» 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 11, 2017

Roy A. Gustafson Memorial Scholarship

For: Law students with demonstrated financial need with ties to Ventura County.  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.

Amount: $5,000

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

January 20, 2017

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 31, 2017

Willis W. & Ethel M. Clark Foundation

For: Students must be connected to the Monterey Peninsula and intend to return or remain in local area.  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

Award: Fellowship up to $10,000 

http://www.theclarkfoundation.org/

+ - February

February 1, 2017

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

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

2016 Application

February 14, 2017

California Bar Foundation 2016 Diversity in the Public Interest Bar Exam Scholarship

For:  3L California law students interested in the public sector.  Requires letter of recommendation.

Amount: Varies

http://www.calbarfoundation.org/

February 17, 2017

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/

February 26, 2017

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 2017 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.

2017 Application

 

+ - March

March 1, 2017

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, 2017

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.

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

Information

March 5, 2017

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 $500-$5,000 to selected recipients ($614,050 to 193 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.

Application Information

March 24, 2017

The Inland Empire Federal Bar Association Law Student Scholarship

For: The scholarship is awarded based on the applicant’s connection to the Inland Empire, scholastic excellence and outstanding personal qualities. 

Award: $1,000

Application

March 28, 2017

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.

2017 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)

2017 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.

2017 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.

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.

2017 Application


March 31, 2017

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 $500-$5,000 to selected recipients ($614,050 to 193 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.

Application Information

+ - April

April 1, 2017

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.

Applicaton Information

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, 2017

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.

Application and Rules

April 7, 2017

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

2017 Application

April 15, 2017

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 28, 2017

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.

Application Information

+ - May

May 1, 2017

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.

https://www.justice.org/what-we-do/enhance-practice-law/professional-recognition-awards-scholarship/scholarships-0

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

Justine Pauline Davis Hanson Scholarship
For: Female Law Student who has completed at least one year of Law School. Preference given to current or former residents of Fresno, Kings, Madera or Tulare Counties.
Award: $2,000

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.

Application Information

May 15, 2017

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!

Information

May 31, 2017

Women Lawyer Association of Los Angeles Scholarship

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

+ - June

June 1, 2017

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/

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 15, 2017

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, 2017

Women Lawyers Association of San Luis Obispo County Scholarship

For: Women with a demonstrable connection to San Luis Obispo County. Applicant must be enrolled in a law school and must be able to demonstrate connections to San Luis Obispo County.

Award: Up to $750

www.wlaslo.org/scholarships

July 5, 2017

Theodore Tannenwald, Jr. Foundation for Excellence in Tax Scholarship

For: Open to all full- or part-time law school students, undergraduate or graduate.  Papers on any federal or state tax-related topic may be submitted in accordance with the competition rules.

Award: Cash prizes of $5,000, $2,500 and $1,500 for the top three papers

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

July 31, 2017

Mary Sullivan Scholarship

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/?

John Lewis King Memorial Scholarship Fund

For: 2L and 3L with connections to San Bernadino County

2017 Application

+ - August

August 15, 2017

Armenian Professional Society Graduate Student Scholarship

For: Graduate StudentsApplicants must be of Armenian descent and enrolled in a graduate program in the United States in Fall 2017.

Award: TBA

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

+ - September

September 9, 2016

San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association Scholarship Fund

For: Law Students who have contributed to the betterment of the Latino Community.  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.

Amount: $1,000-$5,000

http://sdlrla.com/

 

+ - October

October 15, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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