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Outside Scholarship Opportunities

 

Don H. Liu Scholars Program

Amount: $15,000

Selection Criteria:

Established to identify, cultivate and inspire future Asian American leaders within the legal profession in order to address the single most important reality facity Asian American professionals today--the barrier to advancement.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicant must be a US citizen or permanent resident of Asian descent.
  • Applicant must be enrolled full-time as a 1L in a law school in the US.
  • Applicant must demonstrate exceptional academic accomplishments and leadership.
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need.
  • Applicant must intend to practice in the private sector in the New York City metropolitan area following graduation.

How to Apply:

Application materials are available online at http://www.donhliuscholars.org/selection-process/

Application Deadline:

November 30, 2022

 

Pennsylvania Bar Foundation James W. Stoudt Memorial Scholarship Program

Amount: Three Scholarhsips of $3,000 each--two specifically designated for a minority student

Selection Criteria:

Named after one of the Foundation's most devoted supporters, the James Stoudt Memorial Scholarship Program provides students at the accredited law schools presently serving PA with scholarships.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicant must be a PA resident, as evidenced by a copy of driver's license or voter registration.
  • Applicant must be in the second year of a three-year JD program as confirmed by an unofficial transcript.
  • Applicant must confirm good standing and academic achievement as evidenced by the student's academic transcript.
  • Applicant must have financial need, as certified by the law school's Financial Aid Office.
  • Applicant must hold membership in the Pennsylvania Bar Association Law Student Division, which is free for electronic members.
  • Applicant must submit an essay of up to 500 words explaining how the applicant will make a contribution to society and the legal profession, a current resume, and up to two recommendations.
  • Additionally, the minority scholarship is specifically earmarked for a student from one of the following racial/ethnic backgrounds:  Black (African) Americans, Hispanic Americans, or Native Americans.

How to Apply:

Application materials are available online at https://www.pabar.org/site/Foundation/What-We-Do/James-W-Stoudt-Memorial-Scholarship

Application Deadline:

December 1, 2022

 

Diversity in Law School Scholarship Contest Presented by Weinberg Law Offices

Amount: $1,000

Selection Criteria:

Established to provide financial assistance to a law student while promoting diversity within the profession

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicant must be enrolled as a 1L or a 2L  in an accredited law school for the 2022-23 academic year.
  • Applicant must be a member of a historically underrepresented group in the legal profession
  • Applicant must submit a resume, an academic transcript, an essay, and legal writing samples

How to Apply:

Application materials are available online at https://www.weinberglawoffices.com/diversity-in-law-school-scholarship/

Application Deadline:

December 1, 2022

 

Ottinger Employment Lawyers Law School Scholarship

Amount: $1,500

Selection Criteria:

Established to provide financial assistance for law school tuition.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicant must be enrolled at an accredited law school.
  • Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA.
  • Scholarship will be judged and awarded primarily on academic achievement and financial need.

How to Apply:

Application materials are available online at https://www.ottingerlaw.com/2016-ottinger-law-scholarship/

Application Deadline:

December 1, 2022

 

Salwin Law Group Law and Politics Scholarship Contest

Amount: $1,000

Selection Criteria:

Established to help law students finance their degree while also hearing creative takes on ways that criminal law and politics intersect in modern America

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicant must be enrolled or accepted into an ABA accredited law school in the United States as of the fall 2022 semester
  • Applicant must submit an essay

How to Apply:

Application materials are available online at https://www.salwinlaw.com/law-school-scholarship/

Application Deadline:

December 1, 2022

 

Weinberg Law Office Scholarship Contest

Amount: $1,000

Selection Criteria:

Established to aid and financially support students attending law school

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicant must be enrolled or accepted into an ABA accredited law school in the United States as of the fall 2022 semester
  • Applicant must submit a transcript and an essay

How to Apply:

Application materials are available online at https://www.weinberglawoffices.com/law-school-scholarship/

Application Deadline:

December 1, 2022

 

Wells Call Injury Lawyers Law School Scholarship

Amount: $2,500

Selection Criteria:

Established to help students who are passionate about law and helping others in the industry.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicant must be currently enrolled in a law school as of the start of the fall 2022 semester.
  • Applicant must submit an essay.

How to Apply:

Application materials are available at https://www.wccbc.com/law-school-scholarship-contest/

Application Deadline:

December 2, 2022

 

Arechigo Stokka Law School Scholarship

Amount: $1,500

Selection Criteria:

Established to provide financial assistance to law students who want to give back to their community.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicant must be enrolled in an ABA accredited law school for the fall 2022 semester
  • Applicant must submit an essay

How to Apply:

Application information is available online at https://arechigo-stokka.com/law-school-scholarship/

Application Deadline:

December 15, 2022

 

Armstrong & Lee Diversity in Law Scholarship Contest

Amount: $2,500

Selection Criteria:

Established to provide financial assistance to a future lawyer

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicant must be enrolled at an ABA-accredited law school
  • Applicant must be a member of a historically underrepresented group in the legal profession
  • Applicant must submit an essay

How to Apply:

https://albtriallawyers.com/diversity-in-law-scholarship/

Application Deadline:

December 15, 2022

 

Flores Tawney & Accosta, P.C Diversity in Law Scholarship Contest

Amount: $2,500

Selection Criteria:

Established to provide financial assistance to a law student and promote diversity within the legal profession

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicant must be enrolled as a 1L or a 2L  in an accredited law school for the 2022-23 academic year.
  • Applicant must be a member of a historically underrepresented group in the legal profession
  • Applicant must submit an essay.

How to Apply:

Application materials are available online at https://ftalawfirm.com/diversity-in-law-scholarship-contest/

Application Deadline:

December 15, 2022

 

Fob James Law Firm Law School Scholarship Contest

Amount: $1,000

Selection Criteria:

Established to provide financial assistance to a law student with plans to give back to their community as a lawyer.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicant must be enrolled at an ABA-accredited law school in the United States..
  • Applicant must submit an essay.

How to Apply:

Application materials are available online at https://callfob.com/law-school-scholarship-contest/

Application Deadline:

December 15, 2022

 

JLF Firm Legal Scholars Award

Amount: $6,000

Selection Criteria:

Established to support the education of a law student who shows exceptional academic promise and potential to contribute to the legal profession.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicant must be pursuing a law degree.
  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or legal U.S. resident
  • Applicant must submit an essay

How to Apply:

Application materials are available online at https://jlffirm.com/jlf-firm-legal-scholars-award-2022/

Application Deadline:

December 15, 2022

 

Armstrong & Lee Law School Scholarship Contest

Amount: $2,500

Selection Criteria:

Established to provide financial assistance to a future lawyer

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicant must be enrolled at an ABA-accredited law school
  • Applicant must submit an essay

How to Apply:

Application materials are available online at https://albtriallawyers.com/law-school-contest/

Application Deadline:

December 31, 2022

 

 

You can find a robust and vetted scholarship listing for law students from AccessLex Institute here.  You may also wish to sign up for the Fastweb scholarship search service, the Sallie Mae Graduate School Scholarship Search, or review the options at the College Resource Network.​ Additionally, the Minority Corporate Counsel Association provides this excellent resource for diversity scholarships and fellowships.