A scholarship can make all the difference.
A scholarship can make all the difference.
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Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) National Scholarship Program
This national league scholarship is directed at league members entering the field of law. Applicants should be active within their communities and merit and financial need will be considered. Applicant must hold an individual or youth membership in the JACL.
Reverend H. John & Asako Yamashita Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship supports graduate studies for students concerned with education, social justice, and service to their communities.
Sho Sato Memorial Scholarship
Established in memory of Sho Sato, a professor of law at the University of California at Berkeley, who was one of the nation’s most prominent scholars of local governmental law, this scholarship is for law students who are members of the Japanese American Citizens League.
Thomas T. Hayashi Memorial Scholarship
Thomas Hayashi was a civil rights advocate and attorney in international law, whose philosophy was to encourage other Nikkei to enter the legal profession as a means of securing justice for the disadvantaged. This scholarship was established in his honor.
Lloyd M. Johnson Jr. Scholarship Program
This scholarship is a diversity pipeline program that seeks to nurture the academic and professional careers of outstanding law students.
National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Scholarships - Han C. Choi Scholarship
The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Law Foundation has partnered with the Choi Family to create the Han C. Choi Scholarship, to honor a Trailblazer, mentor and leader, who embodies grit and courage in the face of great adversity. The Scholarship seeks to benefit a student who exhibits academic excellence, leadership, volunteerism, mentorship experience, and demonstrates an interest in AAPI civic issues.
Ramsey County Bar Foundation Scholarship
The Ramsey County Bar Foundation will award scholarships to Minnesota law students who are traditionally underrepresented in the legal profession.
LMJ Scholarship Program
The LMJ Scholarship is a program that seeks to nurture the academic and professional careers of outstanding law students from underrepresented backgrounds and will be awarded for their first year of law school.
First Generation College Student Scholarship
This scholarship hopes to alleviate some of the stress and difficulty of this journey for first-generation students by offering financial assistance. It is hoped that these funds will make higher education more attainable for those who are embarking on this journey.
Latina Lawyers Bar Association Bar Stipend
The stipend is intended for applicants who are a current applicant for the California Bar. Bar Stipend finalists will be contacted to set up interviews in mid-May
Law School Opportunity Scholarship
While we appreciate the difference young leaders can make across the legal profession, we also greatly understand the costs of education. By providing this scholarship opportunity, we aim to assist law students in reaching their full potential.
NYIPLEF's Diversity Scholarship
The NYIPLEF’s Annual Diversity Scholarship was established to promote diversity in IP law. The award is intended to be used by the law student for tuition and expenses related to attending law school.
Raytheon Missiles & Defense SPY-6 Scholarship
The Raytheon Missiles & Defense SPY-6 Scholarship, named for the U.S. Navy’s SPY-6 Family of Radars, provides returning sailors an opportunity to achieve educational goals and position themselves for success in civilian professions.
Franklin Jones, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
The Honorable T. John Ward American Inn of Court is proud to offer the Franklin Jones, Jr. Memorial Scholarship for law students from the Eastern District of Texas, and demonstrates commitment to assisting aspiring law students from circumstances of need become lawyers of high ethics, civility, and professionalism.
Dallas Women Lawyers Association Foundation Bar Study Scholarship
Those submitting applications are required to submit the application which includes a one-page resume, current transcript, and two letters of reference. Foundation may interview candidates.
Alford Excellence Award
This scholarship is awarded to at least three future practitioners who will sit for the July Delaware Bar Exam.
Phillip L. Burton Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a deserving third-year law students of African/African-American descent and/or law students who possess a demonstrated commitment to improving the African-American community.
Samvid Scholars is a merit-based graduate scholarship for leaders and changemakers. Samvid Scholars was established by Samvid Ventures to invest in the graduate education of future leaders who are committed to effecting positive change in society. We are looking to build a diverse cohort of promising young changemakers.
Animal Law Scholarship
Animal Legal Defense Fund Advancement's scholarships are available to law student members based upon demonstrated commitment to Animal Legal Defense Fund’s mission, “to protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system."
Marilynne Graboys Wool Scholarship
Due to the generosity of many Rhode Islanders, the Foundation is able to offer scholarships and fellowships to students from middle school to post-graduate level, from communities throughout the state, and in many different fields of study
San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association (SFLRLA) Public Interest Scholarship
Annually provides financial assistance for up to five law students with significant financial need who are working with Bay-Area community-based legal service providers to enhance the delivery of legal services to the Latino community. These scholarships are designed to fund summer employment.
George H. Nofer Scholarship for Law and Public Policy
The George H. Nofer Scholarship for Law and Public Policy is for full-time graduate students with a pre-lingual bilateral hearing loss in the moderately-severe to profound range, who use listening and spoken language as their primary method of communication.
The Judge Albert W. Thompson, Sr., Scholarship
The Judge Albert W. Thompson, Sr. Scholarship is offered for up to two students with high character, a commitment to community service, a connection to Georgia who are entering or are currently enrolled in law school. Students committed to practicing nonprofit law or another type of public service law are encouraged to apply.
American Bar Association (ABA) Legal Opportunity Scholarship
The ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund is designed to encourage racial and ethnic minority students who are underrepresented in the legal profession to apply to law school and to provide financial assistance to ensure that these students have the opportunity to attend law school for three years.
Asian American Law Fund of New York (AALFNY) Public Interest Scholarship
Annually, the Asian American Law Fund of New York provides up to three law students with tuition assistance who demonstrate a commitment to the Asian American community.
This association scholarship is open to all first, second-, and third year women law students who have a DuPage county connection and are enrolled in an accredited law school in Illinois. Merit and financial need will be taken into consideration.
Federal Circuit Bar Association Board Scholarship
The Board Scholarship seeks to encourage law students showing financial need and demonstrating both academic excellence and outstanding leadership.
Federal Circuit Bar Association Need-Based Scholarships
To support the community with the scholarship to represent the interest of those involved with the subject matter which comes before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and its reviewed tribunals.
Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Scholarship
An award will be given in the memory of Giles S. Rich, Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and an author of the 1952 Patent Act. Ideal candidates will show financial need and reflect academic excellence. They also should consistently demonstrate a dedication to the law, the rule of law, and our court system.
Helen W. Nies Memorial Scholarship
An award will be given in the memory of Helen W. Nies, former Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Special considerations include encouraging the participation of women lawyers in the legal profession, recognizing the contributions of women lawyers to society in general, highlighting academic excellence, addressing need, and advancing the interest of women law students in intellectual property.
Howard T. Markey Memorial Scholarship
This memorial scholarship award is geared toward students pursuing a J.D. with an interest in international law or federal law. In particular, a demonstrable interest in procedure, substance, or scope of the United States Four of Appeals for the Federal Circuit is ideal.
William S. Bullinger Scholarship
In memory of William S. Bullinger, a respected practitioner who tirelessly advanced the Association’s encouragement of professionalism, civility in practice, and dialogue between the Bench and Bar. The award is based primarily on economic need, although other criteria including academic promise and an interest in the subject matter of the Federal Circuit’s legal community are considered.
This county's bar association memorial scholarship was created with the goal of supporting future professionalism, integrity, and community involvement. Applicants need to have one letter of reference from an active HCBA member.
Fitzwater Memorial Scholarship for Second Year Law Students
The Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association Foundation is pleased to announce availability of the Elizabeth Fitzwater Memorial Scholarship to be awarded to a deserving second year law student who demonstrates a strong interest in practicing law in the public service/public interest sector in South Hampton Roads and who meets the criteria established by the Selection Committee.
Rosen & Ohr Scholarship
This law firm scholarship is geared toward students with financial need, especially those who are coping with the financial fallout from a serious accident. Academic merit will be considered.
John D. Ashcroft Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association Scholarship
The purpose of this scholarship is to aid and encourage students to practice law in southwest Missouri, as well as promote collegiality within the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association, and to foster and increase a spirit of participation by the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association in community service.
Law Student Scholarship, Texas Tax Section
Awards for law students who demonstrate academic excellence and commitment to the study and practice of tax law in Texas.
Dan Bradley Fellowship
Each year, LAAC offers the Dan Bradley Fellowship to fund law students who want to spend their summer working at a LAAC member legal aid organization. The Fellowship is awarded to outstanding students who want to pursue a career in public interest law and who want to spend their summer working in a rural area or on a rural issue.
Vera Brown-Curtis Memorial Scholarship
The BWL Foundation is proud to sponsor the Vera Brown-Curtis Hayes Scholarship, which is awarded to second- and third-year law students who have demonstrated outstanding scholastic achievement, community service and financial need.
Dolores Randolph Bauer Memorial Scholarship
The Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles invites applicants who intend to practice law in the Southern California area to submit a personal statement and legal essay.
Honorable Justice Vaino Spencer Scholarship
Justice Vaino H. Spencer was a co-founder of Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, Inc. (BWL) and first African American woman judge in California. The BWL Foundation proudly sponsors the Justice Vaino Spencer Scholarship that is awarded to second- and third year law students who have demonstrated outstanding scholastic achievement, community service and financial need.
NCLR Kate Kendell Commitment to Justice Award
This scholarship is intended to support LGBTQ persons making significant contributions to their communities and to support and encourage a law student or law graduate who is preparing to take the July Bar Exam.
Bar Stipend Award - July Bar Exam
OCWLA Foundation is pleased to provide the Bar Stipend Award to worthy law students about to take the bar exam. Offered twice a year, the award is given to the student(s) that best exemplifies the mission of OCWLA, and a commitment to scholarship, community service, advancement of women or women’s issues, financial need, and to Orange County.
Diversity Bar Stipend Award - July Bar Exam
OCWLA Foundation awards a Diversity Stipend to a recent law school graduate with a minority ethnic background and achievements and contributions in scholarship, community service, advancement of diversity or diversity issues. Financial need and connection to Orange County are also considered.
Abram D. and Maxine H. Londa Scholarship
Applications for this scholarship are open to a New Jersey law school student from Union County, NJ.
Justice Marie L. Garibaldi Scholarships
This state bar association scholarship is awarded to a female New Jersey law school student or female New Jersey resident attending Columbia Law school. In addition to resident requirement, merit and financial need will be taken into consideration.
Justin P. Walder Scholarship
The New Jersey State Bar Foundation awards scholarships to worthy students entering their second or third year of law school. Students enrolled at a New Jersey law school are encouraged to apply for one of the up to thirteen scholarships awarded annually.
Wallace Vail Scholarship
The scholarship is for anyone attending a New Jersey law school and achieves high academic excellence.
Labor Law Scholarship
The Labor Law Scholarship is earmarked for a student wishing to enter the field of labor law or who has already shown academic achievement in the area of labor law.