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NameDescriptionDeadline for SubmissionSpecialtyStates
AABA Law Foundation’s Scholarship

Award: $2,500
Eligibility: to law students who have demonstrated a commitment to serving the needs of the
Chicago-area Asian Pacific American community, and who will continue to serve the needs of
the Chicago-area Asian Pacific American communities through pro bono, public interest, and/or
public service legal work.
Deadline: January
Contact: The AABA Law Foundation
c/o Sapna G. Lalmalani
Anderson, Rasor & Partners LLP
100 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 1000
Chicago, IL 60606
slalmalani@gmail.com

January
  • Diversity
  • Interest
    Adler Pollock & Sheehan Diversity Scholarship

    Award: $10,000
    Eligibility: Member of diverse group; Entering 1L;
    Permanent resident of Massachusetts or Rhode Island
    Deadline: June 1
    Contact: APS Law Website

    June
    • Diversity
    • MA
    • RI
    African-American Law Student Fellowship Program

    Award: $1,000 – $10,000
    Eligibility: African-American & Completed 2 consecutive years of full-time study at a US law school;
    Must intend to return to a Black community to practice law;
    U.S. Citizenship or permanent resident & membership to the NBA required;
    academic qualifications, contribution potential, commitment to African-American issues & financial need
    Deadline: May of each year
    Contact: www.nationalbar.org/nbi/ – (202) 842-3900

    May
    • Diversity
      Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Department Funded Legal Education Program

      Award: Regular Pay + payment of tuition ($12,000/yr max)
      Eligibility: Commissioned officers in U.S. Air Force (2-6 yrs active duty);
      Graduated with a bachelor’s degree from accredited university;
      Must currently be in pay grade of Captain or below;
      academic performanc, extra-curricular activities, community service, prior military record, work experience, SJA recommendation
      Deadline: February of each year
      Contact: http://www.jagusaf.hq.af.mil – (800) JAG-USAF

      February
      • Military
        Akron Bar Association Scholarships

        Award: amount not specified
        Eligibility: U.S. Citizens currently enrolled in law school;
        Financial need;
        Preference give to Summit County, Ohio residents
        Deadline: April of each year
        Contact: http://www.akronbar.org – (330) 253-5007

        April
        • Bar Association
        • OH
        Alia Herrera Memorial ATLA Auxiliary Scholarship

        Alia Herrera Memorial ATLA Auxiliary Scholarship
        (need to be a member)
        Award: $3,000
        Eligibility: Open to: Students attending Law School where annual ATLA convention is held;
        ATLA student members;
        Law students who are children of ATLA members;
        Must be entering 2nd or 3rd year of law school or have the equivalent of 1 year to complete their studies;
        As part of the selection process, applicants must submit a 500-word essay on a topic that changes annually
        Deadline: April of each year
        Contact: http://www.justice.org/cps/rde/xchg/justice/hs.xsl/1737.htm – (800) 424-2725

        April
        • Misc Org
          American Bar Association Legal Opportunity Scholarship

          American Bar Association Legal Opportunity Scholarship
          Award: $5,000 per year
          Eligibility: Racial & ethnic minority college graduates beginning law school;
          2.5 GPA (cummulative);
          Citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.;
          applicant’s financial need, personal & family background, personal statement, participation in community service
          Deadline: must be postmarked no later than March 1
          Contact: http://www.abanet.org/fje/losfpage.html – (312) 988-5415

          March
          • Diversity
            Andrew K. Ruotolo, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

            Andrew K. Ruotolo, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
            Award: $2,500 per year
            Eligibility: New Jersey residents accepted for admission to a law or graduate school;
            Interest in & commitment to child advocacy programs;
            Financial need;
            Finalists are interviewed
            Deadline: postmarked by June 15th
            Contact: http://www.aie.org/Scholarships/detail.cfm?ID=12987

            June
              • NJ
              Appelman Law Firm Criminal Defense Law Scholarship

              Award: $1,000

              Eligibility: Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
              Have a criminal record (this information will be held in confidence)
              Be enrolled or accepted to an accredited law school within the United States
              Have a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher

              Deadline: August 1
              You can find all of the information regarding the scholarship here

              August
                  Arent Fox Diversity Scholarship Program

                  Award: $15,000 and scholarship recipients will also join Arent Fox’s Summer Program; One will summer in Washington, DC, one in New York City and the other in Los Angeles.
                  Eligibility: 1L from diverse background
                  Deadline: January of each year
                  Contact:
                  Washington
                  Jessica Salvaterra
                  Recruitment & Career Development Manager
                  202.857.6224

                  January
                  • Diversity
                    Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps Funded Legal Education Program

                    Award: Regular Army salary. Also provides payment of tuition, fees & all other educational costs
                    Eligibility: Lieutenants & captains in the Army (2-6 years active duty);
                    Graduated with a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) from accredited university;
                    U.S. Citizenship is required; “Total person concept”
                    Deadline: October of each year
                    Contact: www.jagcnet.army.mil – (866) ARMY-JAG

                    October
                    • Military
                      ATLA Trial Advocacy Scholarship

                      ATLA Trial Advocacy Scholarship
                      Award: $2,500
                      Eligibility: Member of ATLA; 2nd or 3rd year of law school;
                      Commitment to assocation & dedication to its mission
                      Deadline: April of each year
                      Contact: http://www.justice.org/cps/rde/xchg/justice/hs.xsl/1737.htm – (800) 424-2725 ext. 593

                      April
                      • Misc Org
                        Attorney-CPA Foundation Scholarships

                        Award: $250 – $1,000
                        Eligibility: CPA certificate; academic performance & leadership
                        Deadline: April of each year
                        Contact: (888) ATTY-CPA

                        April
                        • Interest
                          Baker & Daniels Diversity Scholarship Program

                          Award: $10,000 and a place in the firm’s summer associate program.
                          Eligibility: 2L; varied ethnic, racial, cultural and lifestyle backgrounds as well as those with disabilities or unique viewpoints
                          Deadline: June 30
                          Contact:
                          Margaret M. Gloyeske, Assistant Director of Legal Personnel
                          Baker & Daniels LLP
                          300 N. Meridian Street, Suite 2700
                          Indianapolis, IN 46204
                          317-237-1173

                          June
                          • Disability
                          • Diversity
                            Balfour Phi Delta Phi Minority Scholarship Program

                            Award: $3,000
                            Eligibility: Ethnic minority members of Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity;
                            Participation, ethics & scholastics
                            Deadline: October of each year
                            Contact: www.phideltaphi.org
                            (800) 368-5606

                            October
                            • Diversity
                            • Misc Org
                              Bar President’s Scholarship

                              Award: $1,500
                              Eligibility: For Taurig Scholarship Residents of the Waterbury (Connecticut) Judicial District;
                              Bar President’s Scholarship – Entering final year of study at an accredited law school
                              Deadline: April 20th
                              Contact: www.waterburybar.org

                              May
                                • CT
                                Berkshire Bar Association Scholarships

                                Award: amount not specified
                                Eligibility: Residents of Berkshire County, Massachusetts;
                                Must be enrolled in law school in any state
                                Deadline: June of each year
                                Contact: Berkshire Bar Association, Great Barrington, MA – (413) 499-4400

                                June
                                  • MA
                                  Bernadine Johnson Marshall-Martha Bell Scholarships

                                  Award: $1,500
                                  Eligibility: African-American women; Residents of New Jersey;
                                  Currently enrolled in 1st, 2nd or 3rd year at an accredited law school;
                                  Writing sample, community service, and financial need
                                  Deadline: February of each year
                                  Contact: www.abwlnj.org

                                  February
                                  • Diversity
                                  • NJ
                                  Bick Bickson Scholarship Fund

                                  Award: amount not specified
                                  Eligibility: Hawaii residents; 2.7 GPA minimum;
                                  Full-time student
                                  Deadline: February of each year
                                  Contact: http://www.hawaiicommunityfoundation.org/ – (888) 731-3863

                                  February
                                    • HI
                                    Biunno Scholarship for Law Students with Disabilities

                                    Award: $3,000 – $6,000
                                    Eligibility: Present & permanent physical or mental disability that substantially limits 1 or more of the major life activities;
                                    Residents of New Jersey w/ preference given to Essex County residents;
                                    3.0 GPA or higher as undergraduate student (if incoming law student) or in law school;
                                    preference given to person seeking to pursue a career in the field of advocacy for persons with disabilities and students with financial need
                                    Deadline: May 11
                                    Contact: www.EssexBar.com – (973) 622-6207

                                    May
                                    • Disability
                                    • NJ
                                    Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles Scholarships

                                    Award: $1,000
                                    Eligibility: Law students entering 2nd or 3rd year (of 4th year of a night program);
                                    Must be attending an accredited law school or have passed the CA first-year students’ examination;
                                    Must intend to practice law in Southern California;
                                    Financial need, community service, academic achievement and legal writing ability
                                    Deadline: March 30
                                    Contact: http://bwlfoundation.org/ – (213) 538-0137

                                    March
                                      • CA
                                      Bohemian Lawyers’ Association of Chicago

                                      Award: $1,500
                                      Eligibility: Current 1L or 2L; Czech, Moravian, Silesian or Slovak Ancestry
                                      Deadline: April of each year
                                      Contact: http://www.bohemianlawyers.org/scholarships.html

                                      April
                                      • Diversity
                                        Bristol County Bar Association Scholarship

                                        Award: $1,000
                                        Eligibility: Current or former residents of Bristol County, Massachusetts;
                                        2nd or 3rd year of law school;
                                        Financial need and academic standing
                                        Deadline: March of each year
                                        Contact: Bristol County Bar Association, New Bedford, MA (508) 990-1303

                                        March
                                          • MA
                                          Bronx County Bar Association

                                          Award: $3,000
                                          Eligibility: Residents of Bronx County, New York; Enrolled in first year at an ABA-accredited law school;
                                          Academic excellence, writing sample, law school transcript, financial need & personal interview
                                          Deadline: February of each year
                                          Contact: Bronx County Bar Association, Bronx, NY
                                          http://www.bronxbar.com/scholarships.htm – (718) 293-5600

                                          February
                                            • NY
                                            Cabaniss, Johnston Scholarship

                                            Award: $5,000
                                            Eligibility: Resident of Alabama; Enrolled in second year at ABA-accredited law school;
                                            Academic achievement, conscientiousness, dependability, civic involvement, financial need & ethics
                                            Deadline: June of each year
                                            Contact: http://www.alfinc.org/cabanissjohnston.cfm – (334) 269-1515

                                            June
                                              • AL
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