association C.C. Yin Scholarships for Justice

The National Asian Pacific Island Prosecutors Association (NAPIPA) C.C. Yin Scholarships were created to recognize law students who are committed to serving the Asian American Pacific Islander community.

Applicant must be a second or third year law student and a member of NAPIPA to qualify. You may apply for a membership through the website listed below.

  • Deadline: 2014/03/14
  • Awards: $,1000 (3)
  • Contact: Johnny Gogo
  • Phone: (408) 792-2636
  • Email: ddagogo@hotmail.com
  • Website: http://napipa.org/apply-for-scholarship-here/
  • Address: National Asian Pacific Islander Prosecutors Association, c/o DDA Charles Huang, 70 W. Hedding Street, West Wing, San Jose CA 95110
  • Last updated: 2014/02/25
  • Keywords: ca california midwest northeast southern asian 1l 2l napipa asian american

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Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship Fund

The fund was established by Helen and Richard Fox and Friends to honor the memory of their son who, as a proud member of the Berks County Bar Association, served as a young attorney in the Public Defender's Office.

The award is presented annually at the Berks County Bar Association Law Day Event. It is given to help fund a deserving Berks County, Pennsylvania high school graduate embarking on his or her second year at an accredited law school.

  • Deadline: 2014/04/01
  • Awards: $3,000 (one)
  • Contact: Leta Doganes
  • Phone: (610) 685-2223
  • Email: letad@bccf.org
  • Website: https://bccf.academicworks.com/opportunities/82
  • Address: The Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship Application, Berks County Community Foundation, 237 Court Street, Reading, PA 19601
  • Last updated: 2014/01/28
  • Keywords: northeast 1l berks pennsylvania howard fox

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Hearthstone Housing Foundation Scholarship Fund

Hearthstone Housing Foundation Scholarship Fund was created to develop and empower new generations to achieve their educational endeavors.

Scholarships are awarded to residents of Hearthstone properties or to residents in a county where a Hearthstone property is located. Visit the the website for additional requirements and for a list of eligible counties.

  • Deadline: 2014/03/31
  • Awards: $500 to $5,000
  • Contact: Larissa Medellin
  • Phone: (949) 553-9447 x202
  • Email: larissa@hearthstonehousing.org
  • Website: http://hearthstonehousing.org
  • Address: Hearthstone Housing Foundation, Attn: Scholarship Fund Committee, 5031 Birch Street, Suite F, Newport Beach, CA 92660
  • Last updated: 2014/01/21
  • Keywords: ca california entering 1l 2l 3l graduate hearthstone

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M. Katherine Baird Darmer Equality Scholarship

The M. Katherine Baird Darmer Scholarship Fund was named in memory of the late M. Katherine Baird Darmer, an activist, law professor, and champion of change for the LGBTQ community in Orange County and beyond.

The fund will award one or more scholarships each year to academically qualified law students who have demonstrated commitment to advancing equality for the LGBTQ community in Orange County.

  • Deadline: 2014/04/01
  • Awards: $5,000
  • Contact: Professor Francine Lipman
  • Phone:
  • Email: lipmanfj@yahoo.com
  • Website: http://katherinedarmerequalityscholarship.org/
  • Address: University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law, 4505 South Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Last updated: 2014/01/15
  • Keywords: ca california lgbt lesbian gay bisexual transgender entering 1l 2l 3l graduate darmer orange county lgbtq

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George A. Cavalletto Law Scholarship Fund

The Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara awards scholarships through the George A. Cavalletto Law Scholarship Fund to applicants who graduated from a high school in Santa Barbara County, California.

The merit-based scholarships are expected to be substantial and may cover up to the full amount of 2014-2015 tuition and fees.

Please check the website for further details on eligiblity requirements. An interview is required in March 2014.

  • Deadline: 2014/01/31
  • Awards: varies (varies)
  • Contact:
  • Phone: (805) 687-6065
  • Email: info@sbscholarship.org
  • Website: http://www.sbscholarship.org/
  • Address: Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara, PO Box 3620, Santa Barbara, CA 93130
  • Last updated: 2014/01/14
  • Keywords: ca california 1l 2l 3l graduate santa barbara cavalletto

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California Bar Foundation Public Interest Scholarship

Since 1997, the California Bar Foundation has offered one of the few scholarship programs in the country specifically aimed at providing Bar exam-related support for law school graduates pursuing public interest careers.

Through the Public Interest Bar Exam Scholarship, each spring the Foundation awards BarBri Bar exam review courses (valued at more than $4,000) and cash awards to recent and soon-to-be graduates of California law schools.

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Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) Advancement of Animal Law Scholarship

The ALDF Advancement of Animal Law Scholarship is available to law student members of Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) chapters.

Applicants should demonstrate commitment to ALDF's mission through chapter involvement and anticipated participation in a related field after graduation.

Scholarships are for one year only. However, students are eligible to apply for continued funding. Scholarships for 1Ls (and part-time students) are $2,500 and scholarships for 2Ls and 3Ls are $5,000.

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George H. Nofer Scholarship for Law and Public Policy

The George H. Nofer Scholarship is available for full-time graduate students with a pre-lingual bilateral hearing loss in the moderately-severe to profound range and use listening and spoken language as their primary method of communication.

Up to three awards of $5,000 each may be awarded per year. Previous recipients of the George H. Nofer Scholarship may reapply for a scholarship.

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Inland Empire Federal Bar Association Law Student Scholarship

The Inland Empire Federal Bar Association Law Student Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship awarded to an outstanding student who is in his or her final year of law school.

Applicant must have a connection to the Inland Empire and have demonstrated scholastic excellent and outstanding personal qualities.

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Rhode Island Bar Foundation - Thomas F. Black, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

The Thomas F. Black, Jr. Memorial Scholarship provides financial assistance to Rhode Island residents who show promise of becoming outstanding lawyers and need assistance to study at quality law schools.

Scholarship awards shall be exclusively for tuition and related expenses for full-time students in L.L.B. or J.D. degree programs offered by accredited law schools located in the United States or District of Columbia.

Each scholarship will be made on the basis of demonstrated financial need, superior academic performance, community and public service, and demonstrated contacts with and commitment to the State of Rhode Island.

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Kern County Bar Association Arthur E. Wallace Scholarship

The Kern County Bar Association Charitable Foundation offers the Judge Wallace Scholarship to law students who have successfully completed their first year.

In addition, applicants must have ties with Kern County and should submit a short essay with their application.

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Brett Murphy Future Leaders Scholarship

The Brett Murphy Future Leaders Scholarship 2014 is available to law school students who have an interest in personal injury law and are working towards their Juris Doctorate degree.

Applicants will be judged on their academic merit, proof of enrollment, and a 500-word essay on how personal injury law positively affects social change.

Please note that applicant must be a U.S. citizen for eligibility.

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Goodwin & Scieszka Innovation Scholarship

The Law Offices of Goodwin & Scieszka are pleased to support the future lawyers of America with the Goodwin & Scieszka Innovation Scholarship, awarded to three high-achieving, bright students intending to pursue a career in law.

With a grand prize of $1,000 and two runners-up receiving $500 each, the Innovation Scholarship will be accepting applications from current students attending either an accredited law school or an accredited university in the United States.

Applicants will be judged on their academic merits as well as the content of the application essay they provide.

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Japanese American Bar Association Educational Foundation (JEF) Scholarships

The Japanese American Bar Association Foundation offers one or more scholarships each year to law students. The criteria for each scholarship are:

service in the Asian Pacific American community, financial need, overcoming adversity, academic achievement, and desire to practice law in the Southern California area.

Please send any questions and completed application packets by email. Applications are available on the JABA website.

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JVS Scholarship Program

The JVS Scholarship is available to Jewish students with verifiable financial need who are legal and permanent residents of Los Angeles County.

Primary criterion for scholarship selection is financial need. Jewish community involvement and community service are also considered. Financial need is verified by federal income tax returns.

A personal interview is necessary for eligible new applicants. All applicants are required to file a "Free Application for Federal Student Aid" (FAFSA) in January.

  • Deadline: 2014/03/31
  • Awards: $2,000 - $5,000
  • Contact: Patricia Sills
  • Phone: (310) 761-8888, ext. 8868
  • Email: psills@jvsla.org
  • Website: http://www.jvsla.org/scholarship
  • Address: JVS Scholarship Fund; Jewish Vocational Service; 6505 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 200; Los Angeles, CA 90048
  • Last updated: 2013/12/02
  • Keywords: ca california jewish entering 1l 2l 3l graduate jvs los angeles la

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Switzer Foundation Environmental Fellowship Program

The Switzer Environmental Fellowship Program supports graduate students whose studies are directed toward improving environmental quality and who demonstrate the potential for leadership in their field.

Applicants are evaluated based on their commitment to environmental problem-solving and their potential for creating positive environmental impact.

The Fellowship provides a one-year $15,000 cash award for graduate study as well as networking and leadership support to awardees.

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Delores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship

Fellowships are awarded annually, covering the cost of tuition and including a stipend for room, board, living expenses, and income taxes.

The fellowships are intended for students of outstanding character and ability who hold promise for achievement and distinction in their chosen fields of study.

Students of all national orgins who are U.S. citizens are invited to apply. Applications are available in the Graduate Fellowships Office, 318 Sproul Hall.

  • Deadline: 2014/01/07
  • Awards: contact Graduate Fellowships Office
  • Contact:
  • Phone: (510) 642-0672
  • Email:
  • Website: http://grad.berkeley.edu/financial/deadlines.shtml
  • Address: University of California, Berkeley; Graduate Fellowships Office; 318 Sproul Hall; Berkeley, CA 94720-5900
  • Last updated: 2013/11/13
  • Keywords: 1l 2l zohrab liebmann

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La Raza Lawyers Association - Hon. Mario G. Olmos Scholarship

Since 1980 the La Raza Lawyers Association's Central Valley Chapter has awarded scholarships to deserving law students who have demonstrated

academic achievement, leadership qualities, and involvement in the Latino community, financial need, and ties to California's Central Valley.

Since 1991 their scholarship fund has been dedicated to the memory of the late Superior Court Judge Mario G Olmos, a Fresno county jurist and respected community leader who was tragically killed in an automobile accident in 1990 at the age of 43.

This year's annual banquet will be held in Fresno on March 15, and scholarship recipients are expected to attend to receive their awards.

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Law School Diversity Scholarship

The Michigan personal injury lawyers of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. are pleased to annouce its first annual 2013 Diversity Scholarship for law students.

The diversity scholarship of $2,000 will be awarded to a student who is currently attending an accredited law school.

Applicant must be either a member of an ethnic or racial minority or demonstrates commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career. Applicant must also have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

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Fair Rate Funding Scholarship

The Fair Rate Funding firm is offering a scholarship to support legal studies. Fair Rate Funding is an industry leader in the pre settlement funding business.

As a firm that invest in lawsuits, attorneys are a large piece of the puzzle. Fair Rate Funding endeavors to support this profession in the form of a scholarship that can be applied to any accredited law school or paralegal program.

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Mark T. Banner Scholarship

The Linn Inn Mark T. Banner Scholarship is open to law students pursuing a career in intellectual property law.

The applicant must be a member of a historically underrepresented group (including race, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and disability) in IP law and must have exemplary writing and oral communication skills.

The scholarship is part of the Richard Linn American Inn of Court's commitment to fostering the development of intellectual property lawyers from diverse backgrounds.

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Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship

The Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship is open to 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.

The scholarship is part of Banner & Witcoff's commitment to fostering the development of intellectual property lawyers from diverse backgrounds.

  • Deadline: 2014/01/06
  • Awards: $5,000
  • Contact: Chris Hummel
  • Phone:
  • Email: chummel@bannerwitcoff.com
  • Website: http://www.bannerwitcoff.com/about/diversity/
  • Address: Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship, c/o Christopher Hummel, Banner & Witcoff, Ltd., 1100 13th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005
  • Last updated: 2013/10/09
  • Keywords: african asian disabled female hispanic latino lgbt lesbian gay bisexual transgender native 1l 2l banner intellectual property ip

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Justice Hollis G. Best Scholarship

This scholarship was established as a memorial to the late Presiding Justice Hollis G. Best to encourage and support outstanding academic achievement and commitment to service by law students.

Strong preference will be given to current residents of Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Stanislaus, Tulare or Tuolumne Counties.

Primary considerations are academic achievement and the breadth and depth of the applicant's extracurricular and community activities. Financial need and demonstrated leadership capabilities are also taken into consideration.

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The Console & Hollawell 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.

The scholarship is to be used exclusively for school tuition and related expenses. A check for $1,000 will be made payable to the award recipient's university or college to cover these expenses.

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Leadership Institute for Women of Color Attorneys, Inc. Scholarships

The Leadership Institute for Women of Color Attorneys (LIWOCA) offers annual scholarships to women of color law students.

Successful applicants should have completed at least one year of law school at an accredited U.S. law school, and should demonstrate a commitment to the Profession and be active in their community and law school.

2014 Scholarship Opportunities will be announced soon.

  • Deadline: 2012/11/28
  • Awards: $3,000 (five)
  • Contact: Halima Horton
  • Phone: (404) 443-5715
  • Email: hhorton@mcguirewoods.com
  • Website: http://leadingwomenofcolor.org/2014-scholarship-opportunities/
  • Address: The Leadership Institute for Women of Color Attorneys in Law & Business, Inc.; c/o Halima Horton; McGuireWoods LLP; 1170 Peachtree Street, N.E., Suite 2100; Atlanta, GA 30309
  • Last updated: 2013/09/04
  • Keywords: african female 2l 3l graduate liwoca leadership

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Franchise Law Diversity Scholarship Award

The IFA Educational Foundation and DLA Piper US LLP have teamed up to sponsor the Franchise Law Diversity Scholarship Award. The goal of this program is to recognize and support academic avhievement among diverse law students.

Additionally, the program seeks to encourage diverse law students to enroll in courses that are oriented towards franchising.

To be eligible for the scholarship award, students must be enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school. Applicants must have 2L or 3L status during the period of the scholarship, and they must be enrolled in at least one course oriented towards franchise law

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John M. Langston Bar Association Scholarship

The John M. Langston Bar Association is the largest African-American bar association in Los Angeles. Langston's mission is to provide a source of networks, support, and mentorship for African-American attorneys.

Each year, Langston sponsors various workshops to address the needs of African-American attorneys and provides scholarships to qualified law students and bar grants for law school graduates. Applications will be available in October.

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Serbian Bar Association of America Scholarship

This scholarship is not offered this year.

  • Deadline: 2012/10/15
  • Awards: $500 to $2,500 (five)
  • Contact: Marnie Navarro
  • Phone:
  • Email: sbaa@serbbar.org
  • Website: http://www.serbbar.org/scholarship/
  • Address: Serbian Bar Association of America; Attn: Marnie Navarro; Walker Wilcox Matousek LLP; 1 N. Franklin, Suite 3200 Chicago, Illinois 60603
  • Last updated: 2013/09/04
  • Keywords: international immigrant 1l 2l 3l graduate serbia serbian

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Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

These fellowships are awarded for up to two years of graduate study in the United States. A New American is an individual who holds a green card or has been naturalized as a U.S. citizen or is the child of two parents who are both naturalized citizens.

To be eligible a student must not be older than 31 as of November 1, 2010. A successful candidate will give evidence of at least two of the following three attributes:

1) creativity, originality and initiative demonstrated in any area of his/her life; 2) a commitment to and capacity for accomplishment, demonstrated through activity that has required drive and sustained effort; and

3) a commitment to the values expressed in the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

  • Deadline: 2013/11/08
  • Awards: Maintenance grant of $25,000 (paid in 2 installments) and Tuition Grant (Thirty)
  • Contact:
  • Phone: (212) 547-6926
  • Email: pdsoros_fellows@sorosny.org
  • Website: http://www.pdsoros.org/
  • Address: Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans; 400 W. 59th Street; New York, NY 10019
  • Last updated: 2013/09/04
  • Keywords: international immigrant entering 1l 2l paul daisy soros new americans

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National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Law Foundation Scholarship

These scholarships are awarded each fall to law students who demonstrate a commitment to serve the Asian Pacific American community.

The Foundation considers all of the materials submitted by the applicant, with particular weight given to the applicant's essay.

Letters of recommendation should be furnished by individuals who can provide relevant information and who can be contacted by the Foundation. The NAPABA foundation considers factors including, but not limited to, the applicant's:

demonstrated commitment to and interest in pro bono, public interest and/or public service legal work; financial need; leadership potential;

maturity and responsibility; and commitment to serving the needs of the Asian Pacific American community.

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Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Diversity Scholarship

The Bradley Arant Boult Cummings (BABC) Diversity Scholarship is awarded annually to one second-year law student.

In connection with receiving the scholarship, the recipient will be required to clerk in one of BABC's seven offices for the summer after the scholarship is awarded.

  • Deadline: 2012/09/30
  • Awards: $10,000 (one)
  • Contact: Amy Hood
  • Phone:
  • Email: ahood@babc.com
  • Website: http://www.babc.com/diversity_scholarship/
  • Address: One Federal Place; 1819 Fifth Ave. North; Birmingham, AL 35203-2119
  • Last updated: 2013/09/04
  • Keywords: african asian female hispanic latino lgbt lesbian gay bisexual transgender native 2l diversity bradley arant

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Santa Barbara Women Lawyers Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to law students who are residents of Santa Barbara County, California, at the time of their application.

The foundation is looking for financially needy students with strong academic records, worthy extracurricular activities and leadership potential.

Special consideration will be given to students re-entering the work force, single parents and applicants who demonstrate a strong commitment to promoting gender equality.

  • Deadline: 2013/08/30
  • Awards: $1,000 (two)
  • Contact: Gabriela Ferreira
  • Phone:
  • Email: gabriela@gabrielaferreiralaw.com
  • Website: http://www.sbwl.org/foundation-news/
  • Address: Santa Barbara Women Lawyers Foundation; PO Box 20085; Santa Barbara, CA 93120-0085
  • Last updated: 2013/09/04
  • Keywords: ca california female entering 1l 2l 3l graduate santa barbara

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Wally Davis Memorial Legal Scholarship Fund/Hispanic Education Endowment Fund (HEEF)

HEEF is interested in students who demonstrate a commitment to serving their communities with a social conscience.

Priority is given to applicants from California's Orange County who are of Latino origin and demonstrate involvement in the Latino community and school. The Wally Davis Memorial Legal Scholarship is awarded annually to law students.

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Harvey Fellows Program

The program seeks to encourage Christian graduate students to integrate their faith and vocation and pursue leadership positions in strategic fields where Christians tend to be underrepresented.

  • Deadline: 2013/11/01
  • Awards: $12,000 renewable stipend
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  • Website: http://www.msfdn.org/harveyfellows/overview/
  • Address: Harvey Fellows Program; Mustard Seed Foundation; 7115 Leesburg Pike, Suite 304; Falls Church, VA 22043
  • Last updated: 2013/09/04
  • Keywords: entering 1l 2l harvey christian

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The Doc Cohen Franchising Scholarship

The International Franchise Association Educational Foundation is pleased to announce the Doc Cohen Franchising Scholarship.

This program will support the award of a scholarship each year in the amount of $4,500 which includes a $500 travel stipend to the recipient to attend the IFA Annual Convention.

Candidates must be enrolled in an accredited college or university, with a major or primary focus in one or more of these areas of study - business, finance, marketing, food service, hospitality, franchising, or entrepreneurship.

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Farzad Family Law Scholarship

This scholarship is available to all pre-law and law students who are currently admitted to and attending an undergraduate degree program in pre-law at an accredited American university or college or are admitted to and attending an accredited law school.

Student must write an essay (go to link for the topic) and provide current law school transcript.

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Hon. Patricia Herron and Hon. Ellen James Scholarship

The Women's Section of the Contra Costa County Bar Association awards scholarships annually to local students who have completed at least one year of law school.

The purpose of the scholarship is to provide financial and community support to local law students (male and female) who are in good standing and have demonstrated active community involvement, including involvement in or commitment to women's issues.

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Sonoma County Women-In-Law Honorable Gayle Guynup Scholarship

The annual scholarship is offered by the Sonoma County Women in Law and administered by the Community Foundation of Sonoma County to assist a law student in completing his or her education. The scholarship committee will consider the following attributes:

Sonoma County residence, academic achievement, financial need, second- or third-year law student status, and demonstrated interest in promoting equal opportunity and justice for all women.

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Marin County Bar Association Legal Education Scholarship

The Marin County Bar Association offers scholarships to Northern California law students who either graduated from a Marin High School or have lived in Marin County for the past three years.

Academic achievement, financial need, community service, career goals and special circumstances will be considered.

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Sidley Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship

Sidley Austin LLP will grant a $15,000 Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship to a limited number of deserving second year law students who join Sidley's summer program.

Successful applicant must demonstrate an ability to contribute meaningfully to diversity of the law school, the firm, and the legal profession.

Applicant must also be a second year law student who demonstrates academic achievement and leadership qualities. Preference is given to students at schools where Sidley conducts on-campus interviews (OCI) or participates in resume collections.

Interested applicants should submit an application, resume, official transcript, legal writing sample, personal statement, and, optionally, letter of recommendation to Jenny Connelly at scholarship@sidley.com or the mailing address provided below.

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Fresno County Lawyers' Memorial Scholarship

Applicants must be residents of California's Fresno County who are students in good standing at a California law school accredited by the State Bar.

Students in law schools outside Fresno County are eligible if their permanent family residence address is in Fresno County. Updated applications will be sent to law schools each fall.

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Harry Zekian Memorial Scholarship

Applicants must be residents of California's Fresno County who are students in good standing at a California law school accredited by the State Bar.

Students in law schools outside Fresno County are eligible if their permanent family residence address is in Fresno County.

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Crosner Legal Scholarship

The Crosner Legal Scholarship was established to recognize law students committed justice for criminally convicted or indicted individuals.

Applicant must submit an essay no less than 700 words about the importance of criminal defense law in America. Particular consideration will be given to an applicant who demonstrates creativity, background research, and passion.

The Crosner Legal Scholarship is limited to students with U.S. citizenship and a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

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Wiley Manuel Law Foundation Scholarship

Wiley M. Manuel (1927-1981) was the first African American California Supreme Court Justice. Justice Manuel was deeply concerned about the social, economic, and legal problems facing persons of color.

The Foundation awards scholarships to Northern California law students who best exemplify the qualities of the late Justice Manuel.

  • Deadline: 2013/09/01
  • Awards: varies
  • Contact: Wiley Manuel Law Foundation, Inc.
  • Phone: (510) 465-4100
  • Email:
  • Website: http://www.law.berkeley.edu/files/Wiley_W_Manuel_Law_Foundation.pdf
  • Address: Law Offices of George Holland; 1970 Broadway, Ste. 1030; Oakland, CA 94612
  • Last updated: 2013/07/24
  • Keywords: african asian hispanic latino native 1l 2l 3l graduate wiley manuel

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Community Foundation Sonoma County - Michael F. O'Donnell Memorial Scholarship

The Michael F. O'Donnell Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to honor the memory of Michael F. O'Donnell who was recognized as a brilliant litigator distinguished by the qualities of supreme decency, honesty, humility and humanity.

This fund will award scholarships to students currently enrolled in law school or pursuing a law-related career. Applicants must be residents of Sonoma County or have attended a high school located in Sonoma County.

  • Deadline: 2013/08/25
  • Awards: $2,500
  • Contact: Lisa Carreno
  • Phone: (707) 579-4073 ext. 18
  • Email: lcarreno@sonomacf.org
  • Website: http://www.sonomacf.org
  • Address: Community Foundation Sonoma County, 250 D Street, Suite 250, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
  • Last updated: 2013/07/24
  • Keywords: ca california 1l 2l 3l graduate sonoma santa rosa o'donnell michael

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George Hopper Memorial Scholarship

Fresno County Young Lawyers Association will award the George Hopper Memorial Scholarship to one law student in good standing in the law school who demonstrates overall excellence and accomplishment in pursuit of his or her Juris Doctorate.

Particular consideration is given to civic and academic involvement of the applicant, scholastic achievement, and the applicant's demonstrated financial need.

Applicants must demonstrate a connection to the San Joaquin Valley as well as a desire to enter the practice of law in either Fresno, Madera, Merced, Kings or Tulare County.

Submit completed applications by email.

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Justice Allen E. Broussard Scholarship Foundation

The Allen E. Broussard Scholarship Foundation is committed to the continued pursuit of Justice Broussard's life long desire to assist minorities in their pursuit of higher education, better job opportunities and careers in the legal profession.

To that end, the Broussard Scholarship Foundation has provided scholarship awards since 1997 and will present three $5,000 scholarships.

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WLAC Margaret A. Gannon Legal Eduation Stipend Fund

Women Lawyers of Alameda County established the Margaret A. Gannon Legal Education Stipend Fund to provide financial assistance to offset a portion of the cost of a bar review course for law students and recent grads who are preparing for the CA Bar Exam.

To be eligible, individuals must 1) join the WLAC when submitting application, 2) apply to take the July 2013 CA Bar Exam, 3) not currently be a member of any state bar, and 4) intend to pursue a legal career.

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Alia Herrera Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is open to law students who are entering their second or third year of law school or have the equivalent of one year complete. Eligible applicants are:

1) law students who are attending law schools in the New York City area; or 2) law students who are student members of the law school student section of AAJ; or 3) law students who are children of AAJ members.

The recipient of this scholarship is invited to attend the Annual AAJ Convention this summer.

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Point Scholarship

Point Foundation empowers promising LGBTQ students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential- despite the obstacles often put before them- to make make a significant impact on society.

By identifying and supporting these scholars, Point hopes to provide a greater level of acceptance and respect within future generations for all persons, regardless of sexual orientation, gender expression, or gender identity.

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.

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Markowski-Leach Scholarship Fund

This award provides financial assistance to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons attending San Francisco State University, Stanford University or UC Berkeley students as upper division undergraduate or graduate students.

Award recipients will have been determined by the Scholarship Committee to be likely to make a substantial contribution to society, thereby enhancing both society's perception of gay and

lesbian people as well as the gay and lesbian community's self-esteem.

Successful candidates will demonstrate leadership and a commitment to excellence in their service, employment, or scholastic endeavors as well as dedicated to a goal that will allow them to contribute to the betterment of society.

  • Deadline: 2013/04/12
  • Awards: $1,500
  • Contact:
  • Phone:
  • Email: mlscholarships@gmail.com
  • Website: http://www.mlscholarships.org/
  • Address: The Markowski-Leach Scholarship Committee; PO Box 13315 - PMB #206; Oakland, CA 94661-0315
  • Last updated: 2013/03/01
  • Keywords: lgbt lesbian gay bisexual transgender 1l 2l 3l graduate markowski leach

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Law School Scholarship Essay Contest

The law firm of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. is proud to offer eight scholarships in our Law School Scholarship Essay Contest to deserving law school students who author winning essays.

Essays will be on the topic of either cerbral palsy or car accident topics explained on the website. Essay contest winners will be notified on April 10, 2013.

The winners of this essay contest will be awarded a check from the law firm of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. These funds must be used to pay for college tuition and/or education-related expenses.

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East Bay La Raza Lawyers Association

EBLRLA's goal is to raise sufficient funds for five $2,000 scholarships for law students who (1) self identify as Latina or Latino, live, work or study in the East Bay, have demonstrated a commitment to using the law to advance social justice.

Contact Doris Mitchell for PDF version of the application

In previous years, the scholarship was only open to 1L students, but this year it is being open to 2L and 3L students.

  • Deadline: 2013/03/08
  • Awards: $2,000 (five)
  • Contact: Doris Mitchell
  • Phone: (510) 663-9240
  • Email: doris@dorismitchell.com
  • Website: www.eblrla.org
  • Address: East Bay LA RAZA Lawyers Association, 1330 Broadway, Suite 1830, Oakland, CA 94612
  • Last updated: 2013/02/14
  • Keywords: ca california hispanic latino 1l 2l

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Nadrich & Cohen, L.L.P. Emergency Fund

The partners at Nadrich & Cohen, LLP are passionate about promoting our civil justice system. They have dedicated themselves to defending the rights of personal injury victims.

Candidates must submit a 500 to 1,000 word essay on the importance of jury trials in our society.

They are announcing a new scholarship to be awarded to a deserving student for the 2013-14 academic year. The award will be $1,500, payable through the law school for the student's behalf.

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Farella Braun + Martel LLP Diversity Scholarship

The firm provides Diversity Scholarships to support outstanding Bay Area diverse law students attending Bay Area law schools.

Applicants must be curent first-year law students who are students of color, members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community, disabled, or whose background

or experience would otherwise contribute to the diversity of the legal profession.

  • Deadline: 2013/03/01
  • Awards: varies (between 3 and 5)
  • Contact: Jennifer Peneyra
  • Phone: (415) 954-4749
  • Email: jpeneyra@fbm.com
  • Website: http://www.fbm.com/Diversity_Scholarship_Program/
  • Address: Farella Braun + Martel LLP, Russ Building/ 235 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94104
  • Last updated: 2013/02/06
  • Keywords: african asian disabled hispanic latino lgbt lesbian gay bisexual transgender native 1l farella braun diversity

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Stephen K. Hall ACWA Water Law & Policy Scholarship

The Association of California Water Agencies presents this scholarship annually to a qualified graduate student majoring in law, policy or public administration with a focus or concentration in California water resources.

Eligible students must be attending a graduate or law school in the U.S., carrying at least 8 units per term and planning to attend school for the complete year in which the scholarship is awarded.

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Michigan Auto Law Diversity Scholarship

Michigan Auto Law offers an annual scholarship to a law student who is committed to diversity. To be eligible, students must be a resident of Michigan and must be a member of a racial or ethnic minority group.

In addition, students must demonstrate high academic achievement and involvement in issues of diversity within the academic community.

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Humane Studies Fellowships

Humane Studies Fellowships are awarded to students pursuing academic careers who have demonstrated interest in the classical liberal tradition of individual rights and market economies.

Applicants are evaluated on the relevance of their work to the advancement of a free society, academic or professional performance, and potential for success in their chosen field.

  • Deadline: 2013/01/31
  • Awards: $2,000 to $15,000
  • Contact:
  • Phone:
  • Email: HSF@TheIHS.org
  • Website: www.TheIHS.org/hsf
  • Address: Institute for Humane Studies; Attn: Humane Studies Fellowships; 3301 N. Fairfax Dr., Ste. 440; Arlington, VA 22201
  • Last updated: 2012/11/28
  • Keywords: entering 1l 2l 3l graduate humane studies fellowship

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Attorney-CPA Foundation Scholarships

This scholarship is no longer active.

  • Deadline: Variable
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  • Last updated: 2012/11/09
  • Keywords: 2l 3l graduate attorney cpa

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Dale Minami Public Interest Fellowship

The Dale Minami Public Interest Fellowship was created in 2007 to provide modest fellowship awards to Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall) students and alumni who have shown a strong commitment to serving the public interest.

Minami Fellows are selected for their diverse backgrounds, record of exceptional academic and professional accomplishment, leadership in community service, and commitment to social justice and public interest work.

Priority will be given to applicants who have worked with the Asian American Pacific Islander community. Individuals working in any range of public interest jobs, including government work, are invited to apply.

The Fellowship recipient will be honored at our annual Dale Minami Public Interest Fellowship Dinner, which will take place on Friday, January 25, 2013 in San Francisco, CA.

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Access to Justice Essay Contest

The question for this year's annual Hogan/Smoger Access to Justice Essay Contest is "Is Democracy for Sale?"

All current law students are eligible to submit an essay addressing the questions detailed on the contest website.

Students interested in participating MUST fill out and submit an intent-to-enter form by January 31, 2013.

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Jewish Family and Children's Services

Applicants must be accepted to a college, university, vocational school or other accredited institution and be Jewish residents of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin or Sonoma Counties for one year prior to applying.

Loans are available, as well as some grants between $1000 and $1500. Application is available online.

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Oneida Higher Education

The Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin Higher Education Grant can award up to $20,000 per academic year. The intent of the Oneida Higher Education award is to provide "supplemental" educational grant monies.

Yearly funds are subject to change and are based on Federal and Tribal allocations. Funding will be based on the Oneida Higher Education academic year of August 1 to July 31.

  • Deadline: Variable
  • Awards: Up to $20,000 per year
  • Contact:
  • Phone: (920) 869-4033
  • Email: highered@oneidanation.org
  • Website: http://www.oneidanation.org/highered/
  • Address: N7210 Seminary Road; P.O. Box 365; Oneida, WI 54155
  • Last updated: 2012/11/09
  • Keywords: midwest native entering 1l 2l 3l graduate oneida tribe

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Opportunities for the Blind Inc.

This scholarship is no longer active.

  • Deadline: Variable
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  • Last updated: 2012/11/09
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Foley & Lardner Diversity Scholarship Program

This scholarship was not offered in 2012.

  • Deadline: 2011/02/28
  • Awards: $5,000 (one)
  • Contact:
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  • Website: www.foley.com
  • Address:
  • Last updated: 2012/11/09
  • Keywords: african asian hispanic latino lgbt lesbian gay bisexual transgender native 1l foley lardner diversity

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Osage Nation Higher Education Scholarship Grant

The Osage Nation Higher Education Scholarship Grant is available to any Osage member attending any college or university. The Higher Education Grant Award varies according to an academic point system for each applicant.

Undergraduates and Graduates are eligible. The scholarship packet may be request by calling the number below.

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Osage Tribal Education Committee

Applicants must prove Osage Indian blood, be enrolled in an accredited college and submit a completed application. Law students are eligible for this scholarship program.

Students must apply each semester for continuous funding. Application and renewal application are available on the website.

  • Deadline: Variable
  • Awards: varies
  • Contact:
  • Phone: (405) 605-6051, ext 4
  • Email:
  • Website: http://www.osagetribe.com/education/welcome_sub_page.aspx?subpage_id=29
  • Address: Osage Tribal Education Committee (OTEC); c/o Bureau of Indian Education; 200 N.W. 4th Street, Suite 4049; Oklahoma City, OK 73102
  • Last updated: 2012/11/09
  • Keywords: native entering 1l 2l 3l graduate osage tribe

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Charles Houston Bar Association Scholarship

The Charles Houston Bar Association offers its annual scholarship to CHBA student members.

All qualified students are encouraged to apply, regardless of GPA.

Application includes a 500-word essay describing professional plans for the future and plans to assist the African American community with your law degree.

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Hispanic Scholarship Fund - College Scholarship Program

Applicants must be full-time students with a GPA of 3.0 or above, be either a U.S. citizen or a legal permanent resident, and be of Hispanic heritage (one parent fully Hispanic or each parent half Hispanic).

Applications are evaluated on academic achievement, personal statement and financial need. Applications will be available online in September.

  • Deadline: 2012/12/15
  • Awards: $1,000 - $5,000
  • Contact:
  • Phone: (877) 473-4636
  • Email: scholar1@hsf.net
  • Website: www.hsf.net/innercontent.aspx?id=424
  • Address: Hispanic Scholarship Fund; 55 Second Street, Suite 1500; San Francisco, CA 94105
  • Last updated: 2012/10/17
  • Keywords: hispanic latino 1l 2l 3l graduate hsf

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La Raza Lawyers Association of Santa Clara County

This scholarship is no longer offered.

  • Deadline: 2012/10/08
  • Awards: $2,500 (three)
  • Contact: Alvaro Almanza
  • Phone:
  • Email: AAlmanza@pdo.sccgov.org
  • Website: http://2012larazascholarship.org/
  • Address: LRLA, Scholarship Chair; PO Box 30; San Jose, CA 95103
  • Last updated: 2012/09/07
  • Keywords: ca california hispanic latino 1l 2l 3l graduate la raza santa clara bay area

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Frederickson & Byron Foundation Diversity Scholarship

The Foundation provides tuition support to selected minority applicants. Scholarship recipients will be chosen from among first-year law students only.

The Foundation seeks students who are interested in entering private practice, especially in the Upper Midwest, when they complete their legal education.

Applications for the next cycle will be available in October 2012.

  • Deadline: 2012/03/31
  • Awards: $10,000 (one)
  • Contact: Greta Larson
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  • Email: glarson@fredlaw.com
  • Website: http://www.fredlaw.com/firm/scholarship.htm
  • Address: Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.; Attn. Greta Larson; 200 South Sixth Street, Suite 4000; Minneapolis, MN 55402-1425
  • Last updated: 2012/07/25
  • Keywords: midwest african asian hispanic latino native 1l frederickson byron

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Ochoa Legal Group Workers' Rights Scholarship

Ochoa Legal Group has established the inaugural Workers' Rights Scholarship to help defray the costs of obtaining a law school education.

The award recognizes a California law student who is committed to the labor movement and intends to pursue a career in the field workers' rights upon graduation.

People of color, women, veterans, LGBTQ and candidates with disabilities or from economically disadvantaged backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

  • Deadline: 2012/08/31
  • Awards: $500 (One)
  • Contact:
  • Phone: (619) 285-1662
  • Email: info@union-attorneys.org
  • Website: http://www.union-attorneys.org/English/Scholarship.html
  • Address: United Labor Center; 3737 Camino Del Rio South, Ste. 407; San Diego, CA 92108
  • Last updated: 2012/07/09
  • Keywords: african disabled female hispanic latino public interest entering 1l 2l 3l graduate labor workers' ochoa union

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Latham Diversity Scholars Program

Latham & Watkins Diversity Scholars program is designed to increase the number of diverse attorneys who want to pursue careers in global law firms.

The firm awards six second year law students a $10,000 non-renewable scholarship each for use during their third year of law school.

Factors considered in choosing the Diversity Scholars include academic and leadership achievements, life experiences and challenges, and a desire to practice at a global law firm and contribute to its diversity objectives.

  • Deadline: 2012/07/20
  • Awards: $10,000 (six)
  • Contact: Elizabeth Krichmar
  • Phone:
  • Email: elizabeth.krichmar@lw.com
  • Website: http://www.lw.com/AboutLatham.aspx?page=Diversity
  • Address: Diversity Scholars Program Selection Panel; ATTN: Heather Sardinha; Latham & Watkins LLP; 12636 High Bluff Drive, Suite 400; San Diego, CA 92130
  • Last updated: 2012/07/09
  • Keywords: african asian disabled female hispanic latino lgbt lesbian gay bisexual transgender native 1l latham watkins diversity firm

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Vietnamese American Bar Association of Northern California Scholarship

VABANC is offering two scholarships to law students or first-year attorneys working in a public interest position with a background or goal of serving the Vietnamese or Vietnamese-American communities.

The 2012 scholarship recipient(s) will be recognized at VABANC's annual scholarship dinner on October 5, 2012 at the University Club in Palo Alto. Attendance at the scholarship dinner is mandatory and conditional to the award.

For more information, please visit www.vabanc.org.

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Michael J. Halloran Scholarship

This scholarship is for a 2L or 3L JD student who states a preference for specializing in the corporate, securities, and/or banking law areas and intends to take courses in one or more of those areas.

The Berkeley Law Financial Aid Office administers this scholarship, along with several others, for continuing students. 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.

  • Deadline: 2012/07/16
  • Awards: $3,000
  • Contact: Berkeley Law Financial Aid
  • Phone:
  • Email: financial-aid@law.berkeley.edu
  • Website:
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  • Last updated: 2012/06/29
  • Keywords: 1l 2l halloran

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John Daniel Van Voorhis Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is for an academically exceptional 2L or 3L JD student who is pursuing a career in environmental law with an emphasis in land use or planning.

The Berkeley Law Financial Aid Office administers this scholarship, along with several others, for continuing students. 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.

  • Deadline: 2012/07/16
  • Awards: $1,500
  • Contact: Berkeley Law Financial Aid
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  • Email: financial-aid@law.berkeley.edu
  • Website:
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  • Last updated: 2012/06/29
  • Keywords: 1l 2l voorhis

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Victor Van Bourg Scholarship

This scholarship is for a 2L or 3L JD student who demonstrates financial need and a commitment to the practice of 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.

The Berkeley Law Financial Aid Office administers this scholarship, along with several others, for continuing students. 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.

  • Deadline: 2012/07/16
  • Awards: $1,500
  • Contact: Berkeley Law Financial Aid
  • Phone:
  • Email: financial-aid@law.berkeley.edu
  • Website:
  • Address:
  • Last updated: 2012/06/29
  • Keywords: 1l 2l van bourg

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Philip & Barbara Kaplan Scholarship

This scholarship is for a 2L or 3L JD student who demonstrates financial need, exceptional academic capacity as a student, and a commitment to pursue a career in governmental public service with an international focus.

Applicants must submit an official copy of their law school academic transcript(s).

The Berkeley Law Financial Aid Office administers this scholarship, along with several others, for continuing students. 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.

  • Deadline: 2012/07/16
  • Awards: $5,000 - $10,000
  • Contact: Berkeley Law Financial Aid
  • Phone:
  • Email: financial-aid@law.berkeley.edu
  • Website:
  • Address:
  • Last updated: 2012/06/29
  • Keywords: public interest 1l 2l kaplan

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Stuart P. Herman Book Award

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

The Berkeley Law Financial Aid Office administers this scholarship, along with several others, for continuing students. 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.

  • Deadline: 2012/07/16
  • Awards: $1,500
  • Contact: Berkeley Law Financial Aid
  • Phone:
  • Email: financial-aid@law.berkeley.edu
  • Website:
  • Address:
  • Last updated: 2012/06/29
  • Keywords: 1l 2l herman book

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Alexander Marsden "Captain" Kidd Scholarship

This scholarship is for a 2L or 3L JD student who demonstrates financial need and experience or interest in educational career fields.

The Berkeley Law Financial Aid Office administers this scholarship, along with several others, for continuing students. 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.

  • Deadline: 2012/07/16
  • Awards: $5,000
  • Contact: Berkeley Law Financial Aid
  • Phone:
  • Email: financial-aid@law.berkeley.edu
  • Website:
  • Address:
  • Last updated: 2012/06/29
  • Keywords: 1l 2l captain kidd

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Edwin A. Heafey, Jr. Fellowship

This fellowship is for a 2L or 3L JD student who demonstrates financial need and an interest in pursuing a career in trial advocacy.

If the recipient is a 2L, the award may be renewed if he or she is enrolled and of good academic standing during his or her third year of law school.

The Berkeley Law Financial Aid Office administers this scholarship, along with several others, for continuing students. 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.

  • Deadline: 2012/07/16
  • Awards: $5,000
  • Contact: Berkeley Law Financial Aid
  • Phone:
  • Email: financial-aid@law.berkeley.edu
  • Website:
  • Address:
  • Last updated: 2012/06/29
  • Keywords: 1l 2l heafey

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Elizabeth and Charles Tigar Public Interest Scholarship

This scholarship is for a 2L or 3L JD student with a demonstrated interest in public interest law,

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.

The Berkeley Law Financial Aid Office administers this scholarship, along with several others, for continuing students. 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.

  • Deadline: 2012/07/16
  • Awards: $1,700
  • Contact: Berkeley Law Financial Aid
  • Phone:
  • Email: financial-aid@law.berkeley.edu
  • Website:
  • Address:
  • Last updated: 2012/06/29
  • Keywords: public interest 1l 2l tigar

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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.

Successful candidates will submit a statement (See #2 of application documents.) describing the public interest work they plan to pursue, why they want to pursue that work, and how this scholarship will help them to achieve that goal.

The Berkeley Law Financial Aid Office administers this scholarship, along with several others, for continuing students. 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.

  • Deadline: 2012/07/16
  • Awards: $2,000
  • Contact: Berkeley Law Financial Aid
  • Phone:
  • Email: financial-aid@law.berkeley.edu
  • Website:
  • Address:
  • Last updated: 2012/06/29
  • Keywords: public interest 2l falik

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Homer Mason Scholarship

This scholarship is for a 2L or 3L JD student with a demonstrated interest in people of Third World backgrounds and/or the poor and underrepresented.

The Berkeley Law Financial Aid Office administers this scholarship, along with several others, for continuing students. 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.

  • Deadline: 2012/07/16
  • Awards: $3,000
  • Contact: Berkeley Law Financial Aid
  • Phone:
  • Email: financial-aid@law.berkeley.edu
  • Website:
  • Address:
  • Last updated: 2012/06/29
  • Keywords: 1l 2l mason

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Judge Edward Dean Price Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is for a 2L or 3L JD student to help toward the purchase of her or his law books. The successful applicant must demonstrate a connection to California's Central Valley

(Kern, Tulare, Fresno, Kings, Madera, Merced, Mariposa, Stanislaus, San Joaquin, Tuolumne, or Calaveras Counties).

The Berkeley Law Financial Aid Office administers this scholarship, along with several others, for continuing students. 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.

  • Deadline: 2012/07/16
  • Awards: $700
  • Contact: Berkeley Law Financial Aid
  • Phone:
  • Email: financial-aid@law.berkeley.edu
  • Website:
  • Address:
  • Last updated: 2012/06/29
  • Keywords: ca california 1l 2l price

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Robert Barr Scholarship

This scholarship is for a 2L or 3L JD student who demonstrates financial need and a committed interest to the field of law and technology. Applicants must submit an official copy of their law school academic transcript(s).

The Berkeley Law Financial Aid Office administers this scholarship, along with several others, for continuing students. 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.

  • Deadline: 2012/07/16
  • Awards: $10,000 (one)
  • Contact: Berkeley Law Financial Aid
  • Phone:
  • Email: financial-aid@law.berkeley.edu
  • Website:
  • Address:
  • Last updated: 2012/06/29
  • Keywords: 1l 2l barr

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Martin S. Depper & Estelle D. Depper Scholarship

This scholarship is for a current 2L or 3L JD student who demonstrates financial need and was employed not less than 20 hours per week during the previous academic year.

Applicants must provide evidence of working 20 or more hours per week throughout that academic year.

The Berkeley Law Financial Aid Office administers this scholarship, along with several others, for continuing students. 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.

  • Deadline: 2012/07/16
  • Awards: $18,000
  • Contact: Berkeley Law Financial Aid
  • Phone:
  • Email: financial-aid@law.berkeley.edu
  • Website:
  • Address:
  • Last updated: 2012/06/29
  • Keywords: 1l 2l depper

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Patricia E. Ector '79 Scholarship

This scholarship is for 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.

The Berkeley Law Financial Aid Office administers this scholarship, along with several others, for continuing students. 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.

  • Deadline: 2012/07/16
  • Awards: $1,000
  • Contact: Berkeley Law Financial Aid
  • Phone:
  • Email: financial-aid@law.berkeley.edu
  • Website:
  • Address:
  • Last updated: 2012/06/29
  • Keywords: african 1l 2l ector

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Philip Frickey Public Law Scholarship (INACTIVE)

This scholarship is for a 2L or 3L JD student who demonstrates financial need and an interest in and dedication to Indian law or other public law issues.

The Berkeley Law Financial Aid Office administers this scholarship, along with several others, for continuing students. 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.

  • Deadline: 2011/06/30
  • Awards: $1,000
  • Contact: Berkeley Law Financial Aid
  • Phone:
  • Email: financial-aid@law.berkeley.edu
  • Website:
  • Address:
  • Last updated: 2012/06/29
  • Keywords: 1l 2l frickey

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Sid Wolinsky & David Baum Public Interest Practice Scholarship

This scholarship is for a disabled 2L or 3L JD student with a demonstrated interest in pursuing a public interest career (not necessarily in disability law). Please indicate your disability in your application statement.

The Berkeley Law Financial Aid Office administers this scholarship, along with several others, for continuing students. 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.

  • Deadline: 2012/07/16
  • Awards: $5,000
  • Contact: Berkeley Law Financial Aid
  • Phone:
  • Email: financial-aid@law.berkeley.edu
  • Website:
  • Address:
  • Last updated: 2012/06/29
  • Keywords: disabled 1l 2l wolinsky baum

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Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF)

Open to full-time law students of Hispanic descent accepted to or enrolled in an accredited law school.

Applicants must show a commitment to serving the Latino community after graduation and demonstrate financial need and academic achievement. The 2011-2012 scholarship application will be available in the summer of 2011.

  • Deadline: 2012/01/02
  • Awards: $5,000 (five to ten)
  • Contact:
  • Phone:
  • Email:
  • Website: http://www.maldef.org/leadership/scholarships/index.html
  • Address: MALDEF Law School Scholarship Program; 634 S. Spring Street, 11th Floor; Los Angeles, CA 90014
  • Last updated: 2012/05/03
  • Keywords: hispanic latino entering 1l 2l 3l graduate maldef mexican

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Dominican Bar Association Law School Scholarship

The DBA Law School Scholarship Program is open to all law students. The scholarships are awarded based on the intention to serve the Latino community through the legal profession, academic and personal achievement, and financial need.

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Filipino Bar Association of Northern California Scholarships

Applicants must be current law students in good academic standing or admitted law students for the 2011-12 academic year.

They must also have a demonstrated interest in serving the Filipino-American community and a desire to provide legal services to the Filipino-American community as an attorney. Scholarship(s) will be awarded at FBANC's 32nd Anniversary Dinner.

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Milbank Diversity Scholarships

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP provides Diversity Scholarships to create opportunities to bring about a more diverse workplace.

Each year, Milbank will name up to five law students who will be offered a salaried summer associate position in one of the firm's three domestic offices and a scholarship to be distributed at the beginning of a student's third year of law school.

Students who are members of groups traditionally under-represented in large law firms are encouraged to apply.

Factors considered in the selection include academic achievement, demonstrated leadership ability, excellent writing and interpersonal skills and a sincere interest in Milbank's practice.

  • Deadline: 2012/09/01
  • Awards: $50,000 (up to five)
  • Contact: Salila Yohn
  • Phone: (212) 530-5316
  • Email: syohn@milbank.com
  • Website: http://www.milbank.com/careers/the-summer/diversity.html
  • Address: Milbank Diversity Scholars Selection Committee; Attn: Salila Yohn; Manager, Diversity and Inclusion; Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP; One Chase Manhattan Plaza; New York, NY 10005
  • Last updated: 2012/05/03
  • Keywords: african asian disabled female hispanic latino lgbt lesbian gay bisexual transgender native 2l milbank

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Goodwin Public Interest Fellowships for Law Students of Color

The Goodwin Public Interest Fellowships offer two $7,500 awards to minority students who work in public interest during the summer after their first year of law school.

Fellows are invited to attend Goodwin Procter's Summer Associate Program events while working in public interest after their first year of law school, and are offered an interview to be considered for the Summer Associate Program for the next summer.

In addition, Goodwin Procter partners with MassMutual to offer a third fellowship award.

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Faegre & Benson Diversity Scholarship Program

Faegre & Benson LLP offers the diversity scholarship program which aims to encourage and support diversity in the legal profession by awarding $12,000 annually to each recipient to help pay for their final years of law school.

Applicants must be first-year law students at an accredited law school in the U.S. Scholarship recipients will work as summer associates at one of the firm's four U.S. offices between their first and second years of law school.

Recipients will be chosen partly on the basis of a short essay that explores how diversity has influenced their lives and how it impacts the legal profession.

  • Deadline: 2012/01/09
  • Awards: $12,000, divided between second and third years of law school (two)
  • Contact: Trisha A. Selden
  • Phone:
  • Email: tselden@faegre.com
  • Website: http://www.faegrebd.com/14041
  • Address:
  • Last updated: 2012/05/03
  • Keywords: african asian disabled female hispanic latino lgbt lesbian gay bisexual transgender native 1l faegre benson diversity

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Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC will award three scholarships to diverse law students this year.

Each recipient will be awarded $10,000 during the third year of law school to help defray the cost of law school tuition and related expenses. In addition, recipients will be given a 2L Summer Associate position at one of the offices across the country.

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Arent Fox LLP Diversity Scholarship Program

Arent Fox offers a scholarship award of $15,000 to three first-year law students who are members of a diverse population that historically has been underrepresented in the legal profession.

The scholarship award includes a position in Arent Fox's summer associate program for the summer after the recipient's first year in law school.

Applicants may only apply to one office; direct questions to the appropriate contact.

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NAACP Agnes Jones Jackson Scholarship

This scholarship is open to current members of the NAACP. Applicant must be a citizen of the U.S. and be enrolled in an accredited college in the U.S. Graduate applicant may be full or part-time student possessing a 3.0 average on a 4.0 system.

Applicants must not have reached the age of 25 by the deadline, and must demonstrate financial need as definied on the scholarship's website.

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P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Fund

Applicants must be female citizens of countries other than the United States and Canada.

They must qualify for admission to full-time graduate school in the US or Canada, have a full year of class work remaining and promise to return to their country immediately following the completion of their degree to pursue their professional careers.

Interested applicants must first establish their eligibility before they will receive an application. Eligibility forms are available online.

  • Deadline: 2012/02/15
  • Awards: $10,000 maximum
  • Contact:
  • Phone: (515) 255-3153
  • Email:
  • Website: http://www.peointernational.org/peo-projectsphilanthropies
  • Address: P.E.O. Executive Office; 3700 Grand Ave.; Des Moines, IA 50312-2899
  • Last updated: 2012/05/03
  • Keywords: international immigrant female 1l 2l peo peace

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Horizons Women in Defense Scholarship

The scholarship was established to encourage women to pursue careers related to the national security interests of the United States. Applicants must:

be currently enrolled at an accredited university or college, either full or part-time, demonstrate interest in pursuing a career related to national security or defense, demonstrate financial need,

demonstrate academic excellence (minimum GPA of 3.25), and be a female U.S. Citizen. Application is available online.

  • Deadline: 2012/07/01
  • Awards: varies
  • Contact:
  • Phone: (703) 247-2552
  • Email:
  • Website: http://wid.ndia.org/horizon
  • Address: WID HORIZONS; 2111 Wilson Blvd., Suite. 400; Arlington, VA 22201-3061
  • Last updated: 2012/05/03
  • Keywords: female entering 1l 2l horizons defense

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Ms. JD Fellowship

Each summer, Ms. JD chooses outstanding second year law students to receive the fellowship.

Winners receive financial support and invitations to ABA and Ms. JD events. Each winner is paired with a mentor chosen from among the Brent Award Winners and ABA Commission on Women in the Profession Commissioners.

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The Cooley Diversity Fellowship

Cooley LLP offers Diversity Fellowships to law students who demonstrate a commitment to promoting diversity in their communities. Award recipients will receive a paid Summer Associate position and an award to assist them with law school tuition.

Recipients will be announced in the fall with the Summer Associate position to start following the completion of the recipient's 2L year.

  • Deadline: 2012/07/15
  • Awards: Up to $15,000
  • Contact: Septina McDonnell
  • Phone:
  • Email: diversityfellowship@cooley.com
  • Website: http://www.cooley.com/diversityfellowship
  • Address: Cooley LLP; 4401 Eastgate Mall; San Diego, CA 92121-1909
  • Last updated: 2012/05/03
  • Keywords: african asian disabled female hispanic latino jewish lgbt lesbian gay bisexual transgender native 1l cooley diversity summer associate firm

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American Indian Graduate Center Fellowships

These awards are granted to assist Native American and Alaskan Native students from federally recognized tribes pursuing Master's, Doctorate, and professional degrees in all fields. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.

Fellowships are awarded to applicants to the extent that funds are available. You may print out an application online or request one in the mail via the website.

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Bar Association of San Francisco Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarships

These scholarships provide financial assistance to qualified students from minority groups underrepresented in Bay Area law schools.

Minority students admitted into and entering an ABA-accredited law school in the Bay Area for the fall and current law students may apply.

  • Deadline: 2012/05/11
  • Awards: $10,000 renewable
  • Contact: Lauren Luke
  • Phone: (415) 782-9000, ext. 8705
  • Email: lluke@sfbar.org
  • Website: www.sfbar.org/diversity/scholarships.aspx
  • Address:
  • Last updated: 2012/04/03
  • Keywords: african asian hispanic latino native entering 1l 2l san francisco bay area minority

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Cabaniss, Johnston Scholarship

The goal of the Cabaniss, Johnston Scholarship is to assist and recognize second-year law students from Alabama. Applicants must be Alabama residents and must be enrolled in their second year at an ABA-accredited law school.

Academic achievement, character, and financial need are considered. A runner-up scholarship of $1000 may be awarded at the selection committee's discretion.

  • Deadline: 2012/06/01
  • Awards: $5,000 (one)
  • Contact:
  • Phone: (334) 269-1515
  • Email:
  • Website: http://www.alfinc.org/cabanissjohnston.cfm
  • Address: Cabaniss, Johnston Scholarship Committee; Alabama Law Foundation, Inc.; Post Office Box 671; Montgomery, AL 36101
  • Last updated: 2012/04/03
  • Keywords: southern 2l alabama cabannis johnston

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San Mateo County Women Lawyers Education Foundation

Scholarships are available to all students, both male and female, and are based on financial need, academic excellence, residential or other ties to San Mateo County, and involvement in activities, whether legal, scholastic, public, private or community.

Applicants for the scholarship should submit a letter stating their qualifications for the award and the information about why they should be chosen. Please include in the letter, or as a separate attachment, the following information:

all law school scholarships received and in what amounts; specify how your law school education is being financed; and a copy of your current law school transcript.

  • Deadline: 2012/04/10
  • Awards: Up to $3,500
  • Contact: Mara Feiger
  • Phone: (650) 679-8484
  • Email: mwfeiger@yahoo.com
  • Website:
  • Address: San Mateo County Women Lawyers' Section Education Foundation; P.O. Box 341; San Carlos, CA 94070
  • Last updated: 2012/03/06
  • Keywords: ca california 1l 2l 3l graduate san mateo

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Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley Achievement Scholarship

The purpose of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley (APABA-SV) Achievement Scholarship is to recognize law students in the Bay Area who have overcome personal hardships or challenges;

shown excellence and achievement in law school; or demonstrated leadership and service to the Asian Pacific American community.

Although not required, preference will be given to law students who will be interning in the summer at a non-profit organization that serves the Asian Pacific American community.

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MCCA Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship Program

The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship Program provides scholarship support for newly entering first-year law students pursuing a Juris Doctor degree.

The Scholarship Program will provide scholarships at $10,000 per year for up to three years.

The scholarship is open to all U.S. citizens who have been accepted into an ABA-accredited U.S. law school on or before the application deadline. Applicant must have interest in corporate law and diversity.

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South Asian Bar Association of Northern California Foundation Fellowship

The SABANC (South Asian Bar Association of Northern California) Foundation has a fellowship program that funds public interest fellowships for law students

who are dedicated to public interest work that impacts and benefits the South Asian community in Northern California.

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Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Scholarship Awards

CHCI awards scholarships to Latino students who have a history of performing public and/or community service activities in their communities and who plan to continue contributing in the future.

Students with excellent leadership potential are encouraged to apply. Applications are available online.

  • Deadline: 2012/04/16
  • Awards: $5,000
  • Contact:
  • Phone: (202) 543-1771
  • Email:
  • Website: www.chci.org/scholarships/
  • Address: CHCI; 911 2nd Street, NE; Washington, DC 20002
  • Last updated: 2012/02/14
  • Keywords: hispanic latino entering 1l 2l chci hispanic caucus

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George A. Strait Minority Scholarship Endowment

This stipend is awarded to college graduates with law library experience who are members of a minority group as defined by current U.S. government guidelines and are degree candidates in accredited library or law schools.

  • Deadline: 2012/04/01
  • Awards: $3,500
  • Contact:
  • Phone: (312) 939-4764, ext. 10
  • Email: scholarships@aall.org
  • Website: www.aallnet.org/services/scholarships.asp
  • Address: American Association of Law Libraries; Chair, Scholarships Committee; 105 W. Adams Street, Suite 3300; Chicago, IL 60603
  • Last updated: 2012/02/14
  • Keywords: african asian hispanic latino native 1l 2l 3l graduate strait library

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Robert Masur Fellowship for Civil Liberties

Offered annually by The Nation Institute, The Robert Masur Fellowship consists of a $1,000 honorarium for students who intend to carry out significant activities during the summer

in between their first and second year in the areas of civil rights and/or civil liberties. Proposed activities may include a writing or research project, work with a public interest organization,

work on a civil rights or civil liberties law case under the supervision of a faculty member or lawyer, or any other work in these areas.

Applicants should send a proposal, no more than two pages, describing his or her intended summer project, along with a resume, a brief letter of recommendation, and the name of their faculty or organizational sponsor.

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Asian American Government Executives Network Scholarships

The mission of AAGEN is to promote, expand and support Asian Pacific American leadership in the federal, state and local governments.

Applicants will be evaluated based on academic excellence, service in local, state and/or federal government, and a seriousness of purpose in pursuing post-secondary education and training goals.

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Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles Scholarship

Eligibility is limited to second- and third-year full-time law students and fourth-year law students enrolled part-time or in night programs.

Applicants must be attending an accredited law school or have passed the California first-year students' examination.

The Black Women Lawyers Association awards its scholarships and bar grants on the basis of financial need, community service, academic achievement and legal writing ability.

Successful applicants will be recognized at the Black Women Lawyer's Foundation Luncheon on May 19, 2012.

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Defense Research Institute Diversity Scholarship

DRI offers a Law Student Diversity Scholarship program open to incoming second and third-year African American, Hispanic, Asian, Pan Asian and Native American students.

Incoming second and third-year female law students are also eligible, regardless of race or ethnicity.

Students who are members of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) or otherwise affiliated with AAJ are not eligible for DRI scholarships. Recipients of the scholarships are announced at the DRI Diversity for Success Seminar in June.

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American Foundation for the Blind Scholarship

The foundation offers two scholarships:

1)The Ferdinand Torres Scholarship provides a grant to a full-time post-secondary student who is legally blind and who presents evidence of economic need.

To be eligible the applicant must reside in the United States but need not be a U.S. citizen. Preference will be given to applicants residing in the New York City metropolitan area and to new U.S. immigrants.

2)The Karen Carsel Memorial Scholarship provides a grant to a full-time graduate student who is legally blind and who presents evidence of economic need.

  • Deadline: 2012/04/30
  • Awards: $500 - $3,500
  • Contact:
  • Phone: (304) 523-8651 or (800) 232-5463
  • Email:
  • Website: http://www.afb.org/Section.asp?Documentid=2962
  • Address: American Foundation for the Blind; Attn: Tara Annis; 1000 Fifth Ave.; Suite 350; Huntington, WV 25701
  • Last updated: 2012/02/09
  • Keywords: disabled entering 1l 2l 3l graduate blind torres carsel

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Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) National Scholarship Awards

The league offers three separate scholarships: the Thomas T. Hayashi Memorial Scholarship, the Sho Sato Memorial Scholarship, and the Abe and Esther Hagiwara Student Aid Award,

which provides financial assistance to a student who otherwise would have to delay or terminate his or her education because of a lack of financing. Only applicants who exhibit severe financial need will be considered for the Hagiwara award.

Applicants must be active JACL members who are planning to attend law school in the fall. Applications are available online.

  • Deadline: 2012/04/01
  • Awards: varies
  • Contact: Patty Wada
  • Phone: (415) 345-1075
  • Email: ncwnp@jacl.org
  • Website: http://www.jacl.org/edu/scholar.htm
  • Address: JACL National Scholarship Program; c/o Portland JACL; PO Box 86310; Portland, OR 97286
  • Last updated: 2012/02/09
  • Keywords: asian entering jacl japanese japan league

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James D. Kline Fund

Candidates pursuing a graduate degree at any UC campus and residing in any part of the world are eligible for this award.

Funding is available for projects or programs of study that promote international understanding and world peace.

  • Deadline: 2012/03/14
  • Awards: $500 - $3,000
  • Contact:
  • Phone: (805) 893-2277
  • Email: financial@graddiv.ucsb.edu
  • Website: https://www.graddiv.ucsb.edu/pubs/#fn
  • Address: University of California, Santa Barbara; Graduate Division; 3117 Cheadle Hall; Santa Barbara, CA 93106-2070
  • Last updated: 2012/02/09
  • Keywords: 1l 2l 3l graduate kline

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Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati (BLAC) Scholarship

The William McClain Scholarship is offered to an African-American student attending any ABA accredited law school who is a Cincinnati, Ohio resident and has demonstrated leadership skills, a commitment to the Cincinnati community and financial need.

  • Deadline: 2012/02/13
  • Awards: $2,000
  • Contact: Bernice L. Walker
  • Phone: (513) 946-4323
  • Email: blwalke@msn.com
  • Website: http://www.cincyblac.org/Scholarship.lasso
  • Address: BLAC Scholarship Committee; PO Box 3181; Cincinnati, OH 45201-3181
  • Last updated: 2012/02/09
  • Keywords: midwest african 1l 2l 3l graduate cincinnati ohio blac mcclain

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National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution--American Indians Scholarships

The American Indians Committee of the DAR awards this scholarship to Native Americans and is intended to help Native American students of any age, any tribe and in any state striving to get an education.

All awards are judged based on financial need and academic achievement.

Applicants must be Native Americans (proof of American Indian blood is required by letter or proof papers) in financial need and have a grade point average of 2.75 or higher.

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Graduate Diversity Program (GDP) Award

This three-year award is given to outstanding entering J.D. students who contribute to the level of diversity within their discipline or the graduate community at large.

Recipients may have shown academic achievement despite challenges such as social, economic or educational obstacles. Continued excellence in the J.D. Program is required.

To be considered, U.S. citizens or permanent residents must submit a FAFSA. Applicants are nominated by Berkeley Law Financial Aid.

  • Deadline: 2012/03/02
  • Awards: Fees, $10,000 stiped for the first year, and nonresident tuition (if applicable) for the first year only
  • Contact: Berkeley Law Financial Aid Office
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  • Email: financial-aid@law.berkeley.edu
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  • Last updated: 2012/02/09
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California Bar Diversity Scholarship

The Diversity Scholarship seeks to support newly admitted law students from groups historically underrepresented in the legal profession who have committed to attend a California law school.

Candidates must self-identify as being in a racial or ethnic group historically underrepresented in the legal profession, demonstrate financial need, and intend to practice law in California after graduation.

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Edwards Scholarship Fund

The Edwards Scholarship is for Boston residents only. It is open to women and men of all races, nationalities and religions who are less than 25 years old and have lived within the Boston city limits

since the beginning of their junior year of high school. Scholarships are granted based on financial need, scholastic ability, and good character.

Recipients are encouraged to remember the fund when they are gainfully employed in their chosen professions. Donations to the fund are acknowledged in writing and are completely tax deductible.

  • Deadline: 2012/03/15
  • Awards: $1,000 to $5,000
  • Contact:
  • Phone: (617) 654-8628
  • Email: info@edwardsfund.org
  • Website: http://www.edwardsfund.org/
  • Address: Edwards Scholarship Fund; John Hancock Tower; 200 Clarendon Street, 27th Floor; Boston, MA 02116
  • Last updated: 2012/01/19
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Dutchess County Bar Association - Joseph H. Gellert Scholarship

In honor of its founder, The Honorable Joseph H. Gellert, the Dutchess County Bar Association funds an annual scholarship to a resident of Dutchess County, New York who is matriculated in an accredited law school.

Applicants must have completed at least one year of law school to be eligible.

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Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund provides grants to students actively working for peace and justice. These need-based scholarships are awarded to those able to do academic work at the university level

and who are part of the progressive movement on the campus and in the community.

Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited school and receiving college credit for the time period covered by the grant, and must be living in the United States in order to apply. Applications available in January.

  • Deadline: 2012/04/01
  • Awards: Up to $10,000
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  • Website: http://www.davisputter.org
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  • Last updated: 2012/01/19
  • Keywords: entering 1l 2l 3l graduate davis putter peace

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Federal Circuit Bar Association Scholarships

The Federal Circuit Bar Association awards several judicial and founders scholarships to law students who will be enrolled in a JD program at an ABA-accredited school for the next academic year.

Applications must be submitted by email as a single PDF document with the subject line "FCBA Scholarship Submission."

Applicants should show a demonstrable 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.

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American Council of the Blind Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to legally blind applicants admitted for study at any accredited college for any level or kind of study, including vocational study.

Contact American Council of the Blind in September to request more information, including criteria.

  • Deadline: 2012/03/01
  • Awards: varies
  • Contact: Dionne Matthews
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  • Email: dmatthews@acb.org
  • Website: http://www.acb.org/scholarship
  • Address: American Council of the Blind Scholarship Program; 2200 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 650; Alexandria, VA 22201
  • Last updated: 2012/01/17
  • Keywords: disabled entering 1l 2l 3l graduate council blind acb

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LULAC National Educational Service Center Scholarship

This scholarship is offered by the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC). Applicants must be Hispanic students. Awards are given to all fields of study and are based on merit, achievement, honors and need.

Contact the scholarship committee of a participating local LULAC Council in your community to request a scholarship application. Applications will be available January 31, 2012.

  • Deadline: 2012/03/31
  • Awards: $250 - $1,000
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  • Website: http://www.lnesc.org/
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  • Last updated: 2012/01/17
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Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Diversity Scholarship

The Bradley Arant Boult Cummings (BABC) Diversity Scholarship is awarded annually to one first-year law student.

In connection with receiving the scholarship, the recipient will be required to clerk in one of BABC's seven offices for the summer after the scholarship is awarded.

  • Deadline: 2012/02/15
  • Awards: $10,000 (one)
  • Contact: Mary Screws
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  • Email: mscrews@babc.com
  • Website: http://www.babc.com/diversity_scholarship/
  • Address: One Federal Place; 1819 Fifth Ave. North; Birmingham, AL 35203-2119
  • Last updated: 2012/01/17
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Esperanza Scholarship Fund

Applicant must be an Ohio resident and have at least one parent who is fully Hispanic.

Applicant must demonstrate financial need and is requied to participate in an interview with Esperanza's Scholarship Selection Committee if selected as a semi-finalist.

  • Deadline: 2012/03/23
  • Awards: $500 - $1,500
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  • Phone: (216) 651-7178
  • Email: scholarships@esperanzainc.org
  • Website: http://www.esperanzainc.org
  • Address: Esperanza, Inc.; 3104 West 25th St., 4th Floor; Cleveland, OH 44109
  • Last updated: 2012/01/17
  • Keywords: midwest hispanic latino entering 1l 2l 3l graduate esperanza ohio cuyahoga

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National Federation of the Blind

The Federation grants thirty scholarships annually to legally blind persons in higher education from college freshmen to doctoral candidates.

Federation scholarship winners also win a trip to the organization's annual convention and the opportunity to develop mentoring relationships with the nation's most dynamic leaders of the blind community.

Winning a Federation scholarship is a lifetime distinction since winners must compete in a pool of 500 applicants. Winning is also an honor since the selection process is performed by successful blind persons.

Winners recognize that they have been chosen by their blind peers who are not fooled by lowered expectations of blind people but rather seek out true quality.

  • Deadline: 2012/03/31
  • Awards: $3,000 - $12,000 (thirty)
  • Contact: Chairperson Patti Chang, Esq.
  • Phone: (410) 659-9314, ext. 2415
  • Email: scholarships@nfb.org
  • Website: http://www.nfb.org/scholarships/
  • Address: NFB Scholarship Program; 200 East Wells Street; Baltimore, MD 21230
  • Last updated: 2012/01/17
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Kern County Women Lawyers Foundation Scholarship

The Kern County Women Lawyers Association (KCWLA) of Bakersfield, California is an organization that supports and promotes women in the profession as well as issues of gender, diversity and equality.

The KCWLA, through its Foundation, awards scholarships to both female and male law students, each year, in May or June.

In order to receive a scholarship, the applicant must have ties to Kern County, California, have financial need and/or hardship and have good academic standing and scholarship.

The Foundation is interested in candidates who have interests and experiences concerning issues facing the procession and, in particular, those issues important to women.

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American Intellectual Property Law Education Foundation Scholarship

Sponsored by the American Intellectual Property Law Education Foundation, the Sidney B. Williams Jr. Scholarship addresses the need to increase the number of minority intellectual property attorneys and to bring these attorneys

to the attention of firms and corporations as candidates for employment. The $10,000 Law Scholarships will be awarded to minority students developing a career in intellectual property law.

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund is assisting the Foundation by administering the application and selection process.

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Otto M. Stanfield Legal Scholarship

The scholarship is funded by a trust created by Mrs. Marion Barr Stanfield for Unitarian Universalists studying law. Criteria for recipients include an active relationship with Unitarian Universalism, financial need and enrollment in an accredited school.

The recipient will be a person whom the committee believes will promote Unitarian Universalist values in the larger world.

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ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund

The fund provides ethnic and racial minority students applying to law school with financial assistance to ensure they have the opportunity to attend for all three years.

Applicants must be entering, first-year law students who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States.

  • Deadline: 2012/03/01
  • Awards: $5,000 renewable for all 3 years (Twenty)
  • Contact: Sharon Tindall
  • Phone: (312) 988-5642
  • Email: legalosf@americanbar.org
  • Website: http://www.ambar.org/DiversityScholarship
  • Address: American Bar Association; ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund - Application; Attn: Sharon Tindall; 321 N. Clark Street; Chicago, IL 60654-4714
  • Last updated: 2011/12/02
  • Keywords: african asian hispanic latino native entering aba

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Dorothy L. Weller P.E.O. Scholarship

The P.E.O. Foundation is a non-profit Iowa Corporation operated by the P.E.O. Sisterhood exclusively for educational and charitable purposes.

This scholarship was established by the California State Chapter to honor Dorothy L. Weller, past President of P.E.O., for California women studying in the field of law.

Applicants must be P.E.O. members enrolled in law school, demonstrate financial need and have excellent records in scholastic ability, character, integrity and school activities.

Interested applicants must request an application from P.E.O. during the fall before the application deadline.

  • Deadline: 2012/02/01
  • Awards: varies annually
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  • Website: http://www.peocalifornia.org/dlw.html
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  • Last updated: 2011/11/21
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Ventura County Community Foundation - Roy A. Gustafson Memorial Scholarship

Candidates must have graduated from a public or private high school in Ventura County, completed the first year of law school at an accredited college or university in California, and have financial need.

To access the application, students must visit the VCCF website and register to apply for scholarships by January 4.

  • Deadline: 2012/01/06
  • Awards: $3,500 (four)
  • Contact: Virginia Weber
  • Phone: (805) 988-0196
  • Email: vweber@vccf.org
  • Website: http://www.vccf.org/scholarship/index.shtml
  • Address: Scholarships, Ventura County Community Foundation; 1317 Del Norte Road, Suite 100; Camarillo, CA 93010-8364
  • Last updated: 2011/11/14
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Hugh W. Goodwin Bar Association Scholarship

The Hugh W. Goodwin Bar Association offers a grant to a law student from the San Joaquin Valley.

The students must have a connection with one of the following counties: Calaveras, Stanislaus, Tuolumne, Mariposa, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare, Inyo and Kern.

Along with the application, students must submit an essay of 250 words or less stating why he or she desires the scholarship.

Students may also submit up to two letters of reference. Applications should be mailed to the given address.

  • Deadline: 2011/12/31
  • Awards: $500 (one)
  • Contact: Connie A. Broussard
  • Phone: (559) 477-1676
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  • Website: http://www.law.berkeley.edu/files/Goodwin_Bar.DOC
  • Address: Hugh Goodwin Bar Association; c/o Connie A. Broussard; Deputy Attorney General; Office of the Attorney General; 2550 Mariposa Mall, Suite 5090; Fresno, CA 93721
  • Last updated: 2011/11/14
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Udall Foundation Native American Congressional Internship Program

The Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation's Native American Congressional Internship program offers Native American and Alaska Native graduate and law students the opportunity to gain professional leadership experience in Washington, DC.

The ten-week program provides interns with round-trip airfare, lodging, and a stipend.

Legal internships may be arranged with select offices such as the White House Council on Environmental Quality, the Solicitor's Office in the U.S. Department of Interior, or the Department of Justice, Office of Tribal Justice.

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Finlandia Foundation Trust Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded to Finnish citizens currently enrolled in an ABA-approved U.S. law school.

  • Deadline: 2012/02/01
  • Awards: $500 to $3,000
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  • Website: http://www.finlandiafoundation.org/
  • Address: Finlandia Foundation National; PO Box 92298; Pasadena, CA 91109-2298
  • Last updated: 2011/09/23
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American Association of University Women (AAUW) Fellowships

The AAUW Educational Foundation provides funds to advance education, research and self-development for women, and to foster equity and positive societal change.

The Selected Professions Fellowships offered by AAUW are awarded to women who intend to pursue a full-time course of study during the fellowship year in a degree program where women's participation traditionally has been low.

Fellowships awarded to women in a Law program (J.D.) are restricted to women of color. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

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Nuclear Age Peace Foundation Internships

The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation offers summer internships at the foundation's Santa Barbara office to students seeking experience in the peace and disarmament field.

Candidate must be a student who is currently enrolled in an accredited college or university. The intern's responsibilities will be determined based on his or her interests and field of study.

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Haneman-Perskie Memorial Foundation Scholarship

To be eligible for the Haneman-Perskie Memorial Foundation Scholarship, an applicant must be a New Jersey resident admitted to or currently enrolled in law school. The grant is for one year and applicant may re-apply for the second and following years.

The award shall be based on an academic ability, financial need, leadership potential, and character.

  • Deadline: 2012/05/01
  • Awards: varies
  • Contact: Mary Williams Berard
  • Phone: (609) 345-3444
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  • Website: http://www.atcobar.org/DownloadDocuments/HanemanPerskieAward.pdf
  • Address: Haneman-Perskie Scholarship Foundation, c/o Atlantic County Bar Association, 1201 Bacharach Blvd., Atlantic City, NJ 08401
  • Last updated: 2011/06/23
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NAACP Earl Warren Legal Training Program Scholarship, Inc.

The Earl Warren Scholarship is awarded to ten students who are dedicated to civil rights and public interest work. Successful applicants show outstanding community service, exceptional academic records, and strong recommendations.

These awards are limited to U.S. citizens and preference is given to students who are entering their first year of full-time study. Applications will be available November 1.

  • Deadline: 2012/04/30
  • Awards: $3,000 renewable (ten)
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  • Email: scholarships@naacpldf.org
  • Website: http://naacpldf.org/earl-warren-scholarships
  • Address: The Earl Warren Legal Training Program, Inc.; c/o NAACP LDF; 99 Hudson St., Suite 1600; New York, NY 10013
  • Last updated: 2011/06/23
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Incorporated Society of Irish/American Lawyers Scholarship

The Incorporated Society of Irish/American Lawyers will award two scholarships in the name of the late Thomas P. Thornton, United States District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan, and a founding member of the society.

Recipients are invited to the Society's annual dinner dance in June.

  • Deadline: 2012/05/04
  • Awards: $1,500 (two)
  • Contact: Thomas F. Myers, Esq.
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  • Website: http://irish-lawyers.org/custpage.php?cid=63
  • Address: 1000 Woodbridge Place; Detroit, MI 48207-3192
  • Last updated: 2011/05/02
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Judge John R. Brown Award

The Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation recognizes excellence in legal writing with an annual award to a law student. To be eligible, students must be pursuing their J.D. or LL.B degree at an accredited law school in the United States.

Applicants will be evaluated based on a recent paper relating to law; there are no restrictions on the length or topic of the paper.

  • Deadline: 2012/06/04
  • Awards: $10,000 (one)
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  • Website: http://www.brownsims.com/judgebrownaward.htm
  • Address: Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation; c/o Kenneth G. Engerrand; Brown Sims, P.C., Tenth Floor; 1177 West Loop South; Houston, TX 77027-9007
  • Last updated: 2011/05/02
  • Keywords: 1l 2l 3l graduate judge brown writing paper

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Puerto Rican Bar Association Scholarship Award

All Latino students attending law school in or permanently residing in New York state are eligible to apply. Applicants must be 1L or 2L students in a JD program at an ABA approved law school (no LLM students).

PRBA selects recipients based on financial need, academic promise, and community involvement.

  • Deadline: 2011/03/31
  • Awards: $1,500 - $2,000
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  • Website: http://www.PRBA.net
  • Address: PRBA Scholarship Fund; c/o PRBA; 303 Park Ave. South, #1405; New York, NY 10010
  • Last updated: 2011/02/16
  • Keywords: northeast hispanic latino 1l 2l

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Asian American Bar Association Law Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area (AABA) to recognize deserving law students who have demonstrated a strong commitment to serving the needs of Asian-American communities.

Applicants must present proof of enrollment in an accredited Northern California law school and appear before the selection committee.

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La Raza Lawyers Association of Santa Clara County

La Raza Lawyers Association of Santa Clara County provides scholarships to encourage and advance the social, cultural, economic and legal equality of minorities.

The scholarships are available to La Raza students who (1) are from the Bay Area; or (2) attend Santa Clara University, Lincoln, UC Berkeley, USF, UC Hastings, Stanford, Golden Gate University, UC Davis, or McGeorge Schools of Law.

In addition, the Association will consider activities such as, but not limited to, community involvement, peer counseling, school activities and financial need.

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California Teachers Association Scholarships

The California Teachers Association (CTA) offers two scholarship programs. Applications are available in October and recipients are announced in June of each year.

1) CTA Scholarship for Dependent Children -- up to 35 $5,000 scholarships are awarded annually to dependent children of active, retired or deceased members of CTA. Applicant must be claimed as dependent status on current year's IRS tax forms.

2) CTA Scholarship for Members -- five $3,000 scholarships are awarded annually to active CTA members, including members working on an emergency credential.

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Rosenthal Bar Exam Scholarship for Public Interest

This scholarship was established by the Foundation of the State Bar of California to assist law students with the cost of their bar examination.

The top winners will receive Bar/Bri Bar Exam Review Courses and the rest of the winners will receive awards to help pay Bar exam and related fees. Preference is given to applicants who can demonstrate a long-term commitment to public service.

Applicants must: be taking their bar examination for the first time; confirm their eligibility to graduate from law school in the year of their bar exam;

be able to demonstrate a clear need for financial assistance; and be willing to sign a waiver allowing the foundation to review their information.

Each law school in California may nominate up to four candidates for the Rosenthal Scholarship.

If there are more than four Berkeley Law applicants, the Berkeley Law Scholarship Committee will select the four nominees who best meet the standards of the scholarship to forward to the Foundation of the Sate Bar.

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