Women—Supplemental Sources of Financial Aid
777 6th Street, NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20001
800.424.2725, ext. 8302
The Scholarship, traditionally given in the amount of $5,000, is awarded annually to a rising 3L female student who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a plaintiffs' lawyer or criminal defense lawyer, along with dedication to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution, and to the concept of a fair trial, the adversary system, and a just result for the injured, the accused, and those whose rights are jeopardized.
Deadline: May 1,2013
AAUW Educational Foundation
c/o Customer Service Center
301 ACT Drive, Department 177
Iowa City, IA 52243-4030
319.337.1716 ext. 177
Each year the AAUW Educational Foundation offers a variety of fellowships to women. Preference is given to women whose civic, community, or professional work shows a commitment to advancing the lives of women and girls. The Foundation strongly encourages women from all underrepresented groups to apply. Further information and applications for these fellowships can be downloaded or requested on-line at the AAUW website.
Deadline: Varies according to fellowship but ranges from November 15 to January 15
ATTN: Scholarships & Loans
2012 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20036
Scholarships ranging from $750 to $1,000 will be awarded to women who are at least 25 years of age who can demonstrate need for financial assistance to seek the education necessary to enter, re-enter or advance within the work force.
Deadline: April 15
CREW Chicago annually awards one or two scholarships in the amount of $3,000 to female graduate or undergraduate students majoring or concentrating in real estate, construction, facility management, architecture, urban planning, real estate law, land economics, real estate appraisal or related real estate fields. The scholarships are primarily awarded on the basis of academic excellence and are intended to help qualified students pursue an education that will lead them into productive careers in commercial real estate.
Deadline: September 30
The Roscoe Pound Institute
1054 31st Street, NW, Suite 260
Washington, DC 20007
This $3,000 national award is given annually to a woman law student with a demonstrated interest in health care law. The candidate must be a woman currently enrolled in an accredited North American law school on a full- or part-time basis who through her law school academic and clinical work and other related activities demonstrates her aptitude for and a long-term commitment to a legal career of advocacy on behalf of the health care needs of children, women, the elderly or the disabled. Candidates must be nominated by a law school dean, clinical program director or law school professor.
Deadline: February 13
1818 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20433
These $12,000 scholarships are for women from developing countries who are currently studying in the United States or Canada. Applicants must also have a record of service to women and children and a commitment to improve the lives of women and children in developing countries.
Deadline: January 18 (4pm)
Winners will receive a $250 prize to support their continued commitment to public interest work. Women law students entering their second or third year at an accredited U.S. law school and working in the summer at least 35 hours per week for a minimum of 6 weeks at a government agency or nonprofit organization are eligible to apply. Unpaid judicial externs also qualify.
Deadline: March 31
Margaret Yardley Fellowship Fund
55 Clifton Ave.
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1593
One or more fellowships up to $1,000 are awarded based on high standards of character, scholarship, ability, purpose, potential career field and financial need. Applications are limited to a New Jersey woman who is a graduate student in the field of their choice.
Deadline: March 1
See: Miscellaneous Scholarships
Secretary to the Committee on Graduate Fellowships
Center for Work and Service
106 Central St.
Wellesley, MA 02481-8203
Several fellowships with awards ranging between $1,000 to $4,000 are available for women law students. Most require that applicants are graduates of Wellesley, others are open to women from other universities. The awards are based on both merit and need.
Deadline: January 5
WLAM Stell Scholarship Committee
ATTN: Tish Vincent
790 W. Lake Lansing Rd., Ste.300
East Lansing, MI 48823
This scholarship of $1000 is available to any full or part time woman law student who is attending a Michigan law school; resides in Ingham, Eaton, or Clinton County; and has a 2.5 grade point average or better. The winner will be selected on the basis of academic achievement, financial need and career objectives.
Deadline: October 5, 2012 at 5:30 p.m.
See: Minority: General
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