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

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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

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.

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



 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

 

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. The Foundation intends, in most years, to select one 2L applicant from each eligible school.

 

HAYNES AND BOONE DIVERSITY SCHOLARS PROGRAM

The Haynes Boone Diversity Scholars Program has been established to attract outstanding diverse students to the private practice of law while helping these students be successful in law school through both work and mentorship experiences afforded by the program. Our Diversity Scholars Program includes a  9-10 week paid Summer Clerkship for 1L and 2L students and a stipend during the school year, as outlined on the website below.

KEKER, VAN NEST & PETERS LLP DIVERSITY SCHOLARS PROGRAM

At Keker, Van Nest & Peters LLP, a San Francisco litigation boutique, we know that supporting and developing diversity in the legal profession benefits the entire legal community. As part of our commitment to enhance that diversity, we invite qualified candidates to apply to our annual diversity scholars program. In recent years, we’ve awarded nearly $300,000 in scholarship money to numerous recipients, who represent a range of diversity.

Eligibility requirements:

  • First-year law students
  • Interest in practicing litigation—such as complex commercial litigation, intellectual property litigation, or white collar criminal defense—in the Bay Area
  • Diverse backgrounds/experiences including disability, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, or upbringing
  • Please see website below for more information

 

 

FINNEGAN DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP

Established in 2003, the Finnegan Diversity Scholarship award is $15,000 and a paid 2023 2L summer position in one of the firm’s domestic offices.  The scholarship may be renewed if an associate offer is extended and accepted for Fall 2024.

 

GLORIA BARRON WILDERNESS SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP

The Gloria Barron Wilderness Society Scholarship seeks to encourage individuals who have the potential to make a significant positive difference in understanding wilderness and how to protect it. The scholarship is available to current qualified graduate students. It was created in honor of Gloria Barron, a dedicated educator and tireless advocate for wilderness protection.

The Wilderness Society recently completed a strategic plan that identified two priorities: (1) Make public lands a solution to the climate and extinction crises by securing a resilient, continental network of landscapes and eliminating climate-changing emissions, and (2) Transform conservation policy and practice so all people benefit equitably from public lands. Research proposals broadly addressing biodiversity protection, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and the social and ecological context of landscape conservation, especially related to issues of equity are encouraged. 

 

LMJ 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 careers.

 

VORYS DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP

In 2005, the Ohio legal community said goodbye to one of its most beloved members, George Corey. George was an extremely talented attorney who was admired by his colleagues and clients for his legal ability, civic involvement, and dedication to recruiting and mentoring the “best and brightest” from diverse cultures, backgrounds and experiences. In George’s honor, and to continue his legacy, Vorys Diversity & Inclusion Committee has established scholarships of up to $10,000 for diverse law students whose spirit, drive and commitment leads them to pursue a career at Vorys while also demonstrating leadership and being “difference makers” in their communities and/or schools. 

 

PAUL HASTINGS 1L DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP

Paul Hastings is committed to building a diverse team of professionals and fostering an inclusive work environment. As a part of that commitment, they are please to offervthe Paul Hastings Diversity Award to select first-year law students. 

 

PAUL HASTINGS 1L DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP

Paul Hastings is committed to building a diverse team of professionals and fostering an inclusive work environment. As a part of that commitment, they are please to offervthe Paul Hastings Diversity Award to select second-year law students. 

 

ALBERS-ALEXANDER LGBTQ LAW SCHOLARSHIP

The Albers-Alexander LGBTQ Law Scholarship Fund is interested in supporting LGBTQ persons who are pursuing a law school degree. The scholarship program prioritizes supporting LGBTQ applicants who:

  • Show leadership and courage on behalf of the LGBTQ community
  • Face barriers to educational access, including students who are economically, ethnically/racially, socially, geographically or politically disenfranchised
  • Demonstrate significant financial need

 

 

MILESTONE TRIAL LawHER SCHOLARSHIP

Milestone has established the Trial LawHER Scholarship to help a female law school student achieve her goal of becoming a plaintiff trial lawyer. This scholarship for women in law school intends to elevate a rising female leader in the plaintiff trial lawyer space and educate future trial lawyers around the power of settlement planning.

Eligible applicants must be all of the following:

  • A female U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Enrolled in a 3L law school program for the fall 2022 semester
  • In good academic standing
  • Planning to become a plaintiff trial lawyer

 

DON H. LIU SCHOLARS PROGRAM

The DHL Program was founded in 2014 by two past presidents of AABANY and seeks to identify and cultivate future Asian American leaders in the legal community to address the single most important reality facing Asian American professionals today: the barrier to advancement. This year, the Selection Committee of the DHL Program will select up to three scholars. Each scholar will be awarded $15,000 and will have access to prominent mentors, including Don H. Liu, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal and Risk Officer of Target Corporation. The DHL Program will also provide assistance in on campus interview bidding strategy, professional and soft-skills development and networking opportunities, including identifying potential internships.

Eligible applicants must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of Asian descent;
  • Be enrolled full-time as a 1L in a J.D. program at an ABA-accredited and approved law school in the U.S.;
  • Demonstrate exceptional academic accomplishments and leadership;
  • Demonstrate financial need; and
  • Intend to practice in the private sector in the New York City metropolitan area following graduation.

 

  • Deadline: 11/18/2022
  • Awards: $15,000
  • Website: www.donhliuscholars.org
  • Keywords: 1L, incoming, admit, Asian American, private sector, New York City

 

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.

 

SAMVID SCHOLARS

Established in 2021, Samvid Scholars invests in future leaders committed to effecting positive change in the world. It provides up to $50,000 in tuition support each year for two years for students in graduate schools across the United States. In addition scholars will receive leadership training, professional development support, and service opportunities. The program seeks candidates who have an exceptional record of achievement and are driven to make an impact.

Eligible applicants must:

  • Be a first year graduate student for the 2022-2023 academic year
  • Plan to pursue a full-time graduate program at a university in the US
  • Have an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 of higher
  • Be a US citizen
  • Graduate degrees that are 2 years or more are eligible for the scholarship (JD, MBA, MD, MEd, MENG, MA, MPH, MPP, MS, etc.) PhD programs are not eligible.

 

 

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.

 

INSURANCE CLAIM HQ DIASTER RELIEF SCHOLARSHIP

Many students have personally experienced some of the issues discussed below. This initiative is geared toward the students who have experienced a natural disaster or insurance dispute themselves or through a loved one. We welcome their insight and are delighted to furnish a forum for these individuals to express their experiences. No one can prevent unexpected disasters, but you can receive financial assistance through the Disaster Relief Scholarship Program to support your higher education expenses. The Disaster Relief Scholarship is worth $10,000 and we strongly believe it will go a long way to help people.

Each and every essay will be judged based on its composition and overall quality pursuant to the subject matter.

 

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

In the right hands, a law degree can be a powerful tool. History is filled with great accounts of leaders who made it their life’s work to embody the law and serve as agents of change.

Each year we honor 10 future change agents who are heading to law school. All ten finalists will be rewarded with scholarships to help pay for the first year of law school.

 

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.

 

Ally Financial Law Scholars Program

The Ally Financial Law Scholars Program seeks to increase the number of qualified, competitive African-American or Black students entering legal studies. This multi-year award supports the scholar throughout their matriculation in Law School.

Candidate Requirements
• Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident
• Be a full-time scholar at an accredited college or university
• Be a graduating senior entering law school upon receiving an undergraduate degree
• Be an undergraduate alumnus entering law school as a first-year law scholar
• Have a minimum 3.0 GPA on 4.0 scale
• Exhibit leadership and be active in the community
• Selected applicants will be qualified African-American or black students

RIZIO LIBERTY LIPINSKY LAWYER SCHOLARSHIP

Open to U.S. citizens who have accepted admission into a law school in the U.S. for the 2022/2023 school year, and to current law school students who will still be attending law school in the U.S. throughout the 2022/2023 year.

Eligible students must meet one of the following requirements:

• Future students: Student must be planning to attend law school in the 2022/2023 academic year.
• Current students: Student must be enrolled in law school, and for the 2022/2023 school year.

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. Email your essay to lawscholarship@riziolawfirm.com.

 

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 2022. For the academic year 2022 – 2023, 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.

Thanks to the Papitto Opportunity Connection Foundation, two additional scholarships in the amount of $25,000 each will be awarded to candidates, criteria for which can be found in the scholarship guidelines and application below, who self-identify as black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC).

 

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, 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

 

2022-2023 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.

 

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.

 

SIDNEY B. WILLIAM, JR. SCHOLAR PROGRAM

The Foundation for Advancement of Diversity in IP Law is currently seeking applicants for its Sidney B. Williams, Jr. Scholar Program.  Applicants must be members of a racial or ethnic group underrepresented in the patent law profession and be seeking admission to an ABA-accredited law school in the United States.  Applications are also accepted from individuals who have been admitted to law school but have not yet enrolled.

 

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. 

 

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.

 

SALLE YOO AND JEFF GRAY CHARITABLE FOUNDATION SUMMER GRANTS/SCHOLARSHIPS

Through the generosity of the Salle Yoo and Jeff Gray Charitable Foundation, the AABA Law Foundation awards a $5,000 Public Interest Grant/Scholarship for a summer position with a non-profit legal service organization or public/government agency and a $5,000 Judicial Externship Grant to law student who has a summer judicial externship. The Public Interest Grant recipient must have a summer position with a non-profit legal service organization or public/government agency and will work on a project(s) that provides legal assistance to the Asian American community.  For the Judicial Externship Grant, the recipient must have a judicial externship for the summer. 

THE GARRICK S. LEW FELLOWSHIP

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 2022. 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). Diversity is considered, but is one element among several in the award decision.

 

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

 

MUNGER TOLLES & OLSON JAY FUJITANI 1L DIVERSITY SUMMER PROGRAM

1L Fujitani Scholars are full participants in the MTO summer associate program. 1L Scholars are given meaningful work to provide them with a realistic sense of law practice at our firm. They work closely with attorneys in our various practice areas, and are encouraged to participate in firm life through our weekly attorney lunches, training programs, social events, and practice group meetings. Recognizing that first-year law students have one year less academic experience, 1L Scholars receive enhanced mentoring to ensure they have a productive summer, including a fully paid opportunity to attend the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s 1L Summit Program.

 

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.

 

ARNOLD & PORTER LLP – LOS ANGELES DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION SCHOLARSHIP

The Arnold & Porter 1L Los Angeles Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship for members of historically underrepresented groups in the legal profession supports the firm’s deep commitment to diversity and inclusion and is designed to increase diversity and inclusion within our firm and the legal profession. 

 

ARNOLD & PORTER LLP – 1L A2 SUMMER IMMERSION PROGRAM

Arnold & Porter and Adobe Legal are seeking applications for their A2 Immersion Program from current law students who are a member of a historically underrepresented group in the legal profession and will have completed one year of law school by the summer of 2022.

 

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 DIVERSITY SCHOLARS PROGRAM

This scholarship is available to enrolled law students entering their second or third 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.

  • Open: TBA – Spring
  • 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, rising 2L, rising 3L latham and watkins, diversity, undocumented/DACA, admit

 

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 NOT 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.

 

FARELLA BRAUN + MARTEL LLP DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP

Farella’s Diversity Scholarship Program assists Bay Area diverse law students in pursuing their legal careers. Recipients are in their first year of law school and are selected based on academic and personal accomplishments and financial need.

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

The Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies seeks to recognize and support the efforts of graduate and/or law school students dedicated to improving the lives of workers. The Players Trust awards $50,000 annually to fund up to five scholarships at a minimum of $10,000 each. 

 

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 2022 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.

 

DALE MINAMI PUBLIC INTEREST FELLOWSHIP

The Dale Minami Public Interest Fellowship was created in 2007 to provide fellowship awards to Berkeley Law alumni who have shown a strong commitment to serving the public interest. This year’s award will be $20,000. Minami Fellows are selected for their diverse backgrounds, record of exceptional academic and professional accomplishment, leadership in community service, and commitment to social justice and public interest work. The award can be used to supplement annual income or used toward bar exam preparation expenses. Priority will be given to applicants who have worked with the Asian American Pacific Islander community. Individuals working in any range of public interest jobs, including government work, are invited to apply.

The Fellowship recipient will be honored at our annual Dale Minami Public Interest Fellowship Dinner, which will be a virtual event this year. 

  • Deadline: 1/31/2022 (by 6:00pm Pacific Time). Please e-mail applications to: minamifellowship@gmail.com
  • Awards: $20,000
  • Website: https://dmfellowship.org/fellowship.php
  • Keywords: Diversity, public interest, 3L, Asian American Pacific Islander, bar

 

HARVEY FELLOWS PROGRAM

Initiated by the Mustard Seed Foundation in 1992, and now overseen by the 28twelve Foundation, the program seeks to mark, equip and encourage individuals to actively integrate their faith and vocation as leaders in strategic occupations. 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.

 

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: 10/27/2022
  • Awards: Up to $90,000
  • Website: https://www.pdsoros.org/apply
  • Keywords: international, immigrant, entering, 1l, 2l, paul, daisy soros, new americans, undocumented/DACA, admit

 

APABA Silicon Valley Achievement Scholarship

The Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley (“APABA Silicon Valley”) Charity Foundation is pleased to invite applications for the APABA Silicon Valley Achievement Scholarship.

PURPOSE: To recognize law students in the greater Bay Area who have:

  • Overcome personal hardships or challenges;

  • Shown excellence and achievement in law school;

  • Demonstrated leadership potential and a history of involvement with student, professional, or civic organizations; and

  • Demonstrated leadership and service to the Asian American and Pacific Islander community.

This scholarship is focused on, but not limited to, helping students who are interested in pursuing public interest legal work (e.g. government work, service to under-represented communities, immigration issues, or human trafficking issues related to the AAPI community).

 

The Baer Reintegration Scholarship

The Baer scholarship is for students who have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or schizoaffective disorder. They must currently be receiving treatment and be actively involved in rehabilitative or reintegration efforts, just to name a few requirements. The goal of this funding is to help those with these disorders acquire educational skills to regain their lives. The amounts awarded are needs-based and can range from a few hundred to several thousand dollars.

  • Deadline: January
  • Awards: Varies
  • Website: https://www.reintegration.com
  • Keywords: Mental Disorder, Mental Illness, bipolar, schizophrenia, schizoaffective

 

The Quell Foundation Survivor Scholarship

The Quell Foundation Survivor Scholarship is awarded to select high school seniors or current undergraduate/graduate students who have experienced the devastating loss of a parent, caregiver, or sibling to suicide. The award was established by The Quell Foundation Irene Pasierb Memorial Fund. This scholarship is a means to educate communities and individuals about the disparities in the care of vulnerable and stigmatized populations with mental health illnesses and effective treatment protocols.

Materials required to apply include

  • An unofficial academic transcript
  • Personal statement
  • Minimum GPA of 3.4

 

The Quell Foundation Fighter Scholarship

The Quell Foundation Fighter Scholarship is awarded to a select high school senior or a current undergraduate/graduate student being treated for a diagnosed mental health condition. The Quell Foundation Awareness Fund established the award to improve the care and treatment of people with mental health illnesses.

Materials required to apply include:

  • An unofficial academic transcript
  • Personal statement
  • Attestation of a mental health condition documented by a mental health professional

 

The Quell Foundation Bridge the Gap Scholarship

The Quell Foundation Bridge the Gap Scholarship is awarded to juniors and seniors in college or graduate students. The recipients of this scholarship are pursuing a degree in psychology, social work, or other fields of study related to the provision of mental health services. The award was established to fulfill The Quell Foundation’s mission: to increase the talent pipeline through scholarship awards to students entering the mental healthcare profession, expand the delivery of needed mental health care services, and promote reformation to extend the scope of clinical, behavioral health professional services.

Materials required to apply include

  • An unofficial academic transcript
  • Personal statement
  • Minimum GPA of 3.7

 

The Legacy Lab Scholarship

Since 2012, The Legacy Lab has been researching, writing, and publishing on the topic of business leaders who are creating enduring change: celebrating the long-term thinkers in a short-term world. The Legacy Lab will be awarding a $10,000 scholarship to a Black or African American student who represents the next-generation of legacy-makers – future leaders who are dedicating time and energy to create lasting social impact.  Scholarship funds are intended as an investment in ongoing education to help a student achieve a personal ambition. In turn, scholarship funds will be paid directly to the student’s institution and can only be used toward school-related items such as tuition, books, etc.

Applicants must attend an accredited graduate or undergraduate institution, demonstrate leadership qualities, and desire to bring about social change. The unique application process consists largely of providing a video clip of five minutes or less answering certain questions.

 

Minority Corporate Counsel Association LMJ Scholarship

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 careers.

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$5,000 to $9,000

 

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 scholarship recipients will be announced at an annual banquet that serves to honor the memory of Judge Olmos.

2022 SUMMER LEGAL HONORS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM WITH NASA

The Summer Legal Honors Internship Program in the Office of the General Counsel (OGC) at NASA is a competitive program that offers law students opportunities for hands-on experience across a diverse range of practices in the fast-paced, operational setting of a space program exploring new frontiers. Interns may apply to work at either NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. or at certain NASA Centers around the country. If you are interested in applying, you must be a United States (U.S.) citizen and a current law student (or LL.M. student) attending an American Bar Association (ABA)-accredited law school in the U.S. Furthermore, you must have a minimum law school G.P.A. of 3.0.

 

CORPORATE LEGAL OPERATIONS CONSORTIUM (CLOC) SCHOLARSHIP

Each day, we are seeing more and more bright students pursuing education and careers in legal operations—eager to dig in and push transformation forward. Offering up to ten (10), $6,000 scholarships to students and interns excited about legal operations, the CLOC Scholarship Program aims to find those individuals and invest in their passion and drive.

Eligibility:

  • Current or entering student at an accredited graduate university in the United States with interest in legal operations or business metrics driven focus in the field of law

  • US citizen

 

 

WOMEN LAWYER’S ACCOCIATION OF LOS ANGELES (WLALA) 2022 RBG EQUALITY SCHOLARSHIP

The Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles (WLALA) Foundation is pleased to offer tuition scholarships to law students who plan to follow in the footsteps of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg by fighting for social justice, equality and inclusion, and have a demonstrated commitment to issues affecting women, children, minorities, or other historically marginalized groups.

To be eligible, students must meet the following requirements:
• Be currently enrolled in an accredited law school, and plan to be so enrolled in the 2022-2023 academic year;
• Upon graduation from law school, plan to practice law in Los Angeles County or engage in legal work that affects Los Angeles County; and
• Be in the top fifty percent of their class

  • Deadline: 4/30/2022
  • Awards: $5,000
  • Website: https://wlala.org/scholarships/
  • Keywords: 1l, 2l, 3l, Los Angeles County, social justice, equality and inclusion, women, children, minorities 

 

WOMEN LAWYERS OF ALAMEDA COUNTY HING 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’ Reception in October of 2022 in Oakland, California. 

The ideal candidate for this scholarship is:

  1. Diverse
  2. A law student
  3. An individual with a demonstrated commitment to advocating for issues impacting women and/or the advancement of women in the legal profession
  4. Engaged in a leadership role in her/his/their community or demonstrates significant leadership potential
  5. Actively engaged in the Alameda County legal community
  6. Able to attend the WLAC Annual Judges’ Reception to receive the Scholarship

 

HARTOG, BAER, AND HAND DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP

Hartog, Baer and Hand (HBH) is pleased to announce the creation of an annual Diversity Scholarship. The scholarship is a one-time award of $5,000. The scholarship will be given to a law student from an underrepresented community who is from or resides in Contra Costa or Alameda County, or is interested in practicing law in Contra Costa or Alameda County after graduation.

Eligibility includes:

  • Enrolled or accepted to a law school accredited by the ABA or the bar association of the state in which the school is located.
  • From a community that is underrepresented in the practice of law.
  • Is from or resides in Contra Costa County or plans to practice law in Contra Costa County upon graduation from law school.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to excellence in academics

 

 

ALAMEDA – CONTRA COSTA TRIAL LAWYERS’ ASSOCIATION DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP

The Alameda Contra Costa Trial Lawyers’ Association (“ACCTLA”) is pleased to announce the creation of an annual Diversity Scholarship. The scholarship is a onetime award of $5,000 and will be given to at least one second- or third-year law student who brings diverse perspective and is interested in practicing in the areas of plaintiff’s litigation, criminal defense or family law in Alameda and/or Contra Costa counties.

TO APPLY: Interested applicants should send a resume, one letter of reference, and an essay (no more than 4 double-spaced pages in Times New Roman 12 pt font) explaining why you want to practice in plaintiff’s litigation, family law or criminal defense. See below and attached letter/link for more information.

  • Deadline: 10/1/2022
  • Awards: $5,000
  • Application/Instructions: Diversity Scholarship 2022
  • Keywords: 2l, 3l, essay, diversity, Alameda County, Contra Costa County

 

JT LEGAL GROUP LAW SCHOLARSHIP

The passion and commitment of a student with ambitions and dreams towards the enhancements of society are characteristics that JT Legal Group sincerely acknowledges. Higher education brings opportunities for prosperity and no obstacle should get in the way of that, especially financial ones. JT Legal Group is looking to award a law school scholarship opportunity in the amount of $5,000 to a student who presents the most equipped and original understanding on the facets of law and legal support.

See website for more information

 

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

The Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area (AABA) Law Foundation, together with California ChangeLawyers, is funding a $5,000 3L Diversity Scholarship for a law student committed to a career in public interest and social justice. The scholarship covers California Bar Exam related costs, such as a preparation course or other support. This scholarship is open to diverse 3L students or recent law grads that intend to take the California Bar Exam.

 

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.

 

LILI FABILLI AND ERIC HOFFER ESSAY PRIZE

The Lili Fabilli and Eric Hoffer Essay Prize is awarded for the best essays of 500 works or fewer on a topic chosen by the Committee on Prizes. The contest is open to students, faculty, and staff of the UC Berkeley campus of the University of California. There is up to $7,000 in prize money available for winning submissions. 

 

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. All current law students are eligible to apply, but preference is given to first and second-year law students at a San Francisco Bay Area school. 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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

SAIL SCHOLARSHIP

The SAIL Scholarship is a scholarship awarded to an individual who will be a 2L student starting in the 2022 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 SAIL 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.

The SAIL Scholarship is made possible due to the generosity of Sharon and Ivan Fong.

 

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: 6/30/2022
  • 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.

 

SABA-DC’S PUBLIC INTEREST FELLOWSHIP

SABA-DC provides financial assistance in the form of summer fellowships to law students working at public interest organizations in the metropolitan D.C. area. The primary purpose of the fellowship is to help fund a student’s internship with a public interest organization for the benefit of the South Asian community and the metropolitan D.C. area. The number of Fellowships awarded, as well as the amount of each grant, will be determined by the SABA-DC Fellowship Committee and is based on SABA¬-DC’s fundraising efforts and the number of quality applicants it receives. SABA-DC has provided grants up to $7,500 per fellow in past years, and sponsors several fellows every year.

 

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 $7,000 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 (FBANC) 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.

  • Deadline: 2/28/2022
  • Awards: up to $5,000
  • Website: FBANC Foundation
  • Keywords: asian, entering, 1l, 2l, 3l, graduate, filipino, fbanc

 

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. 

 

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.

 

HISPANIC BAR ASSOCIATION OF ORANGE COUNTY – BAR STIPEND

This fund is sponsored by the O. C. Hispanic Bar Association and awards stipends to law students with strong Latinx ties and strong connections to Orange County. Recipients are honored and expected to be present at our annual gala to be held next year.

Eligible bar takers must be 3-L law students or registrants of the February 2023 California Bar Exam and of Latino origin and involved in the Latino community. Priority will be given to bar takers with significant ties to Orange County. Stipends are open to bar takers regardless of immigration status. The OCHBA requests your authorization to print and display portions of your personal statement and picture in our program and at our Gala for the purpose of raising scholarship and stipend funds for future years.

 

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.

 

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 PUBLIC INTEREST INTERNSHIP GRANT

The NLF Public Interest Internship Grant will fund at least one legal intern at a public interest organization(s) that provides either direct legal services or impact litigation on behalf of the Asian Pacific American community. Qualified organizations may apply for more than one internship and grants of up to $6,000 per intern will be provided to the finalist organization(s).

 

MS. JD FELLOWSHIP 

In 2010, Ms. JD founded the Ms. JD Fellowship, a project in partnership with the ABA Commission in Women in the Profession. The Ms. JD Fellowship was created in order to promote mentoring and professional development for future female attorneys.

Each spring, Ms. JD selects a group of outstanding second-year law students as Fellowship recipients.  In addition to receiving invitations and financial support to attend ABA and Ms. JD events, each Fellow is paired with a mentor chosen from among the Brent Award honorees, Spirit of Excellence Award recipients, and ABA Commission on Women in the Profession Commissioners.  Each Fellow must also write a blog entry for the Ms. JD website and work either on a group project with the other Fellows or an individual project at their respective law school.    

Fellowship applications are usually posted in January and finalists are selected in March or April.  To inquire about the Fellowship program, contact Lauren R. Jackson at fellowship@ms-jd.org.

 

PATRICIA HERRON AND THE HONORABLE ELLEN JAMES SCHOLARSHIP

The Contra Costa County Bar Association’s (CCCBA) 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.

To be eligible for our scholarship contest you must be: a legal US resident, and either a current (1) law student at an accredited U.S. law school, or (2) undergraduate student who has applied or will apply to law school. Students with full academic scholarships are not eligible to enter this contest.

 

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.

 

FCBA FOUNDATION LAW SCHOOL SUMMER STIPEND PROGRAM

The Law School Summer Internship Stipend Program awards stipends of up to $5,000 from its FCC Chairman Robert Emmet Lee Scholarship and Internship Fund.  The Foundation will select one outstanding intern among those chosen to receive an additional stipend for the summer: the Max Paglin Award.  The Foundation considers funding from other sources in making award decisions and generally will adjust its stipend awards so that a recipient’s total funding for the internship will not exceed $7,000. 

 

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 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.

 

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.

 

WLALA 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.

  • Deadline: 3/01/2022
  • Awards: $500 – $5,000
  • Website: https://www.hsf.net/scholarship
  • Keywords: hispanic, latino, 1l, 2l, 3l, graduate, hsf, undocumented/DACA

 

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. 

 

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://islamicscholarshipfund.org/fellowship

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$1,500 – $4,500

 

AARON D. WERSING FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS SCHOLARSHIP

We are committed to educating and raising awareness of workplace injustices. We want to hear from law students on their thoughts on the following questions. Do your research, cite sources, and give your personal thoughts on the following:

– How are federal employees’ rights different from employees working in the private sector?

– Do you feel that federal employees have more or fewer protections than employees in the private sector? State your reasons.

Eligibility – be enrolled at an ABA accredited law school during the 2022-2023 academic year.

 

HONORABLE MIKIO UCHIYAMA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Central California Asian Pacific American Bar Association sponsors the Honorable Mikio Uchiyama Memorial Scholarship for $1,500 to two current law students.

 

EKSEW LAW 2022 LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP

As attorneys helping those in the state of Indiana it is our duty to give back to our community and help those with quality legal representation. Therefore, our attorneys all chose to become lawyers for certain reasons. Now, we want to hear from you and ask you the question – why do you want to become a lawyer and what do you plan to achieve with your legal career

 

DOMINGUEZ FIRM LEGAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Dominguez Firm, LLP is proud to announce The Dominguez Firm Legal Scholarship. This award will be given to a student who has demonstrated academic excellence and a commitment to the community. 2 college scholarships are offered for students every year, in July and December.

Eligibility:

  • Student must be a US citizen or a permanent resident;
  • Student must be either accepted or currently enrolled in law school;
  • Student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher;
  • Student must demonstrate involvement in community activities;
  • Candidates should follow us on social media to stay updated regarding the winner.

 

 

FLORES, TAWNEY & ACOSTA DIVERSITY IN LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP

The attorneys at Flores Tawney & Acosta, P.C., are now offering an exclusive Diversity in Law Scholarship Contest for first and second-year law school students. They are proud to sponsor a nationwide scholarship to promote diversity within the legal profession. This scholarship will be eligible for 1L/2L students who attend an ABA-accredited law school in the United States and identify as members of a historically underrepresented group within the legal profession. The student must also provide a written statement about why diversity within the law is important for our justice system. 

FLORES, TAWNEY & ACOSTA LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP

Topic: Is there a specific area of law that you want to go into? Why? What personal experiences have made you want to go into this field?

 

ARMSTRONG & LEE DIVERSITY IN LAW SCHOLARSHIP

Armstrong & Lee is proud to sponsor a nationwide scholarship to promote diversity within the legal profession. The Diversity Scholarship will award a $2,500 scholarship for law school tuition or other school-related expenses.

This scholarship will be eligible for 1L/2L students who attend an ABA-accredited law school in the United States and identify as members of a historically underrepresented group within the legal profession. The student must also provide a written statement on the importance of diversity and what can be done to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the profession.

 

ARMSTRONG & LEE LAW SCHOLARSHIP

Armstrong & Lee is proud to award a scholarship to current law students and want to learn about their motivations in seeking a legal education. In your essay submission, they want to hear about:

  1. What compelled you to become a lawyer?
  2. Are there any meaningful reasons that you wanted to enter the legal field that you feel are unique?
  3. Are there any special areas of law that you would like to target? 
  4. What are the goals through your first years as an attorney that you would like to accomplish? 

This scholarship will be eligible for students who are enrolled at an ABA-accredited law school.

 

2022 FREEDOM FROM RELIGION FOUNDATION, CORNELIUS VANDERBROEK MEMORIAL ESSAY COMPETITION FOR LAW SCHOOL STUDENTS

The contest is open to all ongoing law school students attending a North American law school. You remain eligible to enter this contest if you will graduate from law school by spring or summer of 2022. You are not eligible to enter if you will be starting law school for the first time in the fall of 2022. You may not re-enter if FFRF has already awarded you for a law student essay.

This Year’s Topic: Why religious exemptions from vaccine requirements are not legally required. See website for more information and essay submission link.

 

SONOMA COUNTY WOMEN IN LAW COMMUNITY ADVOCACY 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 help defray the cost of completing his or her 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.

  • Deadline: 9/25/2022
  • Award: $4,500
  • Application: 2022 SCWIL fall Application
  • Keywords: 1l, 2l, 3l, women’s access, admit, incoming, law, Sonoma County, 

 

OTTINGER EMPLOYEMENT LAWYERS lAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP

Ottinger Employment Lawyers is excited to reintroduce the Ottinger Employment Lawyer Scholarship contest. Our employment firm is dedicated to helping employees in New York City, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

We understand the challenges college students face in paying for college.

This is why we want to extend our help to students pursuing law degrees and selecting one student to be awarded a $1,500 scholarship to put towards their law school tuition.

Eligibility Requirements

  • In order to apply for this scholarship, you must be enrolled at an accredited law school
  • If you have applied to a law school and have not been accepted yet, you may apply for the scholarship, however, the scholarship will be awarded to a student already enrolled at an accredited law school
  • Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA and must attach a copy of their most recent transcript. Applicants must also be pursuing a law degree.

 

FARMER AND MORRIS LAW PLLC VOLUNTEER SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP

The spirit of volunteerism is what makes communities strong. The team at Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC is looking to pay it forward to a law student who is a shining example of how volunteering can benefit not just the volunteer, but the greater community.

To be eligible for the Volunteer Service Scholarship, you must:

  • Have a 3.0 GPA or better, as proven by submitting an unofficial transcript
  • Be accepted to or enrolled in an accredited law school
  • Submit an essay of no more than 750 words: “Describe how you have helped someone in need, how the experience impacted you, and how you believe the experience prepared you for your future legal career.”
  • Submit your essay via the form on the website (link below) – no other submission methods are accepted
  • Have a demonstrable record of volunteerism

See website for more information.

 

FUTURE LAWYERS OF AMERICA SCHOLARSHIP 

Bader Scott Injury Lawyers is pleased to announce we are now accepting applications for our annual Future Lawyers of America Scholarship. Undergraduate law school applicants and current law school students who come from financially disadvantaged families are encouraged to apply. The recipient of this year’s scholarship will receive $2,500.

See website for more information.

 

THE MCKENZIE LAW FIRM, TEEN DRINKING AND DRIVING PSA SCHOLARSHIP 

The McKenzie Law Firm, P.C., has created a $2,500 scholarship for the student who develops the best PSA for teenagers about the dangers of drinking and driving. Our Teen Drinking and Driving Prevention PSA Scholarship will be awarded to the essay winner.

Our eligibility requirements for the scholarship are as follows:

   1. Be enrolled at (or accepted to) an accredited university, college, or
   law school;
   2. Have a minimum of 3.0 GPA (unofficial transcript from the student’s
   current school is required);
   3. Be a U.S. citizen, national or permanent resident;
   4. Write a 1,000-word essay on reckless behavior among teenagers and
   propose a set of solutions;
   5. Complete the application form

 

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.

 

MARILYNNE GRABOYS WOOL SCHOLARSHIP

Award of $2,000 for tuition support. This scholarship is for women who are planning 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. 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 $2,000 scholarship is open to all incoming and currently registered law students. To apply, please email, to Joanna@deitaandlowe.com, a 1000 word (max) essay on the topic “How Diversity Strengthens Our Profession”. 

 

MICHIGAN AUTO LAW DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP

As part of our commitment to diversity, Michigan Auto Law is pleased to sponsor an annual Scholarship Program to provide financial support to students who contribute to the diversity of the law school student body as they pursue their legal career. 

Eligibility and Selection criteria includes:
  * The scholarship program is open to students currently in their first or second year of law school as well as students entering law school in the fall of 2022
  * Recipient is a member of an ethnic or racial minority or demonstrates a defined commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career
  * Recipient is a U.S. citizen accepted to or currently attending an accredited law school within the United States
  * Academic achievement as reflected by an undergraduate cumulative minimum 3.0 GPA

 

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.

 

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

 

 

ARECHIGO STOKKA LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST

The attorneys at Criminal Defense Attorney & Workers Compensation Law Offices of Arechigo & Stokka work to help those in their community. A career as a lawyer is an important one. We are proud to offer our scholarship contest for law school students working to help those in their community. Now, we want to know, what does justice mean to you?

We are asking students to write a 250-350 word essay about the following:

  • Describe what the justice system means to you and how you plan to give back with your legal career.
  • Applicants must be enrolled or accepted into an ABA-accredited law school in the United States as of the fall 2022 semester.

 

 

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: 06/04/2022
  • Awards: Various
  • Website: https://iasfund.org/
  • Keywords: Iranian, GPA Requirement

 

IABA NorCal PUBLIC INTEREST SCHOLARSHIP

IABA is proud to award scholarships to law students who are pursuing a summer internship, externship or clerkship in public interest. This includes a position at 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, or a government agency, or a judicial clerkship. Please note, students who will be working remotely for their public interest position are still eligible to apply. Applicants must have a connection to Northern California (via, employment, law school, or substantial prior residency). The scholarship award is $2,500.  

 

JUDGE IRAVANI-SANI PUBLIC INTEREST SCHOLARSHIP

The Judge Iravani-Sani Public Interest Scholarship will support a law student of Iranian heritage who is pursuing public service law. Candidates from across the country are eligible to apply. IABA would like to thank Judge Iravani-Sani for her generous contribution and for being a role model to Iranian-American law students. The scholarship award is $2,500.

 

IABA NorCal GENERAL SCHOLARSHIP

Law students that have shown leadership or commitment to the advancement of the Iranian-American community. Scholarships can be used for general law school expenses, to cover the cost of summer positions, or to cover bar exam study expenses. Applicants must have a connection to Northern California (via, employment, law school, or substantial prior residency). The scholarship award is $2,500.

 

IABA FOUNDATION 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 (applications from UCI School of Law will be accepted) in the United States who are not otherwise receiving full educational funding from another organization.

 

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.

 

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?
  • Deadline: 07/1/2022
  • Awards: $1,500
  • Website: https://cck-law.com/law-school-scholarship-for-veterans/
  • Keywords: 1l, 2l, 3l, veteran

 

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.

 

 

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?

 

 

EMERY REDDY LEGAL STUDIES SCHOLARSHIP

Emery Reddy is proud to announce its fifth 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 250-500 words. 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.

 

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.

  • Deadline: 03/25/2022     **EXTENDED**
  • Awards: $2,000
  • Application: 2022 MAG Announcement
  • Keywords: 3l, bar exam, women lawyers

 

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. Fellows each receive a $2,000 honorarium. 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.

 

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.

 

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 2023 semester. More than one scholarship may be awarded.

 

JUSTICE PAULINE DAVIS HANSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Fresno County Women Lawyers (FCWL) has established a Scholarship to encourage and support outstanding academic achievement and commitment to service by women law students.

  • Deadline: 7/20/2022
  • Awards: $2,000
  • Application: 2022 Hanson Scholarship
  • Keywords: Women, financial need, leadership, Fresno, Kings, Madera, Tulare

 

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. 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. 

 

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.

 

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.

 

MS. JD  PUBLIC INTEREST SCHOLARSHIP

The Ms. JD Public Interest Scholarship program provides a stipend to students as they pursue careers in public interest law. Ms. JD is thrilled to continue our support of women pursuing public interest careers and soften the burden faced by those who accept public interest internships, which are often unpaid. We are awarding $25,000 in scholarships based on the generous contribution from our sponsor, Zox.

The definition of public interest law is broad and includes both domestic and international work; direct service, impact litigation, and policy work; and government and non-profit work. Former public interest scholarship award recipients have pursued internships in immigration law, women’s rights, public health, public defense, government at all levels, and criminal justice reform.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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: 2/20/2022
  • Awards: $3,000
  • Website & Application: 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.]

 

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

Since 2011, the Judge Arthur E. Wallace Scholarship has been awarded annually to a second or third year law student who has a demonstrable tie to Kern County, and whose academic and personal qualifications exemplify the standard set by Arthur E. Wallace.

 

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.

 

AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR THE BLIND SCHOLARSHIP

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

  • Deadline: 2/14/2022
  • Awards: $500 – $2,500
  • Website: https://www.acb.org/scholarships
  • Keywords: disabled, entering, 1l, 2l, 3l, graduate, blind, torres carsel

 

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.

 

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: 4/23/2021
  • 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

 

 

BERGER AND GREEN HEART DISEASE SCHOLARSHIP

The Berger and Green Heart Disease Scholarship is open to both men and women living with heart disease. All applicants must satisfy the following eligibility requirements:

1) You have been diagnosed with heart disease or a congenital heart defect

2) You are enrolled in or have been accepted to an accredited college or university or graduate school in the U.S.

3)You carry at least a 3.0 GPA

4) Submit an essay with your application

 

BARBRI LAW PREVIEW DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP

Students who plan to attend the University of California Berkeley School of Law can apply for a full scholarship to attend any BARBRI Law Preview session so they can learn from the nation’s leading law school professors and attorney lecturers what to expect and how to succeed in law school.

To be eligible for a Law Preview Diversity Scholarship, applicants must (i) be a member of a racial or ethnic group that has been historically underrepresented in the legal profession, (ii) a member of the LGBTQ community, (iii) a student with a disability, or (iii) a woman. To be eligible, the applicant must also be enrolled to begin law school in the fall.

 

PHILIPPINE AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION FOUNDATION LAW STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarships are available to current law students or incoming law students. General criteria include: (1) prior or current service in the Asian Pacific American community, with emphasis in the Filipino-American community; (2) leadership roles and experience; (3) academic excellence; and (4) financial need.

 

THE HONORABLE FREDERICK E. McKELVEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARHIP

The American Association of Patent Judges (AAPJ) is pleased to announce the Hon. Frederick E. McKelvey Memorial Scholarship writing competition.

This award is held in memory of Chief Judge Frederick E. McKelvey, whose five-decade career at the United States Patent and Trademark Office was marked with a dedication to teaching, mentoring, and promoting a sense of collegiality.

 

AMBIENT EDGE – STUDENTS AFFECTED BY CANCER SCHOLARSHIP

The Ambient Edge Scholarship is dedicated to Students Affected by Cancer. Our goal is simple: we want to help high-achieving students who have dealt with—or are still dealing with—cancer in any form. The scholarship will be granted to one talented, hard-working student to help them reach their dreams.

We understand that there are many ways for cancer to affect a life. Our scholarship is open to students who have been diagnosed with cancer themselves, as well as those who have stood by a loved one. Survivors, current cancer patients, and the allies of patients and survivors are welcome to apply. A single case of cancer can impact whole families or friend groups—often for years to come. We want to recognize this breadth of experience in our scholarship.

Eligibility:

  • You must be currently enrolled in, or were accepted to, an accredited college/university in the U.S. Undergraduate and graduate students are both welcome, as are incoming first-year students
  • Your GPA is 3.0 or higher
  • You are either a current/former cancer patient, or have stood by a loved one who was diagnosed with cancer
  • You must submit a copy of your transcript, along with your application and essay (see below) using the form on this page

 

 

THE LGBTQ+ BAR TRANS/NONBINARY LAW GRADUATES OF COLOR GRANT FUND

In honor of Black History Month, the National LGBTQ+ Bar Association and Foundation is excited to announce the establishment of a need-based grant available to graduating transgender and/or nonbinary law graduates of color.  The 2022 Trans/Nonbinary Law Graduates of Color Grant Fund will award three unrestricted $1,000 grants, to help offset the costs associated with the period of time between graduation and taking the Bar Exam/employment.  Accepted grantees will also receive a 1-year free membership with the National LGBTQ+ Bar Association.

 

DAVID AYLOR LAW OFFICES SCHOLARSHIPS

The Gary Stephens Scholarship is meant to help a full-time student who exhibits the core personality traits of hard work, loyalty, and dependability; character traits that made Gary such a great friend, mentor and grandfather.

The KJ Williams Scholarship is for anyone entering law school who has made an impact in their community through volunteer work and positive outreach; the same characteristics that made KJ a model law clerk at David Aylor Law Offices.

The Nick Becker Scholarship is for any active duty military or veteran who is pursuing a legal education. It wasn’t an easy road for Nick Becker to make the transition from military life to law student. His journey inspired David Aylor Law Offices to help an active duty service member or veteran better their legal education by softening the financial burden.

 

LAW OFFICES OF DANIEL A. HUNT TRUST & ESTATE LAW SCHOLARSHIP

To be considered for this scholarship, law students must show a desire to practice any kind of law that falls within the Probate Code in their future career. The scholarship will award $1,000 to one student selected by our scholarship selection committee.

  • Student must be a US citizen or a permanent resident
  • Student must be enrolled in an accredited law school for the coming academic year
  • Student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Candidates should follow us on social media to stay updated regarding the winner

 

 

MOSES & ROOTH LEGAL SCHOLARSHIP 

Moses and Rooth Attorneys at Law, an Orlando Criminal Defense Law Firm, is offering a $1,000 scholarship to one incoming first year or continuing Law Student. The scholarship is offered for the fall 2022 academic semester.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • This scholarship will only be awarded to one incoming 1L or a currently enrolled Law Student
  • Hold a 3.0 or higher overall GPA
  • Must be a legal resident of the U.S.

 

SALWIN LAW GROUP LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP 

At Salwin Law Group, our committed lawyers handle cases within a range of criminal defense practice areas that include DUI defense, domestic violence, assault, and drug crimes. Our team understands better than most the complexities of the criminal justice system in the United States.

This is why the team at Salwin Law Group has created the first annual Law and Politics Scholarship Contest. With this scholarship opportunity, we want to lend a helping hand to law students and help them finance their degree while also hearing creative takes on ways that criminal law and politics intersect in modern America.

 

KEITH M. FLETCHER EXCELLENCE IN ETHICS SCHOLARSHIP 

The Keith M. Fletcher Excellence in Ethics Scholarship is for current law students and prospective law students. This scholarship will be awarded to one recipient in the amount of $1,000 and a second recipient will be awarded a $500 scholarship as well.

In order to qualify for the Excellence in Ethics Scholarship, applicants must:
• Be a lawful U.S. permanent resident or citizen
• Be currently enrolled in or accepted to a US law school
• Submit a completed essay discussing the importance of pro-bono legal work
• Submit a completed application
• Applicants must not have received the same scholarship in a previous year

See website for more information.

 

THE COLWELL LAW GROUP, LLC,  SINGLE PARENT SCHOLARSHIP

The family lawyers at The Colwell Law Group, LLC know the importance of a college education, and are committed to helping you build your best future during a time that may be challenging for both you and your family. We understand how difficult it can be for a single parent to attend and receive a college degree, or for a single parent to afford to send their child to college. This is why we are proud to announce our Single Parent Scholarship to award $1,000 to a student pursuing their education. Applicants for the Single Parent Scholarship must be enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or law program within the United States.

To be considered for this scholarship opportunity, a full application must include:

  • An updated resume
  • A current official or unofficial transcript
  • A 750-word essay explaining how living in a single-parent household has affected your life.

 

 

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 is marketed as a way to help make a difference in others’ lives. Think forward to the end of your upcoming career as a lawyer, and in 500-700 words, explain what that most important difference is for you and how you hope or expect to achieve it.

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 a specific worker’s rights topic. 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. Please visit website for more detailed information.

 

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.

 

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

Since 2015, ChapmanAlbin has sponsored a yearly $1000 scholarship for incoming and current law students. To apply, a U.S. law student must write a 300-500 word essay on a specific topic and meet a few other criteria for consideration. Essay Topic: Should collegiate athletes be paid? Argue for or against and provide at least 3 reasons for your position.

 

NEAL DAVIS LAW SCHOLARSHIP

Applicants must submit a signed application form as well as an original 500 word essay addressing the following question: In light of recent media exposure and increased awareness of police misconduct, some feel reforms are needed to make police and their agencies more accountable for misconduct. Please discuss what reforms (other than criminal charges involving said misconduct), if any, you feel are appropriate, and the counterarguments against them, and what your final proposal would be.

Applicants must read and return the (PDF) Application for Neal Davis Scholarship Essay Contest along with the submission.

 

CHAPMANALBIN SCHOLARSHIP FOR LAW STUDENTS

Since 2015, ChapmanAlbin has sponsored a yearly $1000 scholarship for incoming and current law students. To apply, a U.S. law student must write a 300-500 word essay on a specific topic and meet a few other criteria for consideration.

 

WOMEN LAWYERS ASSOCIATION OF SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY SCHOLARSHIP

The San Luis Obispo County Women Lawyers Association is now accepting applications for its 2022 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 2022 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 2022. 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 2022
    • 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.

 

 

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.

 

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.

 

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:
   – Whistleblowers in the face of a global pandemic
   – 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?

 

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.

  • Deadline: 3/15/2022
  • Awards: $600
  • Website: https://bccf.org/scholarships/howard-fox-memorial-law-scholarship-fund/
  • Keywords: berks county, entering students, berks county high school, PA

 

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?

 

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.
 

JAPANESE AMERICAN CITIZENS LEAGUE (JACL) NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

The league offers three separate law scholarships: the Grace Andow Memorial Scholarship, the Thomas T. Hayashi Memorial Scholarship, and the Sho Sato Memorial 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. JACL membership is open to everyone of any ethnic background. All who meet eligibility criteria are welcomed and encouraged to apply. Applications are available online.

 

STEWARD J. GUSS COLLEGE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

Attorney Stewart J. Guss appreciates the value of education as well and the ever increasing costs of obtaining one. This yearly scholarship of $1,000 is designed to alleviate some of the financial pressure on promising students wishing to further their education at the college and university level. To qualify for the Guss Scholarship you must be an aspiring or current U.S. college student.

 

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.

 

OCWLA Foundation Bar & Diversity Bar Stipend Awards

Bar Stipend Award

OCWLA Foundation is pleased to provide the Bar Stipend Award to worthy law students about to take the bar exam. Offered twice a year, the award is given to the student(s) that best exemplifies the mission of OCWLA, and a commitment to scholarship, community service, advancement of women or women’s issues, financial need, and to Orange County.

Diversity Bar Stipend Award

OCWLA Foundation awards a $1000 Diversity Stipend to a recent law school graduate with a minority ethnic background and achievements and contributions in scholarship, community service, advancement of diversity or diversity issues. Financial need and connection to Orange County are also considered.

 

NORTHWEST INDIAN BAR ASSOCIATION BAR EXAM STIPEND

Bar Stipend Award

NIBA seeks to increase the membership and participation of Native attorneys in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. The purpose of the NIBA bar stipend is to aid graduating Native law students, who are committed to advancing the goals and visions of Native communities and people through legal representation and advocacy, with bar exam preparation for either of the Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington State bar exams.

  • Deadline: 6/01/2022
  • Awards: $500-$1,000
  • Website: https://www.nwiba.org/bar-stipend/
  • Keywords: 3L, Bar Exam, Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington State, American Indian, Alaska Native

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