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External Scholarships

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The College of Law provides the following scholarship information as a courtesy to prospective and current students. These are external scholarships that are awarded and administered by outside organizations and are not controlled by the College of Law. Deadlines, scholarship amounts and application requirements can change rapidly and should be verified by directly contacting the scholarship sponsor. Any questions or requests for additional information should also be directed to the scholarship sponsor. Please check back for updates.

Students are also encouraged to explore the AccessLex Law School Scholarship Databank to view more potential scholarship opportunities.

Please note that scholarships reduce the amount of loan funding you are eligible for. If you receive an outside scholarship, you must notify the Office of Financial Aid.

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Albert Pick, Jr. Fund Law Student Scholarship Program: established to assist a first-year law student who is a long-term resident of Chicago studying at one of the selected law schools in the Chicago area (including DePaul). Contact (507) 931-0728. Closed $5,000 Visit Website
American Bar Association (ABA) Legal Opportunity Scholarship: is meant to encourage racial and ethnic minority students to apply to and attend law school. Awarded to 20 incoming diverse law students who have overcome adversity, proven themselves through academic success and public service, and demonstrated the tenacity to excel within the profession. Closed $15,000 Visit Website
American Intellectual Property Law Education Foundation Sidney B. Williams, Jr. Scholarship: intended for students from underrepresented minority groups entering or attending law school in the fall, with a demonstrated commitment to developing a career in intellectual property law. Closed $10,000/year Visit Website
BARBRI Law Preview One Lawyer Can Change the World Scholarship: each year, honors 10 future change agents who are heading to law school. All ten finalists will be rewarded with scholarships to help pay for the first year of law school. The award will be paid directly to his or her law school. You must be an incoming 1L student starting in the Fall of 2020 to apply. Closed Varies Visit Website
BARBRI joined with leading law schools, law firms, and bar associations to help students succeed in their first year. These sponsoring organizations will fund full scholarships for first year students to attend a summer BARBRI Law Preview workshop. The sessions are meant to provide information on how to prepare and what to expect in law school, with mentoring opportunities as well.  Varies Funds to Attend BARBRI Preview Summer Workshop Visit Website
Central Illinois Women's Bar Association Scholarship: awarded each year to a current or aspiring female law student from the central Illinois area. Closed $2,000 Visit Website
Federal Circuit Bar Association Charitable and Education Fund Scholarships: open to students (a) pursuing a JD degree, (b) enrolling for the upcoming academic year in any ABA accredited law school, (c) having financial need, and (d) showing a demonstrable interest in one of the many topics that lie within the procedure, substance, or scope of the jurisdiction of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Closed $5,000-$10,000 Visit Website
Grand Rapids Community Foundation Miller Johnson West Michigan Diversity Law School Scholarship: open to students of color (African American, Asian, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander) accepted to or presently attending an accredited law school within the U.S. with a permanent residence in Michigan. Closed $5,000 Visit Website
Jewish Vocational Services (JVS) Academic Scholarship: Educational scholarship funds from grants administered by the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago are available for Jewish college and graduate students. Closed $1,000-$4,000 (renewable) Visit Website
Joshua and Dorothy Williams Memorial Legal Education Scholarship (JTBF): This scholarship was launched by the parents of the Honorable Ann Claire Williams, who believed in the power of education and the doors it opens for those who follow behind. This scholarship is open to deserving future 1Ls in their final semester of college and who are enrolled in one of the 6 Chicago are law schools for Fall 2022. Must submit undergraduate transcripts and an essay on the reason for applying to law school. Closed $5,000 Visit Website
LMJ Scholarship: The LMJ Scholarship is a diversity pipeline program that seeks to nurture the academic and professional careers of outstanding law students. The scholarship is open to women and diverse students who have: been accepted to an ABA-accredited law school on a full-time basis; an outstanding or promising academic record; an interest in corporate law; demonstrated community service and leadership qualities; a financial need; and a commitment to diversity, inclusion and equity. Varies $10,000 Visit Website
Sidney B Williams Jr. Scholar Program: The Sidney B. Williams, Jr. Scholar Program, the Foundation’s Flagship DEI Initiative, Assists STEM-Educated Individuals from Underrepresented Racial and Ethnic Groups Seeking Admission to attend full time at an ABA-Accredited Law School to Explore a Career in Patent Law in the United States. The Scholar Program Offers Selected Scholars $30,000 Law School Tuition Grant Awards And Provides Financial And Non-Financial Assistance To Scholars During The Law School Admissions Process And Throughout Law School. Closed See Program Details Visit Website
Terry Bryant Law School Scholarship: The Terry Bryant Law School Scholarship is available to all future or current law school students, regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or disability. Applicants must have a cumulative college grade point average of at least 3.0 and must be currently attending or planning to enter a law school accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) or the Association of American Law Schools (AALS). Closed $2,500 Visit Website
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AAML Illinois Chapter William Stewart Boyd Scholarship for African American Law Students: The AAML Illinois Chapter named this scholarship to honor Judge Boyd, a widely respected jurist who has served for more than three decades as one of the few African American family law judges in the Cook County Circuit Court. Judge Boyd will help choose and then mentor the scholarship recipient. In addition, our Chapter will arrange an internship with a leading family-law firm.

 

Closed $5,000 Visit Website
American Association for Justice (AAJ) Minority Caucus Richard D. Hailey Scholarship: open to African American, Hispanic, Asian American, Native American, and Biracial law student members who are entering their first, second, or third year of law school. Closed $5,000 Visit Website
American Bar Association Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) LGBT Public Interest Scholarship Program will provide financial support to a first, second or third year law student, or recent law graduate to enable the student or recent law graduate to work in the LGBT public interest arena for the Summer and/or fall of 2019. Closed $5,000 Visit Website
American Bar Association (ABA) Legal Opportunity Scholarship: is meant to encourage racial and ethnic minority students to apply to and attend law school. Awarded to 20 incoming diverse law students who have overcome adversity, proven themselves through academic success and public service, and demonstrated the tenacity to excel within the profession. Closed $15,000/year Visit Website
American Intellectual Property Law Education Foundation Sidney B. Williams, Jr. Scholarship: intended for students from underrepresented minority groups entering or attending law school in the fall, with a demonstrated commitment to developing a career in intellectual property law. Closed $10,000/year Visit Website
Association on American Indian Affairs Scholarships: several scholarship opportunities available to students enrolled in a tribe from the Continental U.S. or Alaska who are enrolled full-time at an accredited institution of higher learning. Closed Varies Visit Website
Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship will award three (3) scholarships to diverse law students. Each recipient will be awarded $10,000 which will be paid during the student's third year of law school to help defray the cost of law school tuition and related expenses. Additionally, recipients will be awarded a salaried 2L Summer Associate position in one of our offices. Closed $10,000 Visit Website
Barbri Law Preview - Diversity Scholarship: five scholarships available for incoming 1L students from DePaul College of Law to attend Barbri's Law Preview program. Closed Varies Visit Website
Black Women Lawyers Association of Greater Chicago, Inc. Scholarships: BWLA recognizes the critical significance of ensuring the success of students of color and women during their legal education, throughout bar exam study, and in the competitive job market today. BWLA provides scholarships to deserving law students twice per year: once in the Fall in the form of book scholarships, and once in the Spring during the annual spring fundraiser. Closed $5,000 Visit Website
Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO) EDGE Pre-Law Scholarship: open to US citizens or permanent residents who plan to attend law school in the fall of 2019, have a minimum GPA of 2.7, are able to attend an ABA-approved law school at completion of program, and demonstrate financial need. Closed $2,500 Visit Website
Daniel R. Bacalis, P.C. Striving Solo Parent Scholarship: Attorney Bacalis often provides legal services to single parents, and he has come to appreciate the hard work and sacrifice that goes into raising children on your own. Starting in Fall 2022, Daniel R. Bacalis, P.C. is offering a scholarship of $1,000 each semester to a single parent who is returning to school to pursue a college degree. We hope that the Striving Solo Parent Scholarship allows single parents easier access to higher education. Closed $1,000 Visit Website
Defense Research Institute (DRI) Law Student Diversity Scholarship: open to rising second- and third-year African American, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American students. All rising second- and third-year female law students are also eligible, regardless of race or ethnicity. Any other rising second- and third-year law students who come from backgrounds that would add to the cause of diversity, regardless of race or gender, are eligible to apply. June 30, 2023 $10,000 Visit Website
The Diversity Scholarship Foundation, NFP supports students in Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana seeking a career in the legal profession who have maintained a high GPA and are actively participating or supporting diversity related programs. Closed Varies Visit Website
Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship: awarded to a 1L or 2L student who is a member of a historically underrepresented group in intellectual property law (including race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and disability). January 31, 2024 $5,000 Visit Website
DuPage Association of Women Lawyers Scholarships: Following the legacy of our founder and several of our past presidents, this organization continues to make significant contributions to the DuPage County legal community. We are proud to be able to award two scholarships annually to female law students via the Judge Helen C. Kinney Scholarship and Ashley M. Haws Memorial Scholarship. Closed Varies Visit Website
First-Generation College Student Scholarship: Attorney David Kadzai appreciates the resilience and hard work it takes to become a first-generation college student. The journey of becoming the first person in your family to attend university is often filled with intimidating challenges and difficult circumstances. Attorney Kadzai hopes to alleviate some of the stress and difficulty of this journey by offering financial assistance to students. His law firm established The Law Offices of David A. Kadzai, LLC First Generation College Student Scholarship to make higher education more attainable for those who are embarking on this journey. October 10, 2023 $2,500 Visit Website
Foray Black Law Student Scholarship: At The Foray Firm, our team is committed to protecting our clients’ best interests and preserving the dignity of families who are facing difficult transitions. Attorney Masah SamForay believes in providing high-quality legal services to any individual facing a family law issue, no matter their background, race, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. Attorney Sam Foray believes in supporting the future leaders of the legal field, and our firm hopes to provide assistance to students who are pursuing a career in family law. Each semester, The Foray Firm offers a scholarship of $1,000 to one African American law student who demonstrates their passion and dedication to family law. June 6, 2023 $1,000 Visit Website
Golden State Workers Compensation African American Single Mothers Scholarship: Ryan Davis and his entire team are all strong supporters of higher education and believe students should be able to follow their dream career paths. This is why Attorney Ryan Davis and everyone at Golden State Workers Compensation is proud to offer a scholarship award to a deserving current African American single parent student pursuing their dream through higher education. Closed $2,000 Visit Website
Golden State Workers Compensation Diversity Scholarship: Ryan Davis and his entire team are all strong supporters of higher education and believe students should be able to follow their dream career paths. This is why Attorney Ryan Davis and everyone at Golden State Workers Compensation is proud to offer a scholarship award to a deserving current student pursuing their dream through higher education. Closed $1,500 Visit Website
Grand Rapids Community Foundation Miller Johnson West Michigan Diversity Law School Scholarship: open to students of color (African American, Asian, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander) accepted to or presently attending an accredited law school within the U.S. with a permanent residence in Michigan. Closed $5,000 Visit Website
Hellenic Bar Association Scholarship: Each year the Hellenic Bar Association of Illinois (HBA) provides scholarships worth thousands of dollars to second and third-year law students of Hellenic descent. Applicants must be Illinois residents or be attending an Illinois law school. Closed Up to $25,000 Visit Website
Illinois Judicial Council Foundation Scholarships: The Illinois Judicial Council Foundation has funded numerous scholarships to minority and other deserving law students throughout Illinois and beyond. Closed Varies Visit Website
Just the Beginning – A Pipeline Organization Law School Scholarship: Just the Beginning Foundation encourages underrepresented students to pursue careers and leadership in law. This scholarship is in honor of 6 judges who worked towards diversity on the bench and looking to support students pursuing a similar mission. This scholarship is open to current 1L or 2Ls enrolled in one of the 6 Chicago area law schools. Must submit current transcript, letters of recommendation, and an essay discussing the importance of diversity on the bar and bench. Closed $5,000 Visit Website
Kirkland & Ellis LLP Diversity Fellowship Programs: Kirkland offers a 1L Diversity Scholars Program and a 2L Diversity Fellowship Program to diverse law students. Varies Varies Visit Website
Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund: The American Bar Association (ABA) awards an annual Legal Opportunity Scholarship to first-year law students. The mission of the program is to encourage racial and ethnic minority students to apply to law school and to provide financial assistance to attend and complete law school. Closed $5,000 Visit Website
MCCA Diversity Scholarships, Fellowships and Internships. The included organizations offer law school scholarships and fellowships to diverse students. Please see the included links for application information. Varies Varies Visit Website
Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) Law School Scholarship: open to all students who are enrolled at an accredited U.S. law school and have a demonstrated commitment to serving the Latino community. Closed $2,000 - $10,000 Visit Website
Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship: The scholarship is available to diverse individuals who have overcome obstacles, are outstanding and promising scholars, have an interest in corporate law, and possess a commitment to diversity and inclusion. Closed $10,000 Visit Website
National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) Law Foundation Scholarships: The NAPABA Law Foundation strongly encourages applications from applicants reflecting diverse cultural and experiential backgrounds, people with disabilities and or diverse ethnic, racial, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds, work experiences, national origins, sexual orientations and ages. Closed $2,000 - $7,500 Visit Website
National Bar Association Judicial Council Scholarship: The Judicial Council’s mission objectives include increasing the presence of judges of color in the Federal and State judiciaries. We realize to accomplish that goal, we must increase the pipeline of minority lawyers who will become judges. Only 5% of lawyers in this country are African-American, even though we are 13.4% of the population. That number has not increased in a decade. The first step in the lawyer pipeline, of course, is the obtaining of a law degree. The cost of a legal education has grown tremendously over the years, and we know that minority students in particular are in need of funding to complete their legal education. Therefore, in keeping with our mission and objectives, we have established a scholarship program to award eligible people who are members of a racial or ethnic minority that has been underrepresented in the legal profession.  Closed $5,000 Visit Website
The Pearce Law Firm Empowering Women in Law School Scholarship: The Pearce Law Firm in Philadelphia is pleased to offer The Pearce Law Firm – Empowering Women In Law Scholarship. This scholarship opportunity is open to women nationwide who are currently attending a law school in the United States. This scholarship is intended to encourage & support outstanding achievement & leadership by example from women in the field of law. Closed $1,500 Visit Website
Puerto Rican Bar Foundation Scholarship: The PRBA awards scholarships to qualified law students who have completed at least one year of law school.  In awarding scholarships, PRBA considers financial need, academic achievement, and involvement in the Latino community/institutions of higher learning. Closed $1,250 Visit Website
Vazquez Law Firm DACA Dreamer Scholarship: Through DACA, undocumented students may be able to pursue a higher education in the United States. We understand how difficult it can be for many of these students to receive financial assistance when attending college. Through our Vasquez Law Firm DACA Dreamer Scholarship, we hope to make the dream of pursuing a college education more attainable for these students. June 30, 2023 $1,000 Visit Website
Will County Legal Opportunity Scholarship: The Will County Bar Association in collaboration with the Black Bar Association of Will County, Latino Bar Association of Will County, and Will County Women’s Bar Association is pleased to announce applications are currently being accepted for the Will County Legal Opportunity Scholarship Program. The purpose of this Program is to encourage diversity within the Will County legal community by awarding a scholarship to a first or second year Black or Latino Law Student.  June 16, 2023 Varies Visit Website
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American Association for Justice (AAJ) Mike Eidson Scholarship: awarded annually to a female student entering her third year of law school (or fourth year in an evening program) who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a trial lawyer, along with dedication to upholding and defending the priniples of the Constitution, and to the concept of a fair trial, the adversary system, and a just result for the injured, the accused, and those whose rights are jeopardized. Closed $5,000 Visit Website
American Association for Justice (AAJ) Trial Advocacy Scholarship: open to all AAJ law student members who are entering their second and third year of law school. Awarded to the applicant who best demonstrates: commitment to AAJ and its mission; a desire to represent victims; interest and skill in trial advocacy; and financial need. Closed $3,000 Visit Website
American Intellectual Property Law Education Foundation Sidney B. Williams, Jr. Scholarship: intended for students from underrepresented minority groups entering or attending law school in the fall, with a demonstrated commitment to developing a career in intellectual property law. Closed $10,000/year Visit Website
Anderson & Boback Scholarship Program: We are interested in hearing what inspired you to become an attorney. We’d love to know what specifically motivates your interest in practicing family law and why? And, why you think you would make a good lawyer. If you have any previous experience in advocating for yourself or others, please also share how that experience informed your decision to pursue a career in law! July 31, 2023 $1,000 Visit Website
Carlson Caspers' Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship: Intended for incoming underrepresented 1Ls with a degree in computer science, chemistry, engineering, life sciences, or physics with a plan to practice intellectual property law in the Twin Cities upon graduation. August 1, 2023 $5,000 Visit Website
Charles E. Joseph Employment Law Scholarship: Charles E. Joseph has dedicated his career to fighting for workers’ rights as a plaintiff’s employment lawyer. His work has protected victims of discrimination, sexual harassment, and wage theft. Charles E. Joseph founded Joseph & Kirschenbaum LLP, a New York firm that has recovered more than $140 million for workers. He also created Working Now and Then, a resource on employment law and worker’s rights. In order to encourage future employment lawyers, the Charles E. Joseph Employment Law Scholarship awards $1,000 annually to a law student who plans to work in plaintiff’s employment law. Closed $1,000 Visit Website
Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship: awarded to a 1L or 2L student who is a member of a historically underrepresented group in intellectual property law (including race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and disability). Closed $5,000 Visit Website
The Federal Circuit Bar Association Charitable and Education Fund Scholarship: open to students (a) pursuing a JD degree, (b) enrolling for the upcoming academic year in any ABA accredited law school, (c) having financial need, and (d) showing a demonstrable interest in one of the many topics that lie within the procedure, substance, or scope of the jurisdiction of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Closed $5,000-$10,000 Visit Website
Gerber & Holder Workers' Compensation Scholarship Essay Competition: Should Uber, Lyft drivers and other Gig economy workers be reclassified from independent contractors to employees with benefits? (in light of recent California measure that failed to pass) Closed $1,000 Visit Website
James Kennedy Law One Tough Student Scholarship: We are James Kennedy Law, a Texas law firm that represents victims of personal injury and workplace injury accidents. Our firm is especially passionate about helping those who suffer injuries from drunk driving accidents, and we extend that passion through our One Tough Student Scholarship. For the Fall 2022 semester, we are offering two awards each worth $1,000 to graduate and undergraduate students who have been affected by drunk driving. 

 

June 8, 2023 $1,000 Visit Website
John T. Fields & Associates, LLC Fight Against Domestic Violence Scholarship: How has domestic violence affected people in the United States today? How serious is this issue? What solutions can be put in place to address these concerns and reduce the number of people who are affected by domestic abuse? October 19, 2023 $2,000 Visit Website
Justice in Family Law Scholarship: We are offering The Law Office of George J. Skuros Justice in Family Law Scholarship to a current or aspiring law student who wants to bring positive change to family law practice and policy. The award, in the amount of $1,000, can be applied to tuition and other educational expenses at the college, university, or law school where the recipient is enrolled. June 20, 2023 $1,000 Visit Website
Law Office of Shane R. Kadlec Public Service Scholarship: At the Law Office of Shane R. Kadlec, we serve and represent individuals who suffer injuries after serious accidents. Our team understands the important role public service plays in an individual's physical, emotional, and financial recovery. With the Law Office of Shane R. Kadlec Public Service Scholarship, we want to support college students who are pursuing a career in public service and are passionate about helping others. Each semester, we offer two scholarship awards in the amount of $2,000 each to students who strive to become better public servants. The funds can be used for tuition and other educational expenses at a university or college in the United States. Closed $2,000 Visit Website
Sidney B. Williams Jr. Scholar Program: The Sidney B. Williams, Jr. Scholar Program, the Foundation’s Flagship DEI Initiative, Assists STEM-Educated Individuals from Underrepresented Racial and Ethnic Groups Seeking Admission to an ABA-Accredited Law School to Explore a Career in Patent Law in the United States. The Scholar Program Offers Selected Scholars $30,000 Law School Tuition Grant Awards And Provides Financial And Non-Financial Assistance To Scholars During The Law School Admissions Process And Throughout Law School. April 1, 2024 Varies Visit Website
Sieben Edmunds Miller Criminal Justice Scholarship: The attorneys of Sieben Edmunds Miller are pleased to offer a biannual, national, needs-based scholarship for law students. We remember our own law school experience fondly; the education and networking opportunities we received during undergrad and law school continue to be invaluable to this day. We hope our scholarship will reduce the financial burden on students pursuing a career as a criminal defense attorney and allow them to focus on making the most of their education. July 31, 2023 $1,000 Visit Website
Sutliff & Stout, Injury & Accident Law Firm - Diversity in Law Scholarship Contest: Sutliff & Stout, Injury & Accident Law Firm is proud to sponsor a nationwide scholarship contest for minorities pursuing a legal career. According to ABA’s National Lawyer Population Survey, only 12 percent of active attorneys identify as Hispanic or Latino, African American, or Asian. To do our part towards promoting diversity within the legal profession, we are offering an annual $1,500 minority scholarship to be put towards legal education costs. We are asking applicants to write an essay answering the question: How will your law degree help your community? July 28, 2023 $1,500 Visit Website
Sutliff & Stout, Injury & Accident Law Firm - Law School Scholarship: In an effort to enable more students who have a passion for law to be able to pursue that passion, our Houston car accident attorneys are offering an annual scholarship contest which will award a law student with a $1,500 award to be put toward his or her law school costs. We are asking students to write an essay in which they answer the simple question: Why do you want to study law? July 28, 2023 $1,500 Visit Website
Tittle & Perlmuter's Medical Malpractice Scholarship: Allen Tittle’s Medical Malpractice Scholarship aims to provide support for those affected by medical malpractice and to raise awareness of this important issue.  Allen Tittle’s Medical Malpractice Scholarship is a recurring scholarship awarding $1,000 designed to help one incoming or continuing college student with their tuition costs. We welcome all eligible students to apply and look forward to reviewing each and every application. Good luck! Closed $1,000 Visit Website
Trial LawHER Scholarship: Milestone has established the Trial LawHER Scholarship to help a female law school student achieve her goal of becoming a plaintiff trial lawyer. This law school scholarship intends to elevate a rising woman leader in the plaintiff trial lawyer space and educate future trial lawyers around the power of settlement planning.  Closed $10,000 Visit Website
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BCC Joseph E. Costanza Law Scholarship Application: applicants must be a graduate from a high school in Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Jasper or Newton counties in Indiana; Applicants should be entering their second or third year of law school; Applicants must intend to practice law in Northwest Indiana upon graduation. Closed Varies Visit Website
Bohemian Lawyers Association of Chicago Scholarship: all persons of Czech, Moravian, Ruthenian, Silesian or Slovak ancestry enrolled in an accredited law school in the greater Chicagoland area are eligible for a Bohemian Lawyers' Association of Chicago annual scholarship. March 29, 2024 $2,500 - $5,000 Visit Website
Central Illinois Women's Bar Association Scholarship: awarded each year to a current or aspiring female law student from the central Illinois area. Closed $2,000 Visit Website
Devadoss Law Firm Civil Rights Scholarship: this upcoming semester, the Dallas law firm is offering The Devadoss Law Firm Civil Rights Scholarship. Our award is worth $1000 and is available to current and aspiring law school students who appreciate the importance of civil rights in the workforce. September 12, 2023 $1,000 Visit Website
DuPage Association of Women Lawyers Judge Helen C. Kinney Scholarship: open to all first, second and third year women law students, with a DuPage County connection, enrolled in an accredited law school in Illinois. Closed Varies Visit Website
Grand Rapids Community Foundation Miller Johnson West Michigan Diversity Law School Scholarship: open to students of color (African American, Asian, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander) accepted to or presently attending an accredited law school within the U.S. with a permanent residence in Michigan. Closed $5,000 Visit Website
Illinois Judicial Council Foundation Scholarships: The Illinois Judicial Council Foundation has funded numerous scholarships to minority and other deserving law students throughout Illinois and beyond. Closed Varies Visit Website
Jewish Vocational Services (JVS) Academic Scholarship: Educational scholarship funds from grants administered by the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago are available for Jewish college and graduate students. Closed $1,000-$8,000 (renewable) Visit Website
Marshall Motley Scholars Program: Since 1940, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF) has been committed to racial justice and equity. Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, LDF seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans. LDF is building on this legacy with the Marshall-Motley Scholars Program. Closed Varies Visit Website
Will County Women's Bar Association Scholarship: Annually, the Will County Women's Bar Association awards a scholarship in the amount of $500 to an individual pursuing a course of study in the legal field. Anyone over the age of 18 is welcome to apply. Closed $500 Visit Website
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The Accident and Injury Law Office of Terry Bryant Scholarship will be awarded to a future or current law student who can effectively and creatively tell us why they strive to become an attorney. We want to know what motivates candidates to practice law and what they plan to accomplish in their careers as attorneys. Closed $2,500 Visit Website
AGBU Scholarship Program: Awards scholarships to promising young Armenian students pursuing their undergraduate and graduate degrees in nearly 40 coutnries across 6 continents. Varies Varies Visit Website
Alford & Clark Injury Attorneys Students in Need Scholarship: At Alford & Clark Injury Attorneys, we fiercely advocate for victims of personal injuries across the state of Texas from our headquarters in San Antonio. While contending with giant insurance companies and corporations, we strive to provide compassionate and intelligent service to each of our clients. In short, we treat each case like it is our only case. Our team spends nights and weekends working to obtain just outcomes for our clients, and we have a deep appreciation for dedication, determination, and hard work. Through our Alford & Clark Injury Attorneys Students in Need Scholarship, we aim to promote those ideals by supporting students who have overcome obstacles and demonstrated a need for financial assistance.  November 21, 2023 $2,000 Visit Website
Andrew Cores Family Law Group Future Lawyers Scholarship: Andrew Cores Family Law Group provides extensive trial experience and thoughtful legal counsel to our clients. The attorneys at our Illinois firm believe in investing resources and time into the legal community for the betterment of future generations of lawyers and the profession as a whole. Having dedicated our lives to the legal profession, the attorneys with Andrew Cores Family Law Group are excited to assist law students with expenses related to their college education. Each semester, the firm is offering an aspiring or current law student the opportunity to win $2,000 through the Andrew Cores Family Law Group Future Lawyers Scholarship. September 26, 2023 $2,000 Visit Website
Avnet Law National Scholarship: Avnet Law is dedicated improving and lifting up our community—and recognizing those who do the same. Our goal is to help all people have equal access to education and civic involvement, especially those with a spirit of volunteerism and community service. We believe that those who  demonstrate the commitment and spirit of community service, possess the characteristics of future leaders.  It is for this reason that we are pleased to announce our Avnet Law National Scholarship. This $1,000 scholarship is offered to support a community-minded college or graduate student whose has demonstrated a history of community service and involvement. July 15, 2023 $1,000  Visit Website
Blossom Law Caregiver Scholarship: In honor of his mother, Bobbie Blossom, who was a caregiver for his father, Rashad established The Blossom Law Caregiver Scholarship in 2022 to offer financial relief to students who have a parent who has been the primary caregiver for a loved one or who have served as caregivers themselves. Twice a year, Blossom Law offers college students the opportunity to receive $1,000 through the Blossom Law Caregiver Scholarship. The award may be used to supplement the costs of tuition, room and board, and other educational expenses. August 24, 2023 $1,000 Visit Website
Burress Injury Law Scholarship: If you are interested in applying, please write an essay of 500 words or less (submissions of over 500 words will not be considered) in response to the prompt to the right: If you are so fortunate to have a Grandparent who is or was important in your life, we would love to hear about your relationship with your Grandparent in your response, including meaningful ways they have helped you and you have helped them. Closed Varies Visit Website
California Workers Compensation Lawyers Scholarship: We know that change begins with investing back in the young individuals who will be the entrepreneurs, activists, politicians, business owners, and community leaders of the future. The California Workers Compensation Lawyers law firm represents victims of on-the-job injuries, and we fight to ensure all of our client’s receive the medical treatment and compensation they deserve. This $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to one qualified student who is currently attending or are planning to attend community college, university or graduate school. Closed $1,500 Visit Website
Cancer Survivor Scholarship: Cosmo and Barbara personally understand the life-changing effects a battle with cancer can have on an individual and their family. The team appreciates the resilience and strength cancer patients, survivors, and their families display during such a challenge. They hope to extend this appreciation through their Cancer Survivorship Scholarship. Each semester, the Law Offices of Tedone & Morton, P.C. offers college students the opportunity to receive $1,000 in funding toward their college education. Closed $1,000 Visit Website
Cape Cod Vacation Rentals Dream Scholarship: We’re awarding one (1) student a $1,000 scholarship to put toward her or his education! Eligible students submit a 1,000 word essay describing in detail their dream vacation to scholarship@capecodvacationrentals.com. What’s your destination? What would you do when you arrive? Who would you go with? And where would you stay? Use your imagination and don’t be shy! August 31, 2023 $1,000 Visit Website
Chapman Albin Law School Scholarship: Since 2015, ChapmanAlbin has sponsored a yearly $1000 scholarship for incoming and current law students. To apply, a U.S. law student must write a 200-300 word essay on a specific topic and meet a few other criteria for consideration. June 15, 2023 $1,000 Visit Website
Chappell Smith & Arden Essay Contest: In 2021, South Carolina saw a 6% increase in fatal car accidents. What steps could the state make to decrease the number of injuries and accidents on the road? Please provide specific examples. Closed $1,500 Visit Website
Clark Law Group Scholarship: As a legal firm that dedicates its time and resources to the fields of family law and personal injury, we regularly work with clients who are facing extremely challenging obstacles. It is because of this experience that our firm has become so passionate about extending a helping hand to our community. Our Clark Law Group Scholarship provides a $1,000 award each semester to a student whose parent is actively serving or previously served in the United States military. We are honored to support families of military service members. Our scholarship is limited for use to help with tuition, books, room and board, and other educational expenses. Closed $1,000 Visit Website
Crowder Law Firm Scholarship: Our Plano criminal defense practice, The Crowder Law Firm, protects the rights of individuals throughout North Texas who are facing very serious criminal charges. This takes incredibly hard work, skill, and knowledge. We appreciate the time, effort, and resources it takes to get results, and we hope to share that appreciation with students across the United States through our Crowder Law Firm Scholarship. Starting in the Fall of 2022, The Crowder Law Firm will be offering a $1000 scholarship twice a year to students pursuing higher education who strive to achieve excellent academic performance. July 13, 2023 $1,000 Visit Website
David W. Martin Law Group is awarding a $500 scholarship to a qualified pre-law undergraduate or student entering law school anywhere in the United States. Closed $500 Visit Website
Eberst Law Firm Video Essay: At The Eberst Law Firm, we understand the value of getting a good education so that you can do things you want to in life and take care of the people you love. We also realize that college can be expensive. That is why we have created a $2,000 scholarship that is easy to apply for. The Eberst Law Firm Scholarship is open to individuals who are currently attending or planning on attending an accredited college in the United States. In order to enter, the student or prospective student must submit a video essay on the selected topic for that semester. Closed $2,000 Visit Website
Edwards Law Firm: The Edwards Law Firm offers one $1,000 scholarship each semester to a student who aspires to utilize their career path to aid in the advancement of their community’s health, safety, and overall well-being. The scholarship award can be used for tuition and other educational expenses at a U.S. university or college. Closed $1,000 Visit Website
Elite Lawyer Scholarship: At Elite Lawyer, we recognize high-achieving attorneys who have demonstrated a commitment to their communities and the legal profession. We are proud to support the next generation of leaders by once again sponsoring a scholarship for students pursuing higher education to make a difference in their own communities. With the added economic and health challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, Elite Lawyer recognizes that today’s college students need support now more than ever. We encourage eligible students to enter for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship toward your tuition or other educational expenses. July 18, 2023 $1,000 Visit Website
Eskew Law 2022 Law School Scholarship Contest: We are asking students to write an essay in which they answer the simple question: Why do you want to study law? We are looking for the best-written and most compelling answer writing at least 350 words about the question above. The question above should illustrate your drive on why you want to become a lawyer and what you plan to achieve with your legal career. Closed $1,500 Visit Website
evident Scholarship: evident is on a mission to get people the legal help they need. We make finding great legal help simpler, faster, and more transparent. As a Public Benefit Corporation, our mission to improve access to legal services drives everything we do. We want to continue to grow the ranks of available lawyers that truly believe in equitable representation for all parties, regardless of economic status. To encourage this, we are awarding one student a $1,000 scholarship to put towards law school. From tuition costs to books and meals, the scholarship money can be used to cover any expenses. Closed $1,000 Visit Website
For the People Scholarship: For more than 30 years, Morgan & Morgan attorneys have joined us to work “For The People,” and it’s been a commitment that has long extended beyond the courtroom. Our core philosophy is that we don’t shy away from a challenge. We do what’s necessary, whether that means winning large jury verdicts against big corporations and insurance companies, fighting unscrupulous employers, or advocating for civil rights, among other things. Varies $5,000 Visit Website
Fighting Injustice Scholarship: Finz & Finz, P.C. is dedicated to fighting for justice on behalf of the clients that it so proudly represents. The next generation of lawyers stands at the threshold of a new world that will be built with innovative ideas and fresh perspectives. Accordingly, we want to hear from you – current and prospective law students – to spotlight the fight against injustice and uplift those who face unfair disadvantages. Closed $1000 (first place) Visit Website
Flint Cooper Future Lawyers Scholarshhip: The Flint Cooper Future Lawyers Scholarship consists of a writing competition. In 500 words or less, applicants are encouraged to submit an essay drawing on their personal experiences, values and goals to explain what motivated them to pursue a legal education. July 15, 2023 $2,000 Visit Website
Florin Roebig Scholarship Essay Contest: With the election on the horizon and the debate about US citizens and their ability to vote we want to hear your opinions about this 2023 Essay Contest: “Ensuring Equal Voting Rights for All.” Closed Varies Visit Website
Funk & Associates Law Student Scholarship: Applicants should be enrolled in an accredited US law school and have completed at least ONE year of legal studies. The winner will have to prove academic eligibility and a transcript showing the completion of their first year of legal studies. The winner of the scholarship agrees that his/her essay may be posted on the Funk & Associates website for an unlimited duration. The original essay should be 500-1000 words and should describe how you plan on helping others with your legal career. Closed $500 Visit Website
Gerash, Steiner, Blaont, P.C. 2022 Law School Scholarship: We are pleased to announce Gerash, Steiner, Blanton, P.C. 2022 Law School Scholarship. This scholarship was designed to encourage law students to fight for justice in their communities. The scholarship will award $1000 to a law school student. Applicants must be currently enrolled or accepted in an accredited law school in the United States. The application includes a 300-500 word essay. For this year’s scholarship contest, we are asking law students to submit an essay about how they plan to use their education and skills to fight for justice in their communities. Closed $1,000 Visit Website
Goostree Law Group Bright Futures Scholarship: The Goostree Law Group gladly offers financial assistance to college and university students twice a year through our Bright Futures Scholarship. This award opportunity is provided to students with demonstrated financial need who exhibit leadership, determination, and passion in their academic studies and personal lives. September 28, 2023 $2,500 Visit Website
Illinois Judges Foundation Harold Sullivan Scholarship will be awarded to one or more law students who do not have a family member who is a judge; are first or second year law students at an Illinois law school; have community service or pro bono experience; and have financial need. Closed $5,000/year Visit Website
The Law Offices of Daniel Kim Scholarship: We know that change begins with investing back in the young individuals who will be the entrepreneurs, business owners, and community leaders of the future. The Law Offices of Daniel Kim represents victims of motor vehicle accidents and fights to ensure they receive the compensation they deserve. We know what it looks like to have your life impacted by an accident, and we have seen many of our clients recover and lead lives of change in our communities. This has inspired us to create a scholarship to help local students and help them achieve their goals. Closed $5,000 Visit Website
The Law Office of Jerry D Andrews Community Impact Scholarship: Attorney Andrews’ experience as a personal injury lawyer has granted him a unique perspective on the importance of community. We need our communities today more than ever, and Attorney Andrews is taking this opportunity to recognize students who have sacrificed their time and energy to give back to their communities through acts of service. Starting in the Fall of 2022, the Law Office of Jerry D. Andrews, P.C. will be offering two scholarships worth $2,500 each to college students who have made a substantial impact in their community through volunteer work. Closed $2,500 Visit Website
Lemon Law Experts Scholarship: The Lemon Law Experts have represented thousands of consumers throughout the State of California for over a decade.  Our firm has a strong connection to our community and is committed to helping the next generation of attorneys.  We are excited to offer not one, but two $1,000 scholarships. Founding Partner, Jessica Anvar is a strong supporter of higher education and believes students should be able to follow their dream career paths. This is why the Lemon Law Experts is proud to offer a scholarship award to two deserving current or prospective law school students to help pay a portion of the winners’ upcoming college or law school costs.  Closed $1,000 Visit Website
Lucas Law Legal Leaders Scholarship: Lucas Law established the Legal Leaders Scholarship with the purpose of lightening the burden of costly tuition, books, and room and board for students pursuing careers in various fields of law. Our firm is honored to assist college students with their educational expenses. The Lucas Law Legal Leaders Scholarship gives $1,000 each semester to one student who aspires to excel within the legal community. June 22, 2023 $1,000 Visit Website
Marsala Law Group Lifelong Hobby Scholarship: Each semester, our criminal defense firm offers college students the opportunity to be awarded $1,000 through the Marsala Law Group Lifelong Hobby Scholarship. Attorney Dominick Marsala understands how difficult it can be to pursue personal interests outside of school and work, and he believes it is incredibly valuable to maintain such hobbies throughout your life, despite challenging transitions and busy schedules. Through the Marsala Law Group Lifelong Hobby Scholarship, our firm works to provide students with financial assistance to help them pursue their goals and passions. Closed $1,000 Visit Website
National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) Scholarship Program: awards scholarships and grants to outstanding students on the basis of academic merit. Students must either be members of NIAF or have a parent or guardian who is a member of NIAF. Closed $2,000-$12,000 Visit Website
Neal Davis Law Scholarship Essay Question: The ethics of defending the guilty: As criminal defense attorneys, their job is to defend their clients, regardless of whether or not they believe that the person is guilty. This raises an interesting ethical question: Is it ever justifiable to defend someone that you know is guilty of a crime? How does this impact the moral compass of defense attorneys, and what role should they play in the justice system? September 16, 2023 $1,000 Visit Website
Newland & Newland Single Parent Scholarship: We aspire to help single parents and their children overcome the challenges preventing them from pursuing higher education by providing the Newland & Newland Single Parent Scholarship. Our team is offering an award worth $1,000 to single parents and children of single parents who are pursuing a career in law. July 11, 2023 $1,000 Visit Website
NextLevel Student Scholarship: The Chicago family law firm NextLevel Law believes in making a positive impact in its community. Founding attorney Daniel Hernandez built his legal practice on the values of accessibility, integrity, respect, and transparency. NextLevel Law brings justice to our clients and makes high quality legal services accessible to all members of the communities we serve. Attorney Hernandez and his legal team also believe in accessible education. Through the NextLevel Student Scholarship, NextLevel Law hopes to make higher education more accessible to college students who demonstrate academic excellence. The $1,000 NextLevel Law Scholarship is available to students each semester who are pursuing a career in law, compliance, or public policy. October 3, 2023 $1,000 Visit Website
Ottinger Employment Lawyers Law School Scholarship: Ottinger Employment Lawyers is excited to reintroduce the Ottinger Employment Lawyer Scholarship contest. Our employment firm is dedicated to helping employees in New York City, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. We understand the challenges college students face in paying for college. This is why we want to extend our help to students pursuing law degrees and selecting one student to be awarded a $1,500 scholarship to put towards their law school tuition. Closed $1,500 Visit Website
The OVC, INC. "Market Yourself" Scholarship: The OVC, INC. “Market Yourself” Scholarship offers $1,000 to current or aspiring law students who can demonstrate a clear vision as to how they would position themselves to most effectively connect with the clients they want to serve. The award can be used for tuition and other educational expenses at the school they attend. November 27, 2023 $1,000 Visit Website
Ramage Law Group Adopted Child Scholarship: We know that parents who adopt children make many sacrifices, and they want to make sure their children will have the tools they need to succeed in life. In recognition of this, we have established a scholarship program that provides assistance to children who have been adopted. Each semester, we award a scholarship of $1,000 to a student who is pursuing a college education, and the funds may be used to help cover tuition, room and board, or other expenses, such as books and supplies. July 6, 2023 $1,000 Visit Website
2022 Reeves Law Group Scholarship: the Reeves Law Group is offering an increased scholarship award of $5000. The firm asks current law students to write about their genuine desire and goal of using the legal system to fix problems or improve conditions in our society. Closed $2,500 Visit Website
Reiff Law Firm Legal Scholarship: The Reiff Law Firm, personal injury and car accident lawyers in Philadelphia since 1979, is pleased to announce that we are currently offering young law students the 2021 The Reiff Law Firm Legal Scholarship. This $1,000 scholarship is open to any student studying for a career in the legal field Closed $1,000 Visit Website
Salvi & Maher Law Opportunity Video Scholarship: What unique perspective will you bring to the legal field? How will this perspective help you to achieve your goals as a legal professional?  September 14, 2023 $1,000 Visit Website
Schaefer Hallen's Social Equity Scholarship: Law firm owners and partners Larry Schaefer and Toni Halleen of Schaefer Halleen, LLC, are fierce advocates for victims of discrimination and illegal workplace conduct. Their decades of experience in the field of employment law has shown them the importance of fiercely advocating for justice. Because of its focus on advocating for justice, Schaefer Halleen is pleased to offer one scholarship each semester to students who are committed to advocating for and advancing justice for all. Closed $1,000 Visit Website
Schwartz Injury Law Perseverance Scholarship: Our Orland Park personal injury law firm advocates for victims of serious car accidents, medical malpractice, and other catastrophic injuries. For the Fall 2022 semester, we are offering our $1,000 Perseverance Scholarship to support the education of a student who overcame a severe injury or medical issue in their life. June 13, 2023 $1,000 Visit Website
Sharp Law Offices College Student Scholarship: Should sex work be legal? Why or why not? What effect would the legalization of sex work have on the problem of human trafficking in the United States? Closed $1,000 Visit Website
Smith, Born, Leventis, Taylor, & Vega Scholarship Contest: South Carolina state law currently prohibits the use of red-light cameras. How could this be impacting the safety of other drivers and pedestrians at intersections? September 4, 2023 $1,500 Visit Website
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