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Outside Scholarship Sources for Prospective Students

In addition to federal and institutional financial aid, you should consider pursuing outside scholarship sources. Some opportunities you may wish to consider are:

You may also wish to sign up for the Fastweb scholarship search service, the SallieMae Graduate School Scholarship Search, or review the options at the College Resource Network.​


The Dominguez Firm Legal Scholarship Award

Amount: $2,500

Selection Criteria:

Established to provide financial assistance to a worthy law student, recognizing that individual's academic achievements and unique goals despite their struggles or challenges.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicant must be a US citizen or permanent resident.
  • Applicant must be either accepted into or currently enrolled in law school.
  • Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Applicant must demonstrate involvement in community activities.

How to Apply:

Students may apply online at https://dominguezfirm.com/scholarships/.

Application Deadline:

July 31, 2019


Essex County Bar Association Biunno Scholarship for Law Students with Disabilities

Amount: Varies

Selection Criteria:

Established  by the Essex County Bar Association and its Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, in conjunction with the Hon. Vincent J. Biunno memorial Fund.  Designed to offer financial assistance to persons with disabilities who are currently attending law school.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicant must demonstrate a present and permanent physical or mental disability that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of the individual.  Medical documentation establishing the nature and extent of the disability will be required.
  • Applicant must be a resident of New Jersey.  There will be a preference given to Essex County residents.
  • Applicant must be attending law school or be accepted to and commencing studies in law school.
  • Applicant must have attained a 3.0 or equivalent GPA in law school, or if they are an incoming student, a 3.0 undergraduate GPA.
  • Preference given to a person seeking to pursue a career in the field of advocacy for persons with disabilities.  Intent may be domonstrated by completing a course in disability law, work in a disability or disability-related clinic or prior job experience
  • Preference given to students who can demonstrate financial need.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should contact Susan Bogart at sab36@psu.edu to obtain an application form.

Application Deadline:

May 3, 2019


Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship Program

Amount: Up to six awards of $10,000 each

Selection Criteria:

Established by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association as a diversity pipeline program that seeks to nurture the academic and professional careers of outstanding law students.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicant must be admitted to an ABA accredited law school for a full-time Juris Doctor program for the fall of 2019
  • Applicant must have an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • Applicant must have filed the 2019-20 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), with special allowance for DACA students
  • Applicant must have an interest in corporate law, including an interest in working in a corporate law department and/or law firm
  • Applicant must have an interest in diversity and inclusion.
  • Applicant must have demonstrated community service and leadership qualities

How to Apply:

Application materials are available online at https://www.mcca.com/pipeline/scholarship-program/.

Application Deadline:

May 28, 2019