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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
                  Sandy Brown Memorial Scholarship

                  Award: at least $500
                  Eligibility: National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA) members;
                  Rising 2nd or 3rd year law students
                  Deadline: November of each year
                  Contact: http://www.nblsa.org/site/pages.php?viewpagedetails=139

                  November
                  • Misc Org
                    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
                    Contact:
                    Santa Barbara Women Lawyers Foundation
                    P.O. Box 20086
                    Santa Barbara, CA 93120-0085
                    http://www.sbwl.org/images/SBWLF%20Scholarship%20App.pdf

                    May
                      • 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
                      Contact: www.larazalawyers-santaclara.com

                      July
                        • 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
                        Contact: http://www.schwabe.com/recruiting/sum_jobs.html

                        January
                            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: www.scottcountybar.org – (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: www.abanet.org/buslaw – (312) 988-5627

                            January
                                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: www.aauw.org – (319) 337-1716

                                January
                                • 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
                                  Contact:
                                  Serbian Bar Association of America
                                  260 Maple St.
                                  Beecher, IL 60401
                                  (312) 578-0400

                                  October
                                  • 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

                                    April
                                    • 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: http://www.naacpldf.org/ – (212) 965-2225

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

                                      April
                                      • 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
                                        Contact: http://www.sidley.com/careers/northamerica/about/diversityscholars/

                                        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: www.thurgoodmarshallfund.org – (212) 634-1870

                                          March
                                          • 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

                                            May
                                              • 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
                                              Contact:
                                              www.sabasc.org
                                              South Asian Bar Association Public Interest Foundation
                                              P.O. Box 81-1423
                                              Los Angeles, CA 90081
                                              (310) 208-1182

                                              April
                                              • 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

                                                March
                                                • Bar Association
                                                • MO
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