Mexican American Legal Defense & Educational Fund The MALDEF Scholarship Program awards scholarships to Latino law school students based upon: demonstrated involvement in and commitment to serve the Latino community through the legal profession; academic and professional achievement; and financial need. January
Pride Foundation Pride Foundation provides educational scholarships to current and future lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and straight-ally leaders and role models from Alaska, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Washington. January
Davis Wright Tremaine Diversity Scholarships A paid summer clerkship and $7,500 for the student’s second-year tuition and expenses. January
American Indian Law Review Writing Competition The AILR is pleased to announce its annual writing competition for 2013-14. AILR has proudly served the Native community for over forty years, and encourages your students to participate in its prestigious writing competition. For additional details, please visit their website at: www.ailr.net/writecomp. Submission deadline is January 31, 2014 at 6:00PM ET. January
Arc of Washington The Arc of Washington State has two programs offering financial support, one for students seeking to enter the field of developmental disabilities and the other is for researchers. February
Hawai‘i Community Foundation Hawai‘i Community Foundation's scholarship program consists of over 150 different scholarship funds established by generous individuals, families, businesses or organizations to assist Hawai‘i's residents in obtaining a college education. March
American Foundation for the Blind Most of AFB's scholarships are designated for specific fields of study. March
National Federation of the Blind To recognize achievement by blind scholars, the National Federation of the Blind annually offers blind college students in the United States and Puerto Rico the opportunity to win one of thirty merit-based, national-level scholarships worth from $3,000 to $12,000. All scholarships awarded are based on academic excellence, community service, and leadership. March
DRI Law Student Diversity Scholarship DRI announces its annual Law Student Diversity Scholarship program open to incoming second and third-year African American, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American students. Incoming second and third-year female law students are also eligible, regardless of race or ethnicity. Incoming second and third-year law students who also come from backgrounds that would add to the cause of diversity, regardless of race or gender are eligible to apply. Students who are members of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), Law School or Law Student members of AAJ or students otherwise affiliated with or employed by AAJ are not eligible for DRI Law Student Diversity Scholarships. To qualify for this scholarship, candidate must be a full-time student. Evening students also qualify for consideration who have completed one-third or more of the total credit hours required for a degree by the applicant’s law school. The goal of these scholarships is to provide financial assistance to two worthy law students from ABA accredited law schools in order to promote, in a tangible way, the DRI Diversity Statement in Principle. Two (2) scholarships in the amount of $10,000 each will be awarded to successful applicants. Recipients’ of the scholarships are announced at the DRI Diversity for Success Seminar. March
Federal Circuit Bar Association The Association offers two different categories of scholarships: “Judicial” and “Founders.” April
Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship PENNSYLVANIA RESIDENTS: The Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship Award is presented annually at the Berks County Bar Association Law Day Event. It is given to help fund a deserving Berks County, Pennsylvania, resident embarking on his or her second year at an accredited Law School. April
Environmental Law Institute - Student Writing Competition The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) would like to remind you about the April 7, 2014 deadline for the 2013-14 Beveridge & Diamond Constitutional Environmental Law Writing Competition. The winner will receive a $2000 cash prize, an offer of publication in ELI’s flagship journal, the Environmental Law Reporter (ELR), and a one-year individual membership to ELI. April
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) 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. April
Little People of America (LPA) (Medical grants, College and post-graduate educational and vocational grants, First time national conference attendance assistance grants, Adoption assistance grants.) April
Minority Corporate Counsel Association Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship Program The LMJ Scholarship is open to students who have been accepted to an ABA accredited law school for a full-time Juris Doctorate degree. The scholarship is available to diverse individuals who: have overcome obstacles, are outstanding and promising scholars, have an interest in corporate law, and possess a commitment to diversity and inclusion. The LMJ Scholarship is a national program that annually grants 15 scholarships of $10,000 to students for their first year of law school. MCCA, on an annual basis and at its discretion, may award additional monies to scholarship recipients for their second and third year of law school. Eligibility requirements and awards are at the sole discretion of MCCA and are not guaranteed. May
The GP LSAT Prep - Scholarship Unrestricted merit and need based grants of up to $1,000 availble to students currently enrolled in a U.S. or Canadian Law School (1L, 2L, or 3L). More information is available on their website; under the MORE tab, select 'Scholarships.' June
The Theodore Tannenwald Jr. Foundation for Excellence in Tax Scholarship Cash prizes of $5,000, $2,500 and $1,500 for the top three papers. The Competition is open to (i) law students, undergraduate (J.D.) or graduate (L.L.M. or S.J.D.), enrolled full or part-time in a U.S. law school during the 2013 14 academic year; and (ii) other students enrolled during such academic year in a U.S. law school tax course as part of an MBA or other non-law degree program. Submitted papers must focus primarily upon technical or policy-oriented tax issues relating to any type of existing or proposed U.S. federal or state tax or U.S. federal or state taxation system (including topics relating to tax practice ethical and professional responsibility matters). July
George V. Powell Diversity Scholarship program The George V. Powell Scholar will be a summer associate in the Firm’s Seattle or Portland office and receive a $7,500 scholarship toward tuition and expenses during the student’s third year of law school. October
University of Washington Retirement Association Scholarship Up to three (3) scholarships of $3,000 each are available to be awarded to UW students studying toward a career in aging research or provision of services to older adults. You are eligible to apply if you are a UW graduate student and your career emphasis is on aging. You may apply as a student of any academic major that offers that focus. Scholarships are based on financial need and demonstrated promise. February
Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) Sealaska Heritage Institute provides scholarships to Alaska Natives who are Sealaska Shareholders and Descendants for college, university, and vocational and technical schools. March
Iranian American Bar Association Law Student Scholarship If you would like to apply for the IABA Scholarship, please submit the following materials to scholarship@iabafoundation.org by the application deadline: (1) a resume detailing your education and work and community experience; (2) official law school and college transcripts; (3) a brief statement articulating why you chose to attend law school, why you would like to become an attorney, and how you believe you will make a difference as an attorney on issues of concern and interest to the Iranian-American community; and (4) this application. March
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Hudson County Bar Foundation Scholarship
HCBF is offering their annual Bar Foundation Scholarship. To be eligible, applicants must submit: (1) scholarship application; (2) proof of Hudson County residency; (3) official transcript(s); (4) personal statement; (5) financial aid confirmation letter; (6) 1040 tax form; and (7) letter of recommendation. The website includes last year's application (same as this year's), or you can download it here or email lawadm@uw.edu and request an electronic copy. EXTENDED TO MAY 16, 2014 April
National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees Writing Competition The National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees has established an annual student writing competition to encourage and reward original law student writing on issues concerning consumer bankruptcy and the law. April
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M. Katherine Baird Darmer Equality Scholarship - Orange County Lavender Bar Association - PDF
The M. Katherine Baird Darmer Equality Scholarship Fund was named in memory of the late M. Katherine Baird Darmer, an activist, law professor, and champion of change for the LGBT community in Orange County and beyond. The Fund, which is sponsored by the Orange County Lavender Bar Association (OCLBA) and the Orange County Equality Coalition (OCEC), will award one or more scholarships each year to academically qualified law students who have demonstrated commitment to advancing equality for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community in Orange County. Requirements: be a current or incoming law student; demonstrate commitment to advancing equality for the LGBT community in Orange County; be available, if requested, to participate in an interview with the scholarship committee in May 2013; be available, if selected, to attend the OCLBA Anniversary Party on 7-10-13 from 6-9PM in Orange County. Email completed application form, personal statement, two short essays, transcripts, résumé, and 2 references’ contact information to lipmanfj@yahoo.com. May
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Mike Eidson Scholarship - PDF
The Mike Eidson Scholarship Fund was established by the AAJ Women Trial Lawyers Caucus in 2008, in honor of AAJ Past President Mike Eidson, whose vision and generosity inspired it. The Scholarship, traditionally given in the amount of $5,000, is awarded annually to a rising 3L (or rising 4L in a night program) female student who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a plaintiffs’ lawyer or criminal defense lawyer, along with dedication to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution, 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. The application deadline is May 1, 2014 and the Scholarship will be awarded at the AAJ Annual Convention, which will take place this year on July 27, 2014 in Baltimore. May
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AAJ Trial Advocacy Scholarship
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. May 1
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AAJ Leesfield Scholarship
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. May
American Society for Pharmacy Law - Fink Family Scholarship The American Society for Pharmacy Law (“ASPL”) is pleased to announce the Fink Family Scholarship established by Joseph L. Fink III and his family. The purpose of the Scholarship is to support a pharmacist who: (1) is attending law school; (2) demonstrates academic, professional, or service-related achievement; and (3) is most likely to use a law degree to further such achievement and to contribute to the benefit of society. The $5,000 scholarship is a one-time, non-renewable award and will be administered by ASPL. The scholarship award will be payable to the institution where the student is enrolled. The recipient will also receive a one year complimentary student membership in ASPL. Eligibility • The applicant must be a graduate of an ACPE-accredited entry level pharmacy degree program in the U.S. and licensed as a pharmacist in a U.S. jurisdiction. • The applicant must be enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school to pursue the JD degree. • The applicant must be a U.S. citizen who successfully completed the first year and the first semester of the second year of law school. • If chosen as a recipient of the Scholarship, the individual must be enrolled in the third year of law school as a condition for the funds to be paid to the law school. Selection Criteria The selection process includes review of: • Academic transcripts from pharmacy and law school. • LSAT scores. • A legal writing sample of the applicant’s choice. • Letter of reference from a law school professor. • A brief essay (maximum two, double-spaced pages) describing how the applicant intends to apply the dual background and preparation being pursued. • ASPL may require additional information as part of the application process as it deems necessary to select a recipient who best meets the purposes of the Scholarship. • Preference is given to students who have made the commitment to full-time study by being enrolled on a full-time basis in a “day” program requiring three years for completion of the degree. Those in “evening” programs requiring four years for completion may apply but will not enjoy the same preference. • Financial need is not a criterion. Deadline for submission of an application is May 1, 2014. The recipient of the Scholarship will be notified no later than July 15, 2014. All required information is to be submitted to: American Society for Pharmacy Law Education and Scholarship Committee 3085 Stevenson Drive, Suite 200 Springfield, IL 62703 Or by email to info@aspl.org May
Moses and Rooth Legal Scholarship Moses and Rooth Attorneys at Law, a Criminal Defense Law Firm located in Orlando, Florida is offering a $1,000 scholarship to one incoming 1L or currently enrolled Law Student. Scholarship is offered for the Fall 2015 Academic Semester. Essay Topic: How do you see social media affecting the practice of law? May
Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing Competition 1899, NAWL has served as an educational forum and active voice for the concerns of women lawyers in this country and abroad. Through its programs and networks, NAWL provides the tools for women in the profession to advance, prosper, and enrich the profession. NAWL has established the annual Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing Competition to encourage and reward original law student writing on issues concerning women and the law. Cash prize of $500. May 1
WSBA Construction Law Section Legal Writing Competition The Construction Law Section Council of the Washington State Bar Association is pleased to announce a legal writing competition for law students with a prize of $2,500 to be awarded to the winning submittal, subject to the requirements set forth below 1. A monetary prize of $2500. 2. Competition open to all second year and third year law students in good standing, as of March 1, 2015, at the University of Washington Law School, Gonzaga Law School and Seattle University Law School. 3. The award is to be paid directly to the successful law student for use as she/he sees fit. 4. The award is to be made as a result of an anonymous Section committee screening using criteria listed below with a final pool of not more than five (5) finalists forwarded to the Section Council for final selection. 5. The written submittal award criteria are: a. A construction law topic of current interest to Washington State attorneys b. No more than 2200 words in Times New Roman 12 font, double spaced c. Clear, concise, cogent, and interesting substance and style 6. Each submittal shall be the original work of the submitter and shall not have been previously published. 7. Submittals will be judged anonymously, meaning that the submittal will be made to a Section member, who will not be part of the evaluation process and who will provide identification blind copies of the submittals to the evaluators. A Construction Law Section Committee comprised of volunteer section members will review the anonymous submissions and make a recommendation for the Construction Law Section Council’s final vote, which vote is anticipated to be on or before June 1, 2015. 8. Cover letters will not be accepted. Identifying information shall only include the student’s name, prospective graduation date, contact mailing address, email address and phone number. 9. Submittals will be due and received by Annmarie Petrich, Attorney at Law, 1900 W. Nickerson Street, Ste 209 Seattle, WA 98119, Phone: 206.282.1262, annmarie@abpetrich.com, no later than noon, Pacific Daylight Savings Time, May 15, 2015. Late submittals will not be accepted. Submittals may be by email, mail or hand delivered. Ms. Petrich shall not be part of the evaluation process so as to assure anonymity in the judging. 10. The five finalist submittals may be published in the Section Newsletter. May
IADC Legal Writing Contest All J.D. candidates currently enrolled in accredited law schools are eligible to participate in the IADC Legal Writing Contest. Entrants must write on subjects in the fields of tort law, insurance law, civil procedure, evidence or other areas of the law of practical concern to lawyers engaged in the defense, or management of the defense of civil litigation. The contest is judged by a committee of the IADC. $2,000 top prize. May
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AAJ Richard D. Hailey Scholarships
These scholarships are open to all incoming first, second, and third-year African American, Hispanic, Asian American, Native American and biracial AAJ Law Student Members. Scholarships will be awarded to the applicants who best meet the criteria listed, but not limited to, below: •Exhibit an interest and proficiency of skills in trial advocacy •Express a desire to represent victims •Demonstrate a commitment to AAJ and dedication to its mission through involvement in an AAJ student chapter and Minority Caucus activities •Show a financial need for the scholarship Applications must include the following: •A resumé •A 500-word essay on how you meet the criteria •Up to three (3) recommendations from a faculty adviser, trial advocacy professor, dean, AAJ member, or trial lawyer; and •A completed form verifying your student status. Download and print out the form. » Every applicant must be enrolled in an ABA accredited law school. Incomplete applications will not be considered. May 15
College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law Annual Law Student Writing Competition 2014-2015 This competition is open to articles written while the author is a student at an accredited law school in the US. Entries may address any aspect of public or private sector labor and/or employment law relevant to the American labor and employment bar. For further instructions and complete rules, please visit their website. May
Zehl & Associates Accident Survivor Law School Scholarship Amount: $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to an applicant exclusively for law school tuition and related expenses. Candidates: For a law student attending (or accepted and planning to attend) an accredited law school and has either personally was the victim of or has a family member who was the victim of a major accident. May
Thompson Law Firm DUI Victim Scholarship Financial Assistance to DUI Victims in the form of two Scholarships - two scholarships for financial assistance to survivors of accidents caused by a DUI driver (driver under the influence of either drugs or alcohol - or both at the same time) - $1,000 financial aid to one Law Student and $1,000 financial aid to one University Student. As part of our commitment to helping those who were injured by a DUI driver (convicted of a DUI for that accident), Thompson Law Firm, LLC is pleased to announce the creation of two new Scholarship offers: one is for law students currently enrolled or accepted to an accredited law school and the other will go to a student currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a private or state university. May
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Suhre & Associates Law Firm Scholarship
$500 scholarship from Suhre & Associates. This scholarship is judged primarily on need basis, but does not exclude achievement standards. The scholarship must be submitted, in full, by May 31, 2015. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Applications for scholarship can be submitted by student enrolled in a college/university in the United States of America. You must be seeking a future career in law. A student aid report showing income status of your household must be attached for application to be considered. Must have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0. A transcript must be attached with counselor or school representative signature for application to be considered. This scholarship is a one-time scholarship worth $500. Although not required, applicants are encouraged to submit recommendation letters and/or resumes to substantiate their application. May
Cohen, Placitella, Roth Scholarship This scholarship is intended to help students who are seeking a future career in law. Scholarship is a one-time award of $2,500. Applications judged primarily on basis of need but does not exclude achievement standards. Although not required, applicants are encouraged to submit recommendation letters and/or resumes to substantiate their applications. May
Tad Nelson Law Firm Scholarship •This scholarship is judged primarily on need basis, but does not exclude achievement standards. •The scholarship must be submitted, in full, by May 31, 2015. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. •INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. •Applications for scholarship can be submitted by any high school senior or high school graduate from the state of Texas. •You must be seeking a future career in law. •A student aid report showing income status of your household must be attached for application to be considered. •Must have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0. •A transcript must be attached with counselor or school representative signature for application to be considered. •This scholarship is a one time scholarship worth $500. •Although not required, applicants are encouraged to submit recommendation letters and/or resumes to substantiate their application. May
Buckfire & Buckfire, PC Law Student Diversity Scholarship $2,000 scholarship for a law student. Eligibility: Recipient is a member of an ethnic, racial or other minority, or any individual who demonstrates a defined commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career.  Recipient is a U.S. citizen currently attending an accredited law school within the United States.  Academic achievement as reflected by a minimum 3.0 GPA and have completed at least one semester of classes at an accredited law school. May
Ladah Law Firm Injury Scholarship This scholarship is a one time award of $2,000 and will be presented in the fall semester of 2015. This Scholarship will be judged & awarded on merit and need. Applicants will be required to demonstrate: 1. How an injury you or someone close to you experienced has impacted your life. 2. How your experience with an injury or an accident has contributed to your desire & motivation to become an attorney. 3. Personal commitment to working with, helping or caring for those affected by injuries and accidents? These personal injuries or accidents can be from (but not limited to) car accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip & falls, dangerous property or work conditions, etc. To be considered, the injuries sustained should not be self inflicted or by injured person’s own fault. May
Harris Personal Injury Lawyers Scholarship Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc. understands the difficult process of recovery after you’ve been seriously injured. We are offering a scholarship for college students who have suffered a serious injury, and are committed to demonstrating a determination to rebuild their lives by attending college. The scholarship deadline is May 31, 2015, and $1,000 will be awarded to the winning applicant for the 2015 Fall semester. Please apply below and attach a letter about your injury experience, including such things as: 1.How has your injury or accident affected your education? 2.How has overcoming your injury or accident prepared you to meet the challenges of higher learning? 3.How will college attendance demonstrate your determination to rebuild your life, following your injury? May
Kraut Law Group Aspiring Attorney Scholarship One-time $500 scholarship for students seeking a law-oriented degree. Fill out the application at the link and submit you official college transcript. Resume and LORs are recommended but not required. May
2015 Michigan Workers Comp Law Scholarship Michigan Workers Comp Lawyers are pleased to offer our first annual scholarship for law school students who are actively pursuing a law degree. The law offices of Alex Berman PC are proud to support future lawyers with the launch of our first annual scholarship to assist students with law school expenses. Workers’ compensation is an important benefit for employees injured on the job, yet each state’s laws vary significantly on levels of coverage. Our attorneys continually champion to protect employee rights and encourage law students to learn more about the field of workers’ compensation law. Our scholarship is open to all 1L, 2L and 3L law students. Our annual scholarship of $500 will be awarded to one applicant in 2015. June
Plaxen & Adler Scholarship The Plaxen and Adler Scholarship Awards $2500 annually to a law student who has demonstrated an interest in trial advocacy and a career as a trial lawyer, as well as the concept of a fair Civil Justice system, a just result for the injured, a desire to represent the injured and those whose rights are jeopardized. The scholarship is available to all law school students including those who are outstanding and promising scholars, have an interest in trial advocacy and possess a commitment to diversity and inclusion. June
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American College of Employee Benefits Council Employee Benefits Writing Prize
OPEN TO: Any J.D. and graduate (L.L.M. or S.J.D.) law students enrolled at any time between August 14, 2014 and August 15, 2015. SUBMIT BY: June 30, 2015 UP TO TWO PRIZES: ACEBC Award $1,500 Sidney M. Perlstadt Memorial Award $1,500 Winners will be honored during the College’s annual black tie dinner on September 19, 2015 in Chicago, IL. They will receive a plaque and an employee benefits treatise published by Bloomberg BNA Books. If deemed suitable by the editors, one or more of the winning papers will be published by the Bloomberg BNA Pension and Benefits Reporter, the Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Compensation Planning Journal or another employee benefits publication. The winning papers will also be distributed to the Fellows of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel, experienced attorneys who have made significant contributions to the advancement of the employee benefits field in a wide range of practice settings including law and consulting firms, universities, labor unions, advocacy organizations and government agencies throughout the United States. For information concerning the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel, contact Brian Dougherty at bdougherty@morganlewis.com or consult the website at www.acebc.com. June
AAA- Access to Advocacy Award- UpRight Law Entrants must submit an original video 90 to 120 seconds in length on one or more issues or topics relating to the need for the legal profession to adopt modern technologies to increase access to legal services and lower the cost for such services. The video may not contain any work (in whole or in part) which is the subject of a copyright, trademark or brand name of a third party. To enter the Contest, access the website during the Contest Period, complete the official entry form on the Contest website and submit it and the video entry as directed. Entry and related materials must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM Central Standard Time on May 31, 2015. Limit of one entry per person. No joint, group or team entries are allowed. All video submissions become property of UpRight Law. 2.The winning entrant will receive a $5,000.00 scholarship award for tuition, books, or fees. July
Davis Levin Livingston Firm Law School Scholarship $3,000 scholarship to be used for law school tuition and expenses. Eligibility: US Citizen or authorized to work in the US; recipient will be attending law school in the fall of the same year following application; undergraduate minimum 3.0 GPA. July
Court of Federal Claims Bar Association Writing Competition The United States Court of Federal Claims Bar Association conducts an annual Law Student Writing Competition. The Court of Federal Claims Bar Association is a non-profit, voluntary bar association made up of nationwide members who practice law before of the United States Court of Federal Claims. The goal of this competition is to encourage law student scholarship on current topics that fall within the jurisprudence of the United States Court of Federal Claims. The winning entry in the competition will receive a $2,000 cash prize and an opportunity to be published via the Association’s website. The United States Court of Federal Claims was created pursuant to Article I of the United States Constitution in October 1982, by the Federal Courts Improvement Act. The court is authorized to hear primarily money claims founded upon the Constitution, federal statutes, executive regulations, or contracts with the United States. The cases before the court are diverse and involve a variety of statutes. They include claims arising from tax refunds, government contracts, Fifth Amendment takings (which can implicate environmental and natural resource issues), Federal procurement “bid-protests,” Federal civilian and military personnel matters, intellectual property disputes, Native American tribal rights, and the federal Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Entries to the contest may address any topic that lies within the procedure, substance, or scope of the jurisdiction of the United States Court of Federal Claims. July
Law Office of Steven Fritsch Scholarship The $1,000 scholarship will partially defray first-year expenses for a student who has been accepted into an accredited law school in California or anywhere in the United States for enrollment in the fall of 2015. “Many of our clients are focused on pursuing their education, when re-establishing themselves after a divorce or custody case,” said Steven Fritsch, founder, Law Office of Steven Fritsch. “Our scholarship is designed to support a student who has experienced the impact of marital dissolution and is inspired to secure a brighter future for her or his clients,” added Fritsch, who is a family law attorney in practice for more than 12 years. July
John J. Sheehan: Vision Zero Auto Accident Prevention Scholarship for Law Students To be eligible for the scholarship an applicant needs to be in good academic standing, write a short essay, complete the application, submit a safe driving record and be attending (or planning to attend) an accredited law school. The selected applicant will receive a $1000 check made out to their law school for use for tuition, books, or other educational expenses. July
Law Firm Marketing Ideas Scholarship This scholarship is open to all students attending an ABA accredited program in the United States. Write a 1-3 page essay that responds to the prompt: what is your great law firm marketing challenge? See the website for details and instructions July
Luvera Law Firm Scholarship To support the pursuit of justice, equality, and fairness in the legal process, Luvera Law Firm has created the annual Luvera Law Firm Scholarship; it will assist a student who shares these ideals as she or he begins law school. The $2,000 scholarship will help defray expenses for a student who has been accepted into or in enrolled in an accredited law school in Washington or elsewhere in the United States for enrollment in the fall of the application year. Applicants must submit the following by July 31 of the application year: •A completed Luvera Scholarship Application Form •Up to a three (3) page typed (double spaced) essay describing your interest in our civil justice system, personal injury law, and how you plan to pursue these interests in your legal career. •Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college and an official and complete copy of undergraduate transcripts, with minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA. •An acceptance letter from an accredited law school within the United States •Proof of legal residency in the United States (i.e., birth certificate, passport, permanent resident card, etc. July
Baumgartner Law Firm – Law Student Scholarship In order to apply, applicant must be enrolled at an accredited law school in (If you have applied to law school and have not yet been accepted, you may apply but the scholarship will only be awarded to someone accepted and enrolled at an accredited Law School at the time of scholarship selection.) This scholarship will be awarded based on need and commitment to helping others. AMOUNT: A one time award of $3,000.00 will be awarded to one winner to be used for tuition, books and law school expenses. August
Yanez & Associates Annual Family Law Scholarship Essay The essay contest is open to all current law students and prospective law students awaiting admission. There will be two winners. First place: $2,000.00 and second place: $1,000.00. The goal of the scholarship is to motivate students to pursue a career in family law. For details on how to submit your essay, please visit our website. August
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Farzad Family Law Annual Scholarship
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 $3,500 dollars towards their costs of education. All of the application details and the 2014 essay question are available on our website at http://farzadlaw.com/farzad-family-law-scholarship/. December
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Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation Excellence in Legal Writing -$10,000 award
In order to be considered, two copies of a current legal writing must be submitted to the Foundation c/o Kenneth G. Engerrand, Brown Sims, P.C., Tenth Floor, 1177 West Loop South, Houston, Texas 77027-9007. The article must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from a law school faculty member or legal professional other than the author of the paper. Only one paper may be submitted on behalf of any student and only one paper may be sponsored by any faculty member or legal professional. The submission must be postmarked no later than August 21, 2015. The student’s package must contain a separate sheet containing the title of the paper; the name, physical address, telephone number, and email address of the student; and the name, title, physical address, and email address of the student’s sponsor. There is no page limitation or restriction on the topic except that the writing must be on a legal subject. The Foundation will appoint a final judging panel consisting of a law school dean, a federal judge, and a law school professor. The Foundation will not return any material submitted to the Foundation. The 2015 recipient of the Brown Award will be notified by December 16, 2015, and listed with the other finalists at the website www.brownsims.com/about-brown-sims/affiliations/judge-john-r-brown-award. December
Pearce Law Firm Empowering Women in Law Scholarship Application 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. This award will be presented to a current female law student for the following academic year in the amount of $2,000.00 & will be paid at the beginning of the fall semester (2016). - See more at: http://thepearcelawfirm.com/empowering-scholarship-2015#sthash.ZzwjLp2L.dpuf December
The Expert Institute Legal Blog Post Writing Contest To participate, submit a 1,000 to 2,500 word blog-style article on the use of expert witnesses in litigation through our online submission portal at the bottom of this page by December 31, 2015. If your article wins, you will receive a $1000 cash prize, and your article will be published on The Expert Institute’s blog and distributed in our weekly newsletter, where it will be read by thousands of practicing attorneys. December

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