External Scholarship Search Database

NameDescriptionDeadline for SubmissionSpecialtyStates
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
                          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: 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

                                • Diversity
                                • 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

                                      • Diversity


                                        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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