September 1996-97 - University of Pennsylvania Law School
Outside Scholarship Guide 2014-2015
ADLER POLLOCK & SHEEHAN P.C.
For students entering into their first year of law school who wish to apply for the Diversity Scholarship.
Requirements include identifying as a member of a diverse group (for example, African American,
American Indian, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, Gay/Lesbian, or other minority group), permanent
resident of Massachusetts or Rhode Island, and a commitment to community. Deadline is June 1.
Contact: Diversity Committee Chair, Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C. 175 Federal Street, Boston, MA
02110, F: (617)482-0604, P: (617)482-0600
ALABAMA LAW FOUNDATION, INC. CABANISS, JOHNSTON SCHOLARSHIP
Applicants for scholarship should be in all respects superior. While academic achievement will be the
key factor, consideration will also be given to factors such as conscientiousness, dependability, civic
involvement, financial need and dedication to the highest ethical standards. Scholarship is available for
the second year of law school to an Alabama resident attending an ABA-accredited law school. See
website for application and further details.
Contact: Alabama Law Foundation, Cabaniss, Johnston Scholarship Committee, PO Box 4129,
Montgomery, Alabama 36103 (334) 269-1515 or [email protected]
ALICE FREEMAN PALMER FELLOWSHIPS
Awarded to unmarried female graduate students under 26 years old, who are graduating seniors or
graduates of Wellesley College.
Award: up to $26,000.
Contact: Alice Freeman Palmer Fellowships, Committee on Graduate Fellowships, Office of Financial
GR-Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA 02181 (781) 283-3525 or [email protected]
ALIGARH ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
Four continuing scholarships to be awarded every year on the basis of merit-cum-means. Selection
shall be based on personal interview. Eligibility Criterion: 65% of marks in up to 3 last examinations.
Contact: M. Umar Farooq, Chair Awards Committee, (717)737-8057 or [email protected]
ALLEGHENY COUNTY BAR FOUNDATION
The F.C. Grote Fund annually awards $5,000 scholarships to a student at the University of Pittsburgh
School of Law and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Preference for students with a
connection to Western Pennsylvania.
Contact: Erin Rhodes, 412-402-6641 or [email protected]
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF LAW LIBRARIANS
Conducts a scholarship program for individuals pursuing a career in law librarianship. The association
has various programs:
AALL Educational Scholarships
1. Library degree scholarships for law graduates which include tuition and school related expenses.
2. Library degree scholarships for non-law graduates which include tuition and school related
3. Special course in law librarianship. Up to $150.00 for tuition, plus $25.00 for incidentals.
AALL & Thompson West - George A. Strait Minority Scholarship Endowment
The $3,500 George A. Strait Minority Scholarship is awarded annually to two to four 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 who
intend to have a career in law librarianship. Applicants must show evidence of financial need.
LexisNexis™/John R. Johnson Academic & Library Solutions Scholarship
The $3,000 LexisNexis™/John R. Johnson Academic & Library Solutions Scholarship is awarded to a
library school graduate with meaningful law library experience, who is pursuing a degree in an
accredited law school with the intention of having a career in law librarianship and has no more than
36 semester (54 quarter) credit hours remaining before qualifying for the degree. Preference will be
given to individuals who have demonstrated an interest in government documents. Evidence of
financial need must be submitted. http://www.aallnet.org/services/sch_connolly.pdf
Contact: American Association of Law Librarians, Ms. Hannah Phelps, Membership Services
Coordinator, American Association of Law Libraries, 105 W. Adams Street, Ste 3300, Chicago, IL
Phone: (312) 205-8022; Fax: (312) 431-1097; Email: [email protected]
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN
Fellowship is restricted to women of color. Award stipends of up to $5-000 - $18,000 to women in
select professional fields that are entering their final year of study.
If you cannot download the application or would prefer to have a hard copy mailed to you, call
60, e-mail [email protected] or write to: AAUW Fellowships & Grants, 101 ACT Drive, PO Box 4030, Iowa
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN – BEAVER VALLEY BRANCH
The Effie Solomon Memorial Scholarship is open to female students who are enrolled in an
accredited law school and who have completed at least one year of law school in good standing.
Preference shall be given to Beaver County Residents.
Contact: Martha Hegner, (724)843-6861, [email protected]
AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION
The Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund encourages racial and ethnic minority students to apply to
provide financial assistance to ensure that these students have the opportunity to
attend law school for three years.
$5000 awarded per student per year with the possibility of an award each year of law school.
Contact: Office of the Fund for Justice and Education at 312-988-5415. http://www.abanet.org/fje
AMERICAN BAR FOUNDATION PROGRAM
The American Bar Foundation is committed to developing the next generation of scholars in the field of
law and social science. Since 1987 the Foundation has supported the dissertation research of a
diverse group of graduate students from all social science disciplines and in 1996 added a
postdoctoral component to its fellowship program. The purpose of the ABF fellowships is to encourage
original and significant research on law, the legal profession, and legal institutions.
Contact: Amanda Ehrhardt, Administrative Associate for Academic Affairs & Research Administration,
988-6517, [email protected]
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF COMPOSERS, AUTHORS AND PUBLISHERS
The ASCAP Found provides Awards to emerging composers and songwriters and Recognition to
honor the achievements of established composers and songwriters.
Contact: ASCAP, One Lincoln Plaza, New York, New York 10023, 212621-6280; [email protected]
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR JUSTICE
Various scholarships available for students who are members of the American Association for Justice.
More information found on their website:
Alia Herrera Memorial Scholarship
The Alia Herrera Memorial Scholarship, in the amount of $3,000, is open to law students who are
their second or third year of law school, or having the equivalent of one year to complete.
Trial Advocacy Scholarship
The Trial Advocacy Scholarship, in the amount of $2,500, is open to all second and third-year AAJ Law
Sponsored by Ira Leesfield and AAJ, this scholarship has been established to award $2,500 to a law
student for attendance at AAJ’s Annual Convention.
Richard D. Hailey Scholarships
Sponsored by the Association of Trial Lawyers of America's Minority Caucus, up to six $1,000
scholarships will be awarded. These scholarships are open to all first-and second-year African
American, Hispanic, Asian American, Native American and Bi-Racial AAJ Law Student Members.
Mike Eidson Scholarship
Established by the AAJ Women for Justice Education Fund in 2008, awards $5,000 annually to a
student entering her third year of law school (the student can be enrolled in a three-year day program
or four-year night program) who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a trial lawyer.
Contact: [email protected] or (202)965-3500
ASSOCIATION OF BLACK WOMEN LAWYERS OF NJ
Contact: Association of Black Women Lawyers of New Jersey, Inc., P.O. Box 22524, Trenton, NJ
08607, [email protected]
ATLANTIC COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION
Awards to students who are Atlantic County residents and demonstrate academic ability, financial
need, leadership potential and character. Amounts vary.
Contact: Atlantic County Bar Association, 1201 Bacharach Blvd., Atlantic City, NJ 08401;
ATTORNEY – CPA FOUNDATION – 9/24/2010 SCHOLARSHIP IS DOWN
Ten Scholarships will be awarded.
2 - $1,000 Scholarships
4 - $500 Scholarships
4 - $250 Scholarships
Criteria: Student graduating law school, Commitment to the profession of accounting as evidenced by
a CPA certificate, outstanding academic performance.
Contact: Attorney-CPA Foundation at (800)CPA-ATTY (800)272-2889.
RICHARD L. BARBOUR, JR. SCHOLARSHIP FUND
$5,000 award available for entering and current law students who are New Jersey residents and have
demonstrated a desire to pursue a career as a prosecuting attorney.
Contact: Rocco Minervino, Burlington County Prosecutor's Office, 49 Rancocas Road, Mt. Holly, NJ
265-5035, [email protected] or [email protected]
BARRISTERS’ ASSOCIATION OF PHILADELPHIA
Since 1976, in honor of significant contribution of Black attorneys dedicated to the pursuit of
excellence, justice, equal opportunity, and positive change, the Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia
has held an annual dinner to celebrate up-and-coming law students, practicing attorneys and jurists
who embody professionalism, dedication to the profession, and a commitment to the Black
Philadelphia legal community and public communities.
The following information should be submitted in one (1) package
(1) A statement from the applicant’s financial aid officer, indicating that he/she is receiving
OR a statement which outlines the manner in which the applicant finances his/her education;
(2) A statement of the applicant’s community service and activities, excluding activities which are
required for law
(3) A recent recommendation from a professor, supervisor or other person who personally oversees
the applicant’s work, demonstrating the applicant’s qualities, skills and abilities;
(4) A copy of the applicant’s law school transcript. First-year law students must also include a copy of
their college transcript;
(5) A copy of the applicant’s most recent resume with a telephone number (facsimile number and email address, if applicable) where the applicant can be reached.
Contact: Scholarship Committee of the Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia, Inc. Rawle &
Henderson, LLP, The Widener Building, One South Penn Square, Philadelphia, PA 19107. Brief
interviews will be scheduled shortly thereafter. [email protected]
BLACKMUN, HARRY A. SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION, INC.
Scholarships awarded to law students based on academic achievement, financial need and potential
for making a contribution to society and the legal profession.
Contact: Harry A. Blackmun Foundation, 118 West Mulberry Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-3600.
McDaniel (410) 685-3813.
BLACK WOMEN LAWYERS ASSOCIATION
Applications accepted from 2nd & 3rd yr. black women students.
Contact: C/O Scholarship Selection Committee, 3870 Crenshaw Boulevard, Suite 818, Los Angeles,
CA 90027 (213) 617-6121 or (909) 387-8924.
LOUIS D. BRANDEIS LAW SOCIETY FOUNDATION
The Louis D. Brandeis Law Society Foundation is proud to sponsor the following three scholarship
opportunities for interested law students:
JUDGE ABRAHAM J. GAFNI AWARD
The Judge Abraham J. Gafni Award is a $1,000 cash prize given to a second or third year Jewish law
student at a Philadelphia area law school who has demonstrated an interest and involvement in
Religion, Law, or Ethics.
JUDGE SANDRA MAZER MOSS AWARD
The Judge Sandra Mazer Moss Award is a $1,000 cash prize given to a single parent law student (of
any religion or creed) at a Philadelphia area law school who strives for personal achievement, success
excellence in the law.
MAYER HORWITZ SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
The Mayer Horwitz Scholarship Award is a $1,000 cash prize given to a Jewish law student at a
Philadelphia area law school who has demonstrated an interest and involvement in community service.
BRANDEIS LAW SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
The Brandeis Law Society Scholarship Award is a $1,000 cash prize given to a Jewish 2L or 3L law
student member of the Brandeis Law Society or one of its affiliated Jewish law student associations,
demonstrated an interest in public service, shown outstanding academic and professional
achievements, and promise for future excellence.
Contact: Brandeis Law Society Foundation, c/o Mitchell H. Klevan, Esq., 1515 Market Street, Suite
1360, Philadelphia, PA 19102. (215) 568-4980
BROWN, JOHN R. SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION
This award recognizes excellence in legal writing. Any law student currently enrolled in an accredited
law school in the United States seeking a J.D. or LL.B degree is eligible. To apply students must
submit a legal writing sample and letter of recommendation. Stipend: $10,000.
Contact: The Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation c/o Kenneth G. Engerrand, Brown Sims
Floor, 1177 West Loop South, Houston, Texas 77027-9007, (713)629-1580
BUCKFIRE & BUCKFIRE
The Law School Diversity Scholarship is $2,000.00 and will be awarded to a student who is currently
attending an accredited law school, who is either a member of an ethnic or racial minority or
demonstrates commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career.
BURLINGTON COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION
Scholarship is awarded to a resident of Burlington County attending law school. Eligibility determined
by need and academic merit.
Contact: BCBA, 45 Grant Street, Mount Holly, NJ 08060.
BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL WOMEN'S FOUNDATION
The BPW Foundation created the Career Advancement Scholarship Program to award financial
assistance to disadvantaged women who want to further their education. Scholarships are provided to
women who wish to advance in their career, or will soon enter or re-enter the workforce.
FEMALE APPLICANTS MUST:
-Be 25 years of age or older on May 2, 2006 and a U.S. citizen
-Demonstrate critical need for financial assistance
-Demonstrate clear career plans
-Be officially accepted into a program or course of study in an accredited institution in the U.S., Puerto
Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands
-Graduate within 12 to 24 months from the date of grant
Contact: [email protected]; (202)293-1100 M-F 9AM to 5PM EST, excluding holidays
BYRON HANKE FELLOWSHIP FOR GRADUATE RESEARCH ON COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
Available to graduate/law students working on topics related to community associations. Fellows are
expected to prepare a research project on community associations.
Award: between $2,000 - $4,000
Contact: Submissions should be sent directly to the Foundation for Community Association Research
Arlington Boulevard, Suite 500, Falls Church, VA 22042, (888) 224-4321 or [email protected]
CAMDEN COUNTY BAR FOUNDATION
All scholarships have awards of $1,000 and are based upon scholastic achievement and financial
need. Please contact the above address for the following scholarships.
BENJAMIN ASBELL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
Two scholarship awards of $1,000 each. One of the awards is restricted to a day or evening student at
Rutgers-Camden School of Law who is a resident of South Jersey, and is not a first year student.
Applicants also must demonstrate genuine financial need; scholastic ability; a commitment to practice
law and reside in the Camden County area, as well as a history or desire to work in the areas of law
enforcement and/or the administration of justice. The second of the awards is given to a student at any
of the following law schools: Rutgers-Camden, Rutgers-Newark, Seton Hall, Penn, Temple, Villanova,
DuBOIS BROTHERS SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
An annual scholarship of $1,000 to be given to a student of any Delaware Valley law school.
must show a bona fide intention to practice law in South Jersey as well as exhibit professionalism and
high character in their personal and academic lives. Applicants also should demonstrate genuine
HAROLD AND HARRIET PLUM MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
An annual scholarship of $1,000 to be given to a student of any accredited law school. Applicants
demonstrate scholastic achievement as well as genuine financial need.
DANIEL B. TOLL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
An annual scholarship of $1,000 to be given to a law student who is not in his or her final year of study.
Applicants should demonstrate genuine financial need, be a resident of South Jersey, preferably in
Camden County, and who has shown a commitment to the area in charitable, humanitarian and
community service activities.
Contact: Executive Director, Camden County Bar Foundation, 1040 N. Kings Highway, Suite 201,
Cherry Hill, NJ
08034, (609) 964-3420.
CATHOLIC NEGRO SCHOLARSHIP FUND – Down as of 10/2012
Provides financial assistance to Black Americans interested in pursuing post-secondary education.
The amount of the award varies for the duration of one year. Amount: $300
Contact: Catholic Scholarships for Negroes, 254 Union Street, Springfield, MA 01103
CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS
Offers appointments as Congressional Fellows to students in the process of completing graduate
degree requirements. The appointments are in Washington and last from nine to twelve months.
Contact: CBC, 1720 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20036, [email protected],
CONGRESSIONAL HISPANIC CAUCUS
Offers Latino students hands on experience in the function and operation of the American
governmental system. Nine months appointments in Washington, DC, are available to recent master’s
or higher degree graduates.
Contact: CHC, 504 C Street, NE, Washington, D.C. 20002. 202 543-1771
CONNECTICUT STUDENT LOAN FOUNDATION
This loan program is available to Connecticut residents. Graduate students may borrow up to $5,000
for an academic yr. Must not be in default on any student loans, or owe a refund on any grant, and
must be making satisfactory academic progress.
Contact: CSLF Student Loan Foundation, 525 Brook Street, P. O. Box 1009, Rocky Hill, CT 06071, 1800-237-9121
DARMER EQUALITY SCHOLARSHIP
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The M. Katherine Baird Dramer Equality Scholarship Fund was name in memory of the late M.
Katherine Baird Darmer, an activist, law professor, and champion of change for the LGBT community
in Orange County. The Fund, along with the Orange County Lavender Bar Association and the
Orange County Equality Coalition, will award one or more scholarships each year to academically
qualified law students who have demonstrated commitment to advancing equality for the lesbian, gay,
bisexual, and transgender community in Orange County.
Contact: Professor Francine Lipman, [email protected]
DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY (SADIE T.M. ALEXANDER SCHOLARSHIP)
The Sadie T.M, Alexander Scholarship provides $1,000-$2,000 to dues-paying members of Delta
Sigma Theta, Inc. who have shown meritorious achievement. Non-members may also be considered.
Contact: 1707 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20009. (202) 986-2400.
DONALD W. BANNER DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP FOR LAW STUDENTS
A $5,000 scholarship for the fall semester of second and third year of law school, sponsored by Banner &
Witcoff, Ltd: Intellectual property Law. Applicants should demonstrate academic merit, commitment to
the pursuit of IP law, and be a member of a historically underrepresented group in IP law (including
race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and disability). Deadline is January 6, 2014. More
information and the scholarship application can be found at
Contact: Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship, c/o Christopher Hummel, Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.,
1100 13 Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005
EARL WARREN LEGAL TRAINING PROGRAM
The Earl Warren Legal Training Program Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation to expand assistance to
African- American law students dedicated to civil rights and public interest work and to increase the
number of African- American law students and attorneys. Scholarships awarded to African American
students entering law school, based upon financial need, merit and interest in civil rights litigation.
Earl Warren Civil Rights Training Scholarships
Warren Scholarships are awarded to candidates with exceptional academic records who are citizens
permanent residents of the United States and are dedicated to civil rights and public interest work.
Applicants for Warren Scholarships must be able to demonstrate a history of outstanding community
service, and a well-defined interest in civil rights through their academic records, test scores and
personal essays. Warren Scholarship recipients must be of excellent character and must have a
verifiable record of community and school involvement that reveals a clear capacity to work well in
diverse settings. Moreover, s/he must provide strong recommendations from teachers, community
representatives, or employers.
Contact: The Earl Warren Legal Training Program, Inc., 99 Hudson Street, Suite1600, New York, NY
10013, (212)219-1600, [email protected]
ELK COUNTY COMMUINITY FOUNDATION
The Greiner/Roof Law Scholarship, held at the Elk County Community Foundation, is available for
students who have graduated from high school in Elk or Cameron County, PA, and currently enrolled in
an accredited law school.
Contact: Paula Fritz Eddy, 111 Erie Avenue, P.O. Box 934 – St. Mary’s, PA 15857, (814)834-2125,
ERIE COUNTY BAR FOUNDATION, INC
Chief Justice Samuel J. Roberts Scholarship-Scholarship for a student entering his/her 1 year of law
school who is a resident of Erie, PA, attending an ABA accredited law school. Scholarships are also
available to 2 and 3 year students who are residents of Erie, PA, attending an ABA accredited law
Contact: Erie County Bar Foundation, 302 West 9 th Street, Erie PA 16502, (814) 459-3111.
ESSEX COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION
Contact: Essex County Bar Association, 36 Federal Street, Salem, Massachusetts 01970, Phone:
978.741.7888, Fax: 978.741.1348, E-Mail: [email protected]
ESSEX COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION - NEWARK
The Essex County Bar Association (ECBA) and its Committee on the Rights of Persons with
Disabilities, in conjunction with the Hon. Vincent J. Biunno Memorial Fund, is pleased to announce the
Biunno Scholarship Program. The scholarships are designed to offer financial assistance to persons
with disabilities who are currently attending law school. Applicants must be residents of New Jersey
and have attained a 3.0 or equivalent GPA in law school. Preference will be given to applicants
seeking a career in the field of advocacy for persons with disabilities.
Contact: Essex County Bar Association, Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Historic
Rm B-01, 470 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Newark, NJ 07102 or (973) 622-6207,
Merit and need based scholarships are available for second and third year law students for $2,500$10,000. Applications can be found at http://www.fcba.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/2014-LawSchool-Scholarship-Application-FINAL-2014.pdf.
Contact: Kerry Loughney, FCBA Foundation, 1020 19 Street, NW, Suite 325, Washington DC, 20036
or [email protected]
FEINMAN, SAMUEL F. AND SARA G. FUND
This fund was developed to assist talented men and women in pursuing their legal or medical
education. The fund provides an interest-free loan to students based on scholarship and need. It is a
requirement of this fund that loan repayments begin within five years after graduation.
Contact: Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, 2100 Arch Street, 6th Floor, Philadelphia, PA
19103, (215) 832- 0519, [email protected]
FINNEGAN HENDERSON DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP
In 2003, we established the Finnegan Henderson Diversity Scholarship, which is open to application
by persons of a minority heritage attending top law schools around the nation. The Scholarship award
of $15,000 may be applied to costs associated with normal tuition; usual fees (such as, but not limited
to, student activity fees; law school or university fees, and administrative fees); and a patent bar review
course. The scholarship recipient will also join the firm as a 2011 summer associate in one of its
domestic offices (Atlanta, GA; Cambridge, MA; Palo Alto, CA; Reston, VA; or Washington, DC).
Contact: Finnegan Henderson Diversity Scholarship, c/o Suzanne Gentes, Director of Professional
Recruitment & Development , Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
901 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001-4413, [email protected]
FOOD AND DRUG LAW INSTITUTE
The H. Thomas Austern Writing Award was established to encourage students to take an interest in
the areas of law that effect food, drugs, cosmetics, medical devices and biotechnology. 1 Place:
$4000, 2 Place: $1000
Contact: Sara Sidransky, The Food and Drug Law Institute, 1155 15 Street, N.W. Suite 800,
Washington, DC 20005 (800) 956-6293, [email protected] or (202)371-1420, [email protected]
FOREIGN LANGUAGE & AREA STUDIES (FLAS) FELLOWSHIPS
Penn Law invites applications from J.D. students for Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowships
(FLAS) Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, be admitted to or enrolled full time in
Penn Law, and have research or career plans that require the use of an African, East Asian, Middle
Eastern or South Asian language.
Law School student FLAS Fellows will receive $18,000 toward tuition and a $15,000 stipend. Law
Summer LAS Fellows will receive $5,000 toward tuition and fees plus a $2500 stipend.
For further information, please contact one of the Centers that administer the FLAS Fellowship:
Dr. Ali Dinar, Associate Director, African Studies Center at [email protected] or 215-898-6610.
Paula Roberts, Associate Director, Center for East Asian Studies, at [email protected] or 215573-4204. Jinhee Song, Assistant Director, Middle East Center, at [email protected] or 215898-4690.
Jody Chavez, Associate Director, South Asia Center, at [email protected] or 215-898-7475.
FOX, HOWARD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The purpose of the fund is to provide scholarships to deserving Berks County residents entering their
second year at an accredited law school, who demonstrate financial need, without discrimination to
color, race, national origin or religion. No descendants of Leonard Quittner or M. Robert Ullman may
be scholarship recipients. Deadline: April 1st
Contact: Berks County Community Foundation, P.O. Box 212, Reading, PA 19603-0212, Phone: 610685-2223 (BCCF), Fax: 610-685-2240, E-mail: [email protected]
FREDRIKSON & BYRON FOUNDATION
The Fredrikson & Byron Foundation Minority Scholarship Program sponsors educational opportunities
for law students of diverse backgrounds. Students who are awarded a scholarship through this
program are also invited to become summer associates.
Contact: Fredrikson & Byron, P.A., ATTN: Greta M. Larson200 South Sixth Street, Suite 4000,
Minneapolis, MN 55402-1425
GOLDMAN, WILLIAM FOUNDATION
The William Goldman Foundation provides a partial scholarship program for graduate and/or medical
students. Contact: William Goldman Foundation, 42 South 15 th Street, Suite 1116, Philadelphia, PA
19102, (215) 568-0411
The United Methodist Scholarship and Loan Programs are a church wide educational service providing
scholarships and loans to help supplement the financial needs of today's students who are born of
Hispanic, Asian, Native American, or Pacific Island parentage (at least one parent). Student must also
be full and active member of
for at least 3 years, have a GPA of 2.85+, and have plans to
prepare for leadership in the
C and in their HANA community.
Contact: HANA, Scholarships, Office of Loans and Scholarships, Board of Education and Ministry,
P.O. Box 871, Nashville, TN 37202.
HANEMAN, VINCENT S. – PERSKIE, JOSEPH B. MEMORIAL FOUNDATION
Awards scholarships to resident of Atlantic County for one year prior to application. Award is based on
academic ability, financial need, leadership potential, and character.
Contact: Haneman-Perskie Scholarship Foundation, c/o: Atlantic County Bar Association, 1201
Bacharach Blvd. Atlantic City, NJ 08401, (609)345-3444.
HISPANIC LAWYERS SCHOLARSHIP FUND OF IL
The HLSF of Illinois provides scholarships and fellowships to deserving Hispanic law students.
Contact: 321 Plymouth Court, Suite 600, Chicago, IL 60604, Joseph Torres by email
[email protected] or at (312) 558-7334.
HISPANIC NATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Recipients will be selected based on cumulative undergraduate grade point average for those students
who are enrolled in law school, but who have not yet completed a semester (or term) of law school,
and for current law students, their law school grade point average, class rank, and educational
institution’s national ranking among law schools. In addition, demonstrated financial need will be
additional criteria in selecting scholarship recipients.
Contact: Selection Committee, National Hispanic Scholarship Fund, 1900 L St, NW, Suite 700,
HISPANIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund was founded in 1975 to help Hispanic-American college students
complete their education. The scholarships are available on a competitive basis for community college,
four-year college, and graduate students of Hispanic heritage. Awards generally range from $1000 to
Contact: Hispanic Scholarship Fund, 55 Second Street, Suite 1500, San Francisco, CA 94105, 1-877HSF-INFO (toll-free), [email protected]
HISPANIC WOMEN'S COUNCIL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Provides academic scholarships and mentorship to Hispanic women who are residents of New Mexico,
offers scholarships to help Hispanic Women who are working to complete degrees, licenses, or
programs of study, intended for continuing undergraduate and graduate students (the more hours the
better) currently admitted at the University of New Mexico (UNM) or Central New Mexico Community
College (CNM). Scholarships are awarded on the basis of the strength of the applicant’s personal
statement and the potential to succeed based on letters of reference. Successful awardees will be
considered for scholarship renewal.
Contact: Historic Women’s Council, PO Box 27271, Albuquerque, NM 87125, [email protected]
HOWARD FOX MEMORIAL LAW
COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION
Scholarships for Berks County residents entering their second year at an accredited law school.
Applications accepted between January 15 and April 1
Contact: Berks County Bar Association, 544-546 Court Street, P.O. Box 1058, Reading, PA 196031058 (610)375-4591
HUBERT H. HUMPHREY DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP
In Arms Control, Nonproliferation and Disarmament, this fellowship is available to JD candidates
preparing to enter their 3rd year of law school for a dissertation or JD research proposal in arms
control, nonproliferation and disarmament issues.
Contact: Hubert H. Humphrey Doctoral Fellowship Program, U. S. Department of State, Bureau of
Verification & Compliance, 2201 C Street NW, Room 4930, Washington, DC 20520 (202) 647-4153
HUDSON COUNTY BAR FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
All applicants must be residents of Hudson County. Application can be found in the Law School
IRANIAN AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION
The Iranian American Bar Association is proud to announce it is collection applications for the law
student scholarship. To be eligible, the applicant must 1) be accepted or enrolled in a full-time (3Ls
& LLMs are eligible) accredited U.S. law school, 2) have demonstrated a commitment to the
advancement of the Iranian-American community, and 3) be of Iranian heritage.
Contact: Iranian American Bar Association – National, 5185 MacArthur Boulevard, NW, Suite 624,
Washington, DC 200016
JEWISH FEDERATION OF GREATER PHILADELPHIA
The Samuel F. & Sara G. Feinman Fund provides an interest-free loan to medical and law school
students based on financial need.
The Ida Foreman Fleisher Fund provides scholarships for the purpose of permitting women,
preferably Jewish, to pursue a graduate degree.
Frequently Asked Questions Page
Contact: Shannon Greenstein, (215)832-0892, [email protected]
KERN COUNTY WOMEN LAWYERS FOUNDATION
Kern County Women Lawyers Foundation
The Kern County Women Lawyers Association (KCWLA) of Bakersfield, California is an organization
that supports and promotes women in the profession as well as issues of gender, diversity and
equality. The KCWLA, through its Foundation, the Kern County Women Lawyers Foundation, awards
scholarships to both female and male law school students, each year, in May or June. In order to
receive a scholarship, the applicant law students must have ties to Kern County, California, have
financial need and/or hardship and have good academic standing and scholarship. The Foundation is
very interested in candidates who have interests and experiences concerning issues facing the
profession and, in particular, those issues important to women. Each year our organization awards at
least one scholarship for second, third or fourth year law students. The scholarship award may be
anywhere from $250.00 to $3,000.00.
Contact: Cynthia C. Norris, P.O. Box 2702, Bakersfield, CA 94403. (661)868-2739
LANG MERIT SCHOLARSHIP
Open to first year or entering law students who are from the following counties in California: Kern,
Tulare, Fresno, Kings, Madera, Merced, Mariposa, Stanislaus, San Joaquin, Tuolumne, or Calaveras.
Application s must be postmarked May 1. http://www.lrplaw.net/careers/frank-h-lang-merit-scholarship/
LATIN BUSINESS FOUNDATION
Open to Hispanic California residents who are pursuing undergraduate or graduate studies in business
and have applied for other aid prior to contacting the foundation.
Contact: Martha Granados, P.O. Box 63337, Los Angeles, CA 90063-0337. (323) 269-0751
LAX SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The Lax Scholarship Fund was established in 1994 by the late entrepreneur and inventor Jonathan R.
Lax for the express purpose of encouraging gay men to obtain additional education, aspire to positions
in which they contribute to society, be open about their sexual preference, and act as role models for
other gay men with similar potential.
Tuition scholarships are awarded either in the sum of $20,000 (at least one per year) or $5,000
(multiple awards) and are for men from the five country Philadelphia region (Bucks, Chester, Delaware,
Montgomery and Philadelphia counties) attending accredited colleges, graduate or professional
schools anywhere, or men attending such schools within the Philadelphia region.
Contact: Bread and Roses Community Fund, 1500 Walnut Street, Suite 1305, Philadelphia PA 19102,
(215) 7311107, ext 204, [email protected]
LEAGUE OF UNITED LATIN AMERICAN CITIZENS
The LULAC National Scholarship Fund (LNSF) was established in 1975 to provide scholarships to
attending colleges and universities. Under the LNSF program, local LULAC
Councils, in partnership with local and national businesses, award scholarships to students in their
communities. LNSF is administered by the LULAC National Educational Service Centers, Inc., a nonprofit educational organization established by LULAC to provide educational programs for Hispanics
and other youth.
Contact: LULAC, 2000 L Street, NW, Suite 610, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 835-9646,
LEBANON COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION
Awarded to full-time law school students who are residents of Lebanon County. The applicant must
submit a transcript for their last academic year.
Contact: 1601 Cornwall Road, Lebanon, PA 17042. (717) 273-3733.
LEOPOLD SCHEPP FOUNDATION
The Foundation grants approximately 200 individual financial-need based awards each year to
undergraduate and graduate students. Applicants must either be currently enrolled or must have
completed one year of undergraduate work at an accredited college or university. High school seniors
are not eligible to apply. Award: up to $8500
Contact: Leopold Schepp Foundation, 551 Fifth Ave-Suite 3000, New York, NY 10176, (212) 6920191.
LEGAL DEFENSE AND EDUCATION FUND
Awards scholarships to Hispanic law students. based on academic achievements, extracurricular
achievements, professional objectives, career goals, community involvement, and financial need.
Contact: Director, MALDEF Law School Scholarship Program, 607 South Spring Street, Los Angeles,
CA 90014, (213) 629-2512.
MILBANK DIVERSITY SCHOLARS PROGRAM
The Milbank program, awards law school students with a salaried summer associate position during
and a $50,000 scholarship. ($25,000 will be distributed during the students’ third year
of law school, and a payment of the additional $25,000 will be awarded contingent upon receipt and
acceptance of an offer of permanent employment and commencement of full-time employment with
Contact: Salila Yohn, One Chase Manhattan Plaza, New York, NY 10005, (212)530-5316,
MINORITY CORPORATE COUNSEL ASSOCIATION
Successful applicants to the scholarship program, who are reviewed by its Selection Committee, will
be outstanding individuals who have been accepted to an accredited U.S. law school, and have
demonstrated leadership and an interest in and commitment to diversity. Award: $1000.
Contact: Alice Sykes, Scholarships & Grants Administration, UNCF (703)205-3514,
MONMOUTH BAR FOUNDATION
Awards scholarships to residents of Monmouth County. Must demonstrate financial need, and
interview required by their scholarship committee.
Contact: Tracey A. Settipane, Monmouth County Court House, 71 Monument Park, Freehold, NJ
07728 (732)4315544, [email protected]
NAACP NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS SCHOLARSHIPS FUND
The Agnes Jones Jackson Scholarship fund awards up to $2,500. Must be a NAACP member and not
have reached age of 25. Deadline: March 31
Contact: Education Department, 4805 Mount Hope Drive, Baltimore, MD 21215, (410)580-5760,
NATION INSTITUTE – ROBERT MASUR FELLOWSHIP IN CIVIL LIBERTIES
Open to first-year law students who intend to carry out significant activities during the summer in the
areas of civil rights and/or civil liberties.
Contact: The Nation Institute, 33 Irving Place, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10003, (212)209-5447,
NATIONAL ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION
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. Since
1995, the first year in which Foundation Scholarships were granted, 53 students have received
scholarships totaling over
$90,000. *Multiple scholarships available: see web page*
Contact: The NAPABA Law Foundation, 733 15th Street, N.W., Suite 315, Washington, D.C. 20005,
[email protected] or Priya Bose, (202)775-9555, [email protected]
NATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION
Offers scholarships and other financial assistance to minority students.
Contact: NBA, 1225 11th Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20001. (202) 842-3900.
NATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION WOMEN LAWYERS DIVISION
Awards a $500 scholarship to one first or second year African-American female at each of the five
area law schools.
Contact: NBA Women Lawyers Division, Philadelphia Chapter, P.O. BOX 58004, Philadelphia, PA
19102-8004, [email protected] or [email protected]
NATIONAL BLACK LAW STUDENTS ASSOCIATION
Sandy Brown Memorial Scholarship
Executive Board of the National Black Law Students Association is pleased to announce the annual
Brown Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is named after the late Sandy Brown, a past NBLSA
regional director who diligently led the Western Region during her tenure as a NBLSA officer.
Applicants must currently be in their first or second year of law school.
NBLSA Outstanding Student Leader Scholarship
The Executive Board of the National Black Law Students Association is pleased to announce the
annual Outstanding Student Leader Award. The purpose of this award is to recognize the NBLSA
member who has excelled academically, in addition to being active in their BLSA chapter and
community. Applicants must be first, second, or third year law students.
Rodney Pulliam Memorial Scholarship
The Executive Board is proud to announce The Rodney Pulliam Memorial Scholarship. This
in honor of our past National Chair, Rodney Pulliam, who served as for the 1998 –1999 academic
year. Mr. Pulliam was an inspiration to all who knew him in his service as a minister, husband, father,
community activist, community servant and attorney. Applicants must be a 3 or 4 year law student
graduating Spring 2012.
Contact: National Black Law Students Association, 1225 11 Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001,
(202)618-2572, [email protected]
NEW JERSEY HISPANIC BAR FOUNDATION
The students who will be eligible to receive a scholarship from the Foundation are those financially
underprivileged Hispanic Americans (at least one parent must be of Hispanic descent) who are
residents of the State of New Jersey and who have succeeded in completing at least one year of law
school at an American Bar Association approved law school in the United States. Award: Up to $3,000
Contact: J. Andres Mayor, NJHBF, P.O. 2325, Princeton, New Jersey 08543, [email protected]
Pennsylvania Bar Foundation James W. Stoudt Memorial Scholarship Program
The James W. Stoudt Memorial Scholarship Program provides Pennsylvania residents in their second
year of law school with two scholarships opportunities: one general and one specifically designated for
historically under- represented ethnic minority students (African-American; Hispanic American; and
Native American). The total number of scholarships has been reduced to eight (four general; four
minority), but the amount of each award has doubled to $3,000.
As reflected in the attached information packet and scholarship application, the eligibility requirements
are relatively unchanged. Applicants must confirm:
-Pennsylvania residency - as evidenced by a copy of driver’s license or voter registration;
-Second year in a three-year program or third year in a part-time program as confirmed by an unofficial
-Good standing and academic achievement as evidenced by an unofficial transcript;
-Financial need - as certified by the law school's Financial Aid Office; and
-Membership in the Pennsylvania Bar Association Law Student Division which is free for electronic
Additionally, 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 are also required.
Contact: 100 South Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101, (717)213-2501, [email protected]
Samuel J. Goldstein, Esquire, Scholarship Fund is for students from Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver,
Butler, Washington or Westmoreland counties, demonstrate financial need, show academic promise,
be of the Jewish faith and maintain good grades. This fund was created to benefit students who are
planning to attend or already attend law school in Pennsylvania; the average scholarship amount is
Contact: Deborah Turner, The Pittsburgh Foundation, [email protected], 412-394-2649; E-mail is
PUERTO RICAN LEGAL DEFENSE AND EDUCATION FUND
Scholarships available for Latino students who demonstrate financial need, are in good academic
standing, have a commitment for service to the Latino community or with a background of community
Contact: PRLDEF, 99 Hudson Street, 14th Floor. New York, NY 10013, (212) 739-7497.
RHODE ISLAND BAR FOUNDATION
The Rhode Island Bar Foundation will be accepting applications for the Thomas F. Black, Jr. Memorial
Scholarship of the Rhode Island Bar Foundation for the academic year. The scholarship is a one year,
non-renewable award, for full-time students who are Rhode Island residents who will be entering their
first year of law school.
in the amount of $15,000.00 will be awarded.
Contact: Rhode Island Bar Foundation, 115 Cedar Street, Providence, RI 02903, (401) 421-6541,
RUTH RABSTEIN SCHOLARSHIP, MERCER COUNTY WOMEN LAWYERS' CAUCUS
$1,500 scholarship awarded to eligible Mercer County woman based on her financial need, academic
achievement, ties to Mercer County and NJ and community service.
Contact: Anne Stefane, Mercer County Women Lawyers' Caucus, 194 North Harrison Street,
Princeton, NJ 08540. (609)984-0231
RITTENHOUSE, OSCAR W. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Awarded by The County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey Foundation; $2500 scholarship
available for students who are a New Jersey resident and who has an interest in law enforcement.
Contact: Oscar W. Rittenhouse Memorial Scholarship, c/o Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow, Union
Prosecutor’s Office, 32 Rahway Avenue, Elizabeth, NJ 07202.
Grants are awarded to black residents of Colorado. The Sachs Foundation has a very limited
graduate grant program. Selection for a graduate grant is on a case by case basis by the Board of
Directors. Only current Sachs Foundation recipients who are receiving an undergraduate degree are
eligible for graduate grants. Selection is based on undergraduate performance. Need and
consideration of the applicant’s area of study and life goals are also taken into account. Award: $6,000
Contact: Sachs Foundation, 90 South Cascade Avenue, Suite 1410, Colorado Springs, CO 80903.
SALVI, SCHOSTOK & PRITCHARD P.C.
The law firm of Salvi, Schostok & Pritharrd P.C. is offering eight scholarships through an essay
contest. Topics focus on nursing home abuse and negligence, distracted driving, and failure to
diagnose patients in hospitals and clinics. Submissions are accepted until June 9. Prizes up to $2,500.
More information can be found at http://www.salvilaw.com/law-school-scholarship-essay-contest/
Contact: Nik Donovic, [email protected]
SAVANNAH BAR ASSOCIATION
The Judge Phyllis Kravitch Scholarship is established by the Savannah Bar Association in tribute to
this outstanding community leader known for character, integrity, and compassion. Awarded to a
second or third-year law school student from Chatham County, GA.
Contact: 7393 Hodgson Memorial Drive, Suite 204, Savannah, GA 31406
SAVANNAH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
There are many scholarships available for law students from the Savannah, GA area. Check website
for specific details on each scholarship opportunity.
Contact: The Savannah Community Foundation, Inc., 7393 Hodgson Memorial Drive, Suite 204,
31406. (912) 921-7700, [email protected]
SOCIETY OF WOMEN ENVIRONMENTAL PROFESSIONALS OF GREATER PHILADELPHIA
The Society of Women Environmental Professionals of Greater Philadelphia is offering two Touchtone
Award scholarships for women studying for environmental careers: one for an undergraduate student
($2,000), and one for a graduate student ($3,000).
Contact: Society of Women Environment Professionals of Greater Philadelphia, c/o Nicole Moshang,
Ave., Suite 500, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004, (267)226-9692, [email protected]
SOROS, PAUL AND DAISY FELLOWSHIP
The purpose of The Paul & 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 the donors
and their family. Each award is for up to $25,000 in maintenance grants and up to $20,000 in tuition
support for each year of graduate study supported, a total of as much as $90,000.
Contact: The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans , 400 West 59th Street , New York,
NY 10019 , Phone: (212)547-6926 Facsimile: (212)548-4623 , E-Mail: [email protected]
STALLER, NATHAN LAW SCHOLARSHIP
The purpose of the Foundation is to award scholarships to qualified law school students from the three
Southern New Jersey counties of Cape May, Atlantic and Cumberland on the basis of academic
achievement and financial need.
Contact: The Honorable Nathan C. Staller, Law Scholarship Foundation, Inc., c/o Cape May County
Association, Box 425, Cape May Court House, New Jersey 08210, (609)463-0313
STAMLER, JOHN H., MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Each scholarship is a one year grant in the amount of $2,500 paid directly to the recipient. Persons
may reapply for succeeding years. To be eligible, an applicant must be a New Jersey resident and a
sworn law enforcement officer seeking educational advancement on a college graduate level to
improve his or her effectiveness as a law enforcement officer.
Contact: The Honorable Nathan C. Staller Law Scholarship Foundation, Inc. c/o Prosecutor Theodore
J. Romankow, Union County Prosecutor’s Office, 32 Rahway Avenue, Elizabeth, NJ 07202, (609)3992411, [email protected]
TURNER, J.L. LEGAL ASSOCIATION
Each year, since 1982, the J.L. Turner Legal Association Foundation has awarded scholarships to law
students from or attending law school in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Funds from the Annual
Scholarship and Awards Banquet are used to fund the scholarships. Law students must have
successfully completed their first year of law school to be considered for a JLTLA Scholarship.
Contact: J.L Turner Legal Association, P.O. Box 134002, Dallas, Texas 75313, Oluwande Elam,
Staci Glenn, (972)820-9595, [email protected]
UDALL, MORRIS K. SCHOLARSHIP
The Foundation sponsored and implemented its first Native American Congressional Summer
Internship program in June 1996. In 2006, the Foundation expects to award 12 Internships on the
basis of merit to Native Americans and Alaska Natives who:
-Are college juniors or seniors, recent graduates from tribal or four-year colleges, or graduate or law
-Have demonstrated an interest in fields related to tribal public policy, such as tribal governance, tribal
law, Native American education, Native American health, Native American justice, natural resource
protection, and Native American economic development.
Contact: 130 South Scott Avenue, Tucson, Arizona 85701, Mia Ibarra, Program Manager, (520)9018564, [email protected]
Vinson & Elkins Diversity Fellowships
Diversity and inclusion are two of the core values which guide all that we do at Vinson & Elkins. Since
our success ultimately depends on developing exceptional legal talent, Vinson & Elkins is committed to
attracting and retaining the finest lawyers from all backgrounds and perspectives. To that end, Vinson
& Elkins is pleased to continue offering its Diversity Fellowship. The fellowship provides $7,000, in two
$3,500 installments, paid at the beginning of the second and third years of law school, to four first-year
law students from historically underrepresented groups in the legal profession. In addition, the
Diversity Fellows will be considered for the V&E summer associate program in the Austin, Dallas, or
Houston office during the summer after the recipients’ first year of law school.
Contact: 2200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20037, 1-202-639-6500
WASHINGTON D.C. STATE STUDENT INCENTIVE GRANT (SSIG)
Grants offered to D.C. residents for education beyond the high school level. Must have substantial
financial need and be in good academic standing.
Contact: State Student Incentive Grant Program, 2100 M.L.King, Jr. Avenue, S.E., Suite 401,
20020, (202) 727-3688.
WATERBURY BAR ASSOCIATION
Awards for residents of the Waterbury Judicial District who are in or entering into their final year of
study at an accredited law school. Awards: up to $1,500
Contact: Waterbury Bar Association, 678 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CT 06708, Phone: (203)5978089, Fax: (203)597-8004
WESTMORELAND BAR FOUNDATION
Awards for residents of Westmoreland County, PA.
Contact: Diane Krivoniak, (724)834-6730
YORK COUNTY BAR FOUNDATION
The Richard P. Noll Scholarship is reserved for needy law students from the Greater York, PA, area.
Contact: Amy L. Nelson, Esq., (717)843-8766, [email protected]
YOUTH OPPORTUNITIES FOUNDATION
Awarded to students from California. Amounts vary.
Contact: Felix Castro, Youth Opportunities Foundation, PO Box 45762, Los Angeles, CA 90045,
Interns will have an opportunity to work with several attorneys on case development and litigation.
Students may draft pleadings, briefs, and other legal documents; do legal research and prepare
memoranda; develop strategy and legal theories; gather evidence; and attend meetings with clients,
conferences with opposing counsel, and any court proceedings. Many different clerkships available.
Look at website for list of clerkships and information for each.
Contact: 203 Hoge Building, 705 Second Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104-1711, (206) 343-7340,