External Scholarship Search Database

NameDescriptionDeadline for SubmissionSpecialtyStates
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

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    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
              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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