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Armenian Bar Association

Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 29111
Los Angeles, CA 90029
Deadline: March 31

To find current application: Google - Armenian Bar Association Scholarship. Will be a word doc application file.

The Program is designed to support meritorious students of Armenian descent attending, or accepted for admission to, an approved law school in the United States, Armenia, or elsewhere. Recipients must demonstrate an outstanding academic record as well as a strong commitment to the Armenian community, particularly in humanitarian and/or law-related endeavors.

Armenian General Benevolent Union

55 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022-1112
Deadline: April 1
Website: Armenian General Benevolent Union

The AGBU offers interest-free loans for full-time graduate study. Students of Armenian descent, who are U.S. residents or citizens, and are enrolled in most competitive colleges and universities in the United States are welcome to apply. In addition, there is an entire list of scholarship and fellowship opportunities posted on their website.

Armenian Students' Association

ASA Scholarship Committee
333 Atlantic Avenue
Warwick, RI 02888
Deadline: March 15
Website: Armenian Students' Association

Scholarships for college and graduate students are being offered by the ASA. In order to be eligible, an applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Be of Armenian descent
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student
  • Be a U.S. citizen or possess appropriate Visa status to study in the U.S.

Bohemian Lawyer's Association of Chicago

Bohemian Lawyers' Association of Chicago Scholarship Committee
c/o Zuzana Stepanek, Stepanek Law Offices
125 S Wacker Drive, Suite 300,
Chicago, IL 60606-4421
Deadline: March 31
Website: Bohemian Lawyer's Association of Chicago

The Bohemian Lawyers' Association is the oldest ethnic Bar Association in Illinois. All persons of Czech, Moravian, Ruthenian, Silesian or Slovak ancestry enrolled in an accredited law school in the greater Chicagoland area are eligible for a Bohemian Lawyers' Association of Chicago (BLAC) annual scholarship.

$2,000 scholarships, payable to the recipient's law school, are presented at the BLAC Annual Installation Dinner.

Incorporated Society of Irish American Lawyers

Thomas P. Thornton Scholarship
c/o Thomas F. Myers, Esq.
1000 Woodbridge Place
Detroit, MI 48207-3192
Deadline: April 25
Website: Incorporated Society of Irish American Lawyers

Each year, the Incorporated Society of Irish American Lawyers awards two $1,000 scholarships to second or third year law students. Applicants will be asked to provide their resume, financial need, transcript of grades and a short letter stating why they should be awarded the scholarship.

Iranian American Bar Association (IABA)

5185 MacArthur Blvd. NW, Suite 624
Washington, DC 20016
Deadline: March 31
Website: Iranian American Bar Association (IABA)

IABA issues one or more scholarships each year to law students who have demonstrated a commitment to the advancement of the Iranian-American community. Applicants must be of Iranian heritage and full-time students at an accredited law school in the United States. Applications can be found by visiting

The Jewish Federation of metropolitan Chicago Academic scholarship program

Deadline: February 15
Website: The Jewish Federation of metropolitan Chicago Academic scholarship program

Educational scholarship funds from the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago are available for college and graduate students for the 2013-2014 academic year. Approximately $500,00 is available for Jewish students who are identified as having promise for significant contributions in their chosen careers, and are in need of financial assistance for full-time academic programs primarily in the helping professions.

The Kosciuszko Foundation

15 East 65th Street
New York, NY 10021-6595
Deadline: January 10
Website: The Kosciuszko Foundation

Kosciuszko Foundation Tuition Scholarships support United States citizens and permanent residents of Polish descent for full-time graduate studies. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $7,000. Selection is based on academic achievement, interests and motivation, and the applicant's interest in Polish subjects or involvement in the Polish American community. Financial need is taken into consideration.

Makarios Scholarship Fund, Inc.

Theodore and Wally Lappas Award
13 East 40th Street
New York, NY 10016
Scholarships are available to support needy Greek Cypriot students of high academic standing. Applicants must be attending school on a full-time basis.
Deadline: April 30
Website: Makarios Scholarship Fund, Inc.

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF)
Deadline: November 1
Website: The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF)

Scholarship awards range from $2,500 to $10,000. Students applying must be of Italian heritage, be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident alien, have a 3.5 GPA or above and be planning to attend a U.S. accredited law school in the Fall.

Serbian Bar Association of America

The SBAA awards scholarships to law students every year at is scholarship gala.  All persons of Serbian birth or ancestry and/or their spouses who are enrolled in an accredited law school in the United States are eligible to receive a scholarship from the SBAA.  The SBAA typically awards two (2) $2,000 scholarships, one (1) $1,000 scholarship, and one (1) $500 scholarship.
Scholarships will be awarded for the 2014-15 school year at the SBAA scholarship gala on Saturday, April 18th, 2015.  The application deadline is Friday, March 20, 2015.  Scholarship recipients will be notified in advance of the gala.
The SBAA scholarship application is available at the following link:  2014-15 SBAA Scholarship Application. 
Please submit your complete application package including resume and official law school transcript to 
Deadline: March 20

Swiss Benevolent Society of New York

Scholarship Committee
500 Fifth Avenue, Room 1800
New York, NY 10110
Deadline: March 31
Website: Swiss Benevolent Society of New York


Awards are available to students of Swiss descent (applicant or one parent must be a Swiss national) who are permanently domiciled in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania or Delaware. Applicants must be in good academic standing and show aptitude in their chosen fields of study.

For more scholarships

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