External Scholarship Search Database

NameDescriptionDeadline for SubmissionSpecialtyStates
Thompson Hine Minority Scholarship Program

Award: $10,000 and a position as a summer associate
Eligibility: second year minority law students (as defined in the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Regulations, 29 C.F.R. Part 1602, i.e., Native American or Alaskan native, Asian or Pacific Islander, African-American or Black and Hispanic). In order to be considered for the scholarship, an applicant must first be offered a position as a summer associate with Thompson Hine
Deadline: September of each year

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    Tonkon Torp 2008 1st Year Diversity Fellowship Program

    Award: $7500 and a a summer associate position
    Eligibility: The individual must be a member of a racial or ethnic minority group;
    The individual must be a first-year law student in good standing for the degree of Juris Doctor at an ABA accredited law school;
    The individual must demonstrate a record of academic achievement that evidences great promise for a successful career during the remainder of law school and in the legal profession;
    The individual must contribute meaningfully to the diversity of the law school student body, and upon entering the legal profession, the legal community;
    The individual must demonstrate a commitment to practice law in Portland, Oregon following graduation from law school;
    While applicants need not disclose their financial circumstances, a demonstrated need for financial assistance may be taken into consideration.
    Deadline: January of each year

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      Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP Diversity Scholarship Program

      Award: $2,000
      Eligibility: Students in good standing at ABA accredited law schools who are women and/or members of racial minorities;
      Undergraduate or graduate degree in life sciences, engineering, or equivalent;
      Demonstrated commitment to pursuing a career in patent law in a city in which Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP has an office;
      Work experience related to science, engineering or patent law
      Deadline: September of each year

      • Diversity
      • Interest
        Tulsa County Bar Foundation Law School Scholarship

        Award: up to $2,500 per year
        Eligibility: “Significant connection” to Tulsa County, Oklahoma (past/current residency in the county, attendance at Tulsa County schools, significant business or family connections in the county, or some combination of those);
        1st year law students in the top 50% of their undergraduate class & have LSAT scores in the top 50% of the testing pool;
        U.S. Citizenship;
        Connection with Tusla County, academic record, extracurricular activities, record of leadership & initiative, commitment to the study & practice or teaching of law, character, work & life experience, & financial need
        Deadline: May of each year
        Contact: – (918) 584-5243

          • OK
          Twin Cities Diversity in Practice Annual 1L Summer Rotation Clerkship Program

          *Award: varied
          Eligibility: Completed one year of law school is eligible for this program. This program was
          created to promote the Twin Cities legal community to 1L students of color and others outside of Minnesota
          who are interested in exploring a legal career in the Twin Cities. Students from racial and ethnic groups
          historically under-represented in the legal profession, including Black, Asian, Pacific Islander, Native
          American and Latino/a students, are encouraged to apply.

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            Vincent S. Haneman-Joseph B. Perskie Memorial Foundation Scholarship Fund

            Award: $500 – $2,500
            Eligibility: Atlantic County, New Jersey residents;
            Accepted to law school;
            Academic ability, leadership potential, character, & financial need
            Deadline: August of each year
            Contact: Atlantic County Bar Association, Atlantic City, NJ
            (609) 345-3444

              • NJ
              Warner Norcross & Judd Law School Studies Scholarship

              Award: $5,000
              Eligibility: Minority students entering, accepted at, or currently attending an accredited law school within the U.S.;
              Michigan residents or connection to the state (e.g., family members reside in the state, student previously resided in the stae, applicant is attending school in the state)
              Deadline: April of each year
              Contact: – (616) 454-1751, ext. 103

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              • MI
              Waterbury Bar Association Scholarship

              Award: $1,500
              Eligibility: Waterbury (Connecticut) Judicial District residents;
              Entering final year of study at an accredited law school
              Deadline: April of each year
              Contact: Waterbury Bar Association, Waterbury, CT
              (203) 597-6363, ext. 244

                • CT
                Wayne County Bar Association Scholarship

                Award:amount not specified
                Eligibility: Graduates from a high school in Wayne County, Ohio;
                Planning to or attending accredited law school;
                Financial need is considered
                Deadline: June of each year
                Contact: – (330) 262-3877

                  • OH
                  Weigand Trust

                  Award: Full tuition, fees, book allowance, room and board allowance;
                  Eligibility: Must have been a legal resident of Kansas for at least ten years.
                  Deadline: March 1
                  Contact: Claudette Glenn (316) 943-5797,

                    • KS
                    William A. McClain Scholarship

                    Award: $2,000
                    Eligibility: African American residing in Cincinnati, Ohio;
                    Enrolled in an accredited law school (any class standing);
                    Demonstrated leadership skills, have a commitment to the community & have financial need
                    Deadline: The deadline is February 19
                    Contact: Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
                    Web site link:

                    • Diversity
                    • OH
                    Wolverine Bar Foundation Scholarship

                    Award: at least $500
                    Eligibility: Minority law students;
                    Michigan residents;
                    At least in 2nd year of law school;
                    Financial need, merit & an interview
                    Deadline: April of each year
                    Contact: – (313) 962-0250

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                    • MI
                    Wood County Bar Association Memorial Fund

                    Award: $250
                    Eligibility: Connection to 1 of the following counties in West Virginia: Wood, Jackson, Ritchie, Wirt, or Pleasants. Residents of Washington County, Ohio are also eligible;
                    Academic record & financial need;
                    Deadline: April of each year
                    Contact: – (304) 428-GIFT

                        Zelle Hofmann Diversity Scholarship

                        Award: $30,000 to be applied towards the selected recipient’s law school tuition, fees, and text books, with one half of the scholarship paid for the student’s second year of law school and one half of the scholarship paid for the student’s third year of law school subject to the following: To receive the second installment of the scholarship, the recipient must maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA (or its equivalent) through the student’s second year of law school.

                        Eligibility: (1) are a member of a population or group whose background and perspectives are historically underrepresented in the private practice of law; or (2) demonstrate a long-standing commitment to diversity that will be furthered by award of the scholarship.

                        Deadline: April 1


                        • Diversity
                          Zeta Phi Beta Sorority

                          Award: Up to $2,500
                          Eligibility: Female; given for up to one year of full time study
                          Deadline: February 1

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