Continuing Student Scholarships

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

 

 

 

Alexander Marsden "Captain" Kidd Scholarship

 

The Alexander Marsden "Captain" Kidd Scholarship is awarded to a 2L or 3L JD student who has interest or experience in a career in education or education law and demonstrates financial need.
  • Award: $4,500

 

Edwin A. Heafey, Jr. Fellowship

This fellowship is for a current 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 is enrolled and of good academic standing during his or her third year of law school.

  • Award: $5,000

 

Elizabeth and Charles Tigar Public Interest Scholarship

     

The Elizabeth and Charles Tigar Scholarship is awarded to a 2L or 3L JD student who has demonstrated interest in public interest law, defined as the promotion of human rights, pacific settlement of international disputes, health care law, and the promotion of the rights of women, workers, the disabled, children, and racial, ethnic, and national minorities.
  • Award: $1,700

 

Harry Falik Public Interest Scholarship

The Harry Falik Public Interest Scholarship is for a 3L JD student with a demonstrated commitment to a career in public interest or public service.
  • Award: $10,000

Homer Mason Scholarship

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

 

Judge Edward Dean Price Memorial Scholarship

The Judge Edward Dean Price Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a 2L or 3L JD student who has a connection to California’s Central Valley. This award is given to help toward the purchase of his or her law books.
  • Award: $700

 

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips Diversity Scholarship

This renewable (second & third year) $5,000 award is given to a rising 2L student who demonstrates excellent academic standing and financial need. Preference will be given to underrepresented minority students. The law firm may require an interview and writing sample.

  • Award: $5,000


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.

  • Award: $18,000

 

Michael J. Halloran Scholarship

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

 

Patricia E. Ector Scholarship

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

 

Philip & Barbara Kaplan Scholarship

This scholarship is for a 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. 

  • Award: $5,000 to $10,000

 

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.

  • Award: $10,000

 

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.

  • Award: $1,500

 

Victor Van Bourg Scholarship

   

The Victor Van Bourg Scholarship is awarded to a 2L or 3L JD student who demonstrates financial need and a commitment to practicing labor law on behalf of unions and working people. Preference will be given to a student from an economically disadvantaged background and who is, or has been, a labor union member.
  • Award: $1,500

 

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