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 Boalt Hall, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720-7220. Please include the student ID (if possible), term/s for which the scholarship is intended, and the student’s full name with any check to prevent significant delays in processing. 



 Scholarships by amount:

$10,000 and over

$5,000 to $9,000

$1,500 to $4,500

$500 to $1,000



$10,000 and over

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.

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.

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.

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.

ARNOLD & PORTER LLP – DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP

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

 ONEIDA HIGHER EDUCATION

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

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

P.E.O. INTERNATIONAL PEACE SCHOLARSHIP FUND

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

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

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


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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.

The application for the 2019 Fellowship, which will be for the 2019-2020 academic year is now open

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

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

  • Deadline: 11/01/2018 at 2:00 pm ET. No exceptions. 
  • Awards: up to $90,000;
  • Website: https://www.pdsoros.org/apply
  • Keywords: international immigrant entering 1l 2l paul daisy soros new americans

HARVEY FELLOWS PROGRAM

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

SIDLEY DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION SCHOLARSHIP

Sidley Austin LLP will grant a $20,000 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.

AKIN GUMP/ROBERT STRAUSS DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP

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

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

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

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.

LLOYD M. JOHNSON, JR. SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) is now accepting applications for its Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship Program (LMJ Scholarship) from diverse individuals entering an ABA accredited  law school as full-time first-year law students in the 2018–2019 academic school year. Established in 2004, the LMJ Scholarship Program seeks to nurture the academic and professional careers of outstanding law students and advance the diversity pipeline to the legal profession.

To be eligible for the LMJ Scholarship, students must:

  • Be accepted into an ABA-accredited U.S. law school for a full-time Juris Doctorate program.
  • Have earned an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher.
  • Be financially disadvantaged and have completed the FAFSA. (If you cannot complete the FAFSA it will not necessarily render you ineligible, please contact us at 855-670-ISTS or contactus@applyists.com. This will only pertain to  DACA/DAPA students.)
  • Have an interest in corporate law, including an interest in working in a corporate law department and/or law firm.
  • Have an interest in diversity and inclusion.
  • Demonstrate community service and leadership qualities.

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.

Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship Program (LMJ Scholarship)

$10,000 Scholarships For Incoming First-Year Law Students
The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) is now accepting applications for its Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship Program (LMJ Scholarship) from diverse individuals entering an ABA-accredited law school as full-time first-year law students in the 2018-19 academic school year. Established in 2004, the LMJ Scholarship seeks to nurture the academic and professional careers of outstanding law students and advance the diversity pipeline to the legal profession. To date, MCCA has awarded over $3.1 million in scholarships to nearly 200 diverse men and women. This year, MCCA will award up to 10 scholarships. The deadline to apply has been extended to August 31, 2018. Apply today!

JUDGE JOHN R. BROWN AWARD

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

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

WORGUL LAW FIRM SCHOLARSHIP

The Pittsburgh DUI attorneys at the Worgul Law Firm are proud to be announcing an exciting scholarship opportunity in the amount of $10,000 to help a deserving student accomplish educational goals.

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

LATHAM & WATKINS – 2L DIVERSITY SCHOLARS PROGRAM

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

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

  • Opens: May 2018
  • Awards: $10,000
  • Website: https://www.lw.com/AboutUs/Diversity/2l
  • Keywords: african asian disabled female hispanic latino jewish lgbt lesbian gay bisexual transgender native 1l latham and watkins diversity

EARL WARREN SCHOLARSHIP

 The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. is pleased to offer “Earl Warren Scholarship” to rising law students. College graduates who are enrolled in the final year of college/university or first-year law student are welcome to apply. The scholarship is intended to support the careers of law students dedicated to advancing the cause of racial justice.

All recipients meet the following criteria are eligible to apply:

  • The applicant must be U. S. citizen.
  • College graduate; enrolled in the final year of college/university, or first-year law student.
  • Record of academic achievement.
  • Demonstrated and ongoing commitment to racial justice and civil rights.

BAR ASSOCIATION OF SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA MINORITY LAW STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS

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

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

ZELLE DIVERSITY IN LAW SCHOLARSHIP

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 2018.  The Scholarship is designed to encourage and assist students from diverse backgrounds and with diverse perspectives, as well as students with a proven interest in diversity-related issues, in pursuing the law as a profession.  Applicants also must either (1) be a member of a population or group whose background and perspectives are historically underrepresented in the private practice of law; or (2) demonstrate a long-standing commitment to diversity that will be furthered by award of the scholarship. Selection considerations will include but not be limited to: academic performance, writing skills, demonstrated leadership skills, an interest in litigation (including antitrust and insurance litigation), financial need, and a desire to practice in one of the cities where Zelle maintains an office.

“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. Abraham Lincoln was a self-taught lawyer who became known for his astute mediating and peacemaking skills in a young America. Nelson Mandela made his mark on the legal profession by providing access to justice for all. One lawyer really can change the world.

How will you make your impact as a lawyer? It’s time to tell the world.

BARBRI Law Preview and the American Bar Association recognize that getting a legal education can be an expensive journey. For this reason, we have partnered to offer one hard-working law student a $10,000 scholarship to help pay for the first year of law school.

This year, two lucky first year law students will have the opportunity to make their mark on the world. In addition to the $10,000 scholarship award, we are pleased to offer a second scholarship in the amount of $5,000.

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS BAR ASSOCIATION FOUNDATION LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA) Foundation Law School Scholarship is awarded to law students in their second or third year. The FCBA Foundation Law School Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to rising second or third year students currently enrolled in
accredited law schools in the United States who have a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in communications law.

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

ABA LEGAL OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP FUND

The mission of the ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund is to encourage racial and ethnic minority students to apply to law school and to provide financial assistance to ensure that these students have the opportunity to attend law school for three years. The ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund will award $5,000 of financial assistance annually to each scholarship recipient attending an ABA accredited law school. An award made to an entering first year student may be renewable for two additional years, resulting in financial assistance totaling $15,000 during his or her time in law school. Although each recipient will need to re-apply for the scholarship in his or her second and third year, the expectation is that the scholarship will be renewed each year if satisfactory performance in law school has been achieved, the student is otherwise eligible, and funding is available.
In addition to whether the applicant is a member of a racial and/or ethnic minority that has been underrepresented in the leg al profession, the applicant’s financial need; personal, family, and educational background; personal statement; and participation in community service activities will be considered in selecting the recipients of the ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarships. It is important for every applicant to complete all portions of the application. Financial information for the applicant and his or her parents is required to evaluate the applicant’s financial need. A committee of ABA members will select the recipients. The decisions of the committee are final.

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.

DAVIS-PUTTER SCHOLARSHIP FUND

The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund provides grants to students actively working for peace and justice. These need-based scholarships are awarded to those able to do academic work at the university level and who are part of the progressive movement on the campus and in the community.

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

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.

KRIST LAW FIRM, P.C. NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP

Having built its success on integrity and ethical work, bringing trial-worthy preparation to each of its cases, and having the financial resources to build winning cases, The Krist Law Firm, P.C. is paying it forward by sponsoring an annual scholarship of $10,000 to award an individual student the financial resources to accomplish their educational goals and prepare for future career aspirations.

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 2018. The deadline for filing the enclosed application with the Rhode Island Bar Foundation is March 30, 2018. Forms are also available on our website: www.ribar.com<http://www.ribar.com>. Please encourage potential applicants to contact me if they have any questions.

For the academic year 2018 – 2019, the Foundation intends to grant two scholarships in the amount of $20,000.00 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.

DEFENSE RESEARCH INSTITUTE DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP

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

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

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

  • Deadline: 03/30/2018
  • Awards: $10,000
  • Website: https://www.dri.org/
  • Keywords: african asian female hispanic latino native 1l 2l dri diversity defense

FALIK FAMILY FELLOWSHIP

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

AMERICAN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW EDUCATION FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

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

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

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

FARELLA BRAUN + MARTEL LLP DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP

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

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

ABA LEGAL OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP FUND

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

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

BRIDGING THE DREAM – SALLIE MAE SCHOLARSHIP

Four prospective or current graduate students will each be awarded a $20,000 scholarship for sharing their stories about what led them to graduate school.1

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN (AAUW) FELLOWSHIPS

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

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

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

MARK T. BANNER SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship recipients will be selected by the Mark T. Banner Scholarship review board based on the following criteria:

  • Commitment to the pursuit of a career in IP law. An ability to demonstrate commitment to the pursuit of a career in intellectual property law is an essential requirement.
  • Commitment, qualities and actions toward ethics, civility and professionalism.
  • Academic merit (undergraduate, graduate and law school).
  • Written and oral communication skills determined in part through a telephone interview for finalists.
  • Leadership qualities and community involvement.
  • Member of a historically underrepresented group in IP law (including race, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation and disability). The applicant should discuss how diversity has impacted his or her pursuit of a career in IP law and how the applicant has faced and overcome the challenges associated therewith. Diversity is considered, but is one element among several in the award decision.
  • Deadline: 12/08/2018
  • Awards: $10,000
  • Application Form: http://www.linninn.org/Pages/PDF/2018_application.pdf
  • Website: http://www.linninn.org/Pages/scholarship.shtml
  • Keywords: intellectual property 1L 2L 3L

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

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

LA RAZA LAWYERS CHARITABLE FOUNDATION SANTA CLARA COUNTY

The La Raza Lawyers Charitable Foundation, working in conjunction with the Santa Clara County La Raza Lawyers Association, is pleased to announce the availability of the 2017 Law Student Scholarship Application. Since 1998, these grants have been awarded to Bay Area law students whose contributions to and activities in the community have encouraged and advanced the social, cultural, economic and legal equality of the underserved and underprivileged, especially those in the Latino/a community.

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION: For 2017 only, the Charitable Foundation will award one scholarship for $20,000.00. The Charitable Foundation will also award up to three scholarship grants in the amount of $5,000.00 each. Additional smaller scholarships may be awarded depending on available funds. Your application makes you eligible for all scholarships and any other awards.

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

NAACP EARL WARREN LEGAL TRAINING PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIP, INC.

The Earl Warren Scholarship is awarded to students (entering their first or second year of full-time legal study at an accredited law school) who are dedicated to civil rights and public interest work. Successful applicants show outstanding community service, exceptional academic records, and strong recommendations.

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

FREDRIKSON & BYRON FOUNDATION MINORITY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

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

2017 AABA LAW FOUNDATION THE GARRICK S. LEW LEGACY FUND SCHOLARSHIP

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

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$5,000 to $9,000

MORGAN & MORGAN FOR THE PEOPLE SCHOLARSHIP

Applicants will submit an essay addressing the following question:
Discuss a cause you’re passionate about and how you would further pursue supporting it in your legal career.

The essay must be between 800 and 1,000 words.

MARK T. BANNER SCHOLARSHIP

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 2019 are eligible to apply for the Mark T. Banner Scholarship. 

Selection Criteria

Scholarship recipients will be selected by the Mark T. Banner Scholarship review board based on the following criteria:

  • Commitment to the pursuit of a career in IP law. An ability to demonstrate commitment to the pursuit of a career in intellectual property law is an essential requirement.
  • Commitment, qualities and actions toward ethics, civility and professionalism.
  • Academic merit (undergraduate, graduate and law school).
  • Written and oral communication skills determined in part through a telephone interview for finalists.
  • Leadership qualities and community involvement.
  • Member of a historically underrepresented group in IP law (including race, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation and disability). The applicant should discuss how diversity has impacted his or her pursuit of a career in IP law and how the applicant has faced and overcome the challenges associated therewith. Diversity is considered, but is one element among several in the award decision.

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 2017-2018 Law School Scholarship is open to all students who are enrolled full-time at an accredited United States law school in the 2017-2018 academic school year and are completing their first law degree. Applicants are evaluated based on four main factors: 1) personal background and financial need; 2) academic and extracurricular achievement; 3) demonstrated commitment to serving the Latino community, shown through academic, extracurricular, or professional record of service; and 4) future plans to advance the rights of Latinos.

ATTORNEY KEN NUGENT SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible for our scholarship contest, you must be: a legal US resident, and a current law student at an accredited U.S. law school.

Proof of enrollment must be provided. We will accept digital scans of the following as a valid proof of enrollment via email attachment with your application:

  • Unofficial transcript (Applicant must submit by mail an un-opened copy of official transcripts if elected as a finalist).
  • Official enrollment verification form
  • Acceptance letter on school letterhead
Please use the following link to complete and submit your application: https://attorneykennugent.wufoo.com/forms/kenneth-s-nugent-legal-scholarship-contest/
As part of the application there is a 500 word essay.  Please explain why you have chosen to enter the Legal Field.

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.

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.

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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PATRICIA HERRON AND THE HONORABLE ELLEN JAMES SCHOLARSHIP

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

SONOMA COUNTY WOMEN IN LAW SCHOLARSHIP – SCWiL

SCWiL awards a scholarship, which this year will be between $5,000 and $7,500, to a deserving law student from a Northern California law school who demonstrates an interest in promoting women’s access to, and involvement in, the legal system. The qualifications include: (1) ties to Sonoma County; (2) completion of a minimum of one year of law school; (3) a record of academic achievement; and (4) demonstrated commitment to increasing women’s access to legal services, and/or involvement in, the practice of law. The applicant gets to interpret what “ties to Sonoma County” means, and the SCWiL Board will decide if those ties are sufficient for award of the Scholarship. The application deadline is September 1, 2018.

MARIN COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION LEGAL EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP

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

MICHAEL F. O’DONNELL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

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

10,000 DEGREES – LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is available to current law school students who have graduated from a Marin or Sonoma County high school or have live in Marin or Sonoma County for at least 3 years.

LOS DEFENSORES LATINO LAW SCHOLARSHIP

Latino lawyers account for roughly only 6% of the total 170,044 lawyers practicing in California. To combat this statistic and empower Latinos to continue on the journey of becoming legal defenders of the Latino community, Los Defensores is offering this scholarship. Minimum GPA 3.0 in law school or undergrad if in first year of law school and intent to service the Latino community as a lawyer.

We will only consider applicants who submit a complete application. Award winners will be contacted via email. Preference will be given to students of Latino heritage.

Application Checklist:

  • 2018 Los Defensores Law Student Application
  • Current resume
  • Transcripts for undergrad and law school (official only)
  • Personal statement
  • 1 letter of recommendation from someone in the legal community
  • 500 word law-related blog on topic of your choosing

For any questions, please contact Cynthia Casarez at ccasarez@walkeradvertising.com.

KABANC FOUNDATION’S 2018 BAR STUDY SCHOLARSHIP

The Korean American Bar Association of Northern California (KABANC) is pleased to announce the 2017 Bar Study Scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded by the KABANC Foundation to a qualified class of 2018 or 2019 law student or graduate from a law school in Northern California planning to take the July 2018, February 2019, or July 2019 California Bar Examination. The scholarship amount will be up to $5,000.

  • Deadline: 08/13/2018
  • Awards: $5,000
  • Application Link: https://www.kabanc.com/
  • Keywords: 2l 3l graduate korean bar association

CAROLE BAILEY SCHOLARSHIP

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

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

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

ANKIN LAW OFFICE COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP

Ankin Law understands the financial challenges college students face. As such, we are pleased to announce a $5,000.00 scholarship to an undergraduate or law school student of need who submits the best essay addressing the topic below:

Submit an essay (maximum 400 words) on the following topic: What effect will driverless-car technology have on personal injury automobile cases? Citations, logical proofs, and sound reasoning are welcome. The winner of the scholarship will be chosen based on the quality of the applicant’s essay submission and the accuracy with which they followed the instructions.

COGBURN LAW OFFICES ADVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP

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

THE LUU-NG FAMILY TRUST SCHOLARSHIP IN HONOR OF HAI VINH LUU AND MAY THI DANG

Vietnamese-American law students enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school for the 2018-2019 academic year are eligible for The Luu-Ng Family Trust Scholarship and The NCVAA/VABA-GA Law Scholarship. Applicants should demonstrate academic excellence, commitment to the public interest, and service to underprivileged communities. Proof of enrollment is required. Select winners qualify for only one award. Priority consideration will be given to applicants exhibiting the greatest levels of financial need.

The Luu-Ng Family Trust Scholarship and The NCVAA/VABA-GA Law Scholarship will be presented at the 12th Annual National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys in Atlanta, Georgia, on August 3-4, 2018. The Scholarship recipients will receive a complimentary invitation but is not required to attend or participate in the Conference.

Applicants must submit:
1) A law school transcript or the most recent transcript from an undergraduate institution,
2) A letter/document from an ABA-accredited law school as proof of enrollment for the 2018-2019 academic year,
3) A resume,
4) A 500-word, open-ended topic, and
5) OPTIONAL: A letter of recommendation attesting to the applicant’s commitment to the public interest

 
Please email all materials and questions to ncvaa2018@gmail.com.
  • Deadline: 07/01/2018
  • Awards: $5,000
  • Contact Email: ncvaa2018@gmail.com
  • Keywords: 1l 2l 3 public service vietnamese american

KENNETH  S. NUGENT,  PC LEGAL SCHOLARSHIP

Kenneth S. Nugent, P. C. is a personal injury law firm that has been practicing for over 30 years in Georgia. Our dedicated staff and team of attorneys are committed to helping victims and their families the justice that they deserve. We are excited to announce that we are offering a legal scholarship for qualified applicants. Must be a legal US resident and a current law student at an accredited U.S. law school.

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.

CALIFORNIA BAR FOUNDATION – 1L DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP

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

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

M. KATHERINE BAIRD DARMER EQUALITY SCHOLARSHIP FUND

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

WALKER ADVERTISING LATINO SCHOLARSHIP

The mission of Walker Advertising is to provide the community access to exceptional attorneys. While the Latino population (37%) in California continues to grow, only 4% of California lawyers are Latinos. To combat this statistic and empower Latinos to continue on the journey of becoming legal defenders of the Latino community, Walker Advertising is offering this scholarship. A minimum of GPA 3.0 in law school or undergrad if in first year of law school is required and intent to service the Latino community as a lawyer.

ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN JUDGES’ SCHOLARSHIP

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

RAYMOND L. OCAMPO JR. FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

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

JOE MOROZUMI SCHOLARSHIP

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

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

AABA LAW FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

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, 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.

STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA FOUNDATION AND AABA 3L DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship opportunity is for a 3L student who plans to sit for the July 2017 California Bar Exam and is for a 3L student committed to community service or public interest work for the Asian Pacific American (APA) community or other underrepresented communities; demonstrates leadership in the APA community; demonstrates financial need; and shows commitment to the Northern California Bay Area. By alleviating the costs associated with taking the California Bar Exam, the 3L Diversity Scholarship addresses a critical financial need for many aspiring diverse public interest lawyers.

AABA LAW FOUNDATION LAW STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP 

FILIPINO BAR ASSOCIATION OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA FOUNDATION LEGAL SCHOLARSHIPS

This scholarship is available for enrolling or enrolled law school students who demonstrate strong academic achievement and interest in serving the Filipino-American community.

JEWISH FAMILY AND CHILDREN’S SERVICES

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

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

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR JUSTICE (AAJ) RICHARD D. HAILEY LAW STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

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

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

AAJ WOMEN FOR JUSTICE EDUCATION FUND’S MIKE EIDSON SCHOLARSHIP

The Mike Eidson Scholarship Fund was established by the AAJ Women for Justice Education Fund in 2008, in honor of AAJ Past President Mike Eidson whose vision and generosity inspired it.

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

ACCESS TO JUSTICE ESSAY CONTEST

The question for this year’s annual Hogan/Smoger Access to Justice Essay Contest is on “Class Actions and Environmental Law”

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

ALLEN E. BROUSSARD SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarships available to minority law students attending San Francisco Bay Area law schools, based on academic performance, community service and financial need.

CALIFORNIA WOMEN LAWYERS FOUNDATION NANCY E. O’MALLEY SCHOLARSHIP

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

GEORGE H. NOFER SCHOLARSHIP FOR LAW AND PUBLIC POLICY

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

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

  • Deadline: 04/13/2018
  • Awards: up to $5,000
  • Website: http://www.agbell.org/Nofer-Scholarship
  • Keywords: ca california midwest northeast southern disabled entering 1l 2l 3l graduate nofer public policy hearing impaired

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.

FCBA LAW SCHOOL SUMMER INTERNSHIP STIPEND

This program provides stipends of up to $5,000 to outstanding law students employed as unpaid summer interns in positions with the FCC and other federal, state and local government agencies with a connection to the communications industry (/i.e., / broadcasting, cable, information technology, television, telephony, satellite, and wireless).

2017 FRAN KANDEL PUBLIC INTEREST GRANT

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

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

2017 LAW SCHOOL SUMMER STIPEND PROGRAM

The program provides stipends of up to $5,000 to outstanding law students employed as unpaid summer interns in positions with the FCC and other Federal, state, and local government agencies with a connection to the communications industry (i.e., broadcasting, cable television, telephony, satellite, wireless, information technology, Internet, mobile, etc…). To the extent a recipient receives funding from other sources (e.g., school) for the unpaid internship, the FCBA Foundation’s general policy is to adjust its stipend award so that a recipient’s total funding for the internship does not exceed $7,000. In addition, the Foundation will select one outstanding intern among those chosen to receive an additional stipend for the summer—the “Max Paglin Award.” Mr. Paglin was the former General Counsel and Executive Director of the FCC, and the founder of the Golden Jubilee Commission on Telecommunications, which compiled a definitive legislative history of the Communications Act.

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

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.

CALIFORNIA BAR FOUNDATION DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP

The California Bar Association believes that a state as diverse as California needs a justice system led by advocates of all ethnicities and races.By supporting the brightest lawyers of tomorrow as they begin their pursuit of a legal career, we eliminate the roadblocks that exist between them and success. California Bar Exam-related costs as well as living expenses while studying for the exam can add thousands of dollars to a law school graduate’s debt burden. Scholarship applicants will be notified of decisions in April 2018.

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.

  • Deadline: 02/09/2018
  • Awards: $4,000
  • Website: Please email the application materials to Elinor Levine at ccs@berkeley.edu
  • Keywords: current student, 1L

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.

DONALD W. BANNER DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP FOR LAW STUDENTS

Banner & Witcoff is proud to offer the 2018 Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship for law students. This scholarship is part of Banner & Witcoff’s commitment to fostering the development of intellectual property lawyers from diverse backgrounds.

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

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

PATRICIA HERRON AND THE HONORABLE ELLEN JAMES SCHOLARSHIP

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

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

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

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

CONGRESSIONAL HISPANIC CAUCUS INSTITUTE SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

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

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

PUERTO RICAN BAR ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

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

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

  • Deadline: 07/15/2017
  • Awards: up to $5,000
  • Website: http://www.prba.net/
  • Keywords: northeast hispanic latino 1l 2l

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

In furtherance of Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete’s steadfast commitment to diversity, we are proud to announce the Commitment to Diversity Scholarship.  The selected recipient will receive a $5,000 scholarship to be used towards tuition, books and other education related expenses.  In order to be considered for the scholarship, interested individuals must submit a completed application, which will be available at constangy.com no later than midnight on October 31, 2016.  Each applicant must (1) be in his/her second year of law school at an accredited institution located in one of the states in which the firm has an office; (2) have a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.0 at the time of application; and, (3) submit the completed application, to include a description of the applicant’s current activities that demonstrate a commitment to diversity in law school or the legal profession and a brief description of how the applicant has overcome obstacles to reach his or her goals. Any applications, or pieces of information required as part of the application process, received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

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

Eligibility:

  • Must be the first in your family to attend law school
  • Law student currently attending an accredited law school in the U.S.
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident; 18 years or older

PATENT BAR PREPARATION SCHOLARSHIP

Chhabra Law Firm is a boutique intellectual property law firm in the San Francisco Bay Area. The firm has been providing one scholarship for students interested in preparing for the patent bar since 2015. Each year a different subject is selected.Chhabra® Law Firm announces a $1,750 scholarship towards any recognized patent bar preparation course (e.g., PLI) for a qualified student.

To qualify you need to:

-Be a student (or have been admitted) at an ABA-approved law school
-Have a Bachelors degree in any field of Science or Engineering with a GPA of at least 3.4
-Be a US Citizen or permanent resident
-Apply before the deadline of November 30, 2018

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”.

PATENT BAR PREPARATION SCHOLARSHIP

Chhabra Law Firm announces a $1,500 scholarship towards any recognized patent bar preparation course (e.g., PLI) for a qualified student.
To qualify you need to:

-Be a student (or have been admitted) at an ABA-approved law school
-Have a Bachelors degree in any field of Science or Engineering with a GPA of at least 3.4
-Be a US Citizen or permanent resident
-Apply before the deadline of July 28, 2017

To apply, please write an essay (5,000 word limit) about the public policy related to patent law and click here to begin the application process. One award will be granted per year.

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.

PROVIDENT LAW SCHOOL AND PRE LAW SCHOLARSHIP

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

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?

REEVES LAW GROUP ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP

America has a superb justice system, but it could use more exceptional individuals with passion for improving the conditions of the less fortunate through the legal system. For the Reeves Law Group’s Sixth Annual Scholarship Contest, we are again pleased to support a future lawyer who demonstrates through past, current and expected future deeds a genuine commitment to serve the less-fortunate.

BERLIKLAW FUTURE VIRGINIA LAWYER SCHOLARSHIP

BerlikLaw, LLC, is pleased to announce the Future Virginia Lawyer Scholarship for the 2016-2017 school year. The scholarship is intended to provide both financial assistance and a bit of free publicity to talented, creative law students interested in practicing law in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Current law students interested in trial practice and litigation are especially encouraged to apply.

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

Requirements:

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

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 for the 2018 school year. The attorneys at GJEL understand the financial burdens law students go through when working towards their degrees and are providing this essay contest for eligible students.

There will be two $2,000 awards annually for this scholarship program. 1 winner will be announced on June 1, 2018 for the Fall Semester and on January 5, 2019 for the Spring Semester.

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

THE EXPERT INSTITUTE’S 2017 ANNUAL LEGAL WRITING SCHOLARSHIP

Clear, effective writing is the cornerstone of an exceptional lawyer, and a vital area of education for aspiring attorneys. While traditional forms of legal writing like case briefs and contracts endure, the internet has given legal professionals a new medium of communication that demands mastery as well. Blog posts are a new way for attorneys to educate and persuade, and to participate in a broader legal discourse with their peers. In recognition of the importance of online legal writing, The Expert Institute is offering a $2,000 scholarship for the best legal blog post written by a law student on the topic of expert witnesses.To be considered for the scholarship, you must submit a 1,500 to 2,500 word blog-style article on the use of expert witnesses in litigation through the online submission portal at the bottom of this page by December 31, 2017. If your article wins, you will receive a $2,000 scholarship. In addition, your article will be published on The Expert Institute’s blog and distributed in our weekly newsletter, where it will be read by thousands of practicing attorneys.

THE EXPERT INSTITUTE’S 2018 ANNUAL LEGAL WRITING SCHOLARSHIP

The Expert Institute is offering a $2,000 scholarship for the best legal blog post written by a law student on the topic of expert witnesses. To be considered for the scholarship, you must submit a 1,500 to 2,500 word blog-style article on the use of expert witnesses in litigation through the online submission portal. If your article wins, you will receive a $2,000 scholarship. In addition, your article will be published on The Expert Institute’s blog and distributed in our weekly newsletter, where it will be read by thousands of practicing attorneys.

DDR LAWYERS LEGAL SCHOLARSHIP

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

THE JAPANESE AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION

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

P.J.C. LINDFORS LEGAL STUDIES FUND

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

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.

JUSTICE HOLLIS G. BEST SCHOLARSHIP

The Best Scholarship is an annual award presented this year in the amount of $2,000, during the Spring 2019 semester. More than one scholar-ship may be awarded.

Each candidate must be a law student who has successfully completed at least one year of law school. Strong preference will be given to current residents of Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Stanislaus, Tulare or Tuolumne Counties. Primary considerations are academic achievement and the breadth and depth of the applicant’s extracurricular and community activities. Financial need and demonstrated leadership capabilities are also taken into consideration. Applications may be obtained through the law school’s Financial Aid Office or by mail/email from the Hollis G. Best Scholarship Committee. Completed applications should be returned by mail or email to the Hollis G. Best Scholarship Committee at the following:

Justice Hollis G. Best Scholarship Committee
Fifth District Court of Appeal
2424 Ventura Street
Fresno, California 93721
Contact: Margo Feldkamp (559) 445-5640
Email: margo.feldkamp@jud.ca.gov

  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Awards: $2,000
  • Keywords: 2L 3L essay scholarship

CITYWIDE SCHOLARSHIP

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

THE IRANIAN BAR ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP

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

Keywords: 1L, 2L, 3L, Iranian heritage

JUSTICE PAULINE DAVIS HANSON SCHOLARSHIP

Candidates must be female students who have successfully completed at least one year of law school. Preference will be given to current or former residents of California’s Fresno, Kings, Madera or Tulare counties. Primary considerations are academic achievement and the breadth and depth of the applicant’s extracurricular and community activities.  Financial need and demonstrated leadership capabilities are also taken into consideration.

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?

LAVENT LAW IMMIGRANT SCHOLARSHIP

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

Possible topics include:

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

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


Recently Expired:

DANIEL J. CURTIN JR. FELLOWSHIP

The purpose of the Daniel J. Curtin, Jr. Fellowship Program is to foster increased interest in the study of land use planning and its interrelationship with the law at the advanced undergraduate, graduate, and law school levels. This will provide increased participation in the planning profession, and ultimately, greater service to communities across the nation.

The fellowship term is approximately ten months (the typical length of two semesters or three quarters), from mid-October to mid-August, and includes approximately 100 to 200 total hours of work. The fellow conducts his/her fellowship duties remotely, i.e., from where he/she lives or attends school.

LOS ANGELES PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS – LEGAL SCHOLARSHIP

LosAngelesPersonalInjuryAttorneys.com understands and supports the right to a cost-friendly, education. They firmly believe that each student has the right to a higher education – if he or she, desires it. If students don’t have the proper financial aid in place – it can be extremely difficult. Their goal, with their new scholarship – geared towards law school students, and political science students – is to help students get the education they deserve.

Keywords: los angeles personal injury attorneys 1l 2l 3l

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.

CANTOR CRANE PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER

In order to help make a college education more affordable opportunity and to help spread awareness about Motorcycle Safety as well as Driving Under the Influence and Distracted Driving, the Arizona law firm of Cantor Crane is offering scholarship to help current, or soon-to-be, students ease the burden of higher education costs.

Cantor Crane will use a randomizing algorithm of all eligible entries to determine the winner. The scholarship award will be in the amount of $1,000 and a check will be sent directly to the college or university that is designated by the winner.

BENSON & BINGHAM FIRST ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP

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

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

HACKARD LAW ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP

Promoting education on elder issues goes hand-in-hand with renewed respect for our elders. With that goal in mind, Hackard Law is honored to provide a one-time, non-renewable scholarship of $2,500 to one college student who wins the Hackard Law 2017 Scholarship Essay Contest. To have a chance at being awarded with the Hackard Law 2017 Scholarship, students must write concisely on the following theme:

What actions have you taken to honor and assist elders in your family or community?

The essay should be 500 words in length. Please make your submission electronically via email in MS Word or PDF format to scholarship@hackardlaw.com.

SUTLIFF & STOUT LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP

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.

In an effort to enable more students who have a passion for law to be able to pursue that passion, we are offering an annual scholarship contest which will award a law student with a $2,000 award to be put toward his or her law school costs.

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

This scholarship is available to current law students interested in practicing IP or trademark law.

2018 VIETNAMESE AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA SCHOLARSHIP

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. 

SERBIAN BAR ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA SCHOLARSHIP

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

Essay Prompts:

  1. Please tell us about your ties to the Serbian-American community and how you will advance the mission of the SBAA (500 words or less).
  2. Please submit a brief personal statement (750 words or less). This is an opportunity for you to introduce yourself and explain why obtaining a law degree is important to you.
  • Deadline: 5/25/2018
  • Awards: Two (2) $2,000 scholarships; Two (2) $1,000 scholarships; and One (1) $500 scholarship.
  • Website: http://www.serbbar.org/scholarships/
  • Keywords: 1L, 2L, 3L, law student, serbian ancestry, essay

THE LAWSON LAW SCHOLARSHIP

For the 2017-2018 school year, the Lawson Law Scholarship 2017 will be providing a scholarship of $2,000.00 towards tuition for a young Christian law student who wishes to study law at an accredited 3 year law school. The scholarship consists of one $2,000 payment, payable to the student’s law school as part of the student’s tuition. The winner will be selected from the group of eligible candidates who submit an essay of 500 words or less on a topic of their choosing related to how they wish to use their law school education to advance the cause of Christ. Among other things, we will be looking for fresh and promising ideas about how to get the gospel message out to the world.

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.

PECK LAW FIRM SCHOLARSHIP

For this year’s contest, we are asking applicants to write an essay answering the following question: How will America’s declining birth rate redefine American families, culture, and government? This scholarship will be judged and awarded primarily on academic achievement and a written response of not more than 1,000 words to the essay question. Although not required, applicants are encouraged to submit recommendation letters and resumes.

SCROFANO LAW PC ASPIRING PUBLIC DEFENDER SCHOLARSHIP

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

 Eligibility Criteria:

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

MARILYNNE GRABOYS WOOL SCHOLARSHIP

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

MICHIGAN AUTO LAW DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP

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

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

 PECK LAW FIRM SCHOLARSHIP

The Peck Law Firm of Charleston, SC is proud to announce the 2017 Peck Law Firm Scholarship. This $2,000 scholarship is dedicated to helping the scholarship winner pay for a college, graduate school, or law school degree.

This is our second annual scholarship offering and we are excited to see the kinds of submissions we’ll get this year. Last year, we received over 100 submissions and had the opportunity to help our 2016 winner, Bennett Lunn, pay for college.

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

USATTORNEYS.COM IMMIGRATION SCHOLARSHIP ESSAY CONTEST

USAttorneys.com is pleased to announce that they will be holding an “USAttorneys.com Immigration Scholarship Essay Contest” open to any US resident or citizen that has been accepted to, or is currently attending, an accredited American university or college. The essay winner selected will receive a $2,500.00 scholarship.

THE LAW OFFICE OF HENRY QUEENER ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Law Office of Henry Queener will be awarded based on an essay, 1,500 words or less, written on the following topic: What laws should government pass to reduce distracted driving accidents?

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

LAW OFFICE OF MATTHEW L SHARP NEED-BASED SCHOLARSHIP

We understand the increasing costs of college tuition makes it more difficult to graduate college for many outstanding students across the nation.  Therefore, we are offering one $2,000 need-based scholarship. The scholarship committee will select the student who demonstrates financial need and who submits the strongest PSA video (maximum of 2 minutes) focusing on the topic below:

Do you think an injured party should be entitled to a trial by jury?

THE ANKIN LAW OFFICE SCHOLARSHIP

The Ankin Law Office Scholarship will be awarded based on an essay, 1,500 words or less, written on the following topic: How can businesses lessen the risk of personal injury to either employees or customers?

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

STROM & ASSOCIATES ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Strom Scholarship will be awarded based on an essay, 1,500 words or less, written on the following topic: Certain trucking regulations exist that are aimed at reducing semi-truck accidents. The trucking industry is seeking to roll back or eliminate some of these regulations. Should President Trump relax existing restrictions and safety standards meant to reduce semi-truck accidents? Why or why not?

CRIMINAL RECORD POLICY ESSAY COMPETITION AND SCHOLARSHIP

Second Annual Criminal Record Policy Essay Competition and Scholarship is now available for law students, sponsored by The Foundation for Continuing Justice and the Law Firm of Higbee & Associates.

The competition is open to all students who are currently enrolled in any Juris Doctor (JD) law program in the United States or its territories. More than $3,000 will be awarded to the 5 winners.

The aim of the Higbee & Associates Law Student Expungement Writing Competition is to help students gain an understanding of the many facets of criminal records such as how they are currently handled, how they affect people’s lives, and how the laws that affect them can be improved.

THE PEARCE LAW FIRM – EMPOWERING WOMEN IN LAW SCHOLARSHIP

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

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR JUSTICE (AAJ) TRIAL ADVOCACY SCHOLARSHIP

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

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

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.

BYRON HANKE FELLOWSHIP

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

CHRISTOPHER SIMON ATTORNEY AT LAW SCHOLARSHIP

Christopher Simon Attorney at Law, located in Atlanta, GA is offering a $1000 scholarship to one incoming 1L or currently enrolled law school student. This scholarship is offered for the Fall 2018 academic semester.

Essay Prompt: You are an injury trial lawyer who has negotiated a $250,000 settlement stemming from a car accident with a broken leg and surgery for your client. Your client had health insurance and they paid out $90,000 for medical care and are an ERISA self-funded plan and demand reimbursement. Your attorneys fees were 40% of the gross. The case is about to be dismissed by agreement and the funds dispersed. Read https://www.erisaclaimdefense.com/another-scotus-subrogation-decision-another-deep-dive-equity-treatises/ and write a 500 word essay on what dangers your client faces and what the best plan is to protect them.

ROBERT MASUR FELLOWSHIP IN CIVIL LIBERTIES

The fellowship competition is open to first-year law students who intend to carry out significant activities during the summer (in between their first and second year) in the areas of civil rights and/or civil liberties. Proposed activities may include a writing or research project, work with a public interest organization in the areas of civil rights or civil liberties, work on a civil rights or civil liberties law case under the supervision of a faculty member or lawyer, or any other work in the areas of civil rights or civil liberties.

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

ALBERTSON & DAVIDSON LLP COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

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

SAN MATEO COUNTY WOMEN LAWYERS’ SECTION EDUCATION FOUNDATION

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

Applicants should submit a letter stating their qualifications for the award and information about why they should be selected. Please include in the letter, or as a separate attachment, the following information: All law school scholarships received and in what amounts; specify how your law school education is being financed; include a copy of your current law school transcript; and provide any other information pertinent to (a) Financial need (b) Academic excellence (c) Residential or other ties to San Mateo County and (d) Involvement in activities, whether legal, scholastic, public, private or community.

AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR THE BLIND SCHOLARSHIP

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

MARKOWSKI – LEACH SCHOLARSHIP

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

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.

ASIAN AMERICAN GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVES NETWORK SCHOLARSHIPS

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

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

HOWARD FOX MEMORIAL LAW SCHOLARSHIP FUND

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

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

BUCKFIRE & BUCKFIRE P.C. LAW SCHOOL DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP

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

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Recipient is a member of an ethnic or racial minority or any individual who demonstrates a defined commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career.
  • Recipient is a U.S. citizen currently attending an accredited law school within the United States.
  • Academic achievement as reflected by a minimum 3.0 GPA and have completed at least one semester of classes at an accredited law school.
  • Deadline: 04/01/2018
  • Awards: $2,000
  • Website Link: https://www.buckfirelaw.com/library/scholarships.cfm#law
  • Keywords: 1L 2L 3L diversity essay scholarship

LA RAZA LAWYERS ASSOCIATION – CENTRAL VALLEY CHAPTER
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 selected law students have been awarded their scholarship at an annual banquet that serves to honor the memory of Mario Olmos.

Completed applications must be received on or before March 9th, 2018.  If you or any applicant have any questions about the application please contact Juan Ramirez at Juan-f-r@comcast.net or 559-679-9507.  Preferred method of contact is through email.

DOMINICAN BAR ASSOCIATION LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP

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

INCORPORATED SOCIETY OF IRISH/AMERICAN LAWYERS SCHOLARSHIP

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

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

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

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

BALIF FOUNDATION INAUGURAL SUMMER FELLOWSHIP

The BALIF Foundation is offering its inaugural Summer Fellowship for a law student working on legal issues impacting the LGBT community during the summer of 2017. The applicant must identify in detail their proposed use of the fellowship funds. It could be to provide a direct legal service to LGBT individuals through a non-profit organization; it could be to do LGBT policy work; or any other project. Applicant must be sponsored by an existing 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization or government agency with attorneys qualified, willing, and able to supervise applicant’s work.

SAN MATEO COUNTY WOMEN LAWYERS’ SECTION EDUCATION FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is available for all law school students

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

MICHAEL F. O’DONNELL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

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

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

THE WILLIAM MCCLAIN SCHOLARSHIP

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

 

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LAKIN AFOLABI FUTURE CRIMINAL LAWYER SCHOLARSHIP

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

  • Deadline: June 30 2019
  • Awards: $1,000.00
  • Website: https://www.lakinafolabilaw.com/scholarship/
  • Keywords: criminal lawyer, scholarship, essay

BRIAN ZEIGER SCHOLARSHIP

To participate in the Zeiger Firm essay contest, prospective applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited United States college or university or planning to attend one in the academic year of 2018-2019. Applicants should submit a 500-word essay answering the following question to the email address provided below:

Police brutality is a subject that tops the headlines quite often. What do you think police officers and law enforcement can do/what sort of tool or invention can you think of, which would keep police officers safe without lessening their ability to do their jobs, while also not infringing on citizens rights?

Applicants should submit their essay in word format to zeigerfirmscholarship@gmail.com and must include their full name and phone number and the name of the institution they attend.

DARRASLAW ESSAY SCHOLARSHIP

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

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

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

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

AUDIOREPUTATION ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP

How to Submit Your Essay

  • Write a 2,000+ word essay on the following topic: “The Best Headphones For Students?” The essay must be unique, otherwise you are at risk of being disqualified.
  • Please include the details given below with the essay in a Word file;
    • Full name, mailing address, and phone number
    • School or University name
    • Area of Study
    • A valid document which proves you are a student of a specific school, college, or university.
    • Short biography, 300-400 words longs, which will be published with your essay, if you win the scholarship.
    • The title of your email application should be “AudioReputation Scholarship Submission”.
  • Deadline: 12/30/18
  • Awards: $1,000
  • Website: https://www.audioreputation.com/scholarship/

MESRIANI LAW GROUP SCHOLARSHIP GRANT

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

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

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

  • An original essay advocating why they should be chosen as the winner the MLG scholarship grant
  • Proof of current enrollment
  • School I.D. and a government issued I.D. (i.e. driver’s license)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Deadline: 12/31/18
  • Awards: $500
  • Website: https://www.mesrianilaw.com/law-school-scholarship.html

CHARLES E JOSEPH EMPLOYMENT LAW SCHOLARSHIP

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

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

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

BERKOWITZ & MYER ESSAY SCHOLARSHIP

To participate in the contest, applicants must submit a 600-word essay answeringthe following question:

Currently, under the Federal Bankruptcy Code, federal student loans are almost never eligible for discharge. Explain the pro’s and cons’s of whether Congress should change the Federal Bankruptcy Code to allow these loans to be discharged. Then, take a position and explain why you think federal student loans should or should not be allowed to be discharged in bankruptcy, like other unsecured debts (i.e. credit cards, medical bills, etc..).

STEWARD J. GUSS COLLEGE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

The 2019 application process requires applicants to create an infographic on the chosen topic below.  The topic for the 2019 scholarship is:

5 Driving Safety Tips That Can Save Your Life

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

COLORADO LEGAL GROUP FUND

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

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

MOSES & ROOTH LEGAL SCHOLARSHIP

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

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

WILSHIRE LAW FIRM LEGAL SCHOLARS AWARD

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

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

CHALIK & CHALIK CANCER SURVIVORS SCHOLARSHIP

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

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

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

LEVORITZ LAW FIRM SCHOLARSHIP

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

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

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

  • Name, Phone Number and Mailing Address
  • Proof of Enrolment
  • Content Submission
  • Subject Line as: “Levoritz Law Firm Scholarship 2019”

DWYER WILLIAMS LAW STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

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

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Recipient is a U.S. citizen or otherwise authorized to work in the United States
  • Recipient is accepted, and will be attending their first year of law school in the fall of 2019
  • Academic achievement as reflected by an undergraduate cumulative minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Recipient must have received a bachelor’s degree from an accredited undergraduate college.
  • Deadline: 7/1/2019
  • Awards: $1,000
  • Website:https://www.roydwyer.com/scholarship/
  • Keywords: 1l 2l 3l

GOLDBERG WEISMAN CAIRO ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP

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

“How do personal injury attorneys benefit society?”

And must meet the following application requirements:

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

SEPPI ESFANDI LAW SCHOLARSHIP

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

Possible topics include, but not limited to:

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

Essay Requirements

  • Applicant must be a law student in the U.S.
  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (DACA Students are also welcome)
  • Applicant must have some sort of financial need or have financial aid obligations
  • Must be a full time student (proof of full time status will be required before award is distributed).
  • Deadline: 08/15/19
  • Awards: $1,000
  • Website: http://esfandilawfirm.com/law-school-scholarship/
  • Keywords: 1l 2l 3l essay DACA

Recently Expired:

LEARNPICK $3000 ESSAY SCHOLARSHIP

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

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

How far have you gone for the sake of education

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

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

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

FCBA SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

The Fresno County Bar Association (FCBA) was established to provide grant monies to law students residing in Fresno County. To be considered for the award, applicants must:

  1. Have completed at least one year of law school, and be in good standing at a school of law in California that is accredited by the State Bar of California
  2. Be a resident of Fresno County (A law student attending a State Bar of California-accredited law school located outside of Fresno County is eligible to apply if his or her permanent family residence address is located in Fresno County, California)
  3. Complete the FCBA Spring 2019 Sholarship Award application a form (linked below) and mail the completed form to:
  • Anita Martinez, Interim Executive Director
  • Fresno County Bar Association
  • 1221 Van Ness Ave., Suite 300
  • Fresno, CA 93721-1720

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.  We offer this scholarship award biannually, in the spring and fall. The application requirements may change during each award period. Applications must include:

1. Most recent law school transcript.

2. Essay: The legal profession is riddled with inefficiencies. In 500 – 700 words identify one particular inefficiency in the profession and propose a creative solution. Essays related to business law or entrepreneurship encouraged, but not required. Points for creativity.

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

  • Deadline: 10/1/2018
  • Awards: $1,000
  • Website: https://www.nwcorporatelaw.com/law-scholarship/
  • Keywords: 2l 3l

PROFESSOR LAKIN’S UNIFORM BAR EXAM MINI REVIEW SCHOLARSHIP

The Lakin Mini Review would like to make resources available for students studying for the Bar Exam. 5 3L students will be awarded a scholarship to access the Mini Review and Essay Writing workshop for July 2018.

BEVERLY HILLS IMMIGRATION LAWYERS SCHOLARSHIP

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

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

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

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

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.

DERON CASTRO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

For applying the essay contest, the candidates must write a 1000 word or fewer essay on the following topic:

What makes the difference between a good and a great criminal defense attorney

The essay must be submitted to info@appealslawgroup.com in Word or PDF format. The essay must be submitted along with a short bio on the applicant, a passport-style photograph of the applicant, and a release permitting publication of the photograph and the essay (or video) by Halscott Megaro, P.A., its agents or assigns.

In the alternative, the applicant may submit a 5-minute (or less) video  essay.The video must be a closeup of the applicant, giving their essay as a lecture or speech, addressing the camera directly and must have a
green screen in the background. Editing is permitted.

THE 2018 WEISS & PAARZ ANNUAL NATIONAL LAW SCHOLARSHIP

Just as we never let a client’s financial restrictions get in the way of achieving justice, we firmly believe that no student should be deprived of the opportunity to succeed due to a lack of financial resources. We are confident in the youth of America’s ability to change our world for the better through strong character development, community enrichment, and higher education.

We are thrilled to announce the second year of this exciting scholarship opportunity. Scholarships will be awarded each year to the student who demonstrates all of the following qualities and characteristics:

  • Financial need
  • Exceptional work ethic
  • Strength in the face of adversity
  • Outstanding academic achievement
  • Commitment to the local community and charitable giving
  • Ability to lead others
  • Overall moral character

THE MCCORMACK & ERLICH EMPLOYMENT LAW FIRM SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is offered to a student with an interest in employment law, employment policy, or workers’ rights in general; or a student who has worked at a nonprofit organization or community group focused on employee rights, such as a legal aid society or labor organization. Applicants are required to submit a brief personal statement (under 500 words) describing their aspirations related to employment law, policy or workers’ rights; and the steps they have taken to work toward achieving their goals. The scholarship will be awarded in September 2018 based on the quality of the personal statement.

LAW OFFICE OF AMY CHAPMAN SCHOLARSHIP

People who have been charged with criminal offenses, such as DUIs, or who have experienced people they care about being charged, bring a much-needed perspective to the legal profession. Having seen the system from the inside, they have a unique insight to offer to others.

The Law Office of Amy Chapman Scholarship is to help and encourage students who are seeking a law degree after being affected by a DUI charge.

2017 HIE HELP CENTER SCHOLARSHIP

As part of the HIE Help Center’s commitment to increasing awareness and understanding of preventable injuries like hypoxicischemic encephalopathy (HIE), we are pleased to announce the HIE Help Center Scholarship. A scholarship for financial assistance in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded each year to an undergraduate or graduate student who is helping people impacted by injuries like HIE.

NCVAA/VABA-GA LAW SCHOLARSHIP

Vietnamese-American law students enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school for the 2018-2019 academic year are eligible for The Luu-Ng Family Trust Scholarship and The NCVAA/VABA-GA Law Scholarship. Applicants should demonstrate academic excellence, commitment to the public interest, and service to underprivileged communities. Proof of enrollment is required. Select winners qualify for only one award. Priority consideration will be given to applicants exhibiting the greatest levels of financial need.

The Luu-Ng Family Trust Scholarship and The NCVAA/VABA-GA Law Scholarship will be presented at the 12th Annual National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys in Atlanta, Georgia, on August 3-4, 2018. The Scholarship recipients will receive a complimentary invitation but is not required to attend or participate in the Conference.

Applicants must submit:
1) A law school transcript or the most recent transcript from an undergraduate institution,
2) A letter/document from an ABA-accredited law school as proof of enrollment for the 2018-2019 academic year,
3) A resume,
4) A 500-word, open-ended topic, and
5) OPTIONAL: A letter of recommendation attesting to the applicant’s commitment to the public interest

 
Please email all materials and questions to ncvaa2018@gmail.com.
  • Deadline: 07/01/2018
  • Awards: $1,000
  • Contact Email: ncvaa2018@gmail.com
  • Keywords: 1l 2l 3 public service vietnamese american

CHAPMANALBIN SCHOLARSHIP FOR LAW STUDENTS

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

  • Deadline: 6/15/2018
  • Awards: $1,000
  • Website: https://www.johnschapman.com/about-us/law-school-scholarship/ 
  • Keywords: 1l 2l 3l

LATINA LAWYERS BAR ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP

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

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

JAPANESE AMERICAN CITIZENS LEAGUE (JACL) NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

The league offers four separate law scholarships: the Grace Andow Memorial Scholarship, the Thomas T. Hayashi Memorial Scholarship, the Sho Sato Memorial Scholarship, and the Mary Reiko Osaka Memorialy Scholarship.  Additionally, it provides a special scholarship, the Abe and Esther Hagiwara Student Aid Award, which provides financial assistance to a student who otherwise would have to delay or terminate his or her education because of a lack of financing. Only applicants who exhibit severe financial need will be considered for the Hagiwara award.

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

D’AMORE TRIAL ATTORNEY SCHOLARSHIP

The D’Amore Law Group is excited to announce its first annual scholarship. Tom D’Amore founded D’Amore Law Group in 1994 with the mission of securing justice for innocent people and their families. Tom and his associates have earned a reputation among insurance companies, corporations and opposing counsel as experienced, aggressive and ethical personal injury attorneys.

The D’Amore Law Group Scholarship was created to help ease the financial burden for those pursuing their dream of becoming an attorney. We look forward to hearing from you and reading your essay.

ASIAN AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION LAW FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

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

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

 

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