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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
http://www.bronxbar.com/scholarships.htm – (718) 293-5600

February
    • NY
    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: http://www.alfinc.org/cabanissjohnston.cfm – (334) 269-1515

    June
      • AL
      California Indian Law Scholarship

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

      October
      • 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
        Contact:
        Carolyn Stell Scholarship Award
        c/o Heather A. Gilkey
        Guggemes & Brown, P.C.
        4050 Hunsaker St., Suite 120
        East Lansing, MI 48823

        September
        • 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: www.cookcountybar.org – (312) 630-1157

        February
          • 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: http://www.eriebar.com/fdn_roberts.htm – (814) 459-3111

          May
            • 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: www.kalfound.org – (269) 381-4416

            December
              • 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

              June
              • 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: http://www.communityfoundationfrv.org/scholarships.html – (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: http://www.chci.org/chciyouth/scholarship/scholarship.htm – 1-800-EXCELDC

                April
                • 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
                  Contact: http://www.cooley.com/diversityfellowship

                  March
                  • 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: http://www.wbadirect.org/pdf/2008-Damon-J-Keith-Scholarship-Form.pdf – (313) 962-0250

                    April
                      • 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: http://www.camdencountybar.org/?go=comm_sc_lawsch – (856) 964-3420

                      January
                        • NJ
                        David L. Boren Graduate Fellowships

                        Award: $2,000 – $30,000
                        Eligibility:
                        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: http://www.borenawards.org/boren_fellowship – (800) 498-9360

                        January
                        • 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.

                          Website

                          July
                          • 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: http://www.dwt.com/recruit/intro/scholarship.htm – (206) 622-3150

                            January
                            • 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
                              Contact: http://www.dicksteinshapiro.com/careers/diversity/

                              October
                              • Diversity
                                Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship

                                Award:$5,000
                                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 www.bannerwitcoff.com/diversity for more information
                                about this scholarship, Donald W. Banner, and Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

                                January
                                • 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
                                  Contact: http://www.dorsey.com/diversity/overview/

                                  January
                                  • 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: http://www.dri.org – (312) 795-1101

                                    March
                                    • 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: http://www.roydwyer.com/scholarship . 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.

                                      July
                                        • OR
                                        Earl Warren Civil Rights Training Scholarships

                                        Award: $3,000 per year
                                        Eligibility:
                                        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
                                        Contact: http://www.naacpldf.org/content.aspx?article=43
                                        Write to:
                                        The Earl Warren Legal Training Program, Inc.
                                        99 Hudson Street, Suite1600
                                        New York, NY 10013
                                        (212) 965-2225

                                        March
                                        • 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

                                          April
                                            • CT
                                            Elaine Osborne Jacobson Award for Women Working in Health Care Law

                                            Award: $3,000
                                            Eligibility:
                                            Women currently enrolled in an accredited North American law school; Only nominations are accepted, candidates may not apply directly
                                            1-3 letters of recommendation
                                            Through candidates law school academic & clinical work & other related activities, demonstrate their apptitude for & long-term commitment to a legal career of advocacy on behalf of the health care needs of children, women, elderly, or the disabled
                                            Deadline: April of each year
                                            Contact: http://www.poundinstitute.org/elainosborne.aspx

                                            April
                                            • Diversity
                                              Erie County Bar Association Scholarship

                                              Award: $500 – $2,000
                                              Eligibility: Erie County, Pennsylvania residents
                                              Entering 2nd or 3rd year at an ABA-accredited law school
                                              Based on a number of factors, including financial need
                                              Deadline: June of each year
                                              Contact: www.eriebar.com – (814) 459-3111

                                              June
                                                • PA
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