Outside Sources of Scholarships

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     AAJ (American Association for Justice): Mike Eidson Scholarship- Women Trial Lawyer Caucus 

    Eligibility: 

    Current female law students who are a rising 3L (4L evening) who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a plaintiffs’ lawyer or criminal defense lawyer, along with dedication to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution

    Student type:

    Current

    Amount: 

    $ 5000 

    Typical Deadline: 

    May 

     Contact: 

    http://www.justice.org/cps/rde/xchg/justice/hs.xsl/8514.htm 

     

    AAJ (American Association for Justice): Alia Herrera Memorial Scholarship 

    Eligibility:  

    Current law students entering their second or third year or having the equivalent of one year to complete and are affiliated with AAJ.. 

    Student type:  

    Current 

    Amount:  

    $ 3000  

    Typical Deadline:  

    June 

    Contact:  

     http://www.justice.org/cps/rde/xchg/justice/hs.xsl/1740.htm  

     

    AAJ (American Association for Justice): Trial Advocacy Scholarship  

    Eligibility:  

    Second and third-year students  who are AAJ law student members who demonstrate commitment to AAJ and financial need. 

    Student type:  

    Current 

    Amount:  

    $ 2500 

    Typical Deadline:  

    May 

    Contact:  

     http://www.justice.org/cps/rde/xchg/justice/hs.xsl/1741.htm  

        

    AAUW (American Association of University Women) Educational Foundation  

    Eligibility:  

    Women- Fellowship and grant recipients undergo a highly competitive selection process. Academic excellence, commitment to improving the human condition, and the promise of continued impact are cornerstones of the rigorous criteria. 

    Student type:  

    Prospective / Current 

    Amount:  

    Varies - Fellowships & Grants 

    Typical Deadline:  

    Varies 

    Contact:  

    http://www.aauw.org/learn/fellowships_grants/index.cfm 

      

    Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants  

    Eligibility:  

    Any student registered in any accredited post secondary institution between the ages of 16 and 30. Applicants must write essay on the scholarship’s selected topic. 

    Student type:  

    Prospective / Current

    Amount:  

    $ 1,000 

    Typical Deadline:  

    June 

    Contact:  

    http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm  

      

     Akron Bar Foundation, 57 S. Broadway St., Akron, OH 44308, Contact Mrs. Weigand at patw@akronbar.org. 

    Eligibility:  

    The Akron Bar Foundation provides scholarships to law students based on grade point average, affiliation with Summit County, Ohio, history of community involvement, and financial need 

    Student type:  

    Current 

    Amount:  

    Unspecified 

    Typical Deadline:  

    April 

    Contact:  

    http://www.akronbar.org/Foundation/AkronBarFoundation/ScholarshipGuidelines.page 

      

    Alabama Law Foundation: Cabaniss, Johnston Scholarship 

    Eligibility:  

    Law students entering their second-year; must be an Alabama resident. 

    Student type:  

    Current 

    Amount:  

    $ 5,000 

    Typical Deadline:  

    June 

    Contact:  

     http://www.alfinc.org/cabanissjohnston.cfm 

      

    American Intellectual Property Law Education Foundation: Jan Jancin Award  

    Eligibility:  

    Must be 3L - Academic excellence in intellectual property studies; nomination by law school.  

    Student type:  

    Current 

    Amount:  

    $ 5,000 

    Typical Deadline:  

    June 

    Contact:  

     http://www.aiplef.org/scholarships/ 

      

     Arthur C. Helton Fellowship Program 

    Eligibility:  

    Current law student; affiliation with an NGO or human rights organization is preferred. 

    Student type:  

    Current 

    Amount:  

    Grant unspecified 

    Typical Deadline:  

    February 

    Contact:  

     http://www.asil.org/helton-fellowship.cfm 

      

    Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, Inc., Law Student Scholarship/Bar Grant Application, Appell | Hilaire | Benardo LLP, 15233 Ventura Blvd., Suite 420, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403  Phone: (818) 788-2300 

    Eligibility:  

    Awards scholarship(s) to second and third-year full-time law students as well as fourth year law students enrolled in night programs who intend to practice law in the southern California area.  Recipients are selected on the basis of financial need, community service, academic achievement and legal writing ability. 

    Student type:  

    Current 

    Amount:  

    Grant unspecified 

    Typical Deadline:   

    April 

    Contact:  

    For application and deadline information please call (818) 788-2300. 

      

    Mark T. Banner Scholarship for Law Students, Sponsor: The Richard Linn American Inn of Court  

    Eligibility:  

    Scholarship is open to law students who have entered into a JD program at an ABA-accredited law school and are interested in pursuing a career in intellectual property law.  

    Student type:  

    Prospective / Current 

    Amount:  

    $5,000  

    Typical Deadline:  

    November 

    Contact:  

    http://www.linninn.org/marktbanner.htm 

      

    Chief Justice Samuel J. Roberts Scholarship, Sponsor: Erie County Bar Association 

    Eligibility:  

    Scholarship open to residents of Erie County, PA; 2L or 3L attending an ABA accredited law school 

    Student type:  

    Current 

    Amount:  

    $500 to $2,000 (amount varies) 

    Typical Deadline:  

    May 

    Contact:  

     https://www.eriebar.com/public-roberts-scholarship 

      

    Chicago Bar Foundation: Kimball R. Anderson and Karen Gatsis Anderson Public Interest Law Fellowship 

    Eligibility:  

    Recent law school graduates who are working in a CBF-funded public interest law organization; demonstrate a commitment to public interest work; academic achievement in law school; outstanding character and integrity. 

    Student type:  

    Current 

    Amount:  

    $ 50,000 

    Typical Deadline:  

    May 

    Contact:  

    http://www.chicagobarfoundation.org/anderson-fellowship 

      

    Community Foundation of Shelby County Scholarship 

    Eligibility:  

    Resident and graduated from a high school of Shelby County, OH; demonstrated leadership in undergraduate and law school activities; preference to students who desire a general practice of law in a rural or county-seat setting; preference to 3Ls married with children. 

    Student type:               

    Current 

    Amount:  

    $ 2,500 

    Typical Deadline:  

    June 

    Contact:  

     http://www.commfoun.com/receive/scholarships.php 

      

    Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund, Post Office Box 7307, New York, NY 10116-7307 

    Eligibility:  

    Open to graduate and undergraduate students who have financial need and must demonstrate participation in expanding civil rights, economic justice, and international solidarity. 

    Student type:  

    Prospective / Current 

    Amount:  

    $ 10,000 

    Typical Deadline:  

    April 

    Contact:  

    http://www.davisputter.org/apply/apply-for-scholarships/ 

      

    Earl Warren Scholarship, Sponsored by NAACP Legal Defense & Education Fund 

    Eligibility:  

    Awarded annually to ten law students whose commitment to social justice reveals outstanding potential for training as civil rights and public interest attorneys.  Preference is generally given to law students entering their first year of full-time legal study at an accredited law school. 

    Student type:  

    Prospective 

    Amount:  

    Unspecified 

    Typical Deadline:  

    April 

    Contact:  

    http://naacpldf.org/scholarships 

      

    Eastern Mineral Law Foundation Law Student Scholarship, West Virginia University Law Center,  P.O. Box 6310, Morgantown, WV 26506-6130  Contact: 304-293-2470 

    Eligibility:  

    Law students must demonstrate an interest in the study of natural resources, energy or mineral law. 

    Student type:  

    Prospective / Current 

    Amount:  

    $30,000 will be total awarded for all scholarships       

    Typical Deadline:  

    April 

    Contact:  

    http://www.emlf.org/index.php?src=gendocs&ref=scholarship&category=About 

     

    Ellen Spring Moore Scholarship 

    Eligibility:  

    Current female law or female paralegal students who have dedicated themselves in a significant way to advancing the quality of life and advancement of women in our society through community service and otherwise. Preference will be given to students with ties to Southwest Virginia 

    Student type:  

    Current 

    Amount:  

    $1,000 

    Typical Deadline:  

    May 

    Contact:  

    http://www.woodsrogers.com/careers-summer.html 

     

    Equal Justice Works Summer Scholarship 

    Eligibility:  

    US citizen or lawful permanent resident.   A student must have a tentative job offer in an area of Public Interest Law a at a qualified organization and must provide direct legal services to low-income and underserved individuals. 

    Student type:  

    Current 

    Amount:  

    $1175 

    Typical Deadline:  

    April 

    Contact:  

    http://equaljusticeworks.org/law-school/summercorps/application 

     

     Federal Circuit Bar Association 

    Eligibility:  

    The FCBA offers Judicial Scholarships, Founders Scholarships, and Need-based Scholarships on a yearly basis.  Applicants must be current law students who are enrolled for the upcoming academic year, have financial need, and show demonstrable interest in one of the many topics that lie within the procedure, substance, or scope of the jurisdiction of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  For further information on the five offered scholarships and an application form, please visit the FCBA website. 

    Student type:  

    Prospective / Current 

    Amount:  

    $5,000 - $10,000 

    Typical Deadline:  

    April 

    Contact:  

     http://www.fedcirbar.org/olc/pub/LVFC/cpages/misc/scholar.jsp 

      

    Federal Communications Bar Association: Chairman Robert E. Lee Scholarship & Internship Fund  

    Eligibility:  

    Law students employed as unpaid summer interns in positions with the FCC and other government agencies or entities with jurisdiction over the communications industry. 

    Student type:  

    Current 

    Amount:  

    $5,000 

    Typical Deadline:  

    March 

    Contact:  

    http://www.fcba.org/foundation/internship_stipends.shtml  

      

    FEEA (Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund) Scholarship 

    Eligibility:  

    Current civilian federal and postal employees or their children who are current pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree. 

    Student type:  

    Prospective / Current 

    Amount:  

    $1000 (awarded twice a year) 

    Typical Deadline:  

    March 

    Contact:  

    http://www.feea.org/programs/scholarships 

      

    Get Prepped LSAT Prep Law Student Scholarship  

    Eligibility:  

    Available to students enrolled in a J.D. course in U.S. or Canadian law school. 

    Student type:  

    Prospective / Current 

    Amount:  

    $1000 (awarded twice a year) 

    Typical Deadline:  

    January & June 

    Contact:  

    http://www.getprepped.com/LSATprep-2012scholarships-combinedinfoprelaw0graduate_XsessionID2365023rTx_userID-unknwn7track+resolve=pageself.pdf 

      

    Isabelle Durrah Legal Scholarship Barristers' Spouses of the District of Columbia, Inc., 4315 Argyle Terrance, NW, Washington, D.C. 20011, Phone: (202) 829-7161 

    Eligibility:  

    Scholarships are open to first-, second-, and third- year J.D. students who are enrolled in accredited law schools who are legal residents of Washington DC Metropolitan area. 

    Student type:  

    Prospective / Current 

    Amount:  

    Unspecified 

    Typical Deadline:  

    June 

    Contact:  

    (202) 244-1081 

      

    Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship Fund 

    Eligibility:  

    Berks County, PA residents entering their second year of law school who demonstrate financial need.

    Student type:  

    Current

    Amount:  

    $3,000

    Typical Deadline:  

    April

    Contact:  

    http://www.bccf.org/pages/forms_new/Foxapplication.html 

      

    J. Andrew Fulker Scholarships, Jack L. Neuenschwander,Miami County Bar Association Scholarship Committee, 1455 Stockham Drive, Piqua, OH 45356 

    Eligibility:  

    Resident of Miami County, OH must be admitted full time to law school in a program designed to lead to a J.D. or similar law degree 

    Student type:

    Prospective / Current

    Amount:  

    $1,000 (varies)

    Typical Deadline:  

    April

    Contact:  

    (937) 773-3212

     

    Stephen K. Hall ACWA Water Law & Policy Scholarship  

    Eligibility:  

    Graduate or law school students in the U.S., carrying at least 8 units per term with a focus or concentration in California water resources.

    Student type:  

    Prospective / Current 

    Amount:  

    $7000 

    Typical Deadline:  

    April

    Contact:  

    http://www.acwa.com/content/acwa-water-law-policy-scholarship 

     

    Judge and Mrs. Robert D. Horowitz Legal Scholarship Fund, Atten: Jennifer L. Saniuk, 19 Andrea Circle, Needham, MA 02494, Phone: 781-400-1534, email: jenhorowitz@yahoo.com  

    Eligibility:  

    Graduate of a Stark, Columbiana, Carroll, Tuscarawas, Wayne, or Holmes County high school and enrolled in a juris doctorate program who demonstrated public service through volunteer activities or work experience.

    Student type:  

    Prospective / Current

    Amount:  

    Unspecified

    Typical Deadline:  

    April

    Contact:  

    http://www.starkcf.org/scholar_grad.asp 



     

    Institute for Humane Studies  

    Eligibility:  

    Undergraduate, graduate, law, and professional students demonstrating an interest in exploring principles underlying a free society by planning academic careers and engaging in liberty-advancing research.

    Student type:  

    Prospective / Current 

    Amount:  

    >$2,000 - $12,000

    Typical Deadline:  

    December

    Contact:  

    http://www.theihs.org/humane-studies-fellowships 

      

    Judge Thomas K. Jenkins Scholarship – Marion Community Foundation 

    Eligibility:  

    Graduate of a high school located in Marion County, Ohio who is registered to attend law school.

    Student type:  

    Prospective / Current

    Amount:  

    Unspecified 

    Typical Deadline:  

    March 

    Contact:  

    http://www.marioncommunityfoundation.org 



     

    Samuel Krugliak Legal Scholarship 

    Eligibility:  

    Resident at some point of: Stark, Wayne, Tuscarawas, Carroll, Summit, Holmes, Mahoning or Columbiana  counties, OH who plan to return to practice in these counties.

    Student type:  

    Prospective / Current

    Amount:  

    $1000

    Typical Deadline:  

    May

    Contact:  

    http://www.kwgd.com/ScholarshipApplication.aspx 

     

    Lake County Bar Foundation, Contact: Lake County Bar Foundation, Lake County Courthouse, 25 North Park PL, Painesville, OH 44077  

    Eligibility:  

    Resident of Lake County, Ohio attening a school of law.

    Student type:  

    Prospective / Current 

    Amount:  

    $1000

    Typical Deadline:

    May

    Contact:  

    http://www.kwgd.com/ScholarshipApplication.aspx  

     

      

    Lake County Bar Foundation, Contact: Lake County Bar Foundation, Lake County Courthouse, 25 North Park PL, Painesville, OH 44077  

    Eligibility:

    Resident of Lake County, OH, attending a school of law 

    Student type:

    Prospective / Current 

    Amount:

     $1,000 

    Typical Deadline:

    April 

    Contact:

    (440) 350-5800 



     

    Robert Masur Fellowship for Civil Liberties  

    Eligibility:  

    Students who intend to carry out significant activities during summer between 1L & 2L year in civil rights/civil liberties.  Proposed activities – writing or research project, work with public interest,  case work  under supervision or any other work in the areas of civil rights or civil liberties 

    Student type:  

    Current 

    Amount:  

    $1000 

    Typical Deadline:  

    April 

    Contact:  

    http://www.nationinstitute.org/prizes/1068/the_robert_masur_fellowship_in_civil_liberties/   

      

    Ms. JD Summer Scholarship  

    Eligibility:  

    Female law students entering their 2nd or 3rd year of law school, who will be working at least 35 hours per week during the summer for a government agency or nonprofit organization. 

    Student type:  

    Current 

    Amount:  

    $500 

    Typical Deadline: 

    May 

    Contact:  

    http://ms-jd.org/scholarship 




     

    Net Literacy - "Financial Connects" Financial Literacy Scholarship Award Program  

    Eligibility:  

    Secondary, undergraduate and graduate students - create an original 2 - 3 minute financial literacy video or interactive game that promotes financial literacy and correlates with the Department of Education’s financial literacy standards. A one paragraph proposal is required with your submission. You may participate individually or as a team associated with a nonprofit or school.  

    Student type:  

    Prospective / Current 

    Amount:  

    $1000     

    Typical Deadline:  

    December 

    Contact:  

    http://www.netliteracy.org/financial-connects/financial-connects-contest/ 

     

    Perkins Coie: Patent Fellowship  

    Eligibility:  

    Second-year law students who have a technical background and an interest in a patent procurement practice. 

    Student type:  

    Current 

    Amount:  

    $10,000 and Summer Associate position     

    Typical Deadline:  

    August 

    Contact:  

    http://www.perkinscoie.com/careers/summer/?op=overview 

     

    Red River Valley Fighter Pilots Association Scholarship  

    Eligibility:  

    This program is open to students who are dependents of any US military KIA or MIA personnel during any armed conflicts which involved the US military from 1964 to present OR dependents of air crew members killed as a result of performing duties during non-combat missions. Applicants may also be dependent of a RRVA member in good standing or who was in good standing at the time of their death. 

    Student type:  

    Prospective / Current 

    Amount:  

    Unspecified     

    Typical Deadline:  

    May 

    Contact:  

    (540) 636-9798 or executiveoffice@river-rats.org 



     

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

    Eligibility:  

    Full-time students who are Rhode Island residents who will be entering their first year of law school.  

    Student type:  

    Prospective 

    Amount:  

    $15,000      

    Typical Deadline:  

    March 

    Contact:  

    http://www.ribar.com/For%20the%20Public/GrantsAndScholarships.aspx 



     

    Roanoke Bar Association: James N. Kincanon Scholarship  

    Eligibility:  

    Demonstrate academic excellence and interest in pursuit of law; must be a resident of the city of Roanoke, VA, the city of Salem, VA, or the County of Roanoke, VA, or a graduate of a high school located in those jurisdictions. 

    Student type:  

    Prospective 

    Amount:  

    Unspecified      

    Typical Deadline:  

    March 

    Contact:  

    http://www.roanokebar.com/scholarship.html 



     

    Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara  

    Eligibility:  

    Must have attended at least four of the six years between grades 7-12 and graduated at a Santa Barbara County school and enrolled in a full-time graduate program. 

    Student type:  

    Prospective / Current 

    Amount:  

    Varies     

    Typical Deadline:  

    January 

    Contact:  

    http://www.sbscholarship.org/students/loan_apply/index.html 



     

    Robert A. Shuker Scholarship Fund, Sponsor: Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck, Untereiner & Sauber LLP, 1801 K St NW, Suite 411-L, Washington DC 20006  

    Eligibility:  

    Attending full-time at an ABA accredited law school; legal resident of Greater Metropolitan Area of DC; demonstrate community service and financial need. 

    Student type:  

    Prospective / Current 

    Amount:  

    $5,000 - $7,500     

    Typical Deadline:  

    April 

    Contact:  

    http://www.shukerscholarship.com/application.html 




     

    Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship  

    Eligibility:  

    US Citizen in undergraduate or graduate programs – Essay required 

    Student type:  

    Prospective / Current 

    Amount:  

    $1000      

    Typical Deadline:  

    December & July 

    Contact:  

    http://www.gkscholarship.com/  



     

    Theodore Tannenwald, Jr. Foundation for Excellence in Tax Scholarship/Writing Competition  

    Eligibility:  

    The Competition is open to law students, undergraduate (J.D.) or graduate (L.L.M. or S.J.D.), enrolled full or part-time in a U.S. law school during the 2011-12 academic year; and (ii) other students enrolled during such academic year in a U.S. law school tax course as part of an MBA or other non-law degree program.  Papers on any federal or state tax-related topic may be submitted in accordance with the Competition Rules. 

    Student type:  

    Current 

    Amount:  

    $5000, $2500, $1500     

    Typical Deadline:  

    July 

    Contact:  

    http://www.tannenwald.org/competition/  



     

    William Clark Foster Scholarship  

    Eligibility:  

    1L graduate from a high school located in Hancock County, OH. 

    Student type:  

    Prospective 

    Amount:  

    Unspecified      

    Typical Deadline:  

    April  - Online scholarship applications will be available February 1st – April 1st 

    Contact:  

    http://community-foundation.com/2011/09/william-clark-foster-scholarship/ 



     

    Women in Defense - Horizons Foundation, c/o NDIA, 2111 Wilson Boulevard, Ste 400, Arlington, VA 22201-3061, Phone:703-247-2552  

    Eligibility:  

    Awarded to females enrolled full-time or part-time in an accredited university or college who demonstrate interest in pursuing a career related to national security or defense and have a minimum GPA of 3.25. 

    Student type:  

    Prospective / Current 

    Amount:  

    $500 

    Typical Deadline:  

    November for Spring semester; July for Fall semester  

    Contact:  

    http://wid.ndia.org/horizon/Pages/default.aspx 



     

    Equal Justice Works Summer Scholarship  

    Eligibility:

     

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    AAJ (American Association for Justice): Alia Herrera Memorial Scholarship  

    Eligibility:  

     

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