External Scholarship Search Database

NameDescriptionDeadline for SubmissionSpecialtyStates
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
          UpRight Law Access to Advocacy Award Scholarship Contest

          Contest is open to legal permanent residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia. Entrants must be either (1) currently registered in an accredited law school program; (2) currently accepted to a law school program; or (3) engaged in pre-law curriculum at an accredited four-year college. Scholarship will only be awarded to the winning entrant upon furnishing proof of law school registration; entrants who are accepted but not registered, or enrolled in pre-law course work, must register in a law school program to receive scholarship and must do so before July 15, 2019 or entrant/winner will be deemed to have forfeited his or her scholarship. Proof of identity and registration must be furnished upon request.

          To enter the Contest, access the website during the Contest Period, complete the official entry form on the Contest website and submit it and the video entry as directed. Entry and related materials must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM Central Standard Time on May 31, 2015. Limit of one entry per person. No joint, group or team entries are allowed. All video submissions become property of UpRight Law.

          The winning entrant will receive a $5,000.00 scholarship award for tuition, books, or fees.

          Website and rules

              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
                    Vision Zero Auto Awareness/Law School Scholarship

                    Vision Zero is a multi-pronged attack on the causes of traffic accidents. It uses improved road safety (design-focused measures), driver education, and increased enforcement of traffic laws. This combination has been shown to dramatically reduce the number of traffic fatalities, and Boston Attorney John Sheehan is trying to raise awareness of the potential by offering a scholarship to students willing to focus on the issue of traffic safety.

                    Amount: $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to an applicant exclusively for law school tuition and related expenses.
                    Candidates: Scholarship will be awarded to a first or second year law student, or entering law school in the Fall of 2015.
                    Deadline: July
                    Details & Application: (click on Scholarship at top of page)
                    Scholarship offered by: Attorney John Sheehan

                        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: February 15
                            Contact: Claudette Glenn (316) 943-5797,

                              • KS
                              WHEELCHAIR DISABILITY SCHOLARSHIP


                              Applicants must meet the following criteria

                              Applicant is currently enrolled at or accepted to a law school in the U.S.
                              Applicant is permanently confined to a wheelchair.
                              Applicant is willing to share his or her story with the general public. If applicant wishes to remain anonymous, all effort will be made to withhold the applicant’s identity and protect his or her anonymity.


                              Applicants must submit by February 28th

                              Award: $1000


                              • Disability
                                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
                                William S. Kroger

                                Applicants must meet the following criteria:
                                Recipient is a U.S. citizen or otherwise authorized to work in the United States
                                Recipient is accepted, and will be attending their first year school in the fall of 2015
                                Academic achievement as reflected by an undergraduate cumulative minimum 3.0 GPA
                                Amount: $1,000
                                Applicants must submit the following by July 1st
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                                    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


                                            NDLS Offers Online Certificate in Patent Prosecution


                                            The Certificate in Patent Prosecution is a 12-credit curriculum that prepares students to help inventors get patents. Certificate students learn the basics of patent law and the important skills that a patent agent will need to have: how to write a patent application, how to negotiate with the U.S. Patent Office on behalf of an inventor, how to determine whether an invention is patentable, and the ethical obligations of a patent agent.

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