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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 8/28/15

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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Reeves Law Group Scholarship

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.

2016 Law Student Diversity Scholarship

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.

Lawrence Bar Association Law Student Scholarship

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 September 25, 2015.