External Scholarship Search Database

NameDescriptionDeadline for SubmissionSpecialtyStates
James I. Smith Notre Dame Law School Scholarship Fund

Award: amount not specified
Eligibility: Residents of Allegheny County, PA;
Deadline: April of each year

    • PA
    James N. Kincanon Merit Scholarship

    Award: amount not specified
    Eligibility: Residents of the city of Roanoke, the city of Salem, and the county of Roanoke (in Virginia) or graduates of high schools in those jurisdictions;
    3.0 GPA or higher;
    Must be accepted or expect to be accepted to law school
    Deadline: March of each year
    Contact: – (540) 342-4905

        Jan Jancin Award

        Award: $5,000
        3L at ABA-accredited law schools interested in a career in intellectual property law
        Must be nominated by law school (each law school may nominate 1 student)
        Overall grades in intellectual property law courses; achievement in 1 or more specified intellectual property law courses; awards received or publications by the student in the field of intellectual property law; achievement or recognition in connection w/ national or local moot court intellectual property law competitions; and leadership, service, or activity in student intellectual property law organizations
        Deadline: June of each year
        Contact: – (201) 634-1870

        • Interest
          Jan M. Schlesinger Scholarship Award

          Award: $2,500
          Eligibility: Burlington County, New Jersey residents;
          1st or 2nd year law students;
          Financial need, academic merit & commitment to Burlington County
          Deadline: March of each year
          Contact: – (609) 261-4542

            • NJ
            Japanese American Bar Scholarship

            Award: $2,000
            Eligibility: Law students who have participated in the Asian Pacific American community;
            Students currently enrolled in law school;
            Must demonstrate an intention to practice law in southern California;
            Participation in the Asian Pacific American community, academic achievement, & financial need
            Deadline: November of each year
            Contact: – (213) 624-8697

            • Diversity
            • CA
            John Hebner Memorial Scholarship

            Award: Scholarship amount based on information provided by the student
            Eligibility: Legally Blind;
            full-time student or part-time student working full-time;
            cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher is generally required, but extenuating circumstances are considered;
            Academic record, involvement in extra-curricular & civic activities and academic objectives
            Deadline: postmarked by March 1
            Contact: – (202) 467-5081

            • Disability
              John W. Newman Memorial Scholarship Fund

              Award: $1,000
              Eligibility: Hamilton County, Nebraska residents (for at least 6 months), have a permanent address in Hamilton County, former residents, including married students, who are working on an advanced degree w/ several years of uninterrupted schooling & may themselves no longer have a Hamilton County address;
              2nd or 3rd year of J.D. program at an accredited law school in the U.S.;
              Academic Aid. Preference given to students who have not previously received a scholarship from the foundation
              Deadline: March of each year
              Hamilton Community Foundation, Inc., Aurora, NE
              (402) 694-3200

                • NE
                Joseph H. Gellert Scholarship Fund

                Award: $500
                Eligibility: Dutchess County, New York residents:
                Currently enrolled in an accredited law school
                Dutchess County Bar Association, Phughkeepsie, NY
                (914) 473-2488

                  • NY
                  Judge Charles G. Sweet Fund For Law Students

                  Award: $200
                  Eligibility: Washington County, Pennsylvania residents;
                  Currently enrolled in an accredited law school;
                  Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher;
                  Deadline: April of each year
                  (724) 222-6330

                    • PA
                    Judge Judy M. West Scholarship

                    Award: $2,900 annually
                    Eligibility: Kentucky residents;
                    Entering last year of law school;
                    Academic record & other personal characteristics. Special consideration to nontraditional or returning students;
                    Northern Kentucky Bar Association, 541 Buttermilk Pike, Suite 203, Crescent Springs, KY 41017

                      • KY
                      Judge Philip J. Glennie Scholarship

                      Award: $1,000
                      Eligibility: Students who graduated from high school in the area of the 26th Judicial Bar Association which includes the following Michigan counties: Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency, Presque Isle ;
                      Students who are or will be attending law school in the U.S.;
                      Financial need is not considered in the selection process
                      Deadline: March of each year
                      (989) 354-6881

                        • MI
                        Justice Hollis G. Best Scholarship

                        Award: $1000
                        Eligibility: Open to law students who have successfully completed at least 1 year of law school;
                        Strong preference given to current residents of the following California counties: Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Stanislaus, Tulare, & Tuolumne;
                        Primarily academic achievement & extracurricular/community activities. Financial need & demonstrated leadership abilities are also taken into account
                        Deadline: December of each year
                        Justice Hollis G. Best Scholarship Fund, Attn: Jeanie Gaynor, Fifth District Court of Appeal, 2525 Capitol Street, Fresno, CA 93721
                        (559) 445-6266

                          • CA
                          Justice Pauline Davis Hanson Scholarship

                          Award: $2,000
                          Eligibility: Women who have completed their 1st year of law school;
                          Preference is given to current or former residents of the following California counties: Fresno, Kings, Madera & Tulare;
                          Academic record, extracurricular & community activities, demonstrated leadership capabilities & financial need. Finalists are interviewed
                          Deadline: April of each year
                          Fresno County Women Lawyers, Fresno, CA
                          (559) 226-1540

                          • Diversity
                          • CA
                          Justinian Society of Lawyers

                          Award: $1,000-$5,000
                          Eligibility: Someone of Italian ancestry who has successfully completed at least 1 year of law school and is currently enrolled in law school.
                          Deadline: April 30
                          Marsha H. Cellucci
                          DuPage Justinian Scholarship Committee

                          The Law Firm of Marsha H. Cellucci
                          1155 S. Washington Street
                          Naperville, Illinois 60540
                          (630) 961-0225

                          Nicholas Lisi, Esquire
                          1900 Spruce Street
                          Philadelphia, PA 19103

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                          Illinois Chapter Illinois Chapter
                          Philadelphia Chapter Philadelphia Chapter

                          • Diversity
                            Juvenile Justice Law School Scholarship

                            We are committed to juvenile justice and want to encourage young people to pursue a career in law and hopefully make a difference to someone in their careers. We have discovered that nothing matters more in the early life of a youth charged with a crime than lawyers, legal professionals, and judges who are committed to defending the rights of the youth.
                            Amount: $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to an applicant exclusively for law school tuition and related expenses.
                            Candidates: For any law student attending (or accepted and planning to attend) an accredited law school.
                            Deadline: July
                            Details & Application: (scroll down to bottom of page for scholarship information link)
                            Scholarship offered by: Tiftickjian Law Firm, P.C.

                                K&L Gates 1L Diversity Fellowship

                                Award: $10,000 and paid position with the Seattle office as a summer associate
                                Eligibility: Diversity

                                • Diversity
                                  Kane County Bar Foundation Scholarships

                                  Award: $1,000
                                  Eligibility: Kane County, Illinois residents;
                                  Attending or planning on attending law school;
                                  Deadline: May of each year
                                  Contact: – (847) 426-2288, ext. 237

                                    • IL
                                    Kegler, Brown, Hill & Ritter Minority Merit Scholarship

                                    Award: $5,000
                                    Eligibility: First year minority law students;
                                    Deadline: January of each year

                                    • Diversity
                                      Kern County Women Lawyers Association Scholarships

                                      Award: $250 – $3,000
                                      Eligibility: Students with ties to Kern County, California;
                                      Open to law students in 1st through 4th years;
                                      Must be able to demonstrate financial need and/or hardship and have a strong academic record
                                      Deadline: February of each year
                                      Contact: Kern County Women Lawyers Association, Bakersfield, CA
                                      (661) 636-4830

                                        • CA
                                        King & Spalding Diversity Fellowship

                                        Award: $10,000 and a summer clerkship
                                        Eligibility: open to any law
                                        student in the top 33% of the class who is pursuing a Juris Doctor degree at a law
                                        school accredited by the American Bar Association, who has completed the first year
                                        of legal studies, and whose presence will increase the ethnic and cultural diversity of
                                        the practice of law.
                                        Deadline: September of each year

                                        • Diversity
                                          Kirkland & Ellis LLP Diversity Fellowship Program

                                          Award: $15,000 and position in summer associate program
                                          Eligibility: Diversity
                                          Deadline: September

                                          • Diversity
                                            La Raza Lawyers Association

                                            Award: $500 – $2,000
                                            Eligibility: Latino law students; Financial need & record of activities in such areas as peer counseling & community service
                                            Deadline: July of each year
                                            San Diego
                                            Santa Clara County
                                            (831) 464-2222

                                            • Diversity
                                              Lake County Bar Association Law School Scholarships

                                              Award: $2,500
                                              Eligibility: Lake County, Indiana residents;
                                              Attending law school in Indiana;
                                              Academic performance, although involvement in extracurricular & community activities is also considered
                                              Deadline: September of each year
                                              Contact: – (219) 738-1906

                                                • IN
                                                Lake County Bar Foundation Scholarship

                                                Award: $1,000
                                                Eligibility: Lake County, Ohio residents;
                                                Attending law school;
                                                Scholarship, citizenship, leadership, general worthiness & financial need
                                                Deadline: April of each year
                                                Contact: – (440) 352-6044

                                                  • OH
                                                  Latham & Watkins Diversity Scholars Program

                                                  Award: $10,000
                                                  Eligibility: academic and leadership achievements, life experiences and challenges that have shaped values, and a desire to practice at a global law firm and contribute to its diversity objectives.
                                                  Deadline: September of each year

                                                  • Diversity


                                                    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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