TitleSubjectDeadlineBarDiversityDisabilityGeneralWritingLocal
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
Brett Law Future Leaders Scholarship The Brett Law $2,000 Future Leaders Scholarship 2015 is available to law school students who have an interest in personal injury law and are working towards their Juris Doctorate degree. All applicants must complete the provided Future Leaders Application and submit a 500-word essay on how personal injury law positively affects social change. All applicants must also include an official, sealed transcript reflecting his or her current standing with a 3.5 GPA and proof of acceptance and enrollment. Failure to include all required materials will result in immediate rejection of the application. See the website for elligibility and instructions. July
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
Barry Davis Attorney at Law Scholarship Established by Barry Davis, a Eugene attorney and awarded to law students with financial need who are registered full time. The scholarship strives to provide educational opportunities for future lawyers and students who are also actively engaged in making their community a better place. • Application Requirements: o 500 word letter of intent that describes the applicants dedication to giving back to their community o Application o Unofficial Academic Transcript July 16
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
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Bond & Botes Financial Hardship Scholarship 2015
The $2,000 Financial Hardship Scholarship is open to any U.S. citizen attending the first year of law school this fall, with an undergraduate cumulative GPA at or above 3.0. Applicants are asked to submit a short essay describing how they have overcome financial difficulties in their lives. The application submission deadline is July 16th, and a copy of an acceptance letter from an accredited U.S. Law School must accompany the application. The scholarship will be awarded in mid-August, with payment made directly to the student’s school, to be applied to tuition. 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
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Alex Ozols Aspiring Lawyer Scholarship
$2,000 scholarship to one law student in the US. 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 be a criminal defense attorney? ◾A creative marketing strategy for a new law firm? ◾Why I am different than any other future lawyer? ◾What gives me the drive to succeed? Essay Requirements ◾Applicant must be a law student in the U.S. ◾Applicant must have some sort of financial need or have financial aid obligations ◾Must be a full time student (proof of full time status will be required before award is distributed). ◾Applicant must be a US or Canadian Citizen. July
Tucker IP Personal Injury and Patent Scholarship University of Washington law students are eligible to submit their essay between 500 and 1500 words relating to either how a personal injury has inspired them to pursue a career in personal injury law or how a paten has inspired them to pursue a career in patent law. The deadlines will be July 31st for the fall semester and November 30th for Spring semester for an opportunity to win $500. Full instructions can be found at our website www.tuckeriplaw.com by clicking on the “apply for scholarship” button at the bottom of the website. 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
Julie Johnson Annual $500 Law Scholarship (for female students) The winner of the Julie Johnson $500 law scholarship contest will be selected by our attorneys based on participation in a video essay contest. In addition to recording an essay, participants are required to meet the following eligibility requirements: •Must be currently enrolled in an accredited college in the US or are planning to matriculate in the fall of 2015. •Must be in good academic standing if currently enrolled in college or high school. •If an applicant is under 18, the permission of a parent or guardian. •Applicant must be a female. •Submission of the video essay by 8-01-15. After we receive the submissions, we will review them and choose a winner based on the quality of their essay. Among the factors we will consider in choosing a winner are the applicant’s creativity, originality, and potential for success in the legal field. Submissions should be between 1 and 3 minutes in length. Please submit video essays (YouTube or Vimeo preferred) to scholarship@juliejohnsonlaw.com. The Video Essay Topic The video essay should respond to the following question: •What most inspired you to pursue a career in Law? August
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The Advocates at Driggs, Bills & Day Scholarship
•The applicant should submit an 400-600 word essay on the following topic: Millions of people each year are injured or killed in accidents involving cars or other motor vehicles. What are some legislative changes that could be made to make our roads safer? Do you think current traffic laws are too strict or not strict enough? (i.e., speed limits, mandatory safety belt laws, etc.) What do you think is a more effective solution- mandating and enforcing safety laws for drivers, increasing awareness of traffic accidents, or a combination of the two? •After considering the applications, we will select five finalists and post their essays on our blog and Google + page. The two students that generate the most “buzz” are the winners! There will be two awards of $1,000 for 2015-2016 academic year; one in the fall and one in the spring. August
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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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
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
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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