Miscellaneous Scholarships: Supplemental Sources of Financial Aid
Each listing has its own criteria but deadline dates, selection conditions, application processes, and other details change more quickly than we can update this page. Please contact each individual source for complete, up-to-date details.
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
1211 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036-8775
Scholarships are available to all liberal-arts degree holders of any regionally accredited U.S. institution who wish to pursue a CPA certificate. Scholarships are given based on academic achievement, leadership, and future career interests and are contingent upon acceptance in a graduate accounting program. Each year, up to 10 recipients will be awarded $5,000 and will be eligible for renewal for one more year, provided satisfactory scholastic progress is maintained.
Deadline: April 1
Alumnae Council Scholarships
Office of Financial Aid, University of Michigan
2500 Student Activities Building
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1316
A variety of scholarships are available to U-M undergraduate and graduate students who have completed at least one term at U-M and are enrolled in a degree-granting program for the upcoming academic year. Selection will be based on academic achievement, demonstrated financial need, and involvement in the University community.
The American Association for Justice's (AAJ) 2013 Law Student Scholarship cycle has begun. AAJ offers more than $20,000 in annual scholarship funds, as well as programs for law students to enhance their legal education by attending AAJ's 2013 Annual Convention in San Francisco, CA.
Deadline: May 1
Attn: Nicole Pallotta
919 SW Taylor, 4th Floor
Portland, OR 97205
Fax: (503) 231-1578
The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) Advancement of Animal Law Scholarships are available to law student members of our student chapters and will be awarded based upon demonstrated commitment to ALDF's mission, "to advance the interests and protect the lives of animals through the legal system." Applicants should be committed to the advancement of animal law through active involvement with their Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) chapter while in law school and anticipated participation in the field after graduation.
Deadline: April 18
105 W. Adams Street, Suite 3300
Chicago, IL 60603
The American Association of Law Libraries awards scholarships to assist individuals in achieving their goal of becoming a law librarian. Evidence of financial need must be submitted. Further information and applications are available online at the link above.
Deadline: April 1
Annual ALI-ABA Courses of Study
4025 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3099
The ALI-ABA Committee on Continuing Professional Education has approved a limited number of full-tuition scholarships to attend an ALI-ABA Course of Study. Unfortunately travel and on-site expenses will not be covered by ALI-ABA.
233 North Michigan Ave., 21st Floor
Chicago, IL 60601-5809
Scholarships of $1,000 to $2,500 are awarded to a credentialed medical record professional who is an active member of AHIMA, a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. and enrolled at least part-time.
Deadline: April 30
6465 Wayzata Boulevard Suite 120
St. Louis Park, MN 55426
Attn: Ryan McGinty
The Appelman Law Firm Criminal Defense Scholarship is designed to reward those who've made better choices after a conviction – those who have managed to turn their lives around and intend to pursue a career in criminal defense.
Deadline: May 31
234 Outlet Pointe Blvd.
Columbia, SC 29210-5667
A variety of resources are available to students who are undertaking a liberal arts program with demonstrated interest in journalism/mass communications.
3921 Old Lee Highway, Suite 71A
Fairfax, VA 22030
Scholarships are open to third-year law students who have obtained a CPA certificate. Applicants will be evaluated based upon their academic performance and leadership in the school and community.
Deadline: April 15
Association of Corporate Counsel-Michigan Chapter
The Michigan Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel wants to encourage law students to consider careers in corporate legal departments. The ACC will award a $3,000 scholarship award to the law student who demonstrates academic achievement in business-law related classes. The student must complete at least 60 credit hours and take at least five courses from the list noted below.
Applications can be found in the Financial Aid Office. The deadline to submit an application is March 19
- Administrative Law
- Business Crimes
- Business Ethics/Corporate Governance
- Business Organizations
- Business Planning
- Computer Law/Commercial Trans
- Computer Law/Protection Property
- Environmental Law
- International Business Transactions
- Commercial Arbitration
- International Comparative Patents
- International Environmental Law
- International Tax
- Internet Law
- Patent Law
- Partnership Tax
- Private Sector Labor Law
- Real Estate Transactions
- Regulated Industries
- Secured Transactions
- Securities Regulation
- Corporate Tax B
- Advance Corporate Tax C
- Toxic Torts
- Trade Secrets/Confidential Info
- Unfair Trade Practices
5134 Bonham Road
P.O. Box 6277
Oxford, OH 45056
A variety of merit scholarships ranging from $250 to $2,150 are available to members of Beta Theta Pi. Applications are available in January.
Deadline: April 1
Bond & Botes, PC
600 University Park Place, Suite 510
Birmingham, AL 35209
The $2,000 Financial Hardship Scholarship is open to any U.S. citizen attending the first year of law school this fall, with an undergraduate cumulative GPA at or above 3.0. Applicants are asked to submit a short essay describing how they have overcome financial difficulties in their lives.
The application submission deadline is July 16th, and a copy of an acceptance letter from an accredited U.S. Law School must accompany the application. The scholarship will be awarded in mid-August, with payment made directly to the student's school, to be applied to tuition.
Deadline: July 16th
Charter One Bank will be offering its 3rd annual TruFit Good Citizen Scholarship, awarding a total of $50,000 in college scholarships to 40 students across the country for the 2013-14 academic year! Beginning April 1st, tell us how you demonstrate good citizenship through community volunteerism and leadership in a short essay or video, complete the application form and submit two references directly connected to your community involvement for your chance to win. Be sure to apply early as participation is limited to the first 3,000 applicants! There will be one $5,000, four $2,500 and 35 $1,000 scholarship winners selected.For information on how to enter, visit http://www.charterone.com/scholarship/
Deadline: April 30
University of Michigan
Office of Financial Aid
2500 Student Activities Bldg.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1316
The Child Care Subsidy Program provides funds to students with children to assist them in meeting the cost of licensed child care. Priority for funds will be given to students with the greatest financial need. Information and applications are available at The Child Care Subsidy Program link above.
Deadline: Students who apply after March 15th for Spring/Summer and April 30th for Fall/Winter may be denied funding if all funds have been committed to applicants who applied earlier.
P.O. Box 130744
Birmingham, AL 35213-0744
Awards of $1,000 are given to students pursuing careers which help further the ideals and purposes of Civitan International. Candidates must be a Civitan, Campus Civitan or Junior Civitan and must have been a member for at least two years.
Deadline: January 31
Student must be a U.S. Citizen
Have a 3.0 GPA or higher
Must be currently enrolled in the university
This scholarship is to be awarded to a young and brilliant law student and consists of $1,000, payable through the law school on the student's behalf.
The criminal defense lawyers at Crosner Legal are committed to helping law students become passionate and knowledgeable attorneys. In order to accomplish this goal, we believe students cannot be concerned with their financial situation, but rather dedicated to learning. A focused student can be the difference in passing the Bar and ultimately making a difference in the lives of individuals facing difficult legal issues.
Crosner Legal is committed to finding the right attorney to obtain justice for individuals criminally convicted or indicted. We are criminal defense attorneys who fight tirelessly to provide relief to those accused of violating the law. We believe in helping those who are unable to help themselves. If you share this passion, we want to learn more about you.
To apply for the Crosner Legal Lawyers Scholarship, submit an essay detailing in no less than 700 words the importance of criminal defense law in America. We are looking for creativity, background research, and most of all, passion.
Deadline: December 17
McCormick & Murphy, P.C.
100 Fillmore Street 5th Floor
Denver, CO 80206
The Debate the Law Scholarship is a blogging/essay contest which awards the winner with a scholarship to be put towards higher education. Students will be asked to write a 500 word essay on a given legal topic, and the winner will be awarded $500. Complete details can be found on their website, at the above link.
Deadline: April 1
Laubacher & Co
20525 Center Ridge Road
Cleveland, OH 44116
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Recipient is currently attending an accredited university, or entering college in the fall of 2014. Graduate and law school students are encouraged to apply.
- Recipient is a U.S. citizen.
- Academic achievement as reflected by a cumulative minimum 3.0 GPA in either high school or undergraduate transcripts.
Deadline: July 31
Second and third year law students are invited to apply for this $2,500.00 scholarship. You must include your current resume, including school and community activities, as well as a typewritten description of your career aspirations. Also please include a brief summary of 300 words or less detailing why you feel you should receive the scholarship. Applications will be judged on quality and content. Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office.
Deadline: May 4
Farzad Family Law, APC
1851 East 1st Street, #1150
Santa Ana, CA 92705
This scholarship is available to all pre-law and law students who are currently admitted to and attending an undergraduate degree program in pre-law at an accredited American university or college or are admitted to and attending a state accredited law school.
Scholarship Award: $3,000
Deadline: December 15
1620 I Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
A variety of scholarships are available to law students who have a potential interest in legal issues that may be appealed to the Federal Circuit. Awards range from $5,000 to $10,000. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, academic promise, and service, either in undergraduate studies or in law school. Only one application is required.
Deadline: The application process is open from April 1 - April 15.
2014 Law School Scholarship Program
1020 19th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
FCBA Foundation Law School Scholarship
During its FY 2014, the FCBA Foundation will award scholarships to law students in their second and third years of study who are attending any accredited law school in the United States. Competitive awards will be based upon the financial need of the applicant, and may range from $2,500 to $10,000 annually.
This is both a merit and needs-based scholarship. Applicants must demonstrate strength of character, superior academic achievement, and a strong interest in pursuing a career in communications law. Applicants will be selected on the basis of: (1) a demonstrated interest in the communications law field; (2) dependence on financial assistance in order to attend law school; and (3) their law school record.
Applications for the FCBA Law School Scholarship funding should be submitted to Kerry Loughney, FCBA Foundation, 1020 19th Street, NW, Suite 325, Washington, DC 20036 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications must be received by regular mail or email by Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Applicants may be asked to interview with members of the Foundation Board; interviews may be conducted by telephone. Winners will be notified by May 15, 2014.
Deadline: April 1
P.O. Box 92298
Pasadena, CA 91109-2298
Scholarships are available for undergraduate and graduate students of all academic disciplines enrolled in an accredited post-secondary school in the United States and Finland. Scholarship applications can be downloaded from the Finlandia Foundation Trust link above.
Deadline: February 1
Gates Cambridge Trust
3e King's Parade
Cambridge CB2 1SJ
Scholarships are awarded to outstanding students from outside the United Kingdom to study at the University of Cambridge. Students who gain admission to the University of Cambridge are eligible to apply. These scholarships will cover the costs of studying at Cambridge.
Deadline: US Citizens - October 15, Non-US Citizens - December 1
P.O. Box 2163
Longmont, CO 80502
Awards of up to $1,000 are available to students currently enrolled in a U.S. or Canadian law school. Selection will be based on academic achievement, financial need, and extracurricular activities.
Deadline: February 21
Health Care Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan - Law School Academic Achievement Award
The Health Care Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan is pleased to announce the creation of the Law School Academic Achievement Award Program. Through this program, the Section will award $1,500 to an eligible law student.
PURPOSES OF THE PROGRAM
The purposes of the Program are:
• To recognize outstanding academic performance by law students in the field of healthcare law,
• To increase membership in the State Bar of Michigan and the Section by increasing law student awareness of the Section,
• To develop potential future leaders in the Section,
• To induce outstanding law students to practice law in Michigan and join the Section upon their admission to the State Bar of Michigan,
• To aid in deferring the cost of obtaining a legal education in Michigan through the award of a prize, and
• To increase awareness and perception of the Section with law students, the members of the State Bar of Michigan and the general public by setting an example of philanthropic leadership and support for outstanding academic achievement.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR RECEIPT OF AWARD
The Section sets forth the following requirements by which the recipient law school must abide to be eligible for receipt of the award:
• The student winner of the award must be someone who has made a commitment to remain in Michigan following graduation and intends to sit for the Michigan Bar Exam
• The student winner must attend a ceremony designated by the Section for the purpose of being presented with the award, which the Section will endeavor to make concurrent with the Section’s annual meeting so as to further expose the students to the practice of healthcare law
Deadline: July 31st
To apply, please email the Michigan Law Financial Aid office: email@example.com
7576 Goodwood Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
800.804.9880, ext. 35
Fellowships of $5,000 - $15,000 are awarded to members entering the first year of graduate or professional study. Each Phi Kappa Phi chapter may select one candidate from among its local applicants to compete.
Deadline: April 1
HotelsCheap is offering college scholarships for students aspiring to achieve a college education. Having attended college ourselves, we appreciate the difficulty students face in financing their education, and we recognize the benefits a college degree can provide. That's why our need-based scholarship rewards students who are looking to better themselves, who have goals and dreams, and who are committed to achieving a college degree. US students who are 16 years of age or older are encouraged to apply for our scholarships. High school students, undergraduate students, master degree students, and adult learners are all encouraged to apply.
Deadline: April 15/October 15
Institute for Research on Women and Gender
P.O. Box 38
Columbus, OH 43216-0038
Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation Scholarships/Grants are available only to members of Kappa Kappa Gamma. Applicants will be considered for all scholarships for which they are eligible. Applications must be completed online.
Deadline: February 1
Kiwanis Club International
See: Miscellaneous Loan Programs
Labor Union Scholarships
Students whose parents are members of unions should investigate the possibility of obtaining financial assistance through a local or regional union scholarship program. Local union officials will be able to provide further details.
ATTN: Carin Diep
International Trademark Association (INTA)
655 Third Avenue, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10017-5617
The competition is open to all students, practitioners, and academics interested in trademarks and trademark law. To be eligible to compete in the student category, authors must be enrolled as either full- or part-time law or graduate students. Complete contest rules are available at the INTA website.
Deadline: January 10
The Law Office of Joshua Pond
5200 SW Meadows Rd., Suite 150
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
The Law Office of Joshua Pond wants to give back to the community and help encourage future attorneys, judges, and leaders. They're asking students to write a 300-500 word essay answering the following question: Do you agree or disagree with the death penalty? If you agree, why? If you disagree, what do you propose we do instead? The scholarship award is $500. Further details can be found on their website.
Deadline: January 31
Luvera Law Firm
701 Fifth Avenue, Suite 6700
Seattle, WA 98104
Full and equal access to the courts and the right to a jury trial—without limitation or restriction—are fundamental rights of all Americans who are injured by negligent or reckless individuals, corporations, or governmental entities.
Many students enroll in law school to serve as champions of the underdog. They are committed to preserving a vigorous civil justice system, and to achieving justice for those who have been injured.
To support the pursuit of justice, equality, and fairness in the legal process, a local law firm has created the 2014 Luvera Law Firm Scholarship to assist a law school student who shares these ideals.
The $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to student attending an accredited law school in the United States during the 2014 academic year.
Deadline: August 10
222 East Witherspoon Street, Suite 401
Louisville, KY 40202
The medical malpractice that affects a patient also impacts family members; the recovery process may further resound among friends, classmates and neighbors.
For some students who enroll in law school, medical malpractice, an accident or injury may motivate them to seek justice for those hurt by inappropriate medical care, motor vehicle accidents and dangerous drugs, among other misfortunes and wrongdoing.
To support the pursuit of excellence in malpractice and personal injury law, a local law firm created the Meinhart Smith & Manning PLLC Scholarship; it will help a graduate who encountered malpractice, injury or accident, either personally or through the aftermath of death or injury suffered by a family member or friend, as she or he pursues a legal career.
The $1,000 scholarship will partially defray first-year expenses for a student who has been accepted into an accredited law school in Kentucky or anywhere in the United States for enrollment in the fall of 2014.
Deadline: August 10
Mortar Board National Foundation
1200 Chambers Road, #201
Columbus, OH 43212
Applicants must be members of Mortar Board to be eligible for an award. Submission of a financial statement is necessary to be considered.
Deadline: January 31
The Brett Murphy Law Firm is offering an annual $2000 scholarship, called The Future Leaders Scholarship 2014, for law students who are working towards a Juris Doctorate Degree and who have an interest in personal injury law.
Scholarship applicants should visit the website to learn more about this scholarship and its requirements, and to access the scholarship application form.
Deadline: July 15
475 Riverside Dr., Room 1830
New York, NY 10115
Awards averaging $2,000 to $3,000 are given to help students who are primarily motivated by spiritual values and who show a need for financial assistance. Preference is given to those of high scholastic achievement who are considering education as a career. Open to all regardless of sex, age, race, nationality or religious background.
Deadline: The application process is open from November 1 - January 31.
32 East Washington St., Suite 1350
Indianapolis, IN 46204
All second year law students at U of M are eligible to apply. The recipient of the scholarship will receive a $1,000 award. The criteria for determining the winner will be based upon scholarship, extracurricular activities and character.
Deadline is May 31
Multiple awards are being given with the first place award being $2,500. Awards can be used for tuition, supplies, or other school related expenses. A short essay is required. For more information on how to apply for this scholarship please visit the above listed website.
Deadline: March 15, 2013
The Ted St. Antoine Commemorative Scholarship
The Ted St. Antoine Commemorative Scholarship seeks to recognize second-year University of Michigan Law students who, notwithstanding their academic standing in the middle of their class, hold out great promise of being beneficial contributors to the legal community or society as a whole, based upon their activities both in and out of the classroom. The scholarship will award between $500-$1,000 to help cover the cost of their third year at the University of Michigan Law School.
Ted St. Antoine began his academic career at the University of Michigan Law School in 1965 and served as Dean from 1971 to 1978. He is a world-renowned expert in labor relations and arbitration. But, more importantly, for two generations he has been a teacher, mentor and friend to countless numbers of students whom he has helped to move on to productive and satisfying careers that give something back to society.
Professor St. Antoine's impact on my own life has been incalculable. In 1978, then-Dean Ted St. Antoine plucked me from the middle of the class to be his research assistant. That act was followed by 25 years of additional guidance and support as my career has traversed the political world at the federal and state levels, Wall Street, and now with my own energy advisory firm, Regulation UnFettered. Perhaps an anecdote that sums up Professor St. Antoine's humanity and integrity best is that for decades he has encouraged me to run for Governor or U.S. Senator from Michigan because he thought I would be good for the state – but he has admitted that, since I would have run as a Republican, he wasn't really sure if he would have voted for me. I'm gone from Michigan now, so I'll never find out the answer. But the friendship remains, and I'm honored to be in a position to assist deserving U of M Law School students in his name.
Interested students should obtain and submit an application at the U of M Law School Financial Aid Office, 2200 South Hall.
Finalists may be invited for an interview.
Deadline: May 9
Michael Franck Building
306 Townsend Street
Lansing, MI 48933-2012
The State Bar of Michigan offers a variety of awards to law students who are enrolled in an ABA accredited law school in the State of Michigan.
ATTN: Sovereignty Symposium
Oklahoma State Capitol, Room 208
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
Each year the Sovereignty Symposium provides a forum on Indian law. A variety of scholarships are available to help defray the costs of attending the symposium. Applicants must demonstrate an interest in Native American law issues. Symposium details and further application instructions are available on their Web site.
The F.C. Tucker scholarship is a $1500.00 award to the student who best demonstrates the values and principles that we consider crucial to running a successful business. In order to win the scholarship, students will have to demonstrate their personal values through an essay and attached personal statement.
While students who have a history of active involvement in leadership positions or the community will be at an advantage, all eligible students are encouraged to apply.The winner will be chosen based on the quality of their personal essay and the character reflected in their personal statement.
Deadline: May 30
The winner will be announced on or near June 30th.
1080 S. University, Suite 2660
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
The International Institute provides generous support to graduate students for language study and conference travel, as well as internships, research, and study overseas. There are 18 centers and programs focused on specific world regions and global themes.
Deadline: February 14
Michigan Square Building
330 E. Liberty
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
- CEW Scholarships are given at the graduate, professional and undergraduate levels to women and men whose education has been interrupted. The interruption in education must be for at least a) 48 consecutive months or b) a total of 48 months, not counting interruptions of less than 8 months. The interruption may have taken place at any point in the pursuit of higher education. If you feel your situation meets the intent, if not the exact criteria, and warrants an exception, please submit an explanation of your circumstances in writing for an evaluation by the eligibility committee prior to submitting an application. Approximately 40 scholarships are awarded annually ranging from about $1,000 to $9,000, with some larger awards given. Strength of motivation, promise of impact in a chosen field, academic record and potential, and creative and scholarly contributions, are among the criteria for choosing the scholars.
- CEW Critical Difference Emergency Grants: Small grants are available for students (men and women) at University of Michigan. An appointment with a CEW counselor is necessary for consideration.
The Center also provides financial counseling and has in their library many reference volumes listing supplemental aid sources.
Deadline: February 29
The partners at Trusp strongly believe in the importance of a legal education, no matter what type of career individuals enter. Trusp is committed to finding the right attorney to obtain justice for personal injury victims and wrongfully terminated and discriminated against employees. We work with trial lawyers who fight tirelessly to provide relief to those that have been catastrophically injured and financially devastated. We believe in helping those who are unable to help themselves. If you share this passion, we want to learn more about you.
To apply for the Trusp Legal Young Lawyers Scholarship, please submit an essay of no less than 500 words about the importance of employment law in America. We are looking for creativity , background research and most of all, passion.
Deadline: July 1
Varsity Tutors offers a monthly $1,000 scholarship contest to students who write what is considered to be the best essay in response to a monthly prompt. Visitors to the Varsity Tutors scholarship webpage will be able to vote via social media on the submitted entries. The top five entries that have the most votes will then be reviewed by Varsity Tutors, one winner will be chosen and will receive a $1,000 scholarship.
Interested students can enter the scholarship contest here: http://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship.
Application materials should be mailed to the attention of:
44 School St, Suite 815
Boston, MA 02108
Eligibility: Applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Recipient is currently in their first or second year of law school, or entering law school in the fall of 2014
- Recipient is a U.S. citizen accepted to or currently attending an ABA accredited law school or program within United States.
- Academic achievement as reflected by an undergraduate cumulative minimum 3.0 GPA
Deadline: July 31st
The Waechter Medical- Legal Scholarship of $1,000 is currently available to law students. To apply please submit a 150 word essay,creativity wins there are no GPA requirements.
To apply application & details are available here : www.birthlaw.com
The deadline to apply is September 1
Wolverine Bar Association
See: Minority: General
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