»Available Scholarships

Students are encouraged to apply for scholarships.  Here is a listing of scholarships offered by Chapman University Fowler School of Law and outside organizations.  Scholarships are listed by application deadline date.

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January 1, 2015

Karin Riley Porter Attorney at Law Good Works Scholarship
For: All undergraduate, graduate, and law school students as well as incoming college freshmen at an accredited U.S. educational institution.
Award: $500

To this end, the firm is dedicated to providing educational opportunities for future lawyers and other college and university students who are also actively engaged in making their community a better place by leading and planning community service projects.

http://www.virginia-criminallawyer.com/student-scholarship.html

Miller Law Offices Scholarship
For: Law students over the age of 50
Award: Two applicants will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship each

To apply, write a 500+ word essay on the advantages of going back to school after age 50. What have you learned as an older American that has prepared you for the challenges you face as a student? We will choose 5 finalists for the scholarship and post their submissions on our website. Then it’s time to get social.  The two finalist’s essays with the most social support (tweets, likes, shares, +1′s) will receive the $1,000 awards.

http://www.philliphmiller.com/scholarship/

January 5, 2015

Terry Eaton Attorney at Law Scholarship
For: African American and Hispanic undergraduate, and law school students as well as incoming college freshmen
Award: $500

For African American and Hispanic students from single mother homes who are committed to pursuing a quality education and who have a demonstrated ability for overcoming adversity and challenges related to their backgrounds.

http://whitecollarattorney.net/student-scholarships.html

Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship for Law Students
For: Law students who are members of a historically under-represented group in IP Law and  have a commitment to the pursuit of a career in IP Law
Amount: $5,000

Applicants must demonstrate academic merit, a commitment to the pursuit of a career in IP law, a member of a historically under-represented group in IP law (including race, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and disability), have good oral communication skills, leadership qualities, and community involvement.

http://bannerwitcoff.com/_docs/news_events_archive/news/2015%20DWBS%20Application.pdf

January 6, 2015

Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics
For: All FASPE programs are non-denominational and candidates of all religious, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Award: All program costs, including international and European travel, lodging, and food, are covered.

The Fellowships provide journalism, law, medical, seminary, and business students with a structured program of study that initially focuses on the role of their chosen professions in Nazi Germany and the Holocaust and uses that historic focus as a framework for the consideration of contemporary ethical issues.

http://www.mjhnyc.org/faspe/

January 12, 2015

Asian Heritage Law Scholarship
For: All students attending law school in the spring of Asian heritage
Award: $1,000

The Asian Heritage Law Scholarship is open to any student who will be attending law school this spring. Candidates are asked to write a short essay describing how their background and experiences in the Asian American community influenced their choice to go to law school and how they plan to use their law degree.

http://www.infinlaw.com/scholarship/

Harter Secrest & Emery LLP Diversity Scholarship
For: First year student selected on the basis of his or her academic record, professional accomplishments and other factors that evidence promise for a successful career in the legal profession
Award: $7500

First year students who are members of populations historically underrepresented in the legal profession are encouraged to apply.

http://www.hselaw.com/files/Harter_Secrest__Emery_LLP_2015_Diversity_Scholarship_Announcement.PDF

January 12, 2015

Roy A. Gustafson Memorial Scholarship
For: Law students with demonstrated financial need with ties to Ventura County
Amount: $5,000

Applicants must have graduated from any public or private Ventura County high school, must have successfully completed their first year at an accredited law school in California and be eligible to continue at that same California law school next year. Applicants must submit an essay explain why they are studying law and tell what they hope to achieve with their degree

http://www.vccf.org/scholarship/index.shtml

January 15, 2015

Hoover IP2 Summer Teaching Institute
For: Advanced Law Students in good academic standing
Award: Program fees, food and Lodging

The Hoover IP² Summer Teaching Institute on the Economics and Politics of Regulation is designed to educate students and young professionals on how to think systematically about regulatory systems and their consequences. Its goal is to equip attendees with analytic tools that are basic to good policymaking..

www.hoohila.stanford.edu/ip2/summer-institute.html

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
For: Students of Hispanic heritage with a minimum 2.5 GPA
Award: Varies from $500-$5000

Must plan to enroll Full-Time in an accredited not-for-profit 4 year university or graduate school during FALL of scholarship cycle year and have completed FAFSA.

http://www.hispanicfund.org/

January 16, 2015

Peggy Browning Fund
For: Law Students who have served in the Asian Pacific American community.
Amount: Applications for 2015 Summer Fellowship Positions will be Available on December 1, 2014

Applicant must be a 1L or 2L student in good standing.  The mission of the Peggy Browning Fund (PBF) is to educate law students about the rights and needs of workers.

https://www.peggybrowningfund.org

January 18, 2015

Japanese American Bar Association Educational Foundation
For: Law students with a demonstrated commitment to community service, including but not limited to a commitment to serving the Japanese American community and/or the API community.
Amount: (5) scholarships of $2,000 each

Scholarship Application

Scholarship Instructions

January 20, 2015

Point Foundation Scholarships
For: LGBTQ students
Multiple scholarships and amounts

Point Foundation empowers promising LGBTQ students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential – despite the obstacles often put before them – to make a significant impact on society

www.pointfoundation.org

January 21, 2015

Arent Fox Diversity Scholarship
For: 1L Law Students in good academic standing
Award: $15,000

Arent Fox’s 2014 Summer Program will last for 10 weeks; from May 19 through July 25, 2014. The summer associate salary is $3,000 per week, and the scholarship recipient will receive the $15,000 award in July 2014. All scholarship recipients are expected to participate in the 2014 Summer Program.

http://www.arentfox.com/careers/diversity/diversity-scholarship#.VKrsmWO5Lpo

January 31, 2015

Lilly Reintegration Scholarship
For: Students suffering from Schizophrenia/Bipolar disorder
Award: Varies

Awarded to students with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. Awarded based upon academic success, references, essays, goals, and rehabilitation

http://www.reintegration.com/userimages/reintegration_scholarshipapp_final.pdf

Willis W. & Ethel M. Clark Foundation
For: Students must be connected to the Monterey Peninsula and intend to return or remain in local area
Award: Fellowship up to $10,000 

Awarded to students currently enrolled in a graduate program who have demonstrated a commitment to community service.  Students must be connected to the Monterey Peninsula and have the intent to return or remain in the local area.

http://www.theclarkfoundation.org/

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February 1, 2015

The National Italian American Foundation Scholarship
For: Italian-American students OR students of any ethnicity majoring/minoring in Italian language, studies, or a related field
Award: $2,000 - $12,000 to cover tuition and university-provided room and board.

Applicants must be Italian American students who demonstrate outstanding potential and high academic achievements or those students from any ethnic background majoring or minoring in Italian language, Italian studies, Italian American studies or a related field, who demonstrate outstanding potential and high academic achievements.

http://www.niaf.org/programs/scholarships/

February 2, 2015

Arthur E Wallace Scholarship For: Those with ties to Kern County
Award: $2,500

500 word essay

http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.kernbar.org/resource/resmgr/Docs/Arthur_E._Wallace_Scholarshi.pdf

February 7, 2015

Lexington Law Scholarship Award
For: Any current, full-time student of an accredited US university or college with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 is welcome to apply
Amount: $5,000 each semester

Write an essay of no fewer than 800 words about how you repaired or established your good credit.

https://www.lexingtonlaw.com/credit-education/newsroom/lexington-law-news/what-does-a-credit-score-mean-to-you.html

February 16, 2015

California Bar Foundation 2015 Diversity in the Public Interest Bar Exam Scholarship
For: California law students interested in the public sector
Amount: On application

Requires letters of recommendation.
http://www.tfaforms.com/357498

February 20, 2015

Mario G. Olmos Memorial Scholarship
For: Law students who have demonstrated academic achievement, leadership ability, involvement in the Latino community, financial need, and ties to California’s Central Valley
Award: $1,000-$3,000

Scholarship Application and Instructions

LSAC Diversity Initiatives 2015 Summer Intern
For: Recently enrolled law students in good academic standing
Award: The intern will be expected to work a 37.5 hour week, and the compensation will be $22 per hour. The intern will work at the LSAC headquarters in Newtown, PA, and housing assistance will be provided, if needed.

Preference will be given to candidates with advanced communication skills, including strong knowledge and understanding of various social
media websites.

February 27, 2015

Cal-ABOTA Marjorie W. Day
For: Continuing Chapman Law students who demonstrate a strong interest in trial work
Amount: $5,000

Applicant must be a current student - enrolled in the Spring 2015 semester - who has completed at least one full year (two complete calendar semesters) of study at Chapman University Fowler School of Law; applicant must be in good standing.  Previous Marjorie Day Scholarship winners may reapply.

Applications in graduate financial aid office as well.

Scholarship Application

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March 1, 2015

American Council of the Blind 2015 Scholarship Application Program
For: Legally blind students
Award: On application

Candidate must include an autobiographical sketch, a certification of legal blindness, certified transcripts from current school, 2 letters of recommendation from a current instructor, and proof of acceptance from a post-secondary school.
Applications can be sent American Council of the Blind Scholarship Program, Attn: Patricia Castillo, 2200 Wilson Blvd., Suite 650

www.acb.org/scholarship

March 2, 2015

ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund
For: Racial and ethnic minority students interested in law
Award: Twenty (20)- $5,000 Renewable

Intended to encourage racial and ethnic minority students to apply to law school and to provide financial assistance to the scholarship recipients. Link to application packet is on the right side.

http://www.americanbar.org/groups/diversity/diversity_pipeline/projects_initiatives/legal_opportunity_scholarship.html


March 13, 2015

2015 ENLURE Honors L.S. Palmos Award Application (Due to Financial Aid by 5 p.m.)
For: Chapman University Fowler Law School students who have completed Real Property I & II
Award: $2,900 (one or more scholarships may be awarded from this fund)

Available to Chapman University Fowler School of Law students who have completed Real Property I & II at the time of application and who are on track to graduate with the ENLURE Program certificate.

2015 ENLURE Scholarship Application

2015 Fowler School of Law Tax Law Honors (Due to Financial Aid by 5 p.m.)
For: JD Law students with a Tax-Law emphasis who have demonstrated scholastic merit
Award: $4,700 (one or more scholarships may be awarded from this fund)

Available to JD law students who have demonstrated scholastic merit and involvement in the Tax Law Emphasis program, and are on-track to graduate with the Tax Law Emphasis certificate. Applications should include this form, a cover letter, a resume, and law school transcripts (can be obtained from WebAdvisor)

2015 Tax Law Scholarship Application

2014 Parham H. William Endowed Scholarship for Public Interest (Due to Financial Aid by 5 p.m.)
For: JD students with a strong academic background and are committed to public interest activities
Award: $4,700 (one or more scholarships may be awarded from this fund)

This scholarship is awarded to graduating May 2015 JD students with a strong academic background whose leadership and public interest work demonstrate a commitment to contribute to public interest endeavors and who plan to become public interest practitioners. Preference is given to graduate students who are committed to public interest activities and are in good academic standing.

2015 Parham Williams Application

2015 Lee Memorial Award Application (Due to Financial Aid by 5 p.m.)
For: Law students who are on track to graduate in May and have demonstrated an interest in Public Interest
Award: $1,900 (one or more scholarships may be awarded from this fund)

Available to Chapman University Fowler School of Law students who are on track to graduate in May 2015. This scholarship is based on need and scholastic merit. Priority will be given to students who have demonstrated an interest in working in areas of Public Interest.

2015 Lee Memorial Application

2015 M. Katherine Baird Darmer Scholarship (Due to Financial Aid by 5 p.m.)
For: Graduate students with a commitment to public interest and have participated in Chapman University Fowler School of Law OUTLAW activities.
Award: $6,000 (one or more scholarships may be awarded from this fund)

Preference will be given to graduate students who are committed to maintain working in the public interest/human rights sector, are in good academic standing and have maintained a cumulative GPA of 2.500.

2015 Katherine Darmer Application

2014 Bergener & Associates Scholarship (Due to Financial Aid by 5 p.m.)
For: Incoming 1L'sAmount: Five (5) $5,000 Scholarships

Applicants must be incoming 1L students who have worked full-time for at least one year (preferably in a legal setting) prior to matriculation. A recipient's total amount of first year merit and need-based awards may not exceed the cost of tuition.

2014 Bergener & Associates Application

March 15, 2015

Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) Scholarship
For: Must be a Jewish, legal resident of LA county planning to attend a full-time accredited public or private college
Award: total of $492,000 to 163 recipients

Students must be Jewish, legal U.S. citizen/green card holder, plan to attend an accredited public/private college, university, or vocational school in the U.S. Must enroll full time (Minimum 12 credits per term), have a minimum 2.7 GPA, and be a permanent legal resident of Los Angeles County for at least 3 years.

http://www.jvsla.org/programs-and-services/jvs-scholarship-program

Pinkham and Associates Law Scholarship
For: the candidate that provides the best essay explaining or describing why they want to go into the Divorce/Family Law/Matrimonial Law field.
Award: $1,000

http://www.pinkhamlaw.com/resources/scholarship

March 17, 2015

Fran Kandel Public Interest Grant
For: Law students that make governmental/service agencies more accessible/responsible to those whose needs are not adequately met.
Award: Up to $5,000

The "Grant" will fund one or two projects to be completed during the summer of 2015. The Foundation will make grants to law students for projects that make governmental and service agencies more accessible and responsible to individuals or groups whose needs are not adequately met.

www.wlala.org/?66

March 27, 2015

Southern California Chinese Lawyer's Association Fellowship/ScholarshipFor: Awarded based on need, academic accomplishments, and/or potential contribution to the Chinese-American community
Award: Scholarship is $1,000. Receipt of Fellowship funds is conditioned upon serving as a clerk at AAAJ-LA for a minimum of 15 hours per week for 10 weeks.

Scholarship/fellowship Application


March 31, 2015

National Federation for the Blind NFB Scholarship
For: legally blind students pursuing a full-time post-secondary course of study in a degree program at a U.S. institution
Award: Awards range from $3,000-$12,000

Applicants must be legally blind, pursuing or planning to pursue a full time post-secondary course of study in a degree program at a US institution. If chosen the recipient must participate in the entire NFB national convention and in all scheduled scholarship program activities.

www.nfb.org/scholarships

The Fredrikson & Byron Foundation Minority Scholarship Program
For: 1L's of diverse backgrounds
Award: $10,000

This program sponsors educational opportunities for currently enrolled, first-year law students of diverse backgrounds.

http://www.fredlaw.com/our_firm/diversity/minority_scholarship/

The Herbert Lehman Education Fund
For: First year full time students Award: $2,000
www.naacpldf.org/herbert-lehman-education-fund-scholarship

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April 1, 2015

Buckfire and Buckfire Disability Scholarship
For: Student diagnosed with a disability, who has attended and completed at least one semester in an accredited university
Award: $1,000

Requirements include 1) Completed application 2) One-page typed essay describing how you overcame a personal challenge or adversity in your life and what you learned from the experience. 3) A certified copy of transcript including recent semester 4) Diagnosis documentation

http://www.buckfirelaw.com/library/disability-scholarship.cfm#top%EF%BB%BF

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund
For: Students who are actively working for peace and justice. Must be living in U.S.
Award: Up to $10,000

Need-based grants to students at the college and graduate level, who are actively working for peace and justice. Must be living in the U.S. Grantees also must receive credits for the time period covered by their grant.

www.davisputter.org/apply/

Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship
For: Graduates of Berks County, PA, high schools who are entering their second year at an accredited law school, who demonstrate financial need, without discrimination to color, race, national origin or religion
Award: $3,000

To be considered for this scholarship, submit this application between January 15th and April 1st. All applicants will be notified in April.

https://bccf.academicworks.com/opportunities/82

The Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason LLP Diversity in Law Scholarship
For: 1L, is a member of an underrepresented group in law, demonstrate commitment to diversity
Award: $30,000- First 1/2 paying for second year of law school and second 1/2 paying for the third year of law school

Applicants must be a first-year law student and must either (1) be a member of a diverse group (broadly defined to include race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity, physical disability or economic/educational disadvantage) that is historically underrepresented in the private practice of law; or (2) demonstrate a long-standing commitment to diversity that will be furthered by award of the scholarship.

http://www.zelle.com/news-press-247.html

Susan J. Ferrell Scholarship
For: Law Students interested in Native American legal issues
Award: 1 Fully-Funded Tuition Scholarship

Applicants should demonstrate an interest in and contribution to Native American legal issues by an application letter. There is no application form. Please include name, address, and day/evening telephone numbers in your letter. Applicants must be students at an accredited law school in the U.S., its territories, or Canada.

http://www.thesovereigntysymposium.com/Documents/Ferrell%20Scholarship%20Flyer.pdf

April 3, 2015

Inland Empire Federal Bar Association Scholarship
For: Students in their final year of law school
Award: $1,000

Awarded based on the student's connection to the Inland Empire, scholastic excellence, and outstanding personal qualities

Inland Empire Scholarship

April 5, 2015

FCBA Law Scholarships
For: Available to law students entering their second and third years of study
Award: One-time competitive awards are available ranging from $2,500 to $10,000 and are based on the applicant’s financial need, demonstration of merit, and interest in communications law practice.

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.

http://www.fcba.org/fcba-foundation-now-accepting-applications-law-school-scholarship-program/

April 15, 2015

ABA YLD Scholarship Program
For: Young lawyer (graduates) wishing to attend Fall Conference
Award: Scholars will receive partial funding to attend the Fall Conference, ABA Midyear Meeting and Spring Conference: round-trip airfare up to $350; $20 ground transportation; and $100 per diem (for two days)

Applicants must be a "young lawyer," which is defined as any licensed attorney who is under the age of thirty-six or who has been licensed for no more than five years at the start of the scholarship year. Applicants must also be an ABA member and must be present at all three funded conferences.

www.americanbar.org/groups/young_lawyers/awards_scholarships/scholarship_program.html

Robert Masur Fellowship
For: 1L students who intend to carry out significant activities during the summer in the areas of civil rights/liberties.
Award: $1,000

Available to first year law students who intend to use the summer between their first and second year to participate in activities promoting civil rights/liberties. Activities may include a writing or research project, work with a public interest group in the area of civil rights/liberties, work on a civil rights/liberties case under the supervision of a faculty member or lawyer, or any other work in the areas of civil rights/liberties.

www.nationinstitute.org/prizes/1068/the_robert_masur_fellowship_in_civil_liberties/

Federal Circuit Bar Association
Giles Sutherlan Rich Scholarship
Howard T. Markey Memorial Scholarship
Helen W. Nies Scholarship Rules
For: students who demonstrate financial need and academic promise
Awards: $10,000 each

Awarded in memory of Giles S. Rich, Circuit Judge, Howard T. Markey and in memory of Helen W. Nies. Applicant must demonstrate financial need, academic promise, and complete written submission of no more than one page setting out applicant’s financial need and interests in particular areas of law, any qualifications for the award considered relevant by the applicant, and submit transcripts and one page curriculum vitae. Five applicants from each school accepted.

www.fedcirbar.org/olc/pub/LVFC/cpages/misc/scholar.jsp

April 27, 2015

Energy and Mineral Law Foundation Scholarship
For: Law students who demonstrate an interest in the study of natural resources and energy or mineral law.
Awards: $50,000

Awarded to law students who demonstrate an interest in the study of natural resources and energy/mineral law. recipients will be chosen based on academic ability, leadership ability, financial need, and their potential to make a significant contribution in the field of energy, mineral, and natural resources law.

http://www.emlf.org/index.php?src=gendocs&ref=scholarship

April 30, 2015

Wallin and Klarich Scholarship
For: To be eligible for the Wallin & Klarich Scholarship, the student must have an interest in criminal justice in general. It does not specifically need to be in criminal defense.
Award: $3,000

One 700-1000 word essay required on either of the following topics:

1. Why do you want to become a criminal justice attorney?

2. What challenge(s) have you faced in order to get to where you are today?

3. How have these challenges shaped who you are, and how will you apply what you have learned from these challenges toward a career in criminal justice?

http://www.wklaw.com/scholarship/

Leukemia & Lymphoma Awareness/Law School Scholarship
For: Students affected by or dealing with issues related to lymphoma or leukemia (either himself/herself or a family member)
Award: 1,000

Be able to show proof of academic achievement with a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.0 from undergraduate or current law school work.

http://www.renkinlaw.com/leukemia-lymphoma-law-school-scholarship

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May 1, 2015

Yellow Ribbon ScholarshipFor: JD-- Admitted and enroll to the JD program at Fowler School of Law & eligible to receive 100% Chapter 33 benefits;
Award: 10 of up to $10,000

Yellow Ribbon Application

Yellow ribbon Guidelines

Awarded until fund has been reached.
Current Chapman Law JD Yellow Ribbon recipients who continue in the LL.M program at Fowler School of Law will receive an automatic extension for one additional year of full time LL.M. study.
The Yellow Ribbon program is not available to LL.M candidates who did not receive the Yellow Ribbon as JD students at Fowler School of Law.

KUSH ARORA CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM SCHOLARSHIP
For: Deserving student who has demonstrated a thoughtful, well reasoned view of whether certain laws and criminal justice policies are just or unjust.
Award: $500

This scholarship will award $500 to a deserving student who has demonstrated a thoughtful, well reasoned view of whether certain laws and criminal justice policies are just or unjust.

http://maryland-criminallawyer.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Kush-Arora-Criminal-Justice-Reform-Scholarship-Application-Sheet.pdf

AAJ Women for Justice Education Fund's Mike Eidson Scholarship
For: rising 3L (or rising 4L in a night program) 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.
Award: $5,000

https://www.justice.org/what-we-do/enhance-practice-law/professional-recognition-awards-scholarship/scholarships/mike-eidson

The AAJ Women for Justice Education Fund's 2014 Mike Eidson Scholarship
For: A 3L or (rising 4L in a night program) female student who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a plaintiff's lawyer or criminal defense lawyer
Award: $5,000

This Scholarship is for a female law student who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a plaintiff's lawyer or criminal defense lawyer, along with a 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, accused, and those whose rights a jeopardized.

http://www.justice.org/

The Leesfield/AAJ Law Student Scholarship
For: 1L and 2L AAJ Law Student Members
Award: $2,500

Applicants must be a first or second year AAJ member law student enrolled in an ABA accredited law school. Applications must show a commitment to preserving the civil justice system and must be able to attend the AAJ's 2014 Annual Convention on July 26-30th.

http://www.justice.org/

Trial Advocacy Scholarship
For: 2L and 3L AAJ Law Student Members
Award: $3,000

Applicants must be a second or third year law student who is a member of the AAJ. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, a commitment to the AAJ and dedication to its mission through extensive involvement in AAJ chapter activities, and a desire to represent victims.

http://www.justice.org/

Michigan Auto Law Diversity Scholarship  
For:  Incoming 1Ls or 2Ls
Amount:  $2,000

As part of our commitment to diversity, Michigan Auto Law is pleased to sponsor an annual Scholarship Program to provide financial support to students who contribute to the diversity of the law school student body as they pursue their legal career.  The scholarship program is open to students currently in their first or second year of law school as well as students accepted to a law school for fall 2014 enrollment.

www.michiganautolaw.com/firm_profile/attorney-careers/diversity-scholarship

Frank H. Lang Merit Scholarship
For: Current or Incoming 1L law students
Amount: $1,000

Applicants must be an incoming or current 1L from Kern, Tulare, Fresno, Kings, Madera, Merced, Mariposa, Stanislaus, San Joaquin, Tuolumne, or Calaveras County.

www.lrplaw.net/careers/frank-h-lang-merit-scholarship/

May 15, 2015

Justice Pauline Davis Hanson Scholarship
For: Female 2L's or higher
Amount: $2,000

Each candidate must be a female law student who has successfully completed at least one year of law school and has not graduated. Preference will be given to present or former residents of Fresno, Kings, Madera or Tulare Counties, especially if they intend to practice in these counties. Due by 5pm.

Application

MCCA Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship Program
For: Incoming 1L's; Full-time
Award: $10,000

Applicant must have an interest in corporate law, including an interest in working in a corporate law department/firm, must an interest in diversity, must be financially disadvantaged, must demonstrate community service and leadership qualities. Applicant must also have earned an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher.

www.mcca.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=Page.ViewPage&PageID=477

Richard D. Hailey Law Student Scholarship
For: All incoming 1L, 2L, & 3L minority law students
Award: Six (6) $1,000 scholarships

Applicants must be African American, Hispanic, Asian American, native American, and Bi-Racial AAJ Law Student members with demonstrated financial need and a commitment to trial advocacy, a desire to represent victims, and the American Association for Justice.

http://www.justice.org/

May 20, 2015

California Bar Foundation's Diversity Scholarship
For: First-year California law students with the goal of furthering diversity in the legal profession.
Amount: $7,500

http://www.calbarfoundation.org/diversity-scholarship.html

May 22, 2015

Holly Frost Memorial Scholarship
For: Upcoming 2L or 3L students in good academic standing
Applications in financial aid office

May 29, 2015

2015 Margarian Scholarship
For: All Law Students
Award: (5) $1,000

Applicants must have demonstrated commitment to their heritage, community, and society. Awards will be given based off of a number of financial, academic, and personal factors.

http://margarianlaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2015-Application.pdf

May 31, 2015

Buckfire & Buckfire P.C. Diversity Law School Scholarship
For: Current Law Student
Amount: $2,000

This scholarship is part of Buckfire & Buckfire's continued commitment to build on the promise of diversity within the workplace, community and society.  This scholarship will be awarded to a student who is currently attending an accredited law school, who is either a member of an ethical or racial minority or demonstrates commitment ot issues of diversity within their academic career.

http://www.buckfirelaw.com/library/2015-buckfire-law-school-diversity-scholarship.cfm

Aspiring Attorney Aid Scholarship by the Kraut Law Group
For: Those seeking a law degree
Award: 1 time $500

http://www.losangelescriminallawyer.pro/aspiring-attorney-aid-scholarship-kraut-law-group-application.html

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June 1, 2015

Yellow Ribbon Scholarship
For: JD-- Admitted and enroll to the JD program at Fowler School of Law & eligible to receive 100% Chapter 33 benefits;
Award: 10 of up to $10,000

Yellow Ribbon Application

Yellow Ribon Guidelines

Awarded until fund has been reached.
Current Chapman Law JD Yellow Ribbon recipients who continue in the LL.M program at Fowler School of Law will receive an automatic extension for one additional year of full time LL.M. study.
The Yellow Ribbon program is not available to LL.M candidates who did not receive the Yellow Ribbon as JD students at Fowler School of Law.

Goodwin and Scieszka Innovation Scholarship
For: Law students attending/planning to attend an accredited law school
Award: $1,000 first place, two $500 runner-up

Applicant must be either a current law student at an accredited law school within the U.S. or at an accredited undergraduate university planning to attend law school, have a minimum 2.8 GPA, and submit an official copy of their transcript as well as complete one of the essay prompts.

http://www.1888goodwin.com/innovation-scholarship/

American Indian Graduate Center Fellowships
For:  American Indians and Alaska Natives graduate students
Award: Between $1,000 and $5,000 each year

Applicant must be pursuing a master, doctoral, or professional degree as a full-time student at an accredited U.S. institution, must demonstrate financial need, and must be an enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska native group, or possess one fourth degree federally recognized Indian blood.

www.aigcs.org/scholarships/graduate-fellowships/

June 15, 2015

The Latina Lawyers Bar Association Scholarship
For: Current Law Students
Award: TBD

Applicants must be currently enrolled at a California law school or are a current applicant for the California State Bar, have demonstrated community service, demonstrated overall commitment to the Latina community, and need.

www.llbalaw.org/content/scholarship

GMR Transcription ScholarshipFor: Students enrolled full time in college and maintaining a 3.0 GPA
Award: $500

Participants must register using your college issued email address and submit unofficial transcripts if selected as the winner. We will be publishing the winners essay on our blog. Winner must submit a photo and give us permission to post it before receiving the reward. Must include essay.

https://www.gmrtranscription.com/scholarship/scholarshiphome.aspx

June 19, 2015

Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship
For: Law students attending an accredited university
Award: (3) $10,000

Applicants must be law students that can demonstrate their contributions to diversity

www.bakerdonelson.com/diversity-scholarship-diversity-practices/

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July 1, 2015

Yellow Ribbon Scholarship
For: JD-- Admitted and enroll to the JD program at Fowler School of Law & eligible to receive 100% Chapter 33 benefits;
Award: 10 of up to $10,000

Yellow Ribbon Application

Yellow Ribon Guidelines

Awarded until fund has been reached.
Current Chapman Law JD Yellow Ribbon recipients who continue in the LL.M program at Fowler School of Law will receive an automatic extension for one additional year of full time LL.M. study.
The Yellow Ribbon program is not available to LL.M candidates who did not receive the Yellow Ribbon as JD students at Fowler School of Law.

Theodore Tannenwald Jr. Foundation for Excellence in Tax Scholarship
For: open to all full- or part-time law school students, undergraduate or graduate
Award: Cash prizes of $5,000, $2,500 and $1,500 for the top three papers

Papers on any federal or state tax-related topic may be submitted in accordance with the Competition Rules (viewable at http://www.tannenwald.org)

http://www.tannenwald.org/Competition-Announcement

Federal Circuit Bar Association
For: This writing competition is open to all students enrolled for the upcoming school year in any law school accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA).
Award: $3,000

Students must submit a paper on a topic that lies within the substance, procedure, or scope of the specialized jurisdiction of the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.

https://www.scholarshipexperts.com/scholarships/by-major/law-scholarships/george-hutchinson-writing-competition/4326#.VVDvnWMfLpo

Women Lawyers Association of San Luis Obispo County Scholarship
For: Women with a demonstrable connection to San Luis Obispo County
Award: Up to $750

Applicant must be enrolled in a law school and must be able to demonstrate connections to San Luis Obispo County

www.wlaslo.org/scholarships

Reiff and Bily Legal Scholarship
For: Incoming or enrolled Law students
Award: $1,000

Applicants must be citizens of the United States, who have been accepted into or are currently enrolled in an accredited law school, and have a minimum GPA of 3.0

www.reiffandbily.com/-legal-scholarship/

July 15, 2015

Armenian Professional Society Graduate Student Scholarship
For: Graduate Students
Award: TBA

Applicants must provide proof of entrance/acceptance into, or continuing in, a graduate school in the United States is required and must be submitted with this application. Also attached should be official transcripts, 1 page essay, copies of applicant's and parents' most recent IRS Tax Returns, 2 college or university recommendations.

apsla.org/cgi/wp/?page_id=17

Console Hollawell Legal Leaders Scholarship
For: Full time student attending and accredited institution of higher education
Award: $1,000

Applicants must be a U.S. citizen and a full time student attending/will be attending an accredited institution of higher education, must be pre-law, paralegal studies, or pursuing a juris doctorate in any area of the law.

www.consoleandhollawell.com/pages/legal-leaders-scholarship/

July 30, 2015

d'Oliveira and Associates 2014 Scholarship
For: Law students with U.S. citizenship
Award: $1,000

Applicants must be US Citizens with a high school diploma or GED equivalent, must attend or plan to attend a college or university, community college, technical school, or business school, and must be pursuing a college degree, law school degree, certification in paralegal studies, legal assistant studies, court reporting, or another law-related field.

www.good-legal-advice.com/scholarship.htm

July 31, 2015

Howell & Christmas, LLC Visionary Scholarship
For: Student at accredited law school with minimum 2.8 GPA
Award: $1,000 for tuition

Applicants will be judged on the content of their application, the essay they provide and on their academic merits.

http://www.howellandchristmas.com/visionary-scholarship/

Steinger, Iscoe & Greene Latin Heritage Law Student Scholarship
For: Hispanic student planning to pursue a career in law
Award: $1,000

Scholarship open to all students attending law school in the United States. Applicant must be a student at an accredited law school, or be accepted to begin law school at an accredited law school within 6 months of application. All funds will be dispersed to scholarship recipient within 30 days of being announced as the winner. Scholarship winner is determined solely by our selection committee. All decisions of the selection committee are final.

http://www.injurylawyers.com/latin-heritage-scholarship/

Domestic Violence Law Firm Scholarship
For: Law students
Award: $1,000

Applicants must be U.S. citizens with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, and complete a one-page essay on how domestic violence has affected them.

www.laubacherlaw.com/scholarship/

Vision Zero Auto Accident Prevention Scholarship
For: 1 or 2L's
Award: $1,000

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or attending an ABA accredited law school, and must be current 1 or 2L law students or incoming law students for the Fall of 2015. Applicants must have a minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0

www.attorneysheehan.com/scholarship/

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August 1, 2015

Appel Law Firm Auto Accident Survivor Scholarship
For: Law students
Award: $1,000

Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident who has sustained injuries from an auto-accident or been affected by someone else's accident, enrolled in an accredited university, and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

www.appellawyer.com/scholarship/

August 15, 2015

Milbank Diversity Scholarship
For: 2L's
Award: a salaried summer associate position and a $25,000 scholarship

Applicants must be in good standing at an ABA accredited law school and have successfully completed their first year of a full-time JD program. Students who are members of groups traditionally under-represented at large law firms are encouraged to apply.

www.milbank.com/about-us/diversity/scholars-program.html

August 31, 2015

Baumgartner Law Firm – Law Student Scholarship Application
For: Must be enrolled or accepted at an accredited Law School in the US
Award: $3,000

The Baumgartner Law Firm offers a scholarship for current or incoming law students based on need and commitment to helping others. One student will receive a $3,000 scholarship. 

https://baumgartnerlawyers.com/baumgartner-law-firm-scholarship-application/

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September 1, 2014

George V. Powell Diversity Scholarship
For: Students who have contributed to the diversity of the legal community and desire to live in Seattle or Portland
Award: $7,500 toward tuition and expenses during student's 3rd year of law school

Candidates must be contributing meaningfully to the diversity of the legal community and must have demonstrated a desire to work, live, and eventually practice law in Seattle or Portland. Candidates must be a 2nd year student in good standing and will be considered with regards to their academic achievements and record in leadership abilities, community service, and involvement in community issues

http://www.lanepowell.com/

NAPABA Scholarships
For: Must be at least half-time law Student
Award: Varies

Several scholarships, please check site for details. Applicant must be enrolled in at least half-time, submit a resume, and two letters of recommendation from persons who are not related to the applicant.

http://napaba.org/napaba/showpage.asp?code=scholarships


September 5, 2014

The John Lewis King Memorial Scholarship
For: 2L law Students
Award: $7,500

Applicants must be current 2L's or higher with ties to San Bernadino County and is attending a JLKMSF-approved law school.

2014 John Lewis King Memorial Scholarship Application

September 12, 2014

San Diego La raza Lawyers Association Scholarship Fund
For: Law Students who have contributed to the betterment of the Latino Community
Amount: $1,000-$5,000

Scholarships are awarded to law students from a variety of backgrounds who have contributed to the betterment of the Latino community, and who have met criteria of community service, financial need, hardship and academic achievement.

sdlrla.com/scholarship/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/2014-SDLRA-Scholarship-Application-FINAL.pdf

Harris Beach Diversity Scholarship
For: 2Ls who are members of groups traditionally underrepresented in large law firms and must express a desire to work, live and practice law in New York state.
Amount: $7,500

http://www.harrisbeach.com/careers/diversity

September 26, 2014

Latham and Wakins Diversity Scholarship Program
For: 2L's only
Award: (6) $10,000

Applicants must be second year law students enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school and intend to practice law in a major city of the United States, have successfully completed their first year of a full-time JD program by the application deadline, and have an expected graduation date of spring 2016. Applicants who have received a similar scholarship award from another firm are not eligible.

www.lw.com/diversityScholars


September 30, 2014

Ashley Rose Honorary Diabetes Law Student Scholarship
For: Law Students
Award: $1,000

Applicants must be current law students or students entering law school in the fall.

www.orlandocriminalteam.com/ashley-rose-scholarship

Single Parent Scholarship
For: Law Students
Award: $1,000

Applicants must be current law students or students entering law school in the fall.

www.800prodivorce.com/single-parent-scholarship/

LLC Visionary Scholarship
For: Law Students
Award: $1,000

Applicants must be current law students or students entering law school in the fall.

www.howellandchristmas.com/visionary-scholarship/

Morgan Lewis Diversity Fellowship Program
For: Students interested in diversity initiatives Amount: salaried summer associate positions and $15,000 stipends to highly qualified second-year students

http://www.morganlewis.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/content.page/nodeID/66ea279e-f7a4-4e87-80b8-ef4a96bd7b51/

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October 1, 2014

CCCBA Scholarship
For: 2L's or higher
Amount: $1,000-$10,000   

http://www.cccba.org/attorney/sections/women.php

12 Keys Rehab Center Scholarship
For: U.S. resident who will be enrolling in college courses in their next semester
Amount: $500

Academic essay of 500 words required. More information on the website.

http://www.bestrehabcenter.com/the-center/scholarship


October 15, 2014

Goldberg & Osborne’s Don’t Text & Drive Scholarship
For: Students either attending college or trade school currently or planning to attend college or trade school on or before September 2015.
Amount: $1,000

http://1800theeagle.com/uncategorized/2014/08/goldberg-osbornes-dont-text-drive-scholarship/

Harry Zekian Memorial Scholarship Fund
For: Residents of Fresno County in good standing attending an accredited law school
Award: $2,500

Applications can be found in the graduate financial aid office.

Fresno County Lawyers' Memorial Scholarship Fund
For: Residents of Fresno County in good standing attending an accredited law school
Award: $1,000

Applications can be found in the graduate financial aid office.

October 24, 2014

Tampa Bay BPW Scholarship
For: Should have completed at least one semester of higher education
Amount: $1,500

http://www.tampabaybpw.org/page-1400566

October 31, 2014

The Orange County Hispanic Education Endowment Fund Orange County Hispanic Bar Association Wally Davis Scholarship Application
For: Orange County Latino students who are presently attending law school and who have demonstrated involvement in the Latino Community
Amount: $3,500

http://ochba.org/Student_Resources/Wally_Davis_Scholarship.html#application

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November 1, 2014

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. 2014 Disability Scholarship
For: A student with a disability diagnosis
Award: $1,000

http://www.buckfirelaw.com/library/disability-scholarship.cfm#top%EF%BB%BF

Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program
For: US citizens and be 23-24 years old
Award: Monthly stipend

Applicants must be 23-24 years of age at time of the application deadline, at least two years of relevant work experience, and a graduate degree.

http://culturalvistas.org/programs-for-students-and-professionals/professional-fellowships/robert-bosch-foundation-fellowship-program

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
For: 1L and 2L's born outside US, naturalized citizen/green card
Award: Up to $90,000

Applicants must have been born outside the United States, and must have been either a naturalized citizen or in possession of a green card as of November 1, 2010. Applicants must also have been born on or after November 2, 1979, and be a first or second year student. It is recommended that applicants have two good essays and letters of recommendation and demonstrate excellence in their academic field.

http://www.pdsoros.org/competition/eligible.cfm

November 12, 2014

Mark T. Banner Scholarship
For: 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 2015
Award: $5,000

This scholarship is part of The Richard Linn American Inn of Court's commitment to fostering the development of intellectual property lawyers of high ethics, civility and professionalism, and especially those from diverse backgrounds.

http://www.linninn.org/Pages/PDF/2014application.pdf

November 15, 2014

NBF Student Loan Scholarship
For: Law or college student
Award: $1,500

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.

http://www.natlbankruptcy.com/scholarship/

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December 1, 2014

Fisher and Talwar Legal Inspiration Scholarship
For: Students pursuing a degree in law
Award: $1,000

Applicants must be US citizens attending or planning to attend an accredited institution of higher education as a full-time student. Applicants must provide proof of enrollment or plans to enroll, and must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA

www.ftpersonalinjurylawyers.com/scholarship

December 12, 2014

Constangy, Brooks & Smith Diversity Scholarship
For: 2L
Award: $2,500

To be considered for the Diversity Scholars Award, applications and all supporting materials, including the applicant’s official sealed law school transcript, must be received at the address shown below on or before Friday, December 12, 2014:
Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP  
200 West Forsyth Street, Suite 1700
Jacksonville, FL  32202-4317

 

http://www.constangy.com/

December 13, 2014

Sponsored Scholarship Grants for Judicial Clerks
For: Scholars serving or soon serving the Federal Appellate Courts as judicial clerks under a two-year or less appointment.
Award: $3,000

Applicants must be serving/planning to serve the Federal Appellate Courts as a judicial clerk for two years or less. Applications must include a statement of interest and qualifications, a detailed resume or curriculum vitae, and an article proposal.

www.law.uh.edu/ipil/ssgpclerk.asp

December 15, 2014

Farzad Family Law Scholarship
For: Pre-Law and Law students
Award: $1,500

Applicants must be 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 an accredited law school.

www.farzadlaw.com/farzad-family-law-scholarship/

Price Benowitz Social Justice Scholarship
For: Candidates for this scholarship must have a proven interest in furthering a social justice agenda through prior educational, professional, and volunteer work experiences and be pursuing a post secondary degree
Award: $1,000

A 500 word letter of intent that identifies the applicant and describes the applicant’s drive and dedication to social justice causes.

http://pricebenowitzlaw.com/opportunities/

GMR Transcription Academic Scholarship
For: Currently enrolled students with a 3.0 GPA
Award: 2 awards of $500

http://www.gmrtranscription.com/scholarship/scholarshiphome.aspx

December 30, 2014

Injury Lawyers Disability Scholarship
For: Students with medically documented disability, either a physical disability or a learning disability
Award: $3,000

Requires medical documentation.

http://injurylawyer-news.com/scholarship/

December 31, 2014

The Pearce Law Firm Empowering Women in Law ScholarshipFor: Current Female Law Students
Award: $2,000

Applicants must be current female law students attending an accredited Law School, and must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA.

http://thepearcelawfirm.com/

Reeves Law Group Scholarship
For: Law Students
Award: $1,000

Applicants must write about a time that they stood up for someone who was not able to stand up for themselves as well as how that experience has impacted the their life and the lives of the person or persons who may have helped.

http://www.robertreeveslaw.com/scholarship/

The Expert Institute Legal Blog Post Writing Contest
For: J.D. Students writing on any topic in litigation involving expert witnesses
Award: First, second and third place winners with varying awards

To participate, submit a 1,000 to 2,500 word blog-style article on the use of expert witnesses in litigation through our online submission portal at the bottom of the page. If your article wins, you will receive a $500 cash prize, and your article will be published on The Expert Institute’s blog and distributed in our weekly newsletter, where it will be read by thousands of practicing attorneys.

http://www.theexpertinstitute.com/writing-contest

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