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
Ambrosio E. Rodriguez Scholarship The scholarship will be based on an essay and can be done on any topic. The range can be from 500-1250 words, anything over 1250 words will not be read. Essay Topics Possible topics include: Why I want to practice criminal law (either as a prosecutor or criminal defense attorney)? Discuss any adversity you had to overcome to fulfill your goal of attending law school? What you hope to achieve with your law degree. Award is $3,500. September
Filipino Lawyers of Washington 2015 Pangarap Scholarship Application Each year, the Filipino Lawyers of Washington (“FLOW”) awards up to 3 scholarships ranging from $500 to $3,000 to law students in the Pacific Northwest. The scholarships are intended to recognize law students who have demonstrated significant commitment to community service, particularly service to the Filipino/Filipino American community. You need not be of Filipino ethnicity to apply. To learn more about FLOW, please visit www.filipinolawyers.org. September
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Asian Bar Association of Washington Student Scholarship Foundation
The Asian Bar Association of Washington Student Scholarship Foundation (“ABAWSSF”) provides financial assistance in the form of scholarships to students of Asian heritage currently attending law schools in the state of Washington. For 2015, ABAWSSF will award four (4) scholarships and a fifth scholarship on behalf of the Northwest Minority Job Fair to selected law students, in the following amounts: -Yamashita Scholarship - $6,000 -Sharon A. Sakamoto President’s Scholarship - $4,000 -ABAWSSF General Scholarship - $2,000 -ABAWSSF General Scholarship - $2,000 -Northwest Minority Job Fair Scholarship - $500 October
Umansky Law Firm Education Scholarship Recognizing that physical impairments often make academic pursuits more challenging we will award $1,000 to our scholarship fund in order to assist exceptional students who have suffered severe injuries from car accidents. Please choose one of the three questions provided for your essay. Essays must be between 600 and 1000 words. 1. How has living with severe injury affected your pursuit of higher education? 2. How will you help others with severe injuries in the future? 3. How has a famous individual with a severe injury inspired you to succeed? All applicants should also include a separate statement of how the scholarship will help them. This should be only one paragraph long included at the end of the essay. This paragraph will not count toward the word count of the essay. Applicant Requirements Applicant must be a student entering a U.S. accredited law school or a current student at an accredited U.S. law school. Applicants must have a minimum 2.8 GPA Applicants must submit their application, essay and an official copy of their transcript, application and essay by November 13, 2015 to The Umansky Law Firm 1945 E. Michigan St, Orlando FL, 32806 November
Chapman LLC 2015 Scholarship for Law Students As an investment law firm, we are constantly fighting to recoup money from people who have wronged the investors we represent. There is no feeling in the world like helping someone win back their retirement or life savings. In 500-750 words, tell us about a time in your life where you helped someone and the way that it positively impacted you. $1,000 prize. November
Lamber Goodnow Law Team Rocky Mountain Educational Dreams Scholarships $1,000 scholarship for a current law student or applicant. •Write a 500- to 750-word essay and email it to scholarship@lambergoodnowcolorado.com by December 1. •In your essay, explain your motivation for becoming a lawyer and what about the law inspires you. •In your email submission, be sure to include your contact information, including your name, email address and telephone number. •Save your essay as a document and attach it to the email. •Be sure to include your name, email address and telephone number in the header of each page of your essay. •Include an up-to-date transcript in your submission that includes proof of enrollment. •You can submit your resume with your essay and transcript, but it’s not required. Finalists’ essays may be posted on our website and voted on through social media with likes, +1s, shares, tweets, etc. While the social media voting may have some impact on the selection on the winning essay, it is not the only factor in our decision-making process. A winner will be named and will receive a $1,000 scholarship for educational expenses at a school of his/her choice. December
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The Donald Memorial Legal Scholarship
The Donald Memorial Legal Scholarship was established by Houston criminal defense attorney Lisa Shapiro Strauss in honor of her late grandfather, Martin Donald. Mr. Donald was a Holocaust survivor, fighter, and honorable man - who embodied strength, character and justice. Eligibility Any student pursuing a college education in criminal justice law who has at minimum a 3.0 GPA is eligible to apply. Award A $2,000 award will be given to one winning student. Essay Topic What are your reasons for pursuing a career in criminal justice law? Explain your views on reforming the criminal justice system and any new ideas in doing so. The essay should be between 1,000-1,500 words. December
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The Gilmer Law Firm Scholarship
$2,000 scholarship award to best essay. Scholarship is open to both current and future law students. Applicants must submit the following: •A completed application (download here) •An essay on the subject outlined below. Note: there is no word count requirement, however the content of your essay should reflect the issue at hand and the research to support it. Essays must be attached in Word or PDF format. •Proof of acceptance and enrollment to an accredited institution. •A statement of your current academic status. 2015 Essay Topic Discuss the process and procedure involved with child protective investigations from beginning to end in New York State. The essay must include the following: •Identify the law that gives the Administration of Children’s Services (ACS) the authority to do what it does. •Explain what a parent is to expect if someone calls in ACS case against them. •Explain what a parent can do to protect themselves during the 60 day investigation. The essay should focus on the administrative process, not the family court process. December
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Law Offices of Billy Skinner Student Scholarship
$1,000 scholarship to a student who displays a passion for their continued education. Requirements: •Full-time enrollment at an accredited university •3.0 GPA •500 word essay •30 second video Essays should explain why law is important to you and why it is your chosen major. The video can address the same subject or be something completely different. Be creative! Tell us why you’re the best candidate. We want someone who is excited about school and really deserves the scholarship. December
The Reeves Law Group Scholarship The Reeves Law Group is awarding a $2,500 scholarship to a deserving student and future lawyer who authors a winning essay in our third annual Scholarship Essay Contest. We would like you to tell your story in a brief narrative, starting with an introduction about who you are, your interests, and anything else you feel we should know about you. Then in a 750-1000 words essay (or PowerPoint or Prezi presentation), give us your submission on the following topic: “My dream contribution to society as a lawyer” December
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
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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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. December
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Pacific Legal Foundation Law Studetn Writing Competition
$3,000 cash prize. Submissions must be original works of publishable quality written by a student currently enrolled full- or part-time in a law school in the United States. All submissions must comply with the Harvard Law Review Association’s Bluebook Uniform System of Citation (19th ed.). There is no page limit for entries, although, as an informal guide, a word count of between 8,000 to 14,000 words is suggested. January
National Italian American Foundation Scholarships Scholarship awards range from $2,000-$12,000 and are awarded to undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, medical, and legal students. The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) annually awards scholarships to outstanding students in the summer for use during the following academic year. The awards will be made on the basis of academic merit and divided between two groups of students. March
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Michigan Auto Law Diversity Scholarship
As part of our commitment to diversity, Michigan Auto Law is pleased to sponsor an annual Scholarship Program to provide financial support to students who contribute to the diversity of the law school student body as they pursue their legal career. Our annual scholarship is $2,000 and will be awarded in 2016. May

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