External Scholarship Search Database

NameDescriptionDeadline for SubmissionSpecialtyStates
St. Thomas More Society Law School Scholarship

Award: $3,000
Eligibility: Parish member within the Diocese of Worcester (MA);
Attending or have a letter of acceptance from an accredited law school
Deadline: June of each year
Contact: St. Thomas More Society, Worcester, MA
(508) 701-7171

  • Misc Org
  • MA
Stamford Bar Association Foundation And Loan Program

Award: up to $1,000
Eligibility: Stamford-Darien area, Connecticut residents;
Stamford Bar Association Foundation Scholarship
P.O. Box 1732
Darien, CT 06820
(203) 327-7041

    • CT
    Stephen Bufton Memorial Scholarship

    Award: $10,000 over two years
    Eligibility: female citizen;
    current student; entering student;
    min GPA of 2.5
    Deadline: March of each year
    To obtain application, write to: Sandra Ward, 4802 Chervil Court, Indianapolis, IN 46237
    (816) 361-6621

    • Diversity
      The Console & Hollawell $1,000 Legal Leaders Scholarship

      Award: $1,000
      Eligibility: Must be a U.S. citizen.

      - Must be a full-time student attending (or planning to attend on a full-time basis) an accredited institution of higher education.

      - Must demonstrate admission and plans to enroll, or proof of current enrollment in an accredited institution of higher education. *If you have not yet received your acceptance into college or law school, you may still apply, but the scholarship will not be released without proof of acceptance and enrollment.

      - Academic achievement as reflected by a minimum 3.0 GPA.

      Deadline: July 15

          The Frederick Rakestraw Law Scholarship

          Award: $1,000
          Eligibility: Applicants must have been residents of Fulton County, Indiana for at least three years during their high school career, accepted into a graduate program, enrolled in any school of law in the United States and have a cumulative GPA of 2.25
          Deadline: June of each year
          Contact: – 1-574-223-2227 or toll-free at 1-877-432-6423

            • IN
            The Kaplan Group Annual Scholarship

            Award: $1,000
            Eligibility: Law degree program
            Deadline: July

                The Warren County Bar Foundation Scholarship

                Award: $1,500-$3,000
                Eligibility: Students admitted to a an accredited law school who reside in Warren County, New York or a contiguous County. Scholastic record, financial need and a commitment to the successful completion of law school are amont the factors considered.
                Deadline: August 1
                Contact: Lisa Bushman at the Warren County Bar Association, 40 Dix Avenue – Suite C, Glens Falls, NY 12801, 518-792-9239 or online at:

                    Thomas F. Black, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund

                    Award: $15,000
                    Eligibility: Rhode Island residents;
                    Entering first year of law school;
                    Full-time student;
                    Demonstrated good character, scholastic achievement, & financial need
                    Deadline: March of each year
                    Contact: – (401) 421-5740

                      • RI
                      Thomas M. McGovern Scholarship

                      Award: $400 – $800 per year
                      Eligibility: Bristol County, Massachusetts current & former residents;
                      Completed 1 year of law school;
                      Financial need
                      Deadline: April of each year
                      Sabra & Aspen, P.A.
                      1026 County Street
                      Somerset, MA 02726
             – (508) 990-1303

                        • MA
                        Thomas P. Thornton Scholarship

                        Award: $1,500
                        Eligibility: Irish descent (documented);
                        2nd & 3rd year law students with a 2.5 GPA or higher;
                        Documented financial need
                        Deadline: March of each year
                        Incorporated Society of Irish American Lawyers
                        c/o Stacey Harb
                        15140 Farmington Road
                        Livonia, MI 48154

                        • Diversity
                          Thomas T. Hayashi Memorial Scholarships

                          Award: amount not specified
                          Eligibility: Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) members;
                          Planning to enroll in an accredited law school;
                          Special consideration is given to applicants who demonstrate an interest in entering the legal profession as a means of securing justice for the disadvantaged;
                          Academic record, extracurricular activities, financial need, & community involvement
                          Deadline: March of each year
                          Contact: – (415) 921-5225

                          • Misc Org
                            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

                            • Diversity
                              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

                              • Diversity
                                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.

                                    • Diversity
                                      Varsity Tutors College Scholarship Contest

                                      Deadline: end of month

                                          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
                                            Vision Zero Auto Awareness/Law School Scholarship

                                            Vision Zero is a multi-pronged attack on the causes of traffic accidents. It uses improved road safety (design-focused measures), driver education, and increased enforcement of traffic laws. This combination has been shown to dramatically reduce the number of traffic fatalities, and Boston Attorney John Sheehan is trying to raise awareness of the potential by offering a scholarship to students willing to focus on the issue of traffic safety.

                                            Amount: $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to an applicant exclusively for law school tuition and related expenses.
                                            Candidates: Scholarship will be awarded to a first or second year law student, or entering law school in the Fall of 2015.
                                            Deadline: July
                                            Details & Application: (click on Scholarship at top of page)
                                            Scholarship offered by: Attorney John Sheehan

                                                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

                                                • Diversity
                                                • 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: February 15
                                                    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

                                                      • Diversity
                                                      • MI


                                                      2013 Notre Dame Law School Commencement Awards

                                                      2013 Commencement

                                                      184 J.D. graduates, 15 LL.M. graduates, 3 J.S.D. graduates received degrees during the May 18, 2013, diploma ceremony on the lawn overlooking the Hesburgh Library’s reflecting pool.

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