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AAJ Women for Justice Education Fund

AAJ Membership
777 6th Street, NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20001
800.424.2725, ext. 8302
Deadline: May 1
Website: AAJ Women for Justice Education Fund

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.

American Association of University Women

AAUW Educational Foundation
c/o Customer Service Center
301 ACT Drive, Department 177
Iowa City, IA 52243-4030
319.337.1716 ext. 177
Deadline: Varies according to fellowship but ranges from November 15 to January 15
Website: American Association of University Women

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.

Center for the Education of Women

330 East Liberty
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Deadline: January 31
Website: Center for the Education of Women

The CEW Scholarship Program for returning women students was established in 1970 to honor the academic performance and potential of women whose education has been interrupted and to commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of the admission of women to the University of Michigan.

Thanks to the generosity of individuals and foundations, CEW has awarded over 1,500 scholarships since 1970. CEW Scholarship Awards are invaluable, since they often mean the difference between completing a degree or not doing so for many students at the University of Michigan. Due to the generosity of donors, CEW was able to expand the program in 2008 to include additional scholarships for male and female students on the Ann Arbor campus.

If you have any questions about the application process or eligibility, contact Kristina Bee at 734.764.7271 or

Carolyn Stell Scholarship Award

Kandra Robbins
Michigan Administrative Hearing System
Administrative Law Judge
Deadline: October 26
Website: Carolyn Stell Scholarship Award

In order to promote greater access to the legal system and to better serve the legal needs of women in the community, the Mid-Michigan Region of the Women Lawyers Association has established the $1,000 Carolyn Stell Scholarship Award. Its purpose is to provide financial assistance to women law students and to recognize the achievements of these students.


  • Be a resident of Ingham, Eaton, or Clinton County
  • Be enrolled in a law degree program at an accredited law school and still be enrolled in a law degree program at the time of the award
  • Possess a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5
  • Be able to attend the reception at Crowne Plaza in Lansing, MI on November 4
  • Applications can be found in the Michigan Law Office of Financial Aid

Crew Chicago Scholarship

CREW Chicago
Attn: Laura Van Alstine​
1201 Wakarusa Drive, Suite D
Lawrence, KS 66049
Deadline: October 31st
Website: Crew Chicago Scholarship

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.

Ellen Cushing Scholarship

Website: Ellen Cushing Scholarship


See: Religious

Delta Sigma Theta, Inc.

Website: Delta Sigma Theta, Inc.


See: African-Americans/Blacks

Edwards Scholarship Fund

Edwards Scholarship Fund


See: Massachusetts

General Federation of Women's Clubs of Massachusetts

See: General Federation of Women's Clubs of Massachusetts

Kern County Women Lawyers Association

See: California

Elaine Osborne Jacobson Award for Women Working in Health Care Law

Elaine Osborne Jacobson Award
Attn: Law School Awards
Pound Civil Justice Institute
1050 31st Street, NW, 
Washington, DC 20007
Deadline: April 15
Website: Elaine Osborne Jacobson Award for Women Working in Health Care Law

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.

Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund (MMMF) Scholarships

1818 H Street, NW
MSN H2-204
Washington, DC 20433
Phone: 202.473.8751
Fax: 202.522.3142
Deadline: January 18 (4pm)
Website: Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund (MMMF) Scholarships

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.

Ms. JD's Summer Public Interest Scholarships
Deadline: May 23
Website: Ms. JD's Summer Public Interest Scholarships

Winners will receive a $500 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.

New Jersey State Federation of Women's Clubs

Margaret Yardley Fellowship Fund
55 Labor Center Way
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone: 732.249.5474
Deadline: March 1
Website: New Jersey State Federation of Women's Clubs

This $1,000 fellowship is awarded annually to a deserving female New Jersey resident who is a graduate student. Selection is based on academic achievement, career objectives, charitable endeavors, and financial need.

Pearce Law Firm Scholarship

1429 Walnut Street, 14th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Deadline: December 31
Website: Pearce Law Firm Scholarship

The Pearce Law firm will offer the Empowering Women in Law Scholarship of $2,000 to one female law school student. This scholarship is judged and awarded primarily on academic achievement, school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities and financial need. The applicant must be a current female law student. Applicant will have successfully completed at least one semester of law school but will not yet have graduated by fall semester of 2015. Must have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0. 

P.E.O International Peace Scholarship For Women

International Peace Scholarship Fund
P.E.O Executive Office
3700 Grand Avenue
Deadline: Eligibility form must be filled out by December 15 in order to receive an application
Website: P.E.O International Peace Scholarship For Women

The P.E.O sisterhood is an international organization with broad philanthropic and cultural aims and an interest in furthering educational opportunities for women and is currently offering a $5,000 scholarship. 


  • From countries other than the United States and Canada
  • Qualified for admission to full-time graduate study or working toward a graduate degree 
  • Have a full year of class work remaining


Deadline: December 5

This $1,000 scholarship is awarded to single mothers enrolled in law school annually.

The University of Michigan Center for the Education of Women

Website: The University of Michigan Center for the Education of Women

Miscellaneous Scholarships

See: Miscellaneous Scholarships

Wellesley College

Secretary to the Committee on Graduate Fellowships
Center for Work and Service
106 Central St.
Wellesley, MA 02481-8203
Deadline: January 7
Website: Wellesley College

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.

Women Lawyers Association of Michigan Foundation

Website: Women Lawyers Association of Michigan Foundation


See: Michigan

For more scholarships

See: Minority: General

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