External Scholarship Search Database

NameDescriptionDeadline for SubmissionSpecialtyStates
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: – (617) 971-9600

  • 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
    Outstanding Law Student
    Summer Publishing Bureau
    P.O. Box 661
    Keuka Park, NY 14478
    (908) 753-6358

        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
        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

        • 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 – (309)-494-8593

        • 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

        • 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: – (866) 671-7237

          • 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: – (800) 368-5606

            • 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: – (800) 368-5606

              • 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: – (620) 221-3128

                • 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
                  Polonia Foundation of Ohio, Inc.
                  6966 Broadway Ave.
                  Cleveland, OH 44105
                  (440) 843-8041

                  • 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

                  • 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: – (202) 626-7693

                  • 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: – (212) 739-4276

                    • 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

                      • 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: – 800.424.2725, ext. 593

                        • 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: – (413) 732-2858

                            • 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
                            426 17th Street, 6th Floor
                            Oakland, California 94612
                            (510) 550-6700

                            • 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
                              Robert A. Shuker Scholarship Fund, Inc., Washington D.C.
                              (202) 879-1207

                                • 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 or call 212-822-0252.
                                Deadline: May 15
                                Contact: 212-822-0252 or
                                Robert Masur Fellowship
                                The Nation Institute
                                116 East 16th Street, 8th floor
                                New York, NY 10003

                                • 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
                                  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

                                    • 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: – (302) 656-4433

                                      • 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.


                                      … 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.

                                          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
                                          Women Lawyers’ Caucus of Mercer County,
                                          P.O. Box 56141
                                          Trenton, NJ 08638
                                          (609) 984-0231

                                          • 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 is one.

                                          The link to all the scholarship information and rules are on this page:

                                          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.

                                            • IL


                                            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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