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NameDescriptionDeadline for SubmissionSpecialtyStates
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
Contact: http://www.justice.org/cps/rde/xchg/justice/hs.xsl/8514.htm

May
      Millbank Diversity Scholars

      Award: $50,000 and salaried summer position
      Eligibility: groups traditionally underrepresented in large law firms
      Deadline: September
      Contact: http://www.milbank.com/en/Diversity

      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: http://grcf.egrant.org/ Rapids Community Foundation, 616-454-1751

        April
        • 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
        Contact: http://www.millernash.com/fellowship.aspx

        JanuaryOctober
        • Diversity
          Milton D. Rosenberg Scholarship

          Award: amount not specified
          Eligibility: Washington County, Pennsylvania residents;
          Currently enrolled in law school;
          Contact: www.patla.org – (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: http://www.mcca.com/ – (703) 205-3443

            June
            • 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: www.jacl.org – (415) 921-5225

              April
              • 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
                Contact:
                Monroe County Bar Association
                Scholarship Committee
                P.O. Box 587
                Monroe, MI 48161
                www.cfmonroe.org – (734) 242-3434

                April
                  • 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
                  Contact: http://www.morganlewis.com/documents/DiversityFellowshipApplication.pdf

                  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: www.morrisscholarship.org – (515) 282-8192

                    March
                    • Diversity
                    • IA
                    NAACP Law Fellowship

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

                    March
                    • 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: www.napaba.org – (202) 775-9555

                      September
                      • 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
                        Contact: www.niaf.org

                        March
                        • 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: www.onnsfa.org/gradfund.asp – (800) 243-2956

                          April
                          • 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: www.bupers.navy.mil – (850) 452-1001, ext. 2219

                            January
                            • 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
                              Contact: http://www.nblsa.org/site/pages.php?viewpagedetails=139

                              February
                              • Diversity
                                New Jersey Hispanic Bar Foundation Scholarship

                                Award: amount not specified
                                Eligibility: New Jersey residents (for at least 3 years prior to enrolling in law school);
                                Completed at least 1 year at an ABA-approved law school in the U.S.;
                                Must be of Hispanic ancestry (at least 1 parent of Hispanic descent) with a GPA of 2.0 or higher;
                                Financial need is considered
                                Deadline: May of each year
                                Contact: http://www.njhba.org/live/web_images/HBA_Scholarship.doc

                                May
                                • Diversity
                                • NJ
                                NIABA Scholarship Program

                                Award: $1,000
                                Eligibility: Student members of the National Italian American Bar Association (NIABA);
                                Scholastic ability, character, activities, & financial need
                                Deadline: August of each year
                                Contact: http://www.niaba.org/scholarships/

                                August
                                • Bar Association
                                  NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund

                                  Award: $1,000-$5,000
                                  Eligibility: Students at accredited law schools;
                                  Deadline: June 1
                                  Contact: http://www.nradefensefund.org/

                                  June
                                      NursesLink.org College Student Scholarship

                                      Award: $500
                                      Eligibility: enrolling in the next six months or currently enrolled in a NON-nursing education program offered by a community college, trade school or university.
                                      Deadline: October 31
                                      Contact:

                                      College Student Scholarship

                                      October
                                          NWSBAF Law School/Paralegal/Criminal Justice Scholarships

                                          Award: $500 – $1,000
                                          Eligibility: Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division residents;
                                          Academic achievement, involvement in school activities, extracurricular activities & financial need;
                                          Deadline: March of each year
                                          Contact: www.nwsba.org – (847) 221-2601

                                          March
                                            • IL
                                            Oneida-Vilas-Forest County Bar Association Scholarship

                                            Award: amount not specified
                                            Eligibility: Onedia, Vilas, or Forest Counties, Wisconsin residents or students w/ a significant connection to the counties;
                                            Combination of past & potential academic performance, financial need, & course of study
                                            Deadline: October of each year
                                            Contact:
                                            Oneida-Vilas-Forest County Bar Association
                                            c/o Lawrence & Tyler
                                            8617 Highway 51 North
                                            Minocqua, WI 54548

                                            October
                                              • WI
                                              Oscar W. Rittenhouse Memorial Scholarship

                                              Award: $2,500 per year
                                              Eligibility: New Jersey residents;
                                              Accepted for admission for law school with an Interest in preparing for a career as a legal prosecutor;
                                              Financial need must be demonstrated
                                              Deadline: June of each year
                                              Contact:
                                              Oscar W. Rittenhouse Memorial Scholarship
                                              c/o Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow
                                              32 Rahway Avenue
                                              Elizabeth, NJ 07202
                                              http://www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/pdf/prosecutor/rittenhouse.pdf

                                              June
                                                • NJ
                                                Otto M. Stanfield Law Scholarship

                                                Award: amount not specified
                                                Eligibility: Active in a Unitarian Universalist congregation;
                                                Enrolled or planning to enroll in law school, active in community affairs & have financial need;
                                                Pre-law & political science majors are not eligible
                                                Deadline: February of each year
                                                Contact: http://archive.uua.org/awards/otto.html – (617) 971-9600

                                                February
                                                • Misc Org
                                                  Outstanding Law Student of the Year

                                                  Award: $500
                                                  Eligibility: Law students in their junior or senior year;
                                                  Must be nominated by law school or by student organizations at law schools;
                                                  Achievement in the study of law, service to the law school community, volunteer service to the larger community, &/or pursuit of a law career in spite of prohibiting factors
                                                  Deadline: March of each year
                                                  Contact:
                                                  Outstanding Law Student
                                                  Summer Publishing Bureau
                                                  P.O. Box 661
                                                  Keuka Park, NY 14478
                                                  (908) 753-6358

                                                  March
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