External Scholarship Search Database

NameDescriptionDeadline for SubmissionSpecialtyStates
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

  • 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: – (212) 965-2225

    • 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: – (817) 283-0862

        • 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

        • Diversity
          Hispanic Lawyers Scholarship Fund

          Award: $2,500 per year
          Eligibility: Illinois Latino residents;
          First year students;
          Academic achievement, financial need, & contributions to the Latino community
          Deadline: March of each year
          Contact: – (312) 569-1135

          • Diversity
          • IL
          Honorable Harrison W. Ewing Fellowships

          Award: $1,400
          Eligibility: Alpha Chi Omega sorority members;
          Academic achievement, financial need, chapter involvement, community/campus involvement
          Deadline: March of each year
          Contact: – (317) 579-5050

          • Misc Org
            Hopi Tribal Priority Scholarship

            Award: amount not specified
            Eligibility: Enrolled members of the Hopi Tribe;
            Academic merit & the likelihood that applicants will use their training & expertise for tribal goals & objectives
            Deadline: July of each year
            Contact: Hopi Tribe, Kykotsmovi, AZ – (800) 762-9630

            • Diversity
              Horizons Foundation Scholarship Program

              Award: $500 – $2,000
              Women working in or planning such careers in national security fields;
              Must 1) be currently enrolled at accredited college/university either part- or full-time; 2) demonstrate financial need; 3) be U.S. citizens; 4) 3.25 GPA or higher, and 5) demonstrate interest in preparing for a career related to national security
              Academic achievement, participation in defense & national security activities, field of study, work experience, statements & objectives, recommendations & financial need
              Deadline: July 1 of each year for fall semester; November 1 of each year for spring semester
              Contact: – (703) 247-2552

              • Diversity
                Howard Brown Rickard Scholarships

                Award: $3,000 – $12,000
                Eligibility: Legally Blind; pursuing or planning to pursue a full-time, postsecondary course of study in a degree program at a United States’ institution;
                Academic excellence, service to the community, & financial need
                Deadline: March of each year
                Contact: – (641) 236-3366

                • Disability
                  Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship

                  Award: $3,000
                  Eligibility: Berks County, Pennsylvania resident;
                  Entering 2nd year of law school;
                  Financial need is considered in selection process
                  Deadline: April 1
                  Contact: – 610-685-2223

                    • PA
                    Hudson County Bar Foundation Scholarships

                    Award: $2,000
                    Eligibility: Hudson County, New Jersey residents;
                    Must demonstrate financial need;
                    Must be willing to volunteer at the Hudson County Bar Foundation Law Library
                    Deadline: March of each year
                    Contact: Hudson County Bar Foundation, Jersey City, NJ
                    (201) 798-4708

                      • NJ
                      Humane Studies Fellowships

                      Award: $2,000 – $12,000
                      Eligibility: Full-time students;
                      Must have clearly demonstrated interest in the classical liberal/libetarian tradition of individual rights & market economics;
                      Academic or professional performance, relevance of work to the advancement of a free society, & potential for success
                      Deadline: December of each year
                      Contact: – (800) 697-8799

                      • Interest
                        Illinois Bar Foundation Scholarship

                        Award: $3000
                        Eligibility: 2Ls/3Ls, with preference given to those who plan to practice in Illinois following graduation;
                        academic performance, extracurricular involvement, financial need
                        Deadline: October 1 (submit to 112 Law School)

                          • IL
                          Indiana CLEO

                          Award: $9,000
                          Eligibility: Indiana citizen or graduate of an Indiana college/university
                          Deadline: February 14

                            • IN
                            Indiana Sheriff’s Association Scholarship Program

                            Award: $500
                            Eligibility: Indiana Resident;
                            Committed to pursuing and education and career in law enforcement at an IN college or univ;
                            Applicant must be a member of the association, or dependent child, or grandchild of current member;
                            full-time student;
                            Deadline: April 1
                            P.O. Box 19127
                            Indianapolis, IN 46219

                            • Misc Org
                            • IN
                            Indiana State Bar Association Utility Law Section

                            Eligibility: Studying at one of the four ABA accredited law schools in Indiana.
                            Deadline: August 1
                            Contact: Michelle Gill
                            Indiana Bar Foundation
                            230 E. Ohio Street, 4th Floor
                            Indianapolis, IN 46204
                            (317) 269-2415

                              • IN
                              International Public Management Association For Human Resources Graduate Study Fellowship

                              Award: $2,000 per year maximum
                              Eligibility: Professional members of the International Public Management Association for Human Resources for at least 1 year ;
                              At least 5 years of full-time professional experience;
                              Academic record, demonstrated leadership abilities, & commitment to public service. Financial need is not considered in the selection process
                              Deadline: May of each year
                              Contact: – (703) 549-7100

                              • Misc Org
                                Iranian American Bar Association Law Student Scholarship

                                Award: $3,000
                                Eligibility: be accepted or enrolled in a full time (3Ls and LLMs are eligible) accredited U.S. law school (UCI School of Law applications will be accepted), (2) have demonstrated a commitment to the advancement of the Iranian-American community, and (3) be of Iranian heritage.
                                Deadline: March 31

                                • Diversity
                                  Isabelle Durrah Legal Scholarship

                                  Award: amount not specified
                                  Eligibility: Residents of the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area;
                                  1st, 2nd, & 3rd year J.D. students;
                                  2.5 GPA or higher
                                  Deadline: June of each year
                                  Contact: Barristers’ Spouses of the District of Columbia, Inc., Washington, DC
                                  (202) 244-1081

                                    • DC
                                    Italian American Lawyers Association Scholarship

                                    Award: $2,500
                                    Eligibility: Los Angeles County, California residents;
                                    Italian American heritage;
                                    Academic achievement, potential contribution to the Italian American community, & financial need;
                                    Deadline: September of each year

                                    • Diversity
                                    • CA
                                    J.L. Turner Legal Association Minority Law Student Texas Bar Review Scholarship

                                    Award: Amount not specified: cost of bar review course and other bar-related expenses.
                                    Eligibility: U.S. citizen;
                                    Be enrolled in an accredited law school;
                                    be in good academic standing;
                                    Deadline: September 15

                                    • Diversity
                                      Jack & Sayde Gibson Scholarship

                                      Award: amount not specified
                                      African American law students who have a 2.5 GPA or higher;
                                      Applicants should have 1) taken an entertainment law or sports law related course, 2) actively participated in entertainment or sports law field through an internship or job, or 3) attended an entertainment or sports law seminar or conference after beginning law school
                                      Must have assisted at conferences, events, or in the office of the Black Entertainment & Sports Lawyers Association

                                      Contact: – (866) 273-4935

                                      • Diversity
                                      • Interest
                                        Jack Lyle Scholarship (Sponsored by the Indiana Lawyers Alliance)

                                        Award: amount not specified
                                        Eligibility: 2-3 year Law Student;
                                        Academic Excellence;
                                        Good Citizenship and leadership skills;
                                        Plans to practice in Indiana;
                                        Indiana Resident;
                                        Not receiving other scholarships;
                                        Deadline: Odd Years Notre Dame
                                        Theresa Browning
                                        Director of Development and Communications
                                        Indiana Bar Foundation
                                        230 East Ohio Street
                                        Indianapolis, IN 46204
                                        Direct: 317-269-7864
                                        Fax: 317-329-4867

                                          • IN
                                          Jackson County Bar Association Scholarship

                                          Award: $2,000
                                          Eligibility: Jackson County, Michigan resident;
                                          2.5 GPA or higher;
                                          Enrolled full- or part-time;
                                          Academic achievement, an essay on career objectives, community involvement, & law school activities. Financial need is not considered
                                          Deadline: April of each year
                                          Jackson County Bar Association, Jackson, MI
                                          (517) 768-8568

                                            • MI
                                            James F. Connolly LexisNexis Academic & Library Solutions Scholarship

                                            Award: $3,000
                                            Eligibility: Library school graduates working on a law degree;
                                            Have no more than 36 semester credit hours of study remaining before qualifying for law degree;
                                            Have meaningful law library experience;
                                            Evidence of financial need must be submitted. Preference is given to librarians who have demonstrated an interest in government publications
                                            Deadline: April of each year
                                            Contact: – (312) 939-4764

                                            • Interest


                                              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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