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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

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 7/16/14

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. 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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Kaplan Group Annual Scholarship

The Kaplan Group is offering a $1,000 scholarship to any undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a business or law-oriented degree program.  Applicants must submit an essay and short survey to apply.  The minimum GPA requirement for the recipient is 2.50.

Scholarship award:  $1,000

Applications and Deadline:  Application and essay details are available online.  The deadline is July 27, 2014.

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.

Appel Law Firm - Auto Accident Law Firm Survivor Scholarship

This scholarship is intended for an enrolled student at an accredited college or university within the U.S. who has sustained injuries from a car or truck accident or been affected by someone else's accident.  Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher. 

Scholarship award:  $1,000 (to be used exclusively for college tuition and related expenses.  Check will be made payable to the award recipient's school to cover these expenses)

Application and Deadline:  Applications are available online and should be submitted no later than July 31, 2014.

Vision Zero Car Auto Accident Prevention Scholarship

The Law Office of John J. Sheehan will be accepting applications for the Vision Zero Auto Accident Prevention Scholarship. This is a non-renewable award to prospective first and second year law students (class of 2017-2018) with a clean driving record, a 3.0 GPA, and a Fall 2014 law school entry date. Additional criteria include superior academic performance, and an essay.

Scholarship award: $1,000

Application and Deadline: Applications are available online and must be received by July 31, 2014.

Kaire & Heffernan Bicycle Accident Scholarship

This scholarship was created by the Miami based law firm Kaire & Heffernan, LLC to support a student who either personally suffered injury in a bicycle accident, or witnessed the post-accident experience of a family member or friend, and wishes to pursue personal injury law.  This $1,000 scholarship will partially defray first-year expenses for a student who has been accepted into an accredited law school anywhere in the U.S. for enrollment in the fall of 2014.

Scholarship award:  $1,000

Application and Deadline:  Applications and details are available online.  The submission deadline is August 10, 2014.