External Scholarship Search Database

NameDescriptionDeadline for SubmissionSpecialtyStates
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
                                  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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