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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
    Faegre & Benson Diversity Scholarship

    Award: $12,000
    Eligibility: To be awarded a Faegre & Benson scholarship, students must be enrolled in an accredited law school in the United States and interested in a summer associate position in one of our U.S. offices.
    Deadline: January of each year
    Contact: http://www.faegre.com/articles/article_2358.aspx

    January
    • Diversity
      Fall River Bar Association Scholarships

      Award: $500
      Eligibility: Residents of the greater Fall River, Massachusetts area
      Currently enrolled in or accepted to law school
      Deadline: April of each year
      Contact: (508) 675-6611

      April
        • MA
        Federal Bar Association – Western Michigan Chapter Scholarship

        Award: $1,500
        Eligibility: Student must have been a permanent resident in the area served by the association’s Western Michigan Chapter or have had prior employment experience in the legal profession in that geographic area
        Enrolled or accepted for enrollment at an accredited law school
        Deadline: September of each year
        Contact: http://www.fedbar.org/wmichigan.html

        September
          • MI
          Federal Circuit Bar Association Scholarships

          Award: $5,000
          Eligibility: Currently enrolled in ABA-accredited law schools
          Based primarily on financial need, although academic promise, either in undergraduate study or law school, is also considered
          Deadline: April of each year
          Contact: http://www.fedcirbar.org/olc/pub/LVFC/cpages/misc/scholar.jsp – (202) 408-4205

          April
          • Bar Association
            Finnegan Henderson Diversity Scholarship

            Award: $12,000 per year
            Eligibility:
            Open to law students from underrepresented minority groups (American Indians/Alaskan Natives, Blacks/African Americans, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders & Hispanics/Latinos) who have demonstrated a commitment to a career in intellectual property law
            Currently enrolled either as a 1st-year full-time student or 2nd-year part-time student
            Must have earned a degree in life sciences, engineering, or computer science, or have substantial prior trademark experience
            Academic preformance at the undergraduate, graduate (if applicable), and law school level; relevant work experience; community service; leadership skills’ and special accomplishments
            Deadline: February of each year
            Contact: http://www.finnegan.com

            February
            • Diversity
              First Annual Law School Student Loan Scholarship

              Award: $2,000
              Eligibility: Recipient is financing their entire law school education with student loans and scholarships.
              Recipient is a U.S. citizen currently attending an accredited law school within the United States.
              Academic achievement as reflected by a minimum 3.3 GPA and have completed at least one semester of classes at an accredited law school.

              Deadline: December 20
              For an application, students will have to submit our “Contact Us” form on our website choosing “Scholarship” as a reason for contact. Our website url is: http://www.daytonbankruptcylawfirm.com.

              December
                  Fish & Richardson Diversity Fellowship Program

                  Award: $5,000 and a paid summer associate position
                  Eligibility: Member of diverse group
                  Deadline: December
                  Contact: http://www.fr.com/diversity/index.cfm?child=diversity

                  December
                  • Diversity
                    Foster Pepper PLLC 1L Diversity Fellowship

                    Award: $7,500 and paid summer associate position in our Seattle office
                    Eligibility: The Foster Pepper 1L Diversity Fellowship is open to all individuals of color or another diverse background who:
                    ● Are enrolled and in good standing as a first-year law student (Juris Doctor) at an ABA accredited law school;
                    ● 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;
                    ● Contribute meaningfully to the diversity of the law school student body, and upon entering the legal profession, the legal community; and
                    ● Demonstrate a commitment to practice law in Seatt le, Washington following graduation from law school.
                    Deadline: January
                    Contact: http://www.foster.com/about.aspx?nav=1&desc=20

                    January
                    • Diversity
                      Frank H. Lang Merit Scholarship

                      Award: $1,000
                      Eligibility: Residents of the following California counties: Calaveras, Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tulare, & Tuolumne
                      Enrolled in or entering their first year of law school; Solely on merit
                      Deadline: May of each year
                      Contact: Lang, Richert & Patch, Fresno, CA – (559) 228-6700

                      May
                        • CA
                        Fred Finch, Jr. Scholarship

                        Award: $2,000
                        Eligibility: African American; Enrolled in 2nd or 3rd year of law school
                        Have a connection to the Dallas-Fort Worth area in Texas
                        Deadline: September of each year
                        Contact: www.jltla.org/scholarships.html – (214) 761-1707

                        September
                        • Diversity
                        • TX
                        Fredrikson & Byron Foundation Minority Scholarships

                        Award: $10,000 fellowship. The internship portion of the program provides a $1,000 weekly stipend
                        Eligibility: African American, Asian American, Pacific Islander, Hispanic, Native American, & Alaska Native students
                        Enrolled in their 1st year of law school
                        Must be interested in practicing law in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area
                        Financial need is not considered
                        Deadline: March of each year
                        Contact: http://www.fredlaw.com/firm/scholarship.htm – (612) 492-7117

                        March
                        • Diversity
                        • MN
                        Gayle & Harvey Rubin Scholarship

                        Award: amount not specified
                        Eligibility: Oregon residents;
                        Enrolled in full-time study;
                        Deadline: February of each year
                        Contact: www.osac.state.or.us – (800) 452-8807, ext. 7395

                        February
                          • OR
                          George H. Nofer Scholarship for Law and Public Policy - Scholarship for Students Who are Deaf of Hard of Hearing

                          Award: $5,000
                          Eligibility: full-time graduate students with a moderately-severe to profound hearing loss who use listening and spoken language and who are attending an accredited law school or a masters or doctoral program in public policy or public administration
                          Deadline: April 10
                          Contact: http://www.listeningandspokenlanguage.org/Document.aspx?id=285

                          April
                          • Disability
                            George V. Powell Diversity Scholarship

                            Award: $7500 3rd year and Summer Associate
                            Eligibility: Contribute to diversity of legal community; desire to work, live, practice in Seattle or Portland
                            Deadline: October 1
                            Contact:
                            Len Roden, Manager of Attorney Recruiting
                            Lane Powell PC
                            1420 Fifth Avenue, Suite 4100
                            Seattle, WA 98101-2338
                            rodenl@lanepowell.com
                            http://www.lanepowell.com/firm/scholarship.asp
                            206-223-6123

                            October
                            • Diversity
                            • OR
                            Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Scholarship

                            Award: $10,000
                            Eligibility: Currently enrolled in ABA-accredited law schools;
                            Based primarily on financial need, although academic promise, either in undergraduate study or law school, is also considered
                            Deadline: April of each year
                            Contact: Scholarship Website

                            April
                                Glenn D. Peters Law School Scholarships

                                Award: $750 – $1,500
                                Eligibility: Permanent resident of the Northern District of Indiana for the U.S. District Court (roughly the northern third of IN);
                                Full-time enrollment;
                                Academic achievement, involvement in extracurricular activities, & financial need;
                                Deadline: May of each year
                                Contact: Bank Calumet, Hammond, IN – (800) 262-1131

                                May
                                  • IN
                                  Goodwin Public Interest Fellowships for Law Students of Color

                                  Award: $7,500
                                  Eligibility: Students of color
                                  Deadline: February
                                  Contact: http://www.goodwinprocter.com/Careers/Diversity/The-Goodwin-Diversity-Fellowships.aspx

                                  February
                                  • Diversity
                                  • Pub Int
                                    H. Fletcher Brown Scholarship

                                    Award: amount not specified
                                    Eligibility: Delaware residents who were born in Delaware;
                                    College seniors entering first year of graduate school, are of good moral character, & need financial assistance frm sources outside their family;
                                    Applicants must have SAT scores 1000 or higher, rank in the upper 20% of their class, and demonstrate financial need;
                                    Finalists are interviewed
                                    Deadline: March of each year
                                    Contact: H. Fletcher Brown Trust, Wilmington, DE – (302) 429-1186

                                    March
                                      • DE
                                      Hall Law School Scholarship

                                      Award: amount not specified
                                      Eligibility: Open to members of Houston Area Law Librarians (HALL) for 3 of the past 5 years;
                                      Enrolled or accepted in an ABA-accredited J.D. program with preference given to a program in the greater Houston area & to an applicant w/ prior professional library or library-related experience;
                                      Applicants may not have received any financial assistance from their employer for tuition, fees, materials, etc
                                      Contact: http://www.aallnet.org/chapter/hall/grants.htm – (713) 313-7328

                                      • Misc Org
                                        Harold & Harriet Plum Memorial Scholarship Award

                                        Award: $1,000
                                        Eligibility: Open to students at accredited law schools;
                                        Financial need & academic achievement
                                        Deadline: December of each year
                                        Contact: http://www.camdencountybar.org/?go=comm_sc_lawsch – (856) 964-3420

                                        December
                                            Harris Y. Cotton Memorial Scholarship

                                            Award: $2,500 per year
                                            Eligibility: New Jersey residents accepted for admission to a law school;
                                            Interest in preparing for a career as a prosecutor, with an emphasis on domestic violence or hate crimes prosecutions;
                                            Financial need must be demonstrated;
                                            Finalists are interviewed
                                            Deadline: June of each year
                                            Contact:County Prosecutors Assoc. of New Jersey Foundation, c/o John G. Laky, Secretary, Warren County Prosecutor’s Office, 413 Second Street, Belvidere, NJ 07823
                                            (856) 225-8466

                                            June
                                              • NJ
                                              Harry A. Blackmun Scholarship

                                              Award: $10,000 – $15,000 per year
                                              Eligibility: Open to students enrolled or about to enroll in an accredited law school in the U.S. to work on a J.D. degree;
                                              Academic achievement, financial need, & potential for making a contribution to society & the legal profession;
                                              Preference is given to applicants from Minnesota
                                              Deadline: June of each year
                                              Contact: Harry A. Blackmun Scholarship Foundation, Inc., Baltimore, MD
                                              (410) 685-3813

                                              June
                                                • MN
                                                Hartman E. Stime Scholarship

                                                Award: $2,000
                                                Eligibility: DuPage County, Illinois resident;
                                                Law students entering 2nd year;
                                                Academic achievement & financial need. Interview required
                                                Deadline: March of each year
                                                Contact: www.dcba.org/public/found.htm – (630) 653-7779

                                                March
                                                  • IL
                                                  Heller Ehrman Diversity Fellowship

                                                  Award: $7,500 and a paid summer associate position
                                                  Eligibility: First-year law students who contribute to the diversity of their law school student body and who will contribute to the diversity of the legal community
                                                  Deadline: January of each year
                                                  Contact: http://www.hellerehrman.com/en/careers/summer_fellowship.aspx

                                                  January
                                                  • Diversity
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