» 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.  Scholarships offered by local Law Firms will not be included here. Please use caution when applying for any scholarship. A valid scholarship should not require you provide any bank account or information that could result in identity theft.  Legitimate organizations will not share any of your personal information with outside sources. Students are advised to review FinAid for common scholarship scam practices.

+ - January

January 15, 2016

Peggy Browning Fund
For: Law Students who have served in the Asian Pacific American community.
Amount: Varies

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 17, 2016

Japanese American Bar Association Educational Foundation
For: Law students with a demonstrated commitment to community service, including but not limited to a commitment to serving the Japanese American community and/or the API community.
Amount: (5) scholarships of $2,000 each

http://www.jabaonline.org/

January 18, 2016

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 provides 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 20, 2016

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.

http://hooverip2.org/ip2-summer-institute/

January 26, 2016

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

http://www.vccf.org/scholarship/index.shtml

January 29, 2016

The Center for Reintegration scholarships
For: Varies
Award: Varies

http://www.reintegration.com/resources/scholarships/apply.asp

Roy A. Gustafson Memorial Scholarship
For: California Law School students who previously graduated from a public or private high school in Ventura County and who have successfully completed their first year of law school in California (finishing their first year by May/June 2016 is fine)
Award: $5,000

https://vccf.awardspring.com/

FBA Inland Empire Scholarship
For: Students with a connection to the inland empire
Award: $1,000

2016 Application

January 31, 2016

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.

http://www.theclarkfoundation.org/

+ - February

February 1, 2016

Soroptimist International Women's Fellowship
For: Women who are US citizens and residents of CA. Preference will be given to young women who are completing their graduate education rather than those making career changes
Award: $3,500

Application

February 3, 2016

Point Foundation Scholarships
For: LGBTQ students
Award: 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

February 12, 2016

LSAC Diversity Initiatives Summer Internship
For: law students in good standing
Amount: The intern will be expected to work 37.5 hours per week with compensation of $22 per hour. Housing provided if needed.

http://http://www.lsac.org/docs/default-source/jd-docs/diversity-initiatives-intern.pdf

February 16, 2016

California Bar Foundation 2016 Diversity in the Public Interest Bar Exam Scholarship
For:  3L California law students interested in the public sector
Amount: On application

Requires letter of recommendation

http://www.calbarfoundation.org/

February 26, 2016

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 2016 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.

2016 Application

 

+ - March

March 1, 2016

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.

http://www.niaf.org/programs/scholarships/

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.

http://www.acb.org

March 2, 2016

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.

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

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.

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

March 4, 2016

Hon. Mario G. Olmos Memorial Scholarship
For: deserving law students who have demonstrated academic achievement, leadership ability, involvement in the Latino community, financial need, and ties to California’s Central Valley
Award: Varies

Application

Mendryzycki Essay Contest
For: Law students and young lawyers
Award: $5000 and all expense paid trip to the Spring 2016 National Legal Malpractice Conference in New Orleans, LA, April 27-29, 2016

http://www.americanbar.org/groups/lawyers_professional_liability/awards.html

March 7, 2016

ACC Southern California Bar Exam prep Course Scholarship
For: full time and part time minority students
Award: Prep course scholarship

2016 Application

March 18, 2016

Serbian Bar Association of America
For: All persons of Serbian birth or ancestry and/or their spouses that are enrolled in an accredited law school in the US
Award: Two (2) $2,000 scholarships; Two (2) $1,000 scholarships; and one (1) $500 scholarship

http://www.serbbar.org./scholarships/

Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association 2016 Scholarship/Fellowship
For: Local Asian/Pacific American law students
Award: several ($1000 scholarships) and 2-4 (fellowships)

2016 Application

March 28, 2016

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: $4,400 (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.

2016 Application

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: $4,800 (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)

2016 Application

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: $2,000 (one or more scholarships may be awarded from this fund)

This scholarship is awarded to graduating May 2015 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.

2016 Application

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: $2,000 (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 2015. 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.

2016 Application

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: $5,000 (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.

2016 Application

March 30, 2016

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
For: Students of Hispanic heritage with a minimum 2.5 GPA
Award: Varies from $500-$5000

Must plan to enroll Full-Time in an accredited not-for-profit 4 year university or graduate school during FALL of scholarship cycle year and have completed FAFSA.

http://www.hispanicfund.org/

March 31, 2016

JVS Scholarships
For: Jewish students that are permanent and legal residents of LA County. Must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Award: Ranges from $500-$5000

http://www.jvsla.org/programs-and-services/jvs-scholarship-program/jvs-scholarship-2015-2016-applications-and-instructions

+ - April

April 1, 2016

General Scholarship for Advanced Education: Spring 2016
For: Graduate students
Award: $1,000

The General Scholarship is awarded each fall and spring semester annually.

https://www.fantasysportsdaily.com/scholarship/

Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship
For: Graduates of Berks County, PA, high schools who are entering their second year at an accredited law school, who demonstrate financial need, without discrimination to color, race, national origin or religion
Award: $3,000

To be considered for this scholarship, submit this application between January 15th and April 1st. All applicants will be notified in April.

https://bccf.academicworks.com/opportunities/82

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.

http://www.davisputter.org/

April 1-15, 2016

Federal Circuit Bar Association
For: Various scholarships
Award: Varies

Students must submit a paper on a topic that lies within the substance, procedure, or scope of the specialized jurisdiction of the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.

https://fedcirbar.org/Pro-Bono-Scholarships/Scholarships/Rules-Applications

April 15, 2016

DRI Diversity Scholarship
For: Rising 2L-3L African-American, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, LGBT, and multiracial students. Female 2L-3L regardless of race or ethnicity are eligible. All other rising 2L-3L students who come from backgrounds that would add to the cause of the diversity, regardless of race or gender, are eligible to apply.
Award: (2) scholarships in the amount of $10,000 each

http://www.dri.org/

April 29, 2016

Women Lawyer Association of Los Angeles
For: Law students who have demonstrated a commitment to issues affecting women and/or children. Must attend an accredited university by the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State of California and that is located in Los Angeles County, and plan to be so enrolled in the 2016-2017 academic year; upon graduation from law school, plan to practice law in Southern California; and be in the top fifty percent of their class.
Award: One time $1,000 scholarship

http://www.wlala.org/?page=20

+ - May

May 1, 2016

Yellow Ribbon Scholarship For JD: Admitted and enroll to the JD program at Fowler School of Law & eligible to receive 100% Chapter 33 benefits Award: 10 of up to $10,000

Awarded until funds has been reached. Current Chapman Law JD Yellow Ribbon recipients who continue in the LL.M program at Fowler School of Law will receive an automatic extension for one additional year of full-time LL.M. study. The Yellow Ribbon program is not available to LL.M candidates who did not receive the Yellow Ribbon as JD students at Fowler School of Law. Please see admissions for details and applications.

The Herbert Lehman Education Fund
For: First-year full-time students
Award: $2,000

http://www.naacpldf.org

Mike Eidson Scholarship
For: a rising 3L (or rising 4L in a night program) female student who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a plaintiffs’ lawyer or criminal defense lawyer, along with dedication to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution, and to the concept of a fair trial, the adversary system, and a just result for the injured, the accused, and those whose rights are jeopardized.
Award: $5,000

https://www.justice.org/what-we-do/enhance-practice-law/professional-recognition-awards-scholarship/scholarships/mike-eidson

Richard D. Hailey Scholarship
For: Exhibits an interest and proficiency of skills in trial advocacy; Expresses a desire to represent victims; Demonstrates a commitment to AAJ and dedication to its mission through involvement in an AAJ student chapter and Minority Caucus activities; Shows a financial need for the scholarship
Award: Varies

https://www.justice.org/what-we-do/enhance-practice-law/professional-recognition-awards-scholarship/scholarships/richard-d

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/

AAJ Women for Justice Education Fund's Mike Eidson Scholarship
For: rising 3L (or rising 4L in a night program) female student who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a plaintiffs’ lawyer or criminal defense lawyer, along with dedication to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution, and to the concept of a fair trial, the adversary system, and a just result for the injured, the accused, and those whose rights are jeopardized.
Award: $5,000

The winner must attend the AAJ Annual Convention in Los Angeles, California on July 23, 2016, in order to accept the scholarship. Travel and accommodation will be provided.

https://www.justice.org/what-we-do/enhance-practice-law/professional-recognition-awards-scholarship/scholarships/mike-eidson

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.

https://www.justice.org/what-we-do/enhance-practice-law/professional-recognition-awards-scholarship/scholarships/aaj-trial

May 6, 2016

Mario G. Olmos Memorial Scholarship
For: Law students who have demonstrated academic achievement, leadership ability, involvement in the Latino community, financial need, and ties to California’s Central Valley
Award: $1,000-$3,000

http://larazalaw.com/

May 13, 2016

The 2016 Public Law Section Student Writing Competition
For: students at all accredited law schools; must be in good standing
Award: $2,000 cash prize, get published in the Public Law Journal, and win a trip to the 2016 State Bar Annual Meeting!

http://publiclaw.calbar.ca.gov/PublicLaw/StudentWritingCompetition.aspx

May 31, 2016

California Bar Foundation's Diversity Scholarship
For: First-year California law students with the goal of furthering diversity in the legal profession.
Amount: $7,500

http://www.calbarfoundation.org/1l-diversity-scholarship.html

+ - June

June 1, 2016

Yellow Ribbon Scholarship
For: JD-- Admitted and enroll to the JD program at Fowler School of Law & eligible to receive 100% Chapter 33 benefits
Award: 10 of up to $10,000

Awarded until funds has been reached. Current Chapman Law JD Yellow Ribbon recipients who continue in the LL.M program at Fowler School of Law will receive an automatic extension for one additional year of full-time LL.M. study. The Yellow Ribbon program is not available to LL.M candidates who did not receive the Yellow Ribbon as JD students at Fowler School of Law. Please see admissions for details and applications.

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/

AAJ Alia Herrera Scholarship
For: 2L or 3L (equivalent to one year remaining)
Award: $3,000

www.justice.org

June 6, 2016

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.

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

+ - July

July 1, 2016

Theodore Tannenwald, Jr. Foundation for Excellence in Tax Scholarship
For: Open to all full- or part-time law school students, undergraduate or graduate
Award: Cash prizes of $5,000, $2,500 and $1,500 for the top three papers

Papers on any federal or state tax-related topic may be submitted in accordance with the competition rules.

http://www.tannenwald.org/2016-Competition-Announcement

Yellow Ribbon Scholarship
For: JD-- Admitted and enroll to the JD program at Fowler School of Law & eligible to receive 100% Chapter 33 benefits;
Award: 10 of up to $10,000

Awarded until funds has been reached.
Current Chapman Law JD Yellow Ribbon recipients who continue in the LL.M program at Fowler School of Law will receive an automatic extension for one additional year off full-time LL.M. study.
The Yellow Ribbon program is not available to LL.M candidates who did not receive the Yellow Ribbon as JD students at Fowler School of Law.
Please see admissions for details and applications.

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 13, 2016

John Lewis King Memorial Scholarship Fund
For: 2L and 3L with connections to San Bernadino County
Award: $5,000

Due by 5pm. 2016 Application

July 15, 2016

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.

http://apsla.org/?page_id=17

Mary Sullivan Scholarship Application
For: Residents of Ventura County and committed to public interest work and or advancing the interests of women/girls
Award: $500

http://www.wlvc.org/pages/

+ - August

+ - September

September 18, 2015

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.

http://sdlrla.com/

 

+ - October

October 15, 2015

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 23, 2015

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

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

 

+ - November

November 30, 2015

Orange County Women Lawyer's Association Bar Stipend
For: First or second time takers of the Bar
Award: $1,000

Essay required: Application

http://www.ocwla.org/

+ - December

December 15, 2016

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

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/

December 31, 2016

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