Scholarships - Outside Opportunities
Online Scholarship Resources
Resources in Alphabetical Order
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.
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
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
American Bar Association Business Law Section
Mendes Hershman Award
Description: A writing contest accepting essays to be judged on research, choice of topic, writing style, originality, and contribution to the literature available on the topic.
Eligibility: J.D. students
Award: 1st $2,500; 2nd $1,000; 3rd $500
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.
American Association for Justice (AAJ)
Trial Advocacy Scholarship
Description: This scholarship is open to the applicant who best: (1) demonstrates a commitment to AAJ and dedication to its mission through extensive involvement in AAJ student chapter activities; (2) expresses a desire to represent victims; (3) exhibits an interest and proficiency of skills in trial advocacy; (4) shows a financial need for the scholarship
American Association for Justice (AAJ)
Richard D. Hailey AAJ Law Student Scholarship
Description: This scholarship is open to all first and second year African American, Hispanic, Asian American, Native American, and biracial AAJ Law Student Members who (1) demonstrates a commitment to AAJ and dedication to its mission through extensive involvement in AAJ student chapter and Minority Caucus activities; (2) expresses a desire to represent victims; (3) exhibits an interest and proficiency of skills in trial advocacy; (4) shows a financial need for the scholarship
Eligibility: First- and second-year African American, Hispanic, Asian American, Native American and biracial AAJ Law Student Members.
American Association for Justice (AAJ) Women for Justice Education Fund
Mike Eidson Scholarship
Description: The Mike Eidson Scholarship Fund was established by the AAJ Women Trial Lawyers Caucus in 2008, in honor of AAJ Past President Mike Eidson, whose vision and generosity inspired it. This scholarship is traditionally given to a female student who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a plaintiffs' lawyer or criminal defense lawyer, along with dedication to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution, and to the concept of a fair trial, the adversary system, and a just result for the injured, the accused, and those whose rights are jeopardized.
Eligibility: Annually awarded to a rising 3L (or rising 4L in a night program)
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.
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
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
American Foundation for the Blind
Description: Various scholarships available to students who are visually impaired.
Eligibility: Legally blind, Need based
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
Beta Theta Pi Foundation Scholarships
Description: The Beta Theta Pi Foundation awards various scholarships on the basis of merit through the application process associated with each scholarship.
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.
Bright Futures Scholarship Program
Updated Florida legislation reports that Florida Academic Scholars and Florida Medallion Scholars who have earned a bachelor's degree in seven semesters or fewer (or the equivalent in credit hours) during the 2010/2011 academic year and after are eligible to receive funding for one term of graduate study not exceeding 15 hours. Bright Futures funding will be paid to Stetson University College of Law at the undergraduate rate.
If a student drops or withdraws from any course(s), the student is required to return to Stetson University College of Law all Bright Futures scholarship funding used for those courses.
Eligibility: Students should log on to their account at www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org/ssfad/bf/ for eligibility, guideline and award amount information. Students should select Stetson University as the attending school.
Please contact the Office of Admissions and Student Financial Planning for a Bright Futures request form.
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.
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.
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)
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.
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Inc.
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
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
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
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
Deadline: June 15
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
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
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
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
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
F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Association
Description: Each year the F. Malcolm Cunningham Sr. Bar Association seeks to award applicants bar preparation scholarships. This scholarship is intended to provide scholarships to offset bar examination preparation expenses for economically disadvantaged black third-year law students who demonstrate a commitment to excellence.
Eligibility: Applicants must be third year black law students who are scheduled to take the Florida Bar Examination in February or July.
Award: The Association will award at least two $1,500 scholarships to eligible students.
Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund
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
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
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.
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
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
Greenspoon Marder Law
Description: A scholarship to encourage racial and ethnic minority students to attend law school and provide financial assistance to these students.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
J.L. Turner Legal Association of Texas
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
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?
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: up to $5,000
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.
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
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
The Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship
The Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (Fry Scholarship) provides Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to the children and surviving spouses of Service members who died in the line of duty while on active duty after September 10, 2001. Eligible beneficiaries attending school may receive up to 36 months of benefits at the 100% level. The benefits include full in-state tuition & fees for public schools, and private or foreign school tuition & fees are capped at a statutory maximum amount per academic year. Additionally, students may receive a monthly housing allowance and stipend for books and supplies.
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.
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
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.
Native American Education Grant
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.
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: 7,000 Annually
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.
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.
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)
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.
Deadline: All scholarship applications must be postmarked no later than March.
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.
Richard M. Renkin and Associates
Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Scholarship
Description: To increase knowledge about blood cancers and to raise awareness about research during Blood Cancer Awareness Month, the law office has created a scholarship for a student affected by these diseases.
Eligibility: Current or incoming student; cumulative 3.0 GPA
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.
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.
Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance (DEA)
The Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA) program offers education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of Veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition or of Veterans who died while on active duty or as a result of a service-related condition.
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 $2,500 scholarships
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.