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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 6/27/16

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.

Expert Institute Third Annual Legal Writing Scholarship

In recognition of the importance of online legal writing, The Expert Institute is offering a $2,000 scholarship for the best legal blog post written by a law student on the topic of expert witnesses.To be considered for the scholarship, you must submit a 1,000 to 2,500 word blog-style article on the use of expert witnesses in litigation.

Scholarship award:  $2,000

Applications and Deadline:  Application details are available online.  The deadline is December 31, 2016.

Stanley R. Arnold Scholarship

This scholarship, sponsored by the New England State and Local Tax Forum, is a one-time $3,000 award for a full or part-time student enrolled in any MST, J.D. or LL.M. program within the New England region who demonstrate an involvement in or commitment to the state tax field.  Special considerations will be given to those who have worked or are working to improve relations between private and government sectors. 

Scholarship award:  $3,000

Applications and Deadline:  Applications are available online.  The deadline is July 1, 2016.

Empowering Women in Law Scholarship

This scholarship is available exclusively to women studying law.  Applicants will have successfully completed at least one semester of law school but will not yet have graduated by fall 2017.  Applications are judged primarily on academic achievement, school & community activities, and demonstrated leadership abilities.

Scholarship award:  $1,500

Applications and Deadlines:  Application details are available online.  The deadline is May 31, 2017.