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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 11/20/14


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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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.


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.


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.


Harris Personal Injury Lawyers Scholarship

This scholarship is for college students who have suffered a serious injury and are committed to demonstrating a determination to rebuild their lives by attending college.  Applicants must submit a letter regarding their injury experience.

Scholarship award:  $1,000

Application and Deadline:  Applications and additional details are available online.  The scholarship deadline is May 31, 2015.


Empowering Women in Law Scholarship

The Pearce Law Firm is offering this scholarship opportunity to women nationwide who are currently attending a law school in the U.S.  This scholarship is intended to encourage and support outstanding achievement and leadership by example from women in the field of law.  Applicants must be current female law students with a minimum GPA of 3.0, who have successfully completed at least one semester of law school but will not year have graduated by fall semester of 2015.

Scholarship award:  $2,000 (to be paid fall 2015)

Application and Deadline:  Applications and additional details are available online.  The scholarship deadline is December 31, 2014.


Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Scholarships

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. are offering two scholarships to law students:

2014 Disability Scholarship:  The Disability Scholarship is $1,000 and will be awarded to a student who is currently attending an accredited college or university. The scholarship is open to students with any type of disability, including but not limited to physical disabilities, medical conditions, mental and psychiatric conditions, speech and language, learning disabilities, behavioral conditions, and all other conditions.  All students are encouraged to apply even if they are unsure if their specific disability qualifies for the scholarship.

Scholarship award:  $1,000

Applications and Deadline:  Applications and additional details are available online.  The scholarship deadline is April 1, 2015.

2015 Diversity Scholarship:  The Diversity Scholarship is $2,000 and will be awarded to a student who is currently attending an accredited law school, who is either a member of an ethnic, racial, or other minority, or demonstrates commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career. Applicants must show academic achievement as reflected by a minimum 3.0 GPA and have completed at least one semester of classes at an accredited law school.

Scholarship award:  $2,000

Applications and Deadline:  Applications and additional details are available online.  The scholarship deadline is May 31, 2015.


Davis Levin Livingston Public Interest Law Scholarship

This scholarship is intended to support law students intending to pursue public interest law and add to the ranks of motivated young attorneys willing to consider a career as a public interest lawyer.  Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or otherwise authorized to work in the U.S., an accepted student who will be attending law school in fall 2015, and show academic achievement, as reflected by an undergraduate cumulative minimum 3.0 GPA. 

Scholarship award:  $3,000

Applications and Deadline:  Applications and additional details are available online.  The scholarship deadline is July 15, 2015.


2015 Law Office of Steven Fritsch Scholarship

This scholarship was created to help a graduate pursue a legal career in family law.  The $1,000 scholarship will partially defray first-year expenses for a student who has been accepted into an accredited law school in California or anywhere in the United States for enrollment in the fall of 2015.  Part of the application included a 1-3 page essay, asking the applicant to describe the personal experience that inspired them to enter law school and study family law.

Scholarship award:  $1,000

Applications and Deadline:  Applications and additional details are available online.  The scholarship deadline is July 27, 2015.