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.
AICPA John L. Carey Scholarships Program
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
1211 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036-8775
Deadline: April 1
Website: AICPA John L. Carey Scholarships Program
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.
The Alumni Association of the University of Michigan
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.
AAJ Law Student Scholarships
777 6th Street, NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20001
Deadline: Application cycle begins in February 2015
Website: AAJ Law Scholarships
The American Association for Justice's (AAJ) offers more than $20,000 in annual scholarship funds, as well as programs for law students to enhance their legal education.
ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship
321 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60654
Deadline: March 2
Website: ABA Legal Opportunity
The American Bar Association is now accepting applications for the Legal Opportunity Scholarship. Applicants must be first-year law students in the 2015 academic school year and a citizen of the United States.
This scholarship fund is intended to encourage racial and ethnic minority students to apply to and attend law school and to provide financial assistance to ensure that these students have the opportunity to attend law school for three years. The ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund will award $5,000 of financial assistance annually to each scholarship recipient attending an ABA-accredited law school. An award made to an entering first-year student may be renewable for two additional years, resulting in financial assistance totaling $15,000 during his or her time in law school.
ALDF Advancement of Animal Law Scholarships
Attn: Nicole Pallotta
919 SW Taylor, 4th Floor
Portland, OR 97205
Fax: (503) 231-1578
Deadline: April 17
Website: ALDF Advancement of Animal Law Scholarships
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.
American Association of Law Libraries
105 W. Adams Street, Suite 3300
Chicago, IL 60603
Deadline: April 1
Website: American Association of Law Libraries
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.
American Law Institute - American Bar Association
Annual ALI-ABA Courses of Study
4025 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3099
Website: American Law Institute - American Bar Association
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.
AHIMA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
233 North Michigan Ave., 21st Floor
Chicago, IL 60601-5809
Deadline: September 30
Website: AHIMA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
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.
Appelman Law Firm Criminal Defense Scholarship
4501 Minnetonka Boulevard, Suite 100
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Attn: Ryan McGinty
Deadline: May 31
Website: Appelman Law Firm Criminal Defense Scholarship
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.
Aspiring Attorney Aid Scholarship
Kraut Law Group
Deadline: May 31
Website: Aspiring Attorney Aid Scholarship
The Kraut Law Group invites students to apply for the Aspiring Attorney Aid Scholarship for the 2015-2016 academic year. This is a one time scholarship of $500. To be eligible, student must be seeking a law oriented degree. The scholarship is judged primarily on a need basis, but does not exclude achievement standards.
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications
234 Outlet Pointe Blvd.
Columbia, SC 29210-5667
Website: Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications
A variety of resources are available to students who are undertaking a liberal arts program with demonstrated interest in journalism/mass communications.
AVVO SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
705 5th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104
Deadline: January 1
Website: AVVO SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
This year marks the first annual Avvo Scholars Circle and Scholarship Program. Avvo has created this program to help inspire future generations of lawyers to innovate and impact change in the industry and our local communities.
The program consists of two annual scholarships; one for JD Law Students and one for Undergraduate & Pre-Law Students, each with their own awards.
JD Law Students will have the opportunity to win a $10,000 scholarship and be admitted to the newly-created Avvo Scholars Circle, Class of 2015.
Bell Law Group Disability Scholarship
100 Quentin Roosevelt Boulevard, Suite 208
Garden City, NY 11530
ATTN: Jonathan Bell
Deadline: February 28
Website: Bell Law Group
Bell Law Group has created this $1,000 scholarship to help raise awareness about mobility issues and educate employers and employees alike on the importance of reasonable accommodations.
- Applicants must meet the following criteria
- Applicant is currently enrolled at or accepted to a law school in the U.S.
- Applicant is permanently confined to a wheelchair.
- Applicant is willing to share his or her story with the general public. If applicant wishes to remain anonymous, all effort will be made to withhold the applicant’s identity and protect his or her anonymity.
- A completed Scholarship Application Form.
- A 1-3 page typed essay exploring mobility issues in the workplace and on campus, the struggles you’ve encountered with your disability and how you’ve overcome those difficulties.
- An official copy of law school or undergrad college transcripts for all schools attended.
- Documentation of your disability from a qualified medical professional.
- Proof of Legal Residency in U.S. (i.e. birth certificate, passport, permanent resident card, etc.)
- The award recipient will be notified of selection on or about March 31st, 2015. This scholarship is to be used exclusively for law school tuition and related expenses. A check for $1,000 will be made payable to the award recipient’s education institution to cover these expenses and he or she is expected to submit receipts in accordance with IRS regulations.
Beta Theta Pi Scholarships
5134 Bonham Road
P.O. Box 6277
Oxford, OH 45056
Deadline: April 1
Website: Beta Theta Pi Scholarships
A variety of merit scholarships ranging from $350 to $2,150 are available to members of Beta Theta Pi. Applications are available in January.
Bond & Botes Financial Hardship Scholarship
Bond & Botes, PC
600 University Park Place, Suite 510
Birmingham, AL 35209
Deadline: July 20
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 20, 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.
The Child Care Subsidy Program
University of Michigan
Office of Financial Aid
2500 Student Activities Bldg.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1316
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.
Website: The Child Care Subsidy Program
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.
Civitan International Foundation
P.O. Box 130744
Birmingham, AL 35213-0744
Deadline: January 31
Website: Civitan International Foundation
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.
CONSTANGY, BROOKS & SMITH, LLP - DIVERSITY SCHOLARS AWARD
200 West Forsyth Street, Suite 1700
Attn: Chair of Diversity Council, Margaret P. Zabijaka
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Deadline: December 12
Website: CONSTANGY, BROOKS & SMITH, LLP - DIVERSITY SCHOLARS AWARD
This $2,500 scholarship is awarded to an enrolled second-year law school student with a demonstrated commitment to diversity in the community.
CourseHorse Learner's Scholarship
57 East 11th Street 8th Floor
New York, NY 10003
Deadline: April 30
Website: Coursehorse Scholarship
Every year the CourseHorse Learner's Scholarship recognizes students who value education and aspire towards lifelong learning. Our mission is to facilitate learning opportunities for everyone, to increase ease and confidence in discovering one's path to personal enrichment. We are looking for students who are passionate about learning and will never stop discovering. The CourseHorse Learner's Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship applicable to the 2015 Fall semester. Students who will attend or are attending a college in the U.S. and are 25 years of age and younger are eligible to enter. Applicants must submit a one page document or video describing a topic you're passionate about learning.
Farzad Family Law Scholarship
Farzad Family Law, APC
1851 East 1st Street, #1150
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Deadline: December 15
Website: Farzad Family Law Scholarship
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
The Federal Circuit Bar Association
1620 I Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
Deadline: The application process is open from April 1 - April 15.
Website: The Federal Circuit Bar Association
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.
Federal Communications Bar Association Foundation
Law School Scholarship Program
Sara Leibman, FCBA Foundation
1020 19th Street, NW Suite 325
Washington, DC 20036
Deadline: Applications will become available December 2014
Website: Federal Communications Bar Association Foundation
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.
Finlandia Foundation Trust
P.O. Box 92298
Pasadena, CA 91109-2298
Deadline: February 2
Website: Finlandia Foundation Trust
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 website.
Fisher & Talwar Legal Inspiration Scholarship
Attn: Scholarship Manager
801 S Grand Ave, 11th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 902 90017
Deadline: December 1
Website: Fisher & Talwar Legal Inspiration Scholarship
The Fisher &Talwar $1,000 Legal Inspiration Scholarship is now available to students currently pursuing or plan on pursuing a career in law. This scholarship is available to students who are pursuing a career in law ( graduate or undergraduate)
- Must be a U.S. citizen.
- Must be a full-time student who is currently attending (or planning to attend full-time) an accredited institution of higher education.
- Must provide proof of current enrollment or plans to enroll in an accredited institution of higher education. If you have not received acceptance, you may still apply, but be sure to provide proof of acceptance and enrollment for the scholarship to be released.
- Must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA.
The Gates Cambridge Scholarships
Gates Cambridge Trust
3e King's Parade
Cambridge CB2 1SJ
Deadline: US Citizens: Applications will be available September 2015
Website: The Gates Cambridge Scholarships
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.
George H. Nofer Scholarship for Law and Public Policy
3417 Volta Place NW
Washington, DC 20007
Deadline: April 22
Website: George H. Nofer Scholarship
The George H. Nofer Scholarship for Law and Public Policy is for full-time graduate students with a pre-lingual bilateral hearing loss in the moderately-severe to profound range, use listening and spoken language as their primary method of communication, and who are attending an accredited mainstream law school. Up to three awards of up to $5,000 each may be awarded per year.
Get Prepped LSAT Prep Law Student Scholarship
P.O. Box 2163
Longmont, CO 80502
Deadline: January 31 and June 30 annually
Website: Get Prepped LSAT Prep Law Student Scholarship
The Get Prepped LSAT Law Student Scholarship is intended to help current law students who may be experiencing financial difficulties continue their studies. 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.
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.
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
- 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.
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
To apply, please email the Michigan Law Financial Aid office: email@example.com to inquire.
Deadline: June 30
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
7576 Goodwood Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
800.804.9880, ext. 35
Deadline: April 1
Website: The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
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.
The HotelsCheap Scholarship Program
Deadline: April 15
Website: The HotelsCheap Scholarship Program
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.
Institute for Research on Women and Gender
Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation
P.O. Box 38
Columbus, OH 43216-0038
Deadline: February 1
Website: Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation
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.
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.
Ladah Law Firm, PLLC Injury Scholarship
517 South 3rd Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Deadline: May 31
Website: Ladah Law Firm, PLLC Injury Scholarship
Ladah Law Firm is pleased to announce the Injury Scholarship for the 2015 school year. The personal injury attorneys at Ladah Law Firm work closely with accident victims and their families every day. Ladah Law Firm knows the long term effects that an injury can have, and want to extend help to future lawyers affected by an injury or accident. This scholarship is a one time award of $2,000 and will be presented in the fall semester of 2015.
This Scholarship will be judged & awarded on merit and need. Applicants will be required to demonstrate:
- How an injury you or someone close to you experienced has impacted your life.
- How your experience with an injury or an accident has contributed to your desire & motivation to become an attorney.
- Personal commitment to working with, helping or caring for those affected by injuries and accidents?
- These personal injuries or accidents can be from (but not limited to) car accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip & falls, dangerous property or work conditions, etc. To be considered, the injuries sustained should not be self inflicted.
Ladas Memorial Award
ATTN: Carin Diep
International Trademark Association (INTA)
655 Third Avenue, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10017-5617
Deadline: February 6
Website: Ladas Memorial Award
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.
LAMBER GOODNOW INJURY LAW TEAM - LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP
Deadline: December 1 annually
Website: LAMBER GOODNOW INJURY LAW TEAM - LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP
Quality legal representation can have a meaningful impact on people’s lives. On a large scale, judicial decisions that are made impact society at large. On a smaller but no less important scale, individual cases can help to right wrongs. Our justice system is a great one, but to remain great and to improve, it needs quality people in it.
The personal injury lawyers on the Lamber-Goodnow team want to see the best and most qualified individuals enter the legal profession regardless of economic circumstances. To help this cause, they have created a law school scholarship. This $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a full-time law school student.
THE LEVIN FIRM TO OFFER TWO $1,000 SCHOLARSHIPS
123 South Broad Street, Suite 200
Philadelphia, PA 19109
Deadline: January 31
Website: THE LEVIN FIRM
The lawyers at The Levin Firm, value education and helping those in need. They also understand that school can be a significant expense and know how hard it can be for students and their families to make ends meet. Between housing, tuition, books, and school supplies, the cost of attending college or graduate school can easily rise into the tens of thousands of dollars, if not more. In an effort to make things a little easier for students and their families, The Levin Firm is pleased to be offering two yearly $1,000 scholarships to individuals who are currently attending or planning on attending college or graduate school in the near future. In order to apply, applicants must submit a 500+ word essay on the following topic: "What are some ways the law can be changed in order to make our roads and highways safer?"
Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies
Deadline: Applications will be available Spring 2015
Website: Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies
The Michael Weiner Scholarship was created by all Major League baseball players through the Major League Baseball Players Trust and seeks to recognize and support the efforts of graduate and/or law school students dedicated to improving the lives of workers, by awarding up to five $10,000 scholarships annually. To be eligible for an award, individuals must be graduate or law school students in an accredited educational institution in the United States or Canada and must have a demonstrated interest in, and wish to make a career out of, working in the labor movement and on behalf of workers' rights
Miller Law Office Scholarship
Deadline: January 1
Website: Miller Law Office Scholarship
The Lawyers at Miller Law Offices understand how important education is for everyone, especially older citizens that need additional training and/or education to support themselves. It can be an uphill battle going back to school when you are older, but the rewards far outweigh the obstacles. We want to support older people who are trying to improve their skills and self-sufficiency by going back to school. The Miller Law Office is offering two $1,000 scholarships to help make that happen for 2 people every year.
Mortar Board, Inc.
Mortar Board National Foundation
1200 Chambers Road, #201
Columbus, OH 43212
Website: Mortar Board, Inc.
Mortar Board is a national honor society recognizing college seniors for their exemplary scholarship, leadership and service. Applicants must be members of Mortar Board to be eligible for an award. Submission of a financial statement is necessary to be considered.
The Brett Murphy Law Firm Future Leaders Scholarship
ATTN: Ingrid Taylor
1310 10th Street, Suite 304
Bellingham, WA 98225
Deadline: August 15
Website: The Brett Murphy Law Firm Future Leaders Scholarship
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.
NAQVI LAW SCHOLARSHIP
9500 W Flamingo Road #104
Las Vegas, Nevada 89147
Deadline: March 31
Website: NAQVI LAW SCHOLARSHIP
This $2,000 scholarship is awarded to a student who has demonstrated academic achievement. For more information and to apply, please visit the Naqvi Law website.
NBF Student Loan Scholarship
Deadline: November 15
Website: NBF Student Loan Scholarship
National Bankruptcy Forum ("NBF") is pleased to announce its first annual essay contest for law school and college students. The winner will be awarded with a $1,500 scholarship that can be applied towards law school or college tuition. Student debt is one of the biggest issues faced by the American consumer, and there have been numerous legislative initiatives proposed to address the problem. How do you think we should deal with the student loan crisis?
Scholarship applicants should submit an essay arguing how best to solve America's student loan problem. The winning submission will be published to the National Bankruptcy Forum website.
- Recipient must be a law school or college student
- Recipient is a U.S. citizen or legal resident
NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Program
6201 College Blvd.
Overland Park, KS 66211
Website: NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Program
The NCAA awards up to 174 postgraduates annually. The scholarships are awarded to student athletes who excel academically and athletically. The one time non-renewable scholarships of $7,500 are awarded three times a year corresponding to each sport season.
PRICE BENOWITZ SOCIAL JUSTICE SCHOLARSHIP
ATTN: Firm Administrator
409 7th Street
Washington, DC 20004
Deadline: December 15
Website: PRICE BENOWITZ SOCIAL JUSTICE SCHOLARSHIP
This $1,000 scholarship is awarded to an enrolled law school student with a demonstrated interest in furthering a social justice agenda through prior educational, professional, and volunteer work experiences.
Reiff and Bily Legal Scholarship
Deadline: July 1
Website: Reiff and Bily Legal Scholarship
The Philadelphia law firm of Reiff and Bily is pleased to announce that they are currently offering young law students the 2015 Reiff and Bily Legal Scholarship. This $1,000 scholarship is open to any student studying for a career in the legal field. All applicants must be pursuing a degree in pre-law or paralegal studies, or working towards their J.D. in any concentration related to the law.
- You must be a citizen of the United States.
- You must demonstrate plans to enroll for admission‚ or have proof of current full-time enrollment at an accredited institution. If you have not yet received your acceptance into college or law school‚ you may still apply‚ but the scholarship will not be released without proof of acceptance and enrollment.
- Your GPA must meet a minimum score of 3.0.
Renkin & Associates Law Scholarship
Deadline: April 30
Website: Renkin & Associates Law Scholarship
The Law office of Renkin & Associates is funding a $1,000 scholarship for current and incoming law school students in an effort to both aid a deserving student and to increase public awareness that life doesn't stop after the diagnosis. To be eligible for this scholarship, an applicant needs to be in good academic standing, write a short essay, complete the application, and be attending (or planning to attend) an accredited law school.
RICHARD LINN AMERICAN INN OF COURT
Deadline: November 12
Website: Mark T. Banner Scholarship
The Richard Linn American Inn of Court is proud to offer the $5,000 Mark T. Banner Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to an enrolled law school student with demonstrated commitment to pursuing a career in intellectual property law. The Richard Linn American Inn of Court is committed to fostering the development of intellectual property lawyers of high ethics, civility and professionalism, and especially those from diverse backgrounds.
Law students who have entered into a JD program at an ABA-accredited law school in the United States and who will continue in that program through the Fall semester 2014 are eligible to apply for the Mark T. Banner Scholarship.
Roothbert Fund, Inc.
475 Riverside Dr., Room 1830
New York, NY 10115
Deadline: The application process is open from November 1 - January 31.
Website: Roothbert Fund, Inc.
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.
Ruritan National Foundation Scholarship
P.O. Box 487
Dublin, VA 24084
Deadline: April 1
Website: Ruritan National Foundation Scholarship
The purpose of the Ruritan National Foundation is to manage and maintain a trust for the encouragement, promotion, and financing of the charitable, educational, and benevolent principles and activities of the Ruritan Clubs. The Ruritan National Foundation Educational Grant is a program to assist young men and women in securing formal training beyond high school. Recipients are chosen on the basis of financial need, character, scholarship, and academic promise and desire.
Safety Scholarship for Law Students
1404 Dove Street, Suite 310
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Deadline: February 1
Website: Safety Scholarship for Law Students
Russell & Lazarus, a long-time champion of consumer safety, will award $2,000 to the U.S. law student who submits the best essay on "How Lawyers Make the World a Safer Place." In addition to helping a law student complete his or her education, this scholarship is designed to focus more student attention on the role personal injury lawyers play in minimizing hazards, helping those injured, and encouraging people everywhere to think about consumer safety. Applicants should submit an essay exceeding 750 words on "How Lawyers Make the World a Safer Place." Applicants should write in plain English, support their contentions, and proofread their essays before submission.
Sidley Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship
c/o Jennifer Connelly
Sidley Austin LLP
One South Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60603
Website: Sidley Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship
Sidley Austin LLP has been one of the most prominent and progressive proponents of law firm diversity. Sidley's mission is to attract and retain outstanding lawyers of varied backgrounds who reflect the global marketplace that Sidley serves. Through the leadership of its Diversity Committee and Committee on Retention and Promotion of Women, Sidley aspires to make sustainable progress in its journey toward becoming a more diverse organization. To further promote diversity within the legal profession and within the firm, Sidley offers a Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship Initiative for Second Year Law Students. Sidley will grant a $20,000 Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship to a limited number of deserving second year law students who join Sidley's summer program.
J.D. Sinnock Scholarship
Deadline: May 31
Website: J.D. Sinnock Scholarship
John David (J.D.) Sinnock received his juris doctor from the University of Michigan Law School in May 1989. In October of that year, a tragic automobile accident took his life. The other driver involved was under the influence of alcohol and narcotics.
In 1990, J.D.'s friends and family established a scholarship fund in his name as a tribute to his life and to honor his memory. The law school scholarship is one of three awarded annually. The other two are conferred upon students at J.D.'s high school and undergraduate alma maters. The scholarships are administered through the national headquarters of J.D.'s college fraternity, Alpha Tau Omega (ATO).
J.D.'s family makes the final decision regarding the recipient considering each applicant's scholarship, extra-curricular activities and character. The scholarship is awarded to a student who displays many of the same qualities that J.D. exemplified: intelligence, leadership, generosity and kindness.
Requirements: All second year law students at University of Michigan are eligible to apply.
State Bar of Michigan
Michael Franck Building
306 Townsend Street
Lansing, MI 48933-2012
Website: State Bar of Michigan
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.
Supreme Court of Oklahoma
ATTN: Sovereignty Symposium
Oklahoma State Capitol, Room 208
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
Website: Supreme Court of Oklahoma
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.
Deadline: January 12
Website: SURVIVOR'S SCHOLARSHIP
The attorneys at Chalik & Chalik Law Offices have created a $1,000 scholarship to reward those who have survived cancer or another serious medical condition and are currently seeking a higher education. The scholarship is open to undergraduate, graduate, and law school students who fit the scholarships requirements.
Tau Kappa Epsilon Educational Foundation Scholarships
Website: Tau Kappa Epsilon Educational Foundation Scholarships
Ronald Reagan Leadership Award
Named in honor of the 40th president of the United States, this award recognizes Frater Reagan's dedication and loyalty to Tau Kappa Epsilon. Frater Reagan was initiated a Teke at Iota Chapter at Eureka College. He served as chairman of the Grand Prytanis Advisory Committee and offered his talents in the production of the "Fraternity for Life" film and the "Above All Else . . . TKE" recruitment video. He is a recipient of the Teke Alumnus of the Year Award and in 1984 received the Fraternity's highest honor, the Order of the Golden Eagle Award. He was a Life Loyal Teke. The $1,100 Ronald Reagan Leadership Award was established, and continued to be funded, by contributions from alumni in tribute to his ongoing support of the ideals and goals of TKE.
Donald A. & John R. Fisher Memorial Scholarship
This $800 award recognizes the contributions of TKE's first, and only, father and son Grand Prytanis duo. Donald A. Fisher was initiated a Teke at Omicron at Ohio State University in 1921 and served as Grand Prytanis from 1935-37. His son, John R. Fisher, was initiated a Teke at Gamma-Epsilon Chapter at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1950 and served as Grand Prytanis from 1993-95. Frater John established this scholarship in honor of his father, Frater Don. Following Frater John's entry into the Chapter Eternal in 2005, the family asked that this scholarship recognize both father and son.
Eugene C. Beach Memorial Scholarship
Eugene C. Beach served on the Grand Council from 1923-35 and was elected Grand Prytanis in 1930, serving until 1935. Initiated a Teke at Iota Chapter at Eureka College, he received the Order of the Golden Eagle Award in 1967. This $300 scholarship was established after his death by his Fraters and friends as a lasting tribute to him for his service to TKE undergraduate members and chapters.
Miles Gray Memorial Scholarship
Miles Gray was initiated a Teke at Iota Chapter at Eureka College. He served as Grand Crysophylos from 1923 to 1926, when he was elected Grand Prytanis, serving in that capacity to1928. Mrs. Miles Gray established this $300 scholarship in honor of Frater Gray.
Carroll C. Hall Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: March 15
A leader in the formation of the TKE Educational Foundation, Carroll C. Hall served as a member of its Board of Directors. Frater Hall was initiated a Teke at Iota Chapter at Eureka College. He was the recipient of the Order of the Golden Eagle Award in 1987. The Directors of the Foundation established this $400 scholarship through the Hall estate in recognition of dedication to TKE during his lifetime and his commitment to ensure the TKE experience for future members after his death.
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 $500 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: April 10
Website: Telluride House
Telluride House is a merit-based residential fellowship committed to establishing a vibrant community supporting democratic ideals of self-governance, a stimulating intellectual environment, and a commitment to public service. Housemembers (all on room and board scholarship at the House) range from freshman to Ph.D students, and are joined in residence by faculty fellows from several fields. By living with a commitment to our self-governing community, Telluride House strives to foster the moral and intellectual growth of its members. Past winners of the Telluride fellowship include a diverse set of luminaries such as philosopher Francis Fukuyama, postmodern scholar Gayatri Spivak, World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz, and several Nobel Prize winners including Steven Weinberg, Linus Pauling, and Richard Feynman. For more information, please see our website: http://www.telluride-house.com/
F.C. Tucker Scholarship
Deadline: December 15
Website: F.C. Tucker Scholarship
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.
The University of Michigan International Institute
1080 S. University, Suite 2660
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
Deadline: Applications will be available starting November 2014
Website: The University of Michigan International Institute
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.
The University of Michigan Center for the Education of Women
Michigan Square Building
330 E. Liberty
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Deadline: March 10
Website: The University of Michigan Center for the Education of Women
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.
The University of Michigan Office for Research Spring/Summer Grants Program
Deadline: February 20
Website: The University of Michigan Office for Research Spring/Summer Grants Program
The U-M Office of Research (UMOR) and the Rackham Graduate School support the Research Partnership Program to enrich the scholarly and research environment for faculty and graduate students. The Spring/Summer Research Grants Program was created to enable faculty members to collaborate with doctoral students on research and scholarly projects during the spring/summer term.
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN CENTER FOR CHINESE/JAPANESE STUDIES
Suite 4640, 1080 S. University Ave
Website: UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN CENTER FOR CHINESE/JAPANESE STUDIES
Numerous funding options are available for students in Japanese Studies for language study, research travel to Japan, unpaid internships related to Japan, graduate study, travel to conferences for paper presentation and professional development, dissertation fieldwork, dissertation writing and postdoctoral study and research. The Center for Japanese Studies also offers two types of fellowships; Academic Year FLAS and Summer FLAS.
Varsity Tutors Monthly Scholarship
Website: Varsity Tutors Monthly Scholarship
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.
Deadline: September 1
Website: Waechter Medical-Legal
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.
Wolverine Bar Association
See: Minority: General
YANEZ & ASSOCIATES FAMILY LAW SCHOLARSHIP ESSAY CONTEST AND SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
625 The City Drive S, South 490
Orange, CA 92868
Deadline: August 31
Website: YANEZ & ASSOCIATES
Yanez & Associates is proud to offer the Family Law Scholarship Essay Contest and Scholarship Program for Law Students. The essay contest will focus on Domestic Violence in America. The goal of the contest is to increase awareness of the growing issue of domestic violence.
The Family Law Offices of Yanez & Associates has formed this program to benefit and motivate future family law lawyers and to support law students’ educational efforts while raising awareness about family law issues.
This law school scholarship program will consist of two annual scholarships. All current law students and prospective law students awaiting admission to a law school are eligible. (The law schools must be located within the USA). Law school students who enter the essay contest will write a 2,500 to 3,500 word essay. The two winning essays will be posted on the cafamilydivorcelawyer.com article section and credit will be given to the winning writers.
The Law Student Scholarship is open to students enrolled in any JD law program in the United States. Undergraduates and Pre-law Students intending to pursue a law program are also welcomed to submit their essays, provided they will be enrolled at the time the essays are judged.
This $2,000 scholarship is awarded to current and prospective law school students based on the merit of their family law related essays.
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