External Scholarship Search Database

NameDescriptionDeadline for SubmissionSpecialtyStates
Santa Barbara Women Lawyers Foundation Scholarships

Award: $1,000
Eligibility: Santa Barbara County, California residents at the time of application;
Special consideration given to students reentering work force, single parents & applicants who demonstrate a strong commitment to promoting gender equality;
Financial need, academic record, extracurricular activities, & leadership potential
Deadline: May of each year
Santa Barbara Women Lawyers Foundation
P.O. Box 20086
Santa Barbara, CA 93120-0085

    • CA
    Santa Clara La Raza Lawyers Scholarship

    Award: $1,000 – $5,000
    Eligibility: You must be a PRESENTLY enrolled La Raza law student currently enrolled in law school;
    San Francisco Bay area resident (as defined by the sponsor on a case-by-case basis);
    Community activities, academic accomplishment, & financial need
    Deadline: July of each year

      • CA
      Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt 1L Diversity Scholarship Program

      Award: $7,500 and a paid summer associate position
      Eligibility: Applicant must possess a record of academic achievement, capacity and leadership as an undergraduate and in law school which evidences promise for a successful career in the legal profession;
      • Applicant must contribute to the diversity of the law school student body and the legal community;
      • Applicant must demonstrate a commitment to practice law in the Pacific Northwest upon completion of law school
      Deadline: January of each year

          Scott County Bar Association Scholarships

          Award: $500
          Eligibility: Scott County, Iowa residents or children of members of the Scott County Bar Association;
          Currently enrolled or planning to enroll at law school
          Contact: – (309) 786-4900

          • Bar Association
          • IA
          Section of Business Law Scholarships For CLEO Fellows

          Award: $1,000
          Eligibility: ABA law student division members;
          1st or 2nd year law students at ABA-accredited law schools;
          Participated, in either of the 2 previous years, in a CLEO pre-law summer institute program or pre-law weekend program;
          Deadline: January of each year
          Contact: – (312) 988-5627

              Selected Professions Fellowships For Women Of Color

              Award: $5,000 – $12,000
              Eligibility: Women of color;
              Entering final year of study;
              U.S. Citizenship or permanent resident status required;
              Deadline: January of each year
              Contact: – (319) 337-1716

              • Diversity
                Serbian Bar Association Of America Scholarship

                Award: $500 – $2,000
                Eligibility: Serbian birth or ancestry;
                Currently enrolled at an accredited law school in the U.S.
                Deadline: October of each year
                Serbian Bar Association of America
                260 Maple St.
                Beecher, IL 60401
                (312) 578-0400

                • Diversity
                  Shanker Graduate Scholarships

                  Award: $6,000 over 3 years
                  Eligibility: Former recipients of the Albert Shanker College Scholarships (low-income students who graduated from NYC public school system);
                  Going to graduate school immediately after college;
                  Must have high academic standing, demonstrate leadership qualities, & meet family income requirements
                  Deadline: April of each year
                  Contact: United Federation of Teachers, New York, NY
                  (212) 539-0500

                  • Diversity
                  • NY
                  Sherman & Sterling Scholarships

                  Award: $13,500 per year; also a $1,500 allowance to attend the sponsor’s Civil Rights Institute
                  Eligibility: African Americans;
                  Applying to or already enrolled in law school;
                  Must present outstanding academic records, above-average LSAT scores, mature & definitive career objectives, & exceptional university & community service
                  Deadline: March of each year
                  Contact: – (212) 965-2225

                  • Diversity
                    Sho Sato Memorial Scholarship

                    Award: amount not specified
                    Eligibility: Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) members;
                    Currently enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited law school;
                    Must submit a statement describing present level of involvement in the JACL or Asian Pacific community & how they will continue involvement in the future;
                    Academic record, extracurricular activities, financial need, & community involvement
                    Deadline: April of each year
                    Contact: – (415) 921-5225

                    • Diversity
                    • Misc Org
                      Sidley Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship

                      Award: $15,000 per year
                      Eligibility: Be of diverse background; Be a second year law student; preference to students at schools where Sidley conducts on-campus interviews (OCI) or participates in a resume collection; Have demonstrated academic achievement and leadership qualities; Have a demonstrated ability to contribute meaningfully to the diversity of the law school and/or legal profession
                      Deadline: June

                      • Diversity
                        Sidney B. Williams, Jr. Intellectual Property Law School Scholarships

                        Award: $10,000 per year
                        Eligibility: Underrepresented minority groups;
                        Currently enrolled in or accepted to an ABA-accredited law school;
                        U.S. Citizens with a demonstrated intent to engage in the full-time practice of intellectual property law. Recipients are required to join & maintain membership in American Intellectual Property Law Association

                        1) Demonstrated commitment to developing a career in intellectual property law; 2) academic performance at undergraduate, graduate, & law school levels; 3) general factors, such as leadership skills, community activities, or special accomplishments; and 4) financial need

                        Deadline: March of each year
                        Contact: – (212) 634-1870

                        • Diversity
                          Somerset County Bar Association Foundation Scholarship

                          Award: $500 – $1,500
                          Eligibility: Somerset County, New Jersey residents;
                          Attending or planning to attend law school
                          Deadline: May of each year
                          Contact: Somerset County Bar Association, Somerville, NJ
                          (908) 595-1212

                            • NJ
                            South Asian Bar Association Of Southern California Scholarships

                            Award: $500
                            Eligibility: South Asian Bar Association (SABA) members, of south Asian ancestry;
                            Enrolled in law school;
                            Commitment & devotion to public interest & activism & service within the south Asian community &/or the larger southern California community
                            Deadline: April of each year
                            South Asian Bar Association Public Interest Foundation
                            P.O. Box 81-1423
                            Los Angeles, CA 90081
                            (310) 208-1182

                            • Bar Association
                            • Diversity
                              Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association Scholarship

                              Award: $2,000
                              Eligibility: Greene County, Missouri resident, a graduate of a school in that county, or the child or grandchild of a member or former member of the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association;
                              In final year of undergraduate school or have earned an undergraduate degeee & applied to attend an accredited law school on a full-time basis
                              Deadline: March of each year
                              Contact: Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association, Springfield, MO
                              (417) 831-2783

                              • Bar Association
                              • MO
                              St. Thomas More Society Law School Scholarship

                              Award: $3,000
                              Eligibility: Parish member within the Diocese of Worcester (MA);
                              Attending or have a letter of acceptance from an accredited law school
                              Deadline: June of each year
                              Contact: St. Thomas More Society, Worcester, MA
                              (508) 701-7171

                              • Misc Org
                              • MA
                              Stamford Bar Association Foundation And Loan Program

                              Award: up to $1,000
                              Eligibility: Stamford-Darien area, Connecticut residents;
                              Stamford Bar Association Foundation Scholarship
                              P.O. Box 1732
                              Darien, CT 06820
                              (203) 327-7041

                                • CT
                                Stephen Bufton Memorial Scholarship

                                Award: $10,000 over two years
                                Eligibility: female citizen;
                                current student; entering student;
                                min GPA of 2.5
                                Deadline: March of each year
                                To obtain application, write to: Sandra Ward, 4802 Chervil Court, Indianapolis, IN 46237
                                (816) 361-6621

                                • Diversity
                                  The Console & Hollawell $1,000 Legal Leaders Scholarship

                                  Award: $1,000
                                  Eligibility: Must be a U.S. citizen.

                                  - Must be a full-time student attending (or planning to attend on a full-time basis) an accredited institution of higher education.

                                  - Must demonstrate admission and plans to enroll, or proof of current enrollment in an accredited institution of higher education. *If you have not yet received your acceptance into college or law school, you may still apply, but the scholarship will not be released without proof of acceptance and enrollment.

                                  - Academic achievement as reflected by a minimum 3.0 GPA.

                                  Deadline: July 15

                                      The Frederick Rakestraw Law Scholarship

                                      Award: $1,000
                                      Eligibility: Applicants must have been residents of Fulton County, Indiana for at least three years during their high school career, accepted into a graduate program, enrolled in any school of law in the United States and have a cumulative GPA of 2.25
                                      Deadline: June of each year
                                      Contact: – 1-574-223-2227 or toll-free at 1-877-432-6423

                                        • IN
                                        The Kaplan Group Annual Scholarship

                                        Award: $1,000
                                        Eligibility: Law degree program
                                        Deadline: July

                                            The Warren County Bar Foundation Scholarship

                                            Award: $1,500-$3,000
                                            Eligibility: Students admitted to a an accredited law school who reside in Warren County, New York or a contiguous County. Scholastic record, financial need and a commitment to the successful completion of law school are amont the factors considered.
                                            Deadline: August 1
                                            Contact: Lisa Bushman at the Warren County Bar Association, 40 Dix Avenue – Suite C, Glens Falls, NY 12801, 518-792-9239 or online at:

                                                Thomas F. Black, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund

                                                Award: $15,000
                                                Eligibility: Rhode Island residents;
                                                Entering first year of law school;
                                                Full-time student;
                                                Demonstrated good character, scholastic achievement, & financial need
                                                Deadline: March of each year
                                                Contact: – (401) 421-5740

                                                  • RI
                                                  Thomas M. McGovern Scholarship

                                                  Award: $400 – $800 per year
                                                  Eligibility: Bristol County, Massachusetts current & former residents;
                                                  Completed 1 year of law school;
                                                  Financial need
                                                  Deadline: April of each year
                                                  Sabra & Aspen, P.A.
                                                  1026 County Street
                                                  Somerset, MA 02726
                                         – (508) 990-1303

                                                    • MA
                                                    Thomas P. Thornton Scholarship

                                                    Award: $1,500
                                                    Eligibility: Irish descent (documented);
                                                    2nd & 3rd year law students with a 2.5 GPA or higher;
                                                    Documented financial need
                                                    Deadline: March of each year
                                                    Incorporated Society of Irish American Lawyers
                                                    c/o Stacey Harb
                                                    15140 Farmington Road
                                                    Livonia, MI 48154

                                                    • 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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