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Resources in Alphabetical Order

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American Association of University Women: Beaver Valley Branch
Effie M. Solomon Memorial Scholarship
Description: The American Association of University Women offers this award to assist female law students with education costs.
Eligibility: Female, 2L, Resident Western Pennsylvania.
Award: $1,000
Email:  http://beavervalley-pa.aauw.net/
Website: http://beavervalley-pa.aauw.net/scholarships/effie-solomon/

American Bankruptcy Institute's Law Student Writing Competition
Description: The American Bankruptcy Institute ("ABI") is pleased to invite students to participate in its Fourth Annual ABI Bankruptcy Law Student Writing Competition. First, Second and Third Place prizes will be awarded. This is a great opportunity for the students, and we ask all law school professors receiving this notice to let their students know about it.
Eligibility:  We invite papers on current issues regarding bankruptcy jurisdiction, bankruptcy litigation, or evidence in bankruptcy cases or proceedings. The paper may address business or consumer cases and may include matters such as bankruptcy sales, plan confirmation and other topics that involve jurisdiction, litigation or evidence in the bankruptcy courts.
Award: First Place writer will receive a prize of $2,000 cash, plus publication of the paper in the prestigious ABI Journal, and a one (1) year membership to the ABI.  Second Place winner will receive a cash prize of $1250, plus publication of the paper in one of ABI's Committee Newsletters, and a one (1) year membership to the ABI. Third Place winner will receive a cash prize of $750, plus publication of the paper in one of ABI's Committee Newsletters, and a one (1) year membership to the ABI.
Deadline:  March 1st
Contact:Email address is papers@abiworld.org
http://papers.abi.org/

American Bar Association
Legal Opportunity Scholarship

Description: The ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund will award $5,000 of financial assistance annually to each scholarship recipient attending an ABA-accredited law school. Twenty awards made to entering first-year students may be renewable for two additional years, resulting in financial assistance totaling $15,000 during each student's 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 if funding is available. Applicants are encouraged to be members of a racial and/or ethnic minority that has been unrepresented in the legal profession, and demonstrate financial need. The applicant's personal, family, and educational background, personal statement, and participation in community service activities will also be considered.
Eligibility: Entering 1L, undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 2.5 (on a 4.0 grading scale), and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
Award: $5,000, up to $15,000
Deadline: March 1
Contact: ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund
Diversity Center
American Bar Association
321 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 988-5415
http://www.ambar.org/DiversityScholarship

American Bar Association Business Law Section
Mendes Hershman Award
Description: A writing contest accepting essays to be judged on research, choice of topic, writing style, originality, and contribution to the literature available on the topic.
Eligibility: J.D. students
Award: 1st $2,500; 2nd $1,000; 3rd $500
Deadline: January 9
http://www.americanbar.org/groups/business_law/initiatives_awards/mendes_hershman.html

Alabama Law Foundation Inc.
Cabaniss Johnston Scholarship

Description: Cabaniss, Johnston, Gardner, Dumas & O'Neal is distinguished as having one of the oldest law practices in Alabama. The scholarship is awarded annually to one or more law students entering their second year at any accredited law school in the United States.
Eligibility: Alabama resident, 2L
Award: The first place scholarship will cover tuition and books for the second year of law school, to a maximum of $5,000. A second place scholarship of $1,000 may be awarded at the committee's discretion.
Deadline: June
Contact: Cabaniss, Johnston Scholarship Committee
Alabama Law Foundation, Inc.
Post Office Box 671
Montgomery, Alabama 36101
(334) 269-1515
http://www.alabamalawfoundation.org/what-we-do/law-school-scholarships/cabaniss-johnston-apply/

American Association for Justice (AAJ)
Trial Advocacy Scholarship

Description: This scholarship is open to the applicant who best: (1) demonstrates a commitment to AAJ and dedication to its mission through extensive involvement in AAJ student chapter activities; (2) expresses a desire to represent victims; (3) exhibits an interest and proficiency of skills in trial advocacy; (4) shows a financial need for the scholarship
Award:
Deadline:
Email: education@justice.org
https://www.justice.org/what-we-do/enhance-practice-law/professional-recognition-awards-scholarship/scholarships/aaj-trial

American Association for Justice (AAJ) 
Richard D. Hailey AAJ Law Student Scholarship

Description: This scholarship is open to all first and second year African American, Hispanic, Asian American, Native American, and biracial AAJ Law Student Members who (1) demonstrates a commitment to AAJ and dedication to its mission through extensive involvement in AAJ student chapter and Minority Caucus activities; (2) expresses a desire to represent victims; (3) exhibits an interest and proficiency of skills in trial advocacy; (4) shows a financial need for the scholarship
Eligibility: First- and second-year African American, Hispanic, Asian American, Native American and biracial AAJ Law Student Members.
Award:
Deadline:
Email:  education@justice.org
https://www.justice.org/what-we-do/enhance-practice-law/professional-recognition-awards-scholarship/scholarships/richard-d

American Association for Justice (AAJ) Women for Justice Education Fund
Mike Eidson Scholarship

Description: The Mike Eidson Scholarship Fund was established by the AAJ Women Trial Lawyers Caucus in 2008, in honor of AAJ Past President Mike Eidson, whose vision and generosity inspired it. This scholarship is traditionally given to a female student who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a plaintiffs' lawyer or criminal defense lawyer, along with dedication to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution, and to the concept of a fair trial, the adversary system, and a just result for the injured, the accused, and those whose rights are jeopardized.
Eligibility: Annually awarded to a rising 3L (or rising 4L in a night program)
Award: $5,000
Deadline:
Email: education@justice.org
https://www.justice.org/what-we-do/enhance-practice-law/professional-recognition-awards-scholarship/scholarships/mike-eidson

American Association of Law Libraries
George A. Strait Minority Scholarship

Description: George A. Strait Minority Scholarships are awarded annually to college graduates with meaningful law library experience who are members of a minority group as defined by current U.S. government guidelines, are degree candidates in an accredited library or law school, and who intend to have a career in law librarianship. Applicants must show evidence of financial need
Eligibility: Minority, plan to pursue career as law librarian.
Award: Variable
Deadline: April 1
Contact: Chair, Scholarships Committee
American Association of Law Libraries
105 W. Adams Street Suite 3300
Chicago, IL 60603
scholarships@aall.org
http://www.aallnet.org/main-menu/Member-Resources/scholarships/George-A-Strait-Minority-Scholarship

American Association of University Women
Career Development Grants

Description: Career Development Grants support women who hold a bachelor's degree and are preparing to advance their careers, change careers, or re-enter the work force. Special consideration is given to women of color, and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields.
Eligibility: Female, U.S. Citizen/Permanent Resident, most recent degree received on or before June 30, 2007, AAUW member & Minorities given special consideration Award: $2,000-$8,000
Deadline: December 15
Contact: aauw@act.org
http://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/career-development-grants/

American College of Legal Medicine
Student Writing Competition in Legal Medicine
Letourneau Writing Competition
Description: Legal medicine is the professional and academic discipline that concerns itself with legal aspects of medical science, medical practice and other health care delivery. Practitioners of the specialty have sufficient training, knowledge and expertise to address the scope of the specialty from a scholarly, scientific, and practical perspective.
Eligibility: (1) All authors must have previously achieved a baccalaureate degree or equivalent from an accredited institution and must be currently enrolled in an accredited law, medical, podiatric, nursing, dental, health science or health care administration program in the United States or Canada. (2) No paper that has been previously published in any form will be considered; however, papers written for scholarly classes will be allowed as long as they have not been published. (3) All papers submitted will receive consideration for publication in the Journal of Legal Medicine or other medical legal publications.
Award: $1,000, $500, and $250
Deadline: January 5
Contact: Student Writing Competition,
American College of Legal Medicine
Two Woodfield Lake
1100 E. Woodfield Road, Suite 520
Schaumburg, IL 60173
(847) 969-0283
info@aclm.org
http://www.aclm.org/?page=student_writing_comp

American Foundation for the Blind
Description: Various scholarships available to students who are visually impaired.
Eligibility: Legally blind, Need based
Award: Variable
Deadline: April 30th
Contact: AFB Information Center
(304)523-8651 or (800) 232-5463
http://www.afb.org/section.aspx?Documentid=2962

American Historical Association
Littleton-Griswold Research Grant

Description: The funds for this program come from the earnings of the Littleton-Griswold Fund. Only members of the Association are eligible to apply. The grants are intended to further research in progress and may be used for travel to a library or archive, for microfilms, photographs, or photocopying-a list of purposes that is meant to be merely illustrative, not exhaustive (other expenses, such as child care, can be included). Preference will be given to those with specific research needs, such as the completion of a project or completion of a discrete segment thereof
Eligibility: Member of the American Historical Association and research in American history or general field of law and society
Award: $1,000
Deadline: February 15
http://www.historians.org/prizes/Littleton-GriswaldGrantInfo.htm

American Indian Graduate Center
Bureau of Indian Education Loan for Service
Description: The AIGC administers this loan for the Bureau of Indian Education which will be paid back at the rate of one year of service for one year of funding.
Eligibility: Enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian or Alaska Native group holding a 3.0 GPA.
Award: Variable
Deadline: January
Contact: (505)881-4584 or (800) 628-1920
http://www.aigcs.org/scholarships/graduate-fellowships/

American Psychological Association of Graduate Student Scholarships (APAGS)
Description: APAGS scholarships are available to graduate student members of APAGS who are enrolled at least halftime as a student in good standing at a regionally accredited university. If you are a student affiliate of the American Psychological Association (APA) and are in a masters or doctoral program, you are automatically a member of APAGS.
Deadline: May
Contact: American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS)
750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
(202) 336-6014
http://www.apa.org/apags/members/schawrdsintro.html

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
Arthur Lockwood Beneventi Law Scholarship

Description: The NSDAR awards multiple scholarships to students showing dedication to the pursuit of degrees in diverse disciplines including history, law, nursing, and education.
Eligibility: Law student, 3.25 minimum GPA
Award: $2,000
Deadline: April 15th
Contact:
National Chairman, DAR Scholarship Committee
PO Box 2906
Ridgeland, MS  39158-2906
scholarships@dar.org
http://www.dar.org/natsociety/edout_scholar.cfm

Association of American Indian Affairs
Description: The mission of the AAIA, as approved by our board of directors, is to promote the welfare of American Indians and Alaska Natives by supporting efforts to: sustain and perpetuate their cultures and languages; protect their sovereignty, constitutional, legal and human rights, and natural resources; and improve their health, education, and economic and community development.
Eligibility: American Indian (1/4), live in the U.S., and be a full-time graduate school student
Award: Variable
Deadline: June
Contact: Lisa Wyzlic, Director of Scholarship Programs
Association on American Indian Affairs
966 Hungerford Drive, Suite 12-B
Rockville, MD 20850
lw.aaia@verizon.net
(240) 314-7155
https://www.indian-affairs.org/scholarships--summer-camps.html

Atlantic County (New Jersey) Bar Association
Vincent S. Haneman- Joseph B. Perskie Memorial Foundation Scholarship

Description: The Haneman-Perskie Memorial Foundation Scholarship is a non-profit corporation created for the purpose of awarding scholarships and administered by a Board of Trustees comprised of the officers of the Atlantic County Bar Association.
Eligibility: Atlantic City, New Jersey resident
Award: Variable
Deadline: May 1
Contact: Mary Williams Berard
(609)345-3444
Haneman-Perskie Scholarship Foundation, c/o Atlantic County Bar Association
1201 Bacharach Blvd., Atlantic City, NJ 08401
http://atcobar.org/scholarships.php


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Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship
Banner & Witcoff, LTD
Description: Banner & Witcoff is pleased to offer the Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship as a part of their continuing commitment to fostering the development of intellectual property lawyers from diverse backgrounds.
Eligibility: Law students who meet the selection criteria and have entered into a JD program at an ABA-accredited law school in the United States are eligible to apply for the Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship.
Award: $5,000
Deadline: January 5
http://www.bannerwitcoff.com/diversity


Beta Theta Pi Foundation Scholarships
Description: The Beta Theta Pi Foundation awards various scholarships on the basis of merit through the application process associated with each scholarship.  
Award: Variable
Deadline: Varioius
Contact: Beta Theta Pi Foundation
PO Box 6277
5134 Bonham Road
Oxford, OH 45056
800-800-2382 (BETA)
http://beta.org/documents/foundation/merit/merit_2014_15.pdf

Blinded Veterans Association
Kathern F. Gruber Scholarship Program

Description: The scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit through an application process that is evaluated by a committee. Gruber scholarships are for one year only but recipients can reapply and receive the award up to four times.
Eligibility: Spouses and dependent children of blinded veterans are eligible. The blinded veteran family member is not required to be a BVA member for the spouse or child to receive a scholarship.
Deadline: April
Contact: Kathern F. Gruber Scholarship
Blinded Veterans Association
477 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001-2694
http://www.bva.org/services.html

Bright Futures Scholarship Program
Updated Florida legislation reports that Florida Academic Scholars and Florida Medallion Scholars who have earned a bachelor's degree in seven semesters or fewer (or the equivalent in credit hours) during the 2010/2011 academic year and after are eligible to receive funding for one term of graduate study not exceeding 15 hours. Bright Futures funding will be paid to Stetson University College of Law at the undergraduate rate.
If a student drops or withdraws from any course(s), the student is required to return to Stetson University College of Law all Bright Futures scholarship funding used for those courses.
Eligibility: Students should log on to their account at www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org/ssfad/bf/ for eligibility, guideline and award amount information. Students should select Stetson University as the attending school.
Please contact the Office of Admissions and Student Financial Planning for a Bright Futures request form. 

Bush Foundation
Leadership Fellows Program

Description: Fellows include women and men in such fields as public service, education, government, health, business, engineering, architecture, science, farming, forestry, law, trade unions, law enforcement, journalism and social work.
Fellowships range in length from two months to 18 months, and are required to be completed within 36 months of the mandatory start date.
Eligibility: U.S. citizen or permanent resident; 24 years or older at the application deadline date; have lived and worked for at least one continuous year immediately prior to the application deadline in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, or one of the 23 sovereign nations that shares the same geographic area with these states.
Deadline: March 2, May 4, July 9
Contact: fellowship@bushfound.org
http://www.bushfoundation.org/solutions/building-leadership-capacity/bush-fellowship-program/how-to-apply

Business and Professional Women/USA (Tampa Bay Chapter)
Description: To be eligible for Tampa Bay BPW scholarships students must be currently enrolled and completed at least one semester of higher education in pursuit of chosen business or professional career paths, maintain a satisfactory GPA, exhibit a strong motivation for education, demonstrate commitment to and potential for success, prove financial need.  Applicants cannot be a current member of Tampa Bay BPW or a relative of a member.  Women with TBI are encouraged to apply.
Award:  up to $1,500
Deadline: October 20
Contact:  Virginia Glaiber
Scholarship Committee Chair
400 North Tampa St. Suite 3200
Tampa, FL 33602
813-274-6140
http://www.tampabaybpw.org/Default.aspx?pageId=1400566

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Carlton Fields Diversity Scholarship
Description: Carlton Fields, Attorneys at Law is dedicated to promoting diversity and fostering an environment of inclusion and respect.  They recognize that diverse backgrounds and perspectives enrich the workplace and add value to the legal services they provide to their clients.
Eligibility: One scholarship will go to a first year law student attending an ABA accredited Florida law school; another will be awarded to a student attending a law school outside the state of Florida.
Award: $5,000 plus a paid position in their summer associate program (Tampa or Miami office)
Deadline: February
Contact: Shannon Williams
100 South Ashley Drive
Suite 400
Tampa, FL 33602
(813)299-4172
swilliams@carltonfields.com

http://www.carltonfields.com/diversity-scholarships/

Central Florida Association of Women Lawyers Bar Study Scholarship
Description: The goal of this scholarship is to promote the CFAWL mission. The scholarship is meant to help the recipient while he or she studies for the Florida Bar Exam.
Eligibility: For the 2013-2014 academic year, a scholarship will be awarded to a deserving full-time or part-time law student who will take the Florida Bar Exam for the first time in July 2014 and who has promoted the CFAWL mission through CFAWL membership and/or volunteer work.Award:$1,000
Deadline: March 28
http://www.cfawl.org/bar-study-scholarship

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Inc.
CHCI Scholarships
Description: CHCI's Scholarship program provides financial assistance to increase graduate rates among Latino students in post secondary education. This scholarship opportunity is for Latino students who have a history of performing public service-oriented activities in their communities and who demonstrate a desire to continue their civic engagement in the future. There is no GPA or major requirement. Students with excellent leadership potential are encouraged to apply.
Eligibility: Active community service; U.S. citizen/permanent resident; full-time student; financial need; good writing skills
Award: $1,000 - $5,000
Deadline: April 16
Contact: Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
911 2nd Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 543-1771 or (800) EXCEL-DC
mhughes@chci.org
http://www.chci.org/scholarships/

Constangy, Brooks and Smith
Diversity Scholars Award

Description:  Constangy, Brooks & Smith 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.
Eligibility: Students must be a second-year student enrolled in an accredited law school that is located in one of many states including Florida;  academic achievement (minimum GPA of 3.0); commitment to diversity in the community, or in your school or work environment; personal achievement
Award:  $2,500
Deadline:  December 12
Contact:  Margaret P. Zabijaka
Chair, Diversity Council
Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP
200 West Forsyth Street, Suite 1700
Jacksonville, FL 32202-4317
http://www.constangy.com/f-4.html

County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey
Andrew K. Ruotolo Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Description: Each scholarship is a one year grant in the amount of $2,500 paid directly to the recipient. Persons may reapply for succeeding years.
Eligibility: New Jersey resident; law student; need/merit; interest in child advocacy
Award: $2,500
Deadline: June 15
Contact: Andrew K. Ruotolo, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
c/o Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow
Union County Prosecutor's Office
32 Rahway Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ 07202
http://www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/pdf/prosecutor/ruotolo.pdf

County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey
Oscar W. Rittenhouse Memorial Scholarship

Description: Each scholarship is a one year grant in the amount of $2,500 paid directly to the recipient. Persons may reapply for succeeding years.
Eligibility: New Jersey resident; law student; need/merit; interest in prosecution
Award: $2,500
Deadline: June 15
Contact: Oscar W. Rittenhouse Memorial Scholarship
c/o Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow
32 Rahway Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ 07202
http://www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/pdf/prosecutor/rittenhouse.pdf

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Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund
Description: The first and most important qualification for a Davis-Putter Scholarship is active participation in struggles for civil rights, economic justice, international solidarity or other progressive issues.
Eligibility: Student activist; need
Award: Up to $10,000
Deadline: April 1
Contact: Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund
Post Office Box 7307
New York, NY 10116-7307
http://www.davisputter.org/

Donald W. Banner
Diversity Scholarship for Law Students

Description: This scholarship is part of Banner & Witcoff's commitment to fostering the development of intellectual property lawyers from diverse backgrounds.
Eligibility: J.D. student; pursuing an IP law career; diverse background
Award: $5,000
Deadline: January 5
Contact: Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship
C/o Christopher Hummel
Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
1100 13th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20005
http://www.bannerwitcoff.com/careers/22/

DRI Law Student Diversity Scholarship
Description: DRI's Law Student Diversity Scholarship program is open to second and third-year students with diverse backgrounds. The goal of these scholarships is to provide financial assistance to two (2) worthy law students from ABA accredited law schools in order to promote in a tangible way the DRI Diversity Statement in Principle.
Eligibility: Demonstrated academic excellence; service to the profession, community, and the cause of diversity; students who are members of the Association for Justice (AAJ), law school or law student members of AAJ, or students otherwise affiliated with or employed by AAJ are not eligible
Award: 2 $10,000
Deadline: April 27
Contact: Tyler Howes, Deputy Executive Director
DRI -- The Voice of the Defense Bar
55 West Monroe Street, Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60603
http://www.dri.org/about#awards

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Epilepsy Services Foundation, Inc. 
ESF is a private, non-profit organization that raises awareness and educates persons with epilepsy, families and caregivers, community organizations, businesses and school personnel about epilepsy and its impact on individuals with this medical condition. ESF offers volunteers the "H.O.P.E. Train the Mentor" program so they can provide community epilepsy education programs and support to persons affected by epilepsy. ESF is a partner in statewide "Project Access" Program, a program designed to implement innovative strategies to serve children and youth with epilepsy. It is a 501(C)(3) corporation and was incorporated in the State of Florida on May 4, 1973. Scholarships and volunteer opportunities are available. 
Volunteer Application Deadline: February 1
Contact: torth@epilepsysf.org
(813) 374-8907
 www.epilepsysf.org

Erie County Bar Association
Chief Justice Samuel J. Roberts Scholarship

Description: The purpose of the Chief Justice Samuel J. Roberts Scholarship Fund is to provide financial assistance to law school students from Erie County, Pennsylvania, enrolled in accredited Law Schools.
Eligibility: Entering 1L resident of Erie County, PA
Award: Variable
Deadline: May 31
Contact: Erie County Bar Association
302 West Ninth Street
Erie, PA 16502
(814) 459-3111
https://www.eriebar.com/public-roberts-scholarship

Essex County Bar Foundation Scholarship
Description: Every year the Essex County Bar Foundation offers a scholarship for a disabled law student in memory of Joseph J. and Vincent P. Biunno. Those with connections to New Jersey receive preference. Those interested should email the agency with their name and address.
Deadline: Contact agency
Award: Contact agency
Contact: Richard J. Biunno
Email: RickBiunno@aol.com

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F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Association
Description: Each year the F. Malcolm Cunningham Sr. Bar Association seeks to award applicants bar preparation scholarships. This scholarship is intended to provide scholarships to offset bar examination preparation expenses for economically disadvantaged black third-year law students who demonstrate a commitment to excellence.
Eligibility: Applicants must be third year black law students who are scheduled to take the Florida Bar Examination in February or July.
Award: The Association will award at least two $1,500 scholarships to eligible students.
Deadline: January 31
Email: scholarship@cunninghambar.org
http://cunninghambar.org

Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund
FEFA Scholarships

Description: FEEA sponsors the only merit-based scholarship competition program open exclusively to federal employees, their spouses, and their children--rewarding hard workers through our merit-based program.
Eligibility: Civilian federal and postal employees, Civilian spouses and their college-aged children, Minimum 3.0 GPA
Award: $250-$2,500
Deadline: March
Contact: http://www.feea.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=17&Itemid=46

Foundation for Community Association Research
Byron Hanke Fellowship
Description: The Byron Hanke Fellowship is available to graduate students working on topics related to community associations. Community associations govern common-interest communities of any kind--condominiums, cooperatives, townhouse developments, planned unit developments, and other developments where homeowners support an association with mandatory financial assessments, and are subject to use and aesthetic restrictions.
Eligibility: Law student
Award: $2,000 - $4,000
Deadline: May 1
Contact: foundation@caionline.org
Foundation for Community Association Research
225 Reinekers Lane, Suite 300
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 684-1581
http://www.cairf.org/scholarships/hanke.aspx

Friends of Scott Foundation Scott Delgadillo College Scholarship
The Friends of Scott Foundation Scott Delgadillo College Scholarship will be awarded to a cancer patient or cancer survivor based on financial need and personal hardship. The recipient will be selected by the Scott Delgadillo College Scholarship Committee.
Deadline: August
Contact: Friends of Scott Foundation
Scott Delgadillo College Scholarship Fund
6977 Navajo Rd. #168
San Diego, CA 92119
http://www.friendsofscott.org/scholarship.aspx

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General Board of Higher Education and Ministry
General Methodist Scholarship

Description: Scholarships are awarded on an academic year basis. A student is eligible to receive only one United Methodist scholarship during any one academic year from the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) funds. GBHEM scholarships assist students from various backgrounds working toward various higher education degrees. Applicants may be enrolled at any accredited institution within the United States to be eligible. GBHEM Administers over 50 scholarship programs with varied criteria and deadlines. The Scholarship Office reviews each application to determine the best program for the student.
Eligibility: Membership in United Methodist Church, Minimum 2.5 GPA
Award: Variable
Deadline: May 15 Contact: Scholarship Office at (615) 340-7344
umscholar@gbhem.org
http://www.gbhem.org/loans-and-scholarships/scholarships/list-scholarships

Global Ministries United Methodist Church
World Communion Scholarship Program

Description: The World Communion Scholarship Program supports students from Global Ministries mission partner institutions in their advanced studies (Master's or Doctoral) preparing them for leadership involvement in church and society. The program seeks to support students for leadership development as it directly relates to mission. Priority areas of mission include: elimination of poverty, expansion of global health, leadership and congregational development. The program supports students from outside the U.S. (World Communion International Scholarship) or from racial/ethnic minorities from within the U.S. (World Communion National Scholarship).
Eligibility: Racial or ethnic minority, Financial need, Entering graduate program
Award: Variable
Deadline: November 30 Contact: scholars@gbgm-umc.org
(212) 870-3787
Scholarship Office/Leadership Development Office
General Board of Global Ministries
Room 1351
475 Riverside Dr.
New York, NY 10115
http://www.umcmission.org/Give-to-Mission/Search-for-Projects/Projects/982161

Greenspoon Marder Law
Diversity Scholarship
Description: A scholarship to encourage racial and ethnic minority students to attend law school and provide financial assistance to these students.
Eligibility: 2L
Award: $2,500
Deadline: March
http://www.cfsarasota.org/bReceivebgrantsscholarships/Scholarships/SpecialInterestScholarships.aspx

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Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation
Description: For persons who demonstrate outstanding leadership potential, plan to pursue careers in government, the non-profit or advocacy sectors, education or in public service, and wish to attend graduate school to help prepare for their careers.
Eligibility: Candidates must be nominated by their institution of higher education. Applications are not accepted directly from candidates. Scholarships will be awarded to junior level students at four-year colleges or universities. Scholars selected as juniors receive up to $30,000 for graduate studies.
Deadline: February 3rd
Contact: Potential candidates should contact the Truman Faculty Representative at their school or contact:
Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation,
712 Jackson Pl, NW, Washington, DC 20006-4901;
Fax: 202-395-6995,
office@truman.gov
http://www.truman.gov/candidates/how-become-truman-scholar

Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society
Description: The competition is open to HIAS-assisted refugees and asylees in the United States.
Eligibility: Only those students who immigrated to the U.S. after January 1, 1992 are eligible.
Eligible candidates are limited to high school seniors, and college, graduate, or technical school students who can demonstrate one full year of attendance. All candidates must provide HIAS with official transcripts for a minimum of two full semesters (one year) at any combination of U.S. high school, undergraduate, graduate, or technical school. The semester in which you currently are enrolled will not be considered by the Scholarship Committee. All candidates must plan to pursue post-secondary education in a college, university, graduate or technical school program in the upcoming year.
Deadline: February
Contact: Only online applications will be accepted. We do not accept applications by mail.

Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers (HAWL) Scholarships
Description:  The mission of HAWL is to promote gender equality in the legal profession and under law. 
Eligibility:  Female, minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher, enrolled in a 2 or 4 year college, university or an accredited law school pursuing a degree in Law or Criminal Justice, resident or attending school in the Tampa Bay area
Award:  Five $500 scholarships
Deadline:  March 28
Contact:  HAWL Scholarship Committee
c/o Elizabeth L. Hapner
304 S. Plant Avenue
Tampa, FL 33606-2326
http://www.hawl.org/get-involved/scholarships/

Hillsborough County Bar Association
Trial and Litigation Section Scholarship
Description: scholarship will be presented to a law student who submits a 500 word essay that begins with the statement “I believe that jury trials are important to American Jurisprudence because. . .”
Eligibility: Stetson Law students
Award: $1,000
Deadline: February 1
Contact: Submit essays to Caroline Johnson Levine
levine.levinelaw@gmail.com

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
College Scholarship Program (Graduate Students)
Description: HSF/General College Scholarships are designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage in obtaining a college degree. Scholarships are available on a competitive basis.
Eligibility: Hispanic/U.S. Citizen, Full-time graduate student, 3.0 GPA
Award: $1,000-$5,000
Deadline: February 18
Contact: http://www.hsf.net/en/scholarships/

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Iranian American Bar Association
Description: IABA issues one or more scholarships each year to law students in good standing enrolled in an accredited law school in the United States. The scholarships take the form of bursaries paid out of our annual operating budget. We consider the scholarship program to be one of our organization's most valuable contributions to law students who embrace the mission of IABA and can demonstrate their commitment its mission and ideals.
Eligibility: Iranian descent, Full-time law student
Award: $2,000
Deadline: Spring
Contact: 1025 Connecticut Avenue N.W., Suite 1012
Washington, D.C. 20036
http://www.iaba.us/

Islamic Scholarship Fund
ISF's goal is to encourage Muslim students to pursue a college or post-graduate degrees in humanities, social sciences, liberal arts and law through awarding annual scholarships of $1000-$10,000 to deserving students. Scholarships are only awarded to citizens or legal permanent residents of the U.S.
Deadline: May 15th of each calendar year
Contact: (650)995-6782
Islamic Scholarship Fund
P.O.Box 802
Alamo, CA 94507
http://www.islamicscholarshipfund.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=68&Itemid=3

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Jacksonville Bar Association Young Lawyers Section
Description: The JBA/YLS scholarship is given annually to a first or second-year law student attending a Florida law school who intends to practice in the Jacksonville area following his or her graduation from law school. The scholarship is co-sponsored by the Financial News and Daily Record, a local business newspaper which is very active in the legal community and often publishes articles on legal affairs, as well as legal notices. The JBA/YLS advertises the award and distributes applications at all Florida law schools. Applications normally are solicited at the beginning of spring each year. The applications are then reviewed by members of the scholarship committee of the JBA/YLS and the publisher of the Financial News and Daily Record. Applicants are judged on such criteria as law school achievement and character, as well as need.
Eligibility: First or second-year law student enrolled in Florida law school, 2.5+ law school GPA, must be from Jacksonville and plan to practice in Jacksonville
Award: Variable
Deadline: May 20
Contact: The Jacksonville Bar Association
841 Prudential Drive, Suite 1320
Jacksonville, FL 32207
(904) 399-4486
http://www.jaxbar.org

Japanese American Citizens League

Abe and Esther Hagiwara Student Aid Award
Founded to provide financial assistance to a student who otherwise would have to delay or terminate his/ her education due to a lack of financing. Only applicants that exhibit severe financial need will be considered for this award.
Deadline: April 1
Contact: (415)345-1075
JACL National Scholarship Program
c/o Portland JACL
P.O.Box 86310
Portland, OR 97286
Jacl-newnpro@msn.com
http://www.jacl.org/

Mary Reiko Osaka Memorial Scholarship
Ms. Osaka was a graduate of the University of California Hastings College of Law and was the first Asian American woman to serve as district counsel for the U.S. Immigration & Naturalization Service. Annual awards for active members of the Japanese American Citizens League who are undergraduate or graduate students enrolled at a postsecondary institution in the US majoring in Law. A personal statement must be included with application packet. Nonrenewable.
Deadline: April 1
Contact: (415) 345-1075
JACL National Scholarship Program
c/o Portland JACL
P.O.Box 86310
Portland, OR 97286
Jacl-newnpro@msn.com
http://www.jacl.org/

Minoru Yasui Memorial Scholarship
The National Scholarship and Awards Program offer scholarships to students at the entering freshman, undergraduate, graduate, law, financial need and creative and performing arts. All scholarships are one-time awards. Every applicant must be an active National JACL member at either an Individual or Student/Youth Level. Couple/Family membership by a parent will not meet this requirement. Preference for this scholarship will be given to students with a strong interest in Human Rights and Civil Rights. Fields of study may include sociology, law or education.
Deadline: April 1
Contact: (415) 345-1075
JACL National Scholarship Program
c/o Portland JACL
P.O.Box 86310
Portland, OR 97286
Jacl-newnpro@msn.com
http://www.jacl.org/

J.L. Turner Legal Association of Texas
JLTLA Scholarships

Description: Each year, since 1982, the J.L. Turner Legal Association Foundation has awarded scholarships to minority law students that are from or attending law school in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Funds raised from the Annual Scholarship and Awards Banquet are used to fund the scholarships.
Eligibility: From Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, Second or third year law student, minority, merit, need
Award: Variable
Deadline: March 31
Contact: J.L. Turner Legal Association
P.O. Box 134002
Dallas, TX 75313-4002
(214) 761-1707
http://www.jltla.org/jltla/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=70&Itemid=59

The Joshua Gomes Memorial Scholarship Fund
Scholarships are awarded based on a combination of merit and need. Applicant must be HIV positive or have AIDS. Applicant must be accepted into or enrolled in a US college, university, institute or technical college. If you experienced any health-related issues that affected your grades, please submit a doctor's letter attesting to this fact. Applicant must be accepted into or enrolled in full-time undergraduate or graduate study. Three letters of recommendation attesting to motivation and character of applicant. A recent photograph of the applicant will be required. Minimum 500-word essay: Briefly explain your hopes, plans and goals for the future and how your schooling will help lay a path to fulfilling these. What motivates you to pursue a higher education? What subjects do you plan to study? What led you to this path of study?
Award: $1,000.00
Deadline: July 15
Contact: The Joshua Gomes Memorial Scholarship Fund
2700 South Emerson Street
Englewood, CO 80113-1737
http://joshuagomes.org/scholarship/

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Korean American Scholarship Fund Western Region Scholarships
Eligibility: Korean heritage, activities, academic achievement, financial need. Fulltime students with a 3.0 GPA. May be U.S. citizen or permanent resident or have student visa.
Award: $2,000 and up.
Deadline: May
http://www.kasf.org/application

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Lebanese American Heritage Club
Description: Offers about 25 scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students. This program is to provide scholarships to deserving and underprivileged Arab American students who possess the skills and desire to seek higher education; including high school graduates, college undergraduates and graduate students.
Eligibility: Students must be of Arab descent. Graduate student applicants must maintain full time status.
Deadline April 9
Contact: Complete and submit the application form online. Print the online form, sign it, and mail it with the other documents via First Class Mail only to:
The Arab American Scholarship Foundation
4337 Maple Road
Dearborn, Michigan 48126
http://www.lahc.org/scholarship1

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Makarios Scholarship Fund Inc.
Description: This year's scholarship awards are open to qualified applicants from the combined Endowments. The assets of the Funds consist of approximately $875,000.00 and are managed by the Investment Committee of the Cyprus Children's Fund and the Makarios Scholarship Foundation through Wachovia Securities. The major award of the Cyprus Children's Fund is the Makarios Scholarship/Theodore & Wally Lappas Award which was created in 1983 by the great benefactors of the Cypriot children, the late Theodore & Wally Lappas and is now continued by their daughter, Alexandra Lappas.
Eligibility: Full-time student, Greek/Cypriot origin
Award: Variable
Deadline: April 30
Contact: Kyriaki S. Christodoulou, Executive Director
(212) 696-4590 Fax (212) 532-9640
http://www.cyprus-childrensfund.org/

MALDEF Law School Scholarship
Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund

Description: MALDEF Law School Scholarship Program awards scholarships up to $7,000 each year to deserving individuals entering their first, second or third years of law school. Students must be enrolled in law school full-time in the upcoming school year to qualify.
Eligibility: Latino community, full-time law school student, academic success, financial need
Award: $7,000 per year
Deadline: October 1
Contact: MALDEF Law School Scholarship Program
634 S. Spring Street, 11th Floor
Los Angeles, California 90014
http://www.maldef.org/leadership/scholarships/index.html

Manatee FAWL Scholarship
Description: The scholarship is intended to recognize students who have dedicated themselves in a significant way to advancing the quality of life and stature in our society of women through community service or otherwise. Selection of recipients is based upon demonstrated commitment to causes that are consistent with the Mission of Florida Association for Women Lawyers.
Eligibility: Applicants must be a female, current or former Manatee County resident. Must be currently enrolled or have proof of admittance in an accredited law school; must be committed to advancing the quality of life and stature in our society of women through community service or otherwise.
Award: $500 - $1,000
Deadline: April 15
Contact: E-mail the completed application to Dawn Bates-Buchanan. dawnb@gulfcoastlegal.org

Miami-Dade Florida Association for Women Lawyers (MDFAWL)
Law Scholarships
Description: Several limited scholarships to law students who have made or seek to make contributions to the community in areas of health, safety, human rights, or human welfare.
Eligibility: Current law student
Award: Varies
Deadline: October 30 at 5:00 p.m.
Contact: Courtney Engelke, Esq. 
E-mail: courtney@colson.com

Ms. JD
Public Interest Scholarship
Description: Ms. JD is pleased to be offering scholarships for law students working in public interest law over the summer.
Eligibility: Law students working in public interest law during the summer and unpaid judicial externs.
Award: $500
Deadline: March 15
Contact: bence@ms-jd.org
http://ms-jd.org/

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The Nation Institute
Robert Masur Fellowship

Description: The fellowship competition is open to first-year law students who intend to carry out significant activities during the summer 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. The fellowship recipient receives a $1,000 honorarium.
Eligibility: First-year law student, interest in civil rights and/or civil liberties
Award: $1,000
Deadline: May 19
Contact: Robert Masur Fellowship
The Nation Institute
116 East 16th Street, 8th floor
New York, NY 10003
(212) 822-0252
http://www.nationinstitute.org/prizes/1068/the_robert_masur_fellowship_in_civil_liberties/

National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) -- Multicultural Scholarship Program
Description: The Multicultural Scholarship Program is part of the NACA Foundation's effort to increase the participation of ethnic minority individuals in the field of campus activities. The program is designed to provide economic assistance to qualified under-represented programmers, allowing them to attend NACA-sponsored training workshops, regional conferences and National Conventions.
Eligibility: Applicants are to be identified as members of the African-American, Latina/Latino, Native American, Asian-American, or Pacific Islander ethnic minorities. NACA membership is not a prerequisite for applicant consideration. Only current undergraduate students, graduate students and school staff members are eligible to apply.
Award: Up to four scholarships will be awarded annually. The awards are for registration only; travel is not included.
Deadline: May 1
Contact: Application can be submitted online. If you are unable to submit materials online please fax or mail.
NACA Office
Attention Dionne Ellison
13 Harbison Way
Columbia, SC 29212
Fax: (803) 749-1047
http://forms.naca.org/NACA/Forms/Multicultural+Scholarship+Program.htm

National Bar Institute -- African American Law Student Fellowship Program
Description: The African American Law Student Fellowship Program, a project of the Institute, was developed to assist students who are completing professional law degrees, a field where African American participation has traditionally been low.
Eligibility: African American law students in all areas of law are encouraged to apply.
Award: Fellowships range from $1000 to $10,000 depending on the availability of funds.
Deadline: May 15
Contact: National Bar Institute
1225 11th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20001-4217
(202) 842-3900
http://nationalbar.org/

National Federation of the Blind Scholarship
Description: In addition to a scholarship, each winner will be brought to the National Federation of the Blind Annual Convention in July at Federation expense, providing an excellent opportunity for high level networking with active blind persons in many, many different professions and occupations.
Eligibility: Legally blind
Award: Variable
Deadline: March 31
Contact: NFB Scholarship Committee
Anil Lewis, Chairman
(Atlanta, Georgia)
(404) 371-1000
scholarships@nfb.org
https://nfb.org/scholarships

National Military Family Association Scholarship
Available to spouses of Uniformed Services members who are enrolled in a post-secondary, graduate, vocational or technical school. Scholarship selection is based on your completion of some survey questions which will help us advocate for education changes on your behalf, short-answer questions, and an essay question which will help us get to know you better. If notified you have been selected for a scholarship, you must provide a copy of current military dependent ID within one week, or your scholarship funds will be awarded to another card-carrying applicant.
Deadline: Jan. 31
Contact: scholarships@militaryfamily.org
http://www.militaryfamily.org/our-programs/military-spouse-scholarships/

Native American Education Grant
Presbyterian Church

Description: For Alaska Natives and Native Americans pursuing full-time post-secondary education
Eligibility: Member of a Native American/Alaska Native tribe, 2.5 GPA, full-time student at an accredited college or university in the United States, demonstrate financial need, Preference in awarding is given to members of Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) congregations. Native American students from all faith traditions are encouraged to apply.
Award: $200-$3,000
Deadline: July 1
Contact: http://www.pcusa.org/financialaid/programs/nativeamericanedugrant.htm

NBA Commercial Law Section
Description:  The Diversity Empowerment Scholarship Award serves to facilitate and encourage minorities to enter the legal profession by assisting minority law students to meet the challenges and financial burdens of law school.  Therefore, the NBA-CLS has partnered with the National Black Law Students Association to identify deserving candidates to receive this award.
Eligibility:  The scholarship will be awarded to three diverse first, second or third year law school students and will be considered based on their economic need, involvement in the community and diversity related student organizations, leadership abilities and academic achievement.  The recipient must either be attending or have been admitted to an accredited Florida law school.  Consideration will also be given to extracurricular activities both inside and outside law school.
Deadline:  November 30
Contact: NBA Commercial Law Section
Dawn Tezino, Chair
chair@nbacls.com

(404)358-0404

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Olmstead (George and Carol) Foundation -- Olmstead Scholar Program
Description: Olmsted Scholars are nominated by their military services to study at foreign universities chosen by them and approved by their services. Each year, the Olmsted Scholar Program offers educational grants for two years of graduate study in a foreign language and other educational experiences in a foreign country to competitively selected career line officers from the four branches of the U.S. military.
Eligibility: Must be an active duty officer in the armed services of the United States. Demonstrated scholastic ability and language aptitude. Dedication to a career as a Military Officer. At least 3 years commissioned but not more than 11 years total active federal military service.
Award: Not to exceed $2,000
Deadline: The Foundation neither solicits nor processes applications for officers wanting to become Olmsted Scholars. Officers interested in becoming an Olmsted Scholar must apply and compete for nomination through their respective personnel headquarters.
Contact: Phone: (703) 536-3500 Fax: (703) 536-5020
http://www.olmstedfoundation.org/olmsted/web/index.cfm?view=scholarsProgram/vwMain&entID=12

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity -- Graduate Scholarship Grants
Description: The Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarship Grants were created to support any Brother seeking an undergraduate or graduate or professional degree while demonstrating financial need.
Eligibility: The applicant must be an undergraduate Brother who is of sophomore, junior, or a senior who intends on going to graduate or professional school; or a Brother who is of graduate or professional school standing; enrolled full-time in a four-year accredited collegiate institution; in good financial standing at all levels (International/District/Chapter);
in good standing with the collegiate institution; and have at least a 3.0 grade point average as defined on a 4.0 scale.
Award: $5,000
Deadline: April 12th
Contact:
Chris Kennerly
P.O. Box 714
Gambier, OH 43022
Kennerlyc@kenyon.edu
Phone: (740)507-4024
http://www.oppf.org/scholarship/

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Paralyzed Veterans of America Scholarship
Description: The Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) originally founded the scholarship program in 1986, and since that time, has awarded over $300,000 in scholarships. This program was originally devised to provide some financial reprieve for Paralyzed Veterans members and their families so that they may achieve their goals in the academic arena. The result of this competitive process is a monetary scholarship to assist them in reaching their post-secondary educational goals.
Eligibility: Paralyzed veteran, Full-time or part-time students
Award: $500-$1,000
Deadline: June 2
Contact: Trish Rollins
(800) 424-8200, Ext. 619
Email: TrishR@pva.org

Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans
Description: The purpose of The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is to provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. The Program is established in recognition of the contributions New Americans have made to American life and in gratitude for the opportunities the United States has afforded the donors and their family
Eligibility: New American, merit
Award: $20,000 (plus 50% of tuition)
Deadline: Varies
Contact: pdsoros_fellows@sorosny.org
http://www.pdsoros.org/

Phi Eta Sigma -- Graduate Scholarships
Applicants must be members of Phi Eta Sigma. Chapters may submit as many graduate applications as they deem appropriate. Applications for graduate scholarships may be sent directly to the secretary of the Scholarship Committee at the national office address or may be submitted to the chapter adviser so that all chapter applications may be sent to the national office in one mailing.
Award: $7,500
Deadline: All scholarship applications must be postmarked no later than March 1.
Contact: Applications may be obtained from the chapter adviser or from the national office. (A stamped self-addressed envelope should be enclosed.) Please apply to the faculty advisor of your local chapter.
http://www.phietasigma.org/how_to_apply

Pinellas Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers (PFAWL)
Single Parent Scholarship Program
Description: PFAWL offers a cash scholarship to a deserving single parent attending Stetson Law who has demonstrated the potential to overcome the challenges associated with managing his or her time as a single parent while successfully persevering throughout law school.
Eligibility: Full-time or part-time Stetson Law student, single parent, ability to demonstrate academic achievement and excellence
Award: $500 and an honorary one-year membership to PFAWL
Deadline: March 13
Application available in the Office of Admissions and Student Financial Planning
http://www.pfawl.org/

The Point Scholarship
Description: Point Foundation provides financial support through multi-year scholarships, leadership training, mentoring, and hope to LGBT students who are marginalized because of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
Eligibility: Applicants from all levels of higher education may apply for Point's scholarship award. Applications may only be submitted online.
Deadline: February 9
https://www.pointfoundation.org/

Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund (PRLDEF) Corporate Legal Internship
Description: This Legal Internship Program (1) allows students to spend the summer working directly with corporate attorneys, (2) introduces law students of color to career opportunities in corporate legal departments, and (3) matches students with mentors within corporate legal departments. This is a paid summer program.
Eligibility: First-year or second-year law students
Award: Paid summer program
Deadline: December 28
Contact: Ms. Sonji S. Patrick
Education Programs Director, PRLDEF
99 Hudson Street, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10013-2815
http://latinojustice.org/

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Richard M. Renkin and Associates
Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Scholarship
Description: To increase knowledge about blood cancers and to raise awareness about research during Blood Cancer Awareness Month, the law office has created a scholarship for a student affected by these diseases.
Eligibility: Current or incoming student; cumulative 3.0 GPA
Award: $1,000
Deadline: April 30
http://www.renkinlaw.com/leukemia-lymphoma-law-school-scholarship

Ruden McClosky Diversity Scholarship Program
Description: The Ruden McClosky Law Firm has created a Diversity Scholarship program with the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. The mission of the Ruden McClosky Diversity Scholarship Program is to encourage racial and ethnic minority students, groups that are traditionally underrepresented in the legal profession, to attend law school and provide financial assistance to these students.
Eligibility: Must have completed one year of law school
Award: $2,500 and an interview for the Ruden Summer Associate Program
Deadline: August
Contact: http://www.cfsarasota.org/bReceivebgrantsscholarships/Scholarships/SpecialInterestScholarships.aspx

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The Sarasota County Bar Association
Diversity Scholarship Fund (Richard R. Garland)

Description: The Sarasota County Bar Association Diversity Scholarship Fund is intended to provide an opportunity for first through third-year law students of under-represented minority backgrounds (e.g. race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, physical disability, or socioeconomic background), who have an interest in practicing law in Sarasota County upon graduation, to obtain summer placement. At the conclusion of the student's summer employment in a law firm or governmental agency located in Sarasota County, the law school the student attends will receive scholarship funds of $5,000 per student to be used by the student to continue his or her education.
Eligibility: First, second, or third-year law student; must be employed in Sarasota County in the summer.
Award: $5,000
Deadline: March 1
Contact: Earl Young, Grants & Scholarship Coordinator
Phone: (941) 556-7150
Email: eyoung@cfsarasota.org
http://www.cfsarasota.org/bReceivebgrantsscholarships/Scholarships/SpecialInterestScholarships.aspx

Serbian Bar Association of America
Description: The purpose and the mission of the Serbian Bar Association of America are as follows: To use the knowledge, experience, and skills of our profession to provide resource assistance to and promote the best interests of the Serbian American community, including the Serbian Orthodox Church, our national organizations, and our humanitarian organizations.
Eligibility: Serbian ancestry
Award: $500 - $2,000
Deadline: October 1
Contact: Serbian Bar Association of America
Attention: Drew Balac, Esq.
1000 N. Lake Shore Drive, Unit 2204
Chicago, IL 60611
Email: dbalac@aol.com
Serbian Bar Association of America
Attention: Ryann Whalen, Esq.
640 North LaSalle Street, Suite 590
Chicago, IL 60610
E-mail: rwhalen@mcdonaldhopkins.com
http://www.serbbar.org/

Sons of Italy Foundation -- National Leadership Grant
Description: Applications are screened by education professionals. Final selection is made by OSIA's National Education Committee. To expedite processing your application, please mail all materials in one packet and send via certified or express mail.
Eligibility: US citizens of Italian descent (at least one Italian or Italian American grandparent) enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a four year accredited academic institution. All recipients of the NELA scholarship must be in a matriculated program of study either on the undergraduate or graduate level.
Award: $5,000-$35,000
Deadline: February 27
Contact: National Leadership Grant Competition
Sons of Italy Foundation
219 E Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
http://www.osia.org/students/scholarships.php

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Tallahassee Barristers Association
Scholarship
Description: The association will award a scholarship to a student attending a law school in Florida who best articulates within an essay the importance of a particular piece of legislation or court decision in impacting diversity within a legal profession.
Eligibility: 1L, 2L, or 3L
Award: $500
Deadline: March 15
Contact: Mutaqee Akbar
Phone: (850) 383-0000
Email: tallahassee.barristers@gmail.com

Tampa Hispanic Bar Association
Cruz-Garcia Law Student Scholarship
Description: The association strives to provide resources and enhanced opportunities for the education of future attorneys of Hispanic origin or descent while promoting the quantity and quality of legal services for members of the Hispanic community.
Eligibility: Law student of Hispanic origin from the Tampa Bay area; minimum law school GPA of 2.0; academic achievement; personal achievement through service-oriented activities that benefit the Hispanic community in the Tampa Bay area; must be available to attend the Tampa Hispanic Bar Association Annual Gala in Tampa
Award: Two $1,000 Deadline: October 15
Contact: info@thba.org
http://thba.org/

Transgender Scholarship and Education Legacy Fund (TSELF)
Description: TSELF awards several scholarships for transgender-identified students in the helping and caring professions, including social services, health care, religious instruction, teaching, and law. The awards are sponsored by the International Foundation for Gender Education.
Deadline: February 1st
Contact: International Foundation for Gender Education (IFGE)
TSELF Awards Committee
PO Box 540229
Waltham, MA 02454-0229
Phone: 1-781-899-2212
Fax: 1-781-899-2212
www.tself.org

Tyron Garner Memorial Fellowship for African-American LGBT Civil Rights
Description: The first fellowship will be awarded to a law student or recent law graduate to work in any of Lambda Legal's five offices during the summer. The fellowship will be funded at $500/week, for up to 14 weeks, and round-trip travel from the fellow's school or home will also be covered. Applications should include a resume, writing sample, and a letter of interest indicating the Lambda Legal office in which the applicant would be interested in working, a description of experience working in African-American communities, interest in working on LGBT and HIV issues in African-American communities, and interest in any other particular areas or legal issues.
Eligibility: Student dedicated to focus on LGBT and HIV civil rights issues in African-American communities
Award: Varies
Deadline: Varies
Contact: Hayley Gorenberg, Deputy Legal Director
Attn: Tyron Garner Memorial Fellowship for African-American LGBT Civil Rights
Lambda Legal
120 Wall Street, Suite 1500
New York, New York 10005-3904
Fax 212-809-0055
hgorenberg@lambdalegal.org
http://www.lambdalegal.org/

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Vietnamese American Bar Association Scholarship
Description: VABA-DC was established, in part, to contribute to the public interest by serving as a voice for the local Vietnamese American community and assisting community members with legal concerns.  This scholarship is for law students who have ties to the East Coast and who have demonstrated a commitment to serving the Vietnamese American communities in that region.
Eligibility: Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of community service, academic performance, essay, and to a more limited extent, their connections to the Vietnamese American community on the East Coast.
Award: Up to two $1,500 scholarships
Deadline: February 18    
Contact: Hansel T. Pham
White & Case LLP
701 Thirteenth Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20005
Email: hpham@whitecase.com
http://www.vabadc.com/



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Waterbury Bar Association (Connecticut)
Description: The Waterbury Bar Association Memorial Scholarship Fund exists to provide financial support to deceased members' children who wish to continue their educations. Contributions to this Fund can be made in memory of any deceased member.
Eligibility: Family of a former member, Full-time or Part-time law student
Award: $1,000 - $1,500
Deadline: April 20
Contact: Gina Petrokaitis, Esq.
678 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, CT 06708
http://www.waterburybar.org/scholarship-fund/

Women in Defense -- Horizons Foundation Scholarship Program
Description: Women In Defense, A National Security Organization, established the HORIZONS Foundation to encourage women to pursue careers related to the national security and defense interests of the United States and to provide development opportunities to women already working in national security and defense fields. The scholarship program is intended to provide financial assistance to further educational objectives of women who are U.S. citizens either employed or planning careers in defense or national security areas. (This is not law enforcement or criminal justice.)
Eligibility: The Foundation focuses on the following preferred fields of study for awarding scholarships: security studies, military history, government relations, engineering, computer science, physics, mathematics, business (as it relates to national security or defense), law (as it relates to national security or defense), international relations, political science, economics. Others will be considered if the applicant can successfully demonstrate relevance to a career in the areas of national security or defense.
Award: Varies
Deadline: July 1
http://wid.ndia.org/horizon/Pages/default.aspx

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Zeta Phi Beta Sorority -- Nancy B. Woolridge McGee Graduate Fellowship
Available to graduate students working on a professional degree: masters, doctoral or enrolled in post doctoral study. Available to members of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated who are pursuing a graduate or professional degree in a chosen field of study.
Award: Up to $2,500
Deadline: February 1
Contact: Cheryl Williams
National Second Vice President
6322 Bocage Drive
Shreveport, LA 71119
http://www.scholarships4school.com/scholarships/nancy-b-woolridge-mcgee-graduate-fellowship.html

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