National Scholarships

South Texas College of Law Houston is committed to helping make higher education affordable to our students.  In this section, you will find a list of NATIONAL scholarships that may be of interest to you.  If you apply for and receive an award, please let the Financial Aid Office know.  In addition, during your time at South Texas College of Law Houston, the Financial Aid Office will make additional scholarship opportunities available to students.

Scholarship Amount:
1st- $2,500 2nd- $1,500 3rd- $1,000

Description:
The goal of the ABA Real Property Trust and Estate law writing contest is to encourage and reward law student writings on real property trust and estate law topics of general and current interest . The essay is contest is designed to attract students to the real property, trust and estate law field, and to strongly encourage scholarships in these areas.

Criteria:
Open to any law school student in good standing, over the age of 18, who, as of the date of entry is currently attending or who during the semester immediately preceding the deadline did attend, an ABA-accredited law school within the United States and its possessions, and who is a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States. Officers, employees, and agents of the ABA and their immediate family or household are not eligible to enter or win.

Application Deadline:
June 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
Varies

Description:
Founded to provide financial assistance to a student who otherwise would have to delay or terminate his/her education due to a lack of financing. Only applicants that exhibit severe financial need will be considered for this award.

Criteria:
Severe financial need

Application Deadline:
August 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
A full scholarship* to the Program of Advanced Studies on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law for either the Diploma or Certificate of Attendance options, travel expenses to and from Washington D.C., housing at the university dorms, per diem for living expenses.

Description:
The Human Rights Essay Award is an annual competition sponsored by the Academy and seeks to stimulate the production of scholarly work in international human rights law

Criteria:
Awardees receive a full scholarship to Attend the Program of Advanced Studies of the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. Participants must hold a Bachelor of Laws (L.L.B.) or equivalent. Participants have the flexibility to choose any subject related to the assigned topic. The essay has to be a legal article.

Application Deadline:
February 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
First Place writer will receive a prize of $2,000 cash, plus publication of the paper in the prestigious ABI Journal, and a one (1) year membership to the ABI.  Second Place winner will receive a cash prize of $1250, plus publication of the paper in one of ABI’s Committee Newsletters, and a one (1) year membership to the ABI. Third Place winner will receive a cash prize of $750, plus publication of the paper in one of ABI’s Committee Newsletters, and a one (1) year membership to the ABI.

Description:
The American Bankruptcy Institute (“ABI”) is pleased to invite students to participate in its Fourth Annual ABI Bankruptcy Law Student Writing Competition. First, Second and Third Place prizes will be awarded. This is a great opportunity for the students, and we ask all law school professors receiving this notice to let their students know about it

Criteria:
We invite papers on current issues regarding bankruptcy jurisdiction, bankruptcy litigation, or evidence in bankruptcy cases or proceedings. The paper may address business or consumer cases and may include matters such as bankruptcy sales, plan confirmation and other topics that involve jurisdiction, litigation or evidence in the bankruptcy courts

Application Deadline:
September 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
$5,000-$10,000

Description:
The ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund will award $5,000 of financial assistance annually to each scholarship recipient attending an ABA-accredited law school. Twenty awards made to entering first-year students may be renewable for two additional years, resulting in financial assistance totaling $15,000 during each student’s time in law school. Although each recipient will need to re-apply for the scholarship in his or her second and third year, the expectation is that the scholarship will be renewed each year if satisfactory performance in law school has been achieved. The student is otherwise eligible if funding is available. Applicants are encouraged to be members of a racial and/or ethnic minority that has been unrepresented in the legal profession and demonstrate financial need. The applicant’s personal, family, and educational background, personal statement, and participation in community service activities will also be considered.

Criteria:
Entering 1L, undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 2.5 (on a 4.0 grading scale), and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Application Deadline:
January 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
First place $2,500; second place $1,000; third place $500

Description:
A writing contest accepting essays to be judged on research, choice of topic, writing style, originality, and contribution to the literature available on the topic

Criteria:
JD Students

Application Deadline:
January 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
$3,000

Description:
This scholarship is open to the applicant who best: (1) demonstrates a commitment to AAJ and dedication to its mission through extensive involvement in AAJ student chapter activities; (2) expresses a desire to represent victims; (3) exhibits an interest and proficiency of skills in trial advocacy; (4) shows a financial need for the scholarship

Criteria:
Annually awarded to a rising 3L (or rising 4L in a night program)

Application Deadline:
(Opens) February 1, 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
$5,000

Description:
This scholarship is open to all first and second year African American, Hispanic, Asian American, Native American, and biracial AAJ Law Student Members who (1) demonstrates a commitment to AAJ and dedication to its mission through extensive involvement in AAJ student chapter and Minority Caucus activities; (2) expresses a desire to represent victims; (3) exhibits an interest and proficiency of skills in trial advocacy; (4) shows a financial need for the scholarship

Criteria:
First- and second-year African American, Hispanic, Asian American, Native American and biracial AAJ Law Student Members

Application Deadline:
(Opens) February 1, 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
$5,000

Description:
The Mike Eidson Scholarship Fund was established by the AAJ Women Trial Lawyers Caucus in 2008, in honor of AAJ Past President Mike Eidson, whose vision and generosity inspired it. This scholarship is traditionally given to a female student who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a plaintiffs’ lawyer or criminal defense lawyer, along with dedication to upholding and defending the principles 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.

Criteria:
Annually awarded to a rising 3L (or rising 4L in a night program)

Application Deadline:
(Opens) February 1, 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
Varies

Description:
George A. Strait Minority Scholarships are awarded annually to 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

Criteria:
Minority, plan to pursue career as law librarian.

Application Deadline:
On or before April 1, 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
$2,000-$8,000

Description:
Career Development Grants support women who hold a bachelor’s degree and are preparing to advance their careers, change careers, or re-enter the workforce. Special consideration is given to women of color, and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields

Criteria:
Female, U.S. Citizen/Permanent Resident, most recent degree received on or before June 30, 2007, AAUW member & Minorities given special consideration

Application Deadline:
Opens August 1, 2017, Deadline December 15, 2017

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Scholarship Amount:
First place $1,000; second place $500; third place $250

Description:
Legal medicine is the professional and academic discipline that concerns itself with legal aspects of medical science, medical practice and other health care delivery. Practitioners of the specialty have sufficient training, knowledge and expertise to address the scope of the specialty from a scholarly, scientific, and practical perspective.

Criteria:
(1) All authors must have previously achieved a baccalaureate degree or equivalent from an accredited institution and must be currently enrolled in an accredited law, medical, podiatric, nursing, dental, health science or health care administration program in the United States or Canada. (2) No paper that has been previously published in any form will be considered; however, papers written for scholarly classes will be allowed as long as they have not been published. (3) All papers submitted will receive consideration for publication in the Journal of Legal Medicine or other medical legal publications.

Application Deadline:
January 5, 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
Varies

Description:
Various scholarships available to students who are visually impaired

Criteria:
Legally blind, Needs-based

Application Deadline:
Opens August 1, 2017 – Closes December 15, 2017

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Scholarship Amount:
$1,000

Description:
The funds for this program come from the earnings of the Littleton-Griswold Fund. Only members of the Association are eligible to apply. The grants are intended to further research in progress and may be used for travel to a library or archive, for microfilms, photographs, or photocopying-a list of purposes that is meant to be merely illustrative, not exhaustive (other expenses, such as child care, can be included). Preference will be given to those with specific research needs, such as the completion of a project or completion of a discrete segment thereof

Criteria:
Member of the American Historical Association and research in American history or general field of law and society

Application Deadline:
September 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
Varies

Description:
The AIGC administers this loan for the Bureau of Indian Education which will be paid back at the rate of one year of service for one year of funding.

Criteria:
Enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian or Alaska Native group holding a 3.0 GPA

Application Deadline:
January 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
1st- $1,000 2nd- $500 3rd- $250

Description:
Papers will be judged on the basis of originality and timeliness of topic, knowledge and use of applicable legal principles, proper and articulate analysis of the issues, use of authorities and extent of research, logic and reasoning in analysis, ingenuity and ability to argue by analogy, clarity and organization, correctness format and citations, grammar and writing style, and strength and logic of conclusions

Criteria:
Open to students enrolled in J.D. or graduate law programs at accredited law schools in the United States and Canada as of the competition deadline. Editors of the American Indian Law Review are not allowed to compete.

Application Deadline:
January 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
Varies

Description:
APAGS scholarships are available to graduate student members of APAGS who are enrolled at least halftime as a student in good standing at a regionally accredited university. If you are a student affiliate of the American Psychological Association (APA) and are in a masters or doctoral program, you are automatically a member of APAGS.

Criteria:
If you are a student affiliate of the American Psychological Association (APA) and are in a masters or doctoral program, you are automatically a member of APAGS.

Application Deadline:
September 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
Varies

Description:
The mission of the AAIA, as approved by our board of directors, is to promote the welfare of American Indians and Alaska Natives by supporting efforts to: sustain and perpetuate their cultures and languages; protect their sovereignty, constitutional, legal and human rights, and natural resources; and improve their health, education, and economic and community development

Criteria:
American Indian (1/4), live in the U.S., and be a full-time graduate school student

Application Deadline:
August 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
(2) $3,500 (2) $2,500

Description:
Scholarships will be awarded to applicants who demonstrate academic achievement, leadership and philanthropic potential, a strong commitment to the profession, and/or the ability to overcome difficult obstacles. Involvement in programs that highlight advancement or support of women in the legal profession and in the community, and participation in community outreach programs will also be considered. Financial need is a factor.

Criteria:
Any current second or third-year female law student currently enrolled at a law school in Houston, Texas who has earned at least 30 credit hours is eligible to apply.

Application Deadline:
January 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
$3,000

Description:
The Baumgartner Law Firm is a top-rated personal injury law firm in Houston, Texas, and takes great pride in giving back to the community.  It is our hope that the Baumgartner Law Firm Scholarship will help a needy student achieve a top-notch legal education. The Baumgartner Law Firm is pleased to offer an annual law student scholarship to individuals to who are enrolled at an accredited Law School in the US

Criteria:
In order to apply, applicant must be enrolled at an accredited law school. This scholarship will be awarded based on need and commitment to helping others

Application Deadline:
August 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
Varies

Description:
The Beta Theta Pi Foundation awards various scholarships on the basis of merit through the application process associated with each scholarship.

Criteria:
N/A

Application Deadline:
August 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
$1,000

Description:
In order to participate in the contest, applicants must submit a 500-600 word essay answering the following question as an attachment (.doc / .docx) to lorussoscholarship@yahoo.com by 12/15/17, 9am PST.
Although there are Federal and State laws that require cities to build and maintain safe roads and highways, thousands of people are hurt or killed each year on U.S. roads and highways due to poor road quality and conditions. Based on your research, what are the most common road conditions that contribute to car accidents?

Criteria:
Applicants should also submit the following information in the body of their submission email:
Their name, address, phone number, and date of birth
Their parents contact information, if the applicant is under 18 years old
The name of the institution they plan on attending
The course of study they plan to pursue
Once the application deadline has passed, the essays will be reviewed and judged based on the following criteria:
Responsiveness to the question
Grammar and style
Thoughtfulness and originality
The persuasiveness of the arguments presented
Proper use of citations

Application Deadline:
December 15, 2017

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Scholarship Amount:
$1,500

Description:
Binder & Associates is awarding a $1500 scholarship to one qualified student who plans to become an attorney. Pre law undergraduates and students entering law school anywhere in the United States are eligible. The scholarship is meant to help defray the costs of tuition or other related expenses.

Criteria:
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
Citizens of the United States, or legal residents who are authorized to work
Accepted into a U.S. university as a pre law undergraduate or attending law school
Planning to enroll in courses during Fall 2018
Minimum of a 3.0 GPA

Requirements:
As a part of the application process, interested students must submit the following:
Resume
1-3 page typed essay on the subject matter related to the area of law you intend to pursue
A complete copy of school transcripts
Proof of acceptance from a U.S. school
Proof you legally reside in the U.S. (birth certificate, permanent resident card, passport – Social Security Cards will not be accepted

Application Deadline:
February 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
$2,000

Description:
The scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit through an application process that is evaluated by a committee. Gruber scholarships are for one year only but recipients can reapply and receive the award up to four times.

Criteria:
Spouses and dependent children of blinded veterans are eligible. The blinded veteran family member is not required to be a BVA member for the spouse or child to receive a scholarship.

Application Deadline:
April 21, 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
$500

Description:
Brown, PC is now accepting applications for the firm’s National Business Law Scholarship, a $500 stipend that will be awarded to a second or third year U.S. law student with a demonstrated interest in business law.

Criteria:
Any ABA accredited law school student

Application Deadline:
August 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
$500

Description:
Brown, PC is now accepting applications for the firm’s National Tax Law Scholarship, a $500 stipend which will be awarded to a second or third year U.S. law student with a demonstrated interest in tax law.

Criteria:
Any ABA accredited law school student

Application Deadline:
August 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
Varies

Description:
Fellows include women and men in such fields as public service, education, government, health, business, engineering, architecture, science, farming, forestry, law, trade unions, law enforcement, journalism and social work. Fellowships range in length from two months to 18 months, and are required to be completed within 36 months of the mandatory start date.

Criteria:
U.S. citizen or permanent resident; 24 years or older at the application deadline date; have lived and worked for at least one continuous year immediately prior to the application deadline in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, or one of the 23 sovereign nations that shares the same geographic area with these states.

Application Deadline:
May 4, 2018, Reference Letter Deadline April 27, 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
$2,500

Description:
The purpose of the CCBA Law Student Scholarship is to encourage and provide financial assistance to a deserving student from Cameron County who is enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school. In 2015 and 2016, the law student scholarship recipient received a $2,500.00 award

Criteria:
Former resident of Cameron County now in attendance of an ABA accredited law school

Application Deadline:
March 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
$1,000

Description:
In your own words, tell us what was the single best piece of advice, or information you have received in your life, and describe the impact it has made on your life to this point.

Criteria:
Law student accepted to attend or currently attending an accredited law school in the U.S. U.S. Citizen 18 years or older. Applicants may not be current or past employees of Chapman LLC or be directly related to a current employee

Application Deadline:
November 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
$1,000

Description:
Kenneth L. Christensen and D. Russell Hymas understand the struggles that come with balancing a quality family life and excelling in a challenging law program.  Each of them were married and started their respective families during their time in law school. Ken and Russ understand that commitment to educational excellence tempered with strong values in the home will benefit the lives of your family as well as those you work with in the future. $1,000.00 will be awarded to one student for use towards their law school costs.

Criteria:
1.     You must be currently enrolled in or have been accepted to (and planning to attend) a Juris Doctorate program in the United States 2. Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or Higher 3. Legally Married

Application Deadline:
August 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
$500-$3,000

Description:
This competition is open to articles written while the author is a student at an accredited law school in the U.S.

Criteria:
Entries should address aspects of public or private sector labor and/or employment law relevant to eh American labor and employment bar. See website for complete information.

Application Deadline:
June 15, 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
Varies

Description:
CHCI’s Scholarship program provides financial assistance to increase graduation rates among Latino students in post-secondary education. This scholarship opportunity is for Latino students who have a history of performing public service-oriented activities in their communities and who demonstrate a desire to continue their civic engagement in the future There is no GPA or major requirement. Students with excellent leadership potential are encouraged to apply.

Criteria:
Active community service; U.S. citizen/permanent resident; full-time student; financial need; good writing skills

Application Deadline:
August 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
$1,000

Description:
C&H offers a yearly scholarship to law-students who exemplify the need & satisfy the requirements.

Criteria:
Must be currently pursuing a law related degree, have earned a high school diploma or GED, hold a 3.0 or higher GPA, be a U.S. Citizen

Application Deadline:
June 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
$3,000

Description:
The American Constitution Society welcomes all papers furthering and promoting a progressive vision of the Constitution, law, and public policy. Entrants are encouraged to view this topic broadly, and we welcome submissions on a variety of substantive areas. Examples of possible topics include: access to the courts, civil liberties, consumer rights, disability rights, freedom of speech, GLBT rights, human rights,
immigration, labor law, money in judicial elections, voting and the political process, privacy, protection of health, safety, the environment, racial equality, religion, second amendment and guns, separation of powers and federalism, and women’s reproductive rights and reproductive freedom. Papers will be judged on their effective use, analysis, and/or expansion of progressive legal scholarship. The judging committee will include federal judges and leading academics. The student authors of the top three papers will receive special recognition at the 2017 ACS National Convention and a cash prize for their work. The top paper will receive an offer of publication in the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law.

Criteria:
ligibility: Any full-time or part-time law student currently enrolled in a J.D., LL.M. or S.J.D. program at a United States law school is eligible to participate. Only one entry per student is permitted. Multiple
submissions will result in disqualification. All entrants must be a student member of the national American Constitution Society for Law and Policy. You may join online at www.ACSLaw.org/join .

Content: Papers will be judged on their effective use, analysis, and/or expansion of progressive legal scholarship. Submissions may focus on one specific area of the law, legal theory, or jurisprudence, or may
broadly cover multiple areas or major themes, so long as the submission as a whole relates to the topic. Possible topics include – but are not limited to – access to the courts, civil liberties, consumer rights,
disability rights, freedom of speech, GLBT rights, human rights, immigration, labor law, money in judicial elections, voting and the political process, privacy, protection of health, safety, and the environment, racial equality, religion, second amendment and guns, separation of powers and federalism, and women’s reproductive rights and freedom. Please do not put your name or other identifying information anywhere in your paper; only the submission form should have your name

Application Deadline:
February 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
$5,000

Description:
In furtherance of Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete’s steadfast commitment to diversity, we are proud to announce the Commitment to Diversity Scholarship. The selected recipient will receive a $5,000 scholarship to be used towards tuition, books and other education related expenses.

Criteria:
Each applicant must (1) be in his/her second year of law school at an accredited institution located in one of the states in which the firm has an office; (2) have a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.0 at the time of application; and, (3) submit the completed application, to include a description of the applicant’s current activities that demonstrate a commitment to diversity in law school or the legal profession and a brief description of how the applicant has overcome obstacles to reach his or her goals

Application Deadline:
November 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
$5,000

Description:
Constangy, Brooks & Smith initiated its Diversity Scholars Awards program to recognize the achievements of law students who have demonstrated academic achievement, a commitment to diversity in their community, school or work environment, and personal achievements in overcoming challenges to reach goals.

Criteria:
Students must be a second-year student enrolled in an accredited law school that is located in one of many states including Florida;  academic achievement (minimum GPA of 3.0); commitment to diversity in the community, or in your school or work environment; personal achievement

Application Deadline:
September 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
$2,000

Description:
The NSDAR awards multiple scholarships to students showing dedication to the pursuit of degrees in diverse disciplines including history, law, nursing, and education

Criteria:
Law Student, 3.25 minimum GPA

Application Deadline:
Opens August 1, 2017, application deadline February 15, 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
A cash prize ($2,000 for first place and $1,000 for second place); and A trip to the FBA’s Annual Tax Law Conference in Washington, DC, on March 3, 2017 (value not to exceed $700), where each winner will be presented with a Commemorative Plaque and complimentary one-year membership in the Federal Bar Association Section on Taxation

Description:
The Federal Bar Association Section on Taxation sponsors an annual writing competition and invites law students to participate. The Section on Taxation has recently named the annual competition the Donald C. Alexander Tax Law Writing Competition in honor of former IRS Commissioner (1973-1977) Don Alexander, who passed away in 2009. Mr. Alexander was a widely admired role model and advocate for writing skills and style in the area of tax law throughout his career

Criteria:
All full-time and part-time law students currently seeking a juris doctor (J.D.) or a master of laws (LL.M.) at an accredited law school are eligible to enter the competition.

Application Deadline:
January 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
$5,000

Description:
Banner & Witcoff is pleased to offer the Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship as a part of their continuing commitment to fostering the development of intellectual property lawyers from diverse backgrounds.

Criteria:
Law students who meet the selection criteria and have entered into a JD program at an ABA-accredited law school in the United States are eligible to apply for the Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship.

Application Deadline:
September 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
$1,000

Description:
In an effort to raise awareness of the danger of texting & driving while simultaneously lightening the financial load of students and their families we are pleased to award our bi-annual Don’t Text & Drive Scholarship

Criteria:
Any Student, 24 years old or younger, that is currently enrolled in a four-year college/university or graduate school or will be applying to one in the next calendar year is eligible.

Application Deadline:
September 15th & March 15th (bi-annual)

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Scholarship Amount:
$2,000-$10,000

Description:
DRI’s Law Student Diversity Scholarship program is open to second and third-year students with diverse backgrounds. The goal of these scholarships is to provide financial assistance to two (2) worthy law students from ABA accredited law schools in order to promote in a tangible way the DRI Diversity Statement in Principl

Criteria:
Demonstrated academic excellence; service to the profession, community, and the cause of diversity; students who are members of the Association for Justice (AAJ), law school or law student members of AAJ, or students otherwise affiliated with or employed by AAJ are not eligible

Application Deadline:
January 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
$1,500

Description:
At El Dabe Law, we passionately believe and support, in the importance of a proper education. As lawyers, and law school students, we understand the importance of financial aid – and how it can help get an education. Without an education, many doors will remain closed. Going to school, is an uphill battle – and if you don’t have the proper aid in place – you may end up never going to school. We make this easier for you, by offering our – annual $1500 scholarship for Law school and Poli-science students. This scholarship is our way of providing support to those who want a higher education

Criteria:
Applicants should be enrolled in an accredited university, in the U.S.A. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. All applications should be emailed. There is no application fee.

Application Deadline:
December 2017

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Scholarship Amount:
$250-$2,500

Description:
FEEA sponsors the only merit-based scholarship competition program open exclusively to federal employees, their spouses, and their children–rewarding hard workers through our merit-based program.

Criteria:
Civilian federal and postal employees, Civilian spouses and their college-aged children, Minimum 3.0 GPA

Application Deadline:
August 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
$2,500

Description:
Young Drivers are Disproportionately Killed in Motor Vehicle Accidents

Criteria:
Applicants must be EITHER out-going high school seniors (graduating in 2017) OR students currently enrolled in a college, trade school, or university as of the start of the fall 2017 semester. Must submit 500 word essay detailing their most common distracted driving habits, and to describe the concrete steps they will take to put an end to those habits.

Application Deadline:
December 31, 2017

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Scholarship Amount:
$2,000-$4,000

Description:
The Byron Hanke Fellowship is available to graduate students working on topics related to community associations. Community associations govern common-interest communities of any kind–condominiums, cooperatives, townhouse developments, planned unit developments, and other developments where homeowners support an association with mandatory financial assessments, and are subject to use and aesthetic restrictions

Criteria:
Currently enrolled law student

Application Deadline:
TBA

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Scholarship Amount:
$7,500

Description:
The Honorable T. John Ward American Inn of Court is proud to offer the Franklin Jones, Jr. Memorial Scholarship for law students from the Eastern District of Texas. This scholarship is part of the Honorable T. John Ward American Inn of Court’s commitment to assisting aspiring law students from circumstances of need become lawyers of high ethics, civility, and professionalism.

Criteria:
Law students and prospective law students from the Eastern District of Texas who are enrolled or have been accepted to an ABA accredited law school in the United States are eligible to apply for the scholarship

Application Deadline:
April 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
$1,000

Description:
Essay contest regarding various legal topics.

Criteria:
Law student who is currently attending an accredited law school in the U.S. & is a U.S. citizen 18 years or older

Application Deadline:
February 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
$500

Description:
Dustin Sanchez TV is pleased to announce the annual Future Marketing Consultant Scholarship. We would like to help a student who desires to pursue a career in marketing. Special consideration will be given to currently enrolled law school students.

Criteria:
In order to apply, the applicant must be enrolled or accepted at an accredited college or university. This scholarship will be awarded based our review of your 500-word essay.

Application Deadline:
December 2017 and August 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
Varies

Description:
Scholarships are awarded on an academic year basis. A student is eligible to receive only one United Methodist scholarship during any one academic year from the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) funds. GBHEM scholarships assist students from various backgrounds working toward various higher education degrees. Applicants may be enrolled at any accredited institution within the United States to be eligible. GBHEM Administers over 50 scholarship programs with varied criteria and deadlines. The Scholarship Office reviews each application to determine the best program for the student.

Criteria:
Membership in United Methodist Church, Minimum 2.5 GPA

Application Deadline:
March 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
Varies

Description:
The World Communion Scholarship Program supports students from Global Ministries mission partner institutions in their advanced studies (Master’s or Doctoral) preparing them for leadership involvement in church and society. The program seeks to support students for leadership development as it directly relates to mission. Priority areas of mission include: elimination of poverty, expansion of global health, leadership and congregational development. The program supports students from outside the U.S. (World Communion International Scholarship) or from racial/ethnic minorities from within the U.S. (World Communion National Scholarship).

Criteria:
Racial or ethnic minority, Financial need, Entering graduate program

Application Deadline:
March 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
Grand Prize: $5,000 (4) Runner ups: $1,000

Description:
In its 19th year, ELI promotes discussion and debate on the most compelling legal issues facing the music industry today. The initiative also promotes future careers in entertainment law by seeking out the nation’s top law students and giving them invaluable networking and educational opportunities. This writing contest challenges students to identify, research, and write an essay with a proposed solution on a compelling legal issue confronting the music industry. A national panel of music law experts will judge the papers in a blind process, and select 5 finalists

Criteria:
Contest is open to Juris Doctorate candidates currently enrolled at an ABA accredited law school.

Application Deadline:
January 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
$2,500

Description:
A scholarship to encourage racial and ethnic minority students to attend law school and provide financial assistance to these students

Criteria:
2L students currently enrolled in law school

Application Deadline:
August 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
Varies

Description:
Different scholarships of varying amounts are available through the HBAA scholarship program

Criteria:
Open to any Houston area law-school student

Application Deadline:
March 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
Up to $30,000

Description:
For persons who demonstrate outstanding leadership potential, plan to pursue careers in government, the non-profit or advocacy sectors, education or in public service, and wish to attend graduate school to help prepare for their careers

Criteria:
Candidates must be nominated by their Institution of higher education. Applications are not accepted directly from candidates. Scholarships will be awarded to junior level students at four-year colleges or universities. Scholars selected as juniors can receive up to 30K for graduate studies.

Application Deadline:
February 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
$2,000

Description:

The U.S. Constitution has long been interpreted by judges and understood by most Americans to support comprehensive environmental protection. However, arguments questioning the constitutional legitimacy or application of environmental law continue to be made. ELI invites law students to submit papers exploring current issues of constitutional environmental law. This annual writing competition is made possible through the generous support of Beveridge & Diamond PC, one of the nation’s premier environmental law firms.

THE HENRY L. DIAMOND CONSTITUTIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW PRIZE: The author of the article deemed best by a panel of judges will receive $2000 cash, an offer of publication in the Environmental Law Reporter, and a one-year individual membership to ELI.

TOPIC: Any topic addressing developments or trends in U.S. environmental law with a significant constitutional, “federalism,” or other cross-cutting component

Criteria:
Students currently enrolled in law school (in the U.S. or abroad) are eligible, including students who will graduate in 2017. Any relevant article, case comment, note, or essay may be submitted, including writing submitted for academic credit. Jointly authored pieces are eligible only if all authors are students and consent to submit. Previously published pieces, or pieces that are already slated for publication, are ineligible.

Application Deadline:
April 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
Varies

Description:
College Scholarship Program (Graduate Students)

Criteria:
Hispanic/U.S. Citizen, Full-time graduate student, 3.0 GPA

Application Deadline:
January 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
1st- $1,500 2nd- $750 3rd- $350

Description:
Essay contest regarding Family Law Topics. The purpose of the contest is to create greater interest in the field of family law among all law students, and particularly the Law Student Division of the American Bar Association.

Criteria:
All full-time and part-time law students currently seeking a juris doctor (J.D.) or a master of laws (LL.M.) at an accredited law school are eligible to enter the competition.

Application Deadline:
April 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
$1,250

Description:
THE 2018 VISUAL ESSAY SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST Randolph Rice Injury Attorneys asks each scholarship applicant to combine a written essay with a visual campaign to address one of the following public safety issues:
Concerns that an individual may have after being involved in an accident
Consequences of drinking and driving
Safety tips to decrease distracted driving
Applicants must submit an essay of 750-1,000 words on one of the specified topics. Each paragraph of the essay will correspond to an original photograph that supports the subject. Please note that all photographs submitted must be taken by the applicant with a range of 4-6 photographs preferred.

Criteria:
Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited U.S. college, university or law school for the fall of 2018. Applicants must also comply with all requirements set forth in the “Application Procedure”.

Application Deadline:
May 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
Varies

Description:
IABA issues one or more scholarships each year to law students in good standing enrolled in an accredited law school in the United States. The scholarships take the form of bursaries paid out of our annual operating budget. We consider the scholarship program to be one of our organization’s most valuable contributions to law students who embrace the mission of IABA and can demonstrate their commitment its mission and ideals.

Criteria:
Iranian descent, Full-time law student

Application Deadline:
August 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
$1,000-$10,000

Description:
ISF’s goal is to encourage Muslim students to pursue a college or post-graduate degrees in humanities, social sciences, liberal arts and law through awarding annual scholarships of $1000-$10,000 to deserving students

Criteria:
Scholarships are only awarded to citizens or legal permanent residents of the U.S.

Application Deadline:
May 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
$1,000

Description:
Each year, since 1982, the J.L. Turner Legal Association Foundation has awarded scholarships to minority law students that are from or attending law school in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Funds raised from the Annual Scholarship and Awards Banquet are used to fund the scholarships.

Criteria:
From Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, Second or third year law student, minority, merit, need

Application Deadline:
September 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
$1,000

Description:
Our $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one college student who has battled leukemia or whose life has been affected by it. “We are honored to be a part of this brave community,” said firm founder John M. Foy. “We started this scholarship to raise awareness of the issues that face leukemia patients and their family members.”

Criteria:
Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited college or university as an undergraduate or you are incoming freshman at an accredited institution in the United States

Application Deadline:
December 2017

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Scholarship Amount:
$1,000

Description:
Scholarships are awarded based on a combination of merit and need

Criteria:
Applicant must be HIV positive or have AIDS. Applicant must be accepted into or enrolled in a US college, university, institute or technical college. If you experienced any health-related issues that affected your grades, please submit a doctor’s letter attesting to this fact. Applicant must be accepted into or enrolled in full-time undergraduate or graduate study. Three letters of recommendation attesting to motivation and character of applicant. A recent photograph of the applicant will be required. Minimum 500-word essay: Briefly explain your hopes, plans and goals for the future and how your schooling will help lay a path to fulfilling these. What motivates you to pursue a higher education? What subjects do you plan to study? What led you to this path of study?

Application Deadline:
July 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
$2,000

Description:
The aviation law firm of KLM is deeply interested in helping students who have an interest in aviation focused law to receive a quality legal education and pursue the career they desire, in spite of any financial challenges they may face.

Criteria:
Applicants must be currently enrolled in law school and continue to be enrolled in the following academic year, or be applying to law school for enrollment in the following academic year. Applicants must have an interest in, or a desire to pursue, a career in aviation-focused law. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Application Deadline:
May 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
Up to $5,000

Description:
Korean heritage, activities, academic achievement, financial need. Fulltime students with a 3.0 GPA. May be U.S. citizen or permanent resident or have student visa

Criteria:
Korean heritage, activities, academic achievement, financial need. Fulltime students with a 3.0 GPA. May be U.S. citizen or permanent resident or have student visa

Application Deadline:
August 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
$10,000

Description:
The Krist Law Firm, P.C. will be renewing their annual scholarship of $10,000 to award an individual student the financial resources to accomplish their educational goals and prepare for future career aspirations!

Criteria:

Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered:

A completed application form.
A current high school, college, or graduate school transcript. (Unofficial copies are acceptable)
A letter of recommendation from a teacher/faculty member.
A typed essay of 300-500 words about a time when you faced a significant ethical dilemma. What was the situation and what did you do?
Additionally, include a brief personal statement as to why you deserve to receive this scholarship and in what way it will further impact your education. Applicants are highly encouraged to speak from the heart.

Application Deadline:
March 31, 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
$2,500

Description:
Getting a college education is key to understanding how our world functions and how we can all improve the world around us. A college education is also important in order to be competitive in the work field. The Law Office of Hilda L. Sibrian, P.C. is here to help one student continue their education

Criteria:
This scholarship is open to any high school senior, college or graduate student in Texas. He or she must be enrolled at a two-year to five-year institution in 2017. A minimum GPA is not required. Read the Instructions and Terms and Conditions for more eligibility information

Application Deadline:
December 2017

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Scholarship Amount:
$2,000

Description:
The Tax Section of the State Bar of Texas annually awards up to three $2,000 scholarships to students demonstrating academic excellence and commitment to the study and practice of tax law.

Criteria:
Any student who is enrolled in an ABA accredited law school at the time the application is submitted, and who intends to practice tax law in Texas is eligible to apply. Thus, persons who have been accepted to law school but have not yet started classes at the time the application is filed are ineligible to apply. However, persons who have recently graduated at the time the scholarship is awarded are eligible to apply.

Application Deadline:
April 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
Varies

Description:
Offers about 25 scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students. This program is to provide scholarships to deserving and underprivileged Arab American students who possess the skills and desire to seek higher education; including high school graduates, college undergraduates and graduate students.

Criteria:
Students must be of Arab descent. Graduate student applicants must maintain full time status.

Application Deadline:
March 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
$1,000-$3,000

Description:
The annual scholarship honors the memory of Louis Jackson, a founding partner in Jackson Lewis LLP The competition is administered by IIT Chicago-Kent’s Institute for Law and the Workplace.

Criteria:
Entries must be the law student author’s own work and must not be submitted for publication anywhere else. Authors must have completed or be currently taking course work in employment or labor law, and must be enrolled in an accredited law school. Only the first two submissions per law school will be accepted as entries.

Application Deadline:
February 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
Varies

Description:
This year’s scholarship awards are open to qualified applicants from the combined Endowments. The assets of the Funds consist of approximately $875,000.00 and are managed by the Investment Committee of the Cyprus Children’s Fund and the Makarios Scholarship Foundation through Wachovia Securities. The major award of the Cyprus Children’s Fund is the Makarios Scholarship/Theodore & Wally Lappas Award which was created in 1983 by the great benefactors of the Cypriot children, the late Theodore & Wally Lappas and is now continued by their daughter, Alexandra Lappas.

Criteria:
Full-time student, Greek/Cypriot origin

Application Deadline:
April 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
Varies

Description:
MALDEF Law School Scholarship Program awards scholarships up to $7,000 each year to deserving individuals entering their first, second or third years of law school. Students must be enrolled in law school full-time in the upcoming school year to qualify.

Criteria:
Latino community, full-time law school student, academic success, financial need

Application Deadline:
TBA

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Scholarship Amount:
May receive up to 100% of benefits for up to 36 months

Description:
Eligible beneficiaries attending school may receive up to 36 months of benefits at the 100% level. The benefits include full in-state tuition & fees for public schools, and private or foreign school tuition & fees are capped at a statutory maximum amount per academic year. Additionally, students may receive a monthly housing allowance and stipend for books and supplies.

Criteria:
The Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (Fry Scholarship) provides Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to the children and surviving spouses of Service members who died in the line of duty while on active duty after September 10, 2001.

Application Deadline:
August 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
$5,000

Description:
Part of the commitment to fostering the development of intellectual property lawyers of high ethics, civility and professionalism, and especially those from diverse backgrounds.

Criteria:
Commitment to career in IP law, academic merit, leadership qualities, diversity

Application Deadline:
April 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
Varies

Description:
Ms. Osaka was a graduate of the University of California Hastings College of Law and was the first Asian American woman to serve as district counsel for the U.S. Immigration & Naturalization Service. Annual awards for active members of the Japanese American Citizens League who are undergraduate or graduate students enrolled at a postsecondary institution in the US majoring in Law.

Criteria:
A personal statement must be included with application packet. Nonrenewable.

Application Deadline:
August 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
$10,000

Description:
Former MLBPA Executive Director, Michael Weiner, lost a courageous and inspiring battle against an inoperable brain tumor in November 2013. Just 51 at the time of his death, Michael spent most of his adult life caring for others. In 2014, Major League baseball players honored Michael’s legacy by establishing the Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies. Since its debut, we received more than 150 eligible applications from 100 different schools across the United States; and 15 outstanding students were selected to each receive a $10,000 scholarship from the Players Trust to assist in their academic costs.

Criteria:
Law and Graduate School students interested in pursuing a career supporting workers’ rights should apply for a 2018 Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies.

Application Deadline:
November 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
Varies

Description:
The National Scholarship and Awards Program offer scholarships to students at the entering freshman, undergraduate, graduate, law, financial need and creative and performing arts. All scholarships are one-time awards.

Criteria:
Every applicant must be an active National JACL member at either an Individual or Student/Youth Level. Couple/Family membership by a parent will not meet this requirement. Preference for this scholarship will be given to students with a strong interest in Human Rights and Civil Rights. Fields of study may include sociology, law or education.

Application Deadline:
January 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
$1,000

Description:
An essay contest for incoming or currently enrolled law students to help offset the financial burden.

Criteria:
Will only be awarded to one incoming 1L or a currently enrolled Law Student, hold a 3.0 overall GPA and must be a legal resident of the U.S.

Application Deadline:
June 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
$250-$2,000

Description:
For Alaska Natives and Native Americans pursuing full-time post-secondary education

Criteria:
Member of a Native American/Alaska Native tribe, 2.5 GPA, full-time student at an accredited college or university in the United States, demonstrate financial need, Preference in awarding is given to members of Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) congregations. Native American students from all faith traditions are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline:
May 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
Varies

Description:
The Multicultural Scholarship Program is part of the NACA Foundation’s effort to increase the participation of ethnic minority individuals in the field of campus activities. The program is designed to provide economic assistance to qualified under-represented programmers, allowing them to attend NACA-sponsored training workshops, regional conferences, and National Conventions.

Criteria:
Applicants are to be identified as members of the African-American, Latina/Latino, Native American, Asian-American, or Pacific Islander ethnic minorities. NACA membership is not a prerequisite for applicant consideration. Only current undergraduate students, graduate students, and school staff members are eligible to apply

Application Deadline:
Up to four scholarships will be awarded annually. The awards are for registration only; travel is not included

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Scholarship Amount:
Varies

Description:
In addition to a scholarship, each winner will be brought to the National Federation of the Blind Annual Convention in July at Federation expense providing an excellent opportunity for high-level networking with active blind persons in many, many different professions and occupations.

Criteria:
Legally blind, Needs-based

Application Deadline:
Opens November 1, 2017, closes March 31,2018

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Scholarship Amount:
$500-$2,500

Description:
Available to spouses of Uniformed Services members who are enrolled in a post-secondary, graduate, vocational or technical school. Scholarship selection is based on your completion of some survey questions which will help us advocate for education changes on your behalf, short-answer questions, and an essay question which will help us get to know you better. If notified you have been selected for a scholarship, you must provide a copy of current military dependent ID within one week, or your scholarship funds will be awarded to another card-carrying applicant.

Criteria:
Military family

Application Deadline:
June 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
$7,000 annually

Description:
Olmsted Scholars are nominated by their military services to study at foreign universities chosen by them and approved by their services. Each year, the Olmsted Scholar Program offers educational grants for two years of graduate study in a foreign language and other educational experiences in a foreign country to competitively selected career line officers from the four branches of the U.S. military

Criteria:
Must be an active duty officer in the armed services of the United States. Demonstrated scholastic ability and language aptitude. Dedication to a career as a Military Officer. At least 3 years commissioned but not more than 11 years total active federal military service.

Application Deadline:
The Foundation neither solicits nor processes applications for officers wanting to become Olmsted Scholars. Officers interested in becoming an Olmsted Scholar must apply and compete for nomination through their respective personnel headquarters.

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Scholarship Amount:
$6,500

Description:
The Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarship Grants were created to support any Brother seeking an undergraduate or graduate or professional degree while demonstrating financial need.

Criteria:
The applicant must be an undergraduate Brother who is of sophomore, junior, or a senior who intends on going to graduate or professional school; or a Brother who is of graduate or professional school standing; enrolled full-time in a four-year accredited collegiate institution; in good financial standing at all levels (International/District/Chapter); in good standing with the collegiate institution; and have at least a 3.0 grade point average as defined on a 4.0 scale.

Application Deadline:
May 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
$1,000

Description:
The Page Law Personal Injury and Family Law Team are well-aware of the huge expense related to higher education. While tuition at American colleges and universities continues to rise, students and their families are often left with significant financial hardship to overcome. To help give back, Page Law is proud to sponsor an annual $1,000 college scholarship essay contest.

Criteria:
Applicants must be currently enrolled or planning to attend an accredited United States college or university during the 2018-2019 academic year. People who wish to participate must send their essay as an attachment (.doc / . docx) to an email to pagelawscholarship@gmail.com by June 30, 2018 9 AM CT. In the body of the email, applicants must include the following information:
Your name, address, and phone number
If you are under 18, contact information for your parents
The name of the school you are planning to attend and the course of study
The best way to contact you

Once the application period has ended, our staff will review the essays and choose a winner by July 30, 2018. The winner will be chosen considering the following factors:
Originality
Responsiveness to the question asked
The quality of the writing
The substantive content of the response
Proper use of citations

Application Deadline:
June 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
$20,000 + 50% of tuition

Description:
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

Criteria:
New American, merit

Application Deadline:
November 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
$2,000

Description:
This scholarship is dedicated to helping the scholarship winner pay for a college, graduate school, or law school degree.

Criteria:
This scholarship is open to any American citizen, who will have graduated from high school before July 1 of the upcoming year. Students must have a 3.0 GPA or higher to apply for this scholarship.
This scholarship will be judged and awarded primarily on academic achievement and a written response of not more than 1,000 words to the essay question. Although not required, applicants are encouraged to submit recommendation letters and resumes.

Application Deadline:
May 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
Varies

Description:
Chapters may submit as many graduate applications as they deem appropriate. Applications for graduate scholarships may be sent directly to the secretary of the Scholarship Committee at the national office address or may be submitted to the chapter adviser so that all chapter applications may be sent to the national office in one mailing.

Criteria:
Applicants must be members of Phi Eta Sigma

Application Deadline:
March 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
Varies

Description:
Point Foundation provides financial support through multi-year scholarships, leadership training, mentoring, and hope to LGBT students who are marginalized because of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Criteria:
Applicants from all levels of higher education may apply for Point’s scholarship award. Applications may only be submitted online.

Application Deadline:
January 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
$3,000

Description:
The goals of the State Bar of Texas Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section (“REPTL”) Student Writing Contest (“Contest”) are to encourage and reward law student writings on real property, probate, and trust law subjects of general and current interest. As part of this effort, REPTL will sponsor the Contest, which invites law school students to submit to REPTL original essays on a general or current topic dealing with real property, probate, or trust law. The Contest is designed to attract students to the real property, probate, and trust law fields, and to strongly encourage scholarship in these areas.

Criteria:
The contest is open to any law school student in good standing, over the age of 18, who is currently attending, or has graduated within the last 8 months from, a law school physically located in the State of Texas. Each entrant must have begun classes in furtherance of a law degree.

Application Deadline:
January 12, 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
$3,000

Description:
This scholarship will be awarded to the applicant who best demonstrates a genuine desire and goal of using the legal system to fix problems or improve conditions in our society. Worthy deeds that you have already performed will be considered.

Criteria:
To be eligible for our scholarship contest, you must be: a legal US resident, and either a current (1) law student at an accredited U.S. law school, or (2) an undergraduate student who has applied or will apply to law school. Students with full academic scholarships are not eligible to enter the contest.

Application Deadline:
December 2017

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Scholarship Amount:
$1,500

Description:
The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy is pleased to announce the Eleventh Annual Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition on Regulatory and Administrative Law. Judge Cudahy’s distinguished contributions to the fields of regulatory and administrative law combined a keen grasp of legal doctrine, deep insight into the institutional forces that determine how doctrine is implemented, and an appreciation of the public impact of doctrinal and institutional choices, including the consequences for fundamental values such as fairness, participation, and transparency. This competition seeks to encourage and reward these qualities in the scholarship of others.

Judge Cudahy passed away on September 22, 2015, at the age of 89 at his home in Winnetka, Illinois, leaving a legacy as one of the nation’s finest appellate judges. Before joining the bench, Judge Cudahy was a graduate of West Point and Yale Law School, served as an air force officer, worked as a private attorney, a law professor, the CEO of a large corporation, and was a member of the Wisconsin Public Service Commission. Judge Cudahy was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit by President Carter in 1979, where he earned a national reputation for the depth, rigor and fair-mindedness of his opinions, academic publications and speeches. Among those who worked with and appeared before him, Judge Cudahy was known for his unfailing decency and generosity of spirit. A tribute to Judge Cudahy by his former law clerk, Judge J. Paul Oetken of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, can be found here.

Criteria:
The competition is open to all lawyers and law students. Practicing lawyers, policymakers, academics, and law students all are encouraged to participate. Coauthored submissions are eligible and if selected, the coauthors will share the prize. Submissions must be original academic works that are either unpublished or published no more than one year prior to the competition deadline (specifically, not before January 2017). If a submission has been published or accepted for publication, the author should include written consent from the journal to make sure it will consent to ACS posting the publication on its website, with appropriate attribution.

Application Deadline:
February 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
$1,000

Description:
To increase knowledge about blood cancers and to raise awareness about research during Blood Cancer Awareness Month, the law office has created a scholarship for a student affected by these diseases.

Criteria:
Current or incoming student; cumulative 3.0 GPA

Application Deadline:
August 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
$1,000

Description:
Every year, Brylak Law grants a $1,000 scholarship to the U.S. student in law who creates the best video essay that elaborates on how lawyers make the world a safer place

Criteria:
Any ABA accredited law school student

Application Deadline:
August 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
$1,000

Description:
Sigmon Law, PLLC is pleased to announce the inception of the annual Sigmon Law, PLLC “Truth and Justice” Scholarship.  Our scholarship is designed to recognize and financially assist outstanding law students interested in pursuing careers as civil trial lawyers–legal professionals committed to using the courtroom to fight for the rights of those who can’t fight for themselves.

Criteria:
Applicants must be enrolled or accepted at an accredited college, university or law school

Application Deadline:
August 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
$4,000-$25,000

Description:
Applications are screened by education professionals. Final selection is made by OSIA’s National Education Committee. To expedite processing your application, please mail all materials in one packet and send via certified or express mail.

Criteria:
US citizens of Italian descent (at least one Italian or Italian American grandparent) enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a four year accredited academic institution. All recipients of the NELA scholarship must be in a matriculated program of study either on the undergraduate or graduate level.

Application Deadline:
August 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
Varies

Description:
Founded in 1957, the Spouses of Houston Barristers (SHB), is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization of attorneys’ wives dedicated to enhancing the legal profession through educational, civic, Cultural, and social services to the community.

Criteria:
Applicant must be an ethnic minority and will be registered as a second or third year law student for the fall semester.

Application Deadline:
July 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
$1,000

Description:
An essay contest regarding distracted drivers and injuries that are a result of distracted driving.

Criteria:
In order to participate in this contest, applicants must be currently attending or planning on attending an accredited U.S. college or university in the near future

Application Deadline:
December 2017

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Scholarship Amount:
$1,000

Description:
This yearly scholarship of $1000 is designed to alleviate some of the financial pressure on promising students wishing to further their education at the college and university level

Criteria:
To qualify for the Guss Scholarship you must be an aspiring or current college student and must participate in our essay competition on the legal topic outlined below.

Application Deadline:
February 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
Varies

Description:
The Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance (DEA) program offers education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of Veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition or of Veterans who died while on active duty or as a result of a service-related condition.

Criteria:
The Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance (DEA) program offers education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of Veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition or of Veterans who died while on active duty or as a result of a service-related condition.

Application Deadline:
TBA

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Scholarship Amount:
Varies

Description:
Submitted papers must focus primarily upon technical or policy-oriented tax issues relating to any type of existing or proposed U.S. federal or state tax or U.S. federal or state taxation system (including topics relating to tax practice ethical and professional responsibility matters).

Criteria:
The Competition is open to (i) law students, undergraduate (J.D.) or graduate (L.L.M. or S.J.D.), enrolled full or part-time in a U.S. law school during the 2014/15 academic year; and (ii) other students enrolled during such academic year in a U.S. law school tax course as part of an MBA or other non-law degree program

Application Deadline:
July 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
$1,000

Description:
The Diversity Scholarship Program is one of the many Diversity Committee sponsored projects designed to meet these objectives each year. The Diversity Committee members review all applications and select the scholarship recipients based on the criteria described below.

Criteria:
The Diversity Committee intends to award a $1,000 scholarship to one or more law students at each of the ABA-accredited law schools in Texas. The recipient must either be attending or have been admitted to one of the Texas law schools. In awarding the scholarships, the Diversity Committee will consider the applicant’s resume, response to the attached essay questions, letter(s) of recommendation, demonstrated commitment to diversity, academic performance, and financial need.

Application Deadline:
October 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
$1,000

Description:
Tyler Flood is a 2001 graduate of STCL and is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.  His practice is located in Houston Texas and is dedicated exclusively to Intoxication related offenses.  He is pleased to offer $1000 to provide financial assistance to a third year law student who intends on entering the practice area of Criminal Defense.

Criteria:
U.S. Citizen enrolled at STCL, prior award winners are not eligible.

Application Deadline:
May 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
$1,500

Description:
With the ever-increasing costs of college tuition, we understand that the “American Dream” is getting harder to obtain. Many students leave school buried in student loan debt, taking them years to climb out. As former law students ourselves we know just how much time, dedication, and money it takes to become a practicing lawyer. We understand and would like to help

Criteria:
US Citizens, planning to go to an accredited American university or college or currently enrolled

Application Deadline:
October 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
Varies

Description:
As an attorney, Chicago criminal defense lawyer Nenye Uche understands the value of higher education. In order to become a licensed attorney in Illinois and most other states, a person is required to have an undergraduate degree as well as a Juris Doctorate, which normally requires at least 7 years of post-high school education. In addition to this significant investment of time and effort, obtaining a post-secondary education also often requires a significant investment of financial resources as well

Criteria:
In order to apply for the scholarship, applicants must be planning on attending an accredited United States college or university

Application Deadline:
August 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
(2) $300, $500, or $1,000

Description:
We are pleased to offer two scholarships to undergraduate or law students who have demonstrated a commitment to improving the criminal justice system. To apply, write an essay telling us who you are, and how you have dedicated yourself to improving the criminal justice system. Special consideration will be given to veterans

Criteria:
In order to apply for the scholarship, applicants must be planning on attending an accredited United States college or university

Application Deadline:
July 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
Up to two (2) $2,500 scholarships

Description:
VABA-DC was established, in part, to contribute to the public interest by serving as a voice for the local Vietnamese American community and assisting community members with legal concerns.  This scholarship is for law students who have ties to the East Coast and who have demonstrated a commitment to serving the Vietnamese American communities in that region.

Criteria:
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of community service, academic performance, essay, and to a more limited extent, their connections to the Vietnamese American community on the East Coast.

Application Deadline:
March 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
$2,500

Description:
Law Office of Vikas Bajaj, APC , a criminal defense law firm in San Diego, CA, is offering a $2,500 scholarship to one law student throughout the United States. Vikas Bajaj graduated from University of Texas – Austin in 2001, and has dedicated his career to helping those accused of a crime. Mr. Bajaj seeks to reward a law student pursuing a career in criminal law

Criteria:
Applicant must be a law student, and have some sort of financial need or have financial aid obligations

Application Deadline:
September 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
$1,000

Description:
Everyone at The Weisblatt Law Firm appreciates both the value of an education as well as the need to help others.  The escalating costs of education, including tuition, books, and housing, make it difficult for some students and their families to make ends meet.

Criteria:
The ability to apply for this scholarship is open to any individual currently enrolled in a college or graduate program.

Application Deadline:
July 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
$30,000

Description:
Zelle is pleased to announce the firm’s Diversity in Law Scholarship that will be offered again in 2016. The keystone of the firm’s diversity Outreach Plan, the Diversity in Law Scholarship was created for law students who either (1) are a member of a population or group whose background and perspectives are historically underrepresented in the private practice of law; or (2) demonstrate a long-standing commitment to diversity that will be furthered by award of the scholarship.

Criteria:
The scholarship awards the selected recipient a total of $30,000 to be applied towards the selected recipient’s law school tuition, fees and text books, with one half of the scholarship paid for the student’s second year of law school and one half of the scholarship paid for the student’s third year of law school subject to the following: To receive the second installment of the scholarship, the recipient must maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA (or its equivalent) through the student’s second year of law school.

Application Deadline:
April 2018

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Scholarship Amount:
$500-$1,000

Description:
Available to graduate students working on a professional degree: masters, doctoral or enrolled in post doctoral study. Available to members of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated who are pursuing a graduate or professional degree in a chosen field of study

Criteria:
Available to graduate students working on a professional degree: masters, doctoral or enrolled in post doctoral study. Available to members of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated who are pursuing a graduate or professional degree in a chosen field of study

Application Deadline:
February 1, 2018

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