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Outside Scholarships

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 10/1/14


ABA Law Student Division - Events & Competitions

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:

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Justinian Law Society Scholarships

The Justinian Law Society will be accepting applications for their annual scholarship awards in the Fall of 2014.  Three $2,500 awards will be presented to deserving scholarship recipients.  Scholarships are available to all 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.

In order to be considered for the scholarship, applicants must submit the application form, a current resume, a letter of recommendation from the law school dean or a professor who can attest to the applicant's abilities and character, a personal statement in the form of a letter, and a current law school transcript.  The application packet for each year will be accepted any time after Labor Day and must be submitted to the Justinians via their online application, no later than November 17, 2014.

Scholarship award:  $2,500 (3 are available)

Applications and Deadline:  Application materials must be submitted online, between Labor Day (September 1, 2014) and November 17, 2014.


Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers' Single Mother Scholarship

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers is offering a $1,000 scholarship  for a single mother enrolled in an accredited law school.  Applicants must submit a 500+ word essay on the advantages of going back to school while caring for your children as a mother.  How do you believe motherhood has helped prepare you for the challenges you will face as a student?  Examples may include the ability to succeed in time management skills, ability to listen carefully to others and ability to effectively manage multiple priorities.  The scholarship may be used to cover school-related expenses such as tuition fees, registration costs, supplies and books. 

Scholarship award:  $1,000

Application and Deadline:  Additional details regarding application are available online.  Applications must be received by December 5, 2014.


Apex Direct Educational Scholarship

This scholarship for $500 is open to anyone currently enrolled at a college/university or enrolling in the upcoming semester.  Interested students should submit a 500-700 word essay on the following topic: Regarding future advancements, how do you expect home security technology to develop over the next 10 years? How will these features promote home security protection and better society as a whole?

Scholarship award:  $500

Application and Deadline:  Additional details regarding application are available online. Applications must be received by December 31, 2014.


Goldberg & Osborne's Don't Text and Drive Scholarship

Goldberg & Osborne, a law firm focused on representing people who have been injured, believes in higher education. In order to help make a college education more of a feasible opportunity and to help spread awareness about the dangers of texting and driving, they are offering a $1,000 scholarship to help a college student manage these costs.  Applicants for the Goldberg & Osborne Don’t Text and Drive College Scholarship must either be attending college or trade school currently or planning to attend college or trade school on or before September 2015.

Scholarship award:  $1,000

Application and Deadline:  Applications can be submitted online and must be received by October 15, 2014.


Chalik & Chalik Survivor's Scholarship

The first annual Chalick & Chalick Survivor's Scholarship is open to anyone attending college or law school in the U.S. this spring, who has survived a serious medical diagnosis and are moving forward in their lives.  Applicants must submit a short personal essay about how their cancer or significant medical issue influenced their choice to pursue a higher education. 

Scholarship award:  $1,000

Application and Deadline:  Further application details are available online.  The deadline for submission is January 12, 2015.


Asian Heritage Law Scholarship

The first annual Asian Heritage Law School Scholarship from Infinity Law Group is available for $1,000 and open to all students who will be attending their first year of law school by fall 2015 or are already in law school.  Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or otherwise authorized to work in the U.S., show academic achievement as reflected by an undergraduate cumulative minimum 3.0 GPA, and be of Asian heritage with at least one parent of Asian ancestry. 

Scholarship award:  $1,000

Application and Deadline:  Further application details are available online.  The deadline for submission is January 12, 2015.


Constangy, Brooks & Smith 2015 Diversity Scholarship

The Diversity Scholars Awards program recognizes the achievements of law students who have demonstrated academic achievement, a commitment to diversity in their community, school or work environment, and personal achievements in overcoming challenges to reach goals.

Applicants must be a second-year student with a 3.0 GPA or greater and enrolled in an accredited law school.  One student will receive a $2,500 scholarship.

Scholarship award:  $2,500

Application and Deadline:  Applications are available in the Office of Financial Aid and will be online soon.  The deadline for submission is December 12, 2014.


Mark T. Banner Scholarship

The Richard Linn American Inn of Court is proud to offer the Mark T. Banner Scholarship, as part of its commitment to fostering the development of intellectual property lawyers of high ethics, civility and professionalism, and especially those from diverse backgrounds.

Applicants must be in a JD Program through the Fall semester 2014 and must demonstrate: commitment to the pursuit of a career in intellectual property law; commitment, qualities and actions toward ethics, civility and professionalism; academic merit (undergraduate, graduate and law school); written and oral communication skills; leadership qualities and community involvement.  Applicants must also be a member of a historically under-represented group in IP law (including race, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation and disability).  The applicant should discuss how diversity has impacted his or her pursuit of a career in IP law and how the applicant has faced and overcome the challenges associated therewith.  Diversity is considered, but is one element among several in the award decision.

Scholarship award:  $5,000

Application and Deadline:  Applications and additional details are available online.  The deadline for submission is November 12, 2014.


Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship

Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. is pleased to offer the Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship for law students.  This scholarship is part of Banner & Witcoff's continuing commitment to fostering the development of intellectual property lawyers from diverse backgrounds.

The scholarship is open to all students currently enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school and pursuing a career in intellectual property law.  The applicant must be a member of a historically under-represented group (including race, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation and disability) and must have exemplary writing and oral communication skills.

Scholarship award:  $5,000 payable for the Fall semester of the recipient's second or third year of law school.

Application and Deadline:  Applications and additional details are available online.  The deadline for submissions is January 12, 2015.