External Scholarship Search Database

NameDescriptionDeadline for SubmissionSpecialtyStates
Bristol County Bar Association Scholarship

Award: $1,000
Eligibility: Current or former residents of Bristol County, Massachusetts;
2nd or 3rd year of law school;
Financial need and academic standing
Deadline: March of each year
Contact: Bristol County Bar Association, New Bedford, MA (508) 990-1303

    • MA
    Bronx County Bar Association

    Award: $3,000
    Eligibility: Residents of Bronx County, New York; Enrolled in first year at an ABA-accredited law school;
    Academic excellence, writing sample, law school transcript, financial need & personal interview
    Deadline: February of each year
    Contact: Bronx County Bar Association, Bronx, NY – (718) 293-5600

      • NY
      Brown, PC

      National Tax Law Scholarship

      National Business Law Scholarship

      National Criminal Law Scholarship

      National Intellectual Property Law Scholarship

          Cabaniss, Johnston Scholarship

          Award: $5,000
          Eligibility: Resident of Alabama; Enrolled in second year at ABA-accredited law school;
          Academic achievement, conscientiousness, dependability, civic involvement, financial need & ethics
          Deadline: June of each year
          Contact: – (334) 269-1515

            • AL
            California Indian Law Scholarship

            Award: $2,000
            Eligibility: Indian ancestry
            Deadline: October of each year

            • Diversity
              Carolyn Stell Scholarship Award

              Award: $1,000
              Eligibility: Women residents of the greater Lansing, Michigan area;
              Enrolled in a law degree program & have a 2.5 GPA or higher;
              Academic performance, financial need, & demonstrated commitment to the promotion of women in the legal profession
              Deadline: September of each year
              Carolyn Stell Scholarship Award
              c/o Heather A. Gilkey
              Guggemes & Brown, P.C.
              4050 Hunsaker St., Suite 120
              East Lansing, MI 48823

              • Diversity
              • MI
              CCBA Scholarships

              Award: at least $1,000
              Eligibility: Cook County, Illinois residents;
              Currently enrolled in 2nd or 3rd year of law school;
              Primarily based on substance, creativity, originality & overall writing style of required essay
              Deadline: February of each year
              Contact: – (312) 630-1157

                • IL
                Chief Justice Samuel J. Roberts Scholarship Fund

                Award: $2,000 per year
                Eligibility: Erie County, Pennsylvania residents;
                Entering first year of law school;
                Financial need, academic achievement, and career plans
                Deadline: May of each year
                Contact: – (814) 459-3111

                  • PA
                  Clarence L. Remynse Scholarship

                  Award: $250 – $7,500
                  Eligibility: Kalamazoo County, Michigan residents;
                  Currently enrolled or planning to enroll as full-time or part-time in accredited college or university;
                  Academic achievement, participation in school & community activities indicating potential for leadership, & financial need
                  Deadline: December of each year
                  Contact: – (269) 381-4416

                    • MI
                    Cole County Bar Association Scholarship

                    Award: $1,000
                    Eligibility: Cole County, Missouri residents;
                    Preference given to applicants related to members of the Cole County Bar Association; Academic achievement & financial need
                    Deadline: June of each year
                    Contact: Cole County Bar Association, Jefferson City, MO – (573) 751-7317

                    • Bar Association
                    • MO
                    Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley

                    Several scholarships
                    Award: various
                    Eligibility: permanent residents of City of Aurora, Kendall County, and southern Kane County in the State of Illinois.
                    Eligibility is restricted to students attending an accredited school on a full-time basis.
                    Deadline: various scholarship deadlines
                    Contact: – (630) 896-7800

                      • IL
                      Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

                      Award: $5000
                      Eligibility: Personal diversity in terms of ethnicity, gender, physical disability and/or sexual orientation
                      Enrolled full-time in an ABA accredited law school and in the 1L year at time of application
                      Sincere interest in joining the Firm’s Summer Associate Program following the applicant’s 2L year
                      Not a recipient of a similar diversity award from another law firm for the same time period
                      Deadline: April of each year
                      Contact: – 1-800-EXCELDC

                      • Diversity
                        Cooley Goodward Kronish Diversity Fellowship Program

                        Award: $15000 and an invitation to join Cooley’s Summer Associate Program
                        Eligibility: Personal diversity in terms of ethnicity, gender, physical disability and/or sexual orientation
                        Enrolled full-time in an ABA accredited law school and in the 1L year at time of application
                        Sincere interest in joining the Firm’s Summer Associate Program following the applicant’s 2L year
                        Not a recipient of a similar diversity award from another law firm for the same time period
                        Deadline: March 15

                        • Disability
                        • Diversity
                          Damon J. Keith Scholarship

                          Award: at least $1,000
                          Eligibility: Michigan residents; Applicants must be in at least their 2nd year in law school;
                          Must demonstrate a commitment to social equality & combating racism;
                          Applicant’s background, community involvement, activities in pursuit or equal justice for all, & any relevant school, civic, religious or social involvement
                          Deadline: April of each year
                          Contact: – (313) 962-0250

                            • MI
                            Daniel B. Toll Memorial Scholarship Award

                            Award: $1,000
                            Eligibility: New Jersey residents, preferably Camden County;
                            Enrolled in law school in other than their final year of study;
                            Financial need & commitment to charitable, humanitarian & community service activities
                            Deadline: January of each year
                            Contact: – (856) 964-3420

                              • NJ
                              David L. Boren Graduate Fellowships

                              Award: $2,000 – $30,000
                              U.S. Citizens & enrolled in or applying to an accredited graduate school in the United States
                              Interested in introducing an international component to degree studies by focusing on an area of the world that is critical to national security & economic competitiveness
                              All fellowships must include study of a language other than English & the corresponding culture that is appropriate for the degree program in which the student is enrolled. Fellowship recipients incur a service obligation & must agree to work for the federal government or in the field of higher education subsequent to the fellowship period
                              Demonstrated academic excellence; a comprehensive, clear & feasible proposal for study; a plan to develop, maintain or advance language competence; evidence of ability to adapt t a different cultural environment; & the integration of the proposed program into the applicants field & career goals
                              Deadline: January of each year
                              Contact: – (800) 498-9360

                              • Interest
                                Davis Levin Livingston Scholarship

                                On behalf of Davis Levin Livingston, a Hawaii law firm, I am happy to announce their first law school scholarship. We are offering a $3000 scholarship for the upcoming fall semester to a law student who intends to practice public interest law.

                                The recipient must be a current law school student, or has been accepted to attend law school this fall. Recipients must fill out and submit the application by July 1st, 2014.


                                • Interest
                                  Davis Wright Tremaine Diversity Scholarship Program

                                  Award: $7,500 & paid summer clerkship
                                  Eligibility: First-year law students of color & other diverse backgrounds;
                                  Are committed to civic involvement that promotes diversity & will continue that commitment upon entering the legal profession;
                                  Willingness to work in sponsor’s Seattle office during summer between first & second year of law school
                                  Deadline: January of each year
                                  Contact: – (206) 622-3150

                                  • Diversity
                                    Dickstein Shapiro Diversity Scholarship

                                    Award: $15,000 and position in summer associate program
                                    Eligibility: Diverse law students who have completed their first full year of law school.
                                    Deadline: October

                                    • Diversity
                                      Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship

                                      Eligibility: Academic merit (undergraduate, graduate and law school)
                                      Commitment to the pursuit of a career in IP lawMember of a historically under represented group in IP law (including race, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and disability); Written communication skills Oral communication skills determined through an interview of the law student
                                      Leadership qualities and community involvement
                                      Contact:Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship
                                      c/o Christopher Hummel
                                      Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
                                      1100 13th Street, N.W.
                                      Washington, DC 20005
                                      Please visit for more information
                                      about this scholarship, Donald W. Banner, and Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

                                      • Diversity
                                        Dorsey and Whitney 1L Diversity Program

                                        Award: $10,000 & paid summer clerkship
                                        Eligibility: All first-year law students of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Applicants must attend an ABA-accredited
                                        law school. Successful applicants will have a demonstrated record of academic achievement and a commitment to
                                        promoting diversity in the legal community.
                                        Deadline: January of each year

                                        • Diversity
                                          DRI — The Voice of the Defense Bar

                                          Award: $10,000 annually
                                          Eligibility: Second-year African American, Hispanic, Asian, Pan Asian and Native American students.
                                          Second-year female law students are also eligible regardless of race or ethnicity.
                                          Deadline: March
                                          Contact: – (312) 795-1101

                                          • Diversity
                                            Dwyer Williams Potter Attorneys, LLP Scholarship

                                            Dwyer Williams Potter Attorneys LLP is pleased to offer a $1,000 scholarship to students entering law school in the fall of 2014. The scholarship is available to students graduating from an Oregon University, who have been accepted to an accredited law school anywhere in the United States. The funding is intended to help defray first-year expenses.

                                            Applications for the scholarship are available at the firm’s website: . The deadline for submission is July 1st, and the scholarship will be awarded in early August. Applicants do not have to be US citizens, but must be authorized to work in the United States. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in undergraduate coursework is required.

                                            The DWP scholarship is to be used exclusively for law school tuition and related expenses. A check for $1,000 will be made payable to the recipient’s law school to cover these expenses.

                                              • OR
                                              Earl Warren Civil Rights Training Scholarships

                                              Award: $3,000 per year
                                              African Americans who are entering or currently enrolled in an accredited law school
                                              Preference given to applicants who are entering their first year of full-time study and who have a well-defined interest in civil rights and community activities
                                              U.S. Citizen
                                              Academic promise; leadership potential; undergraduate academic record; recommendations from professors & employers; desire to use education to benefit others; self-confidence & self-awareness; mature, well-considered career aspirations; unique abilities, qualities & views; commitment to service family, community & nation; & financial need
                                              Deadline: March of each year
                                              Write to:
                                              The Earl Warren Legal Training Program, Inc.
                                              99 Hudson Street, Suite1600
                                              New York, NY 10013
                                              (212) 965-2225

                                              • Diversity
                                                Edward Traurig Scholarship

                                                Award: $1,000
                                                Eligibility: Waterbury (Connecticut) Judicial District residents
                                                Entering 2nd or final year of study at an accredited law school as a full- or part-time student
                                                Deadline: April of each year
                                                Contact: Waterbury Bar Association, Waterbury, CT

                                                  • CT


                                                  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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