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AAJ Richard Hailey Law Student Scholarships

Eligibility Criteria: Must be an African American, Hispanic, Asian-American, Native American or Bi-Racial law student AAJ member; Selection based on interest/proficiency of skills in trial advocacy, desire to represent victims, financial need and commitment to AAJ.

Deadline: May

AAUW Educational Foundation: Career Development Grants

Eligibility Criteria: Special consideration is given to women of color, and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields

Deadline: December

AAUW Educational Foundation: Selected Professions Fellowship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a 3L woman of color; Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Deadline: January

ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund

Eligibility Criteria: Must be entering 1L; Must have a minimum 2.5 undergrad GPA; Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Deadline: March

ABA Section of Business Law: CLEO Fellows Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a 1L or 2L who previously participated in CLEO pre-law summer institute program; Must be a member of ABA Law Student Division; Must be interested in pursuing a career in Business Law

Deadline: April

ABA Section of Litigation Judicial Intern Opportunity Program

The mission of the Judicial Intern Opportunity Program is to provide opportunities to students who are members of racial and ethnic groups that are traditionally underrepresented in the profession. The program also provides opportunities to students with disabilities, students who are economically disadvantaged and students who identify themselves as LGBT.

Deadline: January 4, 2013

Adler, Pollock & Sheehan Diversity Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be an entering minority student; Must be a permanent resident of MA or RI; Must have a desire to work in RI or MA

Deadline: June

American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC) Fellowship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a member of a federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group

Deadline: June

American Intellectual Property Law Education Foundation: Sidney B. Williams Jr. Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be an entering or current minority student; Must have a desire for a career in intellectual property law

Deadline: March

Arent Fox Diversity Scholarship Program

Eligibility Criteria: Must be U.S. citizen or otherwise authorized to work in the U.S.; Must be member of a diverse population that historically has been underrepresented in the legal field profession

Deadline: January

Association of American Indian Affairs: Allogan Slagle Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be Native American/Alaska Native; Must be 1/4 Indian blood; Must be a member of a tribe that is not recognized by the federal government

Deadline: June

Association of American Indian Affairs: Florence Young Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be Native American/Alaska Native; Must be 1/4 Indian blood

Deadline: June

Association of American Indian Affairs: Sequoyah Fellowship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be Native American/Alaska Native; Must be 1/4 Indian blood

Deadline: June

Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarships

Eligibility Criteria: All applications must be submitted via their online application tool; Detailed eligibility criteria is available once registered with Baker Donelson technology system

Deadline: June

Baker Hostetler Diversity Fellowship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a 2L student; Must be a member of a under-represented racial/ethnic groups set by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or a member of the LGBT community; Must be a U.S. citizen or authorized to work in the U.S.

Deadline: October

Balfour Phi Delta Phi Minority Scholarship Program

Eligibility Criteria: Must be an ethnic minority member of Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity; Selection based on participation, ethics, and scholastics

Deadline: October

Banner & Witcoff, LTD: Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship for Law Students

Eligibility Criteria: Must have an interest in intellectual property law; Must be a member of a historically under represented group in IP Law (including race, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and disability)

Deadline: January

Bernadine Johnson Marshall-Martha Bell Scholarships

Eligibility Criteria: Must be African American woman; Must be a resident of NJ; Must be involved in community service

Deadline: March

Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati: The William A. McClain Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: The McClain Scholarship is awarded to a Black student and Hamilton County, Ohio resident attending any ABA accredited law school who demonstrates leadership potential and dedication to community.

Deadline: February

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Diversity Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be currently attending an accredited law school, either a member of an ethnic or racial minority or demonstrates commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career.

Deadline: May

Cairncross & Hempelmann Diversity Fellowship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a 2L student

Deadline: September

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

Eligibility Criteria: Must be an active participant in public and/or community service; Must have strong writing skills; Must be US citizen or permanent resident; Must demonstrate financial need

Deadline: April

Connecticut Hispanic Bar Association Scholarships

Eligibility Criteria: Must have a strong connection to the Latino community and the state of Connecticut

Deadline: September


Constangy, Brooks & Smith Diversity Scholars

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a 2L student; Must have a minimum 2.7 GPA; Must demonstrate commitment to diversity in community, school, or work

Deadline: December

Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Diversity Fellowship Program

Eligibility Criteria: Must demonstrate commitment to promoting diversity; Must committ to joining the Firm's Summer Associate Program following 2L year

Deadline: June

DAR American Indian Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be Native American; Selection based on financial need and academic achievement; To receive application, send a  self-addressed, stamped business-size envelope to obtain the name and address of your state scholarship DAR chairman specifying this award

Deadline: April


Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a 1L student of color, or of other diverse backgrounds; Must commit to becoming a summer associate in our Seattle or Portland office between the first and second years of law school

Deadline: January

Dickstein Shapiro Diversity Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a member of one of the racial/ethnic groups set forth by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, a student with a disability, or  a member of the LGBT community; Contact Carrie Milliken with any questions at MillikenC@dicksteinshapiro.com

Deadline: September

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP Diversity Scholarshop Program

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a 1L or 2L student; Must have a record of academic or professional achievement; Must display leadership qualities through past work experience, community involvement or student activities

Deadline: 2L: September  1L: December

Dorsey & Whitney Diversity Fellowship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a 2L student of a diverse background; Must demonstrate record of academic achievement and a commitment to promoting diversity in the legal community

Deadline: August

DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar Law Student Diversity Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a 2L or 3L minority or female student

Deadline: March

Faegre & Benson Diversity Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be enrolled in law school and interested in a summer associate position in one of our U.S. offices (Minneapolis, Denver/Boulder, Des Moines)

Deadline: January

Finnegan Henderson Diversity Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a student completing 1L year; Scholarship maybe renewed for 1 additional yr. if the scholar accepts an associate offer upon completion of FH summer assoc. program, and maintains a GPA of 3.0 or better

Deadline: April

Fish & Richardson P.C.: 1L Diversity Fellowship Program

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a 1L student

Deadline: January

Forum Foundation Scholarships

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a Michigan resident; Selection will be based on scholastic achievement or promise, financial need, and desirable qualities of character and leadership, with preference given to gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender students

Deadline: April

Foster Pepper 1L Diversity Law Fellowship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a 1L student of diverse background; Must demonstrate academic achievement; Must contribute meaningfully to diversity in law school and in the legal profession; Must demonstrate commitment to practice law in Seattle, Washington after graduation

Deadline: January

Franchise Law Diversity Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a 2L or 3L student; Must be enrolled in at least one course oriented towards franchise law; Must be considered a member of a diverse group

Deadline: October

Fredrikson Minority Scholarship Program

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a 1L student; Must have an interest in practicing in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area

Deadline: March

George A. Strait Minority Scholarship Endowment

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a member of a minority group; Must intend to have a career in law librarianship; Must have at least one quarter/semester remaining after the scholarship is awarded

Deadline: April

George V. Powell Diversity Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a 2L student; If in joint degree program, candidates will be considered after 3rd year; Must have a demonstrated desire to work, live and eventually practice law in Seattle, WA or Portland, OR

Deadline: September

Goodwin Procter LLP: The Goodwin Public Interest Fellowships

Eligibility Criteria: Students of color who work in public interest positions the summer after their first year of law school

Deadline: February

Graham & Dunn Diversity Fellowship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a 1L student; Must contribute to the diversity of law school and legal community; Must possess a record of academic, employment, community and/or other achievement indicating potential for success in law school and in the legal profession

Deadline: January

Harter Secrest & Emery Diversity Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a 1L student; Students who are members of racial, ethnic, and other minority groups are encouraged to apply; Selection based on academic record, promise for a successful legal career and contribution to the diversity of the law school student body

Deadline: January

Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson: First-Year Diversity Student Fellowship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a 1L minority student

Deadline: January

Hispanic Bar Association: Wally Davis Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be of Latino origin and involved in the Latino community; Priority to students with ties to Orange County, California

Deadline: October

Hispanic College Scholarship Program

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a student with Hispanic Heritage; Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident; Must have at least a 3.0 GPA; Other criteria depends on scholarship

Deadline: Varies

Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber Scholarships

Eligibility Criteria: Must be of Hispanic ancestry permanently residing in Oregon or Clark County, Washington; Must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident; Must have at least a 3.0 GPA

Deadline: January

J.L. Turner Legal Association

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a US citizen; Must have a connection with the Dallas-Fort Worth area; Must be a current student

Deadline: October

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP Minority Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a 1L minority student; Selection based on criteria including superior academic achievement, leadership experience and personal qualities that reflect the potential for outstanding contributions to Katten and to the legal profession

Deadline: October

King & Spalding Diversity Fellowship Program

Eligibility Criteria: Must have completed 1st year in law school; Must be a minority student

Deadline: Sepember

Kirkland & Ellis LLP Diversity Fellowship Program

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a 2L student; Must demonstrate that you will contribute meaningfully to the diversity goals of Kirkland; Must have a sincere interest and commitment to private practice; Must be likely to practice after graduation at one of the Kirkland offices

Deadline: Sept. 3

La Raza Lawyers Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a Latino student from the Bay Area of California (The Foundation will decide case by case if student meets location criteria); Selection will also be based on community involvement, peer counseling, school activities and financial need

Deadline: September

Larry W. Carter Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be an African-American Iowa resident

Deadline: May

Latham Diversity Scholars Program

Eligibility Criteria: Must have successfully completed your first year; May not be the recipient of a similar scholarship award from another law firm

Deadline: July

League of United Latin American Citizens: National Scholarship Fund

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident; Selection will be based on academic performance, motivation, integrity, need, community involvement, and leadership activities

Deadline: March

MALDEF: Mexican American legal Defense and Educational Fund

Eligibility Criteria: Must have demonstrated involvement in & commitment to serve the Latino community through legal profession; Selection based on academic and professional achievement

Deadline: December

Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association: Alexander G. Gray, Jr. Scholarship Award

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a current student; Must demonstrate a commitment to and involvement in the LGBTQ community

Deadline: February

McAndrews Diversity in Patent Law Fellowship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a 1L student with a diverse background; Must have a degree in science or engineering; Must be committed to pursuing a career in patent law in Chicago

Deadline: January

The McGlinchey Stafford Diversity Fellowship

Our Diversity Fellowship Program is a comprehensive scholarship and employment initiative. This program invests in the future success of an outstanding first-year law student from a diverse background. The Fellowship recipient will receive a $5,000 scholarship to assist with the costs of books, tuition or other law school expenses.

Deadline: January

MCCA Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a full-time1L student with U.S. citizenship and an interest in corporate law and diversity; must demonstrate community service and leadership qualities; must have undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or higher

Deadline: May

McDermott Minority Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a 2L student; Must be a minority student

Deadline: December

Mecklenburg County Bar: Charlotte Legal Diversity Clerkship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a 1L student who advances the value of diversity

Deadline: February

Michigan Auto Law Diversity Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be first or second year law student and member of an ethnic or racial minority or demonstrate a defined commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career. Recipient must be a Michigan resident accepted to or currently attending an accredited law school within the United States, or a non-Michigan resident attending an accredited Michigan law school.

Deadline: April

Milbank Diversity Scholars

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a student who has completed their first year; Selection based on academic acheivement, demonstrated leadership ability, excellent writing, interpersonal skills, and sincere interest in the practice at Milbank

Deadline: August

Miller Nash: Law Student Diversity Fellowship Program

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a 1L student; Intend to work in the Pacific Northwest

Deadline: January

Minority Corporate Counsel Association: Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship Program

Eligibility Criteria: Must be college seniors entering law school; Must have corporate law interest; Must be a U.S. citizen; Must demonstrate high academic achievement and community service

Deadline: May

Morgan Lewis Diversity Fellowship Program

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a 2L and have successfully completed 1 year of law school; Must have demonstrated academic excellence, have outstanding leadership skills, and have interest in employment with Morgan Lewis; Must have demonstrated interest in promoting diversity

Deadline: September

NAACP & LDF Earl Warren Legal Training Program: The Earl Warren Civil Rights Training Program AND The Earl Warren Shearman & Sterling Scholarships

Eligibility Criteria: Must be an entering African-American student; Must be a U.S. citizen; Must have an interest in civil rights and public interest

Deadline: March

NAACP/Agnes Jones Jackson Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be current members of the NAACP; Must not be age 25 by the deadline; Must have a 3.0 or "B" average to be eligible for $2,500; Must demonstrate financial need

Deadline: May

National Black Law Students Association: Nelson Mandela Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be entering 1L; Must submit verification of NBLSA College Student Division Membership

Deadline: January

National Black Law Students Association: Rodney Pulliam Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Must submit a letter from a BLSA Chapter Officer or a NBLSA Regional or National Board Member discussing your contributions to NBLSA; Must submit verification of NBLSA College Student Division Membership

Deadline: January

National Black Law Students Association: Sandy Brown Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be rising 2L or 3L student;  Must submit a letter from chapter President & Treasurer certifying that student is a dues paying member

Deadline: January

National Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Eligibility Criteria: Must be of Hispanic heritage; Must be full time graduate student; Must have a 3.0 GPA or higher; Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Deadline: December

NBI African American Law Student Fellowship Program

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a 2L student; Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident; Must intend to return to the Black community to practice law once legal training is completed

Deadline: May

New York Black Bar Association of Bronx County Scholarship

Black Bar Association of Bronx County, P.O. Box 1109, Bronx, NY 10451; (718)537-5161  E-mail: Info@bronxblackbar.com

Eligibility Criteria: Must be an African American 2L or 3L student

Deadline: April

NWIBA and WSBA Indian Law Section: Indian Legal Scholars Program

Eligibility Criteria: For information, please contact Gabe Galanda at 206-628-2780 or ggalanda@williamskastner.com

Deadline: May

NYBA: Minority Fellowships in Environmental Law

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a 1L or 2L minority student; Must be either enrolled in a New York law school or a permanent resident of New York and enrolled in a law school in the United States

Deadline: November

Office of Navajo Nation Scholarship & Financial Assistance (ONNSFA): Graduate Trust Fund

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a full time student; Must have a 2.0 GPA or higher; Must have certificate of Indian blood

Deadline: June

Paul D. White Scholarship Program

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a student of Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, Asian, American Indian or Alaska Native descent

Deadline: January

Peoria County Bar Association Diversity Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a 1L, 2L, or 3L student; Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident; Should have interest in practicing law in the Peoria area and belong in a minority group that is historically under represented underrepresented in the legal profession

Deadline: August

Perkins Coie: $7500 Diversity Fellowship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a 1L student; Must be a minority student or the first to pursue higher education in their family

Deadline: January

PFund Scholarships

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a LGBT or allied student; Must be a legal resident of Minnesota; Selection based on affirmation of LGBT or allied identity, service, and leadership

Deadline: February

Point Foundation: The National LGBT Scholarship Fund

Eligibility Criteria: Selection is based on totality of their situation including marginalization, financial need, academic achievement, personal merit, leadership, involvement in the LGBTQ community, professional experiences, personal and future goals

Deadline: January

Porzio Diversity Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be 1L student; minimum GPA of 3.3 at undergraduate institution; U.S. citizen or permanent resident and New Jersey resident

Deadline: December

Preston Gates Ellis LLP Diversity Fellowship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a 1L student; Contact Bethany Ellison for more information at bellison@prestongates.com

Deadline: January

Pride Foundation Scholarships

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a permanent resident of Alaska, Idaho, Monatana, Oregon, or Washington; Must be LGBT, members of LGBT families, or straight allies

Deadline: January

Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund Scholarship Program for Law Students

Application; Tax returns; Financial Aid letter;  PRBA Scholarship Fund c/o PRLDEF, 99 Hudson St., 14th FL, New York, NY 10013

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a Latino 1L or 2L student

Deadline: March

Reed Smith Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a 1L student; Must have demonstrated excellent academic scholarship and a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and community; Must agree to join the 2011 Reed Smith Summer Program; Must be authorized to work in the United States

Deadline: August

Riddell Williams P.S. Diversity Fellowship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a 2L student

Deadline: September

SALEF: Fulfilling Our Dreams Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be of Central American or other Latino ethnicity; Must demonstrate financial need; Must have at least 2.5 GPA; Must have a history of community involvement; Must commit to be a mentor to a high school student or complete 52 hrs of community service

Deadline: May

Sarasota County Bar Association Diversity Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a 1L, 2L or 3L student of a under-represented minority background; Must have an interest in practicing law in Sarasota County, FL upon graduation

Deadline: December

Sidley Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be of diverse background; Must be a 2L; Must have demonstrated academic achievement and leadership qualities; Must have demonstrated ability to contribute meaningfully to the diversity of law school and/or legal profession

Deadline: Fall

Sidney B. Williams, Jr. Intellectual Property Law School Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be current student who is a member of an underrepresented minority group; Must show intent to practice of intellectual property law; Must be a US citizen; Must complete FAFSA; Required to join AIPLA upon receiving scholarship

Deadline: March

Stoel Rives LLP: First-Year Law Student Diversity Fellowship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a 1L or 2L student from Portland, OR; Intend to live in Portland,OR, Seattle, WA, or Boise, ID after attending law school; Must be a minority student

Deadline: January

Stonewall Community Foundation: Traub-Dicker Rainbow Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a self-identified lesbian student; Selection based on academic excellence, outstanding community service and commitment to impacting LGBT issues

Deadline: April

The Bill and Ann Shepherd Legal Scholarship Fund

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a 3L student with strong Oregon ties who are committed to equal rights for the LGBT community

Deadline: March

The United Methodist Chruch: The HANA Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be born of Hispanic, Asian, Native American, or Pacific Island parentage (at least one parent);  Must be a full and active member of the UMC for at least 3 yrs; Must have GPA of 2.85+; Have plans for leadership in the UMC and in their HANA community

Deadline: March

Tonkon Torp First-year Diversity Fellowship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a 1L student who is a member of a racial or ethnic minority group; Must demonstrate record of academic achievement and contribute meaningfully to diversity; Must demonstrate a commitment to practice law in Portland, Oregon after graduation

Deadline: January

Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP Diversity Scholarship Program

Eligibility Criteria: Must have degree in life sciences or engineering; Must be pursuing patent law career

Deadline: April

Vietnamese-American Bar Association of Washington DC Scholarship ("VABA-DC")

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a current law student who has served or plans to serve the Vietnamese American community or has overcome significant adversity in achieving academic goals. Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of community service, academic performance, and written essay.

Deadline: February

Vinson & Elkins Diversity Fellowship

Eligibility Criteria: First-year law students from historically underrepresented groups in the legal profession. In addition, the Diversity Fellows will be considered for the V&E summer associate program in one of our offices during the summer after the recipients’ first year of law school.

Deadline: January

Varnum - Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship Program

Eligibility Criteria: Second year law students who embody a commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion within the legal profession and/or their community.

Deadline: October

Warner Norcross & Judd LLP Scholarship for Minority Students

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a student of racial and ethnic minority pursuing a law degree; Must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher; Must be a current or former resident of Michigan

Deadline: April


The Weil Diversity Fellowship

Eligibility criteria: Must be a current student at ABA-accredited law schools who has successfully completed the first semester of their first year of a full-time JD program, with an expected graduation date of spring 2015. All fellowship candidates must intend to practice law in a major city of the United States.

Deadline: January

Winston & Strawn Diversity Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a 2L student; Must have interest in practicing law after graduation in a large law firm in one of the cities in the United States in which Winston & Strawn has an office; Must have demonstrated leadership skill and interpersonal skills

Deadline: October


Yale New Haven Health System/Wiggin and Dana Diversity Scholar Program

The Yale New Haven Health System, in conjunction with the law firm of Wiggin and Dana LLP, will offer a split summer opportunity for a law student who will have, by the summer of 2012, completed the first year of law school.

Deadline: January

Ethnicity

AHEPA Graduate Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be of Greek descent

Deadline: March

Armenian Professional Society Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a graduate student; Selection is based on finanical need, scholastic achievements, faculty recommendations, and involvement in the Armenian Community.

Deadline: August

Armenian Bar Association

Eligibility Criteria: Must be of Armenian descent attending or accepted for admission to an accredited law school in the US, Armenia, or elsewhere; Strong academic record; Commitment to Armenian community

Deadline: April

Armenian General Benevolent Union Scholarships

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a student of Armenian descent who is a US citizen or permanent resident; Applications will undergo a selective review process based on applicant's academic excellence, financial need, and community service (particularly in the Armenian community)

Deadline: April

ARS Lazarian Graduate Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a graduate student of Armenian descent; Selection is based on financial need, merit, and involvement in the Armenian Community

Deadline: April

Asian American Bar Association Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a law student committed to advocating and improving the community

Deadline: October

Brandeis Association: Jerome M. Ginsberg Scholarship

For more information contact: Modjgan Lancman at MLANCMAN@courts.state.ny.us

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a Jewish 2L or 3L student who is a permanent resident of Queens County, New York; Selection based on financial need, legal scholarship, and community involvement

Deadline: March

Bridgat Graduate Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Applicants must be ful-time graduate students enrolled at an accredited institution in the U.S., have a minimum GPA of 3.0, and be citizens of an Asian country.

Deadline: December

Charles and Anna Elenberg Foundation Scholarships

Charles and Anna Elenberg Foundation, 3133 Brighton 7th St., Brooklyn, NY 11235

Eligibility Criteria: Must be an unmarried Jewish student; Selection based on priority and financial need; Inquiries for applications will only be accepted in September and at the start of each school year

Deadline: November

Columbian Lawyers Education Scholarships

Eligibility Criteria: Must reside in Westschester County, NY; Can not be a child of CLAW member; Should be ranked in the upper half of their class to be eligible; Selection based on Italian descent, academic achievement, financial need, goals, and adherence to ideals of CLAW

Deadline: March.

Daughters of Penelope Graduate Scholarships

Eligibility Criteria: Must be of Greek descent

Deadline: March

Edmund S. Muskie Fellowship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be former Soviet Union citizens studying in the US; Selection is based on merit; Must demonstrate academic excellence, excellent knowledge of english and proven proficiency in field of study

Fadel Educational Foundation Scholarships

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a Muslim student; Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident; Selection based on combination of need and merit

Deadline: April

Hellenic Times Scholarship Fund

Eligibility Criteria: Must be of Greek descent between the ages of 17 and 25; Selections based on necessity and merit

Deadline: February

Houtan Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Must demonstrate an active interest in Iranian culture, heritage and literature; Applicant should have a working knowledge of Parsi ; Financial need is a factor in awarding scholarship

Deadline: June or October

Iranian American Bar Association Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be of Iranian Heritage or committed to the advancement of the Iranian American community and IABA's mission; Must be in the position to accept the scholarship in the school year for which it is being awarded

Deadline: March

Iranian-American Graduate Scholarships

Eligibility Criteria: Varies by scholarship; Selection for most is based on academic achievement and financial need

Deadline: May

Italian American Lawyers Association Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be an Italian American law student who intends to practice in the area of Los Angeles County, CA; Selection will be based on academic achievement, financial need, and potential contribution to the Italian American community

Deadline: October

Japanese American Bar Association Scholarships

Eligibility Criteria: Must have community service in the Asian Pacific American community; Must have financial need; Must show academic achievement and overcoming adversity; Must have a desire to practice law in Southern California area

Deadline: January

Japanese American Citizens League National Scholarships

Eligibility Criteria: Must be an active National JACL member at either Individual or Student/Youth Level; May only apply under 1 scholarship category

Deadline: April

Jewish Federation Academic Scholarship Program

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a Jewish student who was either 1. born and/or raised in Cook County, Chicago metropolitan area, or Northwest Indiana, or 2. has had one continuous year of full-time employment in Cook County or Chicago metropolitan area

Deadline: February

Justinian Law Society of Massachusetts Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a 3L; Must have a keen interest in Italian culture and history

Deadline: November

JVS Scholarship Fund

Eligibility Criteria: Need-based program providing scholarships for college, graduate school and vocational school to Jewish students who are permanent residents of Los Angeles County. Must also be a US citizen or permanent resident, and maintain a minimum 2.7 GPA

Deadline: March

Korean American Scholarship Foundation

Eligibility Criteria: Varies by region; Please see website for more details

Deadline: Varies

NAPABA Law Foundation Scholarships

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a currently enrolled student; Must demonstrate commitment to and interest in pro bono, public interest, leadership potential, and commitment to serving needs of Asian Pacific American Community; Financial need is taken into consideration

Deadline: September

National Italian American Foundation Scholarships

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a U.S. citizen; Must have a 3.5 GPA or higher; Must be either an Italian American student or a student with any ethnic background majoring or minoring in Italian language, Italian studies, Italian American studies or a related field

Deadline: March

National Japanese American Citizens League Scholarships & Awards Program

Eligibility Criteria: Must be an active National JACL member; Must have work experience and community involvement

Deadline: April

Peter and Alice Koomruian Armenian Education Fund

Contact: Terenik Koujakian, Awards Committee Member, 15915 Ventura Boulevard, Penthouse 1, Encino, CA 91436 Phone: 818-990-7454 Email: terenikkoujakian@hotmail.com

Eligibility Criteria: Must be of Armenian heritage; Must have a 3.0 or higher GPA; May or may not be U.S. citizen

Deadline: April

Polish Roman Catholic Union of America Education Fund

Eligibility Criteria: Must be of Polish descent; Selection is be based on scholastic average, Polonia involvement, and community service

Deadline: July

Polish University Club of New Jersey Scholarships

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a resident of New Jersey of Polish descent

Deadline: March

Portuguese Foundation Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be of Portuguese Ancestry; Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident; Selection based on financial need and student academic performance

Deadline: March

Serbian Bar Association Scholarships

Eligibility Criteria: Applicant and/or spouse must be of Serbian birth or ancestry

Deadline: October

Swiss Benevolent Society Scholarships

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a Swiss national or have one parent who is a Swiss national

Deadline: March

The Finlandia Foundation National Student Scholarships Program: P.J.C. Lindfors Legal Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be U.S. or Finnish citizens; Must have a 3.0 GPA or higher; Selection based on financial need, course of study, citizenship and involvement in Finlandia Foundation

Deadline: February

Location

Bristol County Bar Association Scholarship - MA

Eligibility Criteria: Must have completed 1st year of Law School

Deadline: March

Camden County Bar Association Law Student Scholarship:  Daniel B. Toll Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a 1L or 2L resident of South Jersey (preferably Camden County); Must have demonstrated a commitment to the area in charitable, humanitarian, and community service activities

Deadline: January

Community Foundation Sonoma County Scholarships

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a resident of Sonoma County, California

Deadline: March

County Prosecutors Association of N.J. Scholarship Foundation: Andrew K. Ruotolo Memorial Scholarship

Andrew K. Ruotolo, Jr. Memorial Scholarship, c/o Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow, Union County Prosecutor’s Office, 32 Rahway Avenue, Elizabeth, NJ 07202

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a New Jersey resident; Must have interest in and commitment to child advocacy programs;  Must exhibit financial need

Deadline: June

County Prosecutors Association of N.J. Scholarship Foundation: Harris Y. Cotton Memorial Scholarship

County Prosecutors Assoc. of NJ Foundation, c/o John G. Laky, Secretary, Warren county Prosecutor's Office, 413 Second St. Belvidere, NJ 07823

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a New Jersey resident; Must have an interest in preparing for a career as a prosecutor, with emphasis on domestic violence or hate crimes; Must demonstrate financial need

Deadline: June

County Prosecutors Association of N.J. Scholarship Foundation: Oscar Rittenhouse Memorial Scholarship

Oscar W. Rittenhouse Memorial Scholarship, c/oTheodore J. Romankow, 32 Rahway Ave., Elizabeth , NJ 07202  (856) 225-8466

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a resident of N.J.; Must have an interest in pursing a career as a legal prosecutor

Deadline: June

Dwyer Williams Potter Attorneys, LLP Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: The scholarship is available to students graduating from an Oregon college or university, who have been accepted to an accredited law school anywhere in the United States.

Deadline: July

Erie County Bar Association (ECBA)

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a 2L or 3L student from Erie County, PA

Deadline: May

Fall River Bar Association: Thomas M. McGovern Educational Endowment Trust Fund Scholarships

Application; Attorney Matthew M. Aspden, Sabra & Aspden, P.A., 1026 County St., Somerset, MA 02726

Eligibility Criteria: Must be graduates of educational institutions located in Bristol County, MA

Deadline: April


Harry A. Blackmun Scholarship

Harry A. Blackmun Scholarship Foundation Inc., Attn: Jeanette Kelch, 118 W. Mulberry St., Blatimore, MD 21201-3600; (410) 685-3813, Fax (410)685-0203; jak@mcdgr.com

Eligibility Criteria: Selection based on academic achievement and potential for making a contribution to society and legal profession; Preference given to applicants from Justice's home state of Minnesota

Deadline: June

Hawi'i Community Foundation Scholarships

Eligibility Criteria: Various criteria depending on scholarship

Deadline: February

Hellenic Bar Foundation of Illinois Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a 2L or 3L student; Must be an Illinois resident; Must be elilgible for student membership in the Hellenic Bar Association of Illinois; Selection will be based on academic achievement, financial need, and community service

Deadline: September

Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship Award

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a 2L student; Must be a resident of Berks County, PA

Deadline: April

Hudson County Bar Foundation Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a Hudson County, NJ resident

Deadline: April

Joseph H. Gellert, Dutchess County Bar Association Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be resident of Dutchess County, New York and completed one year of law school

Deadline: May

Ke Ali'i Pauahi Foundation Scholarships

Eligibility Criteria: Varies by scholarship; Selection for most based on academic achievement and finanacial need

Deadline: May

Kern County Women Lawyers Fund Scholarship

Cynthia C. Norris, Kern County Women Lawyers Foundation, P.O. box 2702, Bakersfield, CA  93302 (661) 636-4830

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a 2L or 3L student; Must have ties to Kern County, CA; Selection based on financial need and concern for society

Deadline: April

Las Vegas Chapter NBA Legal Education Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Must have demonstrated commitment/interest in pro bono, public interest and/or public service legal work in Clark County, Nevada; Must show commitment to serving the needs of the African American community in Clark County, Nevada

Deadline: October

Lawrence Bar Association Law Student Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a student from Lawrence, Methuen, North Andover & Andover, MA; Selection based on academic merit and financial need

Deadline: June

Maui County Bar Association/Arthur T.Ueoka Scholarship Award

MBA/Ueoka Scholarship, P.O. Box 116, Wailuku, HI 96793; Contact: mcba@justicemail.com

Eligibility Criteria: Must have significant ties to Maui County; Must demonstrate a compelling financial need; Must be currently enrolled or  will be entering law school in the fall

Deadline: May

Maury Ferriter Memorial Scholarship

Communtiy Foundation of Western Massaschsetts, P.O. Box 15769, 1500 Main St., Springfield, MA 01115, (413) 732-2858

Eligibility Criteria: Must have graduated from Holyoke Catholic High School; Must demonstrate financial need, academic merit, and extracurricular activities

Deadline: March

Mercer County Bar Foundation Scholarships

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a resident of Mercer County; Selection based on financial need and involvement in community and/or civic organizations

Deadline: August

New England Employee Benefits Council

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a resident or attending college or university in New England; Must demonstrate career interest in employee benefits field

Deadline: April

Oregon Minority Lawyers Association: Bar Examination Preparation Course Scholarships

Eligibility Criteria: An individual interested in applying should first contact OMLA to confirm deadlines, amounts, and scholarship availability before applying

Rhode Island Bar Foundation: Thomas F. Black, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a Rhode Island resident; Must be an entering 1L

Deadline: March

Richard W. & Florence B. Irwin Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Must have been a resident of Northampton, MA for at least 5 years

Deadline: March

Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a full-time graduate student, must have attended at least four of the six secondary grade school years and graduated from a high school in Santa Barbara County, CA

Deadline: January

Scovel Richardson Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be 1L or 2L minority student; Preference is given to students who plan to work in the Greater St. Louis, Missouri area; Selection is based on financial need, academic achievement, and community service

Deadline: April

Somerset County Bar Association Foundation Scholarship

Somerset County Bar Assoc., Somerville, NJ (908) 595-1212

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a resident of Somerset County, New Jersey

Deadline: May

Stamford Bar Association Foundation Scholarship & Loan Program

Stamford Bar Association Foundation Scholarship, P.O. Box 1732, Darien, CT 06820, (203) 327-7041

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a resident of Stamford - Darien Connecticut

Stark Community Foundation: Samuel Krugliak Legal Scholarship Fund

Eligibility Criteria: Must be resident or former resident of Stark, Columbiana, Wayne, Carroll, Holmes, Summit, Tuscarawas, or Mahoning County, OH; Must display history of strong academic achievement and desire to pursue the practice of law in Stark County, OH  

Deadline: April

Stark Community Foundation: Sanders J. Mestel Legal Scholarship Fund

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a 3L resident of Stark County, Ohio; Must have interest in trial advocacy

Deadline: May

Stark Community Foundation: The Judge & Mrs. Robert D. Horowitz Legal Scholarship Fund

Eligibility Criteria: Must be high school graduates in Stark, Columbiana, Carroll, Tuscarawas, Wayne or Holmes County, Ohio; Must have demonstrated public service through volunteer activities or work experience

Deadline: April

Stark County Bar Association Fund

Eligibility Criteria: Must demonstrate financial need; Must be a student from the Stark County, OH; Must be likely to return to the Stark County area to practice law

Deadline: April

The Finlandia Foundation National Student Scholarships Program: P.J.C. Lindfors Legal Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be U.S. or Finnish citizens; Must have a 3.0 GPA or higher; Selection based on financial need, course of study, citizenship and involvement in Finlandia Foundation

Deadline: February

The Ventura County Asian American Bar Association Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Application consists of resume and essay; Essay can be no longer than 2 pages; Must demonstrate connection to Ventura County, CA and financial need

Deadline: April

Vincent S. Haneman-Joseph B. Perskie Memorial Foundation Scholarship Fund

Atlantic County Bar Assoc., Atlantic City, NJ (609) 345-3444

Eligibility Criteria: Must be an Atlantic County, New Jersey reisdent; Selection based on academic ability, leadership potential, and character

Deadline: May

Waterbury Bar Association: Taurig Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be an entering 2L or 3L; Must be a resident of Waterbury Judicial District, CT

Deadline: May

Waterbury Bar Association's Scholarships: Waterbury Bar Assoc. & Bar President Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a 3L student; Must be a resident of Waterbury Judicial Dist.(Middlebury,Naugatuck,Prospect,Watertown,Wolcott,Woodbury,or Waterbury, CT)

Deadline: May

Women

AAJ Women Trial Lawyers Caucus: Mike Eidson Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a female 3L student; Must demonstrate a commitment to a career as a trial lawyer

Deadline: May

AAUW Educational Foundation : Career Development Grants

Eligibility Criteria: Special consideration is given to women of color, and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields

Deadline: December

AAUW Educational Foundation : Selected Professions Fellowship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a 3L woman of color; Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Deadline: January

Bernadine Johnson Marshall-Martha Bell Scholarships

Eligibility Criteria: Must be African American woman; Must be a resident of NJ; Must be involved in community service

Deadline: March

The Elaine Osborne Jacobson Award / AAJ Law Student Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: A currently enrolled student must be nominated to receive award; See website for nomination requirements

Deadline: May

The Marilynne Graboys Wool Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a entering or current female student from Rhode Island;  Must demonstrate financial need

Deadline: June

The Massachusetts Association of Women Lawyers MAWL: The Carol DiMaiti Scholarship Award

Eligibility Criteria: Must be an entering 2L or 3L student. Download application here.

Deadline: May


Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Leadership Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: The student selected will be enrolled in law school or will be attending in the near future. The scholarship will be awarded based on high academic achievement, exceptional leadership qualities and involvement with community service.

Women Lawyers' Caucus of Mercer County: Ruth Rabstein Scholarship

Mercer County Women Lawyers' Caucus, Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 56141, Trenton, NJ 08638; (609) 984-0231

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a a woman with ties to Mercer County, New Jersey; Must demonstrate financial need; Must demonstrate academic achievement, community service

Deadline: April

General

American Intellectual Property Law Education Foundation: Jan Jancin Competition: Jan Jancin Award

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a current student nominated by the school

Deadline: June

Camden County Bar Foundation Law Student Scholarship Awards: Harold & Harriet Plum Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Must demonstrate scholastic achievement as well as genuine financial need; Must demonstrate commitment to the South New Jersey area

Deadline: March


Console & Hollawell $1,000 Legal Leaders Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a U.S. citizen, full-time student attending an acredited institution of higher education, and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Deadline: July


Bradley R. Corbett Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a U.S. citizen, attending school full time. 500 - 1,000 word essay on choice of topic required.

Deadline: July

Cope Law Firm Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a U.S. citizen, full-time student attending an acredited law school within the United States, maintain a minimum GPA of 3.3, and financing law school with loans and scholarship.

Deadline: December


Davis Levin Livingston Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be U.S. citizen or authorized to work in U.S., entering or current law student, with stated intention of pursuing a legal career in public interest law.

Deadline: July

Essex County Bar Association & Vincent J Biunno Memorial Scholarship Fund

Essex County Bar Association, Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Historic Courthouse Rm B-01, 470 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Newark, NJ 07102  email: imendez@essexbar.com

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a student with a disability that substantially limits one or more major life activities; Must provide medical documents; Must be a resident of NJ, preferably Essex County

Deadline: May

Farzad Family Law Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria - Write an essay on the question included in application and submit with current transcripts. Response should be between 1,000 to 2,500 words.

Deadline: December

Fisher & Talwar Legal Inspiration Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a U.S. citizen, full-time student attending an acredited institution of higher education, maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0

Deadline: December

George H. Nofer Scholarship for Law and Public Policy

Eligibility Criteria: Must be full-time graduate student with a moderate to profound hearing loss who is attending an accredited law school or a masters or doctoral program in public policy or public administration.

Deadline: April


2014 Howell & Christmas, LLC Visionary Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a current law student or accepted to attend law school; must have a 2.8 GPA and submit an official transcript.

Deadline: September

Humane Studies Fellowship

Eligibility Criteria: Must have a clearly demonstrated research interest in the intellectual and institutional foundations of a free society

Deadline: December

Katz & Phillips, P.A. Ashley Rose Honorary Diabetes Law Student Scholarship Award

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a current law student or accepted to attend law school; must have a 2.8 GPA and submit an official transcript.

Deadline: September


Katz & Phillips 2014 Single-Parent Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a current law student or accepted to attend law school; must have a 2.8 GPA and submit an official transcript.

Deadline: September

Katz & Phillips 2014 Law Scholarship for Veterans

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a current law student or accepted to attend law school; must have a 2.8 GPA and submit an official transcript.

Deadline: September

Marshall, Gerstein & Borun: Jeremy D. Protas Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a 2L student; Must be eligible to sit for the Patent Bar Exam; Must be interested in pursuing a career in patent law

Deadline: July

National Federation of The Blind

Eligibility Criteria: Must be legally blind pursuing a full time postsecondary degree program; Must participate in the entire NFB National convention and in all program activities

Deadline: March

Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Eligibility Criteria: For eligibility regarding new citizen status, age and academic standing, please see website.

Deadline: November

The Leesfield/American Association for Justice Law Student Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a 1L and 2L AAJ Law law student member; Must complete form verifying student status and statement of financial need

Deadline: May

The Alia Herrera Memorial Scholarship / American Association for Justice Law Student Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a 2L or 3L student with one year to complete; Must be student members of the law school student section of AAJ or child of AAJ member

Deadline: May

The Richard Linn American Inn of Court: Mark T. Banner Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Must show a commitment to the pursuit of a career in IP law, commitment, qualities and actions toward ethics, civility and professionalism; Must be a member of a historically under represented group in IP law (including race, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and disability)

Deadline: December

The Sovereignty Symposium: Ed Edmondson Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: There is no formal application form; Applicants should demonstrate an interest in and dedication to Native American law issues and the need for a scholarship in a letter of application; Contact: Julie Rorie at (405) 522-5801 or julie.rorie@oscn.net

Deadline: June

The Sovereignty Symposium: Susan J. Ferrell Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: There is no formal application form; Applicants should demonstrate an interest in and dedication to Native American law issues in a letter of application; Contact: Julie Rorie at (405) 522-5801 or julie.rorie@oscn.net

Deadline: April

The Trial Advocacy Scholarship / AAJ Law Student Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a 2L or 3L student member of the law school student section of AAJ; Must express a desire to represent victims; Must exhibit an interest and proficiency of skills in trial advocacy

Deadline: May


TruFit Good Citizen Scholarship®

Eligibility Criteria: U.S. residents who are attending or accepted to a federally accredited four-year college, university or graduate program and who have been active in community service.

Deadline: May


Trusp Young Lawyers Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Submit an essay no less than 500 words about the importance of employment law in America.

Deadline: May


Vision Zero Car Auto Accident PreventionScholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be entering 1L or 2L student with clean driving record.

Deadline: July

Boston University

Boston University Women's Council Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Must have completed at least 1 year of graduate studies

Deadline: March

Boston University: Eleni Gatzoyiannis Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be of Greek Ancestry; Must have completed one full semester at BU

Deadline: March

Boston University Women Graduates' Club Scholarship Fund

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a woman enrolled at Boston University full-time and a U.S. Citizen.

Deadline: March

Boston University Women's Guild Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Must be current student; Must be at least 30 years old

Deadline: March

Whitney M. Young, Jr. Fellowship

Eligibility Criteria: Open to entering and continuing graduate students who are U.S. citizens, and who have displayed academic proficiency in a field related to race relations or urban problems.

Deadline: February