Outside Agency Scholarships

 

We make every effort to announce scholarships offered by outside agencies which may be of interest to our students.  These scholarships have their own applications, procedures, criteria, and deadlines. While this list is a good starting point, we encourage you to seek out your own scholarships as well. Please note that advertisement of these scholarships does not imply endorsement of any organization or firm.

Helpful tip: Use keywords to search for scholarships for which you may qualify

Are you a recipient of a private scholarship?

WHERE TO SEND PRIVATE SCHOLARSHIP CHECKS:

DUE TO COVID-19, our office is asking that all private scholarship checks be mailed to the following address:
UC Berkeley
Financial Aid and Scholarships Office
16 Sproul Hall #1960
Berkeley, CA 94720-1960

**Outside scholarship check processing time is currently 4-5 weeks.

Private scholarship checks for Berkeley Law students should be made out to ‘UC Regents’ and can be mailed to: Law Office of Financial Aid, 226 Law Building, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720-7220. Please include the student ID (if possible), term/s for which the scholarship is intended, and the student’s full name with any check to prevent significant delays in processing. 



 Scholarships by amount:

$10,000 and over

$5,000 to $9,000

$1,500 to $4,500

$500 to $1,000



$10,000 and over

 

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.

 

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.

In order to be considered, two copies of a current legal writing must be submitted to the Foundation c/o Kenneth G. Engerrand, Brown Sims, P.C., Tenth Floor, 1177 West Loop South, Houston, Texas 77027-9007. The article must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from a law school faculty member or legal professional other than the author of the paper. Papers that have been submitted to a law review for publication are eligible, but the submission must be of the paper in its form before it was edited by anyone other than the author.

 

AMERICAN INDIAN GRADUATE CENTER

American Indian Graduate Center offers a variety of funding opportunities for graduate students including MA, MS, PhD, STEM, Medical, Law, MBA, and other professional degrees.

 

“ONE LAWYER CAN CHANGE THE WORLD” SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship Essay Prompt:

How you hope to use your law degree to change our world, and how would $10,000 towards your 1L tuition change your world?

Must be an incoming 1L student starting in the Fall of 2020 to apply.

 

LLOYD M. JOHNSON, JR. SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

In 2004, MCCA established the LMJ Scholarship Program, and awarded the first scholarships in 2005. The LMJ Scholarship is a diversity pipeline program that seeks to nurture the academic and professional careers of outstanding law students. The scholarship is open to women and diverse students who have: been accepted to an ABA-accredited law school on a full-time basis; an outstanding or promising academic record; an interest in corporate law; demonstrated community service and leadership qualities; a financial need; and a commitment to diversity, inclusion and equity. The LMJ Scholarship grants scholarships of $10,000 to students for their first year of law school. In addition to financial support, LMJ scholars are connected with peers, alumni, and mentors, who are available to provide professional support, such as guidance on addressing academic or personal obstacles that arise over the course of their legal career.

 

PAUL AND DAISY SOROS FELLOWSHIPS FOR NEW AMERICANS

Every year, The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans supports thirty New Americans, immigrants or the children of immigrants, who are pursuing graduate school in the United States.

Each Fellowship supports one to two years of graduate study in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program in the United States. Each award is for up to $25,000 in stipend support, as well as 50 percent of required tuition and fees, up to $20,000 per year, for one to two years. The first year of Fellowship funding cannot be deferred.

Full eligibility requirements can be found here: https://www.pdsoros.org/apply/eligibility

  • Deadline: 10/29/2020
  • Awards: Up to $90,000
  • Website: https://www.pdsoros.org/apply
  • Keywords: international, immigrant, entering, 1l, 2l, paul, daisy soros, new americans, undocumented/DACA

 

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.

 

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.

 

SIDLEY DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION SCHOLARSHIP

Sidley Austin LLP will grant a $25,000 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.

 

EARL WARREN SCHOLARSHIP

In honor of his memory, the Earl Warren Scholarship is awarded annually to rising law students whose commitment to racial justice reveals outstanding potential for training as civil rights and public interest attorneys. Eligible law students include those entering their first or second year of full-time legal study at an accredited law school. In addition to financial assistance, Earl Warren scholars are given two unique opportunities: (1) an LDF internship, externship, or guided research project—competitive positions that are sought out by dozens of students every year, and (2) an invitation to LDF’s Civil Rights Training Institute, an invitation-only annual civil rights conference that brings together civil rights advocates, scholars, and attorneys to discuss strategies and to network. Final decisions are made by the first week of August. All applicants will be notified of their status.

 

2020 RIZIO LIBERTY LIPINSKY LAWYER SCHOLARSHIP

In an essay of 1,000 words or less, please explain why you’re inspired to become an attorney, and how you plan to use your law degree to fight for justice for your fellows. If you have past experience in advocating for yourself or others, we would love to hear how that experience informed your decision to pursue a career in law.

 

DAVIS-PUTTER SCHOLARSHIP FUND

The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund aids people active in movements for social and economic justice. These need-based scholarships are awarded to students who are able to do academic work at the college or university level or are enrolled in a trade or technical program and who are active in the progressive movement. Applicants must have participated in activities in the US, and there is a strong preference for applicants who plan on working in this country.

 

THOMAS F. BLACK JR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

The scholarship is a one year, non-renewable award for full-time students who are Rhode Island residents entering their first year of law school in September 2020. The deadline for filing the enclosed application with the Rhode Island Bar Foundation is March 27, 2020. For the academic year 2020 – 2021, the Foundation intends to grant two scholarships in the amount of $25,000.00 each. The Foundation’s Scholarship Committee seeks applications from candidates without regard to race, color, religion, country of ancestral origin, handicap, age, sex, or sexual orientation. The Committee will endeavor to make awards to assure that, over time, the recipients reflect the diversity of the Rhode Island population.

The objective of the Bar Foundation’s Scholarship Program is to support high legal practice standards in Rhode Island by providing financial assistance to Rhode Island residents who show promise that they are likely to become outstanding lawyers, hopefully in Rhode Island, who will adhere to such standards and who will need such assistance in order to study law at quality law schools.

Each Scholarship award will be made on the basis of:

1. Demonstrated financial need, based upon your personal and family financial circumstances, as well
as the extent in which you have helped to finance your undergraduate career by past and present part-time and/or fulltime work efforts;
2. Superior academic performance;
3. Community and public service, and
4. Details as to the reasonable likelihood that you will in the future provide and contribute highly professional legal services to the citizens of Rhode Island.

 

MANÁ SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Maná, in partnership with Selva Negra and Univision Foundation has established a scholarship program to assist students who identify as Latino and who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.

 

FCBA FOUNDATION LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP

The FCBA Foundation Law School Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to rising second or third year students currently enrolled in accredited law schools in the United States who have a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in communications law.  The scholarships range from $2,500 – $10,000 each, and will be payable to the applicable law school in one lump sum to help cover the student’s tuition and other education-related expenses in the 2019-2020 academic year, and will be determined by a number of factors, including financial need and merit.

If you have any questions about the Foundation Law School Scholarship program or application, please contact Janeen Wynn at 202-293-4000 or by email at janeen@fcba.org

 

2020-2021 JVS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

This need-based scholarship (FAFSA required) is available to Jewish students with permanent residence in Los Angeles County for a minimum of three years.

 

KRIST LAW FIRM, P.C. NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP

Having built its success on integrity and ethical work, bringing trial-worthy preparation to each of its cases, and having the financial resources to build winning cases, The Krist Law Firm, P.C. is paying it forward by sponsoring an annual scholarship of $10,000 to award an individual student the financial resources to accomplish their educational goals and prepare for future career aspirations. To apply, applicants must submit 1) A typed essay of 300-500 words about a time when you faced a significant ethical dilemma and 2) a brief personal statement as to why you deserve to receive this scholarship and in what way it will further impact your education. Applicants are highly encouraged to speak from the heart.

 

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND

To recognize achievement by blind scholars, the National Federation of the Blind annually offers blind college students in the United States and Puerto Rico the opportunity to win one of thirty merit-based, national-level scholarships. All scholarships awarded are based on academic excellence, community service, and leadership.

 

LA RAZA LAWYERS CHARITABLE FOUNDATION SANTA CLARA COUNTY

The La Raza Lawyers Charitable Foundation, working in conjunction with the Santa Clara County La Raza Lawyers Association, is pleased to announce the availability of the Law Student Scholarship Application. Since 1998, these grants have been awarded to Bay Area law students whose contributions to and activities in the community have encouraged and advanced the social, cultural, economic and legal equality of the underserved and underprivileged, especially those in the Latino/a community.

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION: The Charitable Foundation will award one scholarship for $20,000.00. The Charitable Foundation will also award up to three scholarship grants in the amount of $5,000.00 each. Additional smaller scholarships may be awarded depending on available funds. Your application makes you eligible for all scholarships and any other awards.

ELGIBILITY: The scholarship grants are available to law students who: 1. Are from the Bay Area (The Foundation will decide on a case-by-case basis if student meets this criterion); -OR- Attend law school at Santa Clara University, Lincoln Law School, UC Berkeley, the Monterey College of Law, the University of San Francisco, UC Hastings, Stanford, Golden Gate University, UC Davis, or McGeorge; 2. Are a PRESENTLY enrolled law student (1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year); 3. Demonstrate a commitment to legal equality of the underserved and underprivileged, as evidenced by community and extracurricular activities; 4. Demonstrate a financial need. The Foundation may also consider other compelling criteria.

 

AMERICAN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW EDUCATION FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

The Sidney B. Williams Scholarship Program for the 2020-2021 academic year is open to new applicants who are entering 1L students commencing J.D. studies in 2020. Awards are limited to entering 1L students with a demonstrable interest in exploring a career in patent law. Awardees are eligible for a 3-year award of $10,000 per school year. The awards for the second and third years are contingent upon satisfactory academic performance, normal progress towards a J.D. degree, and a continuing, demonstrable interest in exploring a career in patent law.

 

MORGAN LEWIS DIVERSITY PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIP

The attorneys, legal personnel, and staff at Morgan Lewis are a diverse mixture of backgrounds, ethnicity, and cultures. We are strengthened by this diversity. Morgan Lewis is therefore proud to present its Diversity Scholarship Program through the Morgan Lewis Foundation.

 

SEO LAW SCHOLARSHIPS

SEO Law offers three scholarships per year to help promising Black, Hispanic and Native American incoming law students attend the law school of their choice. SEO Law awards one $10,000 scholarship and two $5,000 scholarships.

SEO Law also offers an SEO Law Fellowship program. A diversity program offering scholarships, academic prep, and internship opportunities for underrepresented incoming law students. Deadline is March 9th, 2020.

 

STUDENT LOAN RELIEF SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST 

SoFi and the ABA are awarding three deserving ABA Members a life-changing opportunity by paying off a portion of his/her student debt! With student loan debt now reaching upwards of $1.5 trillion in the U.S., there’s never been a better way to help our valued ABA Members. Please answer the question: “How would an ABA/SoFi Student Loan Relief Scholarship impact your world?” in 500 words or less.

 

2020 AABA LAW FOUNDATION THE GARRICK S. LEW LEGACY FUND SCHOLARSHIP

Through the generosity of the the  Minami, Tamaki, Yamauchi, Kwok and Lee Foundation (MTYKL Foundation), the AABA Law Foundation will be able to award  a scholarship of $10,000 to a 3L student who wishes to pursue a career dedicated to criminal defense law.

 

BRIDGING THE DREAM – SALLIE MAE SCHOLARSHIP

Four prospective or current graduate students will each be awarded a $20,000 scholarship for sharing their stories about what led them to graduate school.

 

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.

 

THE COOLEY DIVERSITY FELLOWSHIP

Cooley LLP offers Diversity Fellowships to first year law students who demonstrate a commitment to promoting diversity in their communities. Award recipients will receive a paid Summer Associate position following their 1L and 2L years and an award upon joining their firm as a full-time associate.

 

AKIN GUMP/ROBERT STRAUSS DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP

Akin Gump and the firm’s founding partner, Robert Strauss, recognize that a workforce comprised of attorneys and staff from diverse social, racial, economic, and cultural backgrounds is an important component in providing outstanding client service. The firm is continually seeking candidates who demonstrate excellence and who can bring diverse viewpoints and experiences to the firm and we have developed the Strauss Scholarship to advance this effort.

The Strauss Scholarship provides a $25,000 scholarship to two outstanding second year law students at U.S. law schools to offset expenses for their third year of law school.  In addition to the financial award, the scholarships also provide mentoring from firm attorneys and a paid second year Summer Associate position in the firm’s Houston, Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C. offices.

 

MARK T. BANNER SCHOLARSHIP

 This scholarship is part of The Richard Linn American Inn of Court’s commitment to fostering the development of intellectual property lawyers of high ethics, civility and professionalism, and especially those from diverse backgrounds. The recipient of the scholarship receives $10,000 to be applied to their legal education. This scholarship is available to law students who have entered into a JD program at an ABA-accredited law school in the United States and who will continue in that program through at least the Fall semester 2020. Scholarship recipients are selected by the Mark T. Banner Scholarship review board based on the following criteria:

• Commitment to the pursuit of a career in intellectual property law.
• Commitment, qualities and actions toward ethics, civility and professionalism.
• Academic merit (undergraduate, graduate and law school).
• Written and oral communication skills.
• Leadership qualities and community involvement.
• Member of a historically underrepresented group in IP law (including race, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation and disability)

 

MUNGER TOLLES & OLSON DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION 2L SCHOLARSHIP

Munger, Tolles & Olson Diversity & Inclusion 2L Scholarships aim to continue recognizing the achievements and supporting the pipeline for opportunities for outstanding law students from diverse backgrounds. The scholarship will be awarded to select participants in our 2L summer program in the amount of up to $20,000 (less applicable taxes and withholdings) and will be paid in two installments. The first $10,000 of the scholarship will be paid upon completion of the student’s 2L summer at Munger, Tolles & Olson, and the balance of $10,000 will be paid when the student starts as a full‐time associate at the firm.

All applicants must be second‐year law students in good standing pursuing a J.D. at an ABA‐accredited law school. Successful candidates will have a record of academic achievement, employment and community service indicating great potential to excel in the legal profession and contribute to the diversity of Munger, Tolles & Olson and the legal community. Candidates may include, but are not limited to, law students who are members of racial or ethnic minority groups; gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender; physically challenged; first‐generation college or law school students; veterans; or from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds

 

ROSCOE TRIMMIER JR. DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP

Ropes & Gray has long been a proponent of law firm inclusion and diversity, with a dedicated mission to attract and retain outstanding lawyers of varied backgrounds. To further promote inclusion and diversity within the legal profession, the firm created the Roscoe Trimmier Jr. Diversity Scholarship, named after our beloved retired partner. Mr. Trimmier was the firm’s first African American partner and a leader of our efforts.

This scholarship provides a $25,000 award to up to five outstanding second-year law students to offset the expenses of their legal education, and includes a paid summer associate position following completion of the second year of law school.

In addition to meeting the rigorous academic and hiring criteria of Ropes & Gray’s entry-level recruiting program, successful applicants for the scholarship must show demonstrated leadership ability and a genuine interest in Ropes & Gray’s practice. The personal statement that is part of the application process should address the applicant’s qualifications for the scholarship, including, potentially, a description of the applicant’s leadership qualities, exceptional contributions to community and commitment to the practice of law. Eligible applicants must be a member of a historically underrepresented group in the legal profession.

 

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.

 

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.

 

HOWARD T MARKEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

An award of $10,000 would honor the memory of Howard T. Markey, the first Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Like the other Fund scholarships, the award seeks out law students demonstrating academic promise, economic need, and an interest in the subject matter of the Federal Circuit’s legal community. The Howard T. Markey scholarship also emphasizes a commitment to public service as a remembrance of Howard T. Markey’s unique contribution of values driven by a lifetime committed to the public. Only one Howard T. Markey Memorial Scholarship is awarded each year. The award is presented at the Association’s annual dinner in November.

 

HELEN W. NIES SCHOLARSHIP

An award of $10,000 would be given in the memory of Helen W. Nies, former Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Special considerations for the Helen W. Nies award include: (a) encouraging the participation of women lawyers in the legal profession, (b) recognizing the contributions of women lawyers to society in general, (c) highlighting academic excellence, (d) addressing need, and (e) advancing the interest of women law students in intellectual property. Only one Helen W. Nies Memorial Scholarship is awarded each year. If awarded, the award is presented at the Association’s annual dinner in November..

 

GILES S. RICH SCHOLARSHIP

An award of $10,000 would be given in the memory of Giles S. Rich, Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and an author of the 1952 Patent Act. Law students who apply for the Giles S. Rich award should show financial need and reflect academic excellence. They also should consistently demonstrate a dedication to the law, the rule of law, and our court system. Only one Giles S. Rich Scholarship is awarded each year. The award is presented at the Association’s Bench and Bar® Conference in June.

 

BOARD SCHOLARSHIP

An award of $10,000 will be given. The Board Scholarship seeks to encourage law students showing financial need and demonstrating both academic excellence and outstanding leadership. Only one Board Scholarship is awarded each year. The award is presented at the Association’s annual dinner in November.

 

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.

 

ZELLE DIVERSITY IN LAW SCHOLARSHIP

The Scholarship is designed to encourage and assist students from diverse backgrounds and with diverse perspectives, as well as students with a proven interest in diversity-related issues, in pursuing the law as a profession.  Applicants also must either (1) be a member of a population or group whose background and perspectives are historically underrepresented in the private practice of law; or (2) demonstrate a long-standing commitment to diversity that will be furthered by award of the scholarship.

 

ARNOLD & PORTER LLP – DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is available for current 1L students who (a) contribute to the diverse background of the law school student body, (b) demonstrate strong academic achievement, and (c) demonstrate an interest in promoting diversity in the legal profession.

 

ARENT FOX LLP DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The Arent Fox Diversity Scholarship includes a $20,000 award and a salaried summer associate position. The $20,000 scholarship will be paid in two installments: $10,000 during
the student’s second-year summer and another $10,000 payable when the student returns to Arent Fox as an associate after graduation. Candidates must be in good standing at an ABA-accredited law school in the US. We encourage students who are members of a diverse population that historically has been underrepresented in the legal profession to apply.

Applicants may only apply to one office

 

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 their offices.

 

LATHAM & WATKINS – 2L DIVERSITY SCHOLARS PROGRAM

This scholarship is available to enrolled law students entering their second year of the JD program in the fall. Successful applicants must demonstrate interest in practicing law at Latham and their commitment to diversity.

In addition to the award, recipients will be offered a summer associate position at Latham in the summer following their second year.

  • Opens: TBA
  • Awards: $10,000
  • Website: https://www.lw.com/AboutUs/Diversity/2l
  • Keywords: african, asian, disabled, female, hispanic, latino, jewish, lgbt, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, native, 1l, latham and watkins, diversity, undocumented/DACA

 

ABA LEGAL OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP FUND

The mission of the ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund is to encourage racial and ethnic minority students to apply to law school and to provide financial assistance to ensure that these students have the opportunity to attend law school for three years. The ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund will award $5,000 of financial assistance annually to each scholarship recipient attending an ABA accredited law school. An award made to an entering first year student may be renewable for two additional years, resulting in financial assistance totaling $15,000 during his or her time in law school. Although each recipient will need to re-apply for the scholarship in his or her second and third year, the expectation is that the scholarship will be renewed each year if satisfactory performance in law school has been achieved, the student is otherwise eligible, and funding is available.

In addition to whether the applicant is a member of a racial and/or ethnic minority that has been underrepresented in the leg al profession, the applicant’s financial need; personal, family, and educational background; personal statement; and participation in community service activities will be considered in selecting the recipients of the ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarships. It is important for every applicant to complete all portions of the application. Financial information for the applicant and his or her parents is required to evaluate the applicant’s financial need. A committee of ABA members will select the recipients. The decisions of the committee are final.

 

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. Incoming second and third-year law students who also come from backgrounds that would add to the cause of diversity, regardless of race or gender are eligible to apply.

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.

  • Deadline: TBA
  • Awards: $10,000
  • Website: https://www.dri.org/
  • Keywords: african, asian, female, hispanic, latino, native, 1l, 2l, diversity defense

 

FALIK FAMILY FELLOWSHIP

Provided by the generosity of Bill Falik, a real estate fellowship of $10,000 will be awarded to two exceptional students who have demonstrated a passion for real estate and have exhibited significant leadership and entrepreneurial qualities during their graduate studies. One graduating student and one continuing student will be selected from the following graduate degree programs: Haas School of Business (Full Time and Evening-Weekend MBA), Boalt Law School, and the UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design. Applicants must submit a Personal Statement, Resume, and Letter of Recommendation from either a UC Berkeley faculty member or a professional reference. 

 

FARELLA BRAUN + MARTEL LLP DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP

As part of Farella Braun + Martel LLP’s continued commitment to diversity in the legal profession, the firm has awarded Diversity Scholarships for the past 14 years to support outstanding, diverse Bay Area law students.

Applicants must be current 1L students who are students of color, members of the LGBTQ community, disabled, or whose background or experience would otherwise contribute to the diversity in the legal profession.

 

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.

 

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYERS ASSOCIATION – MICHAEL WEINER SCHOLARSHIP FOR LABOR STUDIES

This scholarship is available to law students with demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in the labor movement and on behalf of workers’ rights.

 

FREDRIKSON & BYRON FOUNDATION MINORITY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

This scholarship is open to first-year minority law school students. Award decisions are based on academic performance, professional references, professional and extracurricular activites, writing samples, and personal interviews.

 

GOODWIN LAW 1L DIVERSITY FELLOWSHIP

The Goodwin 1L Diversity Fellowships provide first-year law students from underrepresented backgrounds with awards of $10,000 each, to help cover expenses while working in a public interest law position during the summer after their first year of law school.

 

GOODWIN LAW 2L DIVERSITY FELLOWSHIP

The Goodwin 2L Diversity Fellowships provide second-year law students from underrepresented backgrounds with awards of $15,000 each, to help cover expenses for their third year of law school (2022-2022). The $15,000 award is contingent on the student accepting an offer to join Goodwin’s 2021 summer associate program and on accepting an offer, if extended, to join the firm as a full-time associate. The award will be paid out upon completion of the summer program.

 

CHCI GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP

CHCI’s Graduate Fellowship Program is designed for exceptional emerging Latino leaders who want to immerse themselves in a specific public policy area. This paid, nine-month fellowship will provide you with valuable work experience, access to powerful Latino network, and a chance to showcase your public policy knowledge on Capitol Hill.

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CALIFORNIA CHANGELAWYERS (FORMERLY CALIFORNIA BAR FOUNDATION) 1L DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is for diverse students starting their first year of law school at an ABA or CA accredited law school, with a commitment to practicing law in California. The scholarship provides a $7,500 scholarship to use towards expenses related to the first year of law school (including but not limited to: housing, living expenses, books, tuition, etc.)

Law school is a major financial investment adding thousands to student debt. We want to support the brightest ChangeLawyers of tomorrow by eliminating the roadblocks that exist between them and success.

We believe that a state as diverse as California needs a justice system led by advocates of all backgrounds. That’s why we invest in bright, diverse scholars, every day, to ensure that they have the opportunity to become tomorrow’s legal changemakers. Because righting historical wrongs in our courtrooms, classrooms, and beyond will allow us to truly deliver the original American value-Justice for all.

 

SAGE 7K LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP


$7,000 scholarship opportunity for pre-law and incoming 1L students. Winner
is selected based on response to two short essay questions.

 

ACCESS TO JUSTICE ESSAY CONTEST

The question for this year’s annual Hogan/Smoger Access to Justice Essay Contest is on “Court Secrecy”

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

 

AABA LAW FOUNDATION SUMMER GRANT/SCHOLARSHIP

The Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area (“AABA”) Law Foundation is offering one or more grants to help fund qualified summer law clerk(s) to work on legal projects that provide free legal services to the Asian American community. Applicants must be sponsored by a non-profit legal organization or judicial officer or organization that has agreed to supervise the applicant for the summer of 2020. The grant will be funded by the AABA Law Foundation and the Salle Yoo and Jeff Gray Charitable Foundation. 

 

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.

 

ALLEN E. BROUSSARD PHOENIX SCHOLARSHIP

In 2020, BLF renamed the fellowship as the Allen E. Broussard Phoenix Fellowship in memory of the Honorable Justice Allen E. Broussard, with generous support from the Broussard Scholarship Foundation.  Justice Broussard enrolled at Berkeley Law as one of three African Americans in his class and graduated in 1953. In 1981, Justice Broussard was appointed to the California Supreme Court, becoming the second African American to sit on the court and serving until 1991.

Each entering fellow will be awarded a grant intended to assist with the fellow’s tuition and/or living expenses during his/her first year of law school at Berkeley Law.  BLF will distribute the grant in installments during the course of the fellow’s first year in law school, providing half of the grant for the year at the beginning of the first semester and the remainder at the beginning of the second semester.

 

AAJ RICHARD D. HAILEY SCHOLARSHIP 

AAJ’s Minority Caucus will award a $5,000 scholarship to a minority law student member who is entering his/her first, second, or third year of law school. The winner must attend the AAJ Annual Convention in San Diego, Cal. to receive the award. Travel and accommodations will be provided.

 

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.

 

HARRIS LOWRY MANTON CIVIL JUSTICE SCHOLARSHIP

We are pleased to announce the Annual Harris Lowry Manton LLP Civil Justice Scholarship. This award will be given to any incoming or current law student who is either currently enrolled, or who has accepted a place, in an accredited law school for the Fall semester of the upcoming academic year. This annual scholarship will be awarded at the end of July, and can be paid directly to the school upon the winner’s request. The award is non-transferable.

 

CALIFORNIA LATINO LEGISLATIVE CAUCUS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The California Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation (CLLCF) is pleased to invite all qualified California residents to apply for a scholarship. This scholarship program was established to assist deserving students by offering financial assistance to help meet educational expenses.

 

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.

 

THE SHARON AND IVAN FONG SCHOLARSHIP

The Sharon and Ivan Fong Scholarship is a scholarship awarded to an individual who will be a 2L student starting in the 2020 Fall Semester (current 1L students should apply) who has outstanding professional promise and leadership potential. Applicants will be evaluated for (a) academic excellence in their undergraduate school years and first year of law school, (b) leadership experience, (c) volunteerism or service in the public interest, (d) knowledge of social and cultural issues of any one or more AAPI communities or commitment to making a significant impact on issues affecting one or more AAPI communities, or both, and (e) commitment to “pay it forward.” The NAPABA Law Foundation will award from the Sharon and Ivan Fong Scholarship Fund at least one $5,000 scholarship each year, half of which would be distributed to the recipient in his or her second year of law school and the remainder of which would be distributed to the recipient in his or her third year of law school.

 

KOREAN AMERICAN SCHOLARSHIP FUND

KASF scholarships (which range from $500 to $5,000) are offered to the qualified Korean American students (including foreign students from Korea). All applicants must be enrolled in a full time program in the U.S during the scholarship application year. If extra funds are available, other students (non Koreans) may qualify for scholarships. Specifically, descendants of American veterans served during the Korean War may qualify for scholarships (applicable to selective regions).

  • Deadline: 06/30/2020
  • Awards: Up to $5,000
  • Website: http://www.kasf.org/apply/
  • Keywords: Korean heritage, financial need, GPA requirement, full-time, essay, undocumented/DACA

 

PATRICK MALONE LAW – LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP

Patrick Malone & Associates is offering two scholarships of $5,000 each to law students committed to a career representing individuals.  We call this our “Representing Real People” scholarship. Our goal is to make a dent in the high cost of law school for students who want to represent individuals, to make it a little easier to choose such a career path.

 

HELSELL FETTERMAN – RICHARD S. WHITE FELLOWSHIP

At Helsell Fetterman, we believe that achieving and maintaining diversity are key to providing exceptional solutions to our clients’ legal problems. We embrace our responsibility of maintaining a workplace of inclusion, recognizing that our clients are best served by a team of attorneys and staff that is as diverse as the world in which we practice. The Richard S. White Fellowship includes both a paid, 12 week summer associate position and a $7,500 academic scholarship to be remitted directly to the student’s law school at the beginning of the school year following the summer clerkship to assist in paying the student’s tuition.

 

10,000 DEGREES LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP

The Marin County Bar Association Legal Education Scholarship was established in 2011 by members of the Marin County Bar Association (MCBA) to support student scholarships for law school and inspire future leaders in the legal community who have an interest in giving back to the local community.
  • Students must maintain legal residency in Marin County.
  • Students must be enrolled in first or second year of law school.

Michael F. O’Donnell Memorial Scholarship was established to support students currently enrolled in law school or pursuing a law-related career in honor of Michael F. O’Donnell, a brilliant litigator distinguished by the qualities of supreme decency, honesty, humility, and humanity.

  • Students must maintain legal residency in Sonoma County.
  • Students must be enrolled in first or second year of law school.

 

NLF SCHOLARSHIPS

In addition to the named scholarships, NLF will award $2,000 scholarships with reference to the quality of the applicant pool. In recent years, eight to ten such additional scholarships have been awarded each year.

 

ANSWERING LEGAL’S “FUTURE ATTORNEYS OF AMERICAN FOUNDATION”

Answering Legal’s Future Attorneys of America Scholarship is dedicated in choosing one law student, of academic excellence, every year and awarding them with the FAAS merit scholarship.

Selection Criteria:

Applicants must be currently enrolled at an accredited law school, and must have a minimum 3.5 GPA. Applicants must also have some form of legal experience (volunteer, internship, employment), and must submit an unofficial copy of their transcript to be considered.

 

ARNOLD & ITKIN LLP ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP

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

 

THE GLOBAL CITIZEN SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST 

The scholarship was created to celebrate international and DACA students, who enrich college campuses with their diverse experiences and points of view. MPOWER will award three (3) $1,000 scholarships to international and DACA students who are studying or plan to study in the U.S.

 

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.

 

FOR THE PEOPLE SCHOLARSHIP

For 30 years, Morgan & Morgan attorneys have dedicated their work to being “for the people,” but this has been a commitment that extends beyond the courtroom.

Our core philosophy is that we don’t shy away from a challenge. We do what’s necessary in the fight for justice — whether that means winning large jury verdicts against big corporations and insurance companies, standing up against unscrupulous employers, or advocating for civil rights. And it doesn’t stop there.

We want to inspire young lawyers to approach their careers with the same mindset. Our $5,000 For The People Scholarship will be awarded to an individual who is accepted or currently enrolled in law school and is driven to fight for those who need it most.

Scholarship applicants will be evaluated primarily on the quality of their answers, but also on their creativity.

 

PEGGY BROWNING FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

The Summer Fellowship Program provides stipends to 1st and 2nd year law students who dedicate this time to advancing the cause of workers’ rights.  We routinely collaborate with over 150 participating law schools and selected mentor organizations nationwide.

Summer Fellowship stipends will be a minimum of $6,000 per student for the ten-week employment period.  In many cases, mentor organizations will supplement the stipend. 

 

HAN C. CHOI SCHOLARSHIP

The NAPABA Law Foundation has partnered with the Choi Family to create the Han C. Choi Scholarship, to honor a NAPABA Trailblazer, mentor and leader, who embodies grit and courage in the face of great adversity.  The Scholarship Fund will benefit a 1L or 2L law student who exhibits academic excellence, leadership, volunteerism, mentorship experience, and demonstrates an interest in AAPI civic issues. Special consideration will also be given to applicants who have been adversely affected by cancer (as a survivor, or family member of a victim or survivor).

 

CENTER FOR CHINESE STUDIES FELLOWSHIP

The Center for Chinese Studies is offering up to three top-up grants to departments which can be used to put together a financial package for incoming graduate students. Each grant is $4000 and will be paid as a summer fellowship. This fellowship is available to students focused on researching China, the greater China region, or the Chinese community in diaspora. Students must submit a letter from the department SAO or chain, as well as a copy of the admission file.

 

FILIPINO BAR ASSOCIATION OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA FOUNDATION LEGAL SCHOLARSHIPS

These scholarships are available for enrolling or enrolled law school students who demonstrate strong academic achievement and interest in serving the Filipino-American community.

 

NCLR 2020 KATE KENDELL COMMITMENT TO JUSTICE AWARD

The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) established the Kate Kendell Commitment to Justice Award to recognize LGBTQ persons making significant contributions to their communities and to support and encourage a law student or law school graduate who is preparing to take the July 2020 California Bar Exam.

Individuals eligible to receive the NCLR Kate Kendell Commitment to Justice Award must: (1) demonstrate a dedicated interest in LGBTQ rights; (2) satisfy the legal education
requirements to apply to the California State Bar in advance of the July 2020 California Bar Exam; (3) have already applied to take the July 2020 California Bar Exam; (4) be committed to a
legal career in LGBTQ rights and/or social justice; and (5) be available to attend the NCLR Anniversary Celebration in San Francisco, California on May 30, 2020.

 

CALIFORNIA WOMEN LAWYERS FOUNDATION NANCY E. O’MALLEY SCHOLARSHIP

The California Women Lawyers Foundation proudly announces the creation of The Nancy E. O’Malley Scholarship, founded in 2016 to honor CWL Past President Nancy O’Malley (2009-2010) for her dedication and commitment to promoting California Women Lawyers and protecting all women and children in our society.  The scholarship will be awarded annually to a law student whose prior and current activities, and future plans demonstrate a commitment to issues affecting women and/or children in the community.  Women and men are eligible to apply. 

 

WILLIAM S. BULLINGER SCHOLARSHIP

An award of $5,000 will be given in memory of William S. Bullinger, a respected practitioner who tirelessly advanced the Association’s encouragement of professionalism, civility in practice, and dialogue between the Bench and Bar. The award is based primarily on economic need, although other criteria including academic promise and an interest in the subject matter of the Federal Circuit’s legal community are considered. Only one William S. Bullinger Scholarship is awarded each year; the winner is announced at the annual dinner in November

 

ASSOCIATION NEED BASED SCHOLARSHIP

Depending on available funds and other factors, the Association may also consider awarding additional scholarships based primarily on need. The number of these scholarships is limited by monies available. Recently, the Association was able to award three of these scholarships in the amount of $5,000 each. Winners are announced at the annual dinner in November.

 

HISPANIC BAR ASSOCIATION OF ORANGE COUNTY – WALLACE (WALLY) R. DAVIS MEMORIAL FUND

Did you know that Latinos constitute almost 50% of California’s population, yet less than 4% of California’s attorneys are Latino? To bridge this gap, the HBA Annual Installation Dinner and Scholarship Fundraiser raises funds for the Wallace (Wally) R. Davis Memorial Scholarship Fund.

The Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to Orange County Latino students who are presently attending law school and who have demonstrated involvement in the Latino Community. The Scholarship Fund was named in honor of Wallace (Wally) R. Davis, one of the first Hispanic attorneys in Orange County. He rose to the highest ranks in the legal profession, co-founding the HBA and championing the struggles of the Latino community. By assisting young Latino law students, this scholarship is awarded to those who would follow in his footsteps.

 

GEORGE V. POWELL DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP

Lane Powell has more than 140 years of commitment to our communities. As part of our commitment to diversity, we have created the George V. Powell Diversity Scholarship. Each year, Lane Powell makes the scholarship available for a Summer Associate in the firm’s Seattle or Portland office, and each George V. Powell Scholar receives a $7,500 scholarship toward tuition and/or expenses during the student’s third year of law school.

 

SAN DIEGO LA RAZA LAWYERS ASSOCIATION (SDLRLA) SCHOLARSHIP FUND

The SDLRLA Scholarship Fund law student scholarships are awarded to full time law students in their first and second year of law school and part time students up to their third year of law school. Recipients are not limited to persons of a Latino/Latina background, instead the scholarships are awarded to law students from a variety of backgrounds who have contributed to the betterment of the Latino community. The recipients of the scholarships are law students who have met criteria of community service, financial need, hardship and academic achievement. Since 2007, the Scholarship Fund has proudly awarded over $341,000 to exceptional and dynamic law students. 

 

SCWiL- COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP

The purpose of the Sonoma County Women in Law (“SCWiL”) scholarship is to assist a deserving law student with an interest in promoting women’s access to, and involvement in, the legal system by providing financial support to defray the cost of completing their legal education.  The scholarship is open to applicants regardless of gender, and persons of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have some tie to Sonoma County and preferably — although this is not a requirement — plan to practice in the area after graduating and passing the bar. 

 

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP

In furtherance of Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete’s steadfast commitment to diversity, we are proud to announce the Commitment to Diversity Scholarship. The selected recipient will receive a $5,000 scholarship to be used towards tuition, books and other education related expenses.  

 

WOMEN LAWYERS OF ALAMEDA COUNTY (WLAC)/RHODA AND JUDGE STUART HIGH SCHOLARSHIP

Women Lawyers of Alameda County is pleased to announce that we will again be awarding one
$5,000 law student scholarship, courtesy of the Stuart and Rhoda Hing Charitable Trust. The
scholarship will be presented at the WLAC Annual Judges’ Dinner on October 24, 2019, at
Scott’s Seafood Restaurant in Jack London Square, Oakland, California.

 

 

FRED T. KOREMATSU SUMMER FELLOWSHIP

In partnership with the Fred T. Korematsu Institute, NLF will be accepting applications for the Fred T. Korematsu Summer Fellowship Program. The program will provide $6,000 to a law student for a meaningful summer internship at a public interest organization. The fellow will work to further Fred T. Korematsu’s legacy as a civil rights pioneer. Initial funding was provided by Parkin Lee and The Rockefeller Group.

 

NLF UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES FELLOWSHIP

Through a generous gift from Les R. Jin, NLF has established a $6,000 fellowship for one law student, recent law school graduate, or undergraduate to gain meaningful legal experience at a public interest host organization on a project designed to advance opportunities for Asian Pacific Americans who are part of one or more underserved Asian Pacific American communities. The Fellowship is open to all currently enrolled U.S. law students and undergraduates in good standing to work at/attend any qualified not-for-profit host organization in the U.S. If the Fellowship recipient is someone who is currently a first or second year law student, s/he shall perform the fellowship during the following summer or the following school year.

 

MS. JD SUMMER PUBLIC INTEREST SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION 

The recipients of the Public Interest Scholarship Competition will each receive a scholarship, up to $5,000 per recipient, to go towards their summer living expenses as they pursue careers in public interest law. In 800 words or less, submit a written application responding to the prompt: 

This year Ms. JD celebrated our annual conference with the theme “Speak Up!” Please describe a time in your personal or professional life that you had to speak up to advocate for yourself, and how you envision your future public interest career will facilitate speaking up on behalf of yourself or others.

 

WORGUL LAW FIRM SCHOLARSHIP

The Pittsburgh DUI attorneys at the Worgul Law Firm are proud to be announcing an exciting scholarship opportunity in the amount of $5,000 to help a deserving student accomplish educational goals. To apply, applicants must submit 1) A letter of recommendation 2) a current transcript and 3) a 300-500 words on the following topic:

There have been many public service campaigns about the dangers of drinking and driving; however, people continue to make the unfortunate decision to drink and get behind the wheel. Write an essay about the reasons why people continue to drink and drive – and what initiatives could be executed to address those reasons.

 

ATTORNEY KEN NUGENT SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible for our scholarship contest, you must be: a legal US resident, and a current law student at an accredited U.S. law school.Proof of enrollment must be provided. We will accept digital scans of the following as a valid proof of enrollment via email attachment with your application:

  • Unofficial transcript (Applicant must submit by mail an un-opened copy of official transcripts if elected as a finalist).
  • Official enrollment verification form
  • Acceptance letter on school letterhead
Please use the following link to complete and submit your application: https://attorneykennugent.wufoo.com/forms/kenneth-s-nugent-legal-scholarship-contest/

 

KABANC FOUNDATION’S BAR STUDY SCHOLARSHIP

The Korean American Bar Association of Northern California (KABANC) is pleased to announce the Bar Study Scholarship, aimed at students and recent graduates who are intending to focus on public and/or community service. The scholarship will be awarded by the KABANC Foundation to a qualified class of 2018 or 2019 law student or graduate from a law school in Northern California planning to take the July 2019, February 2020, or July 2020 California Bar Examination. The scholarship amount will be up to $5,000.

 

PATRICIA HERRON AND THE HONORABLE ELLEN JAMES SCHOLARSHIP

The Contra Costa County Bar Association’s Women’s Section is proud to announce it is once again offering The Honorable Patricia Herron and The Honorable Ellen James Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving law student (or students) with demonstrated leadership potential, academic success, and a commitment to women’s issues and Contra Costa County. The scholarship amount ranges from $1,000 to $10,000, depending on the quality of the applicants and the number of deserving candidates.

 

REEVES LAW GROUP SCHOLARSHIP

Tell your story in a brief narrative, starting with an introduction about who you are, your interests, and anything else you feel we should know about you. Then, please provide your entry in 750-1000 words in the form of an essay, or Prezi/Powerpoint presentation. Graphic and creative presentations are welcome.

The scholarship will be awarded to the applicant who best demonstrates a genuine desire and goal of using the legal system to fix problems or improve conditions in our society. Please note worthy deeds that you have already performed. They will be considered.

 

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.

 

ASIAN AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION LAW STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS

AABA recognizes the importance of fostering the growth of law students to improve the future development of the Asian Pacific American bar. AABA will award scholarships to deserving law students who are committed to advocating and improving their communities.

All current law students are eligible to apply.  Selection criteria include community service or public interest work for the Asian Pacific American (APA) community or other underrepresented communities; demonstrated leadership in the APA community; demonstrated financial need; and commitment to the Bay Area. 

 

ASIAN AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION LAW STUDENT SUMMER GRANT

The Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area (“AABA”) is offering one or more grants to help fund qualified summer law clerk(s) to work on legal projects that provide free legal services to the Asian American community. Applicants must be sponsored by a non-profit legal organization that has agreed to supervise the applicant for the summer of 2019. The grant will be funded by the AABA Law Foundation through the Community Services Committee of AABA.

There will be three grants awarded in 2019:

 

RACHEL KREVANS SCHOLARSHIP

The award will be awarded annually to an academically qualified female law student entering her third or subsequent year who has demonstrated an interest in IP law and a commitment to ChIPs’ mission of advancing and connecting women in technology, law and policy. The award will be paid to the student’s school to be used on tuition.

 

FCBA FOUNDATION LAW SCHOOL SUMMER STIPEND PROGRAM

The program provides stipends of up to $5,000 to outstanding law students employed as unpaid summer interns in positions with the FCC and other Federal, state, and local government agencies with a connection to the communications industry (i.e., broadcasting, cable television, telephony, satellite, wireless, information technology, Internet, mobile, etc…). To the extent a recipient receives funding from other sources (e.g., school) for the unpaid internship, the FCBA Foundation’s general policy is to adjust its stipend award so that a recipient’s total funding for the internship does not exceed $7,000.

Students must be enrolled in an ABA accredited law school, in good academic standing, and have a pending or accepted application for an unpaid internship with a federal, state or local government entity.

If you have any questions about the Foundation Law School Summer Internship Stipend program or application, please contact Janeen Wynn at 202-293-4000 or by email at janeen@fcba.org

 

FDCC FOUNDATION BARB CURRIE DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP

The Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel is committed to the full participation and inclusion of
diverse professionals in our organization and the legal profession as part of our core values of diversity
and inclusion. To that end, we seek diverse members, whether persons of color, women, LGBTQ, or
persons with physical limitations and whether they represent economic, geographic, social, ethnic, racial
or religious diversity. With these core values in mind, we created the FDCC Foundation Barb Currie
Diversity Scholarship to honor the spouse of one of our long time members, Edward J. Currie, Jr., a
champion of diversity in the profession.

 

MEXICAN AMERICAN LEGAL DEFENSE AND EDUCATIONAL FUND (MALDEF) SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Since MALDEF’s founding, the civil rights organization has furthered its mission to advance Latino civil rights by awarding scholarships to law students who similarly seek to advance Latino civil rights through their careers.

MALDEF’s Law School Scholarship is open to all students who are enrolled full-time at an accredited United States law school in the 2019-2020 academic school year and are completing their first law degree. Applicants are evaluated based on four main factors: 1) personal background and financial need; 2) academic and extracurricular achievement; 3) demonstrated commitment to serving the Latino community, shown through academic, extracurricular, or professional record of service; and 4) future plans to advance the rights of Latinos.

 

CAROLE BAILEY SCHOLARSHIP

The U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association will award at least one annual law student scholarship of up to $5,000.00, in honor of the Court’s former Chief Deputy Clerk of Administrative Services, Carole Bailey.

Carole had been asked to serve as assistant dean for administration at Delaware (now Widener) School of Law when she met Judge Loren Smith.  A few months later, she moved to Washington, D.C., to serve at the Administrative Conference with Judge Smith.  She followed him to the Court of Federal Claims in 1985, serving as then Chief Judge Smith’s first chief of staff and law clerk.  Two years later, she left the Court to join the FTC, and ultimately moved to Atlantic City, where she operated a successful construction supply business with her husband, and eventually became an adjunct professor of business at the local community college.  In 2001, she returned to D.C. and, seeing the needs in the D.C. school system, wrote to the Superintendent of D.C. schools, offering her assistance to do anything, eventually serving as a 4th grade teacher and adjunct professor at the University of the District of Columbia.  In 2003, Carole returned to the Court as a staff attorney, and rose rapidly through the ranks, culminating in her position as Chief Deputy Clerk, from which she retired at the end of 2011.  During her tenure with the Court, Carole worked closely with the Bar Association and provided invaluable help to the Association in its mission to serve the Bar of the Court.

In commemoration of Carole’s longstanding commitment to public service and her tireless efforts in working with and providing assistance to the Bar Association, the Bar Association is pleased to award scholarships to law students with a demonstrated commitment to public service.

 

COGBURN LAW OFFICES ADVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP

We understand the increasing costs of college tuition is making it more difficult to obtain a college degree for many outstanding students across the nation.  Therefore, we are offering one $5,000 need-based scholarship to the student who submits the winning essay or video demonstrating how he or she has overcome great personal adversity. This scholarship will be awarded to the student who submits the best original essay demonstrating his or her resiliency in overcoming a life-changing adversity (Maximum 2,000 words). Applicants can submit a video of up to two minutes in lieu of an essay.

 

M. KATHERINE BAIRD DARMER EQUALITY SCHOLARSHIP FUND

The M. Katherine Baird Darmer Equality Scholarship Fund was named in memory of the late M. Katherine Baird Darmer, an activist, law professor, and champion of change for the LGBT community in Orange County and beyond. The Fund, which is sponsored by the Orange County Lavender Bar Association (OCLBA) and the Orange County Equality Coalition (OCEC), will award one or more scholarships each year to academically qualified law students who have demonstrated commitment to advancing equality for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community in Orange County

 

ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN JUDGES’ SCHOLARSHIP

All current law students are eligible, but preference is given to first and second-year law students at a San Francisco Bay Area schools. Selection criteria include past, present and future community service or public interest work for the Asian Pacific American (APA) community or other underrepresented communities; demonstrated leadership in the APA community; demonstrated financial need; and past, present and future commitment to the Bay Area.

 

RAYMOND L. OCAMPO JR. FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

All current law students are eligible, but preference is given to first and second-year law students at a San Francisco Bay Area schools. Selection criteria include past, present and future community service or public interest work for the Asian Pacific American (APA) community or other underrepresented communities; demonstrated leadership in the APA community; demonstrated financial need; and past, present and future commitment to the Bay Area.

 

JOE MOROZUMI SCHOLARSHIP

Each year, the Foundation awards the Joe Morozumi Scholarship to a law student who has demonstrated a commitment to public interest law, especially low-income, direct legal services. 

All current law students are eligible, but preference is given to first and second-year law students at a San Francisco Bay Area schools. Selection criteria include past, present and future community service or public interest work for the Asian Pacific American (APA) community or other underrepresented communities; demonstrated leadership in the APA community; demonstrated financial need; and past, present and future commitment to the Bay Area.

 

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.

 

FRAN KANDEL PUBLIC INTEREST GRANT

The Kandel Grant enables law students to devote time to summer public interest projects and exposes them to legal and social concerns of disadvantaged citizens that are not ordinarily experienced in traditional law practices. The Kandel Grant program is not designed to support a summer public interest job, as worthy as one is, but rather to fund a particular project with a tangible outcome.

Each applicant sets a project budget, which includes a stipend and expenses, for a maximum Kandel Grant of $5,000. The Kandel Grant may be received in addition to school­ based or other summer public interest funding, but may not be used to duplicate a project that would otherwise already be covered by existing funding. Half of the stipend is paid at the beginning of the summer and half paid upon full completion of the grant project; reimbursement of project costs will be paid up to the maximum of the proposed and approved budget.

 

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.

 

DONALD W. BANNER DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP FOR LAW STUDENTS

Banner & Witcoff is proud to offer the Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship for law students. This scholarship is part of Banner & Witcoff’s commitment to fostering the development of intellectual property lawyers from diverse backgrounds.

The scholarship is open to all law students who are members of a group traditionally under-represented in the field of intellectual property law and who meet the following criteria:

  • Current enrollment in an ABA-accredited law school;
  • Commitment to the pursuit of a career in intellectual property law;
  • Strong communication and writing skills; and
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities and community involvement

 

CONSTANGY, BROOKS, SMITH & PROPHETE, LLP COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Constangy initiated its Diversity Scholars Awards program to recognize the achievements of law students who have demonstrated academic achievement, a commitment to diversity in their community, school or work environment, and personal achievements in overcoming challenges to reach goals. One student will receive a $5,000 scholarship.

To be eligible, you must be a second-year student enrolled in an accredited law school that is located in one of the following states: Georgia, Florida, Alabama, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, California, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Virginia/Washington, D.C., New Jersey and Massachusetts.  Selection criteria will include your academic achievement (minimum GPA of 3.0); commitment to diversity in the community, or in your school or work environment; and personal achievement in overcoming challenges to reach your goals. 

 

CALIFORNIA CHANGELAWYERS (FORMERLY CALIFORNIA BAR FOUNDATION) 3L DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP

This $5,000 scholarship is intended to cover the cost of bar preparation courses and other costs associated with the bar exam. Furthermore, the scholarship is co-sponsored with statewide bar associations, providing students with networking opportunities that will allow them to find success beyond the bar exam itself. Finally, all recipients will be expected to attend an award ceremony in Northern California, where they will be provided with the scholarship (compensation for travel will be provided.)

 

ISLAMIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND

ISF’s mission is to increase American Muslim representation in media and politics in order to improve public opinion and public policy. ISF is achieving that goal by empowering students and professionals through academic scholarships, film grants, mentorships, internships and fellowships. 

ISF also has a congressional fellowship program, see: https://programs.islamicscholarshipfund.org/fellowship/program/

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$1,500 – $4,500

 

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.

 

LA RAZA LAWYERS ASSOCIATION HON. MARIO G. OLMOS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Since 1980, La Raza Lawyers Association of Fresno (LRLA) has awarded scholarships to deserving law students who have demonstrated academic achievement, leadership ability, involvement in the Latino community, financial need, and ties to California’s Central Valley.  Since 1991, the LRLA scholarships have been awarded in memory of the Honorable 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.  Judge Olmos epitomized the ideals of honor, courage, leadership, and public service through his achievements as a student, volunteer, lawyer and judge. The names of the 2020 scholarship recipients will be announced at an annual banquet that serves to honor the memory of Judge Olmos.

 

MARILYNNE GRABOYS WOOL SCHOLARSHIP

Award of $2,000 for tuition support. This scholarship is for women who are planing to attend graduate school to attain a law degree at an accredited institution. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be Rhode Island residents. Apply online.

 

LAW STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP BY GJEL

GJEL Accident Attorneys is proud to announce the first semi-annual GJEL Law Student Scholarship. This scholarship is graciously being provided by the staff at GJEL Accident Attorneys. The attorneys at GJEL understand the financial burdens law students go through when working towards their degrees and are providing this essay contest for eligible students.

There will be two $2,000 awards annually for this scholarship program. 1 winner will be announced on June 1, 2020 for the Fall Semester. 

This is an essay contest on the topic “Reasons I wanted to go to law school”. Submissions will be posted exclusively on GJEL.com website to be publicly viewed.

 

THE KATZMAN, LAMPERT, & MCCLUNE AVIATION LAW SCHOLARSHIP

The aviation law firm of Katzman, Lampert, & McClune is deeply interested in helping students who have an interest in aviation focused law to receive a quality legal education and pursue the career they desire, in spite of any financial challenges they may face. To that end, they are proud to administrate the Katzman, Lampert, & McClune Law Scholarship.

 

NANCY DE ITA SCHOLARSHIP – SAN MATEO COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION

The San Mateo County Bar Association’s Diversity Committee announces its Nancy de Ita Scholarship. The $4,000 scholarship is open to all incoming and currently registered law students. To apply, please email, to Joanna@deitaandlowe.com<mailto:Joanna@deitaandlowe.com>, a 1000 word (max) essay on the topic “How Diversity Strengthens Our Profession”. The essay must be received by us no later than 5 pm on May 31, 2020.
The winner(s) will be notified in late June, and will have to attend our October 15, 2020, Speaker Series, at 5 pm in Redwood City, for the presentation of the scholarship.

  • Deadline: 05/31/2020 by 5:00pm 
  • Award: $4,000 
  • Website: To apply, please email Joanna@deitaandlowe.com
  • Keywords: incoming, entering student, 1L, 2L, 3L

 

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.

 

HEDDING LAW STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

Hedding Law Firm, a Los Angeles criminal defense and DUI law firm is offering an annual $2,500 scholarship for students who are currently attending or enrolled in  college or graduate school. We understand the rising costs of education are continuing to be a struggle for many students who are seeking to obtain a higher education. We believe that by helping students with financial struggles associated with a quality education, our country will become a better place for future generations. This annual scholarship is intended to support hard working students who are in need of financial assistance. We urge all students to apply and look forward to reading the essays.

 

BARRY J. NACE “PURSUIT OF JUSTICE” SCHOLARSHIP

Barry’s sons Christopher, Jonathan and Matthew Nace have all followed in his footsteps, becoming established trial attorneys in the area of medical malpractice and personal injury law. Paulson & Nace, PLLC would like to reward one lucky student with a chance to follow in Barry Nace’s footsteps. This individual should have a very strong passion for civil justice and see a future in the field. Please see below for criteria and how to apply for The Barry J. Nace “Pursuit of Justice” Scholarship.

 

YEBOAH LAW MAKE A DIFFERENCE SCHOLARSHIP

Mahatma Gandhi said, “You must be the change you want to see in the world.” We owe it to ourselves to take the steps necessary to make the world a better place. One of those steps is ensuring that the legal community supports individuals who have the drive, passion and skills to make the world a better place.

That is why the Yeboah Law Group is proud to offer the first Make a Difference Scholarship to students throughout the country who truly want to be the change they wish to see. This annual scholarship will be awarded in to a student who is currently enrolled in, or who will officially be enrolled in, any accredited university or college in the U.S. for the Fall semester of the upcoming academic year. Upon request, the scholarship award can be paid directly to your college or university.

 

SCROFANO LAW PC ASPIRING PUBLIC DEFENDER SCHOLARSHIP

At Scrofano Law PC, we believe that working as a public defender is one of the highest callings in the legal profession. Too often public defenders are overworked and under resourced. They face daily insurmountable odds in the courtroom and in a system that is often rigged against their clients. To give back to the legal community and express our admiration and appreciation to those who aspire to fight for the underdog, we have created a scholarship for law students interested in pursuing a career as a public defender.

 Eligibility Criteria:

  • 1st or 2nd year law student;
  • Interest in legal career representing individuals rather than institutions
  • Employed in summer position at a public defender’s office
  • Deadline: June 1 each year
  • Application Requirements: Resume, Transcript, Offer letter or other proof of internship at PDS that indicates whether paid or unpaid

 

IRANIAN-AMERICAN SCHOLARSHIP FUND

The Iranian-American Scholarship Fund seeks to provide assistance to students of Iranian heritage demonstrating academic excellence, financial need, and a commitment to community service; instill in the applicants a strong sense of pride in the community that supports their academic objectives; and inspire the applicants to donate to the IASF in the future in order to continue the tradition of assisting deserving candidates.

  • Deadline: 06/06/2020
  • Awards: Various
  • Website: https://iasfund.org/
  • Keywords: Iranian, GPA Requirement

 

ADAM Z. RICE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The California Judges Foundation (CJF) was founded in 1966 as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, tax-exempt corporation. CJF is administered by the California Judge’s Association staff and supervised by a nine-person Board of Directors.

CJF is dedicated to educating the public about the importance of an impartial judiciary for the administration of Justice in California.

CJF offers a need-based scholarship to aspiring law students in California through the Adam Z. Rice Memorial Scholarship. The Adam Z. Rice Memorial Scholarship Fund celebrates the life of a young man who died at age 21. Adam was always trying to help others in need, whether it was the homeless or his classmates. The CJF now has an incredible opportunity to continue Adam’s legacy and fulfill its mission, promote education, and make a lasting impact on future generations devoted to the rule of law and equal access to justice.

 

DAWSON & ALBRITTON’S OVERCOMING ADVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP

As lawyers, we understand that law school is expensive. We also know that life can take unexpected turns such as a car accident or unexpected death, leading to sudden financial strain. However, overcoming hardships can challenge you to grow as a person and as a future attorney.

We are offering one $1,500 scholarship to a law student who writes a 500-word essay on how they have overcome some form of adversity in their lives such as a medical issue, a car accident or disruptive family circumstances. Essays should also explain how overcoming adversity has impacted their personal growth.

 

CHISHOLM CHISHOLM & KILPATRICK LTD SCHOLARSHIP FOR VETERANS

This scholarship is open to veterans enrolled in an accredited U.S. law school or who are accepted to an accredited U.S. law school. Applicants must be pursuing a juris doctorate (JD) degree.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Completed application
  • Proof of veteran status. If submitting a document that contains sensitive information like a Social Security number, please submit a redacted version. The following serve as proof of veteran status:
    • VA disability benefits summary letter
    • DD214
    • Military discharge certificate
  • Current transcript
    • If currently enrolled in law school, submit law school transcript demonstrating a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
    • If not currently enrolled in law school, submit undergraduate transcript demonstrating a GPA of 3.0 or higher AND a copy of law school acceptance letter proving intent to enroll.
  • 1000 word essay. Please answer one of these essay prompts:
    • How did your experience in the military inspire you in your education and career aspirations?  
    • How did your military experience prepare you for law school and a career practicing law?

 

LAW OFFICE OF MATTHEW L. SHARP SCHOLARSHIP

The Law Office of Matthew L Sharp represents individuals injured by the unlawful conduct of others. We understand the increasing costs of college tuition makes it more difficult to graduate college for many outstanding students across the nation.  Every year we offer a $1,000 scholarship to a student who submits the strongest essay focusing on the given topic.

Write an essay on the following topic:

Trucking accidents are at the top when it comes to motorized vehicle accidents. Several measures are being taken every year. View the articles below and discuss whether those measures are effective enough or not. If not, come up with ideas on how to make our roads safe again.

 

THE ANKIN LAW OFFICE SCHOLARSHIP

The Ankin Law Office Scholarship will be awarded based on an essay, 1,500 words or less, written on the following topic: Ride share apps liker Uber and Lyft are making efforts in keeping their customers safe. Do you think their effort are sufficient and how could they improve?

Your essay must include at least three links to authoritative sources. At least one of these links must be to one of the posts below or to another post on ankinlaw.com.

 

STROM & ASSOCIATES ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Strom Scholarship will be awarded based on an essay, 1,500 words or less, written on the following topic: If you had to submit a family member to a nursing home, what accommodations would you be looking for? Create a check-list of “must-haves” for the nursing home. It should include safety measures and aspects to avoid.

 

SUTLIFF & STOUT LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST

Our firm is guided by the idea that all people are entitled to high-quality legal representation, regardless of wealth or social status. This idea requires that there are enough high-quality attorneys and legal professionals working in the field to support those who are in need of representation.

We are asking students to write an essay in which they answer the simple question: Why do you want to study law?

 

GERBEN LAW FIRM, PLLC EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP

Gerben Law Firm, PLLC is offering an annual scholarship opportunity for currently enrolled law students interested in practicing trademark law. Gerben Law Firm is committed to assisting the next generation of trademark attorneys through a scholarship to help ease the financial burden of law school.

 

BUCKFIRE & BUCKFIRE P.C. LAW SCHOOL DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP

To recognize law students who actively promote ethnic diversity in their communities, Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. is offering one scholarship in the $2,000. The scholarship will be awarded to the student who best exemplifies determination to succeed in both their academic endeavors as well as their inclusion efforts.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Recipient is a member of an ethnic or racial minority or any individual who demonstrates a defined commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career.
  • Recipient is a U.S. citizen currently attending an accredited law school within the United States.
  • Academic achievement as reflected by a minimum 3.0 GPA and have completed at least one semester of classes at an accredited law school.

 

BAUMGARTNER LAW FIRM – LAW STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

The Baumgartner Law Firm is pleased to offer an annual law student scholarship to needy individuals to who are enrolled at an accredited Law School in the US.

In order to apply, applicant must be enrolled at an accredited law school in (If you have applied to law school and have not yet been accepted, you may apply but the scholarship will only be awarded to someone accepted and enrolled at an accredited Law School at the time of scholarship selection.) This scholarship will be awarded based on need and commitment to helping others.

 

AMBROSIO E. RODRIGUEZ SCHOLARSHIP

The Rodriguez Law Group, a criminal defense law firm in Los Angeles, CA, is offering a $3,500 scholarship to one law student throughout the United States. Mr. Rodriguez believes firmly in the value of hard work and seeks to reward individuals pursuing a career in criminal law.The scholarship will be based on an essay and can be done on any topic. The range can be from 500-1250 words, anything over 1250 words will not be read.

 

BAJAJ LAW SCHOLARSHIP

Law Office of Vikas Bajaj, APC, a criminal defense law firm in San Diego, CA, is offering a $2,500 annual scholarship to one law student throughout the United States. The scholarship will be based on an essay and can be done on any topic. The range can be from 500-1250 words, anything over 1250 words will not be read.

 

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.

 

LAVENT LAW IMMIGRANT SCHOLARSHIP

Lavent Law is offering a scholarship to an immigrant who is a current or aspiring law student.This award will be based on an essay ranging from 500 – 1000 words on a topic of your choice.

Possible topics include:

  • Has being an immigrant impacted your decision to attend law school, if yes, why?
  • Why do you want to practice law?
  • What adversity you have had to overcome to obtain your goal of attending law school?
  • How you will use your law degree to help others?

To apply,  fill out the submission form and send the required documents in PDF format. For additional instructions, please see the instructions in the submission form.

 

EMERY REDDY LEGAL STUDIES SCHOLARSHIP

Emery Reddy is proud to announce its fourth annual round of scholarships. Each year we offer financial assistance to students with an interest in pursuing careers in the legal field.

Winning scholarship recipients will be contacted via email.

The successful candidate will demonstrate their dedication to the study of law in 500 words or less. We want to hear why each candidate is interested in the study of law.

 

DENVER TRIAL LAWYERS SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST

The jury trial system is a vital part of America’s system of checks and balances. Checks and balances create a strong judicial system within our government which relies upon a jury trial option. The Founding Fathers believed that jury trials prevent tyranny by allowing the citizens serving on the jury to be the final decision makers. Jury trials are unique to America’s democracy and justice system, and are a constitutional right not found in many other countries. The best written and most compelling essay will be selected by the team at Denver Trial Lawyers and the winner will receive an award of $1,000 to be put towards their law school tuition. In addition, we will publish the winner’s essay on our website and share it through all of our social media channels.

 

LAW FIRM OF EISNER GORIN LLP SCHOLARSHIP

The Los Angeles criminal defense law firm of Eisner Gorin LLP is offering a $3,000 scholarship to students who have an interest in pursuing a career in law. Our law firm partners understand the value of an education and the need to help students achieve their goal. The high cost of education, including tuition, housing, and books frequently makes it difficult for many students achieve their dream in a career in the field of law. In an effort to makes financial issues a little easier, our law firm is offering this scholarship to any student.

 

THE CRIMINAL DEFENSE STUDENT LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP

The Law Offices of Stephen Neyman, P.C. are happy to support student education with our annual Criminal Defense Student Law School Scholarship. Students who are attending an undergraduate, JD, LLB, or LLM program at a college, university, or law school in the United States are encouraged to apply.

Scholarship applicants are required to do the following:

  1. Fill out a biographical information form.
  2. Write an essay on access to legal services in the United States. This essay should focus on the need and affordability of legal services and propose ideas to help meet the demand of these services. The essay should be at least 1,000 words long.
  3. Email your information form and essay to scholarship@neymanlaw.com.

 

SIMMRIN LAW ENTREPRENEURIAL SCHOLARSHIP

We are pleased to announce the Simmrin Law Group Entrepreneurial Scholarship. This scholarship is our way of fostering the values that drive all of us here at Simmrin, and helping pass those values to future leaders. It is a $1,500 scholarship which will support one high-achieving, entrepreneurially-minded college student.

 

BERLIKLAW FUTURE VIRGINIA LAWYER SCHOLARSHIP

BerlikLaw, LLC, is pleased to announce the Future Virginia Lawyer Scholarship for the 2019-2020 school year. The scholarship is intended to provide both financial assistance and a bit of free publicity to talented, creative law students interested in practicing law in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Current law students interested in trial practice and litigation are especially encouraged to apply.

One scholarship of $1,500 for any current law student at an accredited law school within the United States is eligible for the Future Virginia Lawyer Scholarship, but preference is given to individuals who (a) are from Virginia, (b) received their undergraduate degrees from a Virginia college or university, and/or (c) attend law school in Virginia.

Requirements:

  1. Complete a biographical information form and email it to info@berliklaw.com.
  2. Record a video, 2–3 minutes in length, that relates in some way to one of the following subjects: (1) the adversarial system of justice; (2) mandatory arbitration agreements in consumer contracts; (3) the role of the First Amendment in online discourse; or (4) the reasons Virginia is the ideal place to practice law. Record the video in a YouTube-compatible format.
  3. Publish the video to your YouTube channel. Title the video “BerlikLaw Future Virginia Lawyer Scholarship” and link to the firm’s Scholarship page (https://www.berliklaw.com/scholarship) in the description.

 

THE JOHNS LAW FIRM – LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP

At Johns Law Firm, our personal injury lawyers specialize in representing victims of accidents, injuries, and even insurance companies disputes. As attorneys, we feel that it is our responsibility to advocate for those who have been injured in accidents that were not their fault. In fact, helping those in need is one of the reasons our law firm exists.

For this year’s scholarship contest, we are asking students to submit an essay about why they decided to become a lawyer.

 

ANNUAL “STRIVE TO BE THE BEST CRIMINAL LAWYER” SCHOLARSHIP

At the DM Cantor, our criminal defense lawyers believe in higher education, and we take pride in representing people who have been accused of DUI or criminal conduct. We understand and appreciate the importance and affect that a solid education can have on the future success of a criminal law school student. We also understand the potential difficulties of obtaining a criminal law degree because of the increasing costs of tuition, text books, and the everyday expenses regarding the necessities of life. Striving to become the best criminal lawyer (or the top lawyer in any area of practice) takes a lot of hard work and dedication.

In order to help make a college or law school education a more affordable opportunity, the Arizona DUI and criminal law firm of the DM Cantor is offering a $2,500 law student scholarship.

To apply, each candidate is required to write a 750 word minimum essay on the topic of: “The necessity and value of the presumption of innocence and reasonable doubt in the criminal justice system”.

 

CITYWIDE SCHOLARSHIP

Citywide Law Group is proud to offer a $1,500 scholarship to a current or aspiring law student. This award will be based on an essay ranging from 500 – 1000 words on a topic of your choice.

 

McGUIRE WOODS/NLF INTERNSHIP PROGRAM 

The McGuireWoods/NLF Internship Program supports students interested in the legal profession and will help students develop a commitment to advocacy on behalf of the Asian Pacific American (APA) community. The Program seeks to achieve these goals by providing undergraduate and law school students with meaningful internship experiences at the Washington, DC offices of NAPABA and NLF.

 

MARGARET A GANNON LEGAL EDUCATION STIPEND APPLICATION

Women Lawyers of Alameda County (WLAC) established the Margaret A. Gannon legal education stipend fund to provide financial assistance to help offset some of the costs of a
bar review course (or related study materials) for law students and graduates who are preparing to take the California Bar Exam.

 

SAN MATEO COUNTY WOMEN LAWYERS’ SECTION EDUCATION FOUNDATION

The San Mateo County Women Lawyers’ Section Educational Foundation was set up in 1996 as a non-profit organization to raise scholarship funds for deserving law students. Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded over $75,000. Scholarships are available to all law students, both male and female.

Applicants should submit a letter stating their qualifications for the award and information about why they should be selected. 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; include a copy of your current law school transcript; and provide any other information pertinent to (a) Financial need (b) Academic excellence (c) Residential or other ties to San Mateo County and (d) Involvement in activities, whether legal, scholastic, public, private or community.

 

ROBERT MASUR FELLOWSHIP IN CIVIL LIBERTIES

The fellowship competition is open to first-year law 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 in the areas of civil rights or civil liberties, work on a civil rights or civil liberties law case under the supervision of a faculty member or lawyer, or any other work in the areas of civil rights or civil liberties.

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

 

WeGREENED.COM SEMI-ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP

North America Immigration Law Group (WeGreened.com) is seeking a passionate and motivated student who wishes to build his/her career in law. If you think this applies to you, then you are at the right platform because we are happy to assist you in achieving your academic goals with the field of law. We wholeheartedly believe in the need for a quality education in a student’s life and that this education is an important factor in determining the success of a student. With soaring education expenses, getting a quality education is not a cakewalk anymore. Considering these factors, we want to lend a helping hand to enthusiastic students who are resolute about their career goals. We are offering a $2000 semi-annual scholarship to a deserving candidate who can demonstrate his/her outstanding skills within the field of law. Interested students will have the opportunity to earn this scholarship simply by writing an essay of 800-1000 words. We will select the best essay and award that applicant with the scholarship.

 

HISPANIC COMMUNITY AFFAIRS COUNCIL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Over 30 Scholarships are awarded annually to academically-talented and high-motivated Hispanic/Latino students.

The applicant will be evaluated on the following criteria, in order of importance.

  • Financial Need
  • Scholastic Record
  • Personal Statement
  • In-Person Interview

 

CHICANA LATINA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarships form the cornerstone of the Chicana Latina Foundation. We award merit-based scholarships valued at $1500 to 30-40 powerful Latina students each year.

 

BAY AREA GARDENERS SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION (BAGSF) SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship Amount: Each recipient will receive a $2,000 per student, plus a Chromebook (for first time awardees only). Two eligible applicants whose parents are gardeners, landscapers, or field workers may have the opportunity to receive the Tapia Familia Award of Excellence that includes an additional $1,000.

Please note that the BAGSF Scholarship is available for renewal every year.

 

CALIFORNIA STRAWBERRY SCHOLARSHIP

The California Strawberry Scholarship Program has awarded more than $2.6 million to hundreds of children of strawberry farmworkers.

Scholarship awards provide assistance with tuition, room and board, textbooks, and other educational expenses associated with college enrollment.

 

FULFILLING OUR DREAMS SCHOLARSHIP FUND

SALEF’s Fulfilling Our Dreams Scholarship Fund is making higher education a reality for Central American and Latino students, including undocumented students, with over 1,000 scholarships provided since 1998. This fund offers financial assistance and support to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students – often making the difference in whether a student can attend college at all. Scholarships are open to all qualifying students regardless of immigration status.

SALEF promotes giving back to our communities. Scholarship recipients are expected to complete a community engagement project with other scholarship recipients and receipt of the scholarship award is dependent on completion of their pledge.

 

POINT SCHOLARSHIP

Point Foundation considers many factors when assessing scholarship applicants, including academic performance, leadership skills, financial need, personal goals and the applicant’s involvement in the LGBTQ community. Attention is also given to students who have lost the social support of their families and/or communities as a result of revealing their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Each person who applies for a Point Scholarship is evaluated on the totality of their situation.

 

MICHAEL MAGGIO IMMIGRANTS’ RIGHTS SUMMER FELLOWSHIP

The Michael Maggio Immigrants’ Rights Summer Fellowship was established jointly in 2009 by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law (CHRCL), and the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild (NIP/NLG), to commemorate the life and legal contributions of Michael Maggio.

The primary mission of the fellowship program is to strengthen law students’ long-term commitment to promote justice and equality for vulnerable immigrant groups. Fellows will be chosen by the three sponsoring organizations, and will be selected based on the strength of their proposed host site and project.

 

JUSTICE HOLLIS G. BEST SCHOLARSHIP

As a memorial to the late Presiding Justice Hollis G. Best, his friends have established a scholarship to encourage and support outstanding academic achievement and commitment to service by law students. The Best Scholarship is an annual award presented this year in the amount of $2,000, during the Spring 2020 semester. More than one scholarship may be awarded.

 

NATIONAL ASIAN PACIFIC ISLANDER PROSECUTORS ASSOCIATION

The National Asian Pacific Islander Prosecutors Association (“NAPIPA”) is proud to announce our 6th Annual
Scholarship Banquet. We are excited to give three scholarships ($1500 each) this year to law students who share
NAPIPA’s mission and goals of pursuing careers in prosecution and helping the Asian Pacific Islander (“API”)
community.
At our past scholarship banquets, we have given out scholarships to fifteen law students. Twelve of the fifteen
previous scholarship recipients are currently working in prosecution offices across the country

  • Deadline: August 31, 2020
  • Awards: $1,500
  • Website: https://www.napipa.org
  • Keywords: 1L, 2L, 3L, Member of the NAPIPA, Essay

 

ITALIAN AMERICAN LAWYERS ASSOCIATION LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP

The IALA Scholarship Committee (the “Committee”) awards the scholarship based on three factors: (1) academic achievement, (2) financial need, and (3) potential contribution to the Los Angeles-metropolitan area Italian-American community. The Committee bases its decision on the applications received and may interview applicants. The Board of Governors voted this year to expand the distribution to the Bay Area, so I am contacting you to provide your school with the Committee’s 2019 announcement and application. As in prior years, one $3,000 scholarship will be awarded to a law student, and the recipient will be honored at IALA’s annual December Supreme Court night. 

 

LEMBREG LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP

Recognizing the critical role of immigrants in strengthening the fabric of our society, Lemberg Law has launched their $1,250 Law School Scholarship. This scholarship is open to current or incoming law school students who are immigrants to the U.S. and who are U.S. citizens, DACA recipients, or legal permanent residents. The scholarship application, due December 10, 2019, requires candidates submit an example of meme, graphic, or gif aimed at engaging the public with the topic of lemon law, debt collection harassment, or overtime pay. It should include both text and graphical elements, and measure approximately 2000 pixels x 2000 pixels (along with a caption).

 

WILEY MANUEL LAW FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP 

The Wiley Manuel Law Foundation is accepting applications for scholarships to be awarded to law students who best exemplify the quality of the late California Supreme Court Associate Justice Wiley M. Manuel. Justice Manuel was the first African-American to serve on the California Supreme Court. This scholarship will be awarded to two individuals consisting of $3,000 each.

 

FINLANDIA FOUNDATION NATIONAL LEGAL STUDIES SCHOLARSHIP

Finnish and American law students are eligible for an award from the P.J.C. Lindfors Legal Studies Fund administered by FFN. Pertti Lindfors, a Finnish-American attorney in San Francisco, California, established the scholarship to encourage cross-cultural study and understanding by law students in Finland and the U.S.

Eligible American candidates must have completed at least one year of studies at a law school in the U.S. and either a). applied to and are awaiting acceptance to, b). have been accepted to, or c). are currently enrolled in the law faculty of a Finnish University. Finnish applicants have completed at least one year of studies at a law faculty in Finland and either a). applied to and are awaiting acceptance to, b). have been accepted to, or c). are currently enrolled in a law school within the United States that is approved by the American Bar Association.

 

CHAMPION THE CAUSE SCHOLARSHIP

O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble is pleased to announce our Semi-Annual Champion the Cause Scholarship. This $1,500 scholarship is open to law students attending or planning to attend law school in the fall 2019 semester. Scholarship money will go directly to the winner’s school and can cover school-related expenses.

If you would like to be considered for the scholarship, complete the online application in the link below. The application includes an essay on the following topic: 

Reflect on the quote below and craft a 500-word essay describing a cause you are passionate about. Talk about how you will further support this cause in your legal career. 

I raise my voice – not so I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard…we cannot succeed when half of us are held back.

 

THE VIETNAMESE AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA (VABANC) SCHOLARSHIP

The Vietnamese American Bar Association of Northern California (VABANC) is now accepting applications for our VABANC SCHOLARSHIPS. 

PURPOSE OF SCHOLARSHIP FUND
VABANC’s annual scholarship seeks to recognize students who have demonstrated a commitment to serving the needs of the Vietnamese-American community. Open to all law students, the scholarship is intended to assist recipients who are pursuing public interest or social justice goals.

Priority will be given to those who have demonstrated a commitment to serving the Vietnamese-American community in Northern California and to those who will be using the scholarship award to further their public interest or social justice work, either by pursuing post-graduate work or for a summer position.

ELIGIBILITY
Open to all currently enrolled law students.

For the latest scholarship updates and more information about VABANC, please visit https://vabanc.org/scholarship-dinner/scholarship-applications/ <https://vabanc.org/scholarship-dinner/scholarship-applications/>, Facebook page <https://www.facebook.com/VABANC/>, or email scholarship@vabanc.org.

 

THE PEARCE LAW FIRM – EMPOWERING WOMEN IN LAW SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is awarded to an enrolled female law school student with demonstrated leandership abilities and financial need.

 

JUSTICE PAULINE DAVIS HANSON SCHOLARSHIP

Candidates must be female students who have successfully completed at least one year of law school. 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.

 

DC LAW SCHOLARSHIP

The DC Law Scholarship is a recurring scholarship worth $2000 designed to help one continuing law student with their tuition costs. To apply, complete the online application and upload your transcript, resume, and a 500-600 word original essay on the following question: How could we improve our rules of procedure and/or rules of evidence to provide for a more fair and just civil jury trial? You can respond in the context of the Federal Rules, or any state that you prefer.

 

DDR LAWYERS LEGAL SCHOLARSHIP

The DDR Lawyers Legal Scholarship by Dolan Dobrinsky Rosenblum, LLP is a recurring scholarship worth $1500 designed to help one law student with their tuition costs. We welcome all eligible students to apply and look forward to reviewing your application.Upload a 500-600 word original essay on what you hope to achieve in your legal career if awarded this scholarship, along with a resume and school transcript.

If you have questions, please email ddrlawyers@gmail.com.

 

THE IRANIAN BAR ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP

IABA Foundation grants one or more scholarships each year to law students who have demonstrated a commitment to the advancement of the Iranian-American community. Applicants must be of Iranian heritage and full-time students at an accredited law school  in the United States who are not otherwise receiving full educational funding from another organization.

 

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 3.25 or higher.

 

GENERAL COUNSEL, P.C. FIRST GENERATION LAW STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

General Counsel, P.C. is pleased to offer the General Counsel, P.C. First Generation Law Student Scholarship. This scholarship is open to high-achieving law students who are the first in their family to attend law school.

Eligibility:

  • Must be the first in your family to attend law school
  • Must be a Second Year Law student currently attending an accredited law school in the U.S.
  • Must have first year law school GPA of 3.0 (or better)
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident; 18 years or older

 

PROVIDENT LAW SCHOOL AND PRE LAW SCHOLARSHIP

At Provident Legal Funding, we are passionate about promoting access to justice, and that means making the legal system more accessible. There’s no better place to start than with the future generation of legal professionals. That’s why we are proud to offer Provident’s Law School and Pre Law Scholarship.We will award the scholarship to the applicant we feel best demonstrates dedication to the values of Provident Legal Funding. These primarily include access to justice and plaintiff empowerment. In addition, the award winner will showcase how they intend to use their education to better our society.

 

DDR LAWYERS LEGAL SCHOLARSHIP

The DDR Lawyers Legal Scholarship by Dolan Dobrinsky Rosenblum, LLP is a recurring scholarship worth $1500 designed to help one law student with their tuition costs. We welcome all eligible students to apply and look forward to reviewing your application. Students must have a 3.5 or higher GPA and upload a 500-600 word original essay on what they hope to achieve in their legal career if awarded this scholarship.

 

THE JAPANESE AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION

Applications are currently being accepted from law students and recent law school graduates with a demonstrated commitment to community service, including but not limited to a commitment to serving the Japanese American community and/or the API community. Additional factors may include financial need, adversity, academic achievement, and desire to practice law in the Southern California area.

  • Deadline: TBA
  • Awards: 5 scholarships for $2,000 to $3,000
  • Website: http://www.jabaonline.org/jef
  • Keywords: 1L, 2L, 3L, essay, API community service, undocumented/DACA

 

BENSON & BINGHAM FIRST ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP

Entrants for our scholarship must submit a minimum of a 600-word typed essay on one of the below topics to be judged by partners Joe Benson and Ben Bingham at the conclusion of the deadline:

  • Premises Security: Given the Mandalay Bay Shooting, what steps should hotels take to insure the safety and security of their guests?
  • Consumer Product Safety: When are the affixed warnings regarding the potential risk of injury obvious enough to warrant not having them? [A product is defective for its failure to be accompanied by suitable and adequate warnings concerning its safe and proper use, if the absence of such warnings renders the product unreasonably dangerous. To be adequate a warning must be: (1) designed to reasonably catch the consumer’s attention, (2) that the language be comprehensible and give a fair indication of the specific risks attendant to use of the product, and (3) that warnings be of sufficient intensity justified by the magnitude of the risk.]

 

ARTHUR E. WALLACE SCHOLARSHIP FROM THE KERN COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

  • Deadline: TBA
  • Awards: up to $2,500
  • Application: Arthur E Wallace Scholarship can be sent to office or emailed to aflores@kernbar.org <mailto:aflores@kernbar.org> .
  • Keywords: law student, scholarship

 

SERBIAN BAR ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA SCHOLARSHIP

All persons of Serbian birth or ancestry and/or their spouses who are enrolled in an accredited law school in the United States are eligible to receive a scholarship from the SBAA. Those wishing to apply for a scholarship should complete the free online membership application and submit a resume, official transcript, and answers to the below essay prompts to sbaa@serbbar.org.

Essay Prompts:

  1. 1. How will you contribute to the SBAA in the future (500 words or less)? 

    2. Please submit a brief personal statement that will help us get to know you better and understand what you plan to do with your legal education (750 words or less).

  • Deadline: TBA
  • Awards: Two (2) $2,000 scholarships; Two (2) $1,000 scholarships; and One (1) $500 scholarship.
  • Website: http://www.serbbar.org/scholarships/
  • Keywords: 1L, 2L, 3L, law student, serbian ancestry, essay

 

PECK LAW FIRM SCHOLARSHIP

The Peck Law Firm of Charleston, SC is proud to announce the Peck Law Firm Scholarship. This $2,000 scholarship is dedicated to helping the scholarship winner pay for a college, graduate school, or law school degree.

The Peck Law Firm helps men and women find solutions to their divorce, child custody, alimony, property division, and family law problems throughout Charleston, Daniel Island Goose Creek, James Island, Johns Island, Ladson, Monck’s Corner, Mt. Pleasant, North Charleston, Summerville, and other parts of Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester Counties.

 

THE LAW OFFICE OF HENRY QUEENER ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP

Queener Law is pleased to announce the Noah Thomas Foster Scholarship, which will offer a $1500 scholarship to be applied towards tuition or other education-related expenses. This scholarship will be awarded on a annual basis to one high school senior, that will be attending a 2 or 4-year college or university in one of the following states; Kentucky, Tennessee or Colorado.

 

BYRON HANKE FELLOWSHIP

The Foundation for Community Association Research (FCAR) awards its Byron Hanke Fellowship to selected graduate students to implement research projects related to the development, management and governance of common interest communities and their community associations. Fellows are expected to prepare a research paper on community associations. 

 

CHRISTOPHER ON ATTORNEY AT LAW SCHOLARSHIP

Christopher Simon Attorney at Law, located in Atlanta, GA is offering a $1000 scholarship to one incoming 1L or currently enrolled law school student. Eligible students must submit their applications by email to the following email address by due date. Late applications will not be considered.

 

ALBERTSON & DAVIDSON LLP COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

At the law firm of Albertson & Davidson, LLP we understand that obtaining an education is the pathway to success for many young Americans. As attorneys, we all have earned both undergraduate degrees as well as successfully completed a rigorous three-year Juris Doctorate before being even eligible to sit for the California Bar Exam. Through these experiences, we have come to understand the often significant financial burdens associated with obtaining an education beyond high school, which is why we are pleased to announce that we will be offering $3,000 in scholarship awards to the winners of our newly created infographic scholarship contest. By creating these awards, we hope to help the next generation of students realize their educational and professional goals.

 

AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR THE BLIND SCHOLARSHIP

The foundation offers a variety of scholarships for students that are legally blind. 

 

MARKOWSKI – LEACH SCHOLARSHIP

Selected candidates will demonstrate their dedication to excellence in their lives through service, education, or employment. Scholarship are awarded to applicants whose leadership potential is evident regardless of their chosen field of study or financial need. In order to be eligible, applicants must self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer and be enrolled full-time.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

JOINT BAY AREA LAWYERS FOR INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM/ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION OF SILICON VALLEY CHARITY SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is available to law students with demonstrated academic achievement, a commitment to Asian Pacific American and LGBT communities, and has overcome personal harships or challenges. Application for the scholarship includes 1) A resume submission 2) an essay submission addressing how the applicant fulfills the purpose of the scholarship 3) an interview on Sunday, April 2

 

SAN MATEO COUNTY WOMEN LAWYERS’ SECTION EDUCATION FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is available for all law school students

Applicant must demonstrate financial need, academic excellence, residential or other ties to San Mateo County, and involvement in activities (legal, scholastic, public, private or community).

To apply, applicants should submit a letter stating their qualifications for the award and information about why they should be selected. 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; include a copy of your current law school transcript; and provide any other information pertinent to the selection criteria listed above.

  • Deadline: TBA
  • Awards: typically $2,500, but varies year to year
  • Website: http://www.smcwlef.org/?page_id=8
  • Keywords: ca, california, 1l, 2l, 3l, graduate, san mateo

 

MICHAEL F. O’DONNELL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is available to students currently enrolled in law school or pursing a law-related career.

Successful applicant must have a permanent address in Sonoma County or have attended a Sonoma County high school.

 

THE WILLIAM MCCLAIN 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.

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$500 – $1,000

 

NW CORPORATE LAW SCHOLARSHIP

The NW Corporate Law scholarship will be awarded to one  student who is in financial need and who is actively enrolled in an ABA-approved law school. The award will be paid to the student, and the awarded funds may be used by the student for any expenses related to the student’s law school education.  Submit necessary questions to info@nwcorporatelaw.com. Subject line of email should state “Scholarship Questions.”

1. Most recent law school transcript.

2. Essay: Law school students are trained in identify problems. In 500 – 700 words identify any problem in your law school instruction, experience, or curriculum, and propose a solution to that identified problem. Points for creativity.

3. Resume: 1 page max, limited to your work, volunteer, and other educational experiences.

 

CHARLES E JOSEPH EMPLOYMENT LAW SCHOLARSHIP

The Charles E. Joseph Employment Law Scholarship awards $1,000 annually to a law student who plans to work in plaintiff’s employment law.

Applicants should submit a 750-word essay on the following topic: “What are the biggest challenges facing workers’ rights in the future?” The essay can consider current events, recent case law, social movements, historical developments, or any other aspect of workers’ rights. Working Now and Then will publish the winning essay and honorable mentions on its site.

Applicants must upload an unofficial law school transcript or admission letter, plus a resume or CV.

 

AMERICAN INDIAN COLLEGE FUND

The American Indian College Fund Provides scholarships to American Indian and Alaska Native college students seeking under-graduate and graduate degrees at tribal colleges, nonprofit, and accredited schools. Full Circle scholarship applications are accepted every year from Jan 1 – May 31. The American Indian College Fund determines student eligibility and awards the scholarships. All applicants are emailed an award or denial notice by August. Those applicants who are chosen to receive a scholarship will also receive a mailed notice to the address listed on their applications.

 

THE STEERS AND ASSOCIATES ASPIRING ATTORNEY SCHOLARSHIP

The Law Offices of Steers and Associates is proud to offer the 2019-2020 Personal Injury Attorney Scholarship. This $1,000 scholarship is available to students pursuing or planning on pursuing a career in law.

In order to apply, Please attach with your application a 500+ word essay based on this question: “How would you reduce car accidents in Los Angeles (or your city)?”

 

ARASH LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP

Arash Law one of California’s premier injury law firms has always been dedicated to helping the next generation of law students and future attorneys to success. Arash Law has always perceived monetary concerns as an unnecessary obstacle to succeeding as an attorney.

Exceptional students should worry about nothing more than studying to reach their goals in the field of law. When those students merely want to help others such as car accident victims through the maze that is the legal system, they should not be barred simply because of a lack of funds.

When a student demonstrates that they are dedicated to becoming a professional in the field of law, they are devoting their lives to something they believe it. The choice to become an attorney at law is not the most affordable decision to make. That is why Arash Law is ready to help and encourage such choices by potential law students.

  • All applicants must be a US citizen or a permanent resident.
  • All applicants are required to have a cumulative 2.5 GPA or better.
  • All applicants must have at least one semester of school left to complete.
  • All applicants must be active in the community.
  • Applications must be submitted with a 500 word essay describing which field of law they’re interested in pursuing and why, plus what they plan to do with their degree.
  • All applicants must submit a unofficial transcript.

 

SNELL & WILMER FAR PROGRAM

The Fellowship for Advancement and Resources (FAR) is a holistic pipeline initiative demonstrating Snell & Wilmer’s persistent and unwavering commitment to matters concerning diversity and inclusion in the workplace and legal profession.  FAR attempts to address, if not eliminate, several challenges students with diverse backgrounds face in becoming successful lawyers.  Individuals who are accepted into the FAR program, or “Fellows,” will receive multiple incentives at key junctures of their education and will maintain contact with an assigned Snell & Wilmer attorney (“Mentor”) over the course of the fellowship.  The goal of the program is to assure that each Fellow develops into a successful lawyer.  

 

CHAPMANALBIN SCHOLARSHIP FOR LAW STUDENTS

Essay Topic: If you could defend one super villain or prosecute one superhero in a court of law, who would it be? Please explain your choice and state your case.

 

NEAL DAVIS LAW SCHOLARSHIP

Applicants must submit a signed application form as well as an original 500 word essay addressing the following question: Give a legal argument on why you are for or against a convicted felon having the right to vote or bear arms. Applicants must read and return the (PDF) Application for Neal Davis Scholarship Essay Contest along with the submission.

 

CHAPMANALBIN SCHOLARSHIP FOR LAW STUDENTS

The ChapmanAlbin Scholarship will be awarded to a law student planning on attending, accepted to attend, or currently attending an accredited law school in the U.S. citizen who is 18 years or older. Students must complete the scholarship application as well as submit a 300-500 words essay, describing  when and why they decided to pursue a law profession.

 

WOMEN LAWYERS ASSOCIATION OF SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY SCHOLARSHIP

The San Luis Obispo County Women Lawyers Association is now accepting applications for its 2020 scholarship awards.  WLA SLO offers up to $1,000 in scholarship awards to current law students or students accepted for enrollment in law school with a demonstrated connection to San Luis Obispo County. 

For application link, visit website. 

 

VILLARREAL LAW SCHOLARSHIP

We strongly believe in supporting our communities and in supporting the next generation of attorneys who will fight for the rights of their clients. To this end, we are announcing our scholarship program.

The scholarship program is open to any High School Senior who plans to attend college, to any college student (freshman, sophomore, or junior) who is currently enrolled in college, or to any first-year law school student.  Students from anywhere in the United States who have a passion for the law are encouraged to apply. Priority is also given to students who express an interest in a legal career, especially those interested in litigation.

 

DWYER WILLIAMS LAW STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

PC is pleased to announce a scholarship available to students anticipating attending law school in the Fall of 2019. The $1,000 scholarship is intended to help defray first-year expenses for students graduating from undergraduate school that have been accepted into an accredited law school anywhere in the United States.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Recipient is a U.S. citizen or otherwise authorized to work in the United States
  • Recipient is accepted, and will be attending their first year of law school in the fall of 2019
  • Academic achievement as reflected by an undergraduate cumulative minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Recipient must have received a bachelor’s degree from an accredited undergraduate college.
  • Deadline: 07/01/2020
  • Awards: $1,000
  • Website: https://www.roydwyer.com/scholarship/
  • Keywords: 1l, 2l, 3l, undocumented/DACA

 

SIMEONE & MILLER GOOD LAWYERS/GOOD PEOPLE SCHOLARSHIP

Please submit a written statement (800-1,000 words) or a video presentation (3-5 minutes) describing the value of using the law to improve people’s lives. You can describe a past experience that motivates you, someone who inspires you, or a vision of what you would like to accomplish.

 

THOMAS LAW COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP

Thomas Law Offices, a personal injury law firm in Louisville, Kentucky, is offering a once-yearly $1,000 scholarship to students who are currently attending or plan to attend their first year of college or graduate school in the upcoming fall semester. The rising costs of education are continuing to be a hardship many students struggle to overcome. Our Louisville personal injury lawyers believe that by helping students overcome those struggles, our world can become a brighter place for future generations. This scholarship gives us an opportunity to do just that.

 

MIKE CAMPBELL LAW SCHOLARSHIP

At The Law Office of Mike Campbell, we feel it’s vital to help our next generation of entrepreneurs, leaders, and professionals pave the way toward a bright future. We felt there’s no better way to help young students obtain their dreams than by offering a scholarship to new and first-year college students. Our scholarship is annual and held every fall semester. We first started it in Fall 2018 and it has been a tremendous success ever since.

 

BROWN, PC. NATIONAL TAX LAW SCHOLARSHIP

Brown, PC is now accepting applications for the firm’s National Tax Law Scholarship, a $500 stipend which will be awarded to a second or third year full-time U.S. law student with a demonstrated interest in tax law. The award will be paid directly to the student, and can be used for any expenses related to legal education, including but not limited to tuition, room, board, books, bar review courses, or commuting expenses.

Candidates are encouraged to submit, along with their letter, any documents demonstrating their interest in tax law. Documents might include a transcript or class schedule showing tax law courses completed or currently enrolled in, a letter of recommendation from a tax law professor or a letter from someone who supervised the applicant in a tax-related job or internship.

 

BROWN, PC. NATIONAL BUSINESS LAW SCHOLARSHIP

Brown, PC is now accepting applications for the firm’s National Business Law Scholarship, a $500 stipend which will be awarded to a second or third year full-time U.S. law student with a demonstrated interest in business law. The award will be paid directly to the student, and can be used for any expenses related to legal education, including but not limited to tuition, room, board, books, bar review courses, or commuting expenses.

Candidates are encouraged to submit, along with their letter, any documents demonstrating their interest in business law. Documents might include a transcript or class schedule showing business law courses completed or currently enrolled in, a letter of recommendation from a business law professor or a letter from someone who supervised the applicant in a business law-related job or internship.

 

THE 2020 WEISS & PAARZ ANNUAL NATIONAL LAW SCHOLARSHIP

Each year, Weiss & Paarz will award a $1,000 Law Scholarship to a student starting or continuing law school anywhere in the United States of America!

As a law firm that exclusively handles medical malpractice, our attorneys, paralegals, and staff members have dedicated their careers to helping victims of preventable catastrophic injury. Just as we never let a client’s financial restrictions get in the way of achieving justice, we firmly believe that no student should be deprived of the opportunity to succeed due to a lack of financial resources.  We are especially interested in young individuals who plan to become lawyers. We are confident in the youth of America’s ability to change our world for the better through strong character development, community enrichment, and higher education.

 

CALIFORNIA CONSUMER ATTORNEY P.C.’S ANNUAL CONSUMER ADVOCACY SCHOLARSHIP

California Consumer Attorneys, P.C. (“CCA”) is a Los Angeles-based law firm that is firmly committed to consumer advocacy, particularly with respect to enforcement of California’s lemon laws.  CCA is offering an annual $1,000 scholarship for students who are currently enrolled in law school or intending to attend law school that are passionate about consumer advocacy.  While major corporations have the resources to hire bevies of young attorneys to advocate on their behalves, today’s consumer has fewer and fewer options on where to turn for zealous and skilled representation.   We offer this scholarship in the spirit of our firm’s founding: a commitment to excellence in advocacy on behalf of individuals.

Applicants must submit a 400-600 word essay on the following topic:

California’s laws provide numerous protections to the consumer.  Identify one such law and describe how it has successfully functioned to promote the goal of consumer protection. 

 

GAR DISABILITY ADVOCATES LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP

At GAR Disability Advocates, we believe that everyone, regardless of background or social status, is entitled to high-quality legal representation to fight for their rights. In order to fulfill the need for high-quality lawyers and legal professionals in the workforce, we are committed to helping students in need to afford higher education.

We are asking students to write an essay of no more than 500 words on the following prompt:

How has someone with a disability affected you? This can be yourself or someone you know. If you are close to anyone who gets disability benefits, how would their life be different without those benefits?

 

KOPFLER & HERMANN OVERCOMING ADVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP

Kopfler & Hermann, personal injury attorneys based in Houma, Louisiana, is pleased to announce our annual scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to a student who has overcome adversity in their life and has emerged stronger. With 40 years of legal experience, Kopfler & Hermann and his retired partner Kopfler & Hermann have been serving the Gulf Coast since 1992. As personal injury attorneys, we are committed to seeing that justice is served and injured workers and accident victims receive full compensation for their injuries and damages.

 

BECAUSE COLLEGE IS EXPENSIVE SCHOLARSHIP

The $500 “Because College is Expensive” Scholarship is open to all students and those planning on enrolling within 24 months. The winner will be determined by random drawing and then contacted directly and announced on their Scholarship page. One entry per person is all that is necessary. Read the official rules for additional information.

 

LA UNIDAD LATINA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

LA UNIDAD LATINA FOUNDATION, INC., a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization established in 1999, exists to:

➢ Award scholarships ranging from $500 to $1000 to scholars pursuing academic excellence in higher education

➢ Fund community programs and student organizations dedicated to the civic empowerment in the Latino community La Unidad Latina Foundation is unequivocally committed to equal opportunity.

Therefore, La Unidad Latina Foundation does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of gender, race, national origin, disability, age, color, creed, or sexual orientation.

 

ALPERT SCHREYER POE SCHOLARSHIP

As attorneys, we at Alpert Schreyer Poe understand the financial struggles that college can cause. For this reason, we are honored to sponsor the Alpert Schreyer Poe $1,000 Scholarship Essay Contest.

 

ASCENT LAW SCHOLARSHIP

At Ascent Law we strongly believe in education and specifically legal education.  We have supported students for many years in an anonymous capacity and we love to give back to the legal community.

Because we place an enormous value in our own education and we know that we would be nowhere without it, we want to help others who are embarking on this new adventure of education in the law.

As strong advocates for higher education, we are proud to give back to students through the Ascent Law Scholarship.  This annual scholarship is awarded to one student based on merit.

 

MAPES LAW OFFICES SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is meant to help those students who have experienced first-hand the pressure of debt. Maybe your parents lost a job, maybe they filed bankruptcy, maybe you had to move when your home was foreclosed upon – whatever your experience was I want you to tell me about it. I want to know how it shaped you, and how it has affected your plans for college.

 

CONSTANTINE CANNON LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP

We would like students to write an essay between 250 and 750 words that address one or more of the following questions:

   – What does it mean to be a whistleblower?
   – Tell us about a personal whistleblower experience.
   – Tell us about a whistleblower who has inspired you.
   – How important are whistleblowers to promoting transparency in government and protecting the health and safety of the public?
   – What is the best way to encourage whistleblowers to say something when they see something wrong?

 

AILA DIVERSITY & INCLUSION LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) National Diversity & Inclusion Committee is offering five (5) scholarships to deserving AILA law school members who are engaged and interested in the area of immigration law. The scholarship is open to any law school student who is also a member of a diverse population group. The deadline for submission is June 28, 2019. Extensions will not be permitted.

Our scholarship program continues to reaffirm AILA’s commitment to diversity within AILA, legal education, and the legal profession. Diversity includes a broad array of backgrounds and life experiences, including AILA members and future AILA members from groups or with skills or attributes that are underrepresented in the legal profession, and specifically including AILA members and future AILA members from socially and economically disadvantaged backgrounds. The AILA Diversity & Inclusion Scholarships provide financial assistance to qualified law school students from diverse population groups underrepresented in the legal profession and our organization.

The scholarships includes full payment of $750 issued directly to the awardee, a FREE AILA Law School Student Membership, and an AILALink subscription for one year. The scholarship money will be taxed based on current IRS guidelines.

 

ANNUAL SENIOR IMPACT SCHOLARSHIPS

The Nursing Home Law Center LLC is proud to endow two annual scholarships to help students pay for the costs of university tuition. Two scholarships for $1,000 will be awarded.

One scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in an undergraduate program. A second scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in a law school.

The scholarship awards are to be used for tuition and will be paid directly to the student.

 

COLORADO LEGAL GROUP FUND

This scholarship is open to any undergraduate student attending an American or Canadian University. The applicant should be in their 3rd or 4th year of study and can be in any undergraduate program as long as they have an intent to apply for law school. Please answer the following topic with a minimum of 250 words and a maximum of 500 words:

Why are you applying to law school and why do you want to pursue a career in the legal profession?

 

HOWARD FOX MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The fund is in memory of Howard Fox who was a member of the Berks County Bar Association and an attorney in the Public Defenders Office at the time of his accidental death.

Berks County Community Foundation shall make distributions from the Fund to support a scholarship which will be presented annually at Law Day ceremonies held by the Berks County Bar Association for a deserving graduate of a Berks County, Pennsylvania, high school and who will be entering an accredited law school to pursue a law degree, or who are already attending an accredited law school to pursue a law degree, and who demonstrate financial need, without discrimination to color, race, national origin or religion. Preference will be given to students entering their second year of law school; however, all applicants meeting the criteria are encouraged to apply. No descendants of Leonard Quittner or M. Robert Ullman may be a scholarship recipient.

Previous recipients of a scholarship from this fund may reapply in a future year – as long as they will still be in law school – and will be considered along with the other applicants; but previous recipients will not receive preferential treatment.

To be considered for this scholarship, submit this application between January 15th and April 1st. All applicants will be notified in April.

 

MOSES & ROOTH LEGAL SCHOLARSHIP

Students will be chosen based upon their academic skills and a short essay in response to the following topic:

Essay Topic: Should people be allowed to warn motorists about DUI checkpoints in America?

 

WILSHIRE LAW FIRM LEGAL SCHOLARS AWARD

The Legal Scholar Award will be presented to a worthy student currently in law school. This $1,000 scholarship recognizes that individual’s academic achievement and spirit of giving back in spite of a heavy workload.

Students must submit a 600-word essay explaining which field of law they’re interested in pursuing and why. Also, how they plan to use their law degree in that field upon graduation. Students are required to submit an unofficial copy of their law school transcripts.

 

CHALIK & CHALIK CANCER SURVIVORS SCHOLARSHIP

The scholarship will recognize a deserving student who not only survived a devastating illness but now demonstrates a commitment to helping others diagnosed with cancer or another serious illness.

Please write 500 to 1,000 words on the topic below. Submit your essay in PDF format using the application form on this page.

How are you helping others diagnosed with a serious illness and how did your cancer diagnosis influence you to help others?

 

LAKIN AFOLABI FUTURE CRIMINAL LAWYER SCHOLARSHIP

The criminal defense team at Lakin Afolabi Law welcomes any students interested in criminal law to apply and showcase your passion in criminal justice.  We look forward to your submissions and best of luck!

 

LEVORITZ LAW FIRM SCHOLARSHIP

Please choose one of the topics below and submit it as an infographic, informational video or essay. Below are some topic examples.  Feel free to create your own or choose one from below:

  • 5 ways technology is affecting divorce rates
  • Ways to improve access to family law counsel to families who need it
  • Pros and Cons of Mediation Divorce vs Litigated Divorce

Please submit to ylevoritz@levoritzlaw.com and include the following:

  • Name, Phone Number and Mailing Address
  • Proof of Enrolment
  • Content Submission
  • Subject Line as: “Levoritz Law Firm Scholarship 2019”
  • Deadline: TBA
  • Awards: $1,000
  • Website: https://www.levoritzlaw.com/scholarship/
  • Keywords: 1l, 2l, 3l

 

GOLDBERG WEISMAN CAIRO ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP

This program is aimed at assisting students that are currently enrolled in a college or university in the United States. Students will be chosen based upon their exemplary academic skills, their service to their communities, and a short essay in response to the following topic:

“How do personal injury attorneys benefit society?”

And must meet the following application requirements:

  1. Qualified applicants must be currently enrolled in a college or university in the United States.
  2. Qualified applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the college or university in which they are enrolled.
  3. Qualified applicants must submit a letter of recommendation from either a member of their local community or from a faculty member from the college or university that they are attending.
  4. Qualified applicants must provide a 500-to-1,000 word essay on the topic chosen by the Goldberg Weisman Cairo selection committee.
  5. All student applicant essays must be in a .PDF format, with the file name as: lastname_firstname_gwc.pdf.

 

SCHOLARSHIP FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

The law firm of Friedman, Levy, Goldfarb & Green, P.C. is pleased to announce the launch of a new scholarship program available to college students with disabilities. One deserving applicant will be awarded a scholarship of $1,000 to go toward education expenses for the upcoming academic year. Candidates are asked to submit a 500-word essay on how they overcame their disability to become a better college student. Applicants are encouraged to be candid about the kinds of challenges they have experienced.

 

SCHOLARSHIP FOR STUDENTS WHO HAVE BEATEN OR ARE BATTLING CANCER

The law firm of Friedman, Levy, Goldfarb & Green is happy to offer a scholarship opportunity to help students currently battling or who have beaten cancer. A $1,000 scholarship will be offered to cancer patients or survivors to help further their education. Prospective applicants must submit a 500-word essay that responds to the following prompt:

How has battling or overcoming cancer made you a better college student?

 

SEPPI ESFANDI LAW SCHOLARSHIP

The 2019 scholarship will be based on an essay and can be done on any topic. One very important item to include in the essay is the reason you need the scholarship. Please be as detailed as possible (interesting stories/struggles are welcome). The range can be from 800 to 1500 words. We ask that you don’t write over 1500 words.

Possible topics include, but not limited to:

  • Why I want to practice law (be specific as to which branch of law you will study, and why)
  • Discuss any adversity you had to overcome to fulfill your goal of attending law school
  • What you hope to achieve with your law degree

Essay Requirements

  • Applicant must be a law student in the U.S.
  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (DACA Students are also welcome)
  • Applicant must have some sort of financial need or have financial aid obligations
  • Must be a full time student (proof of full time status will be required before award is distributed).
  • Deadline: TBA
  • Awards: $1,000
  • Website: http://esfandilawfirm.com/law-school-scholarship/
  • Keywords: 1l, 2l, 3l, essay, undocumented/DACA

 

MESRIANI LAW GROUP SCHOLARSHIP GRANT

Apart from stellar academic performance and the aforementioned characteristics and qualities, eligible applicants for the MLG scholarship grant must also possess the following:

  • Must be enrolled in any of the accredited colleges or universities in the U.S.
  • Must be a current law school student or an undergraduate student interested in pursuing law school

To apply for our law scholarship grant, student applicants are required to submit the following:

  • An original essay advocating why they should be chosen as the winner the MLG scholarship grant
  • Proof of current enrollment
  • School I.D. and a government issued I.D. (i.e. driver’s license)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Deadline: TBA
  • Awards: $500
  • Website: https://www.mesrianilaw.com/law-school-scholarship.html
  • Keywords: Essay, leadership, adversity
 

JAPANESE AMERICAN CITIZENS LEAGUE (JACL) NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

The league offers four separate law scholarships: the Grace Andow Memorial Scholarship, the Thomas T. Hayashi Memorial Scholarship, the Sho Sato Memorial Scholarship, and the Mary Reiko Osaka Memorialy Scholarship.  Additionally, it provides a special scholarship, 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.

 

STEWARD J. GUSS COLLEGE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

The 2020 application process requires applicants to create an infographic on the chosen topic below.  The topic for the 2020 scholarship is:

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

This topic gives applicants a wide range of scope, subject, and direction and we hope to see lots of eye-catching infographics! Infographics will be judged on design, creativity, and content substance.

 

LATINA LAWYERS BAR ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is awarded to currently enrolled California law school students or current applicants for the California State Bar with a preference for Latina law students/applicants.

Successful applicants must also demonstrate commitment to community service, the Latina community, potential for success, and financial need.

 

LEARNPICK $3000 ESSAY SCHOLARSHIP

At LearnPick, we are looking to augment the abilities of both student and tutor! We would like content creators who can spark ideas and thoughts through riveting content.

These areas are what we are looking for writers like you to contribute:

How far have you gone for the sake of education

Was it a debt or a change of location away from your near and dear ones? What was it? Discuss about all the sacrifices you made for the sake of education.

What I wish I had been taught in school to face the world better

As you prepare to leave school and head into college, you may sometimes realize yourself lacking knowledge in a lot of important areas, especially when the real world is concerned. Discuss.

 

DARRASLAW ESSAY SCHOLARSHIP

To participate in the contest, applicants should write an essay of 600 to 800 words addressing the following issue:

Every disabled worker we have ever represented tried to prepare for the worst-case scenario by purchasing disability insurance, or by signing up for coverage through an employer, union, or other group.  Unfortunately, sometimes the insurer wrongfully denies or unreasonably delays payment of a valid disability claim.  Despite taking personal responsibility by purchasing insurance, many disabled workers nevertheless find themselves in severe financial distress – unable to pay the mortgage or rent and other basic living expenses.

Discuss the existing financial safety net and whether it is adequate to address the needs of workers who become disabled.  What steps can a young person joining the workforce take to avoid financial catastrophe if an injury or sickness renders them unable to earn a living at some point in their career?

People who wish to participate should send their essay as an attachment in an email to darraslawscholarship@gmail.com and include in the body of the email their name and phone number, the name of the institution they attend, and contact information.

 

LOS ANGELES IMMIGRATION LAWYERS SCHOLARSHIP

Applicants without traditional sources of financial assistance including undocumented immigrants, DACA recipients, and students currently in the green card application process are welcome to apply. Applications must include:

  • Submitting a completed application using the form on our website
  • Be included in one of the following categories: 1. Foreign born student who now resides in the US or 2. US born student whose parents originated from another country.
  • Proof of Enrollment or future enrollment in Post-High School education (trade school, graduate school, etc).

To apply for the essay contest, the candidates must write a 450 word essay on the following topic:

With the attack on Sanctuary cities continuing and the prospect of a border wall becoming more and more likely – Americans need to hear about the people that are affected. In 450 words or less tell the world how your immigration to America or the immigration experience in general has changed your life or your family’s life for the better.

 

PROFESSOR LAKIN’S UNIFORM BAR EXAM MINI REVIEW SCHOLARSHIP

The Lakin Mini Review would like to make resources available for students studying for the Bar Exam. 5 3L students will be awarded a scholarship to access the Mini Review and Essay Writing workshop.

 

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