External Scholarships

See below for a list of external scholarships available to law students:

LDF Civil Rights Law Scholarship Program

The Marshall-Motley Scholars Program (MMSP or the Program) is an innovative scholarship program designed to produce a highly skilled cadre of racial justice attorneys committed to working in the Southern region of the United States.

The MMSP will afford Program participants:

(1) a full law school scholarship for tuition, room, board and incidentals—to alleviate the debt burden that can prevent future lawyers from pursuing a career in racial justice;

(2) summer internships at the Legal Defense Fund (LDF) and at peer organizations to begin their training as civil rights lawyers early in their law school careers;

(3) a two-year postgraduate fellowship at a national, regional, or local civil rights organization with a racial justice law practice in the South—to provide unprecedented access to educational advancement and skill-building, training, and preparation; and

(4) access to special LDF trainings.

In return, Program participants commit to practice civil rights law in pursuit of racial justice in the South for eight years following the conclusion of their fellowship.

Scholarship Application Deadline: February 23, 2021 at 5 PM EST

Incoming 1L Students

Pipeline to Practice Foundation Scholarship
Application Deadline: 
May 1
Founded in 2016 with a mission to provide academic enrichment and career development opportunities to talented young people from underserved and underrepresented communities.

Evans Law Firm Legal Scholarship
Application Deadline: May 1
Award: $1,000 to an incoming 1L; requires a previously published writing sample (print or digital media).

Other Scholarship Opportunities

“One Lawyer Can Change The World” Scholarship
Application Deadline: 
June 1
Each year, BARBRI 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.

Leesfield Scholarship
Application Deadline: 
May 15
Award: $2,500 to a Law Student Member to subsidize attendance at AAJ’s Annual Convention. This scholarship is available to first-and second-year AAJ Law Student Members.

Mike Eidson Scholarship 
Application Deadline: 
May 15
Award: $5,000 annually to a female 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.

Richard D. Hailey Scholarship
Application Deadline: 
May 15
Award: AAJ’s Minority Caucus will award a $5,000 scholarship to a minority Law Student Member who is entering his or her first, second, or third year of law school.

Trial Advocacy Scholarship
Application Deadline: 
May 15
Awards: This $3,000 scholarship is awarded to the applicant who best demonstrates the following: commitment to AAJ and its mission; a desire to represent victims; an interest and skill in trial advocacy; and financial need.

Morgan & Morgan “For the People” Scholarship
Application Deadline:  
November 30
Award: $5,000 will be awarded to an individual who is accepted or currently enrolled in law school and is driven to fight for those who need it most. Scholarship applicants will be evaluated primarily on the quality of their answers, but also on their creativity.

Staver Law Group Personal Injury Scholarship
Application Deadline: 
December 1
Award: $5,000 to a college or graduate student who understands and appreciates the importance of personal injury law. The recipients may have been injured in an accident themselves or impacted when a loved one was hurt. They may also be active in promoting community health and safety.

Pages with Multiple Scholarships for 1L and continuing students

External Scholarship Resources

Additional Scholarships available to Law Students

ABA Scholarships