»Available Scholarships

Students are encouraged to apply for scholarships.  Here is a listing of scholarships offered by Chapman University Fowler School of Law and outside organizations.  Scholarships are listed by application deadline date.

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January 1, 2015

Karin Riley Porter Attorney at Law Good Works Scholarship
For: All undergraduate, graduate, and law school students as well as incoming college freshmen at an accredited U.S. educational institution.
Award: $500

To this end, the firm is dedicated to providing educational opportunities for future lawyers and other college and university students who are also actively engaged in making their community a better place by leading and planning community service projects.

http://www.virginia-criminallawyer.com/student-scholarship.html

Miller Law Offices Scholarship
For: Law students over the age of 50
Award: Two applicants will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship each

To apply, write a 500+ word essay on the advantages of going back to school after age 50. What have you learned as an older American that has prepared you for the challenges you face as a student? We will choose 5 finalists for the scholarship and post their submissions on our website. Then it’s time to get social.  The two finalist’s essays with the most social support (tweets, likes, shares, +1′s) will receive the $1,000 awards.

http://www.philliphmiller.com/scholarship/

January 5, 2015

Terry Eaton Attorney at Law Scholarship
For: African American and Hispanic undergraduate, and law school students as well as incoming college freshmen
Award: $500

For African American and Hispanic students from single mother homes who are committed to pursuing a quality education and who have a demonstrated ability for overcoming adversity and challenges related to their backgrounds.

Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship for Law Students
For: Law students who are members of a historically under-represented group in IP Law and  have a commitment to the pursuit of a career in IP Law.
Amount: $5,000

Applicants must demonstrate academic merit, a commitment to the pursuit of a career in IP law, a member of a historically under-represented group in IP law (including race, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and disability), have good oral communication skills, leadership qualities, and community involvement.

http://bannerwitcoff.com/_docs/news_events_archive/news/2015%20DWBS%20Application.pdf

January 6, 2015

Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics
For: All FASPE programs are non-denominational and candidates of all religious, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Award: All program costs, including international and European travel, lodging, and food, are covered.

The Fellowships provide journalism, law, medical, seminary, and business students with a structured program of study that initially focuses on the role of their chosen professions in Nazi Germany and the Holocaust and uses that historic focus as a framework for the consideration of contemporary ethical issues.

http://www.mjhnyc.org/faspe/

January 12, 2015

Asian Heritage Law Scholarship
For: All students attending law school in the spring of Asian heritage
Award: $1,000

The Asian Heritage Law Scholarship is open to any student who will be attending law school this spring. Candidates are asked to write a short essay describing how their background and experiences in the Asian American community influenced their choice to go to law school and how they plan to use their law degree.

Harter Secrest & Emery LLP Diversity Scholarship
For: First year student selected on the basis of his or her academic record, professional accomplishments and other factors that evidence promise for a successful career in the legal profession
Award: $7500

First year students who are members of populations historically underrepresented in the legal profession are encouraged to apply.

http://www.hselaw.com/files/Harter_Secrest__Emery_LLP_2015_Diversity_Scholarship_Announcement.PDF

January 15, 2015

Boling Rice, LLC Scholarship
For: Current or incoming law student willing to participate in an essay competition
Award: $1,000

Essay topic and further information can be found on the website.

http://www.bolingriceatlanta.com/scholarship/

January 15, 2015

Hoover IP2 Summer Teaching Institute
For: Advanced Law Students in good academic standing
Award: Program fees, food and Lodging

The Hoover IP² Summer Teaching Institute on the Economics and Politics of Regulation is designed to educate students and young professionals on how to think systematically about regulatory systems and their consequences. Its goal is to equip attendees with analytic tools that are basic to good policymaking..

www.hoohila.stanford.edu/ip2/summer-institute.html

January 16, 2015

Peggy Browning Fund
For: Law Students who have served in the Asian Pacific American community.
Amount: Applications for 2015 Summer Fellowship Positions will be Available on December 1, 2014

Applicant must be a 1L or 2L student in good standing.  The mission of the Peggy Browning Fund (PBF) is to educate law students about the rights and needs of workers.

https://www.peggybrowningfund.org

January 20, 2015

Point Foundation Scholarships
For: LGBTQ students
Multiple scholarships and amounts

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

www.pointfoundation.org

January 31, 2015

Levin Firm Scholarship
For: Students attending or planning to attend graduate school.
Award: $1,000

Essay and link to personal Facebook profile required.

www.levininjuryfirm.com/scholarship/

Lilly Reintegration Scholarship
For: Students suffering from Schizophrenia/Bipolar disorder
Award: Varies

Awarded to students with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. Awarded based upon academic success, references, essays, goals, and rehabilitation

http://www.reintegration.com/userimages/reintegration_scholarshipapp_final.pdf

January 8, 2014

Roy A. Gustafson Memorial Scholarship
For: Law students with demonstrated financial need with ties to Ventura County
Amount: $5,000

Applicants must have graduated from any public or private Ventura County high school, must have successfully completed their first year at an accredited law school in California and be eligible to continue at that same California law school next year. Applicants must submit an essay explain why they are studying law and tell what they hope to achieve with their degree

www.vccf.org/scholarship/gusta/index.shtml

January 10, 2014

Kegler, Brown, Hill, & Ritter Minority Merit Scholarship
For: 1L Minority Law Students
Amount: (2) $5,000 scholarships

Applicants must be first year law students of minority descent. Application must include resume, undergraduate transcript, first semester law school transcript (when available) and completed application.

www.keglerbrown.com/careers/diversity/minority-merit-scholarship

Stoel Rives LLP Diversity FellowShip
For: 1L Law Students in good academic standing
Award: Salaried summer position and a $7500 tuition scholarship for the following academic year

Applicants must have (1) good standing as a first-year law student at an ABA accredited law school (students in four-year evening programs should not apply until after their second year of law school); (2) demonstrated academic excellence and leadership ability, personal and professional accomplishments, commitment to community service and meaningful contribution to the diversity of the legal community; and (3) commitment to living in Portland or Seattle following law school graduation.

www.stoel.com/diversity.aspx?show+2805

January 17, 2014

JABA Scholarship
For: Law Students who have served in the Asian Pacific American community.
Amount: Several awards of $2,000

General Criteria for all four scholarships include: 1) service in the Asian Pacific American community, 2) financial need, 3) overcoming adversity, 4) academic achievement, and 5) a desire to practice law in the Southern California area. Applicant must include most recent law school transcript, and a personal statement of no more than 500 words.

www.jabaonline.org/scholarships/

January 22, 2014

Arent Fox Diversity Scholarship
For: 1L Law Students in good academic standing
Award: $15,000

Arent Fox’s 2014 Summer Program will last for 10 weeks; from May 19 through July 25, 2014. The summer associate salary is $3,000 per week, and the scholarship recipient will receive the $15,000 award in July 2014. All scholarship recipients are expected to participate in the 2014 Summer Program.

www.arentfox.com

January 31, 2014

NAPABA-Prudential Fellowship
For: 3L student
Award: Fellowship

Awarded to highly motivated 3L student. The Fellow will be hired as a full-time associate at Gibbons.  At the end of the second law firm year, the fellow may be given the opportunity to be located in the Prudential Law Department in the greater New York area.

www.napaba.org

Willis W. & Ethel M. Clark Foundation
For: Students must be connected to the Monterey Peninsula and intend to return or remain in local area
Award: Fellowship up to $10,000 

Awarded to students currently enrolled in a graduate program who have demonstrated a commitment to community service.  Students must be connected to the Monterey Peninsula and have the intent to return or remain in the local area.

www.theclarkfoundation.org

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February 1, 2014

Liberty Mutual Insurance Group Scholarly Paper
For: Law Students who have obtained their Juris Doctorate or overseas equivalent
Amount: $5,000

Authors should possess a J.D. degree or its overseas equivalent. Papers must concern the law related to property and casualty insurance, its regulation and corporate governance.  The prize is not intended to advance scholarship in areas such as life, health, employment or employee benefits insurance law.

Liberty Mutual Insurance Group Scholarly Paper Outline

February 5, 2014

2014 California Bar Association Scholarship
For: Graduating or Graduated students taking the California Bar Exam in 2014 for the first time
Award: Costs related to Bar Exam and Bar/Bri Law Review Bar Exam course

Helps public interest law students with bar exam expenses.  Named in honor of Imelda Rosenthal.  Candidate must be graduating or have graduated from a California law school in the 2013-14 academic year, and be taking the California Bar Exam in 2014 for the first time.

www.calbarfoundation.org


February 14, 2014

Finnegan Henderson Diversity Scholarship
For: Minority students who demonstrate a commitment to pursuing a career in intellectual property law
Award: $15,000

Provides financial support to qualified minority students who demonstrate a commitment to pursuing a career in intellectual property law. Students must have exceptional academic performance at the undergraduate, graduate, and law school level, a degree in life sciences, engineering or computer science, or substantial prior trademark experience, relevant work experience, community service, leadership skills, and special accomplishments. Scholarship recipient will join the firm as a 2014 summer associate.

www.finnegan.com/news/newsdetail.aspx?news=5cb2be38-c33c-430e-bece-5c47fad19825


February 15, 2014

Arthur E. Wallace Scholarship
For: Law students with ties to Kern County
Award: TBD

Applicants must be students attending an ABA accredited law school and have ties to Kern County. Applicants must write a 500 word maximum paper on why they chose law as a career and how they exemplify the attributes of Judge Arthuer E. Wallace.

Scholarship Application


February 24, 2014

Cal-ABOTA Marjorie W. Day
For: Continuing Chapman Law students who demonstrate a strong interest in trial work
Amount: $5,000

Applicant must be a current student - enrolled in the Spring 2014 semester - who has completed at least one full year (two complete calendar semesters) of study at Chapman University Fowler School of Law; applicant must be in good standing.  Previous Marjorie Day Scholarship winners may reapply.

2014 Cal-ABOTA Application

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March 1, 2014

American Council of the Blind 2014 Scholarship Application Program
For: Legally blind students
Award: TBD

Candidate must include an autobiographical sketch, a certification of legal blindness, certified transcripts from current school, 2 letters of recommendation from a current instructor, and proof of acceptance from a post-secondary school.
Applications can be sent American Council of the Blind Scholarship Program, Attn: Patricia Castillo, 2200 Wilson Blvd., Suite 650

www.acb.org/scholarship

The National Italian American Foundation Scholarship
For: Italian-American students OR students of any ethnicity majoring/minoring in Italian language, studies, or a related field
Award: $2,000 - $12,000 to cover tuition and university-provided room and board.

Applicants must be Italian American students who demonstrate outstanding potential and high academic achievements or those students from any ethnic background majoring or minoring in Italian language, Italian studies, Italian American studies or a related field, who demonstrate outstanding potential and high academic achievements.

www.niaf.org/programs/scholarships/


March 2, 2015

ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund
For: Racial and ethnic minority students interested in law
Award: Twenty (20)- $5,000 Renewable

Intended to encourage racial and ethnic minority students to apply to law school and to provide financial assistance to the scholarship recipients. Link to application packet is on the right side.

www.americanbar.org/groups/diversity/diversity_pipeline/projects_initiatives/legal_opportunity_scholarship.html


March 4, 2014

National Association of Bond Lawyers
For: JD or LL.M. students currently enrolled, at a US Law School.
Award: Up to 5 scholarships to attend th 2014 Fundamentals of Municipal Bond Law Seminar

The seminar is designed for attorneys, paralegals, government officials and employees, financial consultants, and other municipal finance professionals and market participants.  Held April 30-May 2,2014 in Atlanta, Georgia.  Scholarship will include a waiver of the enrollment fee, complimentary hotel lodging, and reimbursement of round trip airfare and some travel expenses.

www.nabl.org/index.html


March 7, 2014

ACC Bar Review Diversity Scholarship
For: Law Students that will graduate with a JD at the end of Spring 2014 from an accredited Southern California law school
Award: TBD

Available to to full time and part time minority law students who (a) have experienced financial hardship during their law school career and may have had to forgo taking a bar review course if not for this program, and (b) will graduate with a JD at the end of the Spring 2013 semester from an Accredited Law School in ACC-SoCal’s Southern California region (which includes Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Riverside and San Bernardino counties) and (c) are registered to take the California Bar Exam in the Summer of 2014.

2014 ACC Diversity Scholarship Application


March 14, 2014

2014 ENLURE Honors L.S. Palmos Award Application (Due to Financial Aid by 5 p.m.)
For: Chapman University Fowler Law School students who have completed Real Property I & II
Award: $1,480 (one or more scholarships may be awarded from this fund)

Available to Chapman University Fowler School of Law students who have completed Real Property I & II at the time of application and who are on track to graduate with the ENLURE Program certificate.

2014 ENLURE Scholarship Application

2014 Fowler School of Law Tax Law Honors (Due to Financial Aid by 5 p.m.)
For: JD Law students with a Tax-Law emphasis who have demonstrated scholastic merit
Award: $9,700 (one or more scholarships may be awarded from this fund)

Available to JD law students who have demonstrated scholastic merit and involvement in the Tax Law Emphasis program, and are on-track to graduate with the Tax Law Emphasis certificate. Applications should include this form, a cover letter, a resume, and law school transcripts (can be obtained from webadvisor)

2014 Tax Law Scholarship Application

2014 Parham H. William Endowed Scholarship for Public Interest (Due to Financial Aid by 5 p.m.)
For: JD students with a strong academic background and are committed to public interest activities
Award: $1,800 (one or more scholarships may be awarded from this fund)

This scholarship is awarded to graduating May 2014 JD students with a strong academic background whose leadership and public interest work demonstrate a commitment to contribute to public interest endeavors and who plan to become public interest practitioners. Preference is given to graduate students who are committed to public interest activities and are in good academic standing.

2014 Parham Williams Application

2014 Lee Memorial Award Application (Due to Financial Aid by 5 p.m.)
For: Law students who are on track to graduate in May and have demonstrated an interest in Public Interest
Award: $2,100 (one or more scholarships may be awarded from this fund)

Available to Chapman University Fowler School of Law students who are on track to graduate in May 2014. This scholarship is based on need and scholastic merit. Priority will be given to students who have demonstrated an interest in working in areas of Public Interest.

2014 Lee Memorial Application

2014 M. Katherine Baird Darmer Scholarship (Due to Financial Aid by 5 p.m.)
For: Graduate students with a commitment to public interest and have participated in Chapman University Fowler School of Law OUTLAW activities.
Award: $1,500 (one or more scholarships may be awarded from this fund)

Preference will be given to graduate students who are committed to maintain working in the public interest/human rights sector, are in good academic standing and have maintained a cumulative GPA of 2.500.

2014 Katherine Darmer Application

2014 Bergener & Associates Scholarship (Due to Financial Aid by 5 p.m.)
For: Incoming 1L'sAmount: Five (5) $5,000 Scholarships

Applicants must be incoming 1L students who have worked full-time for at least one year (preferably in a legal setting) prior to matriculation. A recipient's total amount of first year merit and need-based awards may not exceed the cost of tuition.

2014 Bergener & Associates Application


March 17, 2014

Fran Kandel Public Interest Grant
For: Law students that make governmental/service agencies more accessible/responsible to those whose needs are not adequately met.
Award: Up to $5,000

The "Grant" will fund one or two projects to be completed during the summer of 2014. The Foundation will make grants to law students for projects that make governmental and service agencies more accessible and responsible to individuals or groups whose needs are not adequately met.

www.wlala.org/?66


March 27, 2014

Black Women Lawyers Scholarship
For: Students who will be practicing law in the SoCal area
Award: $3,000 - $5,000

Applicants must be second or third year law students. Applicants should expect to practice law in the Southern California area. Award is based on financial need, community service, academic achievement and legal writing ability. Applicants, if selected, must attend the BWL Luncheon on May 31, 2014

www.bwlfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/2014_Scholarship_Application.pdf


March 31, 2014

Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) Scholarship
For: Must be a Jewish, legal resident of LA county planning to attend a full-time accredited public or private college
Award: total of $492,000 to 163 recipients

Students must be Jewish, legal U.S. citizen/green card holder, plan to attend an accredited public/private college, university, or vocational school in the U.S. Must enroll full time (Minimum 12 credits per term), have a minimum 2.7 GPA, and be a permanent legal resident of Los Angeles County for at least 3 years.

jvsla.org/programs-services/jvs-scholarship-fund

The Iranian American Bar Association Scholarship
For: Law students who have demonstrated a commitment to the advancement of the Iranian-American community
Award: $2,000

Applicants must be of Iranian heritage and full-time students at an accredited law school in the United state who are not otherwise receiving full educational funding from another organization.

www.iaba.us/iaba-scholarship/

National Federation for the Blind NFB Scholarship
For: legally blind students pursuing a full-time post-secondary course of study in a degree program at a U.S. institution
Award: Awards range from $3,000-$12,000

Applicants must be legally blind, pursuing or planning to pursue a full time post-secondary course of study in a degree program at a US institution. If chosen the recipient must participate in the entire NFB national convention and in all scheduled scholarship program activities.

www.nfb.org/scholarships

The Fredrikson & Byron Foundation Minority Scholarship Program
For: 1L's of diverse backgrounds
Award: $10,000

This program sponsors educational opportunities for currently enrolled, first-year law students of diverse backgrounds.

www.fredlaw.com/our_firm/diversity/minority_scholarship/

The Herbert Lehman Education Fund
For: Students entering college for the first time and who will be attending a four year college as a full-time student
Award: $2,000

Candidates must be entering college for the first time and who will be attending a four year college as a full-time student. Scholarships are renewable if the recipient remains in good academic and social standing and program funds remain available.

www.naacpldf.org/herbert-lehman-education-fund-scholarship

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April 1, 2014

Federal Communications Bar Association Foundation Scholarship
For: 2L and 3L's
Award: $2,500 - $10,000

Applicants must demonstrate strength of character, superior academic achievement, and a strong interest in pursuing a career in communications law.  Applicants will be selected on the basis of: (1) a demonstrated interest in the communications law field; (2) dependence on financial assistance in order to attend law school; and (3) their law school record.

www.fcba.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/2014-Law-School-Scholarship-Application-FINAL-2014.pdf

The Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship
For: 2L Students who are residents of Berks County, Pennsylvania that are attending an accredited law schools
Award: $3,000

The Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship Award is presented annually at the Berks County Bar Association Law day event. It is given to help fund a deserving Berk's County, Pennsylvania, resident embarking on his or her second year at an accredited law school.

https://bccf.org/

The Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason LLP Diversity in Law Scholarship
For: 1L, is a member of an underrepresented group in law, demonstrate commitment to diversity
Award: $30,000- First 1/2 paying for second year of law school and second 1/2 paying for the third year of law school

Applicants must be a first-year law student and must either (1) be a member of a diverse group (broadly defined to include race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity, physical disability or economic/educational disadvantage) that is 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.

www.zelle.com/news-updates-247.htm
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Susan J. Ferrell scholarship
For: Law Students interested in Native American legal issues
Award: 1 Fully-Funded Tuition Scholarship

Applicants should demonstrate an interest in and contribution to Native American legal issues by an application letter. There is no application form. Please include name, address, and day/evening telephone numbers in your letter. Applicants must be students at an accredited law school in the U.S., its territories, or Canada.

www.thesovereigntysymposium.com/Documents/Ferrell Scholarship Flyer.pdf

Japanese American Citizens League
National Scholarship and Awards Program
For: Students of Japanese ancestry, exhibit financial need, and are a member of the Japanese Americans Citizens League
Award: Varies

Applicants must be of Japanese ancestry, exhibit financial need, and be a member of the Japanese Americans Citizens League.

www.jacl.org/edu/scholar.htm

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund
For: Students who are actively working for peace and justice. Must be living in U.S.
Award: Up to $10,000

Need-based grants to students at the college and graduate level, who are actively working for peace and justice. Must be living in the U.S. Grantees also must receive credits for the time period covered by their grant.

www.davisputter.org/apply/


April 10, 2014

Energy and Mineral Law Foundation Scholarship
For: Law students who demonstrate an interest in the study of natural resources and energy or mineral law.
Awards: $50,000

Awarded to law students who demonstrate an interest in the study of natural resources and energy/mineral law. recipients will be chosen based on academic ability, leadership ability, financial need, and their potential to make a significant contribution in the field of energy, mineral, and natural resources law.

www.emlf.org/index.php?src=gendocs&ref=scholarship


April 15, 2014

ABA YLD Scholarship Program
For: Young lawyer (graduates) wishing to attend Fall Conference
Award: Scholars will receive partial funding to attend the Fall Conference, ABA Midyear Meeting and Spring Conference: round-trip airfare up to $350; $20 ground transportation; and $100 per diem (for two days)

Applicants must be a "young lawyer," which is defined as any licensed attorney who is under the age of thirty-six or who has been licensed for no more than five years at the start of the scholarship year. Applicants must also be an ABA member and must be present at all three funded conferences.

www.americanbar.org/groups/young_lawyers/awards_scholarships/scholarship_program.html

Robert Masur Fellowship
For: 1L students who intend to carry out significant activities during the summer in the areas of civil rights/liberties.
Award: $1,000

Available to first year law students who intend to use the summer between their first and second year to participate in activities promoting civil rights/liberties. Activities may include a writing or research project, work with a public interest group in the area of civil rights/liberties, work on a civil rights/liberties case under the supervision of a faculty member or lawyer, or any other work in the areas of civil rights/liberties.

www.nationinstitute.org/prizes/1068/the_robert_masur_fellowship_in_civil_liberties/

Federal Circuit Bar Association
Giles Sutherlan Rich Scholarship
Howard T. Markey Memorial Scholarship
Helen W. Nies Scholarship Rules
For: students who demonstrate financial need and academic promise
Awards: $10,000 each

Awarded in memory of Giles S. Rich, Circuit Judge, Howard T. Markey and in memory of Helen W. Nies. Applicant must demonstrate financial need, academic promise, and complete written submission of no more than one page setting out applicant’s financial need and interests in particular areas of law, any qualifications for the award considered relevant by the applicant, and submit transcripts and one page curriculum vitae. Five applicants from each school accepted.

www.fedcirbar.org/olc/pub/LVFC/cpages/misc/scholar.jsp

April 1, 2015

12 Keys Rehab Center Scholarship
For: U.S. resident who will be enrolling in college courses in their next semester
Amount: $500

Academic essay of 500 words required. More information on the website.

http://www.bestrehabcenter.com/the-center/scholarship

Buckfire and Buckfire Disability Scholarship
For: Student diagnosed with a disability, who has attended and completed at least one semester in an accredited university
Award: $1,000

Requirements include 1) Completed application 2) One-page typed essay describing how you overcame a personal challenge or adversity in your life and what you learned from the experience. 3) A certified copy of transcript including recent semester 4) Diagnosis documentation

http://www.buckfirelaw.com/library/disability-scholarship.cfm#top%EF%BB%BF

April 30, 2015

Wallin and Klarich Scholarship
For: To be eligible for the Wallin & Klarich Scholarship, the student must have an interest in criminal justice in general. It does not specifically need to be in criminal defense.
Award: $3,000

One 700-1000 word essay required on either of the following topics:

1. Why do you want to become a criminal justice attorney?

2. What challenge(s) have you faced in order to get to where you are today?

3. How have these challenges shaped who you are, and how will you apply what you have learned from these challenges toward a career in criminal justice?

http://www.wklaw.com/scholarship/

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May 1, 2014

Richard D. Hailey Law Student Scholarship
For: All incoming 1L, 2L, & 3L minority law students
Award: Six (6) $1,000 scholarships

Applicants must be African American, Hispanic, Asian American, native American, and Bi-Racial AAJ Law Student members with demonstrated financial need and a commitment to trial advocacy, a desire to represent victims, and the American Association for Justice.

http://www.justice.org/

The AAJ Women for Justice Education Fund's 2014 Mike Eidson Scholarship
For: A 3L or (rising 4L in a night program) female student who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a plaintiff's lawyer or criminal defense lawyer
Award: $5,000

This Scholarship is for a female law student who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a plaintiff's lawyer or criminal defense lawyer, along with a dedication to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution, and to the concept of a fair trial, the adversary system, and a just result for the injured, accused, and those whose rights a jeopardized.

http://www.justice.org/

The Leesfield/AAJ Law Student Scholarship
For: 1L and 2L AAJ Law Student Members
Award: $2,500

Applicants must be a first or second year AAJ member law student enrolled in an ABA accredited law school. Applications must show a commitment to preserving the civil justice system and must be able to attend the AAJ's 2014 Annual Convention on July 26-30th.

http://www.justice.org/

Trial Advocacy Scholarship
For: 2L and 3L AAJ Law Student Members
Award: $3,000

Applicants must be a second or third year law student who is a member of the AAJ. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, a commitment to the AAJ and dedication to its mission through extensive involvement in AAJ chapter activities, and a desire to represent victims.

http://www.justice.org/

Michigan Auto Law Diversity Scholarship  
For:  Incoming 1Ls or 2Ls
Amount:  $2,000

As part of our commitment to diversity, Michigan Auto Law is pleased to sponsor an annual 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.  The scholarship program is open to students currently in their first or second year of law school as well as students accepted to a law school for fall 2014 enrollment.

www.michiganautolaw.com/firm_profile/attorney-careers/diversity-scholarship

LSAC Writing Contest Scholarship
For: Law students attending an LSAC-accredited law school
Amount: One $5,000 award will be awarded to each winning 1L, 2L, and 3L

Applicants must write a paper on the following question: "What techniques, resources and strategies should law schools utilize to recruit and retain students of color and other students who are from groups underrepresented in law schools and the legal profession?" One winning paper will be selected from each of the three qualifying categories of eligible students (1L, 2L, 3L). Each winner will receive a $5000 cash prize and the winning essays will be posted at www.DiscoverLaw.org. In addition, one winning paper will be published in the Journal of Legal Education.

2014 LSAC Writing Contest Scholarship Application

Frank H. Lang Merit Scholarship
For: Current or Incoming 1L law students
Amount: $1,000

Applicants must be an incoming or current 1L from Kern, Tulare, Fresno, Kings, Madera, Merced, Mariposa, Stanislaus, San Joaquin, Tuolumne, or Calaveras County.

www.lrplaw.net/careers/frank-h-lang-merit-scholarship/


May 15, 2014

Justice Pauline Davis Hanson Scholarship
For: Female 2L's or higher
Amount: $2,000

Each candidate must be a female law student who has successfully completed at least one year of law school and has not graduated. Preference will be given to present or former residents of Fresno, Kings, Madera or Tulare Counties, especially if they intend to practice in these counties.

Scholarship Application


May 29, 2014

MCCA Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship Program
For: Incoming 1L's; Full-time
Award: $10,000

Applicant must have an interest in corporate law, including an interest in working in a corporate law department/firm, must an interest in diversity, must be financially disadvantaged, must demonstrate community service and leadership qualities. Applicant must also have earned an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher.

www.mcca.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=Page.ViewPage&PageID=477

May 31, 2014

Buckfire & Buckfire P.C. Diversity Law School Scholarship
For: Current Law Student
Amount: $2,000

This scholarship is part of Buckfire & Buckfire's continued commitment to build on the promise of diversity within the workplace, community and society.  This scholarship will be awarded to a student who is currently attending an accredited law school, who is either a member of an ethical or racial minority or demonstrates commitment ot issues of diversity within their academic career.

www.buckfirelaw.com/library/2014-buckfire-buckfire-p-c-law-school-diversity-scholarship-and-application.cfm

May 1, 2015

KUSH ARORA CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM SCHOLARSHIP
For: Deserving student who has demonstrated a thoughtful, well reasoned view of whether certain laws and criminal justice policies are just or unjust.
Award: $500

This scholarship will award $500 to a deserving student who has demonstrated a thoughtful, well reasoned view of whether certain laws and criminal justice policies are just or unjust.

http://maryland-criminallawyer.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Kush-Arora-Criminal-Justice-Reform-Scholarship-Application-Sheet.pdf

May 31, 2015

Aspiring Attorney Aid Scholarship by the Kraut Law Group
For: Those seeking a law degree
Award: 1 time $500

http://www.losangelescriminallawyer.pro/aspiring-attorney-aid-scholarship-kraut-law-group-application.html

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June 1, 2015

Goodwin and Scieszka Innovation Scholarship
For: Law students attending/planning to attend an accredited law school
Award: $1,000 first place, two $500 runner-up

Applicant must be either a current law student at an accredited law school within the U.S. or at an accredited undergraduate university planning to attend law school, have a minimum 2.8 GPA, and submit an official copy of their transcript as well as complete one of the essay prompts.

http://www.1888goodwin.com/innovation-scholarship/

American Indian Graduate Center Fellowships
For:  American Indians and Alaska Natives graduate students
Award: Between $1,000 and $5,000 each year

Applicant must be pursuing a master, doctoral, or professional degree as a full-time student at an accredited U.S. institution, must demonstrate financial need, and must be an enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska native group, or possess one fourth degree federally recognized Indian blood.

www.aigcs.org/scholarships/graduate-fellowships/


June 4, 2014

CalBar Diversity Scholarship
For: Incoming 1L's
Award: Up to $7,500

Candidate must be starting his/her first year at a California law school in the 2013-2014 academic year. Candidate must self-identify as being from a racial or ethnic group that historically has been underrepresented in the legal profession. Candidate must also demonstrate financial need, as shown by financial aid eligibility and outstanding educational loans. Candidate must be committed to making an impact in the community through leadership. Candidate must submit two current signed letters of recommendation and must intend to practice law in California after graduation from law school.

www.calbarfoundation.org/diversity-scholarship.html


June 5, 2014

CBC Spouses Education Scholarship
For: All students
Award: Varies based on number of applicants

Applicants must be a full-time / seeking to become a full-time a graduate degree at an accredited college or university, have a minimum 2.5 GPA, and demonstrate leadership ability and participation in community service activities.

www.cbcfinc.org/cbcs-education


June 9, 2014

Salvi, Schostok, & Pritchard Essay Contest
For: Current Law Students
Amount: First Place: $2500 ; Second Place: $1500 ; Third Place: $500 ; Honorable Mentions (5): $100

Applicants must be a current law student, and submit an essay on one of the following subjects: (1) Nursing homes abuse and negligence; (2) Distracted driving; (3) Failure to diagnose patients in hospitals and clinics.

www.salvilaw.com/law-school-scholarship-essay-contest/#axzz33nsvPKBP


June 10, 2014

Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship
For: Law students attending an accredited university
Award: (3) $10,000

Applicants must be law students that can demonstrate their contributions to diversity

www.bakerdonelson.com/diversity-scholarship-diversity-practices/

Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship
For: Information is given after sign in to their application tool
Award: Three (3) scholarships of $10,000

Applicants must submit their application via the online application tool. For complete eligibility criteria, instructions, and to apply for the scholarship program, please visit:

www.bakerdonelson.com/diversity-scholarship-diversity-practices/


June 30, 2014

Association of Environmental Professional Orange County Chapter 2014 Educational Scholarship Program
For: Students studying environmental law
Award: One (1) scholarship for $2,500 for full-time student. One (1) scholarship for $1,000 for part-time student.

Students must currently be studying in the field of environmental law. Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

www.ocaep.com/docs/image/scholarship/2014 Scholarship Packet.pdf

2014 Margarian Scholarship
For: All Law Students
Award: (5) $1,000

Applicants must have demonstrated commitment to their heritage, community, and society. Awards will be given based off of a number of financial, academic, and personal factors.

www.margarianlaw.com/scholarship/

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July 1, 2014

Reiff and Bily Legal Scholarship
For: Incoming or enrolled Law students
Award: $1,000

Applicants must be citizens of the United States, who have been accepted into or are currently enrolled in an accredited law school, and have a minimum GPA of 3.0

www.reiffandbily.com/-legal-scholarship/

Women Lawyers Association of San Luis Obispo County Scholarship
For: Women with a demonstrable connection to San Luis Obispo County
Award: Up to $750

Applicant must be enrolled in a law school and must be able to demonstrate connections to San Luis Obispo County

www.wlaslo.org/scholarships


July 15, 2014

Women in Defense Horizons Foundation Scholarship Program
For: Women pursuing a career related to national security or defense
Award: Varies

Applicants must be enrolled full or part time and demonstrate interest in pursuing a career related to national security or defense and demonstrate financial need, must have a minimum GPA of 3.25, must be a woman, and must be U.S. citizen.

wid.ndia.org/horizon/Pages/default.aspx

d'Oliveira and Associates 2014 Scholarship
For: Law students with U.S. citizenship
Award: $1,000

Applicants must be US Citizens with a high school diploma or GED equivalent, must attend or plan to attend a college or university, community college, technical school, or business school, and must be pursuing a college degree, law school degree, certification in paralegal studies, legal assistant studies, court reporting, or another law-related field.

www.good-legal-advice.com/scholarship.htm

The Latina Lawyers Bar Association Scholarship
For: Current Law Students
Award: TBD

Applicants must be currently enrolled at a California law school or are a current applicant for the California State Bar, have demonstrated community service, demonstrated overall commitment to the Latina community, and need.

www.llbalaw.org/content/scholarship

Armenian Professional Society Graduate Student Scholarship
For: Graduate Students
Award: TBA

Applicants must provide proof of entrance/acceptance into, or continuing in, a graduate school in the United States is required and must be submitted with this application. Also attached should be official transcripts, 1 page essay, copies of applicant's and parents' most recent IRS Tax Returns, 2 college or university recommendations.

apsla.org/cgi/wp/?page_id=17


July 31, 2014

Appel Law Firm Auto Accident Survivor Scholarship
For: Law students
Award: $1,000

Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident who has sustained injuries from an auto-accident or been affected by someone else's accident, enrolled in an accredited university, and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

www.appellawyer.com/scholarship/

Vietnamese Bar Association Scholarship
For: Current Law Students Award: (2) $1,000

Applicants must be current law students with demonstrated commitment to serving the needs of the Vietnamese-American or American community.

www.vabanc.org

Domestic Violence Law Firm Scholarship
For: Law students
Award: $1,000

Applicants must be U.S. citizens with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, and complete a one-page essay on how domestic violence has affected them.

www.laubacherlaw.com/scholarship/

Vision Zero Auto Accident Prevention Scholarship
For: 1 or 2L's
Award: $1,000

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or attending an ABA accredited law school, and must be current 1 or 2L law students or incoming law students for the Fall of 2014. Applicants must have a minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0

www.attorneysheehan.com/scholarship/

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August 10, 2014

Luvera Law Firm Scholarship
For: Current and incoming law students for the 2014 school year
Award: $2,000

The Luvera Law Firm Scholarship is to be used exclusively for law school tuition and related expenses. Must have proof of U.S. residency.

August 15, 2014

Console Hollawell Legal Leaders Scholarship
For: Full time student attending and accredited institution of higher education
Award: $1,000

Applicants must be a U.S. citizen and a full time student attending/will be attending an accredited institution of higher education, must be pre-law, paralegal studies, or pursuing a juris doctorate in any area of the law.

www.consoleandhollawell.com/pages/legal-leaders-scholarship/

Milbank Diversity Scholarship
For: 2L's
Award: a salaried summer associate position and a $25,000 scholarship

Applicants must be in good standing at an ABA accredited law school and have successfully completed their first year of a full-time JD program. Students who are members of groups traditionally under-represented at large law firms are encouraged to apply.

www.milbank.com/about-us/diversity/scholars-program.html

Eve's Addiction Scholarship
For: Graduate Students
Award: $1,000

The Eve's Addiction Scholarship is open to high school seniors and any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in Fall 2014 or Spring 2015 at any accredited U.S. college or university. Applicants must complete a 500 word essay.

www.evesaddiction.com/scholarship.html


August 31, 2014

Fresno County Young Lawyers Association George Hopper Memorial Scholarship
For: 2L and 3L Law students with ties to San Joaquin Valley
Award: $1,000

Applicants must be currently enrolled as a second or third year law student in good standing, have a demonstrated connection to the San Joaquin Valley, as well as a desire to practice law in Fresno, Madera, Merced, Kings, or Tulare County, and be able to attend the annual Fresno County Young Lawyer Hopper Luncheon on September 26, 2014, in Fresno, California.

George Hopper Memorial Scholarship Application

August 31, 2015

Baumgartner Law Firm – Law Student Scholarship Application
For: Must be enrolled or accepted at an accredited Law School in the US
Award: $3,000

The Baumgartner Law Firm offers a scholarship for current or incoming law students based on need and commitment to helping others. One student will receive a $3,000 scholarship. 

https://baumgartnerlawyers.com/baumgartner-law-firm-scholarship-application/

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September 1, 2014

George V. Powell Diversity Scholarship
For: Students who have contributed to the diversity of the legal community and desire to live in Seattle or Portland
Award: $7,500 toward tuition and expenses during student's 3rd year of law school

Candidates must be contributing meaningfully to the diversity of the legal community and must have demonstrated a desire to work, live, and eventually practice law in Seattle or Portland. Candidates must be a 2nd year student in good standing and will be considered with regards to their academic achievements and record in leadership abilities, community service, and involvement in community issues

www.lanepowell.com/422/diversity-scholarship/

NAPABA Scholarships
For: Must be at least half-time law Student
Award: Varies

Several scholarships, please check site for details. Applicant must be enrolled in at least half-time, submit a resume, and two letters of recommendation from persons who are not related to the applicant.

http://napaba.org/napaba/showpage.asp?code=scholarships


September 5, 2014

The John Lewis King Memorial Scholarship
For: 2L law Students
Award: $7,500

Applicants must be current 2L's or higher with ties to San Bernadino County and is attending a JLKMSF-approved law school.

2014 John Lewis King Memorial Scholarship Application

September 12, 2014

San Diego La raza Lawyers Association Scholarship Fund
For: Law Students who have contributed to the betterment of the Latino Community
Amount: $1,000-$5,000

Scholarships are awarded to law students from a variety of backgrounds who have contributed to the betterment of the Latino community, and who have met criteria of community service, financial need, hardship and academic achievement.

sdlrla.com/scholarship/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/2014-SDLRA-Scholarship-Application-FINAL.pdf

Harris Beach Diversity Scholarship
For: 2Ls who are members of groups traditionally underrepresented in large law firms and must express a desire to work, live and practice law in New York state.
Amount: $7,500

http://www.harrisbeach.com/careers/diversity

September 26, 2014

Latham and Wakins Diversity Scholarship Program
For: 2L's only
Award: (6) $10,000

Applicants must be second year law students enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school and intend to practice law in a major city of the United States, have successfully completed their first year of a full-time JD program by the application deadline, and have an expected graduation date of spring 2016. Applicants who have received a similar scholarship award from another firm are not eligible.

www.lw.com/diversityScholars


September 30, 2014

Ashley Rose Honorary Diabetes Law Student Scholarship
For: Law Students
Award: $1,000

Applicants must be current law students or students entering law school in the fall.

www.orlandocriminalteam.com/ashley-rose-scholarship

Single Parent Scholarship
For: Law Students
Award: $1,000

Applicants must be current law students or students entering law school in the fall.

www.800prodivorce.com/single-parent-scholarship/

LLC Visionary Scholarship
For: Law Students
Award: $1,000

Applicants must be current law students or students entering law school in the fall.

www.howellandchristmas.com/visionary-scholarship/

Morgan Lewis Diversity Fellowship Program
For: Students interested in diversity initiatives Amount: salaried summer associate positions and $15,000 stipends to highly qualified second-year students

http://www.morganlewis.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/content.page/nodeID/66ea279e-f7a4-4e87-80b8-ef4a96bd7b51/

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October 1, 2014

CCCBA Scholarship
For: 2L's or higher
Amount: $1,000-$10,000   

http://www.cccba.org/attorney/sections/women.php

12 Keys Rehab Center Scholarship
For: U.S. resident who will be enrolling in college courses in their next semester
Amount: $500

Academic essay of 500 words required. More information on the website.

http://www.bestrehabcenter.com/the-center/scholarship


October 15, 2014

Goldberg & Osborne’s Don’t Text & Drive Scholarship
For: Students either attending college or trade school currently or planning to attend college or trade school on or before September 2015.
Amount: $1,000

http://1800theeagle.com/uncategorized/2014/08/goldberg-osbornes-dont-text-drive-scholarship/

Harry Zekian Memorial Scholarship Fund
For: Residents of Fresno County in good standing attending an accredited law school
Award: $2,500

Applications can be found in the graduate financial aid office.

Fresno County Lawyers' Memorial Scholarship Fund
For: Residents of Fresno County in good standing attending an accredited law school
Award: $1,000

Applications can be found in the graduate financial aid office.

October 24, 2014

Tampa Bay BPW Scholarship
For: Should have completed at least one semester of higher education
Amount: $1,500

http://www.tampabaybpw.org/page-1400566

October 31, 2014

The Orange County Hispanic Education Endowment Fund Orange County Hispanic Bar Association Wally Davis Scholarship Application
For: Orange County Latino students who are presently attending law school and who have demonstrated involvement in the Latino Community
Amount: $3,500

http://ochba.org/Student_Resources/Wally_Davis_Scholarship.html#application

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November 1, 2014

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. 2014 Disability Scholarship
For: A student with a disability diagnosis
Award: $1,000

http://www.buckfirelaw.com/library/disability-scholarship.cfm#top%EF%BB%BF

Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program
For: US citizens and be 23-24 years old
Award: Monthly stipend

Applicants must be 23-24 years of age at time of the application deadline, at least two years of relevant work experience, and a graduate degree.

http://culturalvistas.org/programs-for-students-and-professionals/professional-fellowships/robert-bosch-foundation-fellowship-program

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
For: 1L and 2L's born outside US, naturalized citizen/green card
Award: Up to $90,000

Applicants must have been born outside the United States, and must have been either a naturalized citizen or in possession of a green card as of November 1, 2010. Applicants must also have been born on or after November 2, 1979, and be a first or second year student. It is recommended that applicants have two good essays and letters of recommendation and demonstrate excellence in their academic field.

http://www.pdsoros.org/competition/eligible.cfm

November 12, 2014

Mark T. Banner Scholarship
For: Law students who have entered into a JD program at an ABA-accredited law school in the United States and who will continue in that program through the Fall semester 2015
Award: $5,000

This scholarship is part of The Richard Linn American Inn of Court's commitment to fostering the development of intellectual property lawyers of high ethics, civility and professionalism, and especially those from diverse backgrounds.

http://www.linninn.org/Pages/PDF/2014application.pdf

November 15, 2014

NBF Student Loan Scholarship
For: Law or college student
Award: $1,500

Scholarship applicants should submit an essay arguing how best to solve America’s student loan problem. The winning submission will be published to the National Bankruptcy Forum website.

http://www.natlbankruptcy.com/scholarship/

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December 1, 2014

Fisher and Talwar Legal Inspiration Scholarship
For: Students pursuing a degree in law
Award: $1,000

Applicants must be US citizens attending or planning to attend an accredited institution of higher education as a full-time student. Applicants must provide proof of enrollment or plans to enroll, and must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA

www.ftpersonalinjurylawyers.com/scholarship

December 12, 2014

Constangy, Brooks & Smith Diversity Scholarship
For: 2L
Award: $2,500

To be considered for the Diversity Scholars Award, applications and all supporting materials, including the applicant’s official sealed law school transcript, must be received at the address shown below on or before Friday, December 12, 2014:
Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP  
200 West Forsyth Street, Suite 1700
Jacksonville, FL  32202-4317

 

http://www.constangy.com/

December 13, 2014

Sponsored Scholarship Grants for Judicial Clerks
For: Scholars serving or soon serving the Federal Appellate Courts as judicial clerks under a two-year or less appointment.
Award: $3,000

Applicants must be serving/planning to serve the Federal Appellate Courts as a judicial clerk for two years or less. Applications must include a statement of interest and qualifications, a detailed resume or curriculum vitae, and an article proposal.

www.law.uh.edu/ipil/ssgpclerk.asp

December 15, 2014

Farzad Family Law Scholarship
For: Pre-Law and Law students
Award: $1,500

Applicants must be pre-law and law students who are currently admitted to and attending an undergraduate degree program in pre-law at an accredited American university or college or are admitted to and attending an accredited law school.

www.farzadlaw.com/farzad-family-law-scholarship/

Price Benowitz Social Justice Scholarship
For: Candidates for this scholarship must have a proven interest in furthering a social justice agenda through prior educational, professional, and volunteer work experiences and be pursuing a post secondary degree
Award: $1,000

A 500 word letter of intent that identifies the applicant and describes the applicant’s drive and dedication to social justice causes.

http://pricebenowitzlaw.com/opportunities/

GMR Transcription Academic Scholarship
For: Currently enrolled students with a 3.0 GPA
Award: 2 awards of $500

http://www.gmrtranscription.com/scholarship/scholarshiphome.aspx

December 30, 2014

Injury Lawyers Disability Scholarship
For: Students with medically documented disability, either a physical disability or a learning disability
Award: $3,000

Requires medical documentation.

http://injurylawyer-news.com/scholarship/

December 31, 2014

The Pearce Law Firm Empowering Women in Law ScholarshipFor: Current Female Law Students
Award: $2,000

Applicants must be current female law students attending an accredited Law School, and must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA.

thepearcelawfirm.com/empowering-scholarship

Reeves Law Group Scholarship
For: Law Students
Award: $1,000

Applicants must write about a time that they stood up for someone who was not able to stand up for themselves as well as how that experience has impacted the their life and the lives of the person or persons who may have helped.

http://www.robertreeveslaw.com/scholarship/

The Expert Institute Legal Blog Post Writing Contest
For: J.D. Students writing on any topic in litigation involving expert witnesses
Award: First, second and third place winners with varying awards

To participate, submit a 1,000 to 2,500 word blog-style article on the use of expert witnesses in litigation through our online submission portal at the bottom of the page. If your article wins, you will receive a $500 cash prize, and your article will be published on The Expert Institute’s blog and distributed in our weekly newsletter, where it will be read by thousands of practicing attorneys.

http://www.theexpertinstitute.com/writing-contest

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