Scholarships

First Year Students: Merit Scholarships

The USF School of Law awards merit scholarships to selected students entering their first year of study based on their pre-law school academic achievement and demonstrated potential for success in legal studies.

All applicants are considered for merit scholarships, which are granted after a review of the application materials. No additional financial aid or other forms are required. Successful applicants are notified of any scholarship award with their offer of admission. Merit based scholarships are funded in part, by the donors listed below.

Rita Gilmore Scholarship

Created in memory of Rita Gilmore ’79, this award is for a law school student in good standing with demonstrated service to others. Please note that applicants are not required to have financial need; this is a merit-based scholarship.

Paul Archbold Memorial Scholarship

A scholarship, established by the family of Class of 1948 Paul I. Archbold, is awarded to a law student whose undergraduate degree was earned at USF.

Bardt Law Scholarship Endowment

A bequest from Harry M. Bardt, Class of 1927, provides scholarship assistance to deserving Class of students.

Arthur J. Barrett Scholarship

The Arthur J. Barrett Scholarship benefits a worthy law student in financial need.

Kathleen M. and A. Russell Berti

A scholarship honoring A. Russell Berti, Class of 1928, who was associated with the law school for more than 50 years and served as acting dean of the law school three times.

Leon A. and Esther F. Blum Foundation Scholarship

Scholarship funds donated by the Leon A. and Esther F. Blum Foundation aid worthy students in the pursuit of their legal education at USF.

Donald R. Brophy Scholarship

A scholarship established by the law firm of Hanna, Brophy, MacLean, McAleer and Jensen in honor of their late senior partner, Donald R. Brophy, Class of 1928. Special preference is given to a part-time student with demonstrated need who entered law school after lengthy experience in another field.

Eugene Clifford Scholarship

A scholarship for law students funded by donations in honor of Eugene Clifford, Class of 1946.

Bruce J. Diaso Memorial Fund

A scholarship fund established by classmates in memory of Bruce J. Diaso, Class of 1966. Mr. Diaso was afflicted with polio at the age of 15 and used a wheelchair during his cum laude career as a USF undergraduate as well as during his law school years. After graduation, Mr. Diaso served in the Fresno County District Attorney's Office.

Joseph Farry Scholarship

A scholarship established through a gift from the Hon. John Molinari, Class of 1933, in honor of his mentor, the distinguished San Francisco lawyer Joseph Farry.

Judge Timothy I. Fitzpatrick Scholarship

A scholarship fund established by friends and colleagues in memory of Hon. Timothy I. Fitzpatrick, Class of 1893. The fund assists worthy law students as a tribute to Fitzpatrick's lifelong devotion to the administration of justice and ideals of the legal profession.

John A. Flynn Memorial Scholarship

A scholarship fund, established by friends and colleagues of maritime attorney John A. Flynn, to assist a student with an interest in maritime law. Before his death, John Flynn was a teacher and mentor to many law students and lawyers who went on to practice maritime law.

Conrad J. Greider Law Scholarship

A scholarship for deserving law students established by a bequest from Conrad J. Greider, a San Francisco industrialist and philanthropist and friend of the law school.

Arthur and Catherine Healy Scholarship

A scholarship fund established in memory of Arthur Healy, Class of 1920, by a bequest from the estate of his widow, Catherine Healy.

George Helmer Fund

A scholarship fund established to assist students in financial need by George Helmer, Class of 1940. Helmer was the first president of the USF School of Law Board of Counselors.

Wilhelmine Klosowski Scholarship Fund

A scholarship fund for law students provided by a bequest from Wilhelmine Klosowski, a friend of the law school.

Charles R. Lawrence III Scholarship

A scholarship established to honor Charles R. Lawrence, a former law professor at USF. The scholarship is awarded to students of academic achievement and leadership ability who are committed to applying their legal skills for the public good.

Albert and Mae Lee Memorial Fund

A scholarship for deserving law students in need provided by a bequest from the estate of Albert and Mae Lee.

Frank D. Madison Scholarship

A scholarship fund established in honor of Frank D. Madison by a gift from the Madison Fund and Marshall P. Madison, a founding partner of Pillsbury, Madison and Sutro.

Florence M. McAuliffe Scholarship

A scholarship fund honoring Florence M. McAuliffe, who received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts from USF in 1905, and was a founding partner of Heller, Ehrman, White and McAuliffe. The law school's McAuliffe Honor Society is named in his memory.

Alexis J. Perillat Memorial Scholarship

The scholarship, awarded each year to a law student with financial need, was established in honor of Alexis J. Perillat (Class of 1951), a gifted and well known San Francisco Bay Area litigator. The scholarship was established by his widow, Gloria Perillat, with assistance from friends and colleagues.

Edelbert W. Pieruccini Scholarship

A scholarship fund for deserving law students donated in honor of Edelbert W. Pieruccini, Class of 1923.

Michael Raddie Scholarship

Established by Michael Raddie, Class of 1960, to assist a USF School of Business undergraduate who excels in the field of accounting, business, and finance and who chooses to continue his or her education at the USF School of Law.

Rauenhorst Law Scholarship Fund

A scholarship for students with financial need funded by a gift from Joseph J. Rauenhorst, Class of 1981, through the Gerald Rauenhorst Family foundation.

Andrew C. Schwartz Scholarship Fund

Founded by William Schwartz and his son, Andrew C. Schwartz, Class of 1975, to enable a student with an interest in civil rights to study law.

James Duane/Stahl Scholarship

A scholarship established by Gladys Stahl in memory of her nephew James Duane, Class of 1943.

USF Women Lawyers Committee’s Scholarship for Transitional Students 

The USF Women Lawyers Committee awards this scholarship to an entering first-year transitional student who has been out of school for a five-year period either between a) high school and college or b) college or graduate school and law school, demonstrates financial need and academic excellence, is currently involved with the community and has concrete plans for utilizing a law degree in the community. Award amount is TBA

If you would like to apply or have any questions, please reach out to lawdevelopment@usfca.edu.


Continuing Students Scholarship Program - Application Required

Arthur C. Zief Jr. Scholarship Program

Multiple scholarships, up to 50 (fifty), of between $2,500-$10,000 each, for deserving law students with demonstrated financial need, established by Arthur C. Zief Sr. '47, in honor of his son, Arthur C. Zief Jr. These scholarships are awarded to continuing students who make significant non-curricular contributions to the USF School of Law. Applications are currently being accepted between June 8 - June 23. Questions should be directed to Stephanie Carlos, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs shcarlos@usfca.edu.  [Download] 2023-2024 Application

Bretzlaff Scholarship

One or two awards for full-time law students in good standing with demonstrated financial need from the state of Nevada or Hawaii. This scholarship is funded by the Bretzlaff Foundation. Applications are currently being accepted between June 8 - June 23. Questions should be directed to Stephanie Carlos, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs shcarlos@usfca.edu.  [Download] 2023-2024 Application.

John Flynn Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is in memory of John Flynn, who was an alumnus of Stanford and a distinguished member of the San Francisco Maritime Bar. The scholarship is an award if $2,000 awarded to one USF School of Law student with an demonstrated interest in maritime law. Applications are currently being accepted between June 8 - June 23. Questions should be directed to Stephanie Carlos, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs shcarlos@usfca.edu.  [Download] 2023-2024 Application.

Alumni-Funded Scholarships

APPLY FOR THE FOLLOWING 2024-2025 SCHOLARSHIPS LISTED BELOW

Applicants must have financial need, be in good academic standing, and must be a continuing student to be eligible to apply. Applicants must have completed one year of JD study at USF School of Law by the end of Spring, and be enrolled at the School of Law for the current academic year.

Deadline to apply for the following scholarships is March 25, 2024. Students must complete the form via the button below and submit a PDF of transcript, resume and essay for each scholarship to lawdevelopment@usfca.edu

These scholarships are administered by the Department of Development and Alumni Engagement.  We explicitly do not share applicant, recipient, or donor information exempt with the alumni scholarship review committees who determine the awardees.

Daniel Levine Cook Scholarship

This scholarship was established by a grant from the Daniel Levine Cook Fund of the Jewish Community Federation Endowment Fund, in loving memory of Daniel Cook, Class of 1992. Priority for this scholarship is for a Jewish law student with financial need who demonstrates academic promise. The award amount is TBA.

Essay topic: Daniel Levine Cook was a sports fanatic, a Dead-Head and a passionate supporter of Israel. Please describe how your goals, interests, and influences may intersect with his experience.

Daniel J. Curtin, Jr. Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Daniel Curtin, Jr. '57, who was an internationally known land use practitioner, former city attorney, and mentor to countless land use attorneys and planners. The Scholarship is awarded to a second or third year law student(s) with demonstrated interest in municipal or land use law and academic scholarship. The award amount is up to $12,000 and may be divided between two applicants.

Essay Topic: Please submit a one-page essay demonstrating the applicant's interest in municipal law or land use law.

Donald B. King Class of 1958 Scholarship for Family Law 

This scholarship was established by The Honorable Donald B. King '58 and his wife, Virginia King, to support one or more continuing law students. The scholarship is open to students in good standing with financial need who show a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in family law. Please submit a one-page essay demonstrating the applicant's interest and experience in family law, including any classes taken, work experience in family law, etc. Award amount is up to $10,000.

Essay Topic: Please submit a one-page essay demonstrating the applicant's interest and experience in family law, including any classes taken, work experience in family law, etc.

Agnes O’Brien Smith Scholarship 

This scholarship was established in honor of Agnes O'Brien Smith and is awarded to second- and third-year law students based on financial need, academic scholarship, leadership, and community service. O'Brien Smith, Class of 1941, was an admired jurist and lawyer. This scholarship is awarded by The Queen’s Bench Bar Association of San Francisco.  The mission of the Queen’s Bench is to foster professional and social relationships among women lawyers and to promote equality and opportunity for all women through education, programs, and community outreach. The award amount is $13,000 and may be divided to create multiple awards.

Essay Topic: Please submit a one-page essay answering this question: Which of your life experiences inspired you to go to law school.

Douglas M Raskin Scholarship

This scholarship was established by classmates and friends of Douglas Michael Raskin, Class of 1987, who died in 1994 at the age of 33 while climbing Mount Fuji in Japan. The scholarship is awarded to a student who exemplifies Doug’s spirit of adventure, sense of humor, love of life, and caring for others. This scholarship is only available to rising 3L students. The award amount is $4,000.

Essay Topic: Please submit a two-page essay addressing how your life adheres to the principles that were important to Doug: past travel experiences and adventure, interest in helping others, participation in athletics and recreational activities, importance of friends and family, and scholastic achievement.

John Scully Memorial Trust Scholarship

Established in memory of John C. Scully ’91 who was killed in the 101 California Street mass shooting on July 1, 1993, while shielding his wife from gunfire. The fund was established by John’s classmates, his wife, Michelle Scully Hobus ‘92, and his parents, Dr. and Mrs. Neil Scully. The scholarship celebrates John’s passion for the ocean and outdoors. The award amount is $9,000.

Essay Topic: Please submit a two-page essay addressing how you enjoy outdoor activities and how your own life adheres to the values important to John.

Paul W. Vapnek ‘64 Ethics Scholarship

In addition to working as an intellectual property lawyer, Paul W. Vapnek '64 was an extraordinarily well-respected expert in legal ethics, a field that addresses the rules that govern attorney conduct. Legal ethicists educate and advise lawyers about what they may and may not do, represent them when they get into trouble, and help to draft the rules that regulate their behavior. The Paul W. Vapnek ’64 Ethics Scholarship is a general scholarship for a student with a demonstrated commitment to community service and a record of academic success in law school. A minimum of a 2.9 GPA is required for all applicants. The award amount is $9,000.

Essay Topic: Please submit a one-page essay about why the topic of attorney ethics appeals to you, including a brief discussion of one legal ethics issue you find particularly interesting, and a paragraph about your commitment to community service. The Paul W. Vapnek ’64 Ethics Scholarship is awarded each year to a student interested in exploring attorney ethics, whether or not the student ultimately decides on it as his or her area of practice.

If you would like to apply or have any questions, please reach out to lawdevelopment@usfca.edu.


External Scholarships

There are a variety of scholarships awarded by outside agencies, which have their own applications procedures, criteria, and deadlines.

Scholarships for African American Students

Earl Warren Shearman and Sterling Scholarships

Earl Warren Shearman & Sterling Scholarships are two special stipends for African-American law students. The scholarship is sponsored by Shearman & Sterling, a large commercial law firm with offices in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and several foreign locations. Recipients are assigned attorney-mentors from the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF) and from Shearman & Sterling, and gain experience working with LDF on issues related to civil rights and public interest law.
Amount: $15,000
Deadline: March 31, 2023

NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, INC - Earl Warren Legal Training Program

The NAACP Legal Defense and Educatuonal Fund Earl Warren Scholarship Program awards are $15,000 per year, over three years, for a total of $45,000 - - provided funds remain available. Scholars must be in good academic standing and continue to meet the scholarship criteria to maintain eligibility.
Amount: $15,000
Deadline: May 1, 2023

The Foray Firm Black Law Student Scholarship

At The Foray Firm, our team is committed to protecting our clients’ best interests and preserving the dignity of families who are facing difficult transitions. Attorney Masah SamForay believes in providing high-quality legal services to any individual facing a family law issue, no matter their background, race, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. Attorney Sam Foray believes in supporting the future leaders of the legal field, and our firm hopes to provide assistance to students who are pursuing a career in family law. Each semester, The Foray Firm offers a scholarship of $1,000 to one African American law student who demonstrates their passion and dedication to family law.
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: June 6, 2023

Scholarships for DACA / Undocumented Students

Mpower and la Unidad Latina Foundation

MPOWER and La Unidad Latina Foundation are looking to fund students with high potential as a leader and advocate.
Amount: Up to $5,000
Deadline: TBD

California Changelawyers 1L Diversity Scholarship

The California ChangeLawyers Scholarship 1L Diversity Scholarship supports diverse 1Ls who will be leaders in the profession.
Amount: $7,500
Deadline: June 2023

Stephen K. Hall Acwa Water Law Policy Scholarship Program

Each year through the Stephen K. Hall Acwa Water Law Policy Scholarship, AACWA awards one scholarship to a qualified graduate student. Beginning with the 2019-’20 scholarship cycle, the annual scholarship amount was increased to $10,000.
Amount: up to $10,000
Deadline: March 1, 2023

Chchi Graduate Fellowship

CHCHI Graduate Fellowship for JD graduates. Individuals who are seeking consideration under the “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival” (DACA) policy must possess an Employment Authorization Document at the time of application that is valid throughout the program. Must be dedicated to Public Service.
Amount: up to $10,000
Deadline: December 15, 2023

Davis Putter Scholarship Fund

Davis Putter Scholarship Fund: Student must be an activist in social and economic justice. Does not have to be a citizen.
Amount: up to $15,000
Deadline: April 1, 2023

New American Scholars Program

E4FC's New American Scholars Program provides financial awards to low‐income immigrant college and graduate students who live and/or attend school in the San Francisco Bay Area. We provide scholarships of up to $5,000 to cover tuition and other expenses.
Amount: up to $5,000
Deadline: Closed now - next deadline TBA

Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County

The Wallace R. Davis Memorial Scholarship provides financial assistance to Orange County Latino students who are presently attending law school and who have demonstrated involvement in the Latino Community. The Scholarship Fund was named in honor of Wallace (Wally) R. Davis, one of the first Hispanic attorneys in Orange County. He rose to the highest ranks in the legal profession, co-founding the HBA and championing the struggles of the Latino community. By assisting young Latino law students, this scholarship is awarded to those who would follow in his footsteps.
Amount: up to $20,000
Deadline: October 28, 2022

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships

Every year, The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans supports thirty New Americans, immigrants or the children of immigrants, who are pursuing graduate school in the United States. The application for the 2021 Fellowship will open in the spring of 2020. Each Fellowship supports one to two years of graduate study in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program in the United States. Each award is for up to $25,000 in stipend support a year, as well as 50 percent of required tuition and fees, up to $20,000 per year, for one to two years. The first year of Fellowship funding cannot be deferred.
Amount: up to $25,000
Deadline: October 27, 2022

Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarship

Our Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarship is an expression of our commitment to diversity in legal education and the legal profession. Most scholarships involve a three-year commitment to qualified students.
Amount: up to $10,000
Deadline: 2023 coming soon

La Raza Lawyers Association of Santa Clara County

Since 1998, these grants have been awarded to Bay Area law students whose contributions to and activities in the community have encouraged and advanced the social, cultural, economic and legal equality of the underserved and underprivileged, especially those in the Latino/a community.
Amount: up to $20,000
Deadline: September 30, 2022

The Maldef Scholarship

MALDEF’s Law School Scholarship Program is open to all law students currently enrolled full time at an accredited United States law school. Applicants are evaluated for their academic and extracurricular achievements, for their background and financial need, and, most important, for their demonstrated commitment to advancing Latino civil rights in their careers. MALDEF’s 2020-2021 Law School Scholarship Application is due February 26, 2021. Students will be notified of the results in the summer/fall of 2021.
Amount: $2,000 to $10,000
Deadline: February 3, 2023


Scholarships for Diversity/Minority Students

Aaj Richard D. Hailey Scholarship

Each year, AAJ's Minority Caucus awards a $5,000 scholarship to a minority Law Student member entering their first, second, or third year of law school. Additionally, the winner receives a registration and travel stipend to attend the AAJ Annual Convention.
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: May1, 2023

Academic E Pipeline to Practice Enrichment / Mentoring Opportunity for Entering 1LS

The Pipeline to Practice Foundation seeks to support members of groups that are historically underrepresented in the legal progression.
Amount: Varies
Deadline: coming soon for 2023

Agnes Jones Jackson Scholarship

The Agnes Jones Jackson Scholarship is one of many funding opportunities available to Black students through NAACP's Inspire Initiatives. The Agnes Jones Jackson Scholarship honors the late Agnes Jones Jackson who was a long-time NAACP member from the San Francisco branch. This is a non-renewable scholarship opportunity. 

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: coming soon for 2023

American Bar Legal Opportunity Scholarship

The purpose of the ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund is to encourage racial and ethnic minority students to apply to and attend law school and to provide financial assistance to ensure that these students have the opportunity to attend law school for three years. Amount: $5,000 to $15,000
Amount: $5,000 to $15,000
Deadline: February 1, 2023 to April 15, 2023

Arnold & Porter Llp Diversity Scholarship

Applicants for the Arnold & Porter LLP Diversity Scholarship must be currently enrolled at a first-year law school that is ABA accredited, contribute to the diverse background of a law school's student body, demonstrate strong academic achievement, and demonstrate an interest in promoting diversity in the legal profession.
Amount: $15,000
Deadline: February 7, 2023 to March 14, 2023

Baker Donelson Berman, Caldwell, & Berkowitz Diversity Scholarship

At Baker Donelson, we strive to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for all our employees. With the Baker Donelson Berman, Caldwell, & Berkowitz Diversity Scholarship, we welcome people of all races, genders, ages, languages, ethnicities, cultural backgrounds, disabilities, sexual orientations and religious beliefs to assist our clients in achieving their legal goals.
Amount: $10,000
Deadline: Applications for 2023 now open

Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarship Program

The Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarship Program was established in 1998 to reaffirm a commitment to diversity in legal education and the legal profession.
Amount: up to $10,000
Deadline: 2023 coming soon

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Law School Diversity Scholarship and Application

"The Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Law School Diversity Scholarship and Application applicant is a member of an ethnic, racial, or other minority or any individual who demonstrates a defined commitment to issues of diversity within their community; a U.S. citizen currently attending an accredited law school within the U.S.; their academic achievement is reflected by a minimum 3.0 GPA and has at least one semester of classes completed at an accredited law school."
Amount: $2,000
Deadline: October 1, 2023

California Change Lawyers rising 3L Scholarship (Was California Bar Diversity Scholarship)

California Change Lawyers believe that a state as diverse as California needs a justice system led by advocates of all ethnicities and races.
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: February 28, 2023

Cooley Diversity Fellowship

As part of Cooley's ongoing commitment to diversity, we are proud to offer Cooley Diversity Fellowships to outstanding first year law school students. Award recipients will receive a paid 1L Summer Associate position and an award of up to $30,000 to assist with law school tuition.
Amount: up to $50,000
Deadline: January 9, 2023

The Dominguez Firm Legal Scholarship

The Dominguez Firm is happy to announce its new Legal Scholarship Award for recent high school graduates or undergraduate college students in continuing their education with an accredited university. The Legal Scholarship Award will be presented to a worthy student accepted into or currently enrolled in law school. This $2,500 scholarship recognizes that individual’s academic achievements and unique goals despite their struggles or challenges.
Amount: $2,500
Deadline: July 31, 2023

Dri Law Student Diversity Scholarship

DRI announces its annual Law Student Diversity Scholarship program, open to African American, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, LGBT and multi-racial students who will be in their second or third year of law school on September 15, 2020. All second and third year female law students are also eligible, regardless of race or ethnicity. Any other second and third-year law students who come from backgrounds that would add to the cause of diversity, regardless of race or gender, are eligible to apply. Students who are members of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), law school or law student members of AAJ, or students otherwise affiliated with or employed by AAJ are not eligible for DRI Law Student Diversity Scholarships. Students who are members of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), law school or law student members of AAJ, or students otherwise affiliated with or employed by AAJ are not eligible for DRI Law Student Diversity Scholarships.

To qualify for this scholarship, a candidate must be a full-time student. Evening students also qualify for consideration if they have completed one-third or more of the total credit hours required for a degree by the applicant’s law school. The goal of these scholarships is to provide financial assistance to two worthy law students from ABA-accredited law schools to promote, in a tangible way, the DRI Diversity Statement of Principle. See the last page of this application for the DRI Diversity Statement.
Amount: $10,000
Deadline: March 31, 2023

Finnegan Diversity Scholarship

The Finnegan Diversity Scholarship provides financial support to qualified diverse students who demonstrate a commitment to pursuing a career in intellectual property law.
Amount: $15,000
Deadline: February 18, 2022

Gay Asian Pacific Alliance (Gapa) George Choy Memorial Scholarship/Horizons Foundation

"The purpose of the Gay Asian Pacific Alliance George Choy Memorial Scholarship/Horizons Foundation is to provide financial assistance to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Asian and Pacific Islanders entering their first or second year of post-secondary education."
Amount: $1,000 to $5,000
DeadlineJune 5, 2022

Harter Secrest & Emery Llp Diversity Scholarship

The Harter Secrest & Emery LLP Diversity Scholarship Program was established in 2005. The firm awards two 1L law students with (1) a $7,500 scholarship to be applied to the student’s second year tuition and (2) a paid summer associate position in the firm’s Rochester or Buffalo, NY office between the student’s first and second year of law school.
Amount: $7,500
Deadline: January 23, 2023

Justice & Diversity Center

"Established in 1998 in response to the passage of SP-1, the University of California Regents' resolution to end affirmative action and race-based admissions at UC Schools, we offer these Justice & Diversity Center Scholarships because we are firmly committed to and recognize the importance of diversity within the legal practice, particularly in Northern California."
Amount: up to $10,000
Deadline: 2023 application coming soon

Laipla Diversity Fellowship

The Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association (LAIPLA) created the LAIPLA Diversity Fellowship to increase the number of IP practitioners from underrepresented backgrounds.LAIPLA created the Diversity Fellowship to increase the number of IP practitioners from underrepresented backgrounds. For 2022, LAIPLA is proud to announce that Morrison & Foerster LLP (the “Sponsor”) will graciously sponsor the Diversity Fellowship Program. The Diversity Fellowship will be hosted by Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (“Host”). The selected recipient :ith IP practitioners and experience in the field.
Amount: $7,500
Deadline: April 10, 2022

Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association (Laipa)

The LAIPA is an incredible opportunity for the selected Fellow to gain valuable intellectual property law training and experience at an exciting company.
Amount: $6,000

McAndrews Held & Malloy Diversity in Patent Law Fellowship

The McAndrews Held & Malloy Diversity in Patent Law Fellowship candidate must be a first year law student at an accredited law school with a diverse background, that would improve diversity in the field of intellectual property law; have a degree in science, or engineering and intend to practice patent law in Chicago, Illinois.
Amount: $15,000
Deadline: December 1 - January 15

The Cooley Diversity Fellowship

As part of Cooley's ongoing commitment to diversity, we are proud to offer Cooley Diversity Fellowships to outstanding first year law school students.
Amount: Up to $30,000
Deadline: January 9, 2023

V & E Diversity Fellowship

Vinson & Elkins awards some of the brightest law students from the nation's top law schools with a V & E Diversity Fellowship each year.
Amount: $25,000

Zelle LLP Diversity Scholarship

The keystone of the firm's Diversity Outreach Plan, the Zelle LLP Diversity in Law Scholarship was created for law students who either (1) are a member of a population or group whose background and perspectives are historically underrepresented in the private practice of law; or (2) demonstrate a long-standing commitment to diversity that will be furthered by award of the scholarship.
Amount: $15,000
Deadline: January 18, 2022

Harness & Dickey Diversity & Inclusion Fellowship

This opportunity provides diverse, first year law students with career mentoring and financial assistance as they explore their interest in intellectual property law, gain a better understanding of working in an intellectual property law firm, and continue to excel in law school. Candidates chosen for a Fellowship will work in a Harness Dickey office location of their choice. Participants may be eligible to renew the Fellowship following the completion of their first summer clerkship.
Amount: 50,000
Deadline: February 15, 2023

Armstrong & Lee LLP Diversity Scholarship

Armstrong Lee & Baker LLP injury attorneys in Houston, TX are proud to announce and sponsor our Diversity Scholarship for first and second-year law students. We are accepting applications through December 15th, 2022. We are proud to sponsor a nationwide scholarship to promote diversity within the legal profession. The Diversity Scholarship will award a $2,500 scholarship for law school tuition or other school-related expenses.
Amount: 2,500
Deadline: December 15, 2023

California Indian Law Association

For all Native American/Alaska Native 3Ls and recent grads who plan to serve California Indian Country following graduation, CILA is pleased to announce the 2020 3L Diversity Scholarship with California ChangeLawyers. CILA has created a special Affinity Scholarship that specifically targets Native American and Alaska Native students who intend to take the California Bar exam in 2020.
Amount: 5,000
Deadline: February 18, 2022

Diversity in Law Scholarship

The attorneys at Flores Tawney & Acosta, P.C., are now offering an exclusive Diversity in Law Scholarship Contest for first and second-year law school students. This scholarship will be eligible for 1L/2L students who attend an ABA-accredited law school in the United States and identify as members of a historically underrepresented group within the legal profession. The student must also provide a written statement about why diversity within the law is important for our justice system.
Amount: 2,500
Deadline: December 15, 2023

Farelia Braun & Martel, LLP 1L Diversity Scholarship

Farella’s Diversity Scholarship Program assists Bay Area diverse law students in pursuing their legal careers. Recipients are in their first year of law school and are selected based on academic and personal accomplishments and financial need. Since 2001, Farella has awarded $545,000 in scholarships to 86 first-year law students in the Bay Area.
Amount: varies
Deadline: March 2, 2023

Jan Jancin Competition

The Foundation for Advancement of Diversity in IP Law, formerly the American Intellectual Property Law Education Foundation (AIPLEF), the Intellectual Property Law Section of the American Bar Association (ABA-IPL), and AIPLA invite institutions to nominate a law student who has excelled in the study of intellectual property law for the Jan Jancin Award and the AIPLA Past President's Award. The Jan Jancin Awards are merit-based scholarship awards that recognize rising second and third year law students from diverse backgrounds who are underrepresented racial or ethnic minorities, who have expressed an interest in pursuing a career as an IP lawyer, and who have engaged in activities reflecting that interest.
Amount: 5,000
Deadline: May 26, 2023

NAPIPA Foundation Scholarships

The National Asian Pacific Islander Prosecutors Association (“NAPIPA”) is proud to announce our 2022 Scholarship Awards. NAPIPA will award monetary scholarships + Kaplan Bar Review Course to five (5) deserving law students who share NAPIPA’s mission statement and goals and who are pursuing careers in prosecution to continue helping the API community.
Amount: 2,000
Deadline: August 19, 2022

Sutliff & Stout in Law Diversity Scholarship Contest

Sutliff & Stout, Injury & Accident Law Firm is proud to sponsor a nationwide scholarship contest for minorities pursuing a legal career. According to ABA’s National Lawyer Population Survey, only 12 percent of active attorneys identify as Hispanic or Latino, African American, or Asian. To do our part towards promoting diversity within the legal profession, we are offering an annual $1,500 minority scholarship to be put towards legal education costs.
Amount: 1,500
Deadline: July 28, 2023

Minority Scholarships (variety)

Scholarships for minority students vary in their criteria and are not limited to race or ethnicity. Typically, multi-ethnic students may qualify for at least one of the listed minority scholarships. Make sure to see if you qualify for more than one type of minority scholarship by conducting a free scholarship search. Minority scholarships are not limited to United States residents. Students outside the United States may apply as well, whether they are studying at home or abroad. Some scholarships may not even require U.S. citizenship, so be sure to check the official rules carefully when applying for scholarships.
Amount: varies
Deadline: varies

V & E Diversity Fellowship for first and second year law students

Vinson & Elkins awards some of the brightest law students from top law schools in the U.S. with Diversity Fellowships each year. Each Fellow receives $25,000 and the opportunity to clerk in one of our U.S. offices the summer following their 1L or 2L year.
Amount: 25,000
Deadline: TBD

Weinberg Law Offices P.C - Diversity in Law School Scholarship Contest

At the Weinberg Law Offices, we are proud to present our diversity in law scholarship contest. We are offering first-year and second-year law school students the opportunity to be awarded $1,000 to put towards their law school tuition. We are asking students to write a 300-word essay about the following: How Can We As Legal Professionals Improve Diversity and Inclusion Within the Legal Profession?
Amount: 1,000
Deadline: December 1, 2023


Scholarships for Disabled Students

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Disability Scholarship

The Disability Scholarship was established in 2014 as part of the law firm’s commitment to helping students with disabilities or injuries who are in need of financial assistance for education purposes. The scholarship is available to students of any age, with any type of disability, including but not limited to physical disabilities, medical conditions, mental or psychiatric conditions, speech and language, learning disabilities, behavioral conditions, and all other conditions.
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: October 1, 2023

George H. Nofer Scholarship

The George H. Nofer Scholarship for Law and Public Policy is for full-time graduate students with a moderately-severe to profound pre-lingual bilateral hearing loss who are attending an accredited law school or a masters or doctoral program in public policy or public administration. This program provides up to three awards of $5,000 each year for full-time graduate students with a moderately-severe to profound hearing loss who use Listening and Spoken Language and are attending an accredited law school or a masters or doctoral program in public policy or public administration.
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: April 10, 2023

Kathern F. Gruber Scholarship Program/Blinded Veterans Association

The Kathern F. Gruber and Thomas H. Miller Scholarship Programs were established to support and assist spouses, children, and grandchildren of legally blind veterans. Successful applicants for the scholarships have demonstrated excellence in their past academic work and promising potential for achievement in higher education pursuits. The selection criteria for awarding the scholarships are merit-based with candidates evaluated by a committee.
Amount: $1,000 to $2,000
Deadline: April 20, 2023

National Federation of the Blind Scholarship

To recognize achievement by blind scholars, the National Federation of the Blind Scholarship annually offers blind college students in the United States and Puerto Rico the opportunity to win one of thirty merit-based, national-level scholarships
Amount: $3,000 to $12,000
Deadline: March 31, 2023


Scholarships for LGBTQ Students

M. Katherine Baird Darmer Equity Scholarship

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 at the sole discretion of the scholarship committee jointly appointed by OCLBA and OCEC and the Liberty Hill transgender community in Orange County. Determinations regarding the amount and number of awards are qualified law students who have demonstrated commitment to advancing equality for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, the Orange County Equality Coalition (OCEC), will award one or more scholarships each year.
Amount: varies
Deadline: May 27, 2022

Point Scholarship

Point Foundation empowers promising LGBTQ students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential – despite the obstacles often put before them – to make a significant impact on society
Amount: based on need
Deadline: December 7, 2022

The Edward C. Tang Scholarship

Mr. Edward C. Tang established this award in 2007 to provide financial assistance to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Asian and Pacific Islanders (API) for post-secondary Education. The Edward C. Tang Scholarship is to help LGBT youth proudly achieve educational pursuits and dreams without shame. This scholarship awards up to two outstanding students annually, a combined scholarships totaling up to $15,000. These scholarships e renewable for a maximum of three or more years (a total of four years) provided each student annually meets the renewal requirements.
Amount: up to $60,000
Deadline: April 17, 2023

Scholarships for Hispanic and Latino Students

HNBA Scholarship (La Raza Lawyers Association)

In celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the establishment of the HNBA's LGBT Section, the HNBA LGBT Division announced the launch of the LGBT Division Public Interest Scholarship Program.
Amount: Varies
Deadline: May 18, 2018

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

The HSF Scholarship is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree. Scholarships are available on a competitive basis.
Amount: $500 to $5,000
Deadline: February 15, 2023

La Raza Lawyers Association-Central Valley Chapter/Hon. Mario Olmos Memorial Scholarship

Since 1980, the La Raza Lawyers Association’s Central Valley Chapter has awarded scholarships to deserving law students who have demonstrated academic achievement, leadership qualities, and involvement in the Latino community, financial need, and ties to California’s Central Valley
Amount: $500 to $5,000
Deadline: September 9, 2022

Latina Lawyers Bar Association Scholarship

The Latina Lawyers Bar Association announces a scholarship program for law students enrolled at a law school in California. The scholarship program will award scholarships to outstanding law students. The scholarship funds may be used towards expenses related to a student’s attendance at a California law school or towards the expenses related to preparation for the California Bar Examination. Preference will be given to Latina law students.
Amount: Varies
Varies: June 20, 2022

Latina Lawyers Bar Association Stipend

The scholarship program will award bar stipends to outstanding law students. The bar stipend funds should be used towards the expenses related to preparation for the California Bar Examination. Preference will be given to Latina law students.
Amount: varies
Deadline: April 5, 2022

LULAC National Scholarship Fund

The LULAC National Scholarship Fund was established to provide scholarships to qualified Hispanic students attending accredited colleges, universities, and graduate schools in the United States.
Amount: $250 to $2,000
Deadline: March 31, 2023

MALDEF Law School Scholarships

The MALDEF Law School Scholarship offers financial assistance to qualified Latino individuals in pursuit of higher education. Awards are provided to first, second, and third-year law students who have outstanding academic records, including participation and leadership in extracurricular activities. Scholarships are awarded to Latino students who demonstrate involvement with and commitment to serve the Latino community, financial need, and academic achievement indicating the potential for successful completion of a graduate or law degree.
Amount: $2,000 to $10,000
Deadline: February 3, 2023

Mexican American Bar Foundation

Since 1991, the Mexican American Bar Foundation has pursued its mission of promoting diversity in the legal profession through education by awarding scholarships to Latino law students. The Mexican American Bar Foundation is a tax-exempt section 501(c)(3) charitable corporation dedicated to providing financial assistance to men and women of Chicano and Latino heritage who intend to pursue careers in the law. Since 1991, working with minimal overhead, we have awarded over $600,000 in the form of 216 scholarships to 183 individual students attending ABA-accredited law schools in Los Angeles County, including Loyola, Pepperdine, Southwestern, UCLA, and USC. Nearly two-thirds of our scholars are Latinas.
Amount: $10,000
Deadline: Feb. 12, 2021

The MPOWER Global Citizen Scholarship

The MPOWER Global Citizen Scholarship was created to celebrate international and DACA students, who enrich college campuses with their diverse experiences and points of view.
Amount: $2,000 to $10,000
Deadline: February 15, 2023


Scholarships for Jewish Students

Jewish Family and Children Service’s (JFCS) Various Loans, Grants, and Small Scholarships

Recipients of the Jewish Family and Children Services loans, grants, and small scholarships must be a Jewish resident of San Francisco, San Mateo, Sonoma, Marin, or Northern Santa Clara Counties. Funds are prioritized for people who need financial help in order to pursue their educational and vocational goals.
Amount: Varies
Deadline: May 1, 2023

The Lemberg Scholarship Loan Fund, Inc.

Lemberg Scholarship Loan Funds are designed to help Jewish men and women who have difficulty pursuing higher education. Students must be pursuing a degree at an accredited institution. Selections are based on academic ability, financial need, family problems, physical and mental disability, and potential for leadership in the Jewish community. The loans awarded through this fund are interest free loans.
Amount: up to $5,000
Deadline: May 5, 2023


Scholarships for Native American Students

Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship

The Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship is awarded to help Native Americans students of any age, any tribe and in any state striving to get an education at the undergraduate or graduate levels. However, undergraduate students are given preference. All awards are judged based on financial need and academic achievement.
Amount: $4,000
Deadline: TBA for 2023

Allogan Slagle Memorial Scholarship

Allogan’s goal was to improve the status of those tribes that had been by-passed by the US government, particularly focusing on assisting the Piro/Manso/Tiwa Tribe of southern New Mexico in their effort to achieve federal recognition, as well as aiding the Ione Band of Miwok Indians in California in reaffirming their traditional tribal government.
Amount: Varies
Deadline: May 31, 2023

American Indian College Fund

Eligible applicants for the American Indian College Fund must be American Indian or Alaska Natives who are enrolled tribal members or who are lineal descendants of an enrolled parent or grandparent.
Amount: Varies
Deadline: May 31, 2023

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution/American Indian Scholarship

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution/American Indian Scholarship is intended to help Native American students of any age, of any tribe, and in any state, in their pursuit of a vocational, undergraduate, or graduate education. Awards are based on financial need and academic achievement. Applicants must be Native American, in financial need, and have a grade point average of 2.75 or higher.
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: November 1, 2022 to January 31, 2023


Scholarships for Women Students

Trial LawHER Scholarship

Milestone has established the Trial LawHER Scholarship to help a female law school student achieve her goal of becoming a plaintiff trial lawyer. This law school scholarship intends to elevate a rising woman leader in the plaintiff trial lawyer space and educate future trial lawyers around the power of settlement planning.

Amount: $10,000
Deadline: May 1, 2023

Aauw Educational Foundation Selected Professions Fellowships

Selected AAUW Professions Fellowships are awarded to women of color who intend to pursue a full-time course of study in fields, such as law, in which women's participation is traditionally low. Candidates may apply for support for their final year of study only and are expected to receive their degrees at the end of the fellowship year.
Amount: $20,000 to $25,000
Deadline: Open August 1 - December 1 annually

Aauw International Fellowships

American Association of University Women Fellowships are awarded for women pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the United States who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Applicants must intend to return to their home country to pursue a professional career.
Amount: $18,000 to $30,000 
Deadline: Open August 1 - November 15 annually

Aauw American Fellowships

AAUW American Fellowships support women scholars who are pursuing full-time study to complete dissertations, conducting postdoctoral research full time, or preparing research for publication for eight consecutive weeks. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of scholarly excellence; quality and originality of project design; and active commitment to helping women and girls through service in their communities, professions, or fields of research.
Amount: $8,000 - $50,000
Deadline: Open August 1 - November 1 annually

Aauw Community Action Grants

AAUW Community Action Grants provide funds to individuals, AAUW branches, and AAUW state organizations as well as local community-based nonprofit organizations for innovative programs or non-degree research projects that promote education and equality for women and girls.
Amount: $3,000 up to $10,000
Deadline: Open August 1 - December 1 annually

American Association of University Women

American Association of University Women Fellowships are awarded for full-time study to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Applicants must intend to return to their home country to pursue a professional career.
Amount: $20,000 to $50,000 
Deadline: Open August 1 - November 15 annually

Horizons/Women in Defense

Horizons/Women in Defense applicants must also demonstrate an interest in a career related to national security and defense, have a minimum GPA of 3.25 and demonstrate financial need. Preference is given to students in security studies, military history, government relations, engineering, computer science, physics, mathematics, business, law, international relations, political science or economics.
Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 17, 2023

Justice Pauline Davis Hanson Scholarship/Fresno County Women Lawyers

As a tribute to the memory of the late Associate Justice Pauline Davis Hanson, Fresno County Women Lawyers has established the Justice Pauline Davis Hanson Scholarship to encourage and support outstanding academic achievement and commitment to service by women law students. Candidates must be female law students who have successfully completed at least one year of law school. Preference will be given to current or former residents of California's Fresno, Kings, Madera, or Tulane counties.
Amount: $2,000
Deadlines: TBA for 2023

MS. Jd Summer 2020 Public Interest Scholarship

The Pearce Law Firm in Philadelphia is pleased to offer The Pearce Law Firm – Empowering Women In Law Scholarship. This scholarship opportunity is open to women nationwide who are currently attending a law school in the United States. This scholarship is intended to encourage & support outstanding achievement & leadership by example from women in the field of law.
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: May 31, 2023

The Pearce Law Firm Empowering Women in Law Scholarship

The Pearce Law Firm in Philadelphia is pleased to offer The Pearce Law Firm – Empowering Women In Law Scholarship. This scholarship opportunity is open to women nationwide who are currently attending a law school in the United States. This scholarship is intended to encourage & support outstanding achievement & leadership by example from women in the field of law.
Amount: $1,500
Deadline: May 31, 2022

Saira and Claire Wright Lucas Foundation Scholarship

Awards $5,000 scholarships to African-American female law students who have committed to careers as prosecutors. For these future prosecutors, the scholarship program covers the cost of the bar application and preparation up to $5,000. The scholarship program also offers a $5,000 incentive for scholarship recipients who secure employment as prosecutors.
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: March 28, 2023


Scholarships for All Students

Cowboy Country Criminal Defense Scholarship

At Cowboy Country Criminal Defense we help those facing criminal charges and provide the information regarding the criminal justice system and their legal rights. Therefore, we want to hear from you and are offering (1) $1,000 scholarship to put towards their law school tuition.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: August 1, 2021

Scottsdale Injury Lawyers Law School Scholarship

At Scottsdale Injury Lawyers, our attorneys represent individuals who have suffered personal injuries or experienced a violation of their civil rights. As such, we feel compelled to help others achieve their dreams of becoming lawyers so they can do the same. This is why we have created the annual law school scholarship. We want to hear from law students on why they decided to go to law school and what they hope to achieve once they graduate and pass the bar.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: December 1, 2022

Law Offices of Daniel A. Hunt Trust & Estate Law Scholarship

Our law firm has served the greater Sacramento area for a decade and now serves all of California. We provide peace of mind for our clients and a stellar client experience as we practice in the areas of Estate Planning, Trust & Estate Administration and Litigation, Probate, and Conservatorships.
Firm owner Daniel Hunt is passionate about both Trust & Estate Law and philanthropy. In 2021, we created the Law Offices of Daniel A. Hunt Trust & Estate Law Scholarship to support law students who want to practice in this field as attorneys.
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: July 1, 2023

Ottinger Employment Lawyers Law School Scholarship

Ottinger Employment Lawyers is excited to reintroduce the Ottinger Employment Lawyer Scholarship contest. Our employment firm is dedicated to helping employees in New York City, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.
Amount: $1,500
Deadline: December 1, 2023

Denver Trial Lawyers Scholarship

Denver Trial Lawyers ® wants to know what does justice mean to you? Our Denver serious injury attorneys are asking YOU, the citizen, to write a compelling and strong 750+ word essay.
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: November 1, 2022

Charles E. Joseph Employment Law Scholarship

Charles E. Joseph dedicated his career to fighting for workers’ rights as a plaintiff’s employment lawyer. His work has protected victims of discrimination, sexual harassment, and wage theft. Charles E. Joseph founded Joseph & Kirschenbaum LLP, a New York firm that has recovered more than $140 million for workers. He also created Working Now and Then, a resource on employment law and worker’s rights. In order to encourage future employment lawyers, the Charles E. Joseph Employment Law Scholarship awards $1,000 annually to a law student who plans to work in plaintiff’s employment law.
Amount: up to $1,000
Deadline: May 1, 2022

The Johns Law Firm - Law School Scholarship

Students are expected to write a 300-400 word essay about what influenced their legal career and why they are pursuing law school. The winner with the most compelling essay will receive a $1,500 law school scholarship.
Amount: $1,500
Deadline: May 31

The Adam Z. Rice Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Adam Z. Rice Memorial Scholarship Fund celebrates the life of a young man who died at age 21. Adam was always trying to help others in need, whether it was the homeless or his classmates. The CJF now has an incredible opportunity to continue Adam’s legacy and fulfill its mission, promote education, and make a lasting impact on future generations devoted to the rule of law and equal access to justice. This scholarship is open to anyone attending an ABA-Approved law school in California or any California resident attending an ABA-approved law school. The applicant must also demonstrate financial need.
Amount: $1,000 to $4,000
Deadline: July 15, 2022

The Reeves Law Group Scholarship Contest

The scholarship will be awarded to the applicant who best demonstrates a genuine desire and goal of using the legal system to fix problems or improve conditions in our society.
Please note worthy deeds that you have already performed. They will be considered.
Amount: $2,500
Deadline: December 1, 2022

Legal Scholarship by Moses & Rooth, Attorney at Law Legal

Moses and Rooth Attorneys at Law, a Criminal Defense Law Firm located in Orlando, is offering a $1,000 scholarship to one incoming 1L or currently enrolled Law Student.
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: August 1, 2022

Emery Reddy, PLLC Scholarships

Each year Emery Reddy offers financial assistance to student with an interest in pursuing careers in the legal field.
Amount: $2,000
Deadline: November 30, 2022

The Dominguez Firm Legal Scholarship Award

The Dominguez Firm is happy to announce its new Legal Scholarship Award for recent high school graduates or undergraduate college students in continuing their education with an accredited university. The Legal Scholarship Award will be presented to a worthy student accepted into or currently enrolled in law school. This $2,500 scholarship recognizes that individual’s academic achievements and unique goals despite their struggles or challenges.
Amount: $2,500
Deadline: July 31, 2023

Aba Legal Opportunity Scholarship

The American Bar Association (ABA) awards an annual Legal Opportunity Scholarship to first-year law students. The mission of the program is to encourage racial and ethnic minority students to apply to law school and to provide financial assistance to attend and complete law school. The ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship grants 10 - 20 incoming diverse law students with $15,000 of financial aid over their three years in law school. Since its inception, more than 400 students from across the country have received the ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship.
Amount: $5,000 up to $15,000
Deadline: April 15, 2023

Michigan Auto Law Diversity Scholarship

As part of a commitment to diversity, Michigan Auto Law is pleased to sponsor an annual Michigan Auto Law Diversity Scholarship Program to provide financial support to students who contribute to the diversity of the law school student body as they pursue their legal career. Must be a US Citizen accepted to or currently attending (1L or 2L) an accredited law school in the United States, have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 and is a member of an ethnic or racial minority or demonstrates a defined commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career
Amount: $2,000
Deadline: June 1, 2023

Abe and Esther Hagiwara Student Aid Award/JACL National Scholarship Committee

The Abe and Esther Hagiwara Student Aid Award was founded to provide financial assistance to a student who otherwise would have to delay or terminate his or her education due to a lack of financing. Only applicants that exhibit severe financial need will be considered for this award. Every applicant must be a National JACL member.
Amount: varies
Deadline: March 1, 2023

CTA Scholarship for Dependent Children/California Teachers Association Scholarship Committee

One scholarship is provided in Honor of Ralph J. Flynn and is awarded to the highest-scoring applicant. One scholarship is provided in Honor of Ruthie Fagerstrom and is awarded to the second highest-scoring applicant. One scholarship is provided in Honor of Susan B. Anthony and is awarded to the third highest-scoring applicant. Applicants must be the dependent child of an active member of CTA, CTA/NEA-Retired or deceased CTA member and be claimed as a dependent on the memberÔÇÖs current yearÔÇÖs IRS form. High school grade point average should reflect a high unweighted average. College coursework should reflect high academic achievement. Explain any unique circumstances related to medical, physical or emotional difficulties that may have affected your grades. Application requirements include 2 recommendation letters.
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: January 28, 2023

Finlandia Foundation Trust Scholarship

Finlandia Foundation Trust Scholarship applicants must be citizens of the United States or Finland and accepted to an accredited institution of higher learning. Scholarships are awarded to undergraduate and graduate students. Students studying subjects related to Finnish culture receive special consideration.
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: February 1, 2023

Goodwin & Scieszka Innovation Scholarship

We are pleased to support the future lawyers of America with the Goodwin & Scieszka Innovation Scholarship, awarded to three high-achieving, bright students intending to pursue a career in law.
Amount: $500 up to $1,000
Deadline: June 1, 2023

Haneman-Perskie Memorial Foundation Scholarship

Haneman-Perskie Memorial Foundation Scholarship applicants must be a New Jersey resident accepted for admission to law school. The grant is for a one-year period and it is based on academic ability, financial need, leadership potential, and character.
Amount: varies
Deadline: May 31

IABA Scholarship (Iranian American Bar Association)

IABA grants one or more scholarships each year to law students who have demonstrated a commitment to the advancement of the Iranian-American community. Applicants must be of Iranian heritage and full-time students at an accredited law school (applications from UCI School of Law will be accepted) in the United States who are not otherwise receiving full educational funding from another organization.
Amount: $2,500
Deadline: June 1, 2022

Infinity Law Group Asian Heritage Law School Scholarship

The Infinity Law Group Asian Heritage Law School Scholarship is awarded to an enrolled first-year law school student of Asian heritage who intends to use her or his law degree to help the Asian American community.
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: August 1 annually

Japanese American Citizens League National Scholarship

Every JACL National Scholarship applicant must be an active National JACL member. JACL Membership is open to everyone of any ethnic background. All who meet eligibility criteria are welcomed and encouraged to apply. Note: applicants need to hold an Individual or Student/Youth Membership ( Couple/Family membership by a parent will not meet this requirement). You may join/renew online at https://jacl.org/member/.
Amount: varies
Deadline: March 6, 2023

John Lewis King Memorial Scholarship Fund/San Bernardino County Bar Association

On June 14, 1968, the John Lewis King Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by Hollis G. Hartley, Russell Goodwin, Waldo Willhof, Stanley Mussell, Jr., and Florentino Garza, to honor the memory of San Bernardino attorney John Lewis King (who is profiled in the July-August 2014 issue of our bar bulletin). Attorney member Bruce Varner did most of the incorporation legal work. This nonprofit organization is the instrument by which needy and worthy law students from the Inland Empire receive scholarship grants on an annual basis. In its 50 years, the fund has awarded 106 scholarships (listed below) from its inception through 2018. Several students have received two scholarships, over a two year period.
Amount: $1,000 - $7,500

Lawson Law Scholarship

The Lawson Law Scholarship is for a communicator who has the joy and the talent to impact this world for Christ and who is interested in doing exactly that.
Amount: $2,000
Deadline: May 31 annually

LAX Scholarship Fund for Gay Men

LAX Scholarship applicants should be either from the five-county Philadelphia metropolitan region, attending a qualified school in or out of the region, or from outside the region, attending college, graduate or professional school within the region.
Amount: $5,000 to $10,000
Deadline: November 1, 2022

One Lawyer Can Change the World Scholarship (Rising 1L)

Are you the next great legal mind? In partnership with the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, Law Preview will be awarding one hard-working incoming law student $10,000 towards their 1L year through the One Lawyer Can Change the World Scholarship.
Amount: $10,000
Deadline: June 1, 2023

P.J.C. Lindfors Legal Studies Fund (For Finnish and American Law Students)

To sustain both Finnish-American culture in the United States and the ancestral tie with Finland by raising funds for grants and scholarships such as the P.J.C. Lindfors Legal Studies Fund, initiating innovative national programs and networking with local chapters.
Amount: $1,000 to $3,000
Deadline: October 1, 2022 to February 1, 2023

Polish American Club of North Jersey Scholarships/the Kosciuszko Foundation

The Kosciuszko Foundation provides funding to qualified full-time graduate students in the United States. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or a permanent resident of Polish descent and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applicants must be active members of the Polish American Club of New Jersey or be the child or grandchild of a member. Selection is based on academic excellence, the applicant's interest in the Polish community, and financial need.
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: February 20, 2023

Sonoma County Women in Law

The purpose of the Sonoma County Women in Law (“SCWiL'') Honorable Gayle Guynup scholarship is to assist a deserving law student with an interest in promoting women’s access to, and involvement in, the legal system by providing financial support to help defray the cost of completing his or her legal education. The scholarship is open to applicants regardless of gender, and persons of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have some tie to Sonoma County and preferably — although this is not a requirement — plan to practice in the area after graduating and passing the bar.
Amount: $4,500
Deadline: September 25, 2022

The Women’s Section of the Contra Costa County Bar Association /The Honorable Patricia Herron and the Honorable Ellen James Scholarship

The Honorable Ellen James Scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving law student (or students) with demonstrated leadership potential, academic success, and a commitment to women’s issues and Contra Costa County.
Amount: $1,000 up to $10,000

Thomas F. Black Jr. Memorial Scholarship

The Rhode Island Bar Foundation’s Thomas F. Black, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 1989 to support and foster high legal practice standards by assisting Rhode Island residents who show promise that they will become outstanding lawyers and who need financial assistance to study law.
Amount: $25,000
Deadline: March 24, 2023

McDowel South American Heritage Scholarship

McDowel South American Scholarship applicants must be accepted or enrolled in an accredited law school, of South American Heritage, and must maintain a 2.9 GPA.
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: June 10

San Luis Obispo County Women Lawyer’s Association

Scholarships will be awarded from the Women Lawyers Association of San Luis Obispo County. The number of scholarships and the amount of funds per scholarship will be determined upon review of the applications received and funds available. Award recipients will be notified and invited to attend the annual judicial reception to be held in October of 2022.
Deadline: July 1, 2023

Cleo Edge Pre-law Scholarship

The 54-year old Pre-Law Summer Institute is CLEO’s premiere program to help students prepare for the rigors of the first year of law school. It is held annually at and hosted by an ABA-approved law school. This year the program is virtual and can be attended by students online.
Amount: $1,500
Deadline: April 30, 2022

Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship

The Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship was established for Berks County residents entering their second year at an accredited law school. The fund is in memory of Howard Fox, who was a member of the Berks County Bar Association and an attorney in the Public Defender’s Office. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.
Amount: Varies
Deadline: January 1, 2022 to March 15, 2022

Orange County Community Foundation Scholarships

Orange County Community Foundation Scholarship applicants must be a student currently enrolled in a maritime major at 4 year accredited U.S. university and entering sophomore, junior or senior year, or a student who plans to enter the maritime industry.
Amount: Varies

Thurgood Marshall College Fund

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) is proud to offer financial assistance to outstanding students attending one of TMCF’s member-schools that include 47 publicly-supported Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs). The award is $10,000 for two (2) students.
Amount: Varies
Deadline: September 6, 2022 to August 31, 2023

Sidney B. Williams, Jr. Scholarships/Thurgood Marshall College Fund

Sidney B. Williams, Jr. Scholar Program, the Foundation’s Flagship DEI Initiative, Assists STEM-Educated Individuals from Underrepresented Racial and Ethnic Groups Seeking Admission to attend full time at an ABA-Accredited Law School to Explore a Career in Patent Law in the United States. The Scholar Program Offers Selected Scholars $30,000 Law School Tuition Grant Awards And Provides Financial And Non-Financial Assistance To Scholars During The Law School Admissions Process And Throughout Law School.
Amount: $30,000
Deadline: March 31, 2023

Citywide Law Group Scholarship

Citywide Law Group is proud to offer a $1,500 scholarship to a current or aspiring law student. Attorney Sherwin Arzani is a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Law and has dedicated his career to helping accident victims.
Amount: $1,500
Deadline: March 1

Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund

The purpose of the ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund is to encourage racial and ethnic minority students to apply to and attend law school and to provide financial assistance to ensure that these students have the opportunity to attend law school for three years.
Amount: $5,000 to $15,000
Deadline: February 1, 2023 to April 15, 2023

Miller & Zois, LLC Law School Scholarship

Miller & Zois, LLC Law School Scholarship applicants must be first-year students enrolled at a college, university, or ABA-accredited law school in the U.S. In the event of a virtual tie, our preference for students set to enroll at the University of Baltimore, or the University of Maryland, or those with a connection to the Baltimore-Washington area will break the tie. But the focus on the competition is who provides the most meaningful essay.
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: February 28, 2020

The National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys (NCVAA) Scholarship

NCVAA Scholarship applicants should demonstrate academic excellence, commitment to the public interest, and service to underprivileged communities. Proof of enrollment is required.
Amount: $1,000 - $4,000
Deadline: Open Summer 2023

Higbee & Associates and the Foundation for Continuing Justice Writing Competition

The Higbee & Associates and the Foundation for Continuing Justice Writing Competition is intended to expand the awareness of consequences of criminal records and the laws that govern their retention, dissemination and expungement, as well as encourage research into the ways to improve laws.
Amount: $200 up to $2,000

The American Law School Student Scholarship

The American Law School Student Scholarship will be awarded based on certain criteria that includes current enrollment in a college, university, or law school, an acceptable grade point average, demonstration of community service, and a written essay."
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: December 15, 2020

Cherepinskiy Law Firm, PC Scholarship

Cherepinskiy Law Firm, PC offers its annual Legal Scholarship to both (1) undergraduate students who intend to become lawyers and pursue a legal career and (2) law school students.  The recipient of the scholarship award will receive a check in the amount of $1,000, which will be made payable directly to the recipient’s law school.  The application period is August 1, 2019 – October 25, 2019.
Amount: $2,000
Deadline: October 26, 2020

Rizio Lipinsky Lawyer Scholarship

For the Rizio Lipinsky $10,000 Law School Scholarship, we want to know why you’re pursuing a career in law. In an essay of 1,000 words or less, please explain why you’re inspired to become an attorney, and how you plan to use your law degree to fight for justice for your fellows. If you have past experience in advocating for yourself or others, we would love to hear how that experience informed your decision to pursue a career in law. 
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: February 1, 2022 to July 1, 2022

Andrew Flusche, Law School Scholarship

I’m Andrew Flusche, and I became a lawyer because I wanted an engaging profession where I could help people. I almost became an accountant or a computer programmer, but I truly thought that law would give me the greatest opportunity to work directly with other people in need. We want to hear about why you want to become a lawyer. What inspired you to enter into such a challenging profession. More importantly, we want to hear how you will make a difference in the community as you progress through your legal career. Write an essay describing why you want to become a lawyer and we will choose one (1) entry to be selected and awarded $1,000 to put towards their law school tuition. Additionally, please also submit a letter of recommendation from a valuable reference to be considered for the scholarship award.
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: July 30, 2023

Mpower Monthly Scholarship for international students

We’re thrilled to announce our Monthly Scholarship Series! MPOWER is awarding US$48,000 this year to help 36 international students fund their education dreams.
Amount: $1,000-$2,000
Deadline: Last day of each month

The 7Sage 7K Law School Scholarship

At 7Sage, our mission is to make legal education accessible, but talk is cheap and school is expensive. We’re putting our money where our mouth is and offering a series of awards to seven aspiring law students. Our goal is to support aspiring lawyers who will work toward a more just future and to help increase diversity at top law schools. At least half of the awards will go to under-represented minorities.
Amount: 7,000
Deadline: July 1, 2023

Attorney Ken Nugent Legal Scholarship

Kenneth S. Nugent, P. C. is a personal injury law firm that has been practicing for over 30 years in Georgia. Our dedicated staff and team of attorneys are committed to helping victims and their families the justice that they deserve. We are excited to announce that we are offering a legal scholarship for qualified applicants.
Amount: 5,000
Deadline: May 31, 2022

Bader Scott "Future Lawyers of America' Scholarship

Bader Scott Injury Lawyers is pleased to announce we are now accepting applications for our annual Future Lawyers of America Scholarship. Undergraduate law school applicants and current law school students who come from financially disadvantaged families are encouraged to apply. The recipient of this year’s scholarship will receive $2,500. The deadline for applying is June 21, 2022.
Amount: 2,500
Deadline: June 21, 2023

BARBRI Law Preview's "One Lawyer Can Change the World" Scholarship

$10,000 scholarship opportunity for incoming 1L students. Winner is selected based on response to an essay prompt. The deadline for applying is June 1, 2022.
Amount: 10,000
Deadline: June 1, 2023

10,000 Degree Law School Scholarship - Marin CountY bar Association Legal Education Scholarship

10,000 Degrees provides scholarships to individuals with significant financial need who exhibit a strong desire to go to college, and who have the perseverance necessary to graduate from college and accomplish their educational goals.
Amount: up to 5,000
Deadline: March 2, 2023

Nancy E. O'Malley Scholarship

The CWL Foundation proudly announces that the application period for the Nancy E. O'Malley Scholarship is now open. The scholarship was founded in 2016 to honor CWL Past President Nancy O'Malley (2009-2010) for her dedication and commitment to promoting California Women lawyers and protecting all women and children in our society. The scholarship is awarded annually to a law student whose prior and current activities, and future plans demonstrate a commitment to issues affecting women and/or children in the community. Everyone who meets the requirements may apply.
Amount: 5,000
Deadline: June 5, 2023

American Association of Law Librarians (AALL)

AALL is committed to providing opportunities for professional growth. Each year, the Association awards scholarships to assist individuals in meeting their educational goals in the field of legal information. Individuals should apply for all of the scholarships for which they qualify.
Amount: varies
Deadline: April 1, 2023

Flores Tawney & Acosta, P.C. - Serious Trucking Injury Attorneys Law School Scholarship Contest

Flores Tawney & Acosta 2023 Law School Scholarship Contest - As serious trucking accident attorneys, they are tirelessly working to help those that have suffered serious injuries. That is why they are offering a $2,000 dollar scholarship for one student to tell us what they plan to do with their career. They ask students to write an essay, in 250 – 300 words, about what they plan to do as a career, why they chose that as a career, and any future goals they have set for themselves.
Amount: $2,000
Deadline: July 30, 2023

JLF Firm Legal Scholars Award

Our law firm, The JLF Firm, has launched the JLF Firm Legal Scholars Award, and we are excited to share this with your students. We are proud to provide this opportunity to the students enrolled in your institution, and we look forward to reading through each of their essays and doing our part to help make their education progress. 1st place award in the amount of $6,000 for the best essay written on Why are you attending law school? What do you hope to do with your law degree? How would the JLF Firm Legal Scholars Award help you achieve your goals? Our law firm has a passion for making a difference in our community and working hard to help individuals who are working diligently to become the future of the legal industry. We hope this scholarship can help turn student dreams into realities, and we look forward to being a part of the future they’re creating.
Amount: $6,000
Deadline: December 15, 2022

Terry Bryant College Scholarship

Terry Bryant College Scholarship is available to all current U.S. high school seniors, regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or disability. Applicants must also have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and must be planning to enter an accredited four-year university to pursue a degree.
Amount: $2,500
Deadline: June 1, 2023

Terry Bryant Law School Scholarship

The Terry Bryant Law School Scholarship is available to all future or current law school students, regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or disability. Applicants must have a cumulative college grade point average of at least 3.0 and must be currently attending or planning to enter a law school accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) or the Association of American Law Schools (AALS).
Amount: $2,500
Deadline: June 1, 2023

American Law School Scholarship

Jeffrey Glassman Injury Lawyers are happy to support student education with our annual American Law School Scholarship. Students who are attending an undergraduate, JD, LLB, or LLM program at a college, university, or law school in the United States are encouraged to apply.
Amount: 1,000
Deadline: December 15, 2020 

Answering Legal Law Scholarship

Answering Legal’s Future Attorneys of America Scholarship is dedicated to choosing one law student, of academic excellence, every year and awarding them with the FAAS merit scholarship.
Amount: 5,000
Deadline: November 30, 2022

Antonoplos & Associates Legal Scholarship

At Antonoplos & Associates, we approach the complex legal needs of our clients from a results-driven perspective. By structuring our legal practice in a way that focuses on this goal, we are able to identify the root of our client’s problems and give them the necessary advice to quickly solve their legal issues. Our law firm focuses on estate planning, probate, real estate, construction, and business law. We believe that each of these practice areas allows us to directly benefit individuals with their personal or business legal issues. To encourage and empower future attorneys to pursue the same legal values that our firm embodies, we have decided to create the Antonoplos & Associates Legal Scholarship. The Antonoplos & Associates Legal Scholarship will award $2,500 to one incoming or current law student who shares our passion for assisting communities through the legal field. Furthermore, as a general law firm that works in multiple areas of the law, we understand that no matter what area of the law you are passionate about, you can have a positive impact on your community. Thus, bettering your community, no matter where you live, whether through your legal practice, community service, or a combination of both, should be a central goal for each applicant.
Amount: 2,500
Deadline: May 31, 2022

Arechigo Stopokka Law Scholarship

The attorneys at Criminal Defense Attorney & Workers Compensation Law Offices of Arechigo & Stokka work to help those in their community. A career as a lawyer is an important one. We are proud to offer our 2021 scholarship contest for law school students working to help those. Now, we want to know, what does justice mean to you?
Amount: 1,500
Deadline: December 15, 2023

The Simplr Artificial Intelligence and Technology Scholarship

Summary: Simplr is offering a $7,500 scholarship to a passionate and deserving student who submits a winning essay in our specialized scholarship contest encompassing artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), Blockchain technology and Intellectual Property (IP) law. Apply today!
Amount: 7,500
Deadline: December 31, 2021

Asian American Law Foundation Scholarship

AABA recognizes the importance of fostering the growth of law students to improve the future development of the Asian Pacific American bar. AABA will award scholarships to deserving law students who are committed to advocating and improving their communities. The AABA Law Foundation is a nonprofit public benefit corporation dedicated to serving the community and law students through its Foundation Scholarship awards.
Amount: varies
Deadline: January 20, 2023

Asian American Bar Association of Silicon Valley Achievement Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize law students in the greater Bay Area who have overcome personal challenges, shown excellence and achievement in law school, and demonstrated leadership potential and a history of involvement with student, professional , or civic organizations.
Amount: up to 5,000 to 10,000
Deadline: September 1, 2022

Asian American Bar Association of Silicon Valley & BALIF Joint Scholarship

The purpose is to recognize law students in the greater Bay Area who have shown excellence and achievement in law school and have: Overcome personal hardships or challenges; Shown excellence and achievement in law school; Demonstrated leadership potential and a history of involvement with AAPI and LGBTQI student, professional, or civic organizations; and Demonstrated service in support of their local APA and LGBTQI communities
Amount: 3,000
Deadline: September 1, 2022

Asian American Bar Association of Silicon Valley Diversity Bar Study Scholarship

The purpose is to recognize a law student in their final year of law school who will take the California Bar Exam, has shown excellence and achievement in law school, and has: Overcome personal hardships or challenges; Has a demonstrated financial need (preference will also be given to students who do not already have bar study expenses covered); Demonstrated intent to pursue a career in litigation following graduation; Demonstrated leadership potential and a history of involvement with AAPI student, professional, or civic organizations; and Demonstrated service in support of their local AAPI communities & commitment to social justice
Amount: 5,000
Deadline September 1, 2022

Asian American Bar Association of Silicon Valley / California Changelawyers - 2022 Diversity Bar Study Scholarship

APABA Silicon Valley is partnering with California ChangeLawyers to award a cash scholarship totaling $5,000, which includes California bar exam-related support and discounted bar prep rates. This scholarship is open to recent law school graduates (2021 or 2022) that are first-time test takers and sitting for the July 2022 California Bar Exam.
Amount: 5,000
Deadline: September 1, 2022

Beverly Hills Bar Foundation Rule of Law Competition

Encourages law students to submit analytical writings on what the rule of law is, or should be, the interpretation or implementation of existing or suggested legislation or case law and whether or not it furthered the equal and fair regulation of civil and human rights. Submissions are accepted on an aspect of the Rule of Law, demonstrating how the Rule of Law affected the topic, defining the Rule of Law, criticizing the Rule of Law, or demonstrating the economic, social or political effects of the Rule of Law. Winners receive scholarships to help pay for law school tuition.
Amount: 500 - 2,500
Deadline: February 1, 2023

The Brager Tax Law Group Legal Scholarship

Brager Tax Law Group, a P.C. is happy to support student education with our annual Brager Tax Law Group Legal Scholarship. Students who are enrolled in an undergraduate tax or accounting program, or a JD, LLB, or LLM program at a college, university, or law school in the United States are encouraged to apply.
Amount: 1,000
Deadline: December 15, 2020

"Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Law School Diversity Scholarship Program

"The Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Law School Diversity Scholarship and Application applicant is a member of an ethnic, racial, or other minority or any individual who demonstrates a defined commitment to issues of diversity within their community; a U.S. citizen currently attending an accredited law school within the U.S.; their academic achievement is reflected by a minimum 3.0 GPA and has at least one semester of classes completed at an accredited law school."
Amount: 2,000
Deadline: October 1, 2023

The Curley Law Firm Law School Scholarship Contest

At The Curley Law Firm, I believe that everyone, regardless of background, is entitled to high-quality legal representation. In order to fill the need for high-quality lawyers and legal professionals, I am committed to helping students in need to afford higher education. In order to enable more students who are passionate about law to pursue a degree, the Curley Law Firm is sponsoring an annual scholarship, awarded to one law student, to be put towards their law school costs.
Amount: 1,000
Deadline: June 30, 2021

California Consumer Attorney P.C's Annual Consumer Advocacy Scholarship

California Consumer Attorneys, P.C. (“CCA”) is a Los Angeles-based law firm that is firmly committed to consumer advocacy, particularly with respect to enforcement of California’s lemon laws. CCA is offering an annual $1,000 scholarship for students who are currently enrolled in law school or intending to attend law school that are passionate about consumer advocacy. While major corporations have the resources to hire bevies of young attorneys to advocate on their behalf, today’s consumer has fewer and fewer options on where to turn for zealous and skilled representation. We offer this scholarship in the spirit of our firm’s founding: a commitment to excellence in advocacy on behalf of individuals.
Amount: 1,000 to 5,000
Deadline: January 28, 2022

Center for Alcohol Policy - National Writing Competition

We have closed the window for entries for our 14th Annual National Writing Competition. This national academic event is intended to foster debate, analysis, and examination of state alcohol regulation in the 21st Century. Each year, students and professionals are encouraged to participate in this significant effort to bring attention to state alcohol regulation, its complexities and many successes. 1st – 3rd place recipients have a chance to win $5,000, $2,500, or $1,000 respectively.
Amount: 1,000 to 5000
Deadline: January 28, 2022

Champion The Cause Law School Scholarship

O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble is pleased to announce our Annual Champion the Cause Law School Scholarship. This $1,000 scholarship is open to law students attending or planning to attend law school in the Spring 2023 semester. Scholarship money will go directly to the winner’s school and can cover school-related expenses.
Amount: 1,000
Deadline: January 15, 2023

ChapmanAlbin Scholarship for Law Students

Since 2015, ChapmanAlbin has sponsored a yearly $1000 scholarship for incoming and current law students. To apply, a U.S. law student must write a 300-500 word essay on a specific topic and meet a few other criteria for consideration.
Amount: 1,000
Deadline: July 15, 2023

Clark Law Group Scholarship

As a legal firm that dedicates its time and resources to the fields of family law and personal injury, we regularly work with clients who are facing extremely challenging obstacles. It is because of this experience that our firm has become so passionate about extending a helping hand to our community. Our Clark Law Group Scholarship provides a $1,000 award each semester to a student whose parent is actively serving or previously served in the United States military. We are honored to support families of military service members. Our scholarship is limited for use to help with tuition, books, room and board, and other educational expenses.
Amount: 1,000
Deadline: December 1, 2022

Constance Baker Motley National Student Writing Competition

ACS welcomes all student papers furthering and promoting a progressive vision of the Constitution, law, and public policy. Entrants are encouraged to view this topic broadly, and we welcome submissions on a variety of substantive areas. Examples of possible topics include: census report, civil legal aid, civil liberties, constitutional convention, consumer rights, criminal justice, disability rights, freedom of speech, immigration, indigent defense, money in politics (including judicial elections), labor law, LGBTQ+ rights, privacy, protection of health, safety, and the environment, racial equality, religion, role of state attorneys general, second amendment and guns, separation of powers and federalism, women’s reproductive rights and reproductive freedom, voting and political process, and whistleblower protection.
Amount: $1,000 - 3,000
Deadline: February 12, 2023

Constantine Cannon Law School Scholarship - Law School Writing Contest

Constantine Cannon is a law firm with offices located in New York, Washington, DC, San Francisco and London, specializing in antitrust and whistleblower law. Our whistleblower practice is one of the largest and most successful whistleblower practice groups in the world, primarily focused on representing whistleblowers under the False Claims Act, the Whistleblower Programs of the SEC, CFTC and IRS, and the numerous other federal and state whistleblower programs. In the past year alone, the firm settled four blockbuster False Claims Act cases, recovering more than $600 million for the government and the firm’s whistleblower clients.
Amount: 250 - 2,500
Deadline: August 1, 2021

David Aylor Law Scholarship - Nick Becker Scholarship

The Nick Becker Scholarship is for any active duty military or veteran who is pursuing a legal education. It wasn’t an easy road for Nick Becker to make the transition from military life to law student. His journey inspired David Aylor Law Offices to help an active duty service member or veteran better their legal education by softening the financial burden. Each year, David Aylor Law Offices will grant $1,000 towards an outstanding veteran or active military member to be used to continue their legal education at an accredited law school, in honor of Nick’s memory. Submit your nominations and applications below.
Amount: 1,000
Deadline: December 5, 2023

David Aylor Law Scholarship - Gary Stephens Scholarship

The Gary Stephens Scholarship is meant to help a full-time student who exhibits the core personality traits of hard work, loyalty, and dependability; character traits that made Gary such a great friend, mentor and grandfather. 

Amount: 1,000
Deadline: December 15, 2023

David Aylor Law Scholarship - KJ Williams Scholarship

The KJ Williams Scholarship is for anyone entering law school who has made an impact in their community through volunteer work and positive outreach; the same characteristics that made KJ a model law clerk at David Aylor Law Offices. Amount: 1,000 Deadline: December 15, 2023 Ed Mendrzycki Essay Contest The Ed Mendrzycki Essay Contest is conducted by the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Lawyers' Professional Liability in conjunction with and with the gracious support of the San Francisco law firm of Long & Levit LLP. The 2022 contest is administered and judged by a subcommittee designated by the ABA Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability.
Amount: 5,000
Deadline: December 15, 2023

Ed Mendrzycki Essay Contest

The Ed Mendrzycki Essay Contest is conducted by the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Lawyers' Professional Liability in conjunction with and with the gracious support of the San Francisco law firm of Long & Levit LLP. The 2022 contest is administered and judged by a subcommittee designated by the ABA Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability.
Amount: 5,000
Deadline: February 15, 2023

Eskew Law Law School Scholarship Contest

As attorneys helping those in the state of Indiana it is our duty to give back to our community and help those with quality legal representation. Therefore, our attorneys all chose to become lawyers for certain reasons. Now, we want to hear from you and ask you the question – why do you want to become a lawyer and what do you plan to achieve with your legal career? We are asking students to write an essay in which they answer the simple question: Why do you want to study law? We are looking for the best-written and most compelling answer writing at least 350 words about the question above.
Amount: 1,500
Deadline: July 29, 2022

FBANC Foundation Scholarship

All current law students, graduates awaiting their bar results, and public interest attorneys with financial need are encouraged to apply for the Foundation of the Filipino Bar Association of Northern California (FBANC Foundation) NAPABA Convention Scholarship. This year, the FBANC Foundation will sponsor a $500 scholarship to one individual who has demonstrated a commitment to public interest and/or Asian Pacific American issues. The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage and make it easier for individuals to participate in the NAPABA convention in Las Vegas, Nevada while maintaining their commitment of service to communities in need. The scholarship will be announced no later than October 17.
Amount: 500
Deadline: Before October 17

Fish & Richardson 1L Diversity Fellowship Program

The 1L Diversity Fellowship Program is comprised of four components: Each selected Fellow receives a paid summer associate position in one of Fish & Richardson’s domestic offices during the summer; mentoring throughout the academic year by members of the firm; participation in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity 1L Scholars Program; and a scholarship reward of up to $30,000. Fish will award $5,000 to all 1L Diversity Fellowship recipients upon completion of their 1L summer clerkship with the firm; $10,000 to those returning as a 2L summer associate at Fish for the full summer program; and $15,000 to those who join the firm as an associate after law school graduation.
Amount: 5,000 to 10,000
Deadline: December 27, 2022

Fitch LLP Future Law School Students

Fitch Law Partners LLP will be awarding a scholarship to a current law school student as well as an undergraduate student with aspirations of going to law school. The goal of these scholarships is to help a promising lawyer of tomorrow with the financial cost of higher education. Our firm is proud to be investing in the education of future attorneys by helping students with their tuition expenses.
Amount: 1,500
Deadline: May 1 ,2023

Flores Tawney & Acosta, P.C. - Diversity In Law Scholarship Contest

The attorneys at Flores Tawney & Acosta, P.C., are now offering an exclusive Diversity in Law Scholarship Contest for first and second-year law school students. Our Diversity in Law Scholarship will award a $2,500 scholarship for law school tuition or other school-related expenses.
Amount: 2,500
Deadline: December 15, 2023

Fob James Law Firm Law School Scholarship Contest

We are asking students to write a 300-400 word essay about the following: Describe how you plan on giving back to your community once you become a lawyer. We want law students to explain how they plan on helping their community with their law degree; and their experiences in law school that motivated them to do so.
Amount: 1,000
Deadline: December 15, 2023 

Funk & Associates Law Student Scholarship

Funk & Associates offers two $500 scholarships per year for 2L and 3L law school students. Funk & Associates is dedicated to helping the next generation of attorneys reach their goals.
Amount: 500
Deadline: Mid-June

GJEL Law Student Scholarship

This scholarship is graciously being provided by the staff at GJELL Accident Attorneys for the 2022 school year. The attorneys at GJELL understand the financial burdens law students go through when working towards their degrees and are providing this essay contest for eligible students.
Amount: 2,000
Deadline: November 1, 2023

Google Public Policy Fellowship

The Google U.S. Policy Fellowship program offers undergraduate, graduate, and law students interested in Internet and technology policy the opportunity to spend the fall semester contributing to the public dialogue on these issues, and exploring future academic and professional interests.
Amount: 12,000
Deadline: August 12, 2022

Gounaris Abboud - Law School Scholarship Contest

As criminal defense attorneys in Ohio, we believe in checks and balances found within the judicial system. We are proud to present our latest scholarship contest exclusively for law school students.
Amount: 1,500
Deadline: August 1, 2023

Han Choi Scholarship

The NAPABA Law Foundation has partnered with the Choi Family to create the Han C. Choi Scholarship, to honor a NAPABA Trailblazer, mentor and leader, who embodies grit and courage in the face of great adversity. The Scholarship Fund will benefit a 1L or 2L law student who exhibits academic excellence, leadership, volunteerism, mentorship experience, and demonstrates an interest in AAPI civic issues. Special consideration will also be given to applicants who have been adversely affected by cancer (as a survivor, or family member of a victim or survivor).
Amount: 5,000
Deadline: March 1, 2022

SAIL Scholarship

The SAIL Scholarship is a scholarship awarded to an individual who will be a 2L student starting in the 2022 Fall Semester (current 1L students should apply) who has outstanding professional promise and leadership potential. Applicants will be evaluated for (a) academic excellence in their undergraduate school years and first year of law school, (b) leadership experience, (c) volunteerism or service in the public interest, (d) knowledge of social and cultural issues of any one or more AAPI communities or commitment to making a significant impact on issues affecting one or more AAPI communities, or both, and (e) commitment to “pay it forward.” The NAPABA Law Foundation will award from the SAIL Scholarship Fund at least one $7,500 scholarship each year, half of which would be distributed to the recipient in his or her second year of law school and the remainder of which would be distributed to the recipient in his or her third year of law school.
Amount: 7,500
Deadline: July 7, 2022

Independence Foundation - Public Interest Law Fellowships

Fellows work for a sponsoring legal services organization serving the disadvantaged whose work has been funded previously by Independence Foundation. The Foundation requires that the focus of all Fellowship work be on direct representation of disadvantaged clients. The Foundation also assists the Fellows in repayment of their often substantial educational loans. Amount: varies Deadline: TBD 2023 Robert Wayne Pearce Investor Fraud Awareness Scholarship Our attorneys understand that paying for college can be difficult. Especially if you are a first-generation student. This is why we will be renewing the Robert Wayne Pearce Investor Fraud Awareness Scholarship for 2022!
Amount: 2,500
Deadline: October 10, 2023

Keith M. Fletcher Excellence in Ethics Scholarship

For law students and prospective law students, Simmons and Fletcher, P.C. is excited to offer our annual Excellence in Ethics Scholarship. The first-place scholarship will be awarded to one recipient in the amount of $1,000.00. The second-place winner will be awarded a $500.00 scholarship as well.
Amount: 500 - 1,000
Deadline: July 1, 2023

The Los Angeles County Italian American

Lawyers Association Founded in 1977, the Italian-American Lawyers Association – Los Angeles County (IALA) fosters friendship and networking among lawyers and judges interested in Italian-American heritage and affairs, provides Bar-certified continuing education, and participates in civic and community activities to improve legal practice and ensure the proper administration of justice.
Amount: 3,000
Deadline: November 1, 2022

The Lem Garcia Law Scholarship

The Lem Garcia Law Scholarship will provide a $1,000 award to an aspiring attorney who is currently enrolled or planning to enroll in law school for the 2022-2023 academic year. This scholarship program is intended to alleviate some of the financial burden associated with attending law school.
Amount: 1,000
Deadline: October 15, 2022

Lemon Law Experts Scholarships

Thank you for your interest in the Lemon Law Experts’ Scholarship Program. The Lemon Law Experts have represented thousands of consumers throughout the State of California for over a decade. Our firm has a strong connection to our community and is committed to helping the next generation of attorneys. We are excited to offer one $500 scholarship every six months. Founding Partner, Jessica Anvar is a strong supporter of higher education and believes students should be able to follow their dream career paths. This is why the Lemon Law Experts is proud to offer a scholarship award to a deserving current or prospective law school student to help pay a portion of the winner’s upcoming college or law school costs.
Amount: 500
Deadline: February 25, 2023

Leukemia & Lymphoma Scholarship for Law Students

Each September, Blood Cancer Awareness Month is observed in order to increase knowledge about blood cancers and to raise awareness about research to find new treatments and cures. The Law Office of Renkin & Associates is pleased to announce the creation of a scholarship for a current or incoming law student who has been affected by these diseases to further the research efforts. Richard M. Renkin supports many local and national service and charitable organizations. This scholarship was established to provide financial support to a law student whose life has been impacted by lymphoma or leukemia and is seeking to continue his or her education through law school. The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to an applicant who submits the required application and essay by the deadline.
Amount: 1,000
Deadline: July 31, 2023

Lloyd M. Johnson (LJM), Jr Scholarship

In 2004, MCCA established the LMJ Scholarship Program and awarded the first scholarships in 2005. The LMJ Scholarship is a diversity pipeline program that seeks to nurture the academic and professional careers of outstanding law students. The scholarship is open to women and diverse students who have: been accepted to an ABA-accredited law school on a full-time basis; an outstanding or promising academic record; an interest in corporate law; demonstrated community service and leadership qualities; a financial need; and a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. The LMJ Scholarship grants scholarships of $10,000 to students for their first year of law school. In addition to financial support, LMJ scholars are connected with peers, alumni, and mentors, who are available to provide professional support, such as guidance on addressing academic or personal obstacles that arise over the course of their legal careers.
Amount: up to 10,000
Deadline: June 17, 2022

The Marshall Motley Scholars Program

The Marshall-Motley Scholars Program (MMSP) is a revolutionary and groundbreaking commitment to populate the South with a new generation of civil rights lawyers trained to provide legal advocacy of unparalleled excellence. Through scholarship support, legal fellowships, and professional mentoring, the MMSP will equip and prepare these aspiring lawyers to advocate on behalf of communities as they pursue racial justice and equity in the South, a region of the country where the majority of Black Americans live. Over the next two decades, this ambitious and unique program is committed to creating the next generation of racial justice warriors through the development of 50 new civil rights lawyers.
Amount: TBD
Deadline: February 1, 2023

Matthew J. Quinlan Scholarship

Two students in the Bay Area will be awarded $500, paid directly to school of enrollment, based on the criteria below. In an effort to raise awareness of the danger of texting & driving while simultaneously lightening the financial load of students and their families we are pleased to award our bi-annual Don’t Text & Drive Scholarship.
Amount: 500
Deadline: May 31, 2023

Milemark Media Legal Scholarship

MileMark Media is proud to offer a $1000 scholarship for those interested in learning more about the law and our legal system. Please see our requirements below.
Amount: 1,000
Deadline: December 31, 2022

National Bar Institute (NBI) Law Student Fellowship Program

The National Bar Institute (NBI) is proud to announce the NBI Law Student Fellowship Program.The Institute is particularly interested in receiving applications from students who want to present a plan for addressing problems in the communities. The students who have at least two consecutive years of full-time law student experience are eligible to apply. The program is designed to assist students who are completing professional law degrees. The NBI awards law student fellowships annually to qualified students. The program's worth award ranges from $1,000 to $10,000.
Amount: 1,000 to 10,000
Deadline: February 1 to May 15

New Corporate Law Scholarship (NWCL)

Law school in the United States is expensive. Our firm wants to help a law student avoid some of the costs associated with law school, and we are now accepting applications for the NW Corporate Law scholarship, which will be awarded to one second or third year law student who is in financial need and who is actively enrolled in an ABA-approved law school. The award will be paid to the student, and the awarded funds may be used by the student for any expenses related to the student’s law school education. All of the details are below, including a link to the application. We offer this scholarship award biannually, in the spring and fall. The application requirements may change during each award period.
Amount: 1,000
Deadline: May 1, 2023

O'Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble - Champion the Cause Law School Scholarship

O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble is pleased to announce our Annual Champion the Cause Law School Scholarship. This $1,000 scholarship is open to law students attending or planning to attend law school in the Spring 2023 semester. Scholarship money will go directly to the winner’s school and can cover school-related expenses.
Amount: 1,000
Deadline: January 15, 2023

OVC Scholarship Program

The OVC, INC. “Market Yourself” Scholarship offers $1,000 to current or aspiring law students who can demonstrate a clear vision as to how they would position themselves to most effectively connect with the clients they want to serve. The award can be used for tuition and other educational expenses at the school they attend.
Amount: 1,000
Deadline: January 24, 2023

Patrick Malone & Associates Scholarship

Patrick Malone & Associates is offering two scholarships of $5,000 each to law students committed to a career representing individuals. We call this our “Representing Real People” scholarship. Our goal is to make a dent in the high cost of law school for students who want to represent individuals, to make it a little easier to choose such a career path.
Amount: 5,000
Deadline: July 1 annually

Philadelphia Injury Lawyers P.C. Essay Competition Scholarship

Philadelphia car accident lawyers are known for obtaining high judgments in Court for victims of car accidents. We want to help the future generation of Philadelphia car accident lawyers with their education expenses by offering an annual $500 scholarship. The Scholarship will be based on an essay competition with a topic focused on car accident law.
Amount: 500
Deadline: July 31, 2023

National Civil Justice Institute Civil Justice Scholarship

The Civil Justice Scholarship Award, bestowed periodically to published legal academics, recognizes current, scholarly legal research and writing focused on topics in civil justice, including access to justice and the benefits of the U.S. civil justice system, as well as the right to trial by jury in civil cases.
Amount: 3,000 to 7,000
Deadline: September 11, 2023

Price Benowitz Social Justice Scholarship

By supporting the cause of social justice today, we are making an investment in a future that is brighter for everyone. As such, Price Benowitz Accident Injury Lawyers, LLP is proud to offer this $2,000 scholarship to students pursuing college or advanced degrees of all types. This year, our scholarship is helping to raise awareness about the challenges individuals with disabilities have to meet and overcome each day.
Amount: 2,000
Deadline: February 28, 2023

American Intellectual Property Law Association - Rober C. Watson

AIPLA has sponsored this student competition for many years to encourage interest in intellectual property issues. Students are encouraged to submit articles on a subject relating to the protection of intellectual property. Law students are encouraged to submit an article on an IP topic, written on or before June 30, 2022. Judges will consider the merit of the article as a contribution to the knowledge respecting intellectual property and the extent to which it displays original and creative thought or information not previously written or published by the author prior to July 1, 2021.
Amount: TBD
Deadline: June 30, 2022

Robert T. Matsui Annual Writing Competition

The Robert T. Matsui Annual Writing Competition was established by AEF in 2005 to honor the late Congressman Robert T. Matsui and his many accomplishments. Through this Writing Competition, AEF seeks to encourage legal scholarship on issues of importance to the Asian Pacific American community. The Competition is open to all law students and anyone who graduated from law school within the last five years (i.e., 2018 or later) in the United States.
Amount: 5,000
Deadline: January 12, 2023

Sallie Mae Bridging the Dream Scholarship for Graduate Students

Our Bridging the Dream Scholarship Program for Graduate Students helps outstanding minority students and others from historically underserved communities attend graduate school. Thurgood Marshall College Fund is now reviewing the scholarship applications received for the 2022-23 academic year. In 2021, The Sallie Mae Fund, our charitable foundation, expanded the Bridging the Dream Scholarship Program for Graduate Students to further promote diversity in higher education among minority students and other historically underserved communities. By 2024, in partnership with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, we’ll award 30 scholarships - up to $10,000 each - over the next three years to graduate students, totaling $300,000.
Amount: up to 10,000
Deadline: March 27, 2023

Salwin Law Group Law School Scholarship Contest

"At Salwin Law Group, our committed lawyers handle cases within a range of criminal defense practice areas that include DUI defense, domestic violence, assault, and drug crimes. Our team understands better than most the complexities of the criminal justice system in the United States. This is why the team at Salwin Law Group has created the first annual Law and Politics Scholarship Contest. With this scholarship opportunity, we want to lend a helping hand to law students and help them finance their degree while also hearing creative takes on ways that criminal law and politics intersect in modern America.
Amount: 1,000
Deadline: December 1, 2022

Santa Barbara Women Lawyers

The Santa Barbara Women Lawyers Foundation issues a number of scholarships each year of varying amounts ($1,500 – $3,000) to law students of all gender identities and expressions. An applicant may receive more than one scholarship. The Foundation is accepting applications for the following scholarships.
Amount: 1,500 to 3,000

Schiffmann Injury Lawyers Scholarship

Our experienced team of personal injury attorneys couldn’t hold the people and organizations that cause injuries accountable without a high-quality university education. The financial strain of an accident shouldn’t mean that you have to struggle to attain a quality education that sets you up for a successful life. We encourage you to apply for our Toronto Personal Injury Scholarship. Review the prompt below and submit your application by the deadline to be considered. We look forward to reading your submission.
Amount: 1,000
Deadline: September 15, 2022 to January 15, 2023

Skadden Foundation Fellowship

It is the Foundation's hope that, through their efforts and their example, Skadden Fellows will increase and improve the legal services available to the less fortunate in our society. The foundation will award two-year fellowships for 2020 law school graduates, outgoing judicial law clerks, and LL.M. candidates who want to work in the public interest.
Amount: 60,000
Deadline: September 8, 2023

Stranger Law LLC Law School Scholarship Contest

The attorneys at StangerLaw LLC are passionate about advocating for our personal injury and auto accident clients. So passionate, in fact, that we want to ensure that the next generation of lawyers is prepared to represent these same clients. That preparation begins in law school. To encourage students to focus on their studies, StangerLaw LLC will award $1,000 to one law student who responds to the video essay prompt.
Amount: 1,000
Deadline: July 16, 2023

Sutliff & Stout Law School Scholarship Contest

In an effort to enable more students who have a passion for law to be able to pursue that passion, our Houston car accident attorneys are offering an annual scholarship contest which will award a law student with a $1,500 award to be put toward his or her law school costs.
Amount: 1,500
Deadline: July 28, 2023

Talkov Law Future of the Law Scholarship

Founded on January 2, 2020, Talkov Law is awarding a $1,000 scholarship to a deserving law student who authors a winning essay in our Annual Future of the Law Scholarship Essay Contest. Thank you to the following law schools for sharing this scholarship opportunity: University of Virginia School of Law, Vanderbilt Law School, University of Illinois Chicago, University of Kansas – School of Law, Washington and Lee School of Law, UC Hastings College of the Law, University of Washington, and many more. If you’re interested in sharing our scholarship opportunity, please email scholarship@talkovlaw.com.
Amount: 1,000
Deadline: December 14, 2023

Baumgartner Law Firm Law Student Scholarship

The Baumgartner Law Firm is pleased to offer an annual law student scholarship to needy individuals who are enrolled at an accredited Law School in the US.
Amount: 3,000
Deadline: August 31, 2022

The Blanch Law Firm Scholarship Award

You will then be assigned a topic in the criminal law field that applies to a Federal or State legal issue. Each applicant will be given an outline to guide them on their research and writing.
Amount: 5,000
Deadline: Rolling deadline. Submissions due within 14 days of receipt of assignment

Law Offices of Stephen Neyman -The Criminal Defense Student Law School Scholarship

The Law Offices of Stephen Neyman, P.C. are happy to support student education with our annual Criminal Defense Student Law School Scholarship. Students who are attending an undergraduate, JD, LLB, or LLM program at a college, university, or law school in the United States are encouraged to apply.
Amount: 2,500
Deadline: December 15, 2022

AALL Scholarship

This scholarship is funded through donations from AALL members, and is awarded annually to individuals seeking a degree from an accredited library or law school, and who intend to have a career in legal information, or to a library school graduate seeking an advanced degree in a related field.
Amount: TBD
Deadline: April 1, 2023

Lexisnexis John R. Johnson Memorial Scholarship

This endowed scholarship was established by LexisNexis in honor of John R. Johnson, who served as the director of the law library segment at LexisNexis. The scholarship is awarded annually to individuals seeking a degree from an accredited library or law school, and who intend to have a career in legal information, or to a library school graduate seeking an advanced degree in a related field.
Amount: TBD
Deadline: April 1, 2023

Marcia J Koslov Scholarship

Jointly established by AALL and member Marcia J. Koslov, this scholarship supports AALL members who work in a government law library, by providing funding to attend continuing education programs.
Amount: TBD
Deadline: April 1, 2023

George A. Strait Minority Scholarship and Fellowship

The endowed scholarships and fellowships honor the memory of longtime AALL member, and distinguished law librarian, George A. Strait. The endowment was established by Thomson Reuters in partnership with AALL.
Amount: TBD
Deadline: April 1, 2023

The San Mateo County Bar Association’s Diversity Committee announces its Nancy de Ita Scholarship

“The San Mateo County Bar Association’s Diversity Committee announces its 2022 Nancy de Ita Scholarship. We will be awarding two $2,000.00 scholarships. The scholarship is open to all incoming and currently registered law students. To apply, please email our chairperson Jamay Lee at jamay@jamaylee.com with a 1000-word (max) essay on the topic “How Diversity Strengthens Our Profession”. The essay must be received by us no later than 5 pm on June 30, 2022.
Amount: 2,000
Deadline: June 30, 2022

Tilem & Associates, P.C Scholarship

Tilem & Associates, P.C. is happy to support student education with our annual Tilem & Associates, P.C. Scholarship. Students who are attending or who will be attending an undergraduate, JD, LLB, or LLM program at a college, university, or law school in the United States are encouraged to apply.
Amount: 1,000
Deadline: December 15, 2022

Weiss & Paarz Rising Star Scholarship

Each year, Weiss & Paarz offers a rising star scholarship of $1,000 to an exceptional student starting or continuing their education anywhere in the United States of America.
Amount: 1,000
Deadline: September 30, 2022

Wells Call Injury Lawyers Law School Scholarship

At Wells Call Injury Lawyers, we believe that everyone deserves a chance at pursuing a higher education, regardless of background. In order to help more students who are passionate about law and helping others in the industry, Wells Call is sponsoring a law school scholarship, where students who are pursuing law degrees are able to win a $2,500 scholarship to put towards their law school education.
Amount: 2,500
Deadline: December 2, 2023

Zimmer Law Firm Law School Scholarship Contest

This is why our attorneys have created the first annual Zimmerman Law Firm scholarship for law students. We want to hear from law students about why they have committed to law school and what they plan on doing with their Juris Doctorate once they graduate. We are asking law students to write a 300-500 word essay about the following: “Describe why you chose to pursue law and what do you plan to do with your law degree once you graduate?“
Amount: 1,000
Deadline: August 1, 2023

Peerali Law Firm Law School Scholarship

We are pleased to announce the law school scholarship contest offered by Peerali Law Firm. The scholarship will award $1000 to a law school student. Applicants must be currently enrolled or accepted in an accredited California law school. The application includes a 300-500 word essay asking students why they decided to pursue a legal career and how they plan to use their education to bring justice to the community.
Amount: 1,000
Deadline: August 1, 2023


Scholarships/Fellowships for Summer Externships and Internships

Rural Summer Legal Corps

Each summer, Equal Justice Works partners with the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) to support 35 dedicated law students who want to serve rural communities, as part of the Rural Summer Legal Corps. Student Fellows spend eight to ten weeks at LSC-funded civil legal aid organizations developing valuable skills and gaining hands-on experience by: (1) providing direct legal services such as client and witness interviews, legal research, and writing; (2) engaging in community outreach and education including fact sheet distribution, strategic partnership development, and presentations; (3) building capacity at their host organization through resource development and training sessions. Student Fellows tackle a number of results-driven community projects including responding to disaster-related legal issues; addressing affordable housing and evictions; and providing legal aid to victims of domestic violence.
Amount: 5,000
Deadline: February 14, 2023

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Williams Institute Summer Law Fellowship

The Williams Institute Summer Law Fellowship provides a unique opportunity for law students to develop expertise in sexual orientation and gender identity law and public policy. Summer fellows will provide research and writing support to Williams Institute scholars who focus on state, federal, and international legal issues that impact the LGBT community. Tasks may include providing drafting and research assistance for journal articles and policy briefs; conducting legislative research and analysis; tracking LGBT law and policy developments around the country and internationally; and collecting and analyzing data and other information about the LGBT community.
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: February 17, 2023

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Gleason/Kettel Summer Law Fellowship

Provides law students or recent law school graduates with stipends to work in the field of sexual orientation and gender identity law and public policy. Applicant must work at a placement that meets criteria; candidate must acquire their own placement.
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: April 1, 2023

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Peggy Browning Fund

Summer Fellowship Positions.
Deadline: Varies by placement
Amount: Varies (Stipend)

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Public Interest Law Initiative

PILI’s Law Student Internship Program connects law students from across the country with public interest law agencies in Illinois and pays them for their work. Typically, Interns receive $6,000 for working 400 hours during the summer and $3,000 for working 200 hours over a semester. Interns can also receive law school credit for their Internship if first approved by both the student’s law school and agency.
Amount: $6,000 for 400 hours

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Diversity Clerkship Program

Focuses on judicial clerkships in business law (various locations). Must be current second year law student; must meet "diversity" criteria.
Amount: $3,000

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John Curtin Jr. Fellowship

Students get paid to work for a bar association or legal services program designed to prevent homelessness or assist homeless or indigent clients or their advocates Demonstrated interest in public interest law and experience working with low income individuals.
Amount: $3,500
Deadline: March 24, 2023 (rolling basis)

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Robert Masure Fellowship in Civil Liberties

The fellowship competition is open to first-year law students who intend to carry out significant activities during the summer (in between their first and second year) in the areas of civil rights and/or civil liberties. Proposed activities may include a writing or research project, work with a public interest organization in the areas of civil rights or civil liberties, work on a civil rights or civil liberties law case under the supervision of a faculty member or lawyer, or any other work in the areas of civil rights or civil liberties.
Amount: $2,000

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Summer Equal Justice America Legal Services Fellowship

Provide funding for students working in non profit providing direct civil legal aid services.
Amount: up to $4,000
Deadline: March 24, 2021

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Perc Graduate Fellowship

PERC Graduate Fellowships offer the ideal opportunity for graduate and law students to research issues related to natural resources, innovation, property rights, and the environment. Graduate fellows spend three months at PERC over the summer in Bozeman, Montana, researching and writing a paper under the mentorship of a PERC Senior Fellow.
Amount: monthly stipend
Deadline: February 15, 2020

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MS. JD Fellowship

Receive scholarship for living expenses as they pursue careers in Public Interest Law.
Amount: up to $5,000
Deadline: March 31, 2020

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Goodwin 1L Diversity Fellowship

The Goodwin 1L Diversity Fellowships provide first-year law students from underrepresented backgrounds with awards of $10,000 each, to help cover expenses while working in a public interest law position during the summer after their first year of law school. Contact fellowships@goodwinlaw.com with any questions.
Amount: $10,000

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Federal Communications Bar Association (Fcba) Foundation Law School Summer Internship Stipend Program 

For the 27th consecutive year, the FCBA Foundation will award stipends to law students employed as unpaid summer interns through its Law School Summer Internship Stipend Program. The program provides stipends to students from around the country who want to dedicate their time and talent over the summer to government service in areas that relate to communications law, including broadcasting, cable, information technology, television, telephony, satellite, and wireless. 
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: March 8, 2023

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South Asian Bar Association of Northern California Public Interest Fellowship

The Foundation provides financial assistance in the form of a summer fellowship for a law student working at a public interest or government agency. The primary purpose of the fellowship is to fund a student’s internship with a public interest organization or government agency in Northern California that is doing work, which impacts the South Asian community and/or the Northern California community-at-large.
Amount: Up to $4,000 (16 Weeks)
Deadline: Rolling

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American Indian Law Review National Writing Competition 

Topics Papers will be accepted on any legal issue specifically concerning American Indians or other indigenous peoples. Eligibility The competition is open to students enrolled in J.D. or graduate law programs at accredited law schools in the United States and Canada as of the competition deadline of Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. Editors of the American Indian Law Review are not eligible to compete.
Amount: up to $1,000
Deadline: February 28, 2023

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