External Scholarship Search Database

NameDescriptionDeadline for SubmissionSpecialtyStates
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
                                      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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                                        Lawrence Bar Association Scholarships

                                        Award: amount not specified
                                        Eligibility: Residents of Andover, Lawrence, Methuen, & North Andover, Masshachusetts;
                                        Currently enrolled at an accredited law school;
                                        Academic achievement & finanancial need
                                        Deadline: April of each year
                                        Contact: (978) 975-4110

                                          • MA
                                          Lawrence Matson Memorial Endowment Fund Scholarships

                                          Award: $2,000 – $9,000
                                          Eligibility: Alaska Native under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) of 1971 & their lineal descendants of Cook Inlet Region, Inc. (No Alaska residency requirements or age limitations);
                                          Must be accepted & enrolled in a full-time program;
                                          2.5 GPA or higher;
                                          Academic achievement, rigor of course work or degree program, quality of a statement of purpose, student financial contribution, financial need, grade level, previous work performance, education & community activities, letters of recommendation, seriousness of purpose & practicality of educational & professional goals
                                          Deadline: June & December of each year
                                          Contact: – (800) 764-3382

                                          • Diversity
                                          • AK
                                          Lazarian Graduate Scholarship

                                          Award: amount not specified
                                          Eligibility: Armenian ancestry;
                                          Students may not receive more than 2 scholarships from the Armenian Relief Society;
                                          Academic record, financial need, & Armenian community involvement
                                          Deadline: April of each year
                                          Contact: – (617) 926-3801

                                          • Diversity
                                            Lebaron & Yvonne Taylor Scholarship

                                            Award: amount not specified
                                            Eligibility: Member of the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA);
                                            2.5 GPA or higher;
                                            Interested in entertainment and/or sports law and have 1) taken entertainment law or sports law related course, 2) actively participated in entertainment or sports law field through internship or job, or 3) attended an entertainment or sports law seminar or conference since beginning law school; Essay
                                            Contact: – (866) 273-4935

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                                              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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