Students are encouraged to investigate scholarships from outside sources including libraries, employers and civic organizations. Additional scholarship search engines are available at www.finaid.org.
The following list will change throughout the year, as we receive notifications from organizations offering aid. Please check this page often to find new scholarship opportunities! -- updated 10/8/15
This site is a general link for ABA sponsored competitions, writing contests, scholarships and other opportunities. Awards, deadlines and requirements will vary.
TeachThought.com Law Student Scholarship Listing
The following site has information on many different kinds of scholarships for current and future law students. Links to the scholarship sponsors for more information are included:
The Reeves Law Group is offering a $2,500 scholarship to a deserving student and future lawyer who authors a winning essay. The essay topic is "My dream contribution to society as a lawyer". Essay should be 750-1000 words long or submitted as a PowerPoint or Prezi presentation. The scholarship will be awarded to the applicant who best conveys a strong desire and goal of using the legal system to fix or improve a problem in society.
Scholarship award: $2,500
Applications and Deadline: Application details are available online. The scholarship deadline is December 15, 2015.
Michigan Auto Law is offering a $2,000 scholarship to students who are currently (in the 2015-16 year) first and second year law students, as well as students who will be entering law school in fall 2016. Applicants must be a member of an ethnic or racial minority or demonstrate a defined commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career, be a U.S. citizen, and demonstrate academic achievement as reflected by an undergraduate cumulative minimum 3.0 GPA.
Scholarship award: $2,000
Applications and Deadline: Application details are available online. The scholarship deadline is May 1, 2016.
The Lawrence Bar Association is now accepting applications for its annual scholarship program for the 2015 year. Two scholarships are available and they will be awarded based on academic merit and financial need. Applicants must be from Andover, Lawrence, Methuen, or North Andover, MA and must be currently attending law school.
Scholarship awards: $5,000 (from Sargent Battershill Fund), $2,500 (from Lawrence Bar Association Education Trust)
Applications and Deadline: Applications are available online. The scholarship deadline is October 9, 2015.
This $2,000 scholarship is available to law students who currently are attending an accredited law school within the U.S. Applicants must be a member of an ethnic, racial, or other minority OR demonstrate committment to issues of diversity within their community.
Scholarship award: $2,000
Applications and Deadline: Applications are available online. The scholarship deadline is April 1, 2016.
The Justinian Law Society is offered up to three $2,500 awards, available to second and third year full time/day and all third and fourth year part time/evening students with a keen interest in Italian culture and history, from any of the nine Massachusetts law schools. Interested applicants should demonstrate academic achievement, commitment to their communities, a desire to practice law in the commonwealth and an interest in Italian-American issues.
Scholarship award: $2,500 (3 available)
Applications and Deadline: Applications are available online. The scholarship deadline is November 16, 2015.
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, especially those from diverse backgrounds.
Scholarship award: $5,000
Applications and Deadline: Applications are available online. The scholarship deadline is November 23, 2015.