Outside Sources of Scholarships - Capital University Law School

Outside Sources of Scholarships

  • The Reeves Law Group Scholarship: The Reeves Law Group will award a $3000 scholarship to law students who can write a 750-1000 word essay or Prezi presentation giving a brief narrative of their life and that demonstrates a genuine desire to use the legal system to fix problems or improve conditions in society.  Applications must be completed by December 15th, 2016.  Go online for additional details. 

    The SGM Law Group Scholarship: The SGM Law Group awards a $1000 scholarship bi-annual to law students willing to write a 500-1000 word essay about living with leukemia or four different topics outlined on their website.  Applications are due December 15th, 2016.  Go online for additional details. 

    The John Foy & Associates Strong Arm Leukemia Scholarship: The John Foy & Associates awards a $1000 scholarship to law students willing to write a 500-1000 word essay about living with leukemia or witnessing a loved one battle leukemia.  Applications are due December 15th, 2016.  Go online for additional details.   

    The Grammy Foundation’s 19th Annual Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Competition: The Grammy Foundation provides a writing competition for students interested in entertainment law.  Applicants must write an article that is up to 3000 words and discusses a legal issue that is compelling to the music industry.  Applications are due January 4th, 2016 and the first place award is $5000.  Go online for additional details. 

    The Theofanis Public Defender Scholarship: The Law Offices of Robert Theofanis of Encino, California sponsors a $1000 scholarship to students who have completed an externship, internship, or clinic with a PD’s office in 2016.  Applicants must write a 1200 word essay on their experience.  Applications must be completed by January 15th, 2017. Go online for additional details. 

    The FDCC Foundation Barb Currie Diversity Scholarship: The Federation of Defense and Corporation Counsel offers a $5000 scholarship and a paid internship or clerkship to an FDCC law firm or company to law students will to write a 1000 word personal statement describing how you can contribute to FDC's core values of diversity and inclusion. Application are due December 30th, 2016. Go online for additional details. 

    The Horowitz, Horowitz & Associates Law School Scholarship: The Horowitz & Horowitz of Chicago offers a $2000 scholarship for law students with a 3.0 GPA or higher, and the ability to write an essay of at least 1500 words regarding laws covering large trucks and semi trailers in Illinois.  Applications are to be submitted no later than January 31st, 2016.  Go online for additional details. 

    The Pacific Legal Foundation Law Student Writing Competition: Pacific Legal Foundation’s essay competition awards $5000 for the best essay regarding the WOTUS rule in occupational licensing.  Applications are due January 9th, 2017. Go online for additional details. 

    The Thomas Crane !!! Disability and the Law Writing Competition: The Thomas Jefferson Law School of law sponsor a $1500 prize for the winner of this writing competition. Second place winners will receive $1000. Applicants must write a paper of no more then 35 pages about any topic related to disability law including but not limited to legal issues involving employment, government services, accommodations, education, housing and health care. Papers and the associated applications are due January 15th, 2017. Go online for additional details. 

    The Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Essay Competition: CMBA’s writing competition requires essays written about the ethical considerations for law firms when they publish law-related material written by outside attorneys on their websites or in social media.   Prizes are $1500 and $1000.  Applications must be completed by February 9th, 2017. Go online for additional details. 

    The Levin Firm Scholarship: The Levin Firm of (west) Philadelphia (born & raised) offers a $1000 scholarship to law students willing to write a 500 + word essay regarding what safety features could be added to automobiles in order to reduce the chance for injury when a crash occurs.  Applications must be completed by February 15th, 2017. Go online for additional details. 

    The Fredrickson & Byron Minority Scholarship: Fredrickson & Boyd, with office mostly in the upper-Midwest, offers a $15,000 scholarship to minority 1L students who submit their application with a writing sample from their legal writing course.  Applications must be completed by March 31st, 2017. Go online for additional details. 

    The Ronald D. Weiss Scholarship: Bankruptcy attorney Ronald D. Weiss of Long Island, NY awards a yearly scholarship for students willing to write an essay regarding the pros and cons of allowing student loan debt to be discharged in bankruptcy.  Applications are due May 5th, 2017.  Go online for additional details.

    The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law Annual Writing Competition: CLEL and ABASLEL co-sponsor a writing competition for students willing to write a 20-35 page essay about a topic of their choice relating to labor and employment law. First prize is a $3000 scholarship, with 2nd and 3rd place taking home $1000 and $500. Applications must be completed by June 15th, 2017. Go online for additional details.    

    The Ballard Law Group Scholarship: The Ballard Law Group of Atlanta awards a $1000 scholarship to law students willing to write a 500-1000 word essay about why more people are filing for bankruptcy protection around the United States.  Applications are due June 15th, 2017.  Go online for additional details. 

    The Wells Veterans Emergency Grant Program: Wells Fargo has emergency grant funds available for eligible veterans who are enrolled in a post secondary educational program, and have experience unexpected financial difficulties.  Grants of up to $1000 are available once for students who have emergency needs, such as rent, utilities, daycare, and medical expenses.  There is not a deadline for application, but funds for said grant may be exhausted.  Go online for additional details.