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External Scholarships

There are a variety of scholarships awarded by outside agencies, which have their own applications procedures, criteria, and deadlines.

Scholarships for Disabled Students

American Council of the Blind Educational Scholarships

The American Council of the Blind provides scholarships annually to post-secondary students who are blind.

Award Amount: $500 to $3,000
Deadline: Approximately March 1

American Council of the Blind
1155 15th Street N.W., Suite 1004
Washington, DC   20005
(800) 424-8666
http://www.acb.org/scholarship

American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) Scholarship

AFB administers a scholarship program for deserving students.  Each year individuals who are legally blind or visually impaired can apply for financial awards to support their post-secondary/graduate education.

Award Amount: $500 to $3,500
Deadline: Approximately April 30

American Foundation for the Blind
11 Penn Plaza, Suite 300
New York, NY   10001
(800) 232-5463

.https://www.afb.org/section.aspx?Documentid=2962

William and Dorothy Ferrell Scholarship

Applicants must be legally blind and currently studying at the post-secondary level for a career that will provide service to persons who are blind or visually impaired.

Award Amount: $1,000
Deadline: Approximately March 15

Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired
1703 N. Beauregard St.  Ste. 440
Alexandria, VA   22311
(877) 492-2708
http://www.aerbvi.org

Scholarships for Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Students

Gay Asian Pacific Alliance (GAPA) George Choy Memorial Scholarship/Horizons Foundation

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Asian and Pacific Islanders entering their first or second year of post-secondary education.

Award Amount: $1,000
Deadline: Approximately June 1

Horizons Foundation
870 Market Street, Suite 728
San Francisco, CA   94102
(415) 398-2333 ext. 116
http://www.horizonsfoundation.org/page/scholarships/georgechoy 

Holley Law Fellows

The Task Force has graduate and undergraduate internships available each school session for college and university students or recent graduates covering a variety of disciplines. Internships are generally located in the Washington, D.C., office but a limited number of positions may be available at staff locations in Cambridge, Mass., New York, N.Y., and Los Angeles, Calf.,  depending on availability and applicant qualifications. Guidelines for internships in New York and Cambridge may differ from those outlined here. Contact the Task Force for more information about internships in New York and Cambridge.

Award Amount: varies

Deadline: varies

http://thetaskforce.org/about_us/interns_and_fellows/legal_interns

Jeremy D. Protas LGBT Patent Law Scholarship

In furtherance of the goal of increasing the number of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons in the field of patent law.

Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline: July 31

In furtherance of the goal of increasing the number of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons in the field of patent law.

http://thetaskforce.org/about_us/interns_and_fellows/legal_interns

Lax Scholarship Fund for Gay Men

Applicants should be either from the five-county Philadelphia metropolitan region, attending a qualified school in or out of the region, or from outside the region, attending college, graduate or professional school within the region. 

Award Amount: up to $20,000

Deadline: February 4

http://breadrosesfund.org/grants-scholarships/lax-scholarship-fund/

Point Scholarship

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

Award Amount: varies

Deadline: January 22

http://www.pointfoundation.org/OnlineApplicationInfo

Skadden Fellowship

In a continuing effort to support the work of the Skadden Fellows, the mission of this innovative program is to award incubator grants of $10,000, to support novel projects undertaken by former Skadden Fellows. These grants were made possible by a generous testamentary bequest of Mr. Flom, as well as significant donations in Mr. Flom's memory by Skadden partners and others in the community,

Award Amount: $10,000

Deadline: October 6

http://www.skaddenfellowships.org/application 

The Edward C. Tang Scholarship

Mr. Edward C. Tang established this award in 2007 to provide financial assistance to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Asian and Pacific Islanders (API) for post-secondary Education. This scholarship is to help LGBT youth proudly achieve educational pursuits and dreams without shame. This scholarship awards up to two outstanding students annually, a combined scholarships totaling up to $15,000. These scholarships e renewable for a maximum of three or  more years (a total of four years) provided each student annually meets the renewal requirements.

Award Amount: up to $15,000

Deadline: April 30

Scholarships for Jewish Students

Samuel Lemberg Scholarship Loan Fund, Inc.

Loan funds are designed to help Jewish men and women who have difficulty pursuing higher education. Students must be pursuing a degree at an accredited institution. Selections are based on academic ability, financial need, family problems, physical and mental disability, and potential for leadership in the Jewish community. The loans awarded through this fund are interest free loans.

Award Amount: $1,000 to $5,000
Deadline: Approximately April 1

The Lemberg Scholarship Loan Fund, Inc.
430 Park Avenue, Suite 505
New York, NY  10022
http://samuellembergscholarshiploanfund.weebly.com

Jewish Family and Children Service's Various Loans, Grants, and Small Scholarships

Recipients must be a Jewish resident of San Francisco, San Mateo, Sonoma, Marin, or Northern Santa Clara Counties. Funds are prioritized for people who need financial help in order to pursue their educational and vocational goals.

Award Amount: Varies
Deadline: Contact the scholarship organization for deadline information

JFCS
Loans and Grants Program
2150 Post Street
San Francisco, CA   94115
(415) 449-1226
http://www.jfcs.org/services/financial-assistance/educational-loans-grants-and-scholarships

Scholarships for Hispanic and Latino Students

Chicana/Latina Foundation Scholarship Program

Each year the Chicana Latina Foundation awards merit-based scholarships to Latina college students, valued at $1,500 dollars each. This year we are delighted to offer 40 scholarships.

Award Amount:$1,500

Deadline: March 17

http://www.chicanalatina.org/scholarship.html

College Scholarship Program

Scholarships are available on a competitive basis for graduate students that are of Hispanic heritage. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens or legal permanent residents, maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0, have earned at least 12 undergraduate units in the U.S. or Puerto Rico, and be enrolled full-time in a degree-seeking program at an accredited-U.S. college or university.

Award Amount: $1,000 to $3,000
Deadline: Approximately October 15

College Scholarship Program Application
55 Second St., Suite 1500
San Francisco, CA   94105
(877) 473-4636
http://www.hsf.net/Scholarships.aspx?id=424

Esperanza Scholarship

Awarded to a resident of Cuyahoga and/or Lorain Counties in Ohio. Student must be born in a Hispanic country or have at least one parent who is fully Hispanic.

Award Amount: varies

Deadline: March 22

http://www.esperanzainc.org/scholarships

La Raza Lawyers Association-Central Valley Chapter/Hon. Mario Olmos Memorial Scholarship

Applicants must be presently enrolled in the first, second, third or fourth year of legal study.

Award amount:$1,000 to $3,000

Deadline: January 15

http://larazalaw.com/

Latina Lawyers Bar Association Scholarship

The Latina Lawyers Bar Association announces a scholarship program for law students enrolled at a law school in California.  The scholarship program will award scholarships to outstanding law students.  The scholarship funds may be used towards expenses related to a student’s attendance at a California law school or towards the expenses related to preparation for the California Bar Examination.  Preference will be given to Latina law students.

Award amount: maintenance grant of $20,000, plus a tuition grant covering one half of the tuition cost of a U.S. graduate program.

Deadline: May 1

http://www.llbalaw.org/content/scholarship

MALDEF Law School Scholarships

This scholarship offers financial assistance to qualified Latino individuals in pursuit of higher education. Awards are provided to first-, second-, and third-year law students who have outstanding academic records, including participation and leadership in extracurricular activities. Scholarships are awarded to Latino students who demonstrate involvement with and commitment to serve the Latino community, financial need, and academic achievement indicating the potential for successful completion of a graduate or law degree.

Award Amount: $5,000
Deadline: January 27

MALDEF
634 S. Spring Street, 11th Floor
Los Angeles, CA   90014
(213) 629-2512
http://www.maldef.org/leadership/scholarships/index.html

LULAC National Scholarship Fund

The LULAC National Scholarship Fund was established to provide scholarships to qualified Hispanic students attending accredited colleges, universities, and graduate schools in the United States.

Award Amount: $250 to $2,000
Deadline: Approximately March 31

LULAC National Office
2000 L Street, NW, Suite 610
Washington, DC   20036
(202) 833-6130
http://www.lulac.org/education.html

Puerto Rican Bar Association Scholarship

The PRLDEF Education Division works directly with Latinos and other students of color to encourage them to pursue a legal career. Services provided by the PRLDEF include one-to-one pre-admissions counseling, workshops, low cost LSAT prep courses, scholarship programs, a mentorship program, internships, and fellowship programs.

Award Amount: $2,000
Deadline: Approximately March 4

Puerto Rican Legal Defense And Education Fund
99 Hudson St., 14th Floor
New York, NY   10013
(212) 219-3360
(800)328-2322
http://www.prldef.org

Saber es Poder Scholarship

The Saber es Poder (Knowledge is Power) Scholarship was established in 1995 to assist Latino / Hispanic students in completing their education at the University of San Francisco. The scholarship, in the amount of $5,000, covers a portion of tuition expenses, and may be applied for by both undergraduate and graduate Latino/Hispanic students currently enrolled at the University of San Francisco. 

Award Amount: $5,000

Deadline: Approximately March 29

Jessica Jordan
Director, Office of Annual & Special Giving
University of San Francisco
2130 Fulton Street
LM Rossi Wing #119
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080
If you have any questions regarding the Saber es Poder Scholarship, please contact
Mayra Cuevas via email at mlcuevas@usfca.edu or via phone at (415) 422-6638. 

Vicki Carr Scholarship Foundation

The Vikki Carr Scholarship is open to students who are Texas residents of Hispanic heritage. Applicants must be legal U.S. residents between the ages of 17 and 22.

Award Amount: varies

Deadline: April 1

http://www.vikkicarrfoundation.com/

Wally Davis Legal Memorial Scholarship Fund/Hispanic Bar Association
Applicants for the Wally Davis Legal Memorial Scholarship Fund must be a resident of Orange County attending a law school in Orange County or the U.S., be of Latino origin, and demonstrate involvement in the Latino community.

Award Amount: $10,000

Deadline: Approximately October 31

Hispanic Bar Association

P.O. Box 6130

Newport Beach, CA 92658

http://www.ochba.org/Student_Resources/Wally_Davis_Scholarship.html

Scholarships for Minority Students

Abe and Esther Hagiwara Student Aid Award
The Abe and Esther Hagiwara Student Aid Award was founded to provide financial assistance to a student who otherwise would have to delay or terminate his or her education due to a lack of financing. Only applicants that exhibit severe financial need will be considered for this award. Every applicant must be a National JACL member.

Award Amount: Contact JACL for award amount
Deadline: April 1, 2014

JACL National Scholarship Committee
1031 25th Street
San Diego, CA   92102
(415) 921-5225
http://www.jacl.org/edu/education.htm

Jones Jackson Scholarship
Applicants for the Jones Johnson Scholarship must be a member of the NAACP and under 25 years of age. Awards are based on GPA and academic achievement.

Award Amount: $2,500
Deadline: Approximately March 31

NAACP Education Department
4805 Mount Hope Drive
Baltimore, MD   21215-3297
(877) 622-2798
http://www.naacp.org

Judge Robert M. Takasugi Fellowships for Public Interest Law
The NAPABA Law Foundation supports a public interest fellowship program in honor of United States District Court Judge Robert M. Takasugi to recognize his many years of dedication, commitment, and service to the Asian Pacific American legal community.

Award Amount: $5,000
Deadline: Approximately March 14

The NAPABA Law Foundation
910 17th Street NW, Suite 315
Washington, DC   20006
(202) 775-9555
http://www.takasugifellowship.com/about.html

Sho Sato Memorial Scholarship
Sho Sato, a professor of law at the University of California, Berkeley, was one of the nation's most prominent scholars of local governmental law. Sato was known as a leading figure in promoting relations between law schools in Japan and the United States. Every applicant must be a National JACL member. There are 30 awards with a total of $60,000 given annually.

Award Amount: Variable
Deadline: Contact foundation for deadline information

JACL National Scholarship Committee
1031 25th Street
San Diego, CA   94102
(415) 921-5225
http://www.jacl.org/edu/scholar.htm

The Allen E. Broussard Scholarship Foundation
The Allen E. Broussard Scholarship Foundation (AEBSF) is offering three $5,000 scholarships to minority law students attending San Francisco Bay Area law schools. AEBSF was established in November 1996 shortly after the death of California Supreme Court Associate Justice Allen E. Broussard. The goal of AEBSF is to provide substantial scholarships to minority law students based on academic performances, community service, and financial need.

Award Amount: $5,000
Deadline: Approximately April 24

The Allen E. Broussard Scholarship Foundation
1547 Clay Street, Suite 310
San Francisco, CA   94109
http://www.broussard-scholarship.org/scholar.html

The George A. Strait Minority Scholarship
The George A. Strait Minority Scholarships are awarded annually to college graduates with meaningful law library experience who are members of a minority group as defined by current U.S. government guidelines, are degree candidates in an accredited library or law school, and intend to have a career in law librarianship. Applicants must show evidence of financial need.

Award Amount: $3,500
Deadline: Approximately April 1

Chair, Scholarships Committee
53 West Jackson Boulevard, Suite 940
Chicago, IL   60604
(312) 939-4764
http://www.aallnet.org/services/sch_strait.asp

The Anheuser-Busch NAPABA Law Foundation Presidential Scholarships
Each year, two Anheuser-Busch NAPABA Law Foundation Presidential Scholarships are awarded to law students who demonstrate outstanding leadership potential to serve the Asian Pacific American community, as selected from all of the scholarship applicants by the foundation in consultation with the president of NAPABA. These scholarships are made possible through the generous support of Anheuser-Busch.

Award Amount: $5,000
Deadline: Approximately September 5

The NAPABA Law Foundation
910 17th St., NW, Suite 315
Washington, DC   20006
(202) 775-9555
http://www.napaba.org

The NAPABA Law Foundations Scholarships
The NAPABA Law Foundation Scholarships are awarded each fall to law students who demonstrate a commitment to serve or contribute to the Asian Pacific American community as future leaders. Applicants must demonstrate commitment to serving the needs of the Asian Pacific American community, pro bono law, public interest and/or public service work as well as financial need and leadership potential.

Award Amount: $2,000
Deadline: Approximately September 15

The NAPABA Law Foundation
51 Madison Avenue, Room 104
New York, NY   10010
(202) 775-9555
http://www.napaba.org

Thomas T. Hayashi Memorial Scholarship
The Eastern District Council established this scholarship award in memory of Thomas Hayashi, an outstanding Nisei civil rights advocate and attorney in international law. It was Hayashi's philosophy to encourage other Nikkei to enter the legal profession as a means of securing justice for the disadvantaged. Every applicant must be a National JACL member.

Award Amount: $2,000
Deadline: Contact foundation for deadline information
JACL National Scholarship Committee
1031 25th Street
San Diego, CA   94102
(415) 921-5225
http://www.jacl.org

Taraknath Das Foundation Grant
The Taraknath Das Foundation Grants are limited to Indian passport holders studying in any field of graduate studies in the U.S. They must have completed one year of study in the U.S. and be working toward a degree.

Award Amount: $4,000
Deadline: Approximately August 1

Taraknath Das Foundation
c/o Southern Asian Institute
Columbia University
420 West 118th Street
New York, NY   10027
http://www.sipa.columbia.edu/sai/tdas.html

ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund
The applicant must be an entering, first-year law student at an ABA-accredited law school. At the time of submission of the application, the applicant must have achieved a cumulative GPA of 2.5 at the undergraduate level. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and be a member of a racial and/or ethnic minority that has been underrepresented in the legal profession. In addition, the applicant's financial need; personal, family, and educational background; personal statement; and participation in community service activities will be considered. Awards may be renewable for two additional years.

Award Amount: $5,000
Deadline: Approximately March 1

American Bar Association
321 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL   60610-4714
(800)285-2221
http://www.ambar.org/diversityscholarship

Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarship

This scholarship is available for an entering first-year law school student at the University of San Francisco. The scholarship is designated for a minority student who indicates financial need and has demonstrated the ability to overcome obstacles to attain his or her education. This scholarship is renewable with good standing, continuing financial need, and enrollment at USF.

Award Amount: $10,000
Deadline: Approximately May 30

The Bar Association of San Francisco
465 California Street, Suite 1100
San Francisco, CA   94104-1826
(415) 782-9000
http://www.sfbar.org/about/diversity.aspx

Earl Warren Civil Rights Training Scholarship
The scholarships are awarded each year to 15–20 new students whose community involvement activities and leadership qualities demonstrate outstanding potential for training as civil rights and public interest attorneys.  Awards are limited to U.S. citizens and preference is given to students who are entering their first year of full-time study.

Award Amount: $3,000
Deadline: Approximately March 31

The Earl Warren Legal Training Program, Inc.
99 Hudson Street, Suite 1600
New York, NY   10013
(212)965-2200
http://www.naacpldf.org

Earl Warren Shearman and Sterling Scholarships
Earl Warren Shearman & Sterling Scholarships are two special stipends for African-American law students. The scholarship is sponsored by Shearman & Sterling, a large commercial law firm with offices in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and several foreign locations. Recipients are assigned attorney-mentors from the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF) and from Shearman & Sterling, and gain experience working with LDF on issues related to civil rights and public interest law.

Award Amount: $15,000
Deadline: Approximately March 31

The Earl Warren Legal Training Program, Inc.
Att: Shearman   Sterling Scholarship Program 99 Hudson Street, 16th Floor
New York, NY   10013
(212)965-2200
http://www.naacpldf.org

Scholarships for Native American Students

Allogan Slagle Scholarship
The Allogan Slagle Scholarship is offered by The California Indian Law Association, a nonprofit organization incorporated under tribal law and devoted to advancing the field of Indian law, the Indian law legal profession, and tribal justice system personnel in California. This scholarship is available to American Indian and Native Alaskan full-time law school students. The award is based on scholastic achievement, financial need, and community involvement.

Award Amount: $2,000
Deadline: Approximately July 3

Lisa Wyzlic Director of Scholarship Programs
Association on American Indian Affairs
966 Hungerford Dr.  Suite 2B
Rockville, Md. 20850
(240)314-7155

AIGC Fellowship for Native American Graduate Students
AIGC Fellowships are awarded to American Indians and Alaska Natives who are full-time graduate students at any accredited university in the United States. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.

Award Amount: Variable
Deadline: Approximately June 1

American Indian Graduate Center
4520 Montgomery Blvd. NE Suite 1B
Albuquerque, NM   87109
(800) 628-1920
http://www.aigc.com

American Indian College Fund Full Circle Scholarship
Students attending all colleges and pursuing a graduate degree may apply for The American Indian College Fund Full Circle Scholarships. These scholarships are funded through our partnerships with corporate and private donors. These scholarships are administered by the American Indian College Fund and are generally based upon merit or demonstrated financial need.

Award Amount: $1,000-$2,000
Deadline: May 31

http://www.collegefund.org/students_and_alumni/content/graduate_special_scholarships

American Indian Education Foundation
The mission of our Scholarship service is to give more American Indians and Alaskan Natives the resources and encouragement they need to learn and succeed. By harnessing the power of knowledge, these future leaders can bring about positive changes in their own lives and in their communities. 

Award Amount: Varies
Deadline: April 4

http://www.nrcprograms.org/

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution/American Indian Scholarship
This award is intended to help Native American students of any age, of any tribe, and in any state, in their pursuit of a vocational, undergraduate, or graduate education. Awards are based on financial need and academic achievement. Applicants must be Native American, in financial need, and have a grade point average of 2.75 or higher.

Award Amount: $1,000
Deadline: February 15

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
1776 D Street, NW
Washington, DC   20006-5303
(202) 628-1776
http://www.dar.org/natsociety/edout_scholar.cfm

The Oneida Tribe Norbert Hill Center/Wisconsin Higher Education Grant
Participants must be members of the Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin, have a high school diploma or its equivalent and be accepted into an accredited college or technical school.

Award Amount: Up to $30,000
Deadline: Contact the Oneida Nation for deadline information

https://oneida-nsn.gov/highered/ 

Scholarships for Women

The AAJ Women for Justice Mike Eidson Scholarship
The Scholarship is awarded annually to a 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 principals of the constitution, and to the concept of a fair trial.

Award Amount: $5,000
Deadline: May 1

http://www.justice.org/cps/rde/xbcr/justice/2013_Mike_Eidson_Scholarship_Writeable.pdf

AAUW Selected Professions Fellowships
Selected Professions Fellowships are awarded to women of color who intend to pursue a full-time course of study in fields, such as law, in which women's participation is traditionally low. Candidates may apply for support for their final year of study only and are expected to receive their degrees at the end of the fellowship year.

Award Amount: $5,000 to $18,000
Deadline: Approximately January 10

AAUW Educational Foundation Selected Professions Fellowships
P.O. Box 4030
Iowa City, IA   52243-4030
(319) 337-1716  
http://www.aauw.org
http://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/selected-professions-fellowships/

AAUW Career Development Grant
Career Development Grants provide assistance to women who, through additional higher education, technical training, or participation in professional development institutes, are making career changes, seeking to advance in current careers, or re-entering the workforce.

Award Amount: $2,000 to $12,000
Deadline: December 15

http://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/career-development-grants/

AAUW International Fellowship
Fellowships are awarded for full-time study to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Applicants must intend to return to their home country to pursue a professional career.

Award Amount: $18,000
Deadline: December 1

http://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/international-fellowships/

Elaine Osborne Jacobson Award For Women Working in Health Care Law
This award was established in honor of Elaine Osborne Jacobson, an advocate for the health care needs of underserved populations. The award recognizes women law students with an aptitude for and commitment to a career of advocacy for the health care needs of women, children, the elderly, and disabled persons. The candidates must be women currently enrolled in an accredited North American law school on a full- or part-time basis who through their law school adacemic and clinical work demonstrate their aptitude for and a long-term commitment to a legal career of advocacy on behalf of the healthcare needs of children, women, the elderly, and disabled persons.

Award Amount: $3,000
Deadline: Approximately April 30

Elaine Osborne Jacobson Award
American Association for Justice
Attn: Nathalie Etori
777 Sixth Street NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC   20001
(202)965-3500, ext. 593
http://www.justice.org

Fresno County Women Lawyers/Justice Pauline Davis Hanson Scholarship 
As a tribute to the memory of the late Associate Justice Pauline Davis Hanson, Fresno County Women Lawyers has established a Scholarship to encourage and support outstanding academic achievement and commitment to service by women law students

Award Amount:$2,000
Deadline: April 30

http://www.cwsl.edu/content/diversity/Scholarships/Justice%20Pauline%20Davis%20Hanson%20Scholarship.pdf

Horizons Foundation Scholarships
Women in Defense, a National Security Organization, established the Horizons Foundation to encourage women to pursue careers related to the national security interests of the United States and to provide development opportunities to women who are already working in national security fields. Scholarships are awarded to candidates who require financial assistance and who demonstrate strong academic credentials, significant leadership potential, and a commitment to a career in national security.

Award Amount: varies
Deadline: July 15

Horizons Foundation
c/o National Defense Industrial Association
2111 Wilson Blvd., Suite 400
Arlington, VA   22201-3061
(703) 247-2552
http://wid.ndia.org/horizon/

Justice Pauline Davis Hanson Scholarship/Fresno County Women Lawyers
As a tribute to the memory of the late Associate Justice Pauline Davis Hanson, Fresno County Women Lawyers has established a scholarship to encourage and support outstanding academic achievement and commitment to service by women law students. Candidates must be female law students who have successfully completed at least one year of law school. Preference will be given to current or former residents of California's Fresno, Kings, Madera, or Tulane counties.

Award Amount: $2,000
Deadline: May 31

Kern County Women Lawyers Association
The Kern County Women Lawyers Association of Bakersfield is an organization that supports and promotes women attorneys as well as issues of gender, diversity, and equality. The association considers a candidate's connection to Kern County, proven academic achievement, economic need, and concern for society. Scholarships are awarded to second-, third-, or fourth-year law students.

Award Amount: $250 to $3,000
Deadline: In January—contact association for more details

Kern County Women Lawyers Association
Box 2702
Bakersfield, CA   93301
(661) 636-5457

Ms. JD Fellowship
The Fellowship is Ms. JD's program to promote mentoring and professional development.

Award Amount: varies
Deadline: early spring

http://ms-jd.org/msjd-fellowship

P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Fund

The International Peace Scholarship Fund is a program which provides grants-in-aid for selected women from other countries for graduate study in the United States and Canada.

Award Amount: Up to $6,000
Deadline: Contact the foundation for deadline information

P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship
3700 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa   50312-2899
(515) 255-3153
http://www.peointernational.org

The Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship 
As part of Google's ongoing commitment to advancing computing and technology, we are pleased to provide scholarships to encourage students to excel in their studies and become active role models and leaders. We hope these programs also help in dismantling barriers that keep women and minorities from entering computing and technology fields.

Award Amount: Varies
Deadline: January 6

http://www.google.com/anitaborg/us/

WLAC Women Lawyers of Alameda County
Women Lawyers of Alameda County (WLAC) established the Margaret A. Gannon Legal Education Stipend Fund to provide financial assistance to offset a portion of the cost of a bar review course (or related study materials) for law students and recent graduates who are preparing to take the  July 2013 California Bar Exam.

Award Amount:Two (2) $500 stipends
Deadline: May 3

http://www.wlaconline.org/membership_application/

Wlaso/ Women Lawyers Association of San Luis Obispo County
The Women Lawyers Association of San Luis Obispo County offers up to $750 in scholarship awards to students who are: 1) presently enrolled or accepted for enrollment in law school, and 2) have a demonstrable connection to San Luis Obispo County. 

Award Amount:$750
Deadline: July 1

http://www.wlaslo.org/scholarships

Scholarships for All Students

Diane Yu Loan Repayment Assistance Program

A program started in 2004 to assist recent law graduates who are working for Asian Pacific American legal service organizations repay a portion of their student loans. The recipient of this award receives $5,000 for two years to be applied to their educational debt.

Award Amount: $5,000
Deadline: Contact the NAPABA Foundation for deadline information

The NAPABA Law Foundation
910 17th St., NW, Suite 315
Washington, DC   20006
(202) 775-9555
http://www.napaba.org/

Harry A. Blackmun Scholarship

The Harry A. Blackmun Scholarship was established in honor of Hon. Harry A. Blackmun, retired associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, as a perpetual testament to his contribution to American jurisprudence, to his compassion and generosity of spirit, and to the inspiration he has provided by example and personal encouragement. The recipient will be chosen based on several factors including academic achievement, financial need, and potential for making a contribution to society and the legal profession. Applicants must be seniors or graduates applying to law school. In addition, preference will be given to applicants with a significant tie to the Blackmun's home state of Minnesota.

Award Amount: Variable
Deadline: Approximately June 15

Harry A. Blackmun Scholarship Foundation, Inc.
118 West Mulberry Street
Baltimore, Maryland   21201-3600
(410) 685-3813

The Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Scholarship

An award in the memory of Giles S. Rich, circuit judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, will be given by the Federal Circuit Bar Association to a law student demonstrating financial need and academic promise, either in undergraduate studies or law school. Selection for the award will be based on a written submission of no more than one page setting out the applicant's financial need, interests in the study of law, and qualifications for the award considered relevant by the applicant.

Award Amount: $10,000
Deadline: Approximately April 1

Kevin R. Casey, Past President
901 New York Avenue NW
Washington, D.C.   20001-4413
(202) 466-3923
http://www.fedcirbar.org

The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

The purpose of The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is to provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished new Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. The program is established in recognition of the contributions new Americans have made to American life and in gratitude for the opportunities the United States has afforded donors and their family. Applicants must be a new American, have a bachelor's degree, and be older than 30 years of age as of November 1, 2004.

Award Amount: Maintenance grant of $20,000, plus a tuition grant covering one half of the tuition cost of a U.S. graduate program
Deadline: Approximately November 1

The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
400 West 59th Street
New York, NY   10019
(212) 547-6926
http://www.pdsoros.org

ATLA Auxiliary Scholarship

The Alia Herrera Memorial ATLA Auxiliary Scholarship is available to students who are entering their second or third year of law school or law students who have the equivalent of one year to complete their studies. Scholarship applicants must be law students who are attending law schools in the province of Ontario, Canada, or ATLA student members, or law students who are children of ATLA members.

Award Amount: $3,000
Deadline: Approximately May 1

Association of Trial Lawyers of America
The Leonard M. Ring Law Center
1050 31st Street, NW
Washington, DC   20007
(800) 424-2725 or (202) 965-3500

Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship

This scholarship was established for Berks County residents entering their second year at an accredited law school. The fund is in memory of Howard Fox, who was a member of the Berks County Bar Association and an attorney in the Public Defenders Office. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.

Award Amount: $3,000
Deadline: Approximately April 1

Berks County Community Foundation
P.O. Box 212
Reading, PA   19603-0212
(610) 685-2223
http://www.bccf.org/pages/forms//Foxapplication.html

James F. Connolly LexisNexis Academic and Library Solutions Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a law librarian who is interested in pursuing a law degree. Preference will be given to a librarian who has demonstrated an interest in government publications. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.

Award Amount: $3,000
Deadline: Approximately April 1

Chair, Scholarships Committee
American Association of Law Libraries
53 West Jackson Boulevard, Suite 940
Chicago, IL   60604
(312) 939-4764
http://www.aallnet.org/services/sch_connolly.asp

Leesfield/ATLA Law Student Scholarship

This scholarship, available to first- and second-year ATLA Law Student Members, awards a law student for attending ATLA's Annual Convention. To be considered, applicants must submit a statement of financial need and a 500-word written request substaining the applicant's commitment to preserving the civil justice system.

Award Amount: $1,000
Deadline: Approximately May 5

Leesfield/ATLA Law Student Scholarship
2350 South Dixie Highway
Miami, Florida  33133.
(800)836-6400
http://www.leesfield.com/

Robert Masur Fellowship in Civil Liberties

The fellowship, established in memory of civil rights attorney Robert Masur, is granted to a distinguished first-year law student undertaking research, a project, or an internship in the area of civil rights or civil liberties.

Award Amount: $1,000
Deadline: Approximately May 15

Robert Masur Fellowship
The Nation Institute
116 East 16th Street, 8th Floor
New York, NY   10003
(212) 822-0252
http://www.nationinstitute.org/p/masur

The Brown Award

The Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation is pleased to announce the twelfth annual Brown Award to recognize excellence in legal writing in the United States. Any law student currently enrolled in an accredited law school in the U.S. is eligible to receive the award.

Award Amount: $10,000
Deadline: Approximately May 16

The Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation
Brown Sims, P.C., 10th Floor
1177 West Loop South
Houston, TX   77027-9007
(713) 692-1580
http://www.brownsims.com/judgebrownaward.htm

The Law School Scholarship

The Law School Scholarship awards $7,500, $5,000, or $2,500 to law school students who will have completed at least one year of school and who will be enrolled by the fall of 2008. Applicants must be able to provide evidence of financial need and commitment to public service. Applicants must be nominated by their law schools, and each school may nominate up to five applicants.

Award Amount: $2,500-$7,500
Deadline: Approximately March 19

California Bar Foundation
180 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA   94105
(415) 856-0780 ext.302
http://www.foundationstatebarcal.org

Rukin Hyland Doria & Tindall Equity & Inclusion Scholarship

 

The Rukin Hyland Doria & Tindall Equity & Inclusion Scholarship is for second-year law students interested in employment law. Additional information is available at: www.rhdtlaw.com.

Award amount: $3,000
Deadline: September 1, 2014

 

 

Scholarships Based on Parental Membership

CTA Scholarship for Dependent Children

CTA Scholarship applicants must be a dependent child of an active, retired-life, or deceased member of CTA. The applicant must be claimed as a dependent on the current year's IRS tax form.

Award Amount: $5,000
Deadline: February 7

California Teachers Association Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 921
Burlingame, CA   94011-0921
(650) 552-5370
http://www.cta.org/en/About-CTA/CTA-Foundation/Scholarships.aspx

 

Kathern F. Gruber Scholarship Program

The Blinded Veterans Association has established the Kathern F. Gruber Scholarship Program for the purpose of assisting the educational goals of dependant children and spouses of blinded veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Award Amount: $1,000 to $2,000
Deadline: April 18

Blinded Veterans Association
477 H Street, NW
Washington, DC   20001-2694
(202) 371-8880
http://www.bva.org

Polish American Club of North Jersey Scholarships

The foundation provides funding to qualified full-time graduate students in the United States. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or a permanent resident of Polish descent and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applicants must be active members of the Polish American Club of New Jersey or be the child or grandchild of a member. Selection is based on academic excellence, the applicant's interest in the Polish community, and financial need.

Award Amount: $1,000
Deadline: Approximately January 13

The Kosciuszko Foundation
15 East 65th Street
New York, NY   10021
(212) 734-2130
http://www.thekf.org/scholarships/tuition/pacnj/

The Kosciuszko Foundation Tuition Scholarship Program

The foundation provides funding to qualified students for full-time graduate studies in the United States. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or a permanent resident of Polish descent and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Selection is based on academic excellence, the applicant's interest in the Polish community, and financial need.

Award Amount: $1,000 to $7,000
Deadline: Approximately January 15

The Kosciuszko Foundation
15 East 65th Street
New York, NY   10021
(212) 734-2130
http://www.kosciuszkofoundation.org/EDscholarships_US_Tuition.html

Scholarships Based on Residency

Finlandia Foundation Trust Scholarship

Applicants must be citizens of the United States or Finland and accepted to an accredited institution of higher learning. Scholarships are awarded to undergraduate and graduate students. Students studying subjects related to Finnish culture receive special consideration.

Award Amount: $500 to $3,000
Deadline: Approximately February 1

Finlandia Foundation National
470 West Walnut Street
Pasadena, CA   91103
(626)795-2081
http://www.finlandiafoundation.org

Haneman-Perskie Memorial Foundation Scholarship

Applicants must be a New Jersey resident accepted for admission to law school. The grant is for a one-year period and it is based on academic ability, financial need, leadership potential, and character.

Award Amount: Contact the Haneman-Perskie Foundation for award amount
Deadline: Approximately May 1

Haneman-Perskie Scholarship Foundation
c/o Atlantic County Bar Association
1201 Bacharach Blvd.
Atlantic City, NJ   08401
(609)345-3444

Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara

The Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara awards scholarships to graduate students. Selection is based on a variety of factors, which may include academic excellence, financial need, motivation, and potential. Applicants must currently be full-time students at an approved college, and must have attended high school in Santa Barbara Counties for grades 11 and 12, graduating from a secondary school in Santa Barbara County. Re-entry adult applicants who have resided in Santa Barbara for a minimum of three years as a non-student may also be eligible.

Award Amount: Contact Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara for award amount
Deadline: Approximately January 31

Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara
P.O. Box 3620
Santa Barbara, CA   93130
(805)687-6065
http://www.sbscholarship.org

Frank H. Lang Merit Scholarship

The law firm of Lang Richert & Patch offers a grant toward payment of law school tuition to first-year law students or college students applying to law school. Applicants must be a graduate or graduating student from a high school in the Central Valley of California, and be a graduate or graduating student of Fresno State University. The scholarship is awarded solely on merit, not need.

Award Amount: $1,000
Deadline: Contact the law firm of Lang Richert & Patch for deadline information

Lang Richert & Patch
5200Palm Avenue  Suite 401
Fresno, CA   93701
(559)228-6700
http://www.lrplaw.net