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NameDescriptionDeadline for SubmissionSpecialtyStates
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
                        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
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