As a service to our students, we announce scholarship opportunities offered by outside agencies. These scholarships have their own applications, criteria and deadlines. The UW School of Law is not involved in the collection or review process. Please note that advertisement of these scholarships does not imply endorsement of any organization or firm.

Cali Lemon Lawyers Scholarship Tell us what you plan to do with your law degree and how society will benefit. August 31 $1,000
Hartley Law Firm Scholarship Contest Essay prompt: What is the biggest challenge you have overcome in your life? Please elaborate on how this experience shaped and influenced who you are today and what you hope to accomplish in the future. September 1 $1,000
James Beckley Securities and Law Competition The purposes of the competition are to promote greater interest in and understanding of the fields of securities arbitration and securities law and to encourage excellent legal writing skills in law students. September 15 $750-$1,500
Striving Solo Parent Scholarship Scholarship will be awarded to a single parent who is returning to school to pursue a college degree. September 21 $1,000
Andrew Cores Family Law Group Future Lawyers Scholarship Topic: What has inspired you to pursue a career in the legal field? How do you see yourself impacting the legal community in the future? September 26 $2,000
Buckfire Law Firm A one-page typed essay describing how you have utilized your time promoting ethnic diversity within your community. Alternatively, you may write about how you will use your law degree to promote ethnic diversity in the future. October 1 $2,000
First Generation College Student Scholarship Essay topic: How has being a first-generation college student challenged you? How has the experience made you a better student and person? October 11 $2,500
Fight Against Domestic Violence Scholarship Student must be enrolled in or accepted to an undergraduate or graduate program at a U.S. college or university. Student must have been impacted by domestic violence that was committed against them or a family member, or they must have a substantial interest in providing solutions to prevent domestic violence in the United States. October 19 $2,000
Soros Fellowship for New Americans Program honors contributions of immigrants and children of immigrants to U.S. Selection criteria emphasizes creativity, originality, initiative, and sustained accomplishment. The program values a commitment to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. October 26 $45,000-$90,000
GJELL Law Student Scholarship Essay contest on the topic: “Reasons I wanted to go to law school”. November 1 $1,000-$2,000
Aaron D. Wersing Federal Employment Rights Scholarship Contest Essay topic: How are federal employees’ rights different from employees working in the private sector? Do you feel that federal employees have more or less protections than employees in the private sector? November 18 $1,500
OVC Inc "Market Yourself" Scholarship The OVC, INC. “Market Yourself” Scholarship offers $1,000 to current or aspiring law students who can demonstrate a clear vision as to how they would position themselves to most effectively connect with the clients they want to serve. November 27 $1,000
Clark Law Group Scholarship Aawarded to a student whose parent is actively serving or previously served in the United States military. November 29 $1,000
Emery Reddy Workers' Compensation Law Firm Scholarship Essay topic: What compelled you to become a lawyer? Are there any special areas of law that you want to target, and what goals do you want to accomplish as an attorney? November 30 $2,000
Striving for Justice Scholarship Scholarship is awarded to the student who can best articulate how they stand up for others and fights for justice in their local community. November 30 $1,000
Lucas Law Legal Leaders Scholarship Essay: Describe what you hope to achieve throughout your legal career. What strengths do you possess that will help you to reach this goal? November 30 $1,000
Weinberg Law Office 2022 Law School Scholarship Essay topic: What is a challenge you have faced, and why has it shaped you to seek out a law degree? December 1 $1,000
Austin Hagee Law School Scholarship Contest Essay about a significant criminal case from the past decade that has had a lasting impact on United States criminal law. December 1 $2,500
Law School Scholarship Contest Presented by Weinberg Law Offices. What is a Challenge You Have Faced, and Why Has it Shaped You to Seek Out a Law Degree? December 1 $1,000
Ottinger Employment Lawyers Law School Scholarship Awarded primarily on academic achievement and financial need. December 1 $1,500
Scottsdale Injury Lawyers Law School Scholarship Contest Essay topic : Why you decided to go to law school and what you hope to achieve once you graduate and pass the bar. December 1 $1,000
NW Corporate Law Scholarship Essay topic: Law schools are sometimes criticized for not adequately preparing students to practice law upon graduation. Explain how you would change the law school experience to best prepare law students to practice upon graduation. December 1 $1,000
American College of Consumer Financial Services Writing Competition The American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers seeks to recognize written contributions to the field of U.S. consumer financial services law. Eligible papers student case note or comment. December 1 $1,500
Wells Call Injury Lawyers Law School Scholarship Essay topic: What state or federal law you want to change? And how this change can protect people who have been harmed by the wrongful conduct of others. December 2 $2,500
John F. Renner, P.C. Annual Scholarship John F. Renner, P.C. offers an annual scholarship to help undergraduate students and Juris Doctor candidates on the journey to becoming an attorney. Annually a winner is selected to receive $1,000.00 towards their education. The winner is chosen at the sole discretion of John F. Renner, P.C., based on the substance and thoughtfulness of the essay, writing skills, academic qualifications, and extracurricular activities. December $1000
One Tough Student Scholarship Awarded to students who have been affected by drunk driving. December 4 $1,000
Behan Law Group Military Veteran Scholarship Awarded to Veterans and their children in the pursuit of higher education. How has your experience as a Veteran or the child of a Veteran influenced your academic and career goals? How do you plan to use your education to make a positive impact in your community? December 6 $1,000
Vasquez Law Firm DACA Dreamer Scholarship Applicant must be a DACA recipient pursuing a higher education. December 11 $1,000
Future of the Law Scholarship Essay topic: A brief narrative of your background and interests followed by a 500-750 word essay or presentation on your ideas for the future of the law. Emphasis should be given on how innovation and technology can enhance access to justice for all Americans. December 14 $500-$1,000
Fob James Law Firm Law School Scholarship Contest Essay topic: The challenges you have dealt with and how that’s impacted who you are today. December 15 $1,000
Arechigo & Stokka Law School Scholarship Essay topic: Describe what the justice system means to you and how you plan to give back with your legal career. December 15 $1,500
Diversity in Law Scholarship Contest - Armstrong Lee & Baker Essay of 250-500 words on the importance of diverse representation in the legal profession and how firms, the courts, and governmental entities can do better to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion. December 15 $2,500
Diversity in Law Scholarship Contest - Flores Tawney Acosta Essay of 250-500 words on the importance of diverse representation in the legal professio an government. December 15 $2,500
Branch Out Scholarship Essay topic: Why you are committed to education? How you plan to use your education to better the world around you? Why do you deserve to win this scholarship? December 15 $1,000
Terrell Marshall Law Group Diversity Scholarship Law school scholarship candidates must be accepted to or attending the University of Washington, Seattle University, or Gonzaga schools of law, or be a Washington resident attending an accredited law school in the United States. December 20 $2,500
Answering Legal Law Scholarship Essay topic: How have your personal life experiences affected your outlook on the United States legal system? What has inspired you to pursue a career in law? How do you see yourself impacting the legal community in the future? December 30 $5,000
Kingsley and Kingsley Annual Scholarship Essay topic: If you could change one law to help those in need, what would it be? How would your solution improve on the status quo? December 31 $1,000
Younglove Law Group Scholarship Essay topic: What do you hope to achieve in the field? December 31 $1,000
What Compelled You to be a Lawyer? | Law School Scholarship Contest Essay topic: What is your motivation in seeking a legal education? December 31 $2,500
Dominguez Firm Legal Scholarship Award Topic: Why you chose to go to law school. December 31 $2,500
Hanning & Sacchetto Scholarship Requires a 500-1,000 word essay about what you hope to achieve in your legal career. December 31 $1,000
Roberts & Harris PC Legal Scholarship Requires 1-3 page essay describing the area of law the applicant intends to pursue/is pursuing and why. December 31 $1,000
Cardinal Law Scholarship 500 word essay telling us why you are interested in the law. December 31 $1,000
Local Government Law Scholarship Applicant must show interest in local government law, evidenced by internship, volunteer, or paid service in local government law office or law firm specializing in local government work. December 31 $2,500 - $5,000
Pride Foundation Scholarships Pride Foundation provides essential financial resources and community support to LGBTQ+ and allied student leaders in the Northwest—particularly those who face barriers due to race, economic circumstances, identity, ability, location, or lack of family support. January 1 Varies
Single Parent Scholarship This scholarship is for single parents and children of single parents who are pursuing a career in law. January 3 $1,000
Glugeth & Pierguidi Scholarship Fund Essay: What is the biggest challenge you have overcome in your life? Please elaborate further on how this has impacted your current path and what you hope to achieve in the future. January 10 $1,000
Latina/o Bar Association of WA Scholarship Scholarships are awarded to law students who demonstrate leadership and a commitment to advancing the rights and voices of the Latina/o community. January 15 $1,500-$3,000
Law Offices of Frank M. Nunes Scholarship Open to pre-law undergraduate or a student entering law school. Application requires that students write an essay on a topic of their choice, related to a field of law that interests them. January 31 $500
Morgan Law Group's Annual Legal Scholarship Required: 1-3 page essay describing the area of law the applicant intends to pursue/is pursuing and why. January 31 $1,000
Land Legal Group Scholarship Requires 1-3 page typed essay on the topic of students choice related to the area of law they intend to pursue. February 15 $1,000
USLAW Network Scholarship Applicant demonstrates a defined commitment to issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, or social justice in their communities or within their academic career. February 15 $5,000
American Indian Law Review Writing Competition Papers will be accepted on any legal issue specifically concerning American Indians or other indigenous peoples. February 28 $400-$1,500
Pat Tillman Scholarship This program supports active-duty service members, veterans and military spouses. The scholarship covers educational expenses, including tuition and fees, books and living expenses. February 28 $10,000
DDRB Lawyers Legal Scholarship Essay required on what you hope to achieve in your legal career if awarded this scholarship. February 29 $1,500
Hollingsworth Law Firm Scholarship Essay on the subject matter related to the area of law you intend to pursue February 29 $1,000
Alaska Bar Association Scholarship The Alaska Bar Association offers law school scholarships to current 1st or 2nd year law students who demonstrate ties to Alaska, and an intent to return to Alaska within two years of graduation. March 1
Foundation for Advancement of Diversity in IP Law Provides financial, mentoring, and career-readiness assistance to diverse individuals interested in IP and who are seeking admission to law school or who have been admitted but not yet enrolled. March 31 up to $30,000
Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund for Social Change Aids people active in movements for social and economic justice. Awarded to students who are able to do academic work at the college or university level and who are active in the progressive movement. April 1 up to $15,000 per year
National LGBT Bar Assocation Decisions will be based in significant part upon demonstrated commitment to working though the law to achieve equality for LGBTQ+ people. April 1 $2,500
Law Offices of John Friedman Scholarship This scholarship requires students to write an essay on a topic of their choice, related to an area of law that interests them. April 30 $500
UW Alumni Association Homecoming Scholar Are current UW undergraduate and graduate students who will be enrolled in Fall 2024. Can articulate the impact of a transformational educational experience while enrolled at the UW. Are a positive representative of the University. Demonstrate a commitment to community. April 30 $4,000
Brett McCandlis Brown & Conner Scholarship Essay topic: Describe a change you would like to make in the world. Tell us about how you would plan to make that change, and what obstacles you might encounter along the way. May 15 $1,000
One Lawyer Can Change the World Scholarship Only incoming 1Ls are eligible. June 1 $10,000
Excellence in Ethics Scholarship Essay should focus on the importance of pro bono work and why it is beneficial to the community at large and to the legal system as a whole. July 1 $500-$1,000
Law School Scholarship for MBA Students Submit an essay about why you decided to become a lawyer and pursue a joint M.B.A program. Describe your background and how you plan to serve the community and what intrigues you about practicing this type of law. July 1 $1,000
Elle D’Amore Law School Scholarship What do you think our country should do to foster unity? July 1 $2,500
Lawyer.Com - Future Lawyer Scholarship In 500 words or less, who/what inspired you to pursue a legal career? July 30 $5,000
ABC Law Centers Disability Advocacy Scholarship For students planning to pursue a law or public policy career focused on disability advocacy. July 31 $1,000

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