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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
                                              Herbert Lehman Scholarships For African-American Law Students

                                              Award: $2000
                                              Eligibility: African American;
                                              U.S. Citizen;
                                              Applications for college scholarships may be requested between November 1, and March 31, by writing to The Herbert Lehman Education Fund. All requests for applications should be from the applicant and should include information about the applicant’s college plans and career goals;
                                              Academic potential, character, educational goals, academic abilities & community/school involvement
                                              Deadline: March of each year
                                              Contact: http://www.naacpldf.org/content.aspx?article=32 – (212) 965-2225

                                              March
                                              • Diversity
                                                Hermine Dalkowitz Tobolowsky Scholarship

                                                Award: amount not specified
                                                Eligibility: Women in Texas;
                                                Must have completed at least 2 semesters of study at an accredited college or university in Texas & have a GPA of 3.0 or higher ;
                                                U.S. Citizen;
                                                Academic achievement & financial need
                                                Deadline: January of each year
                                                Contact: www.bpwtx.org/foundation.asp – (817) 283-0862

                                                January
                                                  • TX
                                                  Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson 1st Year Diversity Student Fellowship

                                                  Award: $7,500 and a salaried summer associate position
                                                  Eligibility:Diverse background and life experiences, and capacity to contribute meaningfully to the diversity of the legal community.
                                                  Distinction in academic performance; significant accomplishments and activities; and commitment to community service.
                                                  Leadership ability.
                                                  A need for financial assistance may be considered.
                                                  Deadline: January of each year
                                                  Contact: http://www.hcmp.com/Employment/diversity.html

                                                  January
                                                  • Diversity
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