Outside Agency Scholarships

 

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

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

Are you a recipient of a private scholarship?

WHERE TO SEND PRIVATE SCHOLARSHIP CHECKS:

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, 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

 

2024 BROUSSARD PHOENIX FELLOWSHIP 

The Berkeley Law Foundation (BLF), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded and supported by students and alumni of Berkeley Law (independent of Berkeley Law), is presenting a scholarship opportunity for admitted students of color who are pursuing careers in social justice. The Broussard Phoenix Fellowship provides scholarships for $10,000 for the first year of law school. The Broussard Phoenix Fellowship is looking for admitted students of color with a history of public interest work and a desire to pursue public interest work after law school. Applicants must demonstrate commitment to social justice and a desire to pursue a legal career focused on these issues. The Selection Committee also considers financial need, so share any circumstances that you believe demonstrate your particular financial need.

Deadline: 05/10/2024
Awards: $10,000
Application: Click here to view the coversheet for application
Keywords: Need-based, Leadership, Social Change, Admit, Social Justice

 

 

2024 FREEDOM FROM RELIGION FOUNDATION, DIANE AND STEPHEN UHL 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 2023. You are not eligible to enter if you will be starting law school for the first time in the fall of 2023. You may not re-enter if FFRF has already awarded you for a law student essay.

This Year’s Topic:  See website for more information and essay submission link.

 

 

DAVIS-PUTTER SCHOLARSHIP FUND

The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund provides financial support for students who are active and emerging organizers in progressive movements for liberation, self-determination and social and economic justice in their communities. These need-based scholarships are awarded to students who are enrolled at a college or university or in a trade or technical program.

Deadline: 04/01/2024
Awards: Up to $15,000 (average is $7,500)
Application: Click here to view the Davis-Putter Scholarship Application
Keywords: Need-based, Leadership, Social Change, 1L, 2L, 3L, Need-based, Economic Justice, Social Justice

 

 

MPOWER GLOBAL CITIZEN SCHOLARSHIP 

Mpower Financing is dedicated to providing international students a way to borrow money to fund their education. The MPower Global Citizen Scholarship is open to international students allowed to legally study in the U.S. and Canada (including permanent residents/green card holders) who are enrolled full time in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at one of the over 400 MPower-supported colleges and universities. Eligibility requirements are as follows:

  • Be accepted at, or enrolled in, a full-time degree program at a U.S. or Canadian school that MPOWER supports; and
  • Be an international student allowed to legally study in the U.S. or Canada, as applicable:
    1. For study in the U.S., this means that the applicant meets one of these criteria:
      1. Has a valid visa that permits study in the U.S.
      2. Is protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
      3. Is a U.S. permanent resident (Green Card holder)

Deadline: 04/30/2024
Awards: $10,000 for Grand Prize; $2,000 for Honorable Mention
Application: Click here to view the Mpower Global Citizen Application
Keywords: International students, DACA, green card holders, permanent residents, 1L, 2L, 3L, Admit

 

 

THE ZELLE LLP 2024 DIVERSITY IN LAW SCHOLARSHIP AND PAID 1L SUMMER CLERKSHIP

Zelle LLP is committed to increasing diversity in the legal profession. To that end, Zelle is pleased to offer this Diversity in Law Scholarship again in 2024. The Scholarship is designed to encourage and assist students from diverse backgrounds and with diverse perspectives, as well as students with a proven interest in diversity-related issues in pursuing the law as a profession. 

Deadline: TBD
Awards: $15,000
Application: Click here to view the Zelle LLP Diversity in Law Scholarship Application
Keywords: 1L, Diversity, Summer, Law

 

 

MAX by ACCESSLEX® SCHOLARSHIP DRAWINGS

AccessLex is offering multiple scholarship drawings in November, February, and April. You can earn multiple entries by logging into Ask EDNA! – The Education Network at AccessLex, and completing the MAX Personal Finance course for free:

1L Students – Financial Foundations

2L Students – Crafting Your Legal Career

3L Students – Life After Law School 

You’ll also see recommendations for two webinars in each course. Register and attend those, or any other webinars that look interesting to you, for additional entries. Please find more information about the scholarship drawings at AccessLex.

Deadline: 4/30/2024 
Awards: $5,000 to $40,000
Website: Click here to access the MAX by AccessLex website
Keywords: 1L, 2L, 3L, Personal Finance Education

 

MAX by ACCESSLEX® HANNAH R. ARTERIAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP 

One 1L student will be awarded the Hannah R. Arterian Memorial Scholarship annually for $50,000. To be eligible, 1L students must complete the eight-part Financial Foundations course offered by MAX by AccessLex and attend at least two MAX events to be automatically entered for this scholarship opportunity. The $50,000 scholarship will be applied toward their remaining law school tuition. The first drawing of the Scholarship will take place on May 1, 2023. 

Deadline: 4/30/2024
Awards: $50,000
Website: Click here to access the MAX by AccessLex Hannah R. Arterian Memorial Scholarship website 
Keywords: 1L, Personal Finance Education

MORGAN LEWIS DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The attorneys, legal personnel, and staff at Morgan Lewis are a diverse mixture of backgrounds, ethnicities, 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.

 

 

BAY AREA MINORITY LAW STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

Our scholarship program was established in 1998 in response to the passage of SP-1, the University of California Regents’ resolution to end affirmative action and race-based admissions at UC schools. In twenty one years, we have awarded over 2 million dollars in scholarships to 110 students with scholarships that are generally $10,000 per year.

 

 

MILESTONE TRIAL LAWHER SCHOLARSHIP 

The Milestone Trial LawHER Scholarship helps a rising 3L female law student achieve her goal of becoming a plaintiff trial lawyer. This scholarship program intends to elevate a rising leader in the plaintiff trial lawyer space and educate future trial lawyers around the importance and impact of settlement planning. Submission materials include a 1,500-word essay, in which applicants will present a well-researched argument exploring what effect the profession of settlement planning has on our civil justice system and its stakeholders.

 

 

 

SAMVID SCHOLARSHIP 

Samvid scholars is a merit-based graduate scholarship and leadership program for changemakers. They were established in 2021 by Samvid Ventures to invest in the graduate education of future leaders who are committed to effecting positive change in society. The Samvid Scholars program supports up to $50,000 per year for two years of graduate study. In addition to funding for their graduate program, each Scholar will receive two years of leadership development programming to support them to continue to fulfill their extraordinary potential.

Eligibility requirements:

    1. Pursue a full-time graduate program of 2 years or longer at a university in the United States, in one of the following eligible programs: MD, MBA, JD, MPP/MPA, MPH, or MS/MA in the social sciences or STEM
    2. Be a first-year graduate student for the 2024-2025 academic year  
    3. Have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.5   
    4. Be a U.S. citizen or DACA recipient

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.  In the application link, you will have to register an account to log in and apply for this scholarship.

Eligibility requirements:

 

 

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.

JAIME & BLANCA JARRIN FOUNDATION GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP

The Jaime & Blanca Jarrin Foundation was officially launched in 2019 to focus on the many efforts and endeavors that Jaime & Blanca have long been involved with. The Foundation is committed to serving and supporting charitable, educational and athletic programs in the local Los Angeles Area, as well as for those in need internationally. Their mission is to help students unlock their full potential and realize their goals.

We are committed to serving our community and believe a student’s dreams should not go unrealized because the cost of education is too great a burden. We know that one lawyer or journalist can make an impact on their community and we consider it an honor to help students who have not only shown academic excellence but who also have a desire to give back.

 

 

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 $400,000 in scholarship money to numerous recipients, who represent a range of diversity.

Eligibility requirements:

      1. First-year law students
      2. Interest in practicing litigation—such as complex commercial litigation, intellectual property litigation, or white-collar criminal defense—in the Bay Area
      3. Have overcome significant adversity and would contribute to the diversity of experiences and perspectives in the legal community.
      4. Please see the website below for more information

 

 

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. 

 

 

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 diverse students who have: been accepted to an ABA-accredited law school on a full-time basis; have 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/2L 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 pleased to offer the Paul Hastings Diversity Award to select first- and 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:

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

 

 

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:

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

JUDGE JOHN R. BROWN AWARD

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

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

AMERICAN INDIAN GRADUATE CENTER

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

 

 

JUSTICE HARRY W. LOW FELLOWSHIP /3L

The AABA Law Foundation is honored to administer and award the Justice Harry W. Low Fellowship. Funded by the family and friends of the late Justice Harry Low (1931-2021), the fellowship is an annual $10,000 award to a graduating law student with a committed position in public service (either government or non-profit service) or a judicial clerkship.  Essay explaining the applicant’s career aspirations, the inspiration for the applicant’s targeted field of practice, and the steps the applicant has taken, and will take, to achieve their goals. Maximum 3 pages, double-spaced.

Eligible Applicant:

  1. Must be a 3L Law Student
  2. Committed legal employment after graduation in a government position, nonprofit organization, or in a judicial clerkship
  3. Strong academic record
  4. Bay Area Law School Attendance
  5. Membership in AABA will be considered, and in-person acceptance at the
    AABA Summer Diversity Reception on June 21 or 22, 2023 is
    expected/encouraged

 

 

“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

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.

Eligibility Requirements:

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

Application Materials:
• Completed 2-part online application must be submitted by 11:59 pm EST on the deadline date.
• Personal Statement Response
• Video Essay Response (not to exceed 5 minutes)
• 2 Letter of Recommendation
• Transcript(s) – must be uploaded directly in Academic Works (application portal)
• Resume listing work experience, extracurricular activities, honors, community service and special skills

Visit the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation website for FAQs: https://www.cbcfinc.org/programs/scholarships/

 

 

RIZIO LIBERTY LIPINSKY LAWYER SCHOLARSHIP

Open to U.S. citizens who have accepted admission into a law school in the U.S. for the 2023/2024 school year, and to current law school students who will still be attending law school in the U.S. throughout the 2023/2024 year.

Eligible students must meet one of the following requirements:

  1. Future students: Student must be planning to attend law school in the 2023/2024 academic year.
  2. Current students: Student must be enrolled in law school, and for the 2023/2024 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.

Eligibility Requirements:

  1.  Completed Application Form
  2. Applicant’s Personal Statement
  3.  Two Letters of Recommendation
  4. Transcripts of Most Recent Academic Work
  5. Student Aid Report (SAR) or FAFSA Worksheet 

 

 

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 2023. For the academic year 2023 – 2024, 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.

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Identify as Latino and be between the ages of 18-35 years old as of the application deadline date
  2. Be U.S. citizens, legal residents of the U.S., or undocumented residents of the U.S., including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients
  3. Be high school seniors or graduates, or current college undergraduates
  4. Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school in the U.S. for the entire upcoming academic year

 

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.

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Must be legally blind (PDF) in both eyes.
  2. Must be residing in the United States, the District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico.
  3. Must be 18 years of age by July 1, 2023.
  4. Must be pursuing or planning to pursue a full-time, post-secondary course of study in a degree program at a U.S. institution in the fall of the year of application (one scholarship may be given to a person employed full-time while attending school part-time).
  5. Must participate in person in the entire NFB National Convention and in all of its scheduled scholarship program activities (finalists will receive assistance to attend the national convention).

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/Latina 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 $10,000 scholarship for sharing their stories about what led them to graduate school.

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Enrolled full-time or part-time at an accredited post-secondary institution in a graduate level program for during the 2023-2024 academic year
  2. Current cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  3. Be a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident with a valid permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551
  4. Be a diverse candidate
  5. Answer the following statement Video (Maximum 2 minutes per question): How will you leverage your degree and career to help advance social justice within your community?
 
 
 

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.

 

 

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 2023. 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.

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

JEWISH FAMILY AND CHILDREN’S SERVICES

Eligibility requirements:

  1. Identify as Jewish and show meaningful involvement with the community.
  2. You and your family are legal and permanent residents (for a minimum of two years) in one of the following five counties we serve: Sonoma, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, or Northern Santa Clara.

       Loans are available, as well as some grants between $500 and $1,000. Application is available online.

 

 

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 2023.

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

Eligibility:

      1. Muslim or active member of the Muslim community
      2. Enrolled full-time at an accredited university in the U.S. by August 2023; OR employed full-time in an ISF Supported Field and a part-time student at an accredited university in the U.S;
      3. An undergraduate (junior or senior) or of graduate standing (Master’s, PhD, or Law Degree)
      4. Maintaining a minimum 3.0 GPA
      5. A U.S. citizen, DACA recipient, or permanent U.S. resident
      6. Studying an ISF-supported major    

Requirements:

      • Application form
      • Resume
      • Video introduction
      • Essay questions
      • College transcripts
      • Work samples
      • Two letters of recommendation by a professor, mentor, religious leader, and/or employee

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

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 (2023-2024). The $15,000 award is contingent on the student accepting an offer to join Goodwin’s 2023 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. 

 

 

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: Click here to access the eligibility requirements of the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships 

 

 

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:

      1. Overcome personal hardships or challenges;

      2. Shown excellence and achievement in law school;

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

      4. 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.

 

 

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.

Eligibility requirements:

 

 

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:

      1. An unofficial academic transcript
      2. Personal statement
      3. 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

  1. An unofficial academic transcript
  2. Personal statement
  3. 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 $15,000 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. See website below for more information.

 

 

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. See application link below for more information.

 

 

STEPHEN K. HALL ACWA WATER LAW & POLICY SCHOLARSHIP

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

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

 

 

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$5,000 to $9,000

 

Prodigy Finance Scholarship Programme

Prodigy Finance is a private lender seeking to help international students secure loans to finance their postgraduate education. Their scholarship program is aimed at supporting exceptional international students pursuing their graduate degrees. Prodigy Finance is offering a scholarship to five students attending one of their partner institutions.

 

The WLAC/Rhoda and Judge Stuart Hing Scholarship

The WLAC/Rhoda and Judge Stuart Hing Scholarship was created in 2018.  As an attorney, Judge Hing was a Board member of WLAC, and even after his appointment to the Alameda County Superior Court in 2008, he continued to serve for almost a decade as a judicial liaison to the Board.  This Scholarship represents a continuing commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equality, values shared by WLAC and the Stuart and Rhoda Hing Charitable Trust.

 

 

2023 PIEDAD AND RAUL CASTRO SCHOLARSHIP
Since 2021, the East Bay La Raza Lawyers Association (EBLRLA) Scholarship Fund has invited qualified candidates to apply for the *Piedad and Raul Castro Scholarship*, an annual $5,000 scholarship funded by the Honorable Arturo Castro, Judge with the Superior Court of Alameda County, in honor of his parents:

“This scholarship is dedicated to my parents, who, alongside countless other immigrant families, personify the perseverance, sacrifice, and selflessness of those who are committed to advancing future generations, with no thought or expectation of personal gain. By giving back in their names, the spirit of their sacrifices will live on, supporting young minds who are equally dedicated to making the world a better place.”  *– Hon. Arturo Castro*

The *Piedad and Raul Castro Scholarship* will be awarded to an outstanding law student on pace to graduate in spring 2023 and is designed to assist with expenses related to preparing for the California Bar Exam and transitioning to formal practice as an attorney. (Judge Castro will not be involved in the selection process.)

Eligibility Requirements:

1. Financial need.
2. Graduation from law school expected in spring 2023.
3. Significant ties to, or expects to practice in, the East Bay (Alameda or Contra
Costa Counties).
4. Demonstrated commitment to employing the law to advance social justice.
5. Demonstrated academic success and potential to succeed as a future lawyer.
6. Commitment to attend a future EBLRLA event at which the recipient will be
recognized.  

 

 

AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR THE BLIND SCHOLARSHIPS

The foundation offers a variety of scholarships for students that are legally blind. This program awards students with scholarships to help with post-secondary education financial needs such as tuition, fees, room and board and other additional costs associated with assistive technology.

Eligibility requirements:

      1. Applicants need to be legally blind
      2. Maintain a 3.0 GPA to be eligible for most scholarships
      3. Be a full-time student or a part-time student who works at least 32 hours per week
      4. Be involved in their school and local community

 

USLAW NETWORK LAW SCHOOL DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP

The scholarship program, created as part of the organization’s commitment to helping eligible, diverse law students achieve their academic and professional dreams, will award $5,000 each for up to 10 students selected by the program’s scholarship selection committee. Recipients may also be invited to attend the Fall 2023 USLAW NETWORK Client Conference in Dana Point, California.

 

GEORGE H. NOFER SCHOLARSHIP FOR LAW AND PUBLIC POLICY 

Applicants for the George H. Nofer Scholarship for Law and Public Policy must primarily use listening and spoken language for communication. They must have pre-lingual bilateral hearing loss, diagnosed before age four, with a Pure-Tone Average (PTA) of 60dB or higher in the better hearing ear across specified frequencies. Cochlear implants qualify. Unilateral hearing loss is not eligible. Additionally, applicants must be accepted or enrolled full-time in an accredited law school or graduate program in public policy or public administration for the 2022-2023 academic year. Up to three awards of $5,000 (each) may be given. 

 

 

THE EARNEST SCHOLARSHIP

Since 2019, we have awarded $875,000 to 185 deserving students through the Earnest Scholarship Fund. We believe we have a responsibility to give back, so we use a portion of our profits to fund ten, $5,000 scholarships for  students across the country. 

 

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.

 

 

JLF FIRM LEGAL SCHOLARS AWARD

The JLF Firm is proud to support future lawyers by creating the JLF Firm law student financial aid scholarship. We know that outstanding legal training is instrumental to developing practical skills and creating a solid foundation for success in the legal profession. We are committed to assisting the next generation of lawyers by contributing to the legal education of an outstanding student with exceptional promise.  Anyone pursuing a law degree may apply. Incoming/first-year students, future students, first generation, 1Ls/2Ls/3Ls, women, minorities and older students are encouraged to apply. You must be a United States citizen or lawful resident of the United States.

The JLF Firm represents accident victims including car accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and falls and other injury cases. We are dedicated to the highest quality of legal practice and advocacy for our clients, working to maximize their claim recovery.

 

 

2023 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 requirements:

      1. 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

      2. US Citizen

 

 

WOMEN LAWYER’S ASSOCIATION OF LOS ANGELES (WLALA) 2023 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:

      1. Be currently enrolled in an accredited law school, and plan to be so enrolled in the upcoming academic year;
      2. Upon graduation from law school, plan to practice law in Los Angeles County or engage in legal work that affects Los Angeles County; 
      3. Be in the top fifty percent of their class

 

2023 WLALA FRAN KANDEL FELLOWSHIP

The Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles (WLALA) is pleased to again offer the Fran Kandel Public Interest Fellowship. The Fran Kandel Public Interest Fellowship enables law students to work with an organization or individually to develop and implement a project in the field of public interest law in the spirit of Fran Kandel. The WLALA Fran Kandel Fellowship is designed to fund social justice-oriented projects with a tangible outcome. Each Kandel Fellow may receive up to $6,000. This amount is intended to cover project expenses and provide a stipend.

 

 

 

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:

  1. Enrolled or accepted to a law school accredited by the ABA or the bar association of the state in which the school is located.
  2. From a community that is underrepresented in the practice of law.
  3. Is from or resides in Contra Costa County or plans to practice law in Contra Costa County upon graduation from law school.
  4. 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 point font) explaining why you want to practice in plaintiff’s litigation, family law or criminal defense. See below and attached letter for more information.

 

 

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 NEXT GEN SCHOLARSHIP

The Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area (AABA) Law Foundation, together with California ChangeLawyers, is funding a $5,000 3L Next Gen 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. Applicants will be informed of whether they have been selected by the end
of March.  At this time, all scholarship recipients will be required to attend an all-day event in the Los Angeles area, to receive their scholarship. The date for this event is tentatively scheduled for April 20, 2023.  A *stipend* to cover the cost of travel to the annual event will be provided to scholars and will be reflected as an addition to the $5,000
scholarship.

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

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 2023 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).

 

 

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.
 
Eligibility requirements:
  1. Enrolled full-time in an accredited law school geographically located in California; AND
  2. Graduate of a Marin County high school OR has continuously lived in Marin County for no less than a 3-year period immediately prior to submission of the scholarship application;
  3. Demonstrated financial need;
  4. Other relevant factors that will be considered include academic achievement, community service and involvement, career goals and special circumstances as demonstrated by the completed scholarship application.
 
 
 

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.

 

 

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).  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.  California Women Lawyers welcomes persons of all gender identities and expressions.

 

 

ASSOCIATION NEED BASED SCHOLARSHIP

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

 

 

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

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

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

 

 

GEORGE V. POWELL DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP

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

 

 

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).

 

 

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 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.

 

 

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.

 The Devadoss Law Firm Civil Rights Scholarship

This upcoming semester, the Dallas law firm is offering The Devadoss Law Firm Civil Rights Scholarship. Our award is worth $1000 and is available to current and aspiring law school students who appreciate the importance of civil rights in the workforce.

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$1,500 – $4,500

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (“FASD”) Scholarship 

The Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Scholarship was created to help anyone who has an interest in this seldom-talked-about disability personally or professionally to have access to higher education. Once a year, the law firm of Bogin, Munns & Munns awards a $2,500 Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Scholarship to a deserving student.

  • Deadline: 07/01/2024                                                                                                          
  • Award: $2,500
  • Website: Click Here to Access the “FASD” Scholarship website 
  • Keywords: Undergaduate, 1L, 2L, 3L, Essay, Video Essay, GPA Requirement

 

The Seventh Amendment Scholarship

McCoy & Hiestand is excited to offer a $2,500 financial award to a student applying for the firm’s 7th Amendment Scholarship. This scholarship requires students to think critically about the 7th Amendment and discuss, in a 500 to 1,000-word essay, whether or not the Amendment should be construed literally.

  • Deadline: 07/15/2024                                                                                                          
  • Award: $2,500
  • Website: Click Here to Access the Seventh Amendment Scholarship website 
  • Keywords: Undergaduate, 1L, 2L, 3L, Essay, GPA Requirement

An End to Stigma Within the Justice System Scholarship

The End to Stigma Within the Justice System Scholarship offers $2,500 to a student who thinks critically about how stigma impacts the pursuit of justice. Winston Law intends to use this scholarship to encourage the next generation to think critically about the ways they and their peers can work to reduce the stigma that parties pursuing justice face in court. Winston Law encourages undergraduate and graduate students looking to continue their education to apply for the End to Stigma Within the Justice System Scholarship.

 

The Sloat, Nicholson & Hoover, P.C. Scholarship

Sloat, Nicholson & Hoover, P.C. is offering a $2,000 scholarship to 2L or 3L law students who are pursuing a course of study in trial advocacy. Scholarship funds will be directly disbursed to the winner’s school and may cover all school-related expenses. Students must submit an essay between 500-700 words and/or a 1-2 minute video about themselves and why they chose to pursue trial advocacy. Graphic and creative presentations are welcomed. Students should describe their desire to use the legal system to help others and how they plan to achieve their goals.

  • Deadline: 06/15/2024                                                                                                          
  • Award: $2,000
  • Website: Click Here to Access the Sloat, Nicholson & Hoover, P.C. Website 
  • Keywords: 2L, 3L, Trial Advocacy, Essay, Video Essay, GPA requirement 

 

 

Angeleno Accident Lawyers Scholarship 

At Angeleno Accident Lawyers, we have always been dedicated to serving our community, including empowering the next generation of leaders. In an effort to inspire change, our law firm is excited to offer a $2,500 scholarship opportunity to one deserving student for the 2024 school year. Students are asked to write a 1,100 word essay answering the following prompt: If you could solve one major problem facing the world today, what would it be and how would you tackle it? How can your academic aspirations help achieve a resolution?

 

 

The Accident Network Law Group Scholarship Program 

The Accident Network Law Group is proud to announce its annual Scholarship Program, designed to support and inspire first-generation immigrant students in the United States pursuing a career in law. Our commitment to justice and advocacy extends beyond the courtroom to empower aspiring legal professionals who are dedicated to making a difference in their communities. 

  • Deadline: 04/01/2024                                                                                                          
  • Award: $2,000
  • Website: Click here to access the Accident Network Law Group Scholarship website  
  • Keywords: 1L, 2L, 3L, GPA Requirement, Essay, Personal Statement, First-Generation Immigrants 

 

 

The Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. 2024 Law School Diversity Scholarship Program

The Buckfire Law Scholarship Committee is currently accepting applications for the 2024 Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Law School Diversity Scholarship.The scholarship was created in 2013 as part of the law firm’s commitment to helping law students who are in need of financial assistance achieve their academic and professional dreams. In order to be considered for the scholarship, the student must be a member of an ethnic, racial, or other minority, or demonstrate a commitment to issues of diversity within their community.

  • Deadline: 10/01/2024                                                                                                          
  • Award: $2,000
  • Application: Click Here to Access the Buckfire & Buckfire Law Scholarship Application 
  • Keywords: 1L, 2L, 3L, Minority, Ethnic Diversity, Personal Injury Law, Medical Malpractice Law, Accident Law, GPA Requirement, Essay 

 

 

iVein Health and Wellness Scholarship

IVC is focused on providing vein and vascular treatments through minimally-invasive procedures. They are offering the iVein Health and Wellness Scholarship to reward students in their commitment to healthy habits. The scholarship is open to all–undergraduate and graduate students—regardless of their immigration status. Eligibility requirements are as follows:

  1. Must have an average GPA of 3.7 or higher
  2. Must be currently enrolled full-time at an accredited U.S. college or university.

 

 

Byron Hanke Fellowship

Awarded by the Foundation for Community Association Research, the Byron Hanke Fellowship provides financial support to graduate and law students in the preparation of a research project concerning development, management and governance of common interest communities and their community associations. The fellowship is open to applicants from all disciplines. Awards are based strictly on merit with no regard given to gender, race, ethnicity, age, religious beliefs, or disabilities.

      • Deadline: 05/01/2024                                                                                                          
      • Award: $3,000 to $5,000
      • Application: Click Here to Access the Byron Hanke Fellowship Application
      • Keywords: 1L, 2L, 3L, Leadership Development, Research, Social Policy, Community Engagement Research, JSP, continuing

 

 

Ms. JD PUBLIC INTEREST SCHOLARSHIP

Ms. JD aims to award scholarships to applicants who will become leaders in the public interest community and who will follow through on a plan to pursue public interest career paths.  This commitment can be demonstrated through prior public service work experience (not necessarily legal in nature), engagement in public service during your undergraduate and legal education, and service and volunteer work. Successful applicants demonstrate an understanding of the rewards and challenges of a public interest legal career. Please include along with your application: a copy of your resume, your unofficial law school transcript(s), and one letter of recommendation.

 

 

“A SECOND CHANCE: HOW MY ACCIDENT CHANGED MY GOALS FOR THE FUTURE” SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

H&P Law introduces the “A Second Chance: How My Accident Changed My Goals for the Future” Scholarship, offering $2,500 to students whose lives transformed after a severe accident. Applicants, undergraduates, and graduates with a GPA of 3.0 or higher are encouraged to apply. Included is a video essay prompt asks students to reflect on post-accident hardships and future aspirations. Applications must include transcripts, enrollment proof, and an unlisted YouTube video. 

 

 

ADAMSON AHDOOT LLP SCHOLARSHIP GRANT

Through the Adamson Ahdoot LLP Scholarship Grant, ten recipients will each be awarded $2,500, totaling $25,000 annually. Eligibility criteria include U.S. citizenship or residency, enrollment or acceptance into an accredited law school, and significant contributions to the community. Applicants must submit a video recording and a written essay explaining their candidacy. The video and essay should address questions about their educational aspirations, challenges faced, contributions to the community, and post-graduation plans. Proof of application, admission, or enrollment and clear copies of the entry are required. 

      • Deadline: TBD (02/08/2024)                                                                                                           
      • Award: $2,500
      • Website: Access the Adamson Ahdoot LLP information website here
      • Keywords: 1L, 2L, 3L, Essay, Video

 

 

FREEDOM FROM RELIGION FIRST AMENDMENT SCHOLARS ESSAY COMPETITION

Scholarship awards vary based on place levels. The essay, due by March 15, 2024 prompt focuses on proposing language for a 28th Amendment that restores balance between the Establishment and Free Exercise Clauses, addressing recent Supreme Court decisions favoring an extreme interpretation of free exercise rights. The contest is open to ongoing North American law school students, including those graduating by spring or summer 2024, with ineligibility for incoming fall 2024 law students or previous FFRF law student essay awardees. Essays must not exceed 1,500 words, excluding footnotes, and adhere to specified formatting guidelines, incorporating citations as footnotes.

 

 

HONORABLE CRUZ REYNOSO COMMUNITY SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP

The scholarship award, given annually to a deserving Latina/o law school student in the amount of $2,500, will be awarded by May 1, 2023 to defray law school or bar preparation expenses.

Candidates for this award may be nominated by a faculty member, law school administrator or a Latino community advocate who is familiar with the candidate’s dedication to serve the Latino community upon graduation from law school. Applications will not be accepted from a student herself/himself. A viable candidate for this award will be a student who, in the nominator’s estimation, will follow in the footsteps of a man revered in our community and whose dedication to serve our community was unparalleled.

 

 

ABA JOHN J. CURTIN, JR. JUSTICE FUND 2023 SUMMER LEGAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

The Curtin Justice Fund Legal Internship Program is seeking motivated law student interns to apply for stipends available for the Summer Program. These students should have a position offered, contingent on funding, from a qualified organization.  The Curtin Justice Fund Legal Internship Program is managed by the ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty. The Program will pay a $3,500 stipend to three law students who spend the summer months working for a bar association or legal services program designed to prevent homelessness or assist homeless or indigent clients or their advocates. 

Fellow requirements: The ideal fellow will have a demonstrated interest in public interest law and experience working with low-income individuals or on the issues they face. All law students are eligible, and first year law students are encouraged to apply. The intern must commit no less than eight continuous weeks between May 1 and September 1 to their chosen program.

 

 

7th AMENDMENT SCHOLARSHIP

McCoy & Hiestand is excited to offer a $2,500 financial award to a student applying for the firm’s 7th Amendment Scholarship. This scholarship requires students to think critically about the 7th Amendment and discuss, in a 500 to 1,000-word essay, whether or not the Amendment should be construed literally.

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.

Applicants must:

  • Be enrolled at a college, university or graduate school
  • Be at least 18 years old at the age of enrollment
  • Have residency in the United States
  • Be in good academic standing
  • Submit some personal information, including name, contact information, and proof of enrollment.
  • Author an original essay on the scholarship essay topic provided of between 500 and 1,000 words.

 

 

JUSTICE PAULINE DAVIS HANSON SCHOLARSHIP

As a tribute to the memory of the late Associate Justice Pauline Davis Hanson, Fresno County Women Lawyers has established a Scholarship to encourage and support outstanding academic achievement and commitment to service by women law students. Justice Hanson was the first woman appointee to the Fresno County Superior Court and the first woman appointed to the
Fifth District Court of Appeal. Always deeply concerned about legal and human issues, she adhered to a high standard for intellectual rigor and integrity which remains a rich legacy to
women who follow her in legal careers. During her career as lawyer, judge, wife, mother and community activist, Justice Hanson made many friends and became a role model for women of
varied backgrounds and aspirations. Her kind, open, and unpretentious manner endeared her to all whose paths crossed her own. She died August 19, 1989. The Hanson Scholarship is an
annual award to be presented to a current female law student for the following academic year. The scholarship amount is $2000.

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

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 requirement:

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

 

 

FIGHT FOR SURVIVORS SCHOLARSHIP

Fight for Survivors  is awarding a $2,500 Fight for Survivors Scholarship. This academic-based scholarship will go to a deserving student who is an advocate for sexual abuse survivors and is pursuing higher education at an accredited college/university or graduate school. The award can go toward tuition, books, or other education expenses.

Millions of survivors of sexual and physical assault live in California and the U.S. Our job is to protect their rights and get them justice as they rebuild their lives. 

Since opening our doors in 2013, we have handled many cases involving sexual trauma, so we know firsthand the painful challenges that people face after enduring these injustices. We want to support a promising scholar who is passionate about advocating for survivors of sexual abuse.

 

 

EKSEW LAW 2023 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 requirements:

      1. Student must be a US citizen or a permanent resident;
      2. Student must be either accepted or currently enrolled in law school;
      3. Student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher;
      4. Student must demonstrate involvement in community activities;
      5. 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? 

 

 

SONOMA COUNTY WOMEN IN LAW HONORABLE GAYLE GUYNUP SCHOLARSHIP

The purpose of the Sonoma County Women in Law (“SCWiL”) Honorable Gayle Guynup 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.

 

The Bertolino Impact in Governement Scholarship 

Bertolino LLP initiated the Bertolino Impact In Government Scholarship for students to explore how the society-impacting changes in the law, and in the way people interact with the law, can help and hinder them in the future. Bertolino LLP invites students to complete videos between 30 and 60 seconds discussing a matter impacting American society that they believe will have a significant impact in the next 50 years.

 

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:

      1. In order to apply for this scholarship, you must be enrolled at an accredited law school
      2. 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
      3. 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.

 

 

CCAPABA HON. MIKIO UCHIYAMA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP 

The Central California Asian Pacific American Bar Association is offering the Hon. Mikio Uchiyama Memorial Scholarship, honoring the legacy of Judge Uchiyama. Two law students will be awarded $1,500 each, demonstrating a commitment to the Asian American Pacific community. Recipients will be honored at the annual banquet on May 9, 2024, in Fresno. Applications must be submitted by April 1, 2024, with inquiries directed to ccapaba@gmail.com.

 

 

ROBERT WAYNE PEARCE INVESTOR FRAUD AWARENESS  SCHOLARSHIP 

I am an attorney with successful securities litigation and arbitration practice for over 40 years. I remember how hard it was to pay for college and graduate school and want to help some deserving student(s). I am also trying to raise awareness about investment fraud. And so, I am offering a scholarship to deserving undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in learning about investment fraud. As a student applying for the Robert Wayne Pearce Investor Fraud Awareness Scholarship, you have the opportunity to join our mission to promote fair and honest financial markets and work towards preventing securities fraud. My hope is that this scholarship will not only help financially but educate younger generations about the dangers of investor fraud so they can invest with confidence. We are announcing that the next scholarship(s) to be awarded on December 15, 2023, will be given to the student who writes the most thoughtful essay about the Risks of Investing in the Cryptocurrency Market.

See website for more information.

 

 

AARON D. WERSING FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST 

The Federal Employment Law Firm of Aaron D. Wersing focuses on federal employee law and are looking to raise awareness about workplace injustices through the Aaron D. Wersing Federal Employment Rights Scholarship Contest. They’re hosting a $1,500 essay scholarship contest (must be applied towards law school expenses) for law students, addressing the differences between federal and private sector employee rights. Applicants must be enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school, with a deadline of November 18, 2024, and the winner announced by January 31, 2025. 

 

 

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.

Eligibility requirements:

      1. Have a 3.0 GPA or better, as proven by submitting an unofficial transcript
      2. Be accepted to or enrolled in an accredited law school
      3. 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.”
      4. Submit your essay via the form on the website (link below) – no other submission methods are accepted
      5. 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.

 

Robert Wayne Pearce Investor Fraud Awareness Scholarship

The Robert Wayne Pearce Investor Fraud Awareness Scholarship is an annual scholarship program established to help raise awareness of securities fraud and to support the education of future leaders in the field of financial regulation and consumer protection. As a student applying for the Robert Wayne Pearce Investor Fraud Awareness Scholarship, you have the opportunity to join our mission to promote fair and honest financial markets and work towards preventing securities fraud. To enter, write a 500-word thoughtful essay about: How Important Is Asset Allocation and Diversification To Investors Today?

 

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 the DEI chairperson at jamay@jamaylee.com with a 1000-word (max) essay on the topic “How Diversity Strengthens Our Profession”. The essay must be received by us no later than 5 pm on July 7, 2023.

 

 

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:

      1. 1st or 2nd year law student;
      2. Interest in legal career representing individuals rather than institutions
      3. Employed in summer position at a public defender’s office
      4. Deadline: June 1 each year
      5. 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:

      1. Describe what the justice system means to you and how you plan to give back with your legal career.
      2. 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.

 

 

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 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?

 

 

 

 

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.

Eligibility requirements:

      1. 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.
      2. Recipient is a U.S. citizen currently attending an accredited law school within the United States.
      3. 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.

 

 

EMERY REDDY LEGAL STUDIES SCHOLARSHIP

 Each year we offer financial assistance to students with an interest in pursuing careers in the legal field.  Students must submit an original and compelling essay of 400-600 words answering the essay prompt below. Essays should follow a basic essay and paragraph format including an introduction with body paragraphs and a conclusion. Creativity is encouraged! Please avoid disclosing any personal identifying information (PII) such as name, address, contact information, or resumes within the body of the essay.

General Rules

  • Student must be a US citizen or a permanent resident;
  • Student must be currently enrolled in or recently accepted to an accredited US law school (Legal Studies scholarship) or accredited US college or university (Undergraduate scholarship);
  • Winner(s) will be required to provide proof of residency and enrollment or acceptance.

Legal Studies Scholarship Prompt: What compelled you to become a lawyer? Are there any special areas of law that you want to target, and what goals do you want to accomplish as an attorney?

General Scholarship Prompt: What degree are you pursuing and why? How will you use your degree/education to serve your community?

Winning scholarship recipients will be contacted via email, and the award will be distributed to the recipient’s educational institution once their enrollment has been verified.

 

 

BOUCHER LLP SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST

The Boucher LLP Scholarship Contest is available to students 18 and older in good academic standing. This award will be decided by an essay contest with the option of two prompts:

Prompt 1: Sexual Abuse Awareness

In 1,000 words or less, explain what can be done to raise more awareness of sexual abuse in America and how it can help victims find healing.

OR

Prompt 2: Your Greatest Failure

In 500 words, describe one of your biggest failures you have faced and how that shaped and is continuing to shape the person you are becoming.

 

 

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”.

 

 

WAPLE & HOUK, PLLC SCHOLARSHIP FOR STUDENTS 

Waple & Houk, PLLC announces a $1,000 scholarship for undergraduates in pre-law or incoming law school students for 2024, intended solely for tuition or related costs. Applicants must be accepted into a U.S. program and maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Requirements include a resume, essay on a legal topic of choice, acceptance letter, transcripts, and a headshot. The scholarship will be awarded in May 2024, with the deadline for applications set as April 30, 2024.

 

 

CITYWIDE LAW 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 McGuire Woods/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.

 

 

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.

  1. Financial Need
  2. Scholastic Record
  3. Personal Statement
  4. In-Person Interview

 

 

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 semester. More than one scholarship may be awarded.

 

 

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 requirement: 
Open to all currently enrolled law students.

For the latest scholarship updates and more information about VABANC, please visit their website, their Facebook page, or email scholarship@vabanc.org.

 

 

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.

 

 

THE JAPANESE AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION

The Japanese American Bar Association Educational Foundation (JEF) was created in 2006 to facilitate the awarding of scholarships to deserving law students and/or recent law school graduates. The scholarships are open to current law students and recent law school graduates with a connection to the Japanese American and/or API community who have a demonstrated commitment to community service.  Additional factors may include financial need, adversity, academic achievement, leadership, service to the Japanese American and/or API community, and past/present/potential future involvement with JABA and/or JABA Educational Foundation.  Prior applicants are encouraged to re-apply if not previously selected.

Awards are given in honor of Justice John F. Aiso and Justice Stephen K. Tamura, highly distinguished and pioneering Asian American judges. Awards are also given in honor of Mr. Elmer Yamamoto, a trailblazing local Japanese American lawyer who fought for civil rights and social justice, and through the LimNexus Foundation.

 

 

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:

      1. Premises Security: Given the Mandalay Bay Shooting, what steps should hotels take to insure the safety and security of their guests?
      2. 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.

PILZER KLEIN FIGHTING CANCER SCHOLARSHIP

Pilzer/Klein, P.C. knows that a cancer diagnosis does more than change your life. It upends your ambitions for the future. With a family’s economic stability thrown into chaos, many students may feel as though they have to give up their dreams of college to better attend to their health. The scholarship will be awarded to a student diagnosed with or recovering from cancer who best details their experience with their diagnosis and their hopes for the future. 

Eligibility requirements:

      1. Have personal experience contending with cancer, i.e. a recent diagnosis
           and/or childhood diagnosis.
      2. Have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
      3. You are enrolled in or accepted at an accredited college, university, or graduate school in the United States.
      4. You agree to the scholarship terms and conditions.
      5. Submit the application materials, including an essay of no more than 1,000 words detailing your relationship with cancer.
          

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.

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.  The Scholarship award is $2,500 annually for up to two years of eligibility.

 

 

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 hardships 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

The Sonoma County Law Student Scholarship Fund

The Sonoma County Law Student Scholarship Fund, a scholarship specifically designed to support law students who have graduated from high schools in Sonoma County or currently reside in Sonoma County. This scholarship aims to recognize and assist individuals with strong ties to the Sonoma County community in pursuing their legal education.

 Eligibility Criteria:

  – Must be a current law student enrolled in an accredited law school program.

  – Must have graduated from a high school in Sonoma County or currently reside in Sonoma County.

 

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.

 

 

Shook & Stone Scholarship

The lawyers at Shook & Stone understand that education is incredibly important for all generations. We want to help students in their paths to higher education, which is why we have created the Shook & Stone scholarship. This scholarship is designed to aid students in their pursuit of higher education. Applicants who share the objective of facilitating an in-depth understanding of one’s rights and and the benefits of hiring a skilled personal injury attorney are encouraged to submit an essay for the prospect of receiving a $2,500 scholarship.

 

 

Aaron D. Wersing Federal Employment Rights Scholarship Contest

The Federal Employment Law Firm of Aaron D. Wersing is committed to educating and raising awareness for 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 less protections than employees in the private sector? State your reasons.

 

 

The Markowski-Leach Scholarship Fund

The Markowski-Leach Scholarship fund was established as a result of the vision of Tom Markowski and Jim Leach. Tom and Jim were a gay couple living in San Francisco. As the AIDS crisis spread in the early 1980s, they talked about what they would like their legacy to be. They “wanted to make a difference” and felt that, at that time, there was a dearth of positive role models for gays and lesbians. This became the defining theme of the scholarships: to assist in the education of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) people who would then have an impact on other LGBTQ people through their works.

The Scholarship fund was part of a bequest from the estate of Jim Leach, which reflected their mutual desire to provide financial assistance to LGBTQ people trying to further their education. According to the terms of the bequest, the Scholarship Committee is directed to evaluate applications seeking to identify LGBTQ individuals who are likely to:
“…make a substantial contribution to society, thereby enhancing society’s perception of LGBTQ people as well as increasing the LGBTQ community’s self-esteem…”

 

The Annual Moral Responsibility and the Application of Law Scholarship

Koffel, Brininger, and Nesbitt Criminal & DUI Law Attorneys intends to make a new scholarship, the Moral Responsibility and the Application of Law Scholarship, available to undergraduate and graduate students beginning in 2024. This scholarship promises $2,500 in financial support to a student whose critical thinking skills and personal dedication put them a step ahead of the rest.

Koffel, Brininger, and Nesbitt invites students from all areas of study, all across the United States, to submit scholarship video essays between 30 and 60 seconds for the firm’s consideration. Students have until August 15, 2024, to bring together their application materials.

 

 

 “A Second Chance: How My Accident Changed My Goals for the Future” Scholarship

Traumatic car accidents can leave survivors with life-long disabilities and fears. These accidents can also prove incredibly economically difficult to recover from. Heninger Garrison Davis, LLC recognizes the fortitude it takes to overcome the circumstances that a traumatic car accident thrusts upon a person and wants to make life easier for an impacted student. As such, the firm proudly introduces its “A Second Chance: How My Accident Changed My Goals for the Future” Scholarship. This scholarship offers $2,500 to a student who can write between 500 and 1,000 words describing the way their traumatic car crash changed their life.

 

 

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$500 – $1,000

Disability Insurance Law Group Scholarship

The Disability Insurance Law Group is dedicated to protecting individuals and families against unfair or illegal treatment by insurers. DI Law Group is offering a $1,000 scholarship to pre-law and/or first-year law students across the country.

Eligibility: The recipient has to meet the following: U.S. citizenship/authorized to work in the U.S.; Pre-law student or entering law school in Fall 2020; and, demonstrated academic achievement through a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0. Application materials include submitting a resume, 1-3 pages types essay on a law-related topic (law area they intend to pursue), a copy of school transcripts, a school acceptance letter from the institution they will be attending, and proof of legal residency.

 

AVnetLaw National Scholarship

Avnet Law’s goal is to help people have equal access to education and civic involvement, especially those with a spirit of volunteerism and community service.  The Avnet Law National Scholarship is directed to those who demonstrate the commitment and spirit of community service, and possess the characteristics of future leaders. It is offered to support a community-minded college or graduate student who has demonstrated a history of community service and involvement. Eligibility requirements are as follows:

    1. U.S. Citizenship or Legal Residency
    2. Be accepted to or currently enrolled in an accredited college, university, or graduate program within the United States.
    3. Demonstrates or has demonstrated a spirit of volunteerism and/or community service.

 

 

GOUNARIS ABBOUD SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST

In order to increase awareness about the risks of drunk driving, we want to hear from students what they would do to discourage drunk driving by people in their communities.

Essay prompt: In 200-300 words, explain a campaign you would run to increase awareness and reduce drunk driving in your community.
Do you want to provide coupons for rideshare programs? 
Do you want to provide presentations? 
We want to hear your ideas for keeping your community safe from drunk driving. 
The best essay will receive $1,000 towards their tuition courtesy of Gounaris Abboud, LPA.

Eligibility Requirements:

  1.  Currently enrolled in a college, trade school, or university as of the start of the fall 2023 semester.

Submission Details:

In order to qualify for the scholarship contest, you will need to submit the following information: 

  1. Your name
  2. A valid email address
  3. Phone number
  4. A copy of your transcript or proof of enrollment
  5. A valid photo ID
  6. Your 200-300 word essay in Word document (.doc, .docx) format

 

 

ENJURIS “FUTURE LAWYER” SCHOLARSHIP VIDEO CONTEST

At Enjuris, we understand that law school costs are extraordinarily high (some of us are still struggling to repay our student loans). To help make the lives of hard-working law students a little easier, we’re awarding a $1,000 scholarship to a current law student for law school expenses (tuition, books, etc.).

You can upload your video submission to any of the following social media platforms: Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter

To be sure we see your submission (this is very important), make sure you:

  • Upload your video to one of the social media platforms listed
  • Make your post public.
  • Add the hashtag #EnjurisScholarship.
  • Tag a law school friend (if the platform allows).
  • Submit a link to your video from the form on the website

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. You must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.
  2. You must be enrolled in an ABA-approved law school and have a valid student ID or be able to provide some other proof of enrollment.
  3. All entries must be submitted in English or Spanish.
  4. Only one submission per student will be considered.

 

 

ODH LAW FIRM SCHOLARSHIP ESSAY CONTEST

Our attorneys graduated from undergraduate and law schools from across the state of Texas, including University of Texas at Austin, Baylor, and the University of Houston.  Upon graduation from law school, we were all left with hefty debts from student loans.  With each generation, students are taking more money in loans to cover the ever growing cost of college.  We are now positioned to give a little back to students currently making their way through their undergraduate and professional schools.  Our hope is to give a piece of financial relief while triggering a student’s interest in criminal law.  The essay topic will always deal with a criminal law topic that invites critical and creative thinking.

Eligibility Requirements: 

  1. The applicant must be a U.S. resident
  2. The applicant must be enrolled at a U.S. college or university and have a valid student identification number (this includes two-year schools with Associate Degree programs)
  3. The applicant must file their scholarship application and essay by the deadlines provided on this page
  4. The applicant must read the scholarship application in full and agree to the terms therein
  5. The applicant must only submit one essay
  6. The applicant must submit original work that has not been used in other submissions.
  7. Submit the application to odhlawscholarship@gmail.com  

THE WEINBERG LAW OFFICES DIVERSITY IN LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP

We want to hear from students about a challenge they have overcome and how it shaped them to seek out a law degree.  Our hope through this scholarship is to aid and support students attending law school to finance their degree. 

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. A current resume
  2. Academic transcripts
  3. Legal writing samples (5-10 page)
  4. Essay of 300 – 400 words on the importance of diverse representation in the legal profession and how firms, the courts, and governmental entities can do better to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion

We are asking students to write a 300-word essay about the following: How Can We As Legal Professionals Improve Diversity and Inclusion Within the Legal Profession? 

Applicants must be enrolled or accepted into an ABA accredited law school in the United States as of the fall 2023 semester.

 

 

FUNK & ASSOCIATES LAW STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

Funk & Associates offers an annual scholarship worth $1,000 for 2L and 3L law school students. Funk & Associates is dedicated to helping the next generation of attorneys reach their goals.

The scholarship application requires that a unique essay be submitted.  The essay will be composed of 500-1000 words describing how student will plan to help others in their career. The scholarship is awarded in late July, to be used however the law student deems appropriate. Applicants should be enrolled in an accredited US law school and have completed at least ONE year of legal studies. The winner will have to prove academic eligibility and a transcript showing the completion of their first year of legal studies. The winner of the scholarship agrees that his/her essay may be posted on the Funk & Associates website for an unlimited duration.

The scholarship recipient will be selected based solely upon the quality and substance of the essay submitted. Financial need and GPA will NOT be a consideration when choosing a scholarship winner.  

 

 

2023  SINGLE PARENT SCHOLARSHIP

Applicants for the Single Parent Scholarship must be enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or law program within the United States.  Candidates must be in good academic standing and have a minimum GPA of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. 

Application Requirements:

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

  1. An updated resume
  2. A current official or unofficial transcript
  3. A 750-word essay explaining how living in a single-parent household has affected your life. 
  • Deadline: 5/31/2024
  • Award:  $1,000
  • Website: Click here to access the Single Parent Scholarship Application 
  • Keywords: Admit, 1L, 2L, 3L, Essay, Single Parent 

    Eligible candidates must send all application criteria to info@colwell-law.com with the subject line: “[Applicant’s Name] – 2023 The Single Parent Scholarship” by the May 31st deadline to be considered. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

 

 

WOMEN LAWYERS ASSOCIATION of  SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY

 You must be presently enrolled or accepted for enrollment in law school and demonstrate a connection to San Luis Obispo County.  Your application must be postmarked or received by 5:00 p.m. on July 1, 2023.  The scholarship award can be used to assist with living expenses, tuition, books, bar exam courses or as otherwise needed to further your legal education.

LAWYERBOUND’S “BOUND TO BE A LAW STUDENT” SCHOLARSHIP

In order to be eligible to apply for the Scholarship, applicants must be planning on attending an accredited United States law school in the future. This is open to everyone from high school seniors, college students & First Year Incoming Law Students who currently have a 3.0 GPA or higher. Please include a 500ish word essay or story about the moment you knew you were bound to become a lawyer. We will select someone for the scholarship based on the most compelling story, in our opinion.  Please include your short essay along with the following information and email it to lawyerboundscholarship@mail.com by May 15th, 2023. The winners will be selected and notified by June 15th, 2023. 

URBAN PROPERTIES GROUP SCHOLARSHIP

Urban Properties Group was built with an entrepreneurial spirit. Many of our agents are college graduates and we are aware of the significant impact a college education can make on one’s career. For this reason, we want to encourage students to continue pursuing a higher education. We are thrilled to be issuing a scholarship to assist university students with an interest in real estate or entrepreneurship. Students of all programs and disciplines pursuing an undergraduate or graduate education are eligible to apply. Applicants must write a 300-word essay answering the specified prompt and submit proof of enrollment.

Essay topic: Your predictions on the impact emerging technology will have on the real estate industry in the next 10-20 years

 

 

TASTYPLACEMENT SCHOLARSHIP

We are offering this scholarship to any undergraduate or graduate college or university student and it is open to any field of study. Applicants must write a 500+ words essay/blog post which may be on any marketing topic they like.

 


FRESNO COUNTY YOUNG LAWYERS ASSOCIATION

The Fresno County Young Lawyers Association (“FCYLA”) is now accepting applications for the George Hopper Memorial Scholarship. The amount of the scholarship is $1,000.00. A completed application form and all documentation should be emailed to Georgehopperscholarship@gmail.com .

Eligibility requirements:

1. Be currently enrolled as a second, third, or fourth year law student in good standing;

2. Have a demonstrated connection to the San Joaquin Valley, as well as a desire to practice law in Fresno, Madera, Merced, Kings, or Tulare County; and

3. Be able to attend the annual Fresno County Young Lawyer Hopper Luncheon on November 10, 2022, in Fresno, California.

Scholarship funds shall be used solely for educational purposes such as the costs of studying for or taking the Bar Examination, or in another manner appropriately related to the recipient’s preparation to being the practice of law.  Scholarship funds will be awarded at the annual Fresno County Young Lawyer Hopper Luncheon on November 10, 2022.

 

 

BERGER AND GREEN HEART DISEASE SCHOLARSHIP

The Berger and Green Heart Disease Scholarship is open to all 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.

 

 

KERRI CASTELLINI WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP 

 Kerri Castellini, a leader in the legal field, emphasizes the historical success of women in leadership roles and aims to support future female leaders. Eligible applicants must be female-identifying students pursuing post-secondary education, with a minimum 3.0 GPA. The $1,000 scholarship requires submission of a resume, unofficial transcript, and a 500-1,000 word essay on the ideal woman leader in the 21st century. The deadline for applications is December 31, 2023, and materials should be emailed to info@trustandestateslawyers.com

 

 

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. The McKelvey Competition is open to any student pursuing study in law, policy, management, or any related field, that impacts technology. In order to be eligible, candidates must be enrolled in a graduate degree program for at least one term during the 2022-23 academic year.

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 requirements:

      1. 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
      2. Your GPA is 3.0 or higher
      3. You are either a current/former cancer patient, or have stood by a loved one who was diagnosed with cancer
      4. You must submit a copy of your transcript, along with your application and essay (see below) using the form on this page

 

 

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.

Eligibility requirements:

      1. Student must be a US citizen or a permanent resident
      2. Student must be enrolled in an accredited law school for the coming academic year
      3. Student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
      4. 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:

 

GERBER & HOLDER SCHOLARSHIP 

Gerber & Holder Workers’ Compensation Attorneys would like to invite you to participate in our newest scholarship opportunity. Our essay contest only has a few simple requirements

Interested students should submit a thoughtful 300-500 word essay in response to the following prompt:

Should Uber, Lyft drivers and other Gig economy workers be reclassified from independent contractors to employees with benefits? (in light of recent California measure that failed to pass)

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. You must be a U.S. resident or resident alien who is currently enrolled in classes with a valid student ID at a U.S College or University.
  2. Essays must be unique (not submitted elsewhere) and written by the scholarship application signator.
  3. Applicants must read, understand, sign and return to us the PDF Scholarship Application along with your submission.
  4. Only one submission per student will be considered.
  5. All entries must be submitted in English.
  6. Submit your essay as a Word document. Other formats will be disqualified.
  7. Come close to the word count requirement. Essays with a count of 50 words below or above the requirement will be disqualified.

 

 

SALWIN LAW GROUP  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.

 

 

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.

 

 

2024 HEALTHY COMMUNITIES SCHOLARSHIP

This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student who encourages sustainable and local health initiatives in their community. We are looking for students to write a 500-word statement on how they are working to better their homes. One student will be selected for this award.

Scholarship Eligibility:

To qualify for the Healthy Communities Scholarship, an applicant must currently be enrolled in a course of study at any accredited graduate degree program anywhere in the United States.  Candidates must be in good academic standing and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.
Eligible candidates must also demonstrate their strong commitment to helping others and describe personal examples of a time they have encouraged sustainable and local health initiatives in their community.

Application:

  1. Resume with updated contact information.
  2. A 500-word statement identifying the applicant and their past and future dedication to healthy communities and sustainable initiatives. The personal statement should clarify how the candidate would use their continued education to champion accessible health- and local-activities programs.
  3. An up-to-date transcript from the applicant’s current institution of study. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. (NOTE: first-year students are permitted to submit unofficial transcripts from their most recent institution attended along with unofficial documentation from their current school. 

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

The application is based on a personal essay. Essays must be submitted in word format. Essays should be no more than 2000 words and must be original work.

 

 

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.

Eligibility requirements:

        1. Recipient is a U.S. citizen or otherwise authorized to work in the United States
        2. Recipient is accepted, and will be attending their first year of law school in the fall of 2022
        3. Academic achievement as reflected by an undergraduate cumulative minimum 3.0 GPA
        4. 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.  There are four deadlines each year: March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31.  One winner will be chosen by the 15th of the month following each deadline date.

Read the official rules for additional information. 

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

Eligibility requirements:

      1. 3.0 GPA (must provide unofficial transcript)
      2. Admitted to or enrolled in an accredited college or university or graduate school
      3. Write and submit an essay on the topic provided below
      4. Agree to Terms and Conditions
      5. Send application using form on the link below in website

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.

      • Deadline: 04/01/2024 *must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. Hawaiian Standard Time (HST) on this date.  Applications must be complete and accompanied by ALL supporting documents.  Incomplete application packets will NOT be considered.
      • Awards: Varies
      • Website: Click here to access the JACL National Scholarship Awards website
      • Keywords: AAPI, JACL, Japanese, Japan League, All Ethnicities, Admit

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.

 

 

 

THE BRETT McCANDLIS BROWN AND CONNOR SCHOLARSHIP 

We are pleased to announce The Brett McCandlis Brown & Conner Scholarship for 2023. The scholarship will award $1000 to a law school student. Applicants must be currently enrolled or accepted in an accredited law school in the United States.

For consideration, please complete the online application via the link below. The application includes a 300-400 words essay on the following topic:

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela.
Describe a change you would like to make in the world. Tell us about how you would plan to make that change, and what obstacles you might encounter along the way.

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Applicants must be currently enrolled or accepted in an accredited law school in the U.S.

 

 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS SCHOLARSHIP 

The Know Your Rights Scholarship for 2023 is an effort to spread awareness about individual rights. When individuals are not armed with specific knowledge about their individual rights, they run the risk of making self-incriminating statements during or after an arrest.  In a 750 word essay, discuss what you think should be done to increase awareness about individual rights and avoiding self-incrimination.

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Students must be currently enrolled in a graduate, or law program at an accredited university within the United States.
  2. Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

 

 

2024 CARE THROUGH THE AGES SCHOLARSHIP 
The Know Your Rights Scholarship for 2023 is an effort to spread awareness about individual rights. When individuals are not armed with specific knowledge about their individual rights, they run the risk of making self-incriminating statements during or after an arrest.  In a 750 word essay, discuss what you think should be done to increase awareness about individual rights and avoiding self-incrimination.

Eligibility/Application Requirements:

  1. Candidates for this scholarship should have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher and be in good overall academic standing.
  2. The scholarship is open to any graduate student for the 2022 semester or anyone going back to school.
  3. The candidate must submit a 750-1,000 word essay response to the prompt: discuss a time when you had to put the health of another or a loved one first, whether they were suffering from Alzheimer’s, dementia, or were at a time in their life where they just needed more help and support.  Discuss your experience with helping someone else, what life lessons were gained and how has it changed your outlook on life?
  4. The candidate must submit a resumé that lists their up-to-date contact information and experiences, both professional and academic.
  5. The candidate must submit a transcript from their current school.  Graduate students, or individuals who have recently transferred schools may submit an unofficial transcript from their current school, as well as the most recent official transcript from their prior school.  Returning students must also submit proof of acceptance to their college or university.
  • Deadline: 08/31/2024 *To be eligible for this scholarship, candidates must email their full application (including the essay, resumé, and transcript) to info@romanosumner.com  Any applications sent after this date will not be considered.  Scholarship applications should be sent with the subject line “Romano & Sumner – 2023 Care Throughout the Ages Scholarship Application.”
  • Awards: $1000
  • Website:  Click here to access the 2023 Care Through the Ages Scholarship website 
  • Keywords: Admit, L1, L2, L3, Essay, GPA Requirement, Helping Others with Health Issues, Alzheimer’s, Dementia

 

 

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’s issues, financial need, and to Orange County.  All who qualify are encouraged to apply!

Diversity Bar Stipend Award

OCWLA Foundation awards a $1,000 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. All who qualify are encouraged to apply!

 

 

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.

 

 

PATH TO SUCCESS SCHOLARSHIP 

For this scholarship, Jan Dils Attorneys at Law wants to hear what your goals in life are and who helped you get started achieving them. The Path to Success Scholarship asks high school seniors, undergraduate and graduate students to apply by submitting a 1,000-word essay about the person or people who helped you start your journey down the right road. 

 

 

2023 OFAC Law Group Eco-Friendly Scholarship

 OFAC Law Group is proud to announce the OFAC Law Group Eco-Friendly Scholarship. This scholarship will award $500 to a deserving student who has coherently shared ideas for how to best volunteer time to improve the environment or has already completed effective examples for others to follow. To apply, submit a 1,000-word essay providing a well-thought-out example(s) of how to improve the environment through activism, or an example(s) you have already enacted. 

 

 

“GO WITH EXPERIENCE” SCHOLARSHIP

The “Go with Experience” Scholarship, offered annually by Gerling Law, seeks to celebrate the positive educational experiences of students. Three recipients will be chosen, each receiving a $500 scholarship. To apply, students must craft a compelling blog post reflecting on a significant challenge or failure they’ve encountered and how it has influenced their personal growth. Original digital media, such as images and videos, are encouraged. Applicants must be high school seniors accepted to or enrolled in a university, college, or trade school, and submissions must meet certain criteria, including a minimum 500-word blog post and proof of enrollment.

 

 

GROTH & ASSOCIATE SURVIVORS SPEAK: MOVING FORWARD THROUGH HARDSHIP SCHOLARSHIP 

Groth & Associates is thrilled to announce its new scholarship, “Survivors Speak: Moving Forward Through Hardship,” offering $1,000 to a dedicated student who has overcome significant challenges.  The application process involves submitting a 30 to 60-second video describing a personal hardship and the steps taken to overcome it, along with an unofficial transcript and proof of enrollment/acceptance. The deadline for applications is July 15, 2024.

 

 

KUSH ARORA FEDERAL JUSTICE REFORM SCHOLARSHIP

To help students achieve their goals and further bolster the system he so proudly serves, Attorney Arora has established the Kush Arora Federal Justice Reform Scholarship. This scholarship will award $500 to a deserving student who has demonstrated a thoughtful, well-reasoned view of whether certain laws and criminal justice policies are just or unjust.

 

 

2023 American Public Service Scholarship

As a way to help encourage the next generation of public servants throughout the nation, Walter Clark Legal Group is proud to announce a scholarship opportunity open to eligible students nationwide. This $1,000 scholarship award will be granted to two students who best exemplify what it means to be a public servant and answer the essay prompt to demonstrate their commitment to helping others. Be sure to outline your career aspirations, motivations, and how you will contribute as a public servant.

 

 

2023 Juvenile Justice Scholarship

The Law Offices of Mark Sherman, based in Stamford, Connecticut, is pleased to announce the renewal of the firm’s Juvenile Justice Scholarship for 2023. The scholarship will award $1,000 to one student who has an interest in working with young people who have been convicted of a crime and sent to jail. Applicants must be enrolled in college, graduate school, or be a GED holder who is about to attend college. Applicants must also have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and have an interest in serving underrepresented communities.

 

 

2023 Good Samaritan Scholarship

To show their appreciation for everyday heroes in our community, the Connecticut Domestic Violence Information Center is proud to once again offer the Good Samaritan Scholarship for 2023. This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student who exemplifies the characteristics that are embodied by a good samaritan. The Good Samaritan Scholarship is open to all undergraduate, graduate, and law school students, as well as incoming first-year students. Applicants must be enrolled at an accredited U.S. educational institution. The candidate must be in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

 

 

2024 Gideon Asen Perseverance Scholarship

The 2024 Gideon Asen Perseverance Scholarship is for students that have suffered birth injuries or childhood injuries. To apply for this scholarship, we ask that you share in a 750-1,000 word essay how your birth/childhood injury has presented challenges in your life and how you overcame those challenges to be where you are today, pursuing a college degree. This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one student who best articulates their perseverance in the face of life’s challenges to help with their education costs. 

 

 

2023 See Something Say Something Scholarship

The Law Office of Bill Nettles is asking applicants to describe a time they spoke up about an injustice they witnessed in their own lives and what resulted from them speaking up. Applicants may also reflect on what they learned from their experience and how to encourage others to speak up against injustices in the future. The candidate must submit a 750-1,000 word essay response to the prompt: Describe a time when you spoke up against injustice you witnessed and what resulted from speaking up, in addition to submitting their professional resumé and transcript. 

 

 

2024 Recognizing Public Servants Scholarship

 Through the 2024 Recognizing Public Servants Scholarship, attorney David Benowitz would like to give students the opportunity to share their thoughts on the vital role played by public servants in our communities. Students are asked to compose a 750-1,000 word essay discussing the importance of public servants and public service in our society, focusing on the crucial role of public defenders within our legal system. Showcase your understanding of why public servants, especially public defenders, are essential pillars of justice and equitable access to the law. The scholarship will award $1,000 to the student who expresses their thoughts with insight and creativity on the importance of public servants and their work. 

 

 

2024 Right to Read Scholarship

The 2023 Right to Read Scholarship is asking high school seniors, undergraduate, graduate, and vocational students to apply to their scholarship by submitting a 750-1,000 word essay, explaining their stance on the following questions: Is it ever justifiable to ban literature? The prohibition of books goes against our freedom of expression and limits our ability to make judgments and beliefs of our own. Do you think it’s okay to censor publications? Why or Why Not?

 

 

2023 First Generation Scholarship

The attorneys at the Godoy Law Office Immigration Lawyers are passionate about assisting immigrant and refugee families to achieve the American Dream, which is why we want to give back to first-generation immigrants or the child of a first-generation immigrant through The 2023 First Generation Scholarship. We hope to empower first-generation U.S. college students and celebrate their individuality by awarding them $1,000 to continue their education.

 

 

2024 Right to Privacy Scholarship

The Law Offices of Leifert & Leifert is committed to giving back by helping young people achieve their full academic potential so they can then have a positive impact within their community and those around them. To promote this idea we have created the Leifert & Leifert Right to Privacy Scholarship, which will award $1,000 to the candidate who can best discuss whether or not those who have been arrested have a greater right to privacy versus the public’s right to know and view all of the details surrounding their arrest. More specifically, does mug shot publication and general access to the public outweigh any potential violations of invasion of privacy interests of individuals who have been arrested?

 

 

 

Pioneering Women Scholarship

 The Florida Probate & Family Law Firm Pioneering Women Scholarship winner will be awarded $1,000, intended to assist with college education costs and support those striving to achieve their dreams. Applicants must submit a well-written essay of 750 to 1,000 words discussing the experience of being the first female in your family to attend college and how that shapes your goals, aspirations, and future. To be eligible, female students must be enrolled or planning to attend an accredited community college, undergraduate, or graduate program in the United States.

 

 

Clean Energy Experts Scholarship

 Clean Energy Experts is offering a generous scholarship grant for college students who aspire to be exceptional. We are looking for academically excellent students/enrollees seeking a better education who are currently or will soon be enrolled in any in the field of Environmental Studies related program, major in Environmental Sciences, or other related studies. The scholarship is designed to support and encourage individuals passionate about preserving the environment and promoting sustainable practices. The Clean Energy Experts Scholarship program offers a single $1,000 grant to assist with educational expenses, such as tuition, textbooks, computer equipment, housing, and other related expenses to the recipient’s studies. Eligible applicants are undergraduate students attending an accredited college or university in the United States and planning to be enrolled in classes during 2023.

 

 

Gerber & Holder Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Scholarship Essay Competition

Gerber & Holder Workers’ Compensation Attorneys, a top-rated Atlanta workers’ compensation law firm, is proud to support students of all ages and background(s) in their pursuit of higher education. The attorneys at Gerber & Holder Workers’ Compensation offer this privately funded scholarship to help create opportunity for the next generation of Americans. Interested students should submit a thoughtful 300-500 word essay in response to the following prompt:

Georgia law provides employers with an ultimate defense to a workers’ compensation claim in the event they can prove that an injured worker shows willful misconduct in their on the job actions, such as wanton and reckless disregard for safety procedures; however, there is no ability in Georgia for an injured worker to sue his employer in tort if they are injured on the job due to gross negligence. Should an employee be allowed to sue an employer in certain instances, should the willful misconduct exclusion be eliminated? Why or why not?

 

Oliver Law Office Scholarship for Students 

Oliver Law Office in Dublin & Columbus, Ohio is pleased and excited to offer an annual scholarship opportunity to promote the education of law and law-related studies.  The annual scholarship consists of $1,000 and will be awarded to at least one student in the Fall of each year. The scholarship is available upon application for eligible students who are enrolled in either undergraduate or law school with a focus in either pre-law or related fields, and with an ultimate goal of attending law school.  The scholarship is also available for incoming first-year law students enrolled in an accredited college or university.

 

The Brett McCandlis Brown & Conner Scholarship for 2024

The attorneys at Brett McCandlis Brown & Conner are pleased to announce The Brett McCandlis Brown & Conner Scholarship for 2024. The scholarship will award $1000 to a law school student. Applicants must be currently enrolled or accepted in an accredited law school in the United States. The application includes a 300-400 words essay on the following topic: Describe a change you would like to make in the world. Tell us about how you would plan to make that change, and what obstacles you might encounter along the way. 

 

The Party Headphones Scholarship Program

The Party Headphones Scholarship offers a single $1000 award for students who demonstrate a commitment to excellence and exceptional performance. There are no GPA requirements or application forms needed. This scholarship program is available to both undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in accredited colleges and universities in the United States, as well as high school seniors who will be starting their college education.

 

 

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 3L 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.

 

 

The Power of Volunteer Work Scholarship

DiBella Law Offices invites incoming and current college students to apply for its “The Power of Volunteer Work” Scholarship ahead of the 2024/2025 academic year. This scholarship promises $1,000 to a student who can demonstrate a history of commendable volunteer work that’s changed how they view their professional future.

 

The ChapmanAlbin Law School Scholarship 

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 200-300 word essay answering the following prompt: You just finished your autobiography about your legal career. Submit the first page of your autobiography (how you got to where you are now in your legal career) and your last page (where you want to eventually end up one day).

 

The Power of Online Communities Scholarship 

Richmond Vona, LLC, wants the next generation of attorneys and legal professionals to stay on top of developments within and around the field. With that in mind, the firm has pioneered its “The Power of Online Communities” Scholarship. This $1,000 scholarship encourages students to think critically about how online communities have impacted the field of law. 

 

The Ashby Thelen Lowry Scholarship 

Ashby Thelen Lowry is pleased to announce their annual scholarship available to students anticipating attending school in the fall of 2024 as either a pre-law undergraduate or first-year law students. The $1,000 scholarship is intended to help defray expenses for students that have been accepted into a school anywhere in the United States.

 

The Hollingsworth Law Firm Legal Scholarship 

Hollingsworth Law Firm is proud to offer the Legal Scholarship. This $1,000 annual scholarship is designed to help defray the cost of education and related expenses and will be awarded to a student who has demonstrated academic achievement, moral decency, and legal aptitude. The Hollingsworth Law Firm Legal Scholarship recipient must be a US citizen, accepted to and attending an accredited undergraduate or law school.

 

 

Survivors Speak: Moving Forward Through Hardship Scholarship 

Groth & Associates invites undergraduate and graduate students throughout the United States to apply for its new scholarship, “Survivors Speak: Moving Forward Through Hardship.” This scholarship offers hard-working students the chance to talk about the challenges that have shaped them into the people they are today. The firm intends to award a dedicated and determined student $1,000 in financial support.

 

 

The Fair Divorce Legislation Scholarship

The attorneys at Moskowitz Law Group are excited to announce The Fair Divorce Legislation Scholarship. Our attorneys understand that divorce can be one of the most difficult emotional experiences someone goes through in their life, so we are dedicated to helping families overcome the challenges of divorce and making the process as painless as possible. 

Through this scholarship, the attorneys at Moskowitz Law Group would like to give students the opportunity to express their thoughts on divorce legislation. In a 750-1,000 word essay, discuss whether you believe divorce legislation in your state is fair. If so, explain your position. If not, discuss how you believe these laws can be reformed to provide solutions that reflect the best interests of all parties.

 

2024 Amy G Injury Firm Access to Education Scholarship

The Amy G Injury Firm has proudly awarded the Access to Education Scholarship for the past six years. Each year, $1,000 is awarded to the applicant who offers the most innovative and thought-provoking ideas for expanding access to higher education and a strong articulation as to why they believe that objective is so critically important to the future of our nation and the world. This scholarship is open to students presently enrolled in any course of study at an accredited degree program in the United States, whether a vocational program, community college, junior college, undergraduate, or graduate school. GED holders and soon-to-be high school graduates attending a college-level study program are also eligible for the award.

The best candidates for the scholarship are those who can eloquently describe their understanding of the role of higher education in our culture, how it can lead to the betterment of all segments of society, and how access to such programs can be expanded to be more inclusive of underrepresented groups.

 

2024 Public Spirit Scholarship

Addair Law is asking applicants to discuss their involvement in their community, any organizations they are involved in, and the academic value they have learned and/or gained from giving back to others. A $1,000 award will be given to the person who best demonstrates their involvement in their community and how it has affected them. 

 

Environmental Heroes Scholarship 

Maze Law Offices wants to highlight individuals and organizations  making valuable efforts to be environmentally friendly through the Environmental Heroes Scholarship! This $1,000 award will be given to the student that writes the best essay about their local environmental hero. 

 

2024 Smart Saving Scholarship 

The Gillman Bruton Capone Law Group understands the importance of financial stability. Through the 2024 Smart Saving Scholarship, one individual who has developed smart saving habits with will be awarded $1,000 towards their education. The 2024 Smart Saving Scholarship is intended to award a student who has learned the importance of saving and has come up with practical ways of saving in their daily life. Students are invited to share how they learned financial responsibility and any tips they would pass on to younger generations.

 

2024 Ability Scholarship

The Solution Now Law Firm has created the Ability Scholarship for students to share their experiences dealing with a disability and how they have overcome obstacles. This scholarship is open to students who have a disability, either internal or external, who can share their stories of how they use their situation as an advantage and turn their disability into a strength.

 

2024 Lowenthal & Abrams’ Hospital Safety Awareness Scholarship

Lowenthal & Abrams, Injury Attorneys would like to raise awareness about medical malpractice and make hospitals safer. Unfortunately, due to medical malpractice and negligence, people are injured at hospitals every year. Medical errors are a significant cause of death in the United States, as at least one in 20 patients are affected by preventable patient harm. Through this scholarship, we would like to discuss what to do to improve conditions. Raising awareness is the first step in making hospitals safer for all of us. The medical malpractice lawyers at Lowenthal & Abrams, Injury Attorneys, want to bring attention to hospital safety – and discuss solutions to the issue.

That’s where you come in – we want to hear your ideas, and the student who has the best idea will receive a $1,000 check to put towards their education! Consider a time when you or a family member were in the hospital. What were some things you experienced, and did you have any ideas on improving the current system? We are offering a scholarship to the student who best answers the question: “What law or laws would you create to make hospitals safer?” 

 

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