External Scholarship Search Database

NameDescriptionDeadline for SubmissionSpecialtyStates
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
                                          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

                                          • Misc Org
                                            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


                                              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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