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 some scholarships may be posted under multiple categories:


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.

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 our local communities.

Boling Rice, LLC Scholarship | Application forms and guidelines
At the Atlanta law firm of Boling Rice, LLC, our attorneys understand the value of education as well as the often significant costs associated with obtaining one.  As attorneys, we are well aware of the financial strain that tuition, books, parking, and other educational expenses can put on both students and families. We value helping people who show promise and initiative, and for this purpose are pleased to be 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 $1500.00 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.

Farzad Family Law Scholarship 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.

FASPE | Application forms and guidelines
FASPE (Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics), 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.

Goldberg & Osborne's Don't Text & Drive Scholarship | Application forms and guidelines
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. 

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. 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.

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

Ladah Law Firm Injury Scholarship | Application forms and guidelines
Ladah Law Firm is pleased 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.

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 be offering 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 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.

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. 

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. (The payment schedule may be modified for part-time students).

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.

Harry A Blackmun Scholarship
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.

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 by June 2014.

Illinois Judges Foundation: Harold Sullivan Scholarshib
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.

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.

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Scholarships for Diverse Students

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 graduate 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.

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. There is no GPA or academic major requirement. 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.

Diversity Scholarship FoundationApplication forms and guidelines
$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.

Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship for Law Students 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.

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 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 & support outstanding achievement & 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 Competition | 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.

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. 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 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 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.

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. 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.

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. 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.

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 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

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: NBI 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.  Our aim is to provide you with the information and resources you need to achieve success.

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. 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 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.

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.

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.

Warner Norcross & Judd Minority Scholarship Program Application forms and guidelines
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.

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Scholarships for Students based on Practice Area

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 (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.

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 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 Society of International Law: Arthur C. Helton Fellowship Program | Application forms and guidelines
Application instructions and eligibility guidelines for the Arthur C. Helton Fellowship Program are now available on the website 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.

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 $5000 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.

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.

The Attorney-CPA Foundation Scholarships | 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.

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. (The payment schedule may be modified for part-time students).

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. 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.

Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship 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.

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. For more information, contact the Foundation at (888) 224-4321 or foundation@caionline.org.

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.

Human 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.

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.

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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