Outside Scholarships

Occasionally, outside organizations contact the Law School regarding scholarship opportunities (listed below) 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.

ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship
Application Deadline: March 1
Application forms and guidelines

The ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund will award $5,000 of financial assistance annually to each scholarship recipient attending an ABA-accredited law school. An award made to an entering first-year student may be renewable for two additional years, resulting in financial assistance totaling $15,000 during his or her time in law school.

American Intellectual Property Law Education Foundation - The Sidney B. Williams, Jr. Intellectual Property Law Scholarships
Application forms and guidelines

The Foundation is awarding $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 Association for Justice - Richard D. Hailey AAJ Law Student Scholarships
Application Deadline: April or May 30
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.

American Society of International Law - Arthur C. Helton Fellowship Program
Application Deadline: February 15
Application forms and guidelines

Application instructions and eligibility guidelines for the Arthur C. Helton Fellowship Program are now available on the web site of The American Society of International Law. 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 $1000) to pursue their first opportunities to engage in human rights work and research. The application deadline is February 15, 2008 and awards will be made by March 24, 2008. Only the first 50 completed applications submitted by the deadline will be considered for review and applicants may begin submitting applications begin, Monday, October 15, 2007. Please send all questions to fellowship@asil.org.

Appelman Law Firm Criminal Defense Law Scholarship
Application Deadline: May
Application forms and guidelines

The receipient 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 Deadline: Novemer 12

The Association of Securities and Exchange Commission Alumni (ASECA) will award a $5000 scholarship in the academic year 2012-2013 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.

Initial screening of scholarship applicants will be conducted by a committee of Northwestern Law School faculty members chaired by Professor David S. Ruder, a former chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Final selection of the award recipient or recipients will be made by ASECA.

Students applying for the scholarship should submit a letter of transmittal, a personal statement, and a resume to Professor Ruder at d-uder@law.northwestern.edu with a copy to m-martinez@law.northwestern.edu. The personal statement should set forth the applicant’s reasons for being interested in employment at the SEC, and discuss each of the criteria contained in the second paragraph of this communication. The application for the ASECA Scholarship should be sent by email to Professor Ruder by November 12, 2012.  Interviews of the scholarship finalists will be held during the weeks of November 12 and 19, 2012.

The Attorney-CPA Foundation Scholarships
Application Deadline: April 15
Application forms and guidelines

This scholarship is open to all law students who will be entering their third year of law school 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. Scholarship applications should be post-marked by April 15. The recipients will be selected in July. The forms may be found online at the Attorney-CPA Foundation Scholarships page. The Foundation will award 14 scholarships in amounts ranging from $250 to $1,000. If you have questions, please call the Attorney-CPA Foundation at 888-288-9272.

Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship for Law Students
Application Deadline: January
Application forms and guidelines

The Donald T. 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.

Mark T. Banner Scholarship
Application Deadline: December
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.

Berks County Community Foundation - The Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship
Application Deadline: April 1
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. To be considered for this scholarship, complete and submit the form below electronically between January 15th and April 1.

Thomas F. Black, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadline: March
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. Receipients 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.

Harry A Blackmun Scholarship
Application Deadline: June 1

Recipients 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.

Bohemian Lawyers Association of Chicago
Application Deadline: March
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.

Chicago Bar Foundation - Abraham Lincoln Marovitz Public Interest Law Scholarship
Application Deadline: April /May 15
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. (The payment schedule may be modified for part-time students).

Coles-Cumberland Bar Association Scholarship
Application Deadline: February
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.

Davis-Putter Scholarship
Application Deadline: April 1
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. Completed applications must be postmarked by April 1 and will include a short personal statement, transcripts, letters of support from two people able to evaluate the applicant's current political work, an official financial statement (i.e., FAFSA or SAR), and a passport-like photograph suitable for reproduction. The maximum grant is $6,000 and may be considerably smaller depending on the applicant's circumstances and the amount of funding available.

Diversity Scholarship Foundation
Application Deadline: July 15
$3,000 and $5,000 scholarships provided by the Diversity Scholarship Foundation. The application, requirements, and additional background information about the Foundation can be accessed at their website

DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar
Application Deadline: May
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.

DuPage Association of Women Lawyers - Judge Helen C. Kinney Scholarship
Application Deadline: April 15
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.

Honorable Timothy C. Evans Scholarship
Application Deadline: March
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.

FASPE Fellowships
Application Deadline: early January
Application forms and guidelines

The Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics Program is open to graduate and professional students with a journalism background. Fellowships include an all-expense paid trip from New York to Europe in late May, where recipients will explore journalism history and the ethical issues facing work journalists today. All program costs are covered. 

The Federal Circuit Bar Association - Howard T. Markey Memorial Scholarship & Helen W. Nies Scholarship
Application Deadline: April /May 30
Application forms and guidelines

An award of $10,000, in memory of Howard T. Markey and an award of $10,000, in memory of Helen W. Nies, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit will be given by the Federal Circuit Bar Association to a law student showing financial need, demonstrated academic promise, and service, either in undergraduate studies or in law school.

The Helen W. Nies Award considerations include: (a) encouraging the participation of women lawyers in the legal profession, (b) recognizing the contributions of women lawyers to society in general, (c) highlighting academic excellence, (d) assessing need, and (e) advancing interest in women law students in intellectual property.

Selection for the awards will be based primarily on a written submission of no more than one page setting out the applicant’s financial need, any interests in particular areas of the law, and any qualifications for the awards considered relevant by the applicant.

Finlandia Foundation
Application Deadline: February
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.

Food and Drug Law Institute - H. Thomas Austern Memorial Writing Competitions
Application Deadline: June
Application forms and guidelines

The Food and Drug Law Institute is committed to providing high quality education and a neutral forum for the generation of ideas and discussion of law and public policy for its legal, policy and regulatory communities. The Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI) sponsors the Writing Competitions to encourage law students interested in the areas of law that affect foods, drugs, devices, cosmetics, and biologics. Winning papers will be considered for publication in the Food and Drug Law Journal. There are two competitions?one for papers with a maximum of 40 pages, and one for papers between 41 and 100 pages. Papers longer than 100 pages will not be accepted. Two prizes will be awarded for each of the two competitions ranging from $1000 - $1500.

Foundation for Community Association Research - Byron Hanke Fellowship
Application Deadline: Open
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. For more information, contact the Foundation at (888) 224-4321 or foundation@caionline.org.

The Future Leaders Scholarship
Application Deadline: July
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.

Hellenic Bar Association of Illinois
Application Deadline: early October
Application forms and guidelines

Scholarships awarded to students of Hellenic descent in amounts typically ranging from $1,000 to $2,500.

Human Studies Fellowships
Application Deadline: December 30
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.

Illinois Government Bar Association
Application Deadline: April
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 by June 2014.

Illinois Judges Foundation - Harold Sullivan Scholarship
Application Deadline: January
Application forms and guidelines

The Illinois Judges Foundation will award the Harold Sullivan Scholarship to first- and second-year students attending an Illinois law school who also graduated from an Illinois high school. The scholarship will range from $1,000 to $5,000.

Iranian American Bar Association
Application Deadline: March 31
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. For 2014, IABA is offering a general scholarship and a scholarship for a student specifically interested in intellectual property law. IABA typically invites applications for its scholarship in the spring of each year and announces the award(s) during the ensuing summer. The grantees are selected by the Scholarship Committee. The award amount varies depending on the organization's financial resources, but IABA has for several years now always set aside funds in an amount at least $2,000 annually to fund the scholarship program. 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 Deadline: early January (postmarked)
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 Academic Scholarship Program
Application Deadline: February
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. Please see their site for further application criteria.

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.

Lionel Murphy Foundation - Postgraduate Scholarships
Application Deadline: September
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. Applicants must be Australian citizens, or permanent residents who have been granted permanent residency by 31 October of the year prior to this application AND in the case of permanent residents, have lived in Australia continuously for the previous 12 months.

Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund - Law School Scholarship
Application Deadline: August
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.

The Michigan Auto Law Diversity Scholarship
Application Deadline: April 1
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 Deadline: June
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. Other exciting components of the LMJ Scholarship Program include providing prominent members of the legal community as mentors, and MCCA's support in locating first-year, summer legal employment at a leading corporate law department. As a result, LMJ Fellows will make excellent candidates for future employment, and will be well equipped to meet the high expectations of the practicing legal community. In addition, several students (LMJ Scholars) will receive a one-time award of $10,000 to assist with their first-year expenses.

Mongolia Society - Dr. Gombojab Hangin Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadline: January
Application forms and guidelines

The scholarship is to be given to a student of Mongolian heritage, defined as an individual of Mongolian ethnic orgin, who has permanent residency in Mongolia, the People's Republic of China, or the former Soviet Union to pursue studies in the United States of America. The award will be made through competitive application. The amount of the award may be up to US $2,400.00.

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Foundation Scholarships
Application Deadline: early September
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 - NBI African American Law Student Fellowship Program
Application Deadline: May
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.

The Point Foundation
Application Deadline: February
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. Each Point Scholar makes a personal investment in their own future by either working while studying or acquiring debt to help finance their education.

Puerto Rican Bar Association of Illinois
Application Deadline: September
Application forms and guidelines

The Puerto Rican Bar Association of Illinois has a scholarship opportunity to qualified current law students. The Foundation awards scholarships to students who have financial need and/or who have demonstrated a commitment to the advancement of the Hispanic community.

Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund/LatinoJustice(PRLDEF)
Application Deadline: February 28
Application forms and guidelines

All Latino students attending law school in the United States (including Puerto Rico) are eligible to apply. PRBA selects recipients based on financial need and academic promise. Scholarship recipients will be contacted directly by the PRBA. All applicants must be a first or second year student (1L, 2L) in a JD degree program at an American Bar Association (ABA) approved law school.

Serbian Bar Association of America
Application Deadline: October 1
Application forms and guidelines

All persons of Serbian birth, ancestry or connubial relationship who are enrolled in an accredited law school in any state of the United States of America are eligible for the SBAA's annual scholarships. Scholarship amounts range from $500 to $2,000.

Darleen J. and Robert L. Walker Scholarship Fund
Application Deadline: June/July
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.

LSAC Diversity Committee Writing Competition
Application Deadline: May 1
Application 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.

DuPage County Chapter of the Justinian Society of Lawyers - Justinian Scholarship
Application Deadline: May 16
Application forms and guidelines

The DuPage County Chapter of the Justinian Society of Lawyers will be awarding a scholarship to a student of Italian extraction who has completed at least one semester of law school. The scholarship program is primarily for students attending law schools in Illinois. Historically, they have awarded one to two scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $2,500.

Polish-American Advocates Scholarship Foundation
Application Deadline: June 15
Application forms and guidelines

A limited number of Advocates Society Scholarships are available for the 2014-2015 school year on the basis of documented financial need, academic performance and community involvement. Law Students of Polish descent or demonstrated affinity in need of financial aid may apply to the Polish-American Advocates Scholarship Foundation Program.

AG Bell - George H. Nofer Scholarship for Law and Public Policy
Application Deadline: April 10
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 graduate students with a moderately-severe to profound hearing loss who use listening and spoken language and who are attending an accredited law school.

Frank H. Lang Merit Scholarship
Application Deadline: May 1
Application forms and guidelines

Lang, Richert & Patch is happy to announce the 2014 Frank H. Lang Merit Scholarship. Awarded annually, the Scholarship is a grant of $1,000.00 towards payment of law school tuition. Application for the Scholarship is open to both current and incoming law students who will be enrolled full or part-time during the 2014-2015 academic year. Students who will graduate by June 1, 2014 are not eligible to apply. The Scholarship will be awarded only to persons who graduated from a high school in the Central Valley of California.

American Association for Justice - Trial Advocacy Scholarship
Application Deadline: May 1
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 Association for Justice - Leesfield Scholarship
Application Deadline: May 1
Application forms and guidelines

The Leesfield Scholarship is sponsored by AAJ and AAJ member Ira Leesfield. This scholarship awards $2,500 to a Law Student Member to subsidize attendance at AAJ’s Annual Convention. Available to first- and second-year AAJ Law Student Members.

American Association for Justice - Mike Eidson Scholarship
Application Deadline: May 1
Application forms and guidelines

The Mike Eidson Scholarship awards $5,000 annually to a female student entering her third year of law school (the student can be enrolled in a three-year day program or four-year night program) 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.

Farzad Family Law Scholarship
Application Deadline: December 15
Application forms and guidelines

Farzad Family Law, APC 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 dollars towards their costs of education.

F.C. Tucker Scholarship
Application Deadline: May 30th
Application forms and guidelines

The F.C. Tucker scholarship is a $1500.00 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.

Women's Bar Association of Illinois Scholarships
Application Deadline: April 15
Application forms and guidelines

WBAI will offer one $1000 scholarship in honor of Chief Justice Rita B. Garman of the Illinois Supreme Court and one $1000 scholarship in honor of Chief Judge Diane Wood of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.  The scholarships are open to second-year female law students with present and past extracurricular activities reflecting involvement or participation in WBAI activities, a strong academic record, demonstrated financial need, and personal qualities that suggest a future leadership role in the legal community. 

The Chicago Bar Foundation 2014 Abraham Lincoln Marovitz Public Interest Law Scholarship
Application Deadline: May 19
Application forms and guidelines

The CBF awards the Marovitz Scholarship annually to one incoming first-year student attending one of the nine Illinois law schools (Chicago-Kent, DePaul, John Marshall, Loyola, Northern Illinois, 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 upon the recipient’s continued compliance with the terms of the Scholarship, the student will receive a total of $40,000 in scholarship funds disbursed as follows: $10,000 in the first year of law school, $15,000 in the second year, and $15,000 in the third year.

Vision Zero Auto Accident Prevention Scholarship
Application Deadline: July 31
Application forms and guidelines

The Law Office of John J. Sheehan will be accepting applications for the Vision Zero Auto Accident Prevention Scholarship.  This is a non-renewable award to prospective first and second year law students (class of 2017-2018) with a clean driving record, a 3.0 GPA, and a Fall 2014 or 13 law school entry date. A single scholarship in the amount of $1,000.00 will be awarded.

Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. Second Annual Law School Scholarship Essay Contest
Application Deadline: June 9
Application forms and guidelines

The Chicago personal injury law firm of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. is now accepting entries for its second annual Law School Scholarship Essay Contest, which will feature a new public voting system and a combined $5,000 in awards.The contest judges will pick the three top essays and post them on SalviLaw.com on Monday, June 16, 2014. The three finalists will then have 30 days, or until Wednesday, July 16, 2014, to garner social media votes for their essays and to request citations from relevant and appropriate sources. On Monday, July 21, 2014, the winners will be announced, including the $2,500 first-place winner, $1,500 second-place winner, $500 third-place winner and five honorable mention winners, who will receive prizes of $100 each. The funds are to be used to pay for law school tuition and / or law school-related expenses.

RHDT Equity and Inclusion Scholarship
Application Deadline: September 1
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.

Dwyer Williams Potter Law School Scholarship
Application Deadline: July 1
Application forms and guidelines

As the premier personal injury law firm in Bend, Oregon, Dwyer Williams Potter Attorneys, LLP is pleased to announce a scholarship available to students anticipating attending law school in the fall of 2014. The $1,000 scholarship is intended to help defray first-year expenses for students graduating from an Oregon University that have been accepted into an accredited law school anywhere in the United States.

Fisher & Talwar Legal Inspiration Scholarship
Application Deadline: December 1
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.

Zatuchni Law Scholarship
Application Deadline: September 15
Application forms and guidelines

The Zatuchni Law Scholarship is a one-time award of $2,500 for a rising second- or third- year law student who intends to pursue a career in employment law.

The Ashley Rose Honorary Diabetes Law Student Scholarship Award
Application Deadline: September 30
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This scholarship is for a student who has been impacted by6 diabetes.

The Katz and Phillips 2014 Single Parent Law Scholarship
Application Deadline: September 30
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This scholarship is for a student who is pursuing a law degree as a single parent.

The Katz and Phillips 2014 Law Scholarship for Veterans
Application Deadline: September 30
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This scholarship is for a veteran student pursuing a career in law.

2014 Howell & Christmas LLC Visionary Law Scholarship
Application Deadline: September 30
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This scholarship will be awarded to a high-achieving, bright student who intends to pursue a career in law.

Auto Accident Law Firm Survivor Scholarship
Application Deadline: July 31
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This scholarship will be awarded to a student who has sustained injuries from a car or truck accident or has been affected by someone else's accident.

Empowering Women in Law Scholarship Application
Application Deadline: December 31
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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 & support outstanding achievement & leadership by example from women in the field of law.

Financial Success For Single Mothers Scholarship
Application Deadline: October 1
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Paymaster.co is offering a scholarship for single mothers who are currently enrolled in a graduate program.

Financial Growth For LGBTQ Scholarship
Application Deadline: October 1
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Paymaster.co is offering a scholarship for a student who identifies as LGBTQ.

Legal Blog Post Contest by The Expert Institute
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The Expert Institute – a tech-based expert witness referral service located in New York, NY. is excited to announce our first ever Legal Blog Post Writing Contest, a 1,000 to 2,500 word blog-style article on the use of expert witnesses in litigation. The contest will be judged by a panel of practicing lawyers in New York as well as The Expert Institute’s editorial staff, which publishes The Expert Institute’s blog and legal case study archive.

Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants Scholarship
Application Deadline: June 15
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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.

Alabama Law Foundation
Application Deadline: First Friday in June
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The Alabama Law Foundation offers three scholarship for academically outstanding Alabama law students. They are theCabaniss, Johnston Scholarship, the William verbon Black Scholarship, and the Justice Janie L. Shores Scholarship.

Association on American Indian Affairs
Application Deadline: March 1
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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.

Foundation for Community Association Research
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The Foundation supports the production and dissemination of academic work in the community association field. To this end, we offer several competitive scholarships and grant programs, including the Byron Hanke Fellowship for Graduate Research on Community Associations.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, INC
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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. There is no GPA or academic major requirement. Students with excellent leadership potential are encouraged to apply.

NAACP
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Each year the NAACP, through generous donations, is able to provide scholarships to outstanding students. It is the duty of our dedicated Scholarship Committee to determine the most outstanding individuals to receive these awards. The NAACP does not provide financial aid to individuals, only scholarships through this process.

Warner Norcross & Judd Minority Scholarship Program
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The Firm 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. Candidates for the paralegal and secretarial scholarships must be a Michigan resident majoring in paralegal or legal secretarial studies in an accredited program. Winners will be selected by the Grand Rapids Community Foundation.

National Hispanic Scholarship Fund
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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.  Our aim is to provide you with the information and resources you need to achieve success.

The Roothbert Fund, INC
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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 Scholarships 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.

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Application Deadline: November 1
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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.

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers' Single Mother Scholarship
Application Deadline: December 5
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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.

Mhelpdesk Scholarship
Application Deadline: December 2014
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Are you witty? Savvy with technology? Broke? Then have we got an opportunity for you. This year, for the first time ever, Mhelpdesk will be offering a scholarship for the Spring 2015 semester. Many will enter, and one of those eager entrants will be walking away from the experience with a check for a cool $1500.00.

Goldberg & Osborne's Don't Text & Drive Scholarship
Application Deadline: October 15
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In order to help make a college education more of a feasible opportunity and to help spread awareness about the dangers of texting and driving, we are offering a $1,000 scholarship to help a college student manage these costs. Mobile device use while operating a motor vehicle has been proven to result in injury, accidents, and even loss of life. Goldberg & Osborne feels strongly about the dangers of texting and driving because we have seen the consequences of this dangerous activity. It is for this reason that this scholarship has been created and why we ask that recipients promise to never text and drive. If this can help save even one life, it is more than worth every effort that we can put forth.

Staver Law Group Personal Injury Scholarship
Application Deadline: November 15 
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Staver Law Group is offering a $2,000 scholarship to a student who has sustained injuries in a auto accident, instance of medical malpractice, or premises liability accident or have been personally affected by someone else's auto accident, medical malparactice, premises liability or wrongful death.

Ehline Law Firm PC SCholarship Fund
Application Deadline: October 15
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Ehline Law Firm PC, in a continuing effort to assure squared away and motivated people enter and stay at the practice of law, has decided to set up several scholarship funds. Ehline, a personal injury law firm. supports legal education, whether it is law office study, or modern law school education.  In particular, for military vets with families, attending classes and working to put food on the table is a monumental task. When families are broke or scraping pennies, many are unable to continue on with legal education without a little financial help now and then.

Lamber-Goodnow Injury Law Scholarship
Application Deadline: December 1
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The Lamber-Goodnow Injury Law Team is part of Fennemore Craig, P.C. Founded in 1885, it is the oldest law firm in Arizona. With offices throughout the Southwest there are more than 450 employees, including 200 attorneys. The Lamber-Goodnow Injury Law Team awards several academic scholarships to students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in a range of programs and schools.

Hardy Wolf & Downing Scholarship Award
Application Deadline: December 31
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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. Higher education in the United States is more costly than ever, but we sincerely hope that rising costs will not deter students from pursing their dreams in the legal profession. Our goal is provide an additional resource to prospective students looking for creative ways to fund their undergraduate or law school experience.

Kraut Law Group Aspiring Attorney Aid Scholarship
Application Deadline: May 31
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Kraut Law Group is offering a $500 scholarship to a student seeking a law oriented degree basis for students of need. 

Russell & Lazarus Safety Scholarship
Application Deadline: February 1
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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.

Terry Eaton Attorney at Law Scholarship
Application Deadline: January 5
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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.

Ladah Law Firm Injury Scholarship
Application Deadline: May 31
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Ladah Law Firm is please to announce the Injury Scholarship for the 2015 school year. The personal injury attorneys at Ladah Law Firm work closely with accident victims and their families every day. We know the long term effects an injury can have, and want to extend our help to future lawyers affected by an injury or accident. This scholarship is a one time award of $2,000 and will be presented in the fall semester of 2015.