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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

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

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 3
Contact: ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund
Diversity Center
American Bar Association
321 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 988-5415

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

American Association for Justice (AAJ)
Trial Advocacy Scholarship

Description: This scholarship is open to all second and third-year AAJ Law Student Members. A $2,500 scholarship will be awarded 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 Eligibility: Second and third-year AAJ Law Student Member
Award: $2,500
Deadline: May 31
Contact: American Association for Justice
AAJ Trial Advocacy Scholarship
Attn: Brandon Grubesky
777 6th Street, N.W.
Suite 200
Washington, DC 20001
(800) 424-2725, ext. 8302

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

Description: This scholarship is open to all incoming first, second and third-year AAJ Law Student Members. Six $1,000 scholarships will be awarded 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
Eligibility: First-, second-, and third-year African American, Hispanic, Asian American, Native American and Bi-Racial AAJ Law Student Members.
Award: Six $1,000 awards
Deadline: May 31st
Contact: Brandon Grubesky
American Association for Justice
The Richard D. Hailey AAJ Law Student Scholarships
777 6th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(800) 424-2725, ext. 8302

American Association for Justice (AAJ) Women for Justice Education Fund's 2014 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: May 1, 2014
Contact: Catherine Rodman
AAJ Membership
777 6th Street NW
Suite 200
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (800) 424-2725. ext. 8389

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

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

American Baptist Financial Aid Program
Graduate Study Scholarships

Description: The Office of Financial Aid for Studies, National Ministries, administers the American Baptist Financial Aid Program that supports undergraduate students, graduate students, and seminarians.
Award: Scholarship amounts vary and are paid directly to the school and credited toward the recipient's tuition.
Eligibility: Graduate students must be an active member of an American Baptist church for at least one year before applying for aid, enrolled at an accredited institution in the USA or Puerto Rico; and a United States citizen.
Deadline: May 31st
Contact: Office of Financial Aid for Studies
National Ministries
American Baptist Churches, USA
PO Box 851
Valley Forge, PA 19482-0851
(800) ABC-3USA, ext. 2067; Fax 610-768-2453

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

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

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

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

American Intellectual Property Law Association: Robert C. Watson Award
Description: The Watson Award is awarded to the author of best article on a subject relating to the protection of intellectual property.
Award: $2,000
Eligibility: To be eligible for consideration, the article must have been written solely by a student or students either in full time attendance at a law school (day or evening) or prepared in connection with a law school course. Papers should be approximately the equivalent of 10 law review pages including footnotes (30-40 pages typed copy). Submission of 20 copies is required. Submissions must include the submitter's name, current address, current telephone number, and employment information, if applicable.
Contact: American Intellectual Property Law Association
Watson Award Competition
241 18th Street South, Suite 700
Arlington, VA 22202
Telephone: 703-415-0780

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

Appelman Law Firm Criminal Defense Scholarship
Description: The Appelman Law Firm Criminal Defense Scholarship is designed to reward those who’ve made better choices after a conviction – those who have managed to turn their lives around and intend to pursue a career in criminal defense.
Eligibility: Must be a U.S. citizen with a criminal record, accepted/enrolled at an accredited law school in the United States, and have at least a 3.5 GPA.
Award: $1,000
Deadline: May 31
Contact: Ryan McGinty
6465 Wayzata Boulevard Suite 120
St. Luis Park, MN 55426

Arent Fox Diversity Scholarship Program
Description: Arent Fox is seeking applicants for its Diversity Scholarship Program. The firm will award three first-year law students $15,000. The scholarship recipients will also join Arent Fox's summer associate program. Each of the firm's three offices (Washington, New York, Los Angeles) will host one of the recipients for the summer.
Eligibility: 1L
Award: $15,000
Deadline: January 22
Washington- Libby Tracey (207)715-8503
New York- Lisa J. Visconti (212)484-3913
Los Angeles- Kimberly Harrell (213)443-7530

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
National Chairman, DAR Scholarship Committee
PO Box 2906
Ridgeland, MS  39158-2906

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
(240) 314-7155

Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired
William and Dorothy Ferrell Scholarship
Description: The Ferrell Scholarship is awarded biennially to two selected applicants who are legally blind and are studying for a career in the field of services to persons who are blind or visually impaired.
Eligibility: Legally blind, graduate student, and plan to work in career assisting the blind
Award: $750
Deadline: February 15
Contact: AER Central Office
1703 North Beauregard Street Suite 440
Alexandria, VA  22311-1717
(703) 671-4500

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
Haneman-Perskie Scholarship Foundation, c/o Atlantic County Bar Association
1201 Bacharach Blvd., Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Auger & Auger Attorneys at Law
Disabled Scholar Award
Description: The Semi-Annual Auger & Auger Disabled Scholar Award is awarded during both fall and spring semesters to a high-achieving student.
Eligibility: Outstanding academic merit; minimum GPA 2.8
Award: $1,000
Deadline: November 30th for spring semester

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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, 2015

Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing
George H. Nofer Scholarship for Law and Public Policy
Description: The George H. Nofer Scholarship for Law and Public Policy is for full-time graduate students with a moderate to profound hearing loss who are attending accredited law school or a Master's or Doctoral program in public policy or public administration.
Eligibility: Profound/Severe Hearing Loss, Full-time Law Student
Award: $5,000
Deadline: April 9

Beta Theta Pi Foundation
Seth R. and Corrine H. Brooks Scholarship

Description: The Beta Theta Pi Foundation will present two Seth R. and Corrine H. Brooks scholarships for $1,350 each to the son or daughter of a member of Beta Theta Pi.
Eligibility: Full-time student and son or daughter of a Beta Theta Pi alumnus. 
Award: Variable
Deadline: April 1
Contact: Beta Theta Pi Foundation
PO Box 6277
5134 Bonham Road
Oxford, OH 45056
800-800-2382 (BETA)

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

Boling Rice, LLC
Description: A yearly scholarship offered by Boling Rice, LLC to assist with the financial strain of education expenses.
Eligibility: Current or incoming college student.
Award: $1,000
Deadline: January 15

Brett Murphy Law Firm
The Future Leaders Scholarship
Description: The Future Leaders Scholarship is available to law school students who have an interest in personal injury law and are working towards their Juris Doctorate degree.
Eligibility: Must be a U.S. citizen, full-time enrollment in accredited law school, provide proof of enrollment/intent to enroll, and a minimum 3.5 GPA.
Award: $2,000
Deadline: July 15, 2014
Contact: Ingrid Taylor
1310 10th Street, Suite 104
Bellingham, WA 98225

Brown, PC
National Business Law Scholarship
Description: The Emerging Business Group at Brown, PC offers this stipend to a law student with a demonstrated interest in business law.
Eligibility: 2L or 3L; minimum GPA 3.0
Award: $500
Deadline: December 12

Brown, PC
National Criminal Law Scholarship
Description: The White Collar Defense Group at Brown, PC offers this stipend to a law student with a demonstrated interest in criminal law.
Eligibility: 2L or 3L; minimum GPA 3.0
Award: $500
Deadline: December 12

Brown, PC
National Intellectual Property Law Scholarship
Description: The Intellectual Property Group at Brown, PC offers this stipend to a law student with a demonstrated interest in intellectual property law.
Eligibility: 2L or 3L; minimum GPA 3.0
Award: $500
Deadline: December 12

Brown, PC
National Tax Scholarship
Description: The Tax Practice Group at Brown, PC offers this stipend to a law student with a demonstrated interest in intellectual tax law.
Eligibility: 2L or 3L; minimum GPA 3.0
Award: $500
Deadline: December 12

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 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. 

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C.
Diversity Scholarship
Description: The scholarship will be awarded to a student who is a member of an ethnic or racial minority or demonstrates commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career.
Eligibility: Current student, U.S. citizen, member of an ethnic or racial minority, minimum 3.0 GPA
Award: $2,000
Deadline: May 31

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

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 28
Contact:  Laura L. Rehbein
Scholarship Committee, BPW
4809 Ehrlich Road, Suite 101
Tampa, FL 33624

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Camden County Bar Association
Harold and Harriet Plum Memorial Scholarship

Description: A scholarship of $1,000 to be given to a student of any accredited law school. Applicants must demonstrate scholastic achievement as well as genuine financial need.
Eligibility: Attending accredited law school; academic achievement; and financial need
Award: $1,000
Deadline: February 28
Contact: Executive Director--Scholarships
Camden County Bar Foundation
1040 N. Kings Highway, Suite 201
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
(856) 482-0620

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 6, 2011
Contact: Shannon Williams
100 South Ashley Drive
Suite 400
Tampa, FL 33602

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, 2014

Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts Scholarship and Loan Program
Description: The scholarship and student loan program is available to students attending accredited institutions of higher education in the United States. Awards are made primarily to residents of Western Massachusetts except as noted in the fund descriptions. Each scholarship and loan fund has specific criteria which determine eligibility. View our Scholarship Brochure to see descriptions of the various funds and our guidelines for information about starting a new scholarship fund.
Eligibility: Resident of Western Massachusetts
Award: Variable
Deadline: March 31
Contact: Tower Square/Marriot building
1500 Main Street
Suite 2300
Springfield, MA 01115
(413) 732-2858

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

Console & Hollawell Legal Leaders Scholarship
Description: The Console & Hollawell $1,000 Legal Leaders Scholarship 2014 is available to students who are pursuing a career in law. Applicants must be pursuing a degree in the following areas: pre-law, paralegal studies, or working towards their juris doctorate in any concentration of the law.
Eligibility: Must be a U.S. Citizen; Must be a full-time student (or planning to attend on a full-time basis) an accredited institution of higher education; Must demonstrate admission and plans to enroll, or proof of current enrollment in an accredited institution of higher education; Academic achievement as reflected by a minimum 3.0 GPA
Award: $1,000
Deadline: July 15
Contact: Jonathan Lister
525 Route 73 North
Suite 117
Marlton, NJ 08053

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

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

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

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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

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
1L Diversity Scholarship Program

Description: DWT will offer two scholarships, which consist of a paid summer clerkship (one position in our Seattle office and one position in our Portland office) and $7,500 for the student's second year tuition and expenses.
Eligibility: Diverse background; first-year law student; civic involvement; summer associate
Award: $7,500 and Summer Associate Position
Deadline: January 18

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
1L Diversity Scholarship Program
Suite 2200
1201 Third Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98101-3045

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
1L Diversity Scholarship Program
Attention: Dan DiResta
Suite 2300
1300 SW Fifth Avenue
Portland, OR 97201-5630

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

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

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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, 2012
(813) 374-8907

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

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

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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 2014 and who are scheduled to graduate during in 2014.
Award: The Association will award at least two $1,500 scholarships to eligible students.
Deadline: January 31, 2014

Faegre & Benson
Diversity Scholarship Program

Description: Each year, Faegre & Benson offers two $12,000 scholarships to help students pay for their final years of law school. Recipients will also work as summer associates at one of the firm's four U.S. offices between their first and second years of law school.
Eligibility: Graduation date of Spring 2014
Award: $12,000
Deadline: January 9
Trisha A. Seldon
(612) 766-8952

Kasey C. Fenn
(303) 607-3747

Federal Circuit Bar Association
William S. Bullinger Scholarship
Description: An award of $5,000 will be given in memory of William S. Bullinger.
Eligibility: Student pursuing a J.D. degree; interested in one of many topics of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; financial need
Award: $5,000
Contact: Kevin R. Casey

Federal Circuit Bar Association
Douglas B. Henderson Leadership Scholarship
Description: An award of $10,000 will be given in recognition of Doug B. Henderson, Founding President of the Federal Circuit Bar Association.
Eligibility: Student pursuing a J.D. degree; interested in one of many topics of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; financial need
Award: $10,000
Deadline: April 15
Contact: Keven R. Casey

Federal Circuit Bar Association
Howard T. Markey Memorial Scholarship
Description: An award of $10,000, in memory of Howard T. Markey the first Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Eligibility: Student pursuing a J.D. degree; interested in one of many topics of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; financial need
Award: $10,000
Deadline: April 15
Contact: Keven R. Casey

Federal Circuit Bar Association
Helen W. Nies Memorial Scholarship
Description: An award of $10,000 will be given in memory of Helen W. Nies, former Chief Judge of the United States of Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Eligibility: Student pursuing a J.D. degree; interested in one of many topics of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and women law studies in intellectual property; financial need
Award: $10,000
Contact: Kevin R. Casey

Federal Circuit Bar Association
Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Scholarship

Description: An award of $10,000, in memory of Giles S. Rich, Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Eligibility: Student pursuing a J.D. degree; interested in one of many topics of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; financial need
Award: $10,000
Deadline: April 15
Contact: Kevin R. Casey

Federal Circuit Bar Association
Veterans Scholarship
Description: Award created to assist military veterans in their study of law.
Eligibility: Military veteran; student pursuing a J.D. degree; interested in one of many topics of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; financial need
Award: $5,000

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

Findlandia Foundation
P.J.C. Lindfors Legal Scholarship

Description: The Finlandia Foundation National Student Scholarships Program was established in the late 1950s with awards to students attending prestigious music institutions including The Juilliard School and the Sibelius Academy of Music. Other awards include the P.J.C. Lindfors Legal Scholarship.
Eligibility: Finnish ancestry, Enrolled full-time, minimum 3.0 GPA
Award: Variable
Deadline: February 1
Contact: Finlandia Foundation National
470 W. Walnut Street
Pasadena, California 91103, United States
(626) 795-2081

Finnegan Henderson Law Firm
Diversity Scholarship

Description: The Finnegan Diversity Scholarship provides financial support to qualified minority students who demonstrate a commitment to pursuing a career in Intellectual Property Law.
Eligibility: Minority, 1L full-time or 2L part-time
Award: $15,000
Deadline: January 11
Contact: Suzanne Gentes
(202) 408-4034
Director of Professional Recruitment and Development
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

Florida Advisory Council Military Education Scholarship (FL ACME)
Description: FL ACME works to promote, encourage, and deliver meaningful education within all branches of the Armed Services.  They establish and maintain communication between the military, college/university educators, state and other government agencies.
Eligibility:  Any Active Duty, Guard, or Reserve service member or spouse of the U.S. Armed Forces will be eligible for an award.  The service member or spouse must be stationed (permanent duty) at a Florida installation during the Application Period of the Award year. 
Award:  $1,000
Deadline:  February 28
Contact:  Kenneth A. Gonzalez, Chairman, Scholarship Committee
Scholarship Selection Committee
Florida Advisory Council on Military Education (FL-ACME)
P. O. Box 3456
Riverview, FL 33568-3456

Florida Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company (FLMIC) Law Student Essay Contest
Description:  The use of technology into today's world can and does present new challenges and risks for attorneys in small firms as well as for solo practitioners representing clients involved in litigation and e-discovery. Therefore, it is important for future Florida lawyers to be able to identify e-discovery risks and to identify practices and strategies, which may mitigate or avoid future legal malpractice claims.  This contest is designed to encourage Florida law students to research e-discovery issues, isolate discussion and analysis on one legal or ethical issue and suggest ways to manage the identified or perceived malpractice risk.
Eligibility:  The contest is open to all students enrolled in a Florida law school as of the deadline date or during the prior academic year. 
Award:  The winner of the essay contest will receive 1) a $500 award, 2) recognition by FLMIC and the YLD at the Annual Florida Bar Convention in June 2012, 3) free admission to the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists Annual Conference to be held on April 2-4, 2012 at the Westin Diplomat in Hollywood (including two nights of accommodations at the Westin Diplomat), and 4) the winning entry will be submitted for publication consideration to The Florida Bar Journal by the YLD.  The student awarded an Honorable Mention prize will receive a $250 cash award and recognition by FLMIC and the YLD at the Annual Florida Bar Convention in June 2012.
Deadline:  March 1
Contact: 541 East Mitchell Hammock Road
Oviedo, FL 32765

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
Foundation for Community Association Research
225 Reinekers Lane, Suite 300
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 684-1581

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: May 1st
Contact: Friends of Scott Foundation
Scott Delgadillo College Scholarship Fund
6977 Navajo Rd. #168
San Diego, CA 92119

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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

George V. Powell Diversity Scholarship
Description: We are seeking candidates who will contribute meaningfully to the diversity of the legal community and who have a demonstrated desire to work, live, and eventually practice law in Seattle or Portland. The candidates' academic achievements and record of leadership abilities, community service, and involvement in community issues will be taken into consideration. Candidates must be second year students in good standing at an ABA accredited law school. Candidates in four year joint degree programs will be considered after their third year. Eligibility: Interest in practicing law in Seattle or Portland, Academic achievement, Leadership, Community service, 2L at ABA accredited law school Award: 2007 Summer Associate, $6,000 Deadline: October 1 Contact: Len Roden, Administrator of Attorney Recruiting
Lane Powell PC
1420 Fifth Avenue, Suite 4100
Seattle, WA 98101-2338
(206) 223-6123

Get Prepped (GP) LSAT
Law Student Scholarship

Description: The GP LSAT Prep - law student scholarship is available to current law students. One or more grants are awarded twice yearly.
Eligibility: Current law student (1L, 2L, and 3L).  Review factors include: personal statement, LSAT test scores, class rank, and degree/major courses.
Award:  Variable
Deadline Jan. 30 and June 30 annually (Jan. 30 2012 deadline extended to Feb. 21)
Contact: To request an application form click "Contact Us"  on their website

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:
(212) 870-3787
Scholarship Office/Leadership Development Office
General Board of Global Ministries
Room 1351
475 Riverside Dr.
New York, NY 10115

Goodwin & Scieszka Innovation Scholarship
Description: Awarded to three students intending to pursue a career in law. With a grand prize of $1,000 and two runners-up receiving $500 each, the Innovation Scholarship will be accepting applications from current students attending either an accredited law school or an accredited university in the United States.
Eligibility: Must be either a current law student at an accredited law school within the U.S. or planning to attend law school, have a 2.8 GPA, and submit office transcripts.
Deadline: June 1
Contact: Philip Rudy
999 Hayes, Suite 385
Birmingham, Mi 48009
(248) 644-4529

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H. Fletcher Brown Scholarship
Description: FIELD(S): Medicine; Dentistry; Law; Engineering; Chemistry
Eligibility: Open to U.S. citizens born in Delaware and still residing in Delaware. For 4 years of study (undergrad or grad) leading to a degree that enables applicant to practice in chosen field. Scholarships are based on need, scholastic achievement, and good moral character.
Amount: Varies
Deadline: Applications available in February. Must be completed by April 15th. Write for complete information.
C/O PNC Bank; Trust Dept.
P.O. Box 791
Wilmington DE 19899
(302) 429-1186

Harris Beach PLLC Diversity Scholarship
Description: Harris Beach is dedicated to promoting a culture where diversity is respected and welcomed. Each individual is valued for the unique experiences and perspectives they bring to the firm. We view diversity as extending beyond race, gender, religion, and sexual orientation to include all of the factors that define an individual. We believe that the rich personal, social, economic, and cultural diversity of our workforce enhances our work environment and the legal solutions we offer to our clients.
Eligibility: 2L, Member of groups traditionally underrepresented in large law firms, Strong commitment to live in New York
Award: $7,500 and participation in the Summer Program
Deadline: September 5
Contact: Harris Beach PLLC
99 Garnsey Road
Pittsford, NY 14534

Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc.
Law Scholarship
Description: Scholarship is offered to college students who have suffered a serious injury, and who are committed to demonstrating a determination to rebuild their lives by attending college.
Eligibility: Current student
Award: $1,000
Deadline: May 31

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,

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.

The Hemophilia Health Services Memorial Scholarship
Accredo's Hemophilia Health Services Memorial Scholarship Program has been awarding scholarships to persons with hemophilia and related bleeding disorders so they can continue their higher education.
Eligible to apply are U.S. citizens with hemophilia (factor VIII or IX), von Willebrand disease (types 1, 2, 2A, 2B, 2M, 2N, or 3), factor I (fibrinogen), factor II (prothrombin), factor V (proaccelerin), factor VII (proconvertin), factor X, factor XI , factor XIII, or Glanzmann's thrombasthenia. This is open to college seniors who are planning to attend graduate school or students who are already enrolled in graduate school.
Award: Varies
Deadline: May 1

Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson First-Year Diversity Student Fellowship
Description: With HCMP's commitment to promoting diversity, the firm has established a First-Year Diversity Student Fellowship. The Fellowship includes a salaried Summer Associate position following the first year of law school, and a $7,500 scholarship to defray tuition and expenses during the student's second academic year. First-year students who contribute to the diversity of their law school, and who will contribute to the diversity of the legal profession are encouraged to apply.
Eligibility: The following factors may be considered: Diverse background and life experiences, capacity to contribute to diversity of legal community, academic success, significant accomplishments and activities, commitment to community service, leadership ability, and financial assistance
Award: $7,500 and salaried Summer Association position
Deadline: January 23
Contact: Eileen J. Kraabel, Recruiting Administrator
Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson, PS
1221 Second Avenue, Suite 500
Seattle, WA 98101

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, 2014
Contact:  HAWL Scholarship Committee
c/o Elizabeth L. Hapner
304 S. Plant Avenue
Tampa, FL 33606-2326

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

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

Hogan/Smoger Access to Justice Essay Contest
Description: This scholarship was originally established in 1970 by the late Roscoe B. Hogan of Birmingham, Alabama, a prominent environmental lawyer. The competition provided law students the opportunity to investigate and offer solutions to the many injustices inflicted on the environment. With additional support from attorney Gerson Smoger -- a past president of Public Justice and current board member -- the contest was renamed, and, beginning with the 2011 competition, expanded to consider not only environmental but all forms of injustice.
Eligibility: If the essay is prepared for academic credit, it is eligible only if submitted for credit during the 2013-2014 academic year. If the essay was neither prepared nor submitted for academic credit, it is eligible only if prepared for this contest during the 2013-2014 academic year. If the essay was prepared as part of paid legal work outside of law school, it is not eligible for this contest. Students must also submit an abstract (limited to 100 words) describing the paper. Please include name, address, law school and phone number on the abstract. The author’s name and law school must NOT appear anywhere in the essay other than on the cover page and abstract.
Award: $5,000
Deadline: February 28, 2014
Contact: Kate Hudkins

Houtan Scholarship Fund
Description: The Houtan Scholarship Foundation seeks students from all origins, Iranian and non-Iranian, who have high academic performance and proven interest in promoting Iran's great culture, heritage, language and civilization.
Eligibility: Must have working knowledge of Farsi, interest in Iranian culture/heritage/literature, attending graduate school, academic success/significant improvement in academic success, financial need
Award: $2,500 per semester
Deadline: (Fall) June 1, (Spring) October 1
Contact: The Houtan Scholarship Foundation
300 Central Ave
Egg Harbor Twp., NJ 08234
(609) 653-9317

Howell & Christmas, LLC
Visionary Scholarship
Description: Howell & Christmas, LLC are offering assistance to support future lawyers of America.
Eligibility: U.S. citizen or permanent resident; current student at accredited university; minimum GPA 2.8; attending school during the Spring 2015 semester
Award: $1,000
Deadline: September 30

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Icing on the Ring
Triumph Over Breast Cancer Scholarship
Description: Icing on the Ring created this scholarship to assist one achievement-oriented student who is struggling with or has survived breast cancer.
Eligibility: Student currently fighting breast cancer, in remission, or has beaten breast cancer.
Award: $1,000
Deadline: November 30

International Franchise Association Educational Foundation
Description: Franchise Law Diversity Scholarship Award. The scholarship program will recognize academic achievement among minority law students and will encourage students to study franchise and distribution law.
Eligibility: Minority students with 2L or 3L status during the period of the scholarship. Must be enrolled in at least one course oriented toward franchise law.
Award: $4,000
Deadline: February 15
Contact: Miriam L. Brewer, Director of Diversity,
IFA Educational Foundation, 1501 K Street, N.W., Suite 350, Washington, D.C. 20005

Insler & Hermann, LLP
Disabled Law Student Scholarship
Description: Scholarship provided to a U.S. law student who has done a good job moving his or her life forward despite the challenges presented by a personal physical or mental disability.
Eligibility: Current student
Award: $1,000
Deadline: January 1

Institute for Humane Studies
Human Studies Fellowship

Description: The Institute for Humane Studies awards scholarships up to $12,000 for undergraduate or graduate study in the United States or abroad. Last year IHS awarded over 165 scholarships to outstanding undergraduate, graduate, law, and professional students who are exploring the principles, practices, and institutions necessary to a free society through their academic work.
Eligibility: Law student exploring the principles, practices, and institutions for a free society
Award: Up to $12,000
Deadline: December 31
Contact: Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University
3301 N. Fairfax Dr., Ste. 440
Arlington VA 22201
(703) 993-4880 or (800) 697-8799

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

Iranian American Scholarship Fund
Description: We are a national scholarship fund, and to date we have awarded 97 scholarships to young Iranian-American students throughout the nation.
Eligibility: Iranian descent, 3.5 GPA, financial need
Award: $1,000-$3,000
Deadline: April 1
Fax: (619) 374-7335

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

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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

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

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

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

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

John Gyles Education Center Awards
Description: John Gyles Education Awards are available each year to students in both Canada and the United States. They are the result of a private, benevolent endeavor established in 1990. Those selected will receive up to $3,000.00. Several scholarships are awarded directly to students and a list of recipients is available at the end of each calendar year.
Eligibility: U.S. or Canadian citizen, minimum 2.7 GPA, full-time student
Award: $3,000
Deadline: June 1
Contact: John Gyles Education Awards
Attention: R. James Cougle, Administrator
P.O. Box 4808
259-103 Brunswick Street
Fredericton, New Brunswick
Canada E3B 5G4
Phone: (506) 459-7460

The John W. Perry Scholarship -- Scholarships for Students Denied Federal Financial Aid Because Of Drug Convictions.
The John W. Perry Scholarship is available to students who are affected by Section 484, subsection "r" of the Higher Education Act of 1998 (HEA) which delays or denies federal student financial aid to applicants with any misdemeanor or felony drug conviction. You must demonstrate financial need and demonstrate potential to succeed in school. Additionally, you must complete the online pre-application form and then download an application in PDF format. It is recommended that you file a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Please visit the sponsor's Web site for additional information.
Award: up to $2,000 per semester
Contact: (202)362-0030
The John W. Perry Fund
c/o DRCNet Foundation
1623 Connecticut Avenue NW, 3rd Floor
Washington, DC 20009

José Martí Scholarship Challenge Grant Fund
Description: The José Martí Scholarship Challenge Grant Fund is a need-based merit scholarship that provides financial assistance to eligible students of Hispanic origin who will attend Florida public or eligible private institutions.
Eligibility: Graduate students may apply, but priority for the scholarships is given to graduating high school seniors. The number of new awards made each year is subject to contributions from private sources and funds appropriated by the Florida Legislature. Be a Florida resident and a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen. A student's residency and citizenship status are determined by the postsecondary institution. Questions regarding such status should be directed to the financial aid office or admissions office of the institution the student plans to attend.
Not owe a repayment or be in default under any state or federal grant, loan, or scholarship program unless satisfactory arrangements to repay have been made. Be of Spanish culture, born in or having a natural parent who was born in either Mexico, or a Hispanic country of the Caribbean, Central or South America, regardless of race.
Award: The number of new awards made each year is subject to contributions from private sources and funds appropriated by the Florida Legislature.
Deadline: April 1st
Contact: OSFA, State Scholarship and Grant Programs
1940 North Monroe Street, Suite 70
Tallahassee, Florida 32303-4759
(888) 827-2004

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: July15
Contact: The Joshua Gomes Memorial Scholarship Fund
2700 South Emerson Street
Englewood, CO 80113-1737

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Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation
Description: The foundation is able to provide scholarships to Thetas in good standing for undergraduate and graduate education. Please refer to the website for an A to Z listing of scholarships and applications.
Eligibility: Women only, must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen. Scholarships are based on financial need, and be a KAT member in good standing.
Award: Varies by scholarship
Deadline: Varies
Contact: Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation
8740 Founders Road
Indianapolis, IN 46268-1300
(317) 876-1870

Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation
Description: Most scholarships are available to all applicants. Some do have restrictions or preferences as requested by donors. Applicants will be considered for all scholarships for which they are eligible. Scholarships must be completed online, and you need to be a registered KKG member to access the member area. Additional supporting documents must be sent via U.S. mail.
Eligibility: Women only, must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen. Must maintain a B average, and be a KKG member in good standing.
Award: Varies
Deadline: February 1

Katz & Phillips, P.A.
Single-Parent Scholarship
Description: Katz & Phillips, P.A. intends to support single-parents who manage family obligations while attending law school.
Eligibility: Attending law school or accepted to begin law school within 6 months of application; minimum GPA 2.8
Award: $1,000
Deadline: September 30

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

Kosciuszko Foundation Tuition Scholarship Programs
Description: Kosciuszko Foundation Tuition Scholarships support American students of Polish descent for full-time graduate studies in the United States, the one-year Master's program at the Center for European Studies, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, and English Schools of Medicine in Poland.
Eligibility: Polish ancestry, enrolled full-time, minimum 3.0 GPA
Award: Variable
Deadline: December 30
Contact: (212) 734-2130 Ext. 210

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Ladah Law Firm, PLLC
Injury Scholarship
Description: A scholarship offered to a current law student who has direct experience with the long term effects of a personal injury.
Eligibility: Curent law student attending in 2015; minimum GPA 3.0
Award: $2,000
Deadline: May 31

Latham Diversity Scholars Program
Description: To become a Latham Diversity Scholar, you must be enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school and intend to practice law in a major city of the United States. You must have successfully completed your first year of a full-time JD program, with an expected graduation date of spring 2009, and you may not be the recipient of a similar scholarship award from another law firm.
Eligibility: Law student, Graduation date of Spring 2009
Award: $10,000 non-renewable scholarship for 3L year (2008-2009)
Deadline: September 15
Contact: Diversity Scholars Program Selection Panel
ATTN: Skip Horne
Latham & Watkins LLP
12636 High Bluff Drive, Suite 400
San Diego, CA 92130

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

The Levin Firm
Description: In an effort to make things easier for students and their families, The Levin Firm offers scholarships to individuals to cover education expenses.
Eligibility: Currently attending, or planning to attend college or graduate school.
Award: Two at $1,000
Deadline: January 31

The Lighthouse -- Graduate Award
Description: The Lighthouse Scholarships and Career Awards help students and employed individuals who are visually impaired fulfill their dreams of higher education and success in the workplace. The Graduate Award is for college graduates or college seniors planning to pursue a graduate-level program; candidates may apply at any time immediately prior to, or during, their course of study.
Eligibility: All scholarship applicants must be legally blind, and are judged on academic and personal achievements (candidates are not required to demonstrate financial need).
Deadline: March 1

Liljegren Law Military Family Scholarship
Description: The Liljegren Law Group created the Military Family Scholarship to help our servicemen and women and their families who are continuing their education. Two $500 scholarships will be awarded for any school related expenses, such as tuition and books.
Eligibility: Recipients must be enrolled at an accredited high school, college, or university in the U.S., age seventeen (17) years or older.  Must be a Military member, veteran, or have a parent or spouse who is or was in the military.
Award: (2) $500
Deadline: June 5
Contact: Liljegren Law Group
228 North Broadway
Escondido, CA 92025

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M. Katherine Baird Darmer Equality Scholarship
Description: 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.
Eligibility: Must be a current or incoming law student; Demonstrate commitment to advancing equality for the LGBT community in Orange County; Be available, if requested, to participate in an interview with the scholarship committee between May 15 and June 15, 2014; Be available, if selected, to attend the OCLBA Anniversary Party on July 16, 2014 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. in Irvine.
Award: $5,000
Deadline: April 15
Contact: Professor Francine Lipman

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

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

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.

McDermott Minority Scholarship
McDermott Will & Emery

Description: To further our efforts to recruit and retain more racial and ethnic minority lawyers, McDermott is pleased to announce the McDermott Minority Scholarship. McDermott awards a $15,000 scholarship to two second-year minority law students from ABA-accredited law schools who have received and accepted a position in a McDermott Summer Program. Students who meet McDermott's hiring criteria and demonstrate leadership, community involvement, and a commitment to improving diversity in the legal community should consider applying.
Eligibility: Diversity, Second-year law student, merit
Award: $15,000
Deadline: October 17

McRoberts Memorial Law Scholarship Fund
Description: Serious consideration will be given to reputation, character, appearance, personality and apparent aptitude for a career in law.
Eligibility: An applicant with moderately good grades must demonstrate financial need and have been a resident of Peoria County for five years immediately preceding selection.
Award: The amount of the scholarship is based on the degree of need and in some cases can fully cover tuition, room and board and all other expenses.
Deadline: June 1st
Contact: First of America Trust Company, Trustee
301 Southwest Adams Street
Peoria, IL 61652-0749
Lillian K. Brimmer (309) 655-5323, e-mail:

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. 

Description:  A scholarship will be awarded to a law student currently in their first or second year of law school and a member of an ethnic or racial minority or demonstrate a defined commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career.  Recipient must be a Michigan resident accepted to or currently attending an accredited law school within the United States, or a non-Michigan resident attending an accredited Michigan law school.
Eligibility:  Minority student, merit, current resident of Michigan
Award:  $2,000
Deadline:  April 1
Contact:  Natalie Lombardo
Michigan Auto Law
30101 Northwestern Highway
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
Phone:  (248) 353-7575

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
Milbank Diversity Scholars Program

Description: The Diversity Scholars Program supports our continued dedication to recruiting and developing a diverse pool of highly talented lawyers.
Eligibility: 2L, academic achievement, demonstrated leadership ability, excellent writing and interpersonal skills, and a sincere interest in our practice
Award: Salaried Summer Associate position and $50,000 scholarship
Deadline: September 1

Military Order of the Purple Heart
Description: The MOPH Scholarship Program is funded by a generous grant from the Military Order of the Purple Heart Service Foundation.
Eligibility: A member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) or the spouse or widow of a member of MOPH, a veteran killed in action, or a veteran who died of wounds. The direct descendant (child, step-child, adopted child, grandchild or great grandchild) of a member of the MOPH.
Award: $3,000
Deadline: February 17
Contact: Print application and mail with the other documents to:
Military Order of the Purple Heart
5413-B Backlick Road
Springfield, Virginia 22151
Phone: (703) 642-5630 Fax: (703) 642-2054 or 1841

Miller Johnson West Michigan Diversity Scholarship

Description: Students of color accepted to or presently attending an accredited law school within the U.S. with a permanent residence in Michigan. Must demonstrate financial need and have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
For more information, please visit the Grand Rapids Community Foundation website:

Millar Nash LLP Law Student Diversity Fellowship Program
Description: Miller Nash has created a program to provide for two $7,500 Diversity Fellowships to be awarded to first and second-year law students on an annual basis. Each Fellowship recipient will also receive a paid summer clerk position at one of Miller Nash's offices in Portland, Oregon, Vancouver, Washington, or Seattle, Washington. Each recipient may receive a Miller Nash Diversity Fellowship only once.
Eligibility: First or second-year law student, must intend to work/live/practice in Pacific Northwest, participate in summer clerk program, academic excellence, interpersonal skills, leadership qualities, contributions to diversity, provide meaningful contributions to the community
Award: Varies
Deadline: Varies
Contact: Michelle Baird-Johnson, Director of Recruiting & Professional Development
Miller Nash LLP
3400 U.S. Bancorp Tower
111 S.W. Fifth Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97204

Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs -- Educational Assistance Program
Description: Educational benefits are provided in the form of a one-time grant to veterans who have exhausted their federal benefits, and to war orphans of veterans who died as a result of a service connected injury or disease. Your County Veteran Service Officer can assist you in applying for these education benefits. Contact source for deadlines.

Minority Corporate Counsel Association
Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship Program
Description: The Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. (LMJ) Scholarship Program is open to all students who have been accepted into law school to start in the fall. Only students enrolled in a full-time, day program with an anticipated graduation date in Spring 2011 are eligible to apply. The goal of the program is to promote academic excellence and diversity in law schools by awarding ten newly accepted law students from disadvantaged backgrounds with scholarships to help defray their education expenses.
Eligibility: Minority student, 3.2 GPA
Award: $10,000 per year
Deadline: June 1
Contact: Kimberly Hall
(703) 205-3443

Mission Continues Fellowship Program
Description: The Mission Continues Fellowship involves 20 hours of service per week for 26 weeks at a local nonprofit organization. Fellows are encouraged to choose a nonprofit organization to serve based on their own personal passions.
Eligibility: Fellows must have served in the United States Military after September 11, 2001, having attained an honorable discharge after a minimum of 24 months of time in military service (unless serious injury was sustained preventing further service). A clean criminal record is also required (individual circumstances may be discussed on a case-by-case basis).
Award: Monthly cost-of-living stipend
Deadline: August 5, 2013
Contact: Tiffany Garcia
Phone: (314) 571-6157

Morgan Lewis Diversity Fellowship Program (DFP)
Description: The DFP includes stipends that are designed to assist Diversity Fellows with law school expenses. Our goals are to promote diversity in the legal profession and to attract future leaders who are committed to the importance of diversity.
Eligibility: Second-year law student, interest in promoting diversity, academic excellence, leadership skills
Award: Salaried Summer Associate positions and $15,000 stipends
Deadline: October 10

Mortar Board National Foundation - Fellowship Awards
Description: Any initiate of any age in Mortar Board is eligible to apply for these fellowships -- the only requirement is that they be working toward a degree beyond their bachelor's.
These fellowships are awarded annually.
Deadline: January

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, 2013

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NAACP -- Agnes Jones Jackson Scholarship
Description: Applicant must be current member of the NAACP and must not have reached the age of 25 by the application deadline. Applicant must be a citizen of the United States and be enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States. Graduate students may be full or part-time with a GPA of 3.0 (B). Applicant must demonstrate financial need. Renewal of the Agnes Jones Jackson Scholarship is competitive.
Award: $2,500
Deadline: March 31
Contact: Please refer to the NAACP National Web site or call the NAACP National Education Department at 410-580-5760 for more information.

NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
Earl Warren Legal Training Program
Description: The Earl Warren Legal Training Program was established to support law students with a future in protecting civil rights across our nation.
Eligibility: Entering 1L; civil rights interest
Award: Variable
Deadline: April 30
Contact: The Earl Warren Legal Training Program
99 Hudson Street, Suite 1600
New York, NY 10013

Nathan Burkan Memorial Competition
Description: Sponsored by the American society of Composers, authors and Publishers. All accredited law schools are invited to participate. ASCAP awards prizes for the best paper(s) on any aspect of Copyright law. The top entrants are entered into national competition.
Eligibility: Third year law students. Second year students may also compete. However, second year students who receive awards may not compete in their third year.
Award: $250 - $600
Deadline: June 30th
Contact: American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
One Lincoln Plaza
New York, NY 10023
(212) 621-6281

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

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
Law Foundation Scholarships and Fellowships

Description: The NAPABA Law Foundation is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization established by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association. The NAPABA Law Foundation Scholarships are awarded each fall to law students who demonstrate a commitment to serve or contribute to the Asian Pacific American community as future leaders. Since 1995, the first year in which Foundation Scholarships were granted, 53 students have received scholarships totaling over $90,000
Eligibility: Asian/Pacific American, part-time or full-time law student
Award: Up to $7,500
Deadline: September 5
Contact: The NAPABA Law Foundation
1612 K Street NW
Suite 1400
Washington, D.C. 20006

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

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

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

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

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

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



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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

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
Chris Kennerly
P.O. Box 714
Gambier, OH 43022
Phone: (740)507-4024

Oregon Public Employees Union (OPEU) Scholarship
Eligibility: Applicant must be an Oregon resident, be enrolled full time, and demonstrate financial need. Applicant must be an OPEU member or the child, grandchild, or spouse of an active, retired, or deceased OPEU member. Children and grandchildren of OPEU members must be under age 25 and will be considered only for the undergraduate program. Part-time or graduate enrollment may be considered for OPEU members, their spouses, or laid-off members.
Award: unspecified
Deadline: March 1
Contact: Oregon Student Assistance Commission
1500 Valley River Drive
Suite 100
Eugene, OR 97401-2146

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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

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

The Pearce Law Firm
Empowering Women in Law Scholarship
Description: The scholarship is intended to encourage and support outstanding achievement and leadership by example from women in the field of law.
Eligibility: Current female law student; display academic achievement; demonstrate leadership abilities and financial need; minimum GPA of 3.0
Award: $2,000
Deadline: December 31

Perkins Coie Student Fellowship
Description: Our firm is committed to the growth and development of legal communities that more accurately reflect the rich diversity of our communities at large. To that end, we are pleased to offer student fellowships to diverse first-year law students.
Eligibility: The individual must be a first-year law student in good standing for the degree of Juris Doctor at an ABA accredited school showing great promise for a successful career and who contributes meaningfully to the diversity of the law school student body.
Award: $7,500
Deadline: January

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.

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society -- Graduate Fellowships
Eligibility: Students registering in all professional and graduate fields are eligible. Be an active member of Phi Kappa Phi (annual dues paid by March 31, 2009) or have accepted membership by June 30, 2009. Applications will be accepted from individuals selected for membership but not yet initiated; see the application form for details.
Deadline: February 1
Contact: Your chapter's address may be found on the online Chapter Directory. Each chapter will select one applicant as its nominee for the competition.

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 14
Contact: Jowita Wysocka

Pound Institute for Justice
Elaine Osborne Jacobson Award for Women Working in Health Care Law

Description: The award was established in 1991 in honor of the late Elaine Osborne Jacobson, wife of Richard S. Jacobson, and an advocate for the health care needs of under-served populations. The award recognizes women law students with an aptitude for and commitment to a career of advocacy for the health care needs of women, children, the elderly, and disabled persons.
Eligibility: Female, currently enrolled in an accredited North American law school, interest in advocacy on behalf of the health care needs of children, the elderly or disabled
Award: $3,000
Deadline: April 15
Contact: Elaine Osborne Jacobson Award
Attn: Law School Awards
Pound Civil Justice Institute
1050 31 Street, NW,
Washington, DC 20007

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

Practicing Law Institute Bar Review Program
Tuition Scholarships

Description: PLI awards scholarships covering the full or partial tuition cost for attending its seminars. Law students generally receive full scholarships to most programs, except for a $25 application fee (below). Faculty usually receives 75% scholarships to most programs. Scholarships are also available to legal aid and government attorneys, judges, judicial clerks, and employees of nonprofit organizations.
Eligibility: Attend bar review course
Award: Seminar tuition
Deadline: Varies
Contact: Mark Dighton, Director of Law School Relations
(212) 8245841

Presidential Management Fellows Program
The PMF Program is the Federal Government's premiere program for bringing individuals with advanced degrees into Federal Service. After a rigorously competitive screening process which is managed by the Office of Personnel Management, PMF finalists are chosen. PMF finalists are then selected by Federal agencies such as USDA for fast-track careers in Government. The PMF Program is open to persons in their last year of graduate school or law school. Persons are nominated for the program by the dean or the department chair in their institution.
Office of Personnel Management
PMF Program Office
Philadelphia Service Center
William J. Green, Jr. Federal Building
600 Arch Street, Room 3400
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
(215) 861-3066

Public Justice - Roscoe Hogan Environmental Law Essay Contest
Description: The Roscoe Hogan Environmental Law Essay Contest was established in 1970 by the prominent environmental lawyer, the late Roscoe B. Hogan of Birmingham, Alabama, and serves to provide law students the opportunity to investigate and offer solutions to the multitude of injustices inflicted on the environment. Any student currently enrolled in an accredited American law school may submit a legal essay for the competition.
Eligibility: Submit paper through faculty advisor
Award: $5,000
Deadline: March 31
Contact: Roscoe Hogan Environmental Law Essay Contest
Public Justice Foundation
Attention: Cassandra Goings
1825 K Street, NW, Suite 200
Washington, D.C. 20006

The Puerto Rican Bar Association (PRBA) Scholarship Award
Description: The PRBA selects recipients based on financial need and academic promise. Scholarship recipients will be contacted by PRBA directly.
Eligibility: Applicants must be first or second year students in a JD degree program at an American Bar Association (ABA) approved law school. Third year evening students are also eligible. Students working toward their LL.M. are not eligible.
Award: Varies
Deadline: March

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

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The Rhode Island Bar Foundation
Thomas F. Black, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund
Description: The Thomas F. Black, Jr. scholarship offers tuition funding support to Rhode Island residents entering their first year of law school in 2012 as a full-time students pursuing a J.D degree.
Eligibility: 1L, full-time student, Rhode Island resident
Award: $20,000
Deadline: March 19
Contact: Ginny Caldwell
Rhode Island Bar Foundation
115 Cedar Street
Providence, RI 02903

The Rhode Island Foundation
Description: The Marilynne Graboys Wool Scholarship provides tuition support to women with financial need who plan to attend graduate school to attain a law degree at an accredited institution. One $2,000 scholarship will be given annually.
Eligibility: Rhode Island resident, female, entering law school, financial need
Award: $2,000
Deadline: June
Contact: Libby Monahan, Marilynne Graboys Wool Scholarship
The Rhode Island Foundation
One Union Station
Providence, Rhode Island 02903
Phone: (401) 274-4564

The Richard Linn American Inn of Court
Mark T. Banner Scholarship
Description:  The Richard Linn American Inn of Court is proud to offer the Mark T. Banner Scholarship which is part of their commitment to fostering the development of intellectual property lawyers of high ethics, civility, and professionalism, and especially those from diverse backgrounds.
Eligibility:  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 the fall 2015 semester.  Recipients must demonstrate their commitment to the pursuit of a career in IP law, academic merit, proven written and oral communication skills determined in part through a telephone interview, leadership qualities and community involvement, and a member of a historically under represented group in IP law (including race, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and disability).  Diversity is considered, but is also one element among several in the award decision.
Award: $5,000 payable toward fall 2015 semester
Deadline: November 12
Contact:  Mark T. Banner Scholarship
c/o The Richard Linn American Inn of Court

Richmond Law Journal of Law and Technology
Student Law and Technology Writing Competition
Description: A writing competition allowing current students to compete for cash prizes as well as the opportunity to have their work published in the University of Richmond's Journal of Law and Technology.
Eligibility: Papers must deal with a topic intersecting law and technology; not to exceed 30 pages
Award: 1st place $1,500; 2nd place $700; 3rd place $300
Deadline: January 11, 2015

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: (see Special Interest Scholarships under the Scholarships tab)

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Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C.
Law School Scholarship Essay Contest
Description: The law firm of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. is proud to offer eight scholarships in their contest to law school students who author winning essays on either the cerebral palsy or car accident topics.
Eligibility: Currently enrolled in an American Bar Association-approved institution, the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's School or any law school provisionally approved.
Award: $2,500 1st Place; $1,500 2nd Place; $500 3rd Place; five honorable mention awards at $100
Deadline: March 15, 2013
Contact: Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C.
22 W. Washington St., Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: (312) 372-3720

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, 2014
Contact: Earl Young, Grants & Scholarship Coordinator
Phone: (941) 556-7150

Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara
Description:  The primary criteria for award selection are financial need, potential, and motivation. Financial need is evaluated based on the student's submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Completion of the FAFSA is required for all scholarship/loan applicants - even those applying for merit-based scholarships.
Eligibility:  Applicant must be a U.S citizen or permanent resident (green card).  Applicant must have attended at least four of the six years between grades 7-12 at a Santa Barbara County school and have graduated or received a GED from a Santa Barbara County high school by June 2012. Applicant must be planning to attend full-time as an undergraduate or medical/graduate student at a Title IV-approved school.  Recipients must maintain full-time status and a minimum 2.0 GPA to remain eligible. Recipients are eligible for 4 years of undergraduate funding and 4 years of medical/graduate level funding. Awards in subsequent years are not guaranteed; applicants must submit a complete reapplication each year to be considered for future funding.
Award:  Scholarship awards mostly range from $500 to $5,000 per academic year, with average award amounts of $2,500 at a four-year college and $1,500 at a two-year college.
Deadline:  January, 31, 2012. No late submissions will be accepted
Contact:  Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara
P.O. Box 3620
Santa Barbara, CA 93130

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt 1L Diversity Scholarship Program
Description: As one means of meeting this commitment, the firm has established a SWW 1L Diversity Scholarship Program. The scholarship consists of a paid Summer Associate position in the Portland, Oregon office for the summer following the successful completion of the first year of law school and a $7,500 academic scholarship to help defray tuition and expenses during the recipient's second year of law school.
Eligibility: First-year law student, academic achievement, leadership skills, contributes to diversity, commitment to practice in the Pacific Northwest
Award: $7,500 and paid Summer Associate position
Deadline: January 23
Contact: Dori John, Director of Attorney Recruiting
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt
1211 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 1500-1900
Portland, OR 97204
Phone: (503) 796-2858
Fax: (503) 796-2900

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
Serbian Bar Association of America
Attention: Ryann Whalen, Esq.
640 North LaSalle Street, Suite 590
Chicago, IL 60610

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

The Stark County (Ohio) Foundation
Sanders J. Mestel Scholarship

Description: Stark Community Foundation is one of Stark County's major sources of college scholarship support. During the 2007 - 2008 school year the Foundation connected 330 students with $430,512.00 in college scholarships, and 50 students with $114,100.00 in low-interest loans.
Eligibility: Entering final year of law school, financial need, interest in Trial Advocacy
Award: Variable
Deadline: May
Contact: Stark Community Foundation
Suite 200
400 Market Avenue North
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 454-3426

Steinger, Iscoe & Greene
Law Scholarship for Child Advocates
Description: Scholarship awarded to a future lawyer hoping to champion the cause of helping families who have faced child abuse in any form.
Eligibility: Student who has personally worked to protect children's rights or stop abuse either as a volunteer, as a counselor, in their professional work or by legal means or is an abuse survivor who wishes to use their own experiences to help others.
Award: $1,000
Deadline: November 30

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Tallahassee Barristers Association
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, 2013
Contact: Mutaqee Akbar
Phone: (850) 383-0000

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 Eighth Annual Gala on November 20, 2014 in Tampa
Award: Two $1,000 Deadline: October 15, 2014
Application available:

Terry Eaton Attorney at Law
Law School Scholarship
Description: A diversity scholarship offered for African American and Hispanic students from single-mother homes who are committed to pursuing a quality education and who have demonstrated ability for overcoming adversity and challenges related to their backgrounds.
Eligibility: Minimum cumulative GPA 3.0; financial need
Award: $500
Deadline: January 5
Contact: Oliver Krischik
Phone: (202) 417-6013

Thompson Hine Minority Scholarship Program
Description: Applications will be accepted from second-year law students who believe that they will contribute to the diversity of Thompson Hine. In order to be considered for the scholarship, an applicant must first be offered a position as a Summer Law Clerk with Thompson Hine.
Eligibility: Second-year law student, minority
Award: $10,000 for Summer Associate position
Deadline: September 1
Contact: Ms. Brittany Dean
Manager of New Lawyers Recruiting
Thompson Hine, LLP
3900 Key Center
127 Public Square
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Law Scholarship for Veterans
Description: TixTeam Traffice Attorneys intends to support military veterans who attend law school.
Eligibility: Attending law school or accepted to begin law school within 6 months of application; active military or retired from military service; minimum GPA 2.8
Award: $1,000
Deadline: September 30

Tonkon Torp First-Year Diversity Fellowship Program
Description: Tonkon Torp LLP is pleased to offer a student fellowship to a first-year law student who is a member of a racial or ethnic minority group. The fellowship provides the selected student with a position at Tonkon Torp as a summer associate during the summer immediately following the completion of his or her first year of law school. In addition, if the student returns to work at Tonkon Torp during the summer following his or her second year of law school, the student will receive a $7,500 academic scholarship. To qualify for the $7,500 academic scholarship, the student selected must be invited and must return to Tonkon Torp for all or part of their second-year summer. The $7,500 will be paid following completion of the student's second summer with Tonkon Torp.
Eligibility: Minority; first-year law student; academic achievement; contribute to diversity; commitment to practice law in Portland, Oregon; financial need
Award: Variable
Deadline: January 23
Contact: Loree Devery, Manager of Attorney Recruiting
Tonkon Torp LLP
888 SW Fifth Avenue, Suite 1600
Portland, Oregon 97204
Fax Number: 503-972-3760
E-mail Address:

Townsend and Townsend and Crew, LLP
Diversity Scholarship

Description: Students in good standing at ABA accredited law schools who are women and/or members of racial minorities may apply for a scholarship in the sum of $2,000 for a given academic year. Students may apply for scholarships in successive years; however, they may only receive one per year. Scholarships are not renewable, but recipients may reapply for a successive academic year. The scholarship funds are awarded to defray education costs such as tuition, law school fees, and books. Financial need is not a consideration.
Eligibility: Degree in life sciences, engineering, or equivalent; enrollment in law school; commitment to patent law; academic performance; work experience related to science, engineering or patent law; leadership skills
Award: $2,000
Contact: Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP
Attn: Lindy Yurich
Two Embarcadero Center, Eighth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111

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

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

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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, 2014     
Contact: Hansel T. Pham
White & Case LLP
701 Thirteenth Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20005


Warner Norcross & Judo LLP Scholarship for Minority Students Law School Studies
Description: The firm has established a fund to provide encouragement and financial assistance to students of racial and ethnic minority heritage pursuing a career in law. One $5,000 scholarship to a minority student accepted to or presently attending an accredited law school within the United States. Applicant must be a former or current resident of Michigan.
Eligibility: Minority student, former or current resident of Michigan, need, merit
Award: $5,000
Deadline: April 15
Contact: Grand Rapids Community Foundation
161 Ottawa Avenue NW, Suite 209-C
Grand Rapids MI 49503-2757
Phone: (616) 454-1751 Fax: (616) 454-6455

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

Winston & Strawn LLP Diversity Scholarship Program
Description: Winston & Strawn LLP is offering six scholarships to diverse law school students who join the summer program in one of our domestic offices following the conclusion of their second year of law school. The $10,000 scholarship will be paid during the students' third year of law school.
Eligibility: Interest in a large law firm, academic achievement, involvement in extra-curricular activities, leadership skills, interpersonal skills
Award: $10,000
Deadline: November
Contact: Deborah Cusumano
Director of Attorney Recruitment
Winston & Strawn LLP
35 West Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60601

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

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Yanez & Associates
Law Scholarship Essay Contest and Scholarship Program
Description: An essay contest formed to benefit and motivate future family law lawers and to support student educational efforts while raising awareness about family law issues.
Eligibility: All current and prospective law students
Award: 1st place $2,000; 2nd place $1,000
Deadline: August 31

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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

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