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Advocates Polish American Bar Association
24202 Grand River
P.O. Box 641883
Chicago, IL 60664-1883

This scholarship program is for students of Polish-American heritage or students who are committed to promoting the welfare, culture and interests of persons of Polish heritage.
Deadline: May 31

Armenian Bar Association
Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 29111
Los Angeles, CA 90029

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.
Deadline: March 31

Armenian General Benevolent Union
55 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022-1112

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
Deadline: April 1

Armenian Students' Association
ASA Scholarship Committee
333 Atlantic Avenue
Warwick, RI 02888

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.

Deadline: March 15

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

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. Please complete this form and attach your essay as noted below.

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

Applications must be postmarked or e-mailed on or before March 31

Council of Higher Education
Council of Higher Education Scholarship Program
Scholarship Management Services
One Scholarship Way
Saint Peter, MN 56082

The Council of Higher Education has established a scholarship program for U.S. and Canadian students of Czech, Slovak, or Rusyn descent who plan to continue education in undergraduate and graduate programs. Renewable scholarships are offered each year for full-time study.
Deadline: The application process is open from December - April 1.

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

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.
Deadline: April 25

Iranian American Bar Association (IABA)
5185 MacArthur Blvd. NW, Suite 624
Washington, DC 20016

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

Deadline: March 31

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.

Deadline: February 15 

Peter and Alice Koomruian Armenian Education Fund
15915 Ventura Blvd., Suite P1
Encino, CA 91436

Scholarship awards range from $1,000 - $2,300. Applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students of Armenian descent who are enrolled full-time in an accredited U.S. college or university. Funds will be awarded on the basis of financial need and academic ability or excellence.
Deadline: April 15

The Kosciuszko Foundation
15 East 65th Street
New York, NY 10021-6595

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.
Deadline: January 5 

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

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.
Deadline: Contact NIAF

Swiss Benevolent Society of New York
Scholarship Committee
500 Fifth Avenue, Room 1800
New York, NY 10110

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.
Deadline: March 6

For more scholarships
See: Minority: General

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