External Scholarship Search Database

NameDescriptionDeadline for SubmissionSpecialtyStates
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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                        Philadelphia Chapter Philadelphia Chapter

                        • Diversity
                          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
                                              Law Office of Steven Fritsch Scholarship

                                              Award: $1000
                                              Eligibility: Entering 1L;
                                              Deadline: July

                                                  Lawrence A. Long Memorial Law Scholarship

                                                  Award: amount not specified
                                                  Eligibility: Alpha Tau Omega fraternity members;
                                                  3.5 GPA or higher;
                                                  Must be enrolled or accepted into an accredited law school as a full-time student;
                                                  Academic achievement, demonstrated leadership in the fraternity, & demonstrated leadership on campus & in the community
                                                  Deadline: April of each year
                                                  Contact: – (800) 798-9286, ext. 133

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                                                    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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