Outside Scholarships

Outside organizations often contact the Law School regarding scholarship opportunities for which Northwestern Law students may apply. These scholarships are administered and awarded by the outside organization and loan funding is reduced by the amount of the scholarship when students receive these awards. Please note that many of these organizations will change their deadlines, application materials, and application period. You should consult the organization’s website for the most up-to-date information.


Outside scholarships have been organized into four different categories and may be posted in more than one category:

  • Diversity Scholarships: These scholarships are open to diverse or underrepresented students such as students of color, students of a specific nationality, LGBTQ students, students with disabilities, etc. 
  • General Scholarships: These scholarships are open to anyone but may have specific writing prompts.
  • Location Specific Scholarships: These scholarships are awarded to students from a particular area or who attend law school in Illinois. 
  • Practice Area Scholarships: These scholarships are for students who plan to practice in a specific area or who have previous degrees in a specific field.

Diversity Scholarships

AG Bell: George H. Nofer Scholarship for Law and Public Policy Application forms and guidelines
The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell) is offering the George H. Nofer Scholarship for Law and Public Policy. Three scholarships of $5,000 each are available to full-time students with a moderately-severe to profound hearing loss who use listening and spoken language and who are attending an accredited law school.

American Association for Justice: Richard D. Hailey AAJ Law Student Scholarships | Application forms and guidelines
These scholarships are open to all incoming first-, second-, and third-year African American, Hispanic, Asian American, Native American, and Bi-Racial AAJ Law Student Members. Scholarships will be awarded to the applicants who best meet the criteria listed, but not limited to: 1. exhibit an interest and proficiency of skills in trial advocacy; 2. express a desire to represent victims; 3. demonstrate a commitment to AAJ and dedication to its mission through involvement in an AAJ student chapter and Minority Caucus activities; 4. show a financial need for the scholarship. Up to six $1,000 tuition assistance scholarships will be awarded.

Association on American Indian Affairs | Application forms and guidelines
In order to thrive, Native families and youth need to be healthy, have a good education, and be part of a strong and supportive community and culture. For 93 years, AAIA has been working to promote these goals and provide the critical elements that Native American Indian children and families need to live happy, healthy and productive lives.

Bohemian Lawyers Association of Chicago | Application forms and guidelines
The Bohemian Lawyers Association of Chicago awards scholarships to students in their second and third year of school. All persons of Czech, Moravian, Ruthenian, Silesian, or Slovak ancestry enrolled in an accredited law school in the greater Chicagoland area are eligible for a Bohemian Lawyers Association of Chicago (BLAC) annual $1,500 scholarship.

Buckfire & Buckfire, PC Law Student Diversity Scholarship | Application forms and guidelines 
The Diversity Scholarship is $2,000.00 and will be awarded to a student who is currently attending an accredited law school, who is either a member of an ethnic, racial, or other minority, or demonstrates commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career. 

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, INC | Application forms and guidelines
CHCI's scholarship opportunities are afforded to Latino students in the United States who have a history of performing public service-oriented activities in their communities and who demonstrate a desire to continue their civic engagement in the future. Students with excellent leadership potential are encouraged to apply.

DRI: The Voice of the Defense Bar | Application forms and guidelines
The Law Student Diversity Scholarship Program is open to second year minority and women law students. Two scholarships in the amount of $10,000 each are awarded annually. Applicants must demonstrate academic excellence and service to the profession, community, and to the cause of diversity.

DRK Attorneys Scholarship Application forms and guidelines
DRK Attorneys, a criminal defense firm in Pittsburgh, is offering a $1000 scholarship to someone who has suffered from mental illness. The attorneys at DRK have seen too many people that, when faced with the struggle and stigma of mental illness, feel that they have no option but to turn to crime to survive. They want to show as many people as possible that there is another way.

Diversity Scholarship Foundation | Application forms and guidelines
$3,000 and $5,000 scholarships are provided by the Diversity Scholarship Foundation. The application, requirements, and additional background information about the Foundation can be accessed at their website.

Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship for Law Students Application forms and guidelines
The Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship is part of Banner & Witcoff's commitment to fostering the development of intellectual property lawyers from diverse backgrounds. Current law students at accredited schools are eligibile to apply. Recipients will be selected on the basis of academic merit, communication skills, and commitment to intellectual property law, among other factors. Recipients will receive a $5,000 scholarship for the fall semester of their second or third year of law school.

DuPage Association of Women Lawyers: Judge Helen C. Kinney Scholarship Application forms and guidelines
The Judge Helen C. Kinney Scholarship is open to all first, second, and third year women law students who have a DuPage County connection and are enrolled in an accredited law school in Illinois. The Foundation anticipates awarding scholarships of at least $500 to one or more recipients. Applications are accepted from March 1 through April 15, and scholarships will be awarded in May.

Empowering Women in Law Scholarship | Application forms and guidelines
The Pearce Law Firm in Philadelphia is pleased to offer The Pearce Law Firm – Empowering Women in Law Scholarship. This scholarship opportunity is open to women nationwide who are currently attending a law school in the United States. This scholarship is intended to encourage and support outstanding achievement and leadership by example from women in the field of law.

Finlandia Foundation Application forms and guidelines
The Finlandia Foundation National Student Scholarships Program was established in the late 1950s. Today’s scholarships are available for full-time undergraduate and graduate students of all academic disciplines enrolled in accredited post-secondary schools in the United States and Finland. Candidates must have achieved sophomore or higher status prior to receiving the award and must have maintained a 3.0 GPA. Some of the criteria the FFN Scholarship Committee uses in evaluating applications are: financial need, course of study, and U.S./Finnish citizenship. Students studying subjects related to Finnish culture receive special consideration.

Hellenic Bar Association of Illinois | Application forms and guidelines
Scholarships awarded to students of Hellenic descent in amounts typically ranging from $1,000 to $2,500.

LSAC Diversity Committee Writing CompetitionApplication forms and guidelines
The LSAC Diversity Committe Writing Competition will award one student from each of three qualifying categories $5,000 for their writing piece on best practices for recruitment and retention of students of color and students from underrepresented groups in law schools.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Awareness Law School Scholarship | Application forms and guidelines
This scholarship was established to provide financial support to a law student whose life has been impacted by lymphoma or leukemia and is seeking to continue his or her education through law school. The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to an applicant who submits the required application and essay by the deadline.

Iranian American Bar Association | Application forms and guidelines
IABA issues one or more scholarships each year to law students in good standing enrolled in an accredited law school in the United States. IABA typically invites applications for its scholarship in the spring of each year and announces the award(s) during the ensuing summer. The scholarships are designed to recognize the commitment of law students to the advancement of the Iranian American community. The awards are aimed at helping those students who have no access to other external funding sources; accordingly, students who are receiving full funding for education from another organization are not eligible.

Japanese American Bar Association Educational Foundation | Application forms and guidelines
The Japanese American Bar Association Educational Foundation (JEF) was created in 2006 to facilitate the awarding of scholarships to deserving law students and/or recent law school graduates. Awards are given in honor of Justice John F. Aiso, Justice Stephen K. Tamura, and Judge Edward Y. Kakita, highly distinguished and pioneering Asian American judges, and through the Lim, Ruger & Kim Foundation.

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago’s Academic Scholarship Program | Application forms and guidelines
Educational scholarship funds from grants administered by the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago are available for Jewish college and graduate students. More than $500,000 each year is available for full-time students, predominantly those legally domiciled in the metropolitan Chicago area, who are identified as having promise for significant contributions in their chosen careers. Assistance is available primarily for those in need who are pursuing careers in the helping professions, including law. 

Katz & Phillips Ashley Rose Honorary Diabetes Law Student Scholarship Application forms and guidelines
Katz & Phillips is proud to support future lawyers with the launch of their first-ever Diabetes Law Student Scholarship Award, named in honor of founding partner David Katz’s daughter Ashley Rose Katz who was diagnosed with diabetes at 18 months of age, presented to one high-achieving, bright student intending to pursue a career in law in the United States.

Katz & Phillips Single-Parent Scholarship | Application forms and guidelines
Katz & Phillips is proud to support future lawyers with the launch of their first-ever Single-Parent Scholarship, awarded to one high-achieving, bright student intending to pursue a career in law who is also a single parent. 

Lionel Murphy Foundation: Postgraduate Scholarships Application forms and guidelines
A number of Australian and overseas postgraduate scholarships are awarded annually by the Trustees of the Lionel Murphy Foundation. These scholarships are known as the Lionel Murphy Postgraduate Scholarships. The number of scholarships awarded each year, and the method of payment, is determined by the Trustees in their absolute discretion. The scholarships are tenable at any Australian or overseas tertiary institution for one year only and are currently valued at $A40,000 each per annum.

Marine Appreciation Law School Scholarship Application forms and guidelines
With the cost of rising tuitions, the Open Tax Resolution Law Student scholarship has been started as a way to contribute to the families who have sacrificed so much in order to allow their loved ones to serve and protect our country through their military service. The scholarship was established to provide financial support to a law student whose life has been impacted by a family member serving in the Marine Corps and who is seeking to continue their education through law school. 

Meinhart Smith & Manning PLLC Scholarship Application forms and guidelines
To support the pursuit of excellence in malpractice and personal injury law, a local law firm created the Meinhart Smith & Manning PLLC Scholarship. This scholarship will help a student who encountered malpractice, injury, or accident, either personally or through the aftermath of death or injury suffered by a family member or friend, as she or he pursues a higher education. The $1,000 scholarship will partially defray first-year expenses for a student who has been accepted into an accredited four year university or law school in Kentucky or anywhere in the United States for enrollment in the fall of 2015.

The Michigan Auto Law Diversity Scholarship | Application forms and guidelines
A scholarship of $2,000 will be awarded to a law student who contributes to the diversity of the law school student body as they pursue their legal career. The scholarship program is open to students currently in their first or second year of law school and the recipient must be a member of an ethnic or racial minority or demonstrate a defined commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career.

Minority Corporate Counsel Association: Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship Program | Application forms and guidelines
The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) is excited to announce the establishment of the Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship Program. Successful applicants to the scholarship program, who are reviewed by its Selection Committee, will be outstanding individuals who have been accepted to an accredited U.S. law school, and have demonstrated leadership and an interest in and commitment to diversity. While it is anticipated that many of the recipients will be students of color, the program is open to non-minorities as well. Students from disadvantaged backgrounds, who have had to overcome significant obstacles, or may be among the first in their family to graduate college will be given special consideration. LMJ Fellowships will provide students with $10,000 a year for three years. 

NAACP Application forms and guidelines
Each year the NAACP, through generous donations, is able to provide scholarships to outstanding students. It is the duty of their dedicated Scholarship Committee to determine the most outstanding individuals to receive these awards. 

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Foundation Scholarships Application forms and guidelines
The NAPABA Law Foundation Scholarships are awarded each fall to law students who demonstrate a commitment to serve or contribute to the Asian Pacific American community as future leaders. Award amounts vary.

National Bar Institute: African American Law Student Fellowship Program | Application forms and guidelines
The African American Law Student Fellowship Program, a project of the Institute, was developed to assist law students who are completing professional law degrees, a field where African-American participation has traditionally been low. The NBI awards law student fellowships annually to (a maximum of) three law students. To be eligible, a law student must have been, among other things, carrying a full time class load at a U.S. law school; be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident; have at least two consecutive years of full time law student experience; and intend to return to the Black community to practice law once legal training is completed. Fellowships range from $1,000 to $10,000 depending on the availability of funds, with $2,500 being the generally recommended amount.

National Hispanic Scholarship Fund | Application forms and guidelines
As the nation’s largest provider of college financial aid to Latino students, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund offers a diverse range of scholarship programs, including Gates Millennium Scholars. 

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans | Application forms and guidelines
Thirty Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans will be awarded in March 2015 on the basis of a single national competition. Each fellowship supports up to two years of graduate study in any field and in any advanced degree granting program in the United States. To be eligible you must be a New American, not yet 31 years old, hold a bachelors degree, and not yet beyond your second year of study.

The Point Foundation | Application forms and guidelines
The application process is open to all LGBT students nationwide and a Point Scholarship covers tuition, books, supplies, room and board, transportation, and living expenses, and is set up with the individual college to meet the needs of the Point Scholar. In exchange, all Point Scholars agree to maintain a high level of academic performance and give back to the LGBT community through the completion of an individual community service project. 

Puerto Rican Bar Association of Illinois | Application forms and guidelines
The Puerto Rican Bar Association of Illinois awards scholarships to students who have financial need and/or who have demonstrated a commitment to the advancement of the Hispanic community.

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers Single Mother Scholarship | Application forms and guidelines
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers believes in the empowerment of single mothers through education. Education has the power to open doors for single mothers and even their children. Having a degree or certification can enable a woman to expand her lifetime earning potential, increase her gross income, and provide her with better job opportunities. Rosenfeld wants to expand opportunities for single mothers who are going back to school by offering two $1,000 scholarships, one awarded to a single mother enrolled in an accredited law school.

Terry Eaton Attorney at Law Scholarship Application forms and guidelines
This diversity scholarship is a great opportunity for African American and Hispanic students from single-mother homes who are committed to pursuing a quality education and who have a demonstrated ability for overcoming adversity and challenges related to their backgrounds. This one-time $500 scholarship is open to undergraduate students hoping to attend law school and law school students.

The Tix Team 2014 Law Scholarship for Veterans | Application forms and guidelines
The Tix Team is proud to support future lawyers with the launch of their first-ever Law Scholarship for Veterans, awarded to one high-achieving, bright student intending to pursue a career in law within the United States.

Warner Norcross & Judd Minority Scholarship Program | Application forms and guidelines
Warner Norcross & Judd sponsors an annual Minority Scholarship Program that awards $5,000 to a law school student, $2,000 to a paralegal/legal assistant student, and $1,000 to a legal secretarial student. Candidates for the law school scholarship must be accepted to or attending a Michigan law school or be a Michigan resident attending an accredited law school in the United States. Winners will be selected by the Grand Rapids Community Foundation.

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General Scholarships 

Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants Scholarship | Application forms and guidelines
Abbott & Fenner is committed to continuing their efforts at helping those who have the desire and ambition to succeed. The scholarship is available to any students registered in any accredited post secondary institution.

Aspiring Attorney Aid Scholarship by Kraut Law Group | Application forms and guidelines
Kraut Law Group is offering a $500 scholarship to a student of need seeking a law oriented degree.

Avvo Law Student Scholarship | Application forms and guidelines
This year marks the first annual Avvo Scholars Circle and Scholarship Program. Avvo has created this program to help inspire future generations of lawyers to innovate and impact change in the industry and local communities.

The Baumgartner Law Student Scholarship | Application forms and guidelines
The Baumgartner Law Firm is offering a scholarship for current or incoming law students based on need and commitment to helping others. One student will receive a $3,000 scholarship. 

Boling Rice, LLC Scholarship | Application forms and guidelines
The Atlanta law firm of Boling Rice, LLC is offering a $1,000 yearly scholarship to help students meet their financial needs.

F.C. Tucker Scholarship | Application forms and guidelines 
The F.C. Tucker scholarship is a $1500 award to the student who best demonstrates the values and principles that we consider crucial to running a successful business. In order to win the scholarship, students will have to demonstrate their personal values through an essay and attached personal statement. While students who have a history of active involvement in leadership positions or the community will be at an advantage, all eligible students are encouraged to apply. The winner will be chosen based on the quality of their personal essay and the character reflected in their personal statement.

Farzad Family Law Scholarship Application forms and guidelines
Farzad Family Law is offering an annual scholarship to all law and pre-law students. This scholarship is merit based and the winning applicant will receive $3,000 towards their costs of education.

FASPE | Application forms and guidelines
Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE), in collaboration with The Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, is now accepting applications for a fellowship that uses the conduct of lawyers and judges during the Holocaust and in Nazi Germany as a launching point for an intensive two-week summer program on contemporary legal ethics. Fellowships include an all-expenses-paid trip from New York to Berlin, Krakow, and Oświęcim (Auschwitz) where students work with leading faculty to explore both legal history and the ethical issues facing practicing attorneys today. All program costs, including international and European travel, lodging, and food, are covered. 

Fisher & Talwar Legal Inspiration Scholarship | Application forms and guidelines
The Fisher & Talwar Legal Inspiration Scholarship is available to students currently pursuing or plan on pursuing a career in law, available to students who are pre-legal, paralegal studies, or working towards their Juris Doctorate in any concentration of law.

Hardy Wolf & Downing Scholarship Award | Application forms and guidelines
Hardy Wolf & Downing is pleased to provide a unique scholarship opportunity to students who wish to attain college and graduate level education in the field of law. 

Ladah Law Firm Injury Scholarship | Application forms and guidelines
Ladah Law Firm is pleased to offer their Injury Scholarship for the 2015 school year. This scholarship is a one time award of $2,000 and will be presented in the fall semester of 2015.

The Levin Firm Scholarship Application forms and guidelines
The Levin Firm values education and helping those in need. They also understand that school can be a significant expense and know how hard it can be for students and their families to make ends meet. In an effort to make things a little easier for students and their families, they are pleased to offer two yearly $1,000 scholarships to individuals who are currently attending or planning on attending college or graduate school in the near future.

The Roothbert Fund, INC | Application forms and guidelines
The Roothbert Fund was created in 1958 by Albert and Toni Roothbert to help men and women in need of financial aid to further their education. The principal focus of The Fund is its Scholarship Program, through which it makes grants for undergraduate or graduate study at accredited colleges or universities. Scholarships may only be applied to study at an accredited institution based in the United States. The Fund seeks candidates who are "motivated by spiritual values," and works to foster fellowship among them.

Russell & Lazarus Safety Scholarship | Application forms and guidelines
This $2,000 safety scholarship will be awarded to a law student submitting the best 750+ word essay on "How Lawyers Make the World a Safer Place." The sum will be awarded in March 2015.

Steinger, Iscoe & Greene Law Scholarship for Child Advocates | Application forms and guidelines
The law firm of Steinger, Iscoe & Greene dedicates a large part of their practice to helping families who have faced child abuse in any form. They know that many future lawyers also hope to champion this cause, and they are pleased to offer a semi-annual $1,000 scholarship for a child advocate or abuse survivor seeking a law degree. 

Stewart J. Guss Scholarship Application forms and guidelines
Attorney Stewart Guss appreciates the value of education as well as the ever increasing costs of obtaining one. This yearly scholarship of $1000 is designed to alleviate some of the financial pressure on present and future students with the desire and potential to succeed. 

Vision Zero Auto Awareness Law School Scholarship Application forms and guidelines
1,000 scholarship will be awarded to an applicant exclusively for law school tuition and related expenses. Scholarship will be awarded to a first or second year law student, or entering law school in the Fall of 2015. 

Yanez & Associates Family Law Scholarship Program Application forms and guidelines
This essay contest is open to all current law students and prospective law students awaiting admission. There will be two winners. First place: $2,000 and second place: $1,000. 

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Location Specific Scholarships

Alabama Law Foundation | Application forms and guidelines
The Alabama Law Foundation offers three scholarship for academically outstanding Alabama law students. They are the Cabaniss, Johnston Scholarship, the William verbon Black Scholarship, and the Justice Janie L. Shores Scholarship.

Berks County Community Foundation: The Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship | Application forms and guidelines
This $3,000 Scholarship is limited to Berks County, PA residents entering their second year of law school. The purpose of the fund is to provide scholarships to deserving Berks County residents entering their second year at an accredited law school, who demonstrate financial need, without discrimination to color, race, national origin, or religion. No descendants of Leonard Quittner or M. Robert Ullman may be scholarship recipients. 

Chicago Bar Foundation: Abraham Lincoln Marovitz Public Interest Law Scholarship | Application forms and guidelines
The CBF's Marovitz Scholarship is intended to support a needy law student who is deeply committed to public interest work so that upon graduation financial need will not prevent the student from pursuing a public interest legal career. The Scholarship provides funds for needy public interest-minded students so they may complete law school with as little debt as possible.

The CBF will award the scholarship annually to one student attending one of the nine Illinois law schools (Chicago-Kent, DePaul, John Marshall, Loyola, Northern Illinois University, Northwestern, Southern Illinois, University of Chicago, and University of Illinois). These funds, payable over a three-year period, will enable an incoming student who intends to pursue a career in public interest law to have a significant portion of his or her tuition and related expenses covered by Scholarship funding. Contingent on the recipient's continued compliance with the terms of the Scholarship, the student will receive $5,000 in the first year of law school, $10,000 in the second year, and $15,000 in the third year. 

Coles-Cumberland Bar Association Scholarship Application forms and guidelines
This scholarship was established to recognize and assist law students who have a close connection to Coles County and/or Cumberland County in Illinois. Those recognized will be selected based on academic and extracurricular achievements, background, and financial need, in addition to their connection to the Coles-Cumberland community. Applicants should be enrolled at an accredited law school during the upcoming academic year. The Bar Association anticipates awarding at least one scholarship for $1,000.

Darleen J. and Robert L. Walker Scholarship Fund | Application forms and guidelines
The Darleen J. and Robert L. Walker Scholarship Fund is established to provide financial assistance to students studying law or about to enter law school in Illinois or the areas of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, or St. Louis, Missouri. While scholarships are open to all, strong preference is given to applicants who are Masons, who come from Masonic families or are former residents of the Masonic Children's Home in LaGrange, IL. Contact info@walkerscholarship.org with further questions.

DuPage Association of Women Lawyers: Judge Helen C. Kinney Scholarship Application forms and guidelines
The Judge Helen C. Kinney Scholarship is open to all first, second, and third year women law students who have a DuPage County connection and are enrolled in an accredited law school in Illinois. The Foundation anticipates awarding scholarships of at least $500 to one or more recipients. Applications are accepted from March 1 through April 15, and scholarships will be awarded in May.

Harry A Blackmun Scholarship
Recipients of the Harry A Blackmun Scholarship will be chosen based on several factors, including academic achievement, financial need, and potential for making a contribution to society and the legal profession. Preference will be given to applicants with a significant tie to Justice Blackmun's home state of Minnesota. Award amounts are variable. For further information, contact jak@mcdgr.com.

Honorable Timothy C. Evans Scholarship | Application forms and guidelines
Students currently enrolled in an accredited Illinois law school who are living in the Northern District, Eastern Division of Illinois are eligible for the Honorable Timothy C. Evans Scholarship, named for the chief judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County and sponsored by the Northwest Suburban Bar Association Foundation. Factors including scholastic achievement, involvement in school, and financial need will be considered in awarding the scholarship.

Illinois Government Bar Association | Application forms and guidelines
The Illinois Government Bar Association will award a $1,000 scholarship to a qualifying Illinois law student. The scholarship is open to current law students who intend to pursue a career in government in Illinois and who have had a job or internship in Illinois in the public sector.

South Suburban Bar Association Henry A. Gentile Memorial Scholarship Application forms and guidelines
The South Suburban Bar Association has a $1,500 scholarship available to students meeting the criteria set by the Association.  

Thomas F. Black, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Application forms and guidelines
The Rhode Island Bar Foundation awards the Thomas F. Black, Jr. Memorial Scholarship to Rhode Island residents entering their first year of law school in the fall. Recipients are determined based on financial need, academic performance, community service, and contacts with the state of Rhode Island. A scholarship committee determines the amount and number of awards to be made each year. For further information, contact gcaldwell@ribar.com.

Warner Norcross & Judd Minority Scholarship Program | Application forms and guidelines
Warner Norcross & Judd sponsors an annual Minority Scholarship Program that awards $5,000 to a law school student, $2,000 to a paralegal/legal assistant student, and $1,000 to a legal secretarial student. Candidates for the law school scholarship must be accepted to or attending a Michigan law school or be a Michigan resident attending an accredited law school in the United States. Winners will be selected by the Grand Rapids Community Foundation.

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Practice Area Scholarships 

American Association for Justice: Mike Eidson Scholarship Application forms and guidelines
The Mike Eidson Scholarship awards $5,000 annually to a female student entering her third year of law school who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a trial lawyer, along with dedication to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution, and to the concept of a fair trial, the adversary system, and a just result for the injured, the accused, and those whose rights are jeopardized.

American Association for Justice: Trial Advocacy Scholarship | Application forms and guidelines
The Trial Advocacy Scholarship is open to all AAJ Law Student Members who are entering their second and third year of law school. This $3,000 scholarship is awarded to the applicant who best demonstrates the following: commitment to AAJ and its mission, a desire to represent victims, interest and skill in trial advocacy, and financial need.

American Intellectual Property Law Education Foundation: The Sidney B. Williams, Jr. Intellectual Property Law Scholarships | Application forms and guidelines
The Foundation awards $10,000 scholarships for minority scholars as well as arranging internships and mentorships to assist under-represented minority law school students entering intellectual property law.

American Society of International Law: Arthur C. Helton Fellowship Program | Application forms and guidelines
Established in honor of Arthur C. Helton's remarkable career advocating for refugees and his many contributions to international law, this program will assist students and young lawyers in need of modest sums, up to $1,000, to pursue their first opportunities to engage in human rights work and research.

Appelman Law Firm Criminal Defense Law Scholarship | Application forms and guidelines
The recipient of the Appelman Law Firm Criminal Defense Law Scholarship will receive $1,000 towards their tuition. Applicants must be pursuing a JD and have experience with the criminal justice system. Application materials should be emailed to ryan@aacriminallaw.com

ASECA Scholarship | Application forms and guidelines
The Association of Securities and Exchange Commission Alumni (ASECA) will award a $5,000 scholarship to a second or third year law student at Northwestern University School of law who has demonstrated an interest in seeking employment with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. The scholarship may be split between several students.

The scholarship award will be based on academic performance, demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills, extra-curricular activities, and interest in SEC employment. Interest in SEC employment may be evidenced in many ways, including enrollment in securities regulation classes, participation in the SEC summer honors program, employment as an intern at the SEC, or scholarly research in the securities regulation area.

The Attorney-CPA Foundation Scholarship | Application forms and guidelines
This scholarship is open to all law students who will be entering their third year of law school and who have obtained a CPA certificate. Applicants will be evaluated based upon their academic performance, leadership in school and community, and need for assistance in completing their studies. The Foundation will award 14 scholarships in amounts ranging from $250 to $1,000.

Brown PC National Business Law Scholarship | Application forms and guidelines
The Emerging Business Group at Brown PC is now accepting applications for the firm's National Business Law Scholarship, a $500 stipend which will be awarded to a second or third year US law student with a demonstrated interest in business law. The award will be paid directly to the student, and can be used for any expenses related to legal education, including but not limited to tuition, room, board, books, bar review courses, or commuting expenses.

Brown PC National Criminal Law Scholarship | Application forms and guidelines
The White Collar Defense Group at Brown PC is now accepting applications for the firm's National Criminal Law Scholarship, a $500 stipend which will be awarded to a second or third year US law student with a demonstrated interest in criminal law. The award will be paid directly to the student, and can be used for any expenses related to legal education, including but not limited to tuition, room, board, books, bar review courses, or commuting expenses.

Brown PC National Intellectual Property Law Scholarship Application forms and guidelines
The Intellectual Property Group at Brown PC is now accepting applications for the firm's National Intellectual Property Law Scholarship, a $500 stipend which will be awarded to a second or third year US law student with a demonstrated interest in intellectual property law. The award will be paid directly to the student, and can be used for any expenses related to legal education, including but not limited to tuition, room, board, books, bar review courses, or commuting expenses.

Brown PC National Tax Law Scholarship | Application forms and guidelines
The Tax Practice Group at Brown PC is now accepting applications for the firm’s National Tax Scholarship, a $500 stipend which will be awarded to a second or third year US law student with a demonstrated interest in tax law. The award will be paid directly to the student, and can be used for any expenses related to legal education, including but not limited to tuition, room, board, books, bar review courses, or commuting expenses.

Chicago Bar Foundation: Abraham Lincoln Marovitz Public Interest Law Scholarship | Application forms and guidelines
The CBF's Marovitz Scholarship is intended to support a needy law student who is deeply committed to public interest work so that upon graduation financial need will not prevent the student from pursuing a public interest legal career. The Scholarship provides funds for needy public interest-minded students so they may complete law school with as little debt as possible.

The CBF will award the scholarship annually to one student attending one of the nine Illinois law schools (Chicago-Kent, DePaul, John Marshall, Loyola, Northern Illinois University, Northwestern, Southern Illinois, University of Chicago, and University of Illinois). These funds, payable over a three-year period, will enable an incoming student who intends to pursue a career in public interest law to have a significant portion of his or her tuition and related expenses covered by Scholarship funding. Contingent on the recipient's continued compliance with the terms of the Scholarship, the student will receive $5,000 in the first year of law school, $10,000 in the second year, and $15,000 in the third year. 

Davis Levin Livingston Scholarship Application forms and guidelines
The Honolulu law firm of Davis Levin Livingston has announced their second Public Interest Law Scholarship. The scholarship intends to support law students intending to pursue public interest law and add to the ranks of motivated young attorneys willing to consider a career as a public interest lawyer. The firm awarded two $3,000 scholarships in 2014 after finding two extremely worth applicants.

Davis-Putter Scholarship | Application forms and guidelines
The first and most important qualification for a Davis-Putter Scholarship is active participation in struggles for civil rights, economic justice, international solidarity or other progressive issues. The applicant's financial need and ability to perform academically are evaluated. Davis-Putter scholars are both graduate and undergraduate students and must be enrolled in an accredited school and receiving college credit for the time period covered by their grant.  The maximum grant is $6,000 and may be considerably smaller depending on the applicant's circumstances and the amount of funding available.

Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship Application forms and guidelines
The Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship is part of Banner & Witcoff's commitment to fostering the development of intellectual property lawyers from diverse backgrounds. Current law students at accredited schools are eligibile to apply. Recipients will be selected on academic merit, communication skills, and commitment to intellectual property law, among other factors. Recipients will receive a $5,000 scholarship for the fall semester of their second or third year of law school.

Foundation for Community Association Research: Byron Hanke Fellowship | Application forms and guidelines
The Byron Hanke Fellowship is available to graduate students working on topics related to community associations. Community associations govern common-interest communities of any kind: condominiums, cooperatives, townhouse developments, planned unit developments, and other developments where homeowners support an association with mandatory financial assessments, and are subject to use and aesthetic restrictions. The Hanke Fellowship stipends range from $2,000-$4,000. The Foundation Executive Committee maintains the right to determine the amount of the stipend. Fellows are expected to prepare a research paper on community associations. 

The Future Leaders Scholarship | Application forms and guidelines
The Brett Murphy Law Firm offers a $2,000 annual scholarship to JD students interested in personal injury law. The Future Leaders Scholarship is awarded by the Brett Murphy Law Firm on the basis of academic achievement as well as interest in personal injury law.

Humane Studies Fellowships | Application forms and guidelines
The Institute for Humane Studies awards scholarships up to $12,000 for undergraduate or graduate study in the United States or abroad. The Humane Studies Fellowships, begun in 1983 as the Claude R. Lambe Fellowships, are awarded by IHS to support the work of outstanding students who are interested in exploring the principles, practices, and institutions necessary for a free society through their academic work.

Juvenile Justice Law School Scholarship Application forms and guidelines
Tiftickjian Law Firm is offering the $1,000 Juvenile Justice Scholarship to encourage and assist students with attending law school with an interest in juvenile justice, as well as raise awareness of the issue of prison sentences and reduced rights for minors that place youths on an institutionalized path towards spending a large part of their life in the criminal justice system.

Ladas Memorial Award: International Trademark Association | Application Deadline
The competition is open to all students, practitioners, and academics interested in trademarks and trademark law. To be eligible to compete in the student category, authors must be enrolled as either full- or part-time law or graduate students. For students outside of the United States, university enrollment is acceptable. To be eligible to compete in the professional category, authors may be legal practitioners, business professionals or academics. No restrictions, such as level of experience or years in practice, apply.

Mark T. Banner Scholarship | Application forms and guidelines
The Richard Linn American Inn of Court offers the Mark T. Banner Scholarship to foster the development of intellectual property lawyers of high ethics, civility, and professionalism, and especially those from diverse backgrounds. The scholarship is open to current first- and second-year students. The scholarship award is $5,000.

Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund: Law School Scholarship | Application forms and guidelines
The MALDEF Law School Scholarship offers financial assistance to qualified individuals in pursuit of higher education. Each year, MALDEF awards numerous law school scholarships to deserving students entering their first, second, or third year of law school. Scholarships range up to $7,000 per individual. The MALDEF scholarships will be awarded to candidates who have outstanding academic records, including participation and leadership in extracurricular activities.

Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies Application forms and guidelines
Major League baseball players are honoring the life of former MLBPA Executive Director Michael Weiner through the creation of the Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies. Awarded by the Major League Baseball Players Trust, this scholarship seeks to recognize and support the efforts of graduate and/or law school students dedicated to improving the lives of workers. 

RHDT Equity and Inclusion Scholarship | Application forms and guidelines
Established in 2014, The Rukin Hyland Doria & Tindall (RHDT) Equity and Inclusion Scholarship is awarded annually to a 2nd-year law student who presents solid academic credentials, personal achievement outside the school environment, significant participation in community service, and an interest in employment law. This program is designed to increase the participation of underrepresented groups in the bar, including law students who are economically disadvantaged. 

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