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NameDescriptionDeadline for SubmissionSpecialtyStates
Patricia Herron Scholarship

Award: $1,000
Eligibility: Contra Costa County, California residents ;
Completed at least 1 year of law school;
Demonstrated active involvement in community affairs, including involvement in or commitment to women’s issues
Deadline: September of each year
Contact:
Contra Costa County Bar Association
c/o: Christine Morrissey
Attn: Janien Ogando, Esq.
Women’s Section
704 Main St.
Martinez, CA 94553
(925) 858-9401

September
  • Interest
  • CA
Peoria County Bar Association Diversity Scholarship

Award: $1000 per year
Eligibility: Racial and ethinic minority law students;
Intent to practice law in Peoria area;
Deadline: August of each year
Contact: Application or email Swilliams@ci.peorial.il.us – (309)-494-8593

August
  • Diversity
  • IL
Perkins Coie 1L Diversity Fellowship

Award: $7,500 and summer associate position
Eligibility: The individual must contribute meaningfully to the diversity of the law school student body and, upon entering the legal profession, the legal community.
Deadline: January of each year
Contact: http://www.perkinscoie.com/diversity/

January
  • Diversity
    Pfizer/UNCF Corporate Scholars Program

    Award: Summer Internship, amount not specified
    Eligibility: African American, Hispanic Amerian, Asian/Pacific Islander American, or American Indian/Alaskan Native;
    3.0 GPA or higher;
    U.S. Citizens, permanent residents, asylees, refugees, & lawful temporary residents
    Deadline: December of each year
    Contact: http://www.uncf.org/forstudents/scholardetail.asp?Sch_ID=8548 – (866) 671-7237

    December
    • Diversity
      Phi Delta Phi International Exchange Program

      Award: $3,000
      Eligibility: Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity members;
      Interested in participating in a student exchange during the summer between law schools in the U.S. and Latin America;
      Participation, ethics & scholastics
      Deadline: October of each year
      Contact: www.phideltaphi.org – (800) 368-5606

      October
      • Misc Org
        Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity Balfour Scholarship Awards

        Award: $3,000 per year
        Eligibility: Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity members;
        Participation, ethics & scholastics
        Deadline: October of each year
        Contact: www.phideltaphi.org – (800) 368-5606

        October
        • Misc Org
          Pi Gamma Mu Scholarships

          Award: $1,000 – $2,000
          Eligibility: Pi Gamma Mu members in good standing;
          Preference given to those ready to enter or just beginning their 1st year of grad/law school;
          Financial need is considered
          Deadline: January of each year
          Contact: http://www.pigammamu.org/scholarships.html – (620) 221-3128

          January
          • Misc Org
            Polonia Foundation of Ohio Scholarships

            Award: $750 – $1,500
            Eligibility: Ohio residents of Polish descent;
            Financial need, academic achievement, & involvement in Polish groups
            Deadline: June of each year
            Contact:
            Polonia Foundation of Ohio, Inc.
            6966 Broadway Ave.
            Cleveland, OH 44105
            (440) 843-8041

            June
            • Diversity
            • OH
            Porzio, Bromberg & Newman P.C.  Diversity Scholarship

            Award: $5000
            Eligibility: The applicant must be a student who entered his/her first year of law school at an ABA accredited Law School.
            The applicant must have achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.3 at his/her undergraduate institution.
            The applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States of America as well as a New Jersey resident.
            The applicant must not be the recipient of a similar scholarship award from another law firm.
            Deadline: December 31
            Contact: Download application

            December
            • Diversity
            • NJ
            Presidential Anheuser-Busch Scholarships

            Award: $7,500 per year
            Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate leadership potential to serve the Asian Pacific American community upon graduation;
            Students at accredited law schools in the U.S.;
            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) 626-7693

            September
            • Diversity
              Puerto Rican Bar Association Scholarship Award

              Award: $2,000 per year
              Eligibility: Puerto Rican or other Latino students;
              Planning to enroll or currently enrolled in law school;
              1st or 2nd year students, or 3rd year part-time students; students working on LL.M. are not eligible;
              Financial need & academic promise, as well as a commitment to the Latino community
              Deadline: March of each year
              Contact: http://www.prba.net/scholarship.htm – (212) 739-4276

              March
              • Diversity
                Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund Scholarship Program for Law Students

                Award: $2,000 (may vary)
                Eligibility: First or Second Year Latino Law Students
                Deadline: February 28, 2009
                Contact: http://www.prldef.org/legal_education/education/PRBA_scholarship_2009.pdf

                February
                • Diversity
                  Richard D. Hailey Law Student Scholarships

                  Award: $1,000
                  Eligibility: Incoming first, second, and third-year African American, Hispanic, Asian American, Native American and Bi-Racial AAJ Law Student Members. Interest and proficiency of skills in trial advocacy, desire to represent victims, commitment to AAJ, and financial need
                  Deadline: April of each year
                  Contact: http://www.justice.org/cps/rde/xchg/justice/hs.xsl/1739.htm – 800.424.2725, ext. 593

                  April
                  • Diversity
                  • Misc Org
                    Richard W. and Florence B. Irwin Scholarship

                    Award: $10,000 – $15,000 per year
                    Eligibility: Northhampton, Massachusetts resident (for at least 5 years, must show proof);
                    Attending or accepted for admittance at a law school
                    Deadline: March of each year
                    Contact: www.communityfoundation.org – (413) 732-2858

                    March
                      • MA
                      Rick Sutherland Fellowship Fund

                      Award: Two year grant of up to $12,000 annually
                      Eligibility: Currently employed by a 501 C (3) or (4) organization;
                      Accepted an offer of employment from 501 C (3) or (4);
                      Significant outstanding student loans
                      Deadline: January 30th each year
                      Contact:
                      Earthjustice
                      426 17th Street, 6th Floor
                      Oakland, California 94612
                      (510) 550-6700

                      January
                      • Misc Org
                        Robert A. Shuker Scholarship

                        Award: $5,000
                        Eligibility: Washington D.C. metropolitan area residents;
                        Entering and continuing law students;
                        3.0 GPA or higher
                        Deadline: March of each year
                        Contact:
                        Robert A. Shuker Scholarship Fund, Inc., Washington D.C.
                        (202) 879-1207

                        March
                          • DC
                          Robert Masur Fellowship for Civil Liberties

                          Award: $1,000
                          Eligibility: The Robert Masur Fellowship for Civil Liberties, open to first-year law students. Offered annually by The Nation Institute, it consists of a $1000 honorarium for students who intend to carry out significant activities during the summer (in between their first and second year) in the areas of civil rights and/or civil liberties. Proposed activities may include a writing or research project, work with a public interest organization in the areas of civil rights or civil liberties, work on a civil rights or civil liberties law case under the supervision of a faculty member or lawyer, or any other work in the areas of civil rights or civil liberties.

                          Applicants should send a proposal, no more than two pages, describing his or her intended summer project, along with a resume, a brief letter of recommendation, and the name of their faculty or organizational sponsor to:

                          Robert Masur Fellowship The Nation Institute 116 East 16th Street, 8th floor New York, NY 10003
                          All applications must be postmarked by May 15, 2009. For more information, see www.nationinstitute.org or call 212-822-0252.
                          Deadline: May 15
                          Contact: 212-822-0252 or http://www.nationinstitute.org/events/208
                          Robert Masur Fellowship
                          The Nation Institute
                          116 East 16th Street, 8th floor
                          New York, NY 10003

                          May
                          • Misc Org
                            Rockland County Women’s Bar Association Scholarship

                            Award: amount not specified
                            Eligibility: Rockland County, New York residents (for at least the past year);
                            Entering an accredited law school in September;
                            Academic record, community involvement & extracurricular activities
                            Contact:
                            Rockland County Bar Association
                            337 North Main Street
                            New City, NY 10956

                              • NY
                              Rodney Pulliam Memorial Scholarship

                              Award: $500.00 to be used exclusively towards a Bar/Bri Bar preparation course
                              Eligibility: NBLSA member;
                              A letter from your chapter President or Treasurer certifying that you are a dues paying member for the school year.;
                              Letter from your law school certifying that you are an eligible J.D. candidate
                              Deadline: November of each year
                              Contact: http://www.nblsa.org/site/pages.php?viewpagedetails=139

                              November
                              • Misc Org
                                Roxana C. Arsht Fellowship

                                Award: $8,300
                                Eligibility: recent law school graduates and attorneys admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of Delaware;
                                Must apply for the Fellowship within three years of law school graduation;
                                Must secure a position with a non-profit organization that provides legal services that benefit the Delaware community;
                                applicants salary may not exceed $50,000 to be eligible for the Fellowship
                                Deadline: June
                                Contact: http://www.dsba.org/ – (302) 656-4433

                                June
                                • Pub Int
                                • DE
                                Russell & Lazarus Safety Scholarship

                                Award: $2,000

                                Eligibility: 1L-3L

                                Deadline: February 1 of each year

                                This safety scholarship will be awarded to a law student submitting the best 750+ word essay on “How Lawyers Make the World a Safer Place.” The sum is awarded every March.

                                Contact: http://www.russellandlazarus.com/our-firm/safety-scholarship-law-students/

                                … but Russell & Lazarus is open to whatever descriptive phrasing your office determines best. If you have any questions please call me at 714-755-5472.

                                February
                                    Ruth Rabstein Scholarship

                                    Award: $1,500
                                    Eligibility: Women law students with ties to Mercer County, New Jersey;
                                    Academic achievement, community service, & financial need
                                    Deadline: April of each year
                                    Contact:
                                    Women Lawyers’ Caucus of Mercer County,
                                    P.O. Box 56141
                                    Trenton, NJ 08638
                                    (609) 984-0231

                                    April
                                    • Diversity
                                    • NJ
                                    Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. Law School Scholarship Essay Contest

                                    This scholarship is open to all students 18 years of age or older at an American Bar Association approved institution, and law.nd.edu is one.

                                    The link to all the scholarship information and rules are on this page: http://www.salvilaw.com/law-school-scholarship-essay-contest/

                                    There, the students will be able to download the application form, and view all topics they can write about. First prize is $2,500, second prize is $1,500, third prize is $500, and there will be five honorable mention prizes at $100 each.

                                    The deadline is June 9th.

                                    June
                                      • IL
                                      San Mateo County Women Lawyers’ Section Educational Foundation Scholarships

                                      Award: $2,000
                                      Eligibility: San Mateo County, California residents or other ties to the County;
                                      Submit letter describing qualifications & why they should be chosen, including law school scholarships they have received & how they are financing their law school education;
                                      Financial need, academic excellence, residential or other ties to the County, & involvement in legal, scholastic, public, private, & community activities
                                      Deadline: March of each year
                                      Contact:
                                      The Women Lawyers Section Education Foundation
                                      P.O. Box 90
                                      San Carlos, CA 94070

                                      March
                                        • CA
                                        Sanders J. Mestel Legal Scholarship Fund

                                        Award: amount not specified
                                        Eligibility: Stark County, Ohio residents;
                                        Entering final year of law school;
                                        Must show financial need & have an interest in trial advocacy;
                                        Deadline: May of each year
                                        Contact: www.starkcommunityfoundation.org – (330) 454-3426

                                        May
                                          • OH
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