External Scholarship Search Database

NameDescriptionDeadline for SubmissionSpecialtyStates
McDermott Minority Scholarship

Award: $15,000 and participate in a McDermott Summer Program
Eligibility: 2L minority law student;
Deadline: October
McDermott Will & Emery
227 W. Monroe St.
Chicago, IL 60606

  • Diversity
    McGuireWoods’ annual Diversity Scholarship Program

    Award: $5,000
    Eligibility: current first-year law students
    The first family member to attend college.
    From an economically disadvantaged family.
    A member of a group currently underrepresented in law schools and law firms.
    From a family with little or no legal education or experience.
    An alumnus of a college or university whose graduates are historically underrepresented in law school.
    Demonstrating a strong commitment to promoting diversity in his or her undergraduate school, law school
    and community.
    Deadline: May

    • Diversity
      McRoberts Memorial Law Scholarships

      Award: amount not specified
      Eligibility: Peoria County, Illinois residents (for at least 5 years);
      Demonstrate financial need;
      Financial need, reputation, character, appearance, personality, & apparent aptitude for a career in law
      Deadline: June of each year
      McRoberts Memorial Law Scholarship Fund,
      First of America Trust Company, Trustee
      301 Southwest Adams St.
      Peoria, IL 61652-0749
      (309) 655-5000

        • IL
        Medical and Graduate Student Scholarships from the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara

        Eligibility: Applicant must have attended at least four of the six secondary grade school years and graduated from a high school in Santa Barbara County, California.;
        full-time medical student or graduate student in the 2013-2014 academic year at an approved U.S. college or university in area of study includes law;

        Deadline: January

        • Interest
        • CA
        Meinhart Smith & Manning PLLC Scholarship

        The $1,000 scholarship will partially defray first-year expenses for a student who has been accepted into an accredited four year university or law school in Kentucky or anywhere in the United States for enrollment in the fall of 2015.
        Deadline: August 1

            Mercer County Bar Foundation Law Scholarship

            Award: $500 – $1,500
            Eligibility: Mercer County, New Jersey residents;
            Attending or planning on attending an accredited law school;
            Involvement in community organizations & financial need
            Deadline: July of each year
            Contact: – (609) 585-6200

              • NJ
              Michael F. O’Donnell Memorial Scholarships

              Award: $500 – $5,000
              Eligibility: Sonoma County, California residents;
              Currently enrolled in law school or interested in a law-related career;
              Academic accomplishments & financial need
              Deadline: February of each year
              Contact: – (707) 579-4801

                • CA
                Michigan Auto Law Diversity Scholarship

                Award: $2,000
                Eligibility: Recipient is a Michigan resident accepted to or currently attending an accredited law school within the United States, or a non-Michigan resident attending an accredited Michigan law school; first or second year of law school; must be member of an ethnic or racial minority or demonstrate a defined commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career.
                Deadline: April of each year

                • Diversity
                • MI
                Middlesex County Bar Association Law School Scholarship Program

                Award: amount not specified
                Eligibility: Middlesex County, New Jersey residents;
                Attending or planning to attend law school;
                Deadline: April of each year
                Contact: – (732) 828-3433

                  • NJ
                  Mike Eidson Scholarship

                  Award: $5,000
                  Eligibility: rising 3L (or rising 4L in a night program) female student who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a plaintiffs’ lawyer or criminal defense lawyer
                  Deadline: May of each year

                      Millbank Diversity Scholars

                      Award: $50,000 and salaried summer position
                      Eligibility: groups traditionally underrepresented in large law firms
                      Deadline: September

                      • Diversity
                        Miller Johnson Michigan Diversity Scholarship

                        Award: $5,000
                        Eligibility: students of color pursuing a law degree at any accredited law school in the U.S.; permanent resident of Michigan
                        Deadline: April
                        Contact: Rapids Community Foundation, 616-454-1751

                        • Diversity
                        • MI
                        Miller Nash Law Student Diversity Fellowship

                        Award: $7,500 and paid summer clerk position
                        Eligibility: Applicant must be a first- or second-year law student in good standing at an ABA- accredited law school.
                        Applicant must intend to work, live, and practice law in the Pacific Northwest.
                        Deadline: 1L January; 2L October

                        • Diversity
                          Milton D. Rosenberg Scholarship

                          Award: amount not specified
                          Eligibility: Washington County, Pennsylvania residents;
                          Currently enrolled in law school;
                          Contact: – (215) 546-6451

                            • PA
                            Minority Corporate Counsel Scholarship

                            Award: $10,000 per year
                            Eligibility: admitted to accredited law school;
                            US citizen;
                            commitment to diversity;
                            Deadline: June 1
                            Contact: – (703) 205-3443

                            • Diversity
                              Minoru Yasui Memorial Scholarship

                              Award: amount not specified
                              Eligibility: Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) members;
                              Attending or planning to attend an accredited law school;
                              Preference is given to applicants with a strong interest in human & civil rights;
                              Academic record, extracurricular activities, financial need, & community involvement
                              Deadline: April of each year
                              Contact: – (415) 921-5225

                              • Misc Org
                                Monroe County Bar Association Scholarship

                                Award: $500
                                Eligibility: Applicants must have graduated from a school (public or private) in Monroe County, Michigan & be residents of the county at the time of application;
                                Currently enrolled or acceptetd at accredited law schools;
                                Deadline: April of each year
                                Monroe County Bar Association
                                Scholarship Committee
                                P.O. Box 587
                                Monroe, MI 48161
                       – (734) 242-3434

                                  • MI
                                  Morgan Lewis Diversity Fellowship Program

                                  Award: $15,000 per year and salaried summer associate positions
                                  Eligibility: (1) have successfully completed one year of law school, (2) have demonstrated academic excellence, (3) have outstanding leadership skills, (4) have an interest in employment with Morgan Lewis, and (5) have a demonstrated interest in promoting diversity.
                                  Deadline: September

                                  • Diversity
                                    Morris Scholarship

                                    Award: $1,500 per year
                                    Eligibility: African American, Asian/Pacific Islanders, Hispanics, or Native Americans;
                                    Iowa residents and high school graduates, preference given to native Iowans attending law school in Iowa;
                                    2.5 GPA or higher;
                                    Academic achievement, a statement of educational & career goals, community service, & financial need
                                    Deadline: March of each year
                                    Contact: – (515) 282-8192

                                    • Diversity
                                    • IA
                                    NAACP Law Fellowship

                                    Award: $3,200
                                    Eligibility: Interest in civil rights/other;
                                    Deadline: March 15 each year
                                    Contact: (410) 580-5125

                                    • Pub Int
                                      NAPABA Law Foundation Scholarships

                                      Award: $2,500 per year
                                      Eligibility: Demonstrate leadership potential to serve the Asian Pacific American community upon graduation;
                                      Students at accredited law schools;
                                      Demostrated commitment to & interest in pro bono &/or public interest legal work, financial need, leadership potential, maturity & responsibility, & commitment to serving the needs of the Asian Pacific American community
                                      Deadline: September of each year
                                      Contact: – (202) 775-9555

                                      • Diversity
                                        National Italian American Foundation Scholarship

                                        Award: $2,000 to $15,000
                                        Eligibility: Current enrollment in college/law school;
                                        Minimum GPA of 3.5;
                                        Ancestor who emigrated from Italy.
                                        Deadline: March 1

                                        • Diversity
                                          Navajo Nation Graduate Trust Fund and Fellowship

                                          Award: $500 – $10,000
                                          Eligibility: Members of the Navajo Nation;
                                          Preference given to priority fields (deemed by Education Committee of the Navajo Nation Council), including law;
                                          Preference also given to students at institutions that provide matching funds to the Navajo Nation or its student participants;
                                          Point system is used to determine the amount of award and is based on the following: graduate level, total cost of education, estimated financial need, other aid received, & other circumstances
                                          Deadline: April of each year
                                          Contact: – (800) 243-2956

                                          • Diversity
                                            Navy Law Education Program

                                            Award: Regular Pay + up to $500 for required textbooks & 1-time payment of $1,500 for a bar examination review course
                                            Eligibility: Active-duty Navy commissioned officers in pay grade O-3 or below;
                                            Served 2-6 years on active duty & must hold baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution;
                                            Following completion of their law degree, participants serve as career judge advocates in the Navy for 2 years for each year of legal training from this program
                                            Deadline: January of each year
                                            Contact: – (850) 452-1001, ext. 2219

                                            • Military
                                              Nelson Mandela Scholarship

                                              Award: $1,000
                                              Eligibility: African Americans who plan to enter law school the following fall or are currently enrolled in their 1st year of law school;
                                              Preference given to those who can demonstrate financial need;
                                              Essay, community service, future career plans, & extracurricular activities
                                              Deadline: February 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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