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Air and Waste Management Association - East Central Section, A& WMA
See: Environmental Scholarships

American Radio Relay League Foundation
See: West Virginia

Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan
The Judge Philip J. Glennie Scholarship
111 Water Street
P.O. Box 495
Alpena, MI 49707-0495
877.354.6881
cfnem@alpenal.cc.mi.us

A scholarship in the amount of $500 will be awarded to a law student who attended and graduated from a high school located within the Michigan counties of Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency or Presque Isle. Financial need is not a requirement.
Deadline: April 1

Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
333 W. Fort, Suite 2010
Detroit, Michigan 48226
313.961.6675
  • The Otis M. Smith Scholarship Program provides scholarships for working single mothers who pursue higher education on at least a half-time basis. Not more than four scholarships of $2,500 will be awarded to successful candidates from select nationally recognized universities: Wayne State University, all campuses of the University of Michigan and the Columbus College of Law at Catholic University Law School. Applicants must be current residents of any of the following counties of southeastern Michigan: Wayne, Oakland, or Macomb.
    Deadline: June 1
  • The Jeptha Wade Schureman Scholarship Program provides up to eight scholarships of $7,500 to students who have lost their fathers because of death or termination of parental rights before reaching the age of 18. Applicants must be residents of the following counties at the time of high school graduation: Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Monroe, Lenawee, Washtenaw, Livingston or St. Clair. Candidates must also demonstrate financial need, scholastic achievement, leadership and character, and be between the ages of 17 - 27.
    Deadline: June 1

Federal Bar Association for the Western District of Michigan Scholarships
Warner Norcross & Judd LLP
Attorneys at Law
401 East Michigan Avenue, Suite 200
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49007
www.wnj.com

The Western District of Michigan annually awards $4,500 in scholarships to law students who are either from the Western Federal Judicial District of Michigan or have a connection to the practice of law in the Western District of Michigan which suggests that they will become practitioners in this geographic area upon completion of their legal studies. The Committee requests that the applicant provide a copy of his or her current resume, a cover letter describing the candidate's connection to the Western District of Michigan and a statement not to exceed three pages in length describing the qualifications the candidate believes warrant his or her selection for a scholarship.

Deadline: September 27

Genesee County Bar Foundation
John S. Beagle Scholarship
315 East Court Street
Flint,  MI 48502
810.232.6000

This scholarship is open to law students from Genesee County, Michigan, who are in their junior or senior year of law school. A minimum scholarship of $5,000 will be distributed.
Deadline: May 1 

Grand Rapids Community Foundation
See: Minority: General

Health Care Law Section 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 at each eligible Michigan Law school in the Sections 2013-2014 fiscal year.

Purposes of the Program:

• 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 price, 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 student winner of the award must be someone who has made a commitment to remain in Michigan following graduation and taking of 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 a concurrent with the Section’s annual meeting so as to further expose the students to the practice of healthcare law,
• The law school must publicize the existence of the award, such as advertising the award on the law schools website in the law schools financial aid/development office or through any other means ordinarily used by the law school to publicize other competitive awards or scholarships
• Each law school must be able to accommodate or implement this award under the conditions set forth by the Section. Failure to do so will result in the law school’s ineligibility for this Award until the next fiscal year in which such law school notifies the Section of its eligibility.

To apply: Visit the Financial Aid Office, 2200 South Hall or email lawfinaid@umich.edu
Deadline: July 31st


Jackson County Bar Association
145 South Jackson Street
P.O. Box 787
Jackson, MI 49204
517.787.4100

A scholarship of $2,000 will be awarded to a Jackson County resident attending an accredited law school or an accredited college or university with acceptance to an accredited law school. The student must have a GPA of 2.5 or better for law school and 3.0 for college. In addition, the applicant must submit a letter of recommendation and his/her law school/college transcript.
Deadline: May 31

Jewish Vocational Service
See: Miscellaneous Loan Programs

Kalamazoo Community Foundation
151 S. Rose Street, Suite 332
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
269.381.4416

The Kalamazoo Community Foundation offers the Benjamin and Cherie Gubin Scholarship of up to $2,000. Students who were permanent residents of Kalamazoo County during their senior year in high school or graduated from a Kalamazoo County high school are eligible to apply. Applicants must also demonstrate academic achievement and potential for success at the graduate level with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Community service and financial need are also considered.
Deadline: March 31

Macomb County Bar Foundation Scholarships
40 N. Main Street, Suite 435
Mount Clemens, MI 48043
Phone: 586.468.2940
Fax: 586.468.6926
mcba@MacombBar.org

  • The Kimberly M. Cahill Leadership Memorial Scholarship of $3,000 is to be awarded to a second or third year law student who is currently enrolled in law classes at any accredited Michigan law school. The recipient should demonstrate outstanding qualities of leadership and the ability to inspire and effectively lead others to a defined objective. The recipient must also demonstrate a need for financial assistance and an academic standing (3.0 GPA or above).
  • The Macomb County Bar Foundation Trustees Law School Scholarship of $3,000 is to be awarded to a second or third year law student who demonstrates a commitment to serve or contribute to the Macomb County legal community, a need for financial assistance, and high scholastic achievement.
  • The Philip F. Greco Memorial Scholarship is to be awarded to a second or third year law student who is currently enrolled in law classes at any accredited Michigan law school, has good academic standing, and demonstrates financial need and a commitment to serve the Macomb County Legal community.
  • Please see the following website to apply: http://www.macombbar.org/

    Deadline: February 21

    The Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver Program

    See: Native Americans, Aleuts and Eskimos

    Miller Johnson West Michigan Diversity Scholarship
    616.248.4903
    rbishop@grfoundation.org

    Students of color (African American, Asian, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander) accepted to or presently attending an accredited law school within the US with a permanent residence in Michigan.  Must demonstrate financial need, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and be a citizen of the United States to apply.

    Deadline: April 1


    Monroe County Bar Association Scholarship
    Attention: Christian Horkey
    19 East Front Street - P.O. Box 587
    Monroe, Michigan 48161
    877.242.3434

    A $500 scholarship is offered to a candidate currently enrolled in or accepted by an accredited law school. The candidate must be a graduate of a Monroe County high school, public or private and maintain their residence in Monroe County, MI. Eligible students are invited to submit a letter detailing their qualifications and requesting to be considered to receive the one annual scholarship.
    Deadline: May 1

    Charles A. Moore Law School Scholarship
    Public Attorneys Association (P.A.A.)
    Attention: Charles A. Moore Law School Scholarship Committee
    P.O. Box 311469
    Detroit, MI 48231
    313.237.3032

    The Charles A. Moore Law Scholarship is a $2500 scholarship awarded to a first year law student who is a resident of the City of Detroit and plans to practice law in the state of Michigan. Applicants must have an undergraduate GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 grading scale and written proof of acceptance/enrollment into an accredited law school in the state of Michigan.
    Deadline: October 2

    Shiawassee County Bar Association
    Patricia Carmody Memorial Scholarship
    989.472.4242
    justin@jdelawoffice.com

    The Patricia Carmody Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 is being offered to  law school students receiving an education in law related profession, who reside or have graduated from a high school in Shiawassee County.

    Deadline: April 1

    State Bar of Michigan
    See: Miscellaneous Scholarships

    Varnum Diversity Scholarship Program

    See: Minority: General 

    Warner Norcross & Judd LLP Scholarships
    616.248.4903
    rbishop@grfoundation.org 

    One $5,000 scholarship is awarded to a student of color pursuing a law degree each year. The law school scholarship is not limited to schools in Michigan; however the applicant must be a current or former resident of Michigan if they are not currently attending a school in Michigan. 

    Deadline: April 1

    Women Lawyers Association of Michigan Foundation
    WLAM Foundation
    645 Griswold
    3300 Penobscot Building
    Detroit, MI 48226
    313.256.9833
    dvanhoek@interramp.com

    Applicants for the following scholarships must be women in good academic standing who demonstrate leadership capabilities, community service and potential for advancing the position of women in society.

    • WLAM Foundation Scholars receive a $2,500 award.
    • Kimberly M. Cahill Scholars also receive a $2,500 award. 

    Deadline: October 15

    Women Lawyers Association of Mid-Michigan (WLAM)
    See: Women

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