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For assistance, please call the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, located in Suite 246 at 1303 San Jacinto Street, Houston, TX 77002.
Phone: 713-646-1820
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State Scholarships

Babock Partners Law Student Scholarship

The Babcock Partners Law Student Scholarship is part of Babcock Partners commitment to helping those who demonstrate high academic achievement, exceptional leadership qualities and involvement with community service defray the costs of obtaining their legal education.

Requirements: Our scholarship is available for all current law school students. Full time and part time students are eligible, but you need to be currently enrolled to apply.
Any previously awarded scholarships or monetary prizes have no bearing on this scholarship award.
Official transcript scanned and sent to

How to Apply: In order to apply, applicants will need to submit the scholarship application completed in full. A ‘live’ version of the scholarship application form will be made available ONLY during the open periods listed below. During those periods, the form will provide more detailed instructions on filling out and submitting the application: ACCESS THE SCHOLARSHIP FORM HERE.

Note: An official transcript must be emailed as part of your application. Transcripts sent after the application submission period will not be accepted. Once the application is completed and your transcript is sent, you’re done! Please send any questions to

Application Submission Periods:

January 5th, 2015 – March 31st, 2015 (Closed)

Scholarship Award Winner Announcement: Winners will be announced on this web page

April 15th, 2015 (Awarded)

In addition to the web page announcement, scholarship winners will be contacted directly at the time of the announcement.

The Baumgartner Law Firm Scholarship

The Baumgartner Law Firm offers a scholarship for current or incoming law students based on need and commitment to helping others. One student will receive a $3,000 scholarship.

Criteria: Applicants must be enrolled or accepted at an accredited Law School in the US, (persons who have applied to law school but have not yet been accepted may apply, however, the scholarship will only be awarded to someone enrolled in an accredited school at the time of scholarship selection).

Deadline to apply: August 31. 2015.

Application: Applicants apply online and the application can be found at:

Award will be announced by November 30, 2015.

About Baumgartner Law Firm: 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.

Dallas Hispanic Law Foundation 2015 Law Internship Program

The Dallas Hispanic Law Foundation invites first and second year law students to apply for the DHLF Law Internship Program.

Applicants must have completed first-year law school courses from an accredited law school, including civil procedure, legal research and legal writing courses.

Applicants must be willing to commit to a minimum of a four week internship. The internships will commence no earlier than May 26, 2015 and must be completed no later than July 2, 2015.

Law Interns will receive a stipend of $2,000 for the 4 weeks.

Law Intern selection will be announced no later than March 31, 2015.

Application Requirements: (see attached)

  • Application Form
  • Resume
  • Personal Statement

Submit these materials in a single PDF labeled with your name in the subject line to:; the following application must be received on or before March 6, 2015 (11:59 p.m. CST)

*Incomplete applications or missing materials will not be considered*

Download the application (pdf)

Roosevelt Lovett Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility: African American students enrolled in at least 6 units at a community college, trade school, public or private university, or graduate school; a minimum 2.3 GPA if already enrolled in college; at least 18 years of age.

Application deadline: July 7, 2015

Amount: $750 scholarship for fall 2015

Qualification: Write 550-800 words for the prompt, "Six Ways College Students Can Optimize Their LinkedIn Profiles to Improve Job Prospects."

By applying for this scholarship, you agree to provide co-authorship rights to your submission. The winning response will be published on our website as a resource for other students to utilize. We may use your response to create a derivative work.
For more information please visit

The 2015 SLAGH Emerging Leader Award

The Stonewall Law Association of Greater Houston (SLAGH) recognizes that positive accomplishments of young LGBT leaders are vital to the success of the LGBT community as a whole. SLAGH is committed to supporting and cultivating emerging legal leaders. In order to promote the success of recent LGBT law school graduates and in response to a difficult financial climate, SLAGH created a monetary award program: The Emerging Leader Award. We encourage all eligible individuals to apply.

Eligibility Requirements:

All December 2014 and May/Summer 2015 law school graduates from the University of Houston, South Texas College of Law and Texas Southern University are eligible to apply. Special attention will be paid to those applicants who are members of Stonewall Law Association of Greater Houston. Membership to SLAGH is free to all students who are currently enrolled in a Houston are law school. Selection of award recipients will be based on both the financial need and the academic and extra-curricular achievements of the applicant.

The submission period for the 2015 Award opens on February 1, 2015 p.m. and closes on March 31, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.

For further information please contact:

Subject Line: Award Application

Required Attachments: Current Resume and Contact Information for Three References (personal, academic or professional).

National Scholarships

Auger & Auger Disabled Scholar Award

Auger & Auger Attorneys at Law are proud to support the disabled students of America with the launch of their Semi-Annual Auger & Auger Disabled Scholar Award, awarded in both the Spring & Fall Semesters to one high-achieving, bright student intending to pursue an undergraduate college degree. - See more at:

Deadline for Applications: Fall Semester- July 31st Spring Semester- November 30th

Applicant Essay Topics

Please choose one of the three topics provided for your essay. Essay must be between 500 and 1000 words.

  • Describe a time in your life when you have overcome your disability to do something extraordinary.
  • Describe how your college degree will contribute to your short and long term life goals.
  • Discuss how your disability has made you unique.

Applicant Requirements

  • Applicants must be either a current graduating high school senior with acceptance to an accredited school or an undergraduate student at an accredited institution within the United States.
  • Applicants must have a minimum 2.8 GPA.
  • Applicants must submit an official high school transcript.

How to Apply

To apply for the Auger & Auger Disabled Scholar Award, please fill out our online application:

Charles Moo Scholarship

Eligibility: Students of Asian descent; at least 18 years of age

Application deadline: September 7, 2015

Amount: $500

Students must write 450-700 words for the prompt, "Provide three ideas on how new businesses can use social media to increase revenue."

By applying for this scholarship, you agree to share publishing rights for your prompt with Kamal Moo and Jovan Johnson.


We require proof of enrollment;
We require government identification to verify that you are at least 18 years of age. This is necessary to ensure that the winner is legally able to share publishing rights for his or her submission; and
We will require a transcript to confirm the winner's grades.


  • Friends and family of Kamal Moo and Jovan Johnson are not eligible for this scholarship.
  • Submissions deemed to plagiarize another source will not be considered.
  • Submissions that do not meet the minimum word requirement will not be considered.

For more info, please visit:

2015 Davis Levin Livingston Scholarship

The Honolulu law firm of Davis Levin Livingston has announced their second Public Interest Law Scholarship. The scholarship intends to support law students intending to pursue public interest and add to the ranks of motivated young attorneys willing to consider a career as a public interest lawyer.


  • Recipient is a U.S. Citizen or otherwise authorized to work in the United States.
  • Recipient is accepted and will be attending law school in the fall of the same year following the application.
  • Academic achievement as reflected by an undergraduate cumulative minimum 3.0 GPA


  • A completed Scholarship Application form@ http:!/
  • One to three (1-3) page typed essay.
  • Recipient must have a stated intention of pursuing a legal career in public interest law.
  • An official and complete copy of undergraduate college transcripts
  • An acceptance letter from an accredited law school within the United States
  • Proof of legal residency in the U.S. (i.e., birth certificate, passp01t, permanent resident card, etc.)


  • Davis Levin Livingston scholarship is to be used exclusively for law school tuition and related expenses.
  • A check for $3,000 will be made payable to the award recipient's law school to cover these expenses.
  • Recipient is expected to submit receipts in accordance with IRS regulations.
  • Davis Levin Livingston Scholarship award recipient will be notified of the selection on or about August 3, 2015.


Completed applications must be submitted no later than July 15, 2015. Application materials should be mailed (or emailed in PDF format) to:

Lynne Agbalog
Davis Levin Livingston
851 Fort St. Ste., 400
Honolulu, HI 96813

Download the Application

Empowering Women in Law Scholarship Application 2015

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.

This award will be presented to a current female law student for the following academic year in the amount of $2,000.00 & will be paid at the beginning of the fall semester (2016).


This scholarship is judged & awarded primarily on academic achievement, school & community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities & financial need.

The scholarship must be submitted, in full, by December 31, 2015. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

  • The applicant must be a current female law student.
  • Applicant will have successfully completed at least one semester of law school but will not yet have graduated by fall semester of 2016.
  • Must have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0.
  • A transcript must be attached for application to be considered.
  • An unopened copy of transcripts, sent from the applicant’s most recent law school will be required from finalists before award is presented.
  • This scholarship is a one-time award worth $2,000.
  • Although not required, applicants are encouraged to submit recommendation letters and/or resumes to substantiate their application.

To complete submission for this scholarship, please visit:

Deadline: December 31, 2015

The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) is pleased to announce the 2014-15 Beveridge & Diamond Constitutional Environmental Law Writing Competition.

Organized by ELI and the National Association of Environmental Law Societies (NAELS), this annual competition invites law students from across the country to submit papers exploring current issues of constitutional environmental law. Our goal is to inform the ongoing debate about the constitutional legitimacy of environmental laws and to recognize students who have advanced the state of scholarship through original analysis of cutting-edge topics. The winner receives a $2000 cash prize, public recognition, an offer of publication in ELI’s flagship journal, the Environmental Law Reporter (ELR), and a one-year individual membership to ELI.

Last year’s competition produced winner Paul Stewart of Wayne State University. His article, “The Overlooked Vulnerabilities of State-Level Greenhouse Gas Regulations Under Pike Balancing and Possibilities for Addressing Those Vulnerabilities,” will appear in the December 2014 issue of ELR.

A copy of the 2014-15 competition notice is attached. We would greatly appreciate your circulating it to appropriate law faculty and students. Submissions are due on April 6, 2015. For more about the competition and past winners, please visit

If you have any questions, please contact ELI Research Associate Talia Fox at or (202) 939-3241. Thank you for your assistance, and we look forward to receiving submissions from your law school!

Download the application

HBAA Charitable Fund Inc. Scholarship open to 2L's.

Please mail completed Applications to: Houston Bar Association Auxiliary Charitable Fund, Inc., c/o Phyllis Dent, 1200 Pine Chase Drive, Houston, TX 77005.

Deadline: March 25, 2015

Download the pdf application here

Houtan Scholarship Fund

Description: The Houtan Scholarship Foundation seeks students from all origins, Iranian and non-Iranian, who have high academic performance and proven interest in promoting Iran's great culture, heritage, language and civilization.
Eligibility: Must have working knowledge of Farsi, interest in Iranian culture/heritage/literature, attending graduate school, academic success/significant improvement in academic success, financial need
Award: $2,500 per semester
Deadline: (Fall) June 1, (Spring) October 1
Contact: The Houtan Scholarship Foundation
300 Central Ave
Egg Harbor Twp., NJ 08234
(609) 653-9317

2015 Iranian American Bar Foundation Scholarship

The Iranian American Bar Association (IABA Foundation) was formed in 2013 as the charitable arm of the Iranian American Bar Association IABA). This program provides scholarships to selected full-time students at accredited law schools in the United States and is meant to encourage legal education with in the Iranian-American Community.

If you would like to apply for the IABA Scholarship, please submit the following materials to by the application deadline:

  1. a resume detailing your education and work and community experience;
  2. official law school and college transcripts;
  3. a brief statement articulation why you chose to attend law school, why you would like to become an attorney, and how you believe you will make a difference as an attorney on issues of concern and interest to the Iranian-American community; and
  4. this application.

The deadline for submission of all documents is 11:59 p.m. on March 31, 2015

The winner(s) will be announced in May and will also be invited to attend the IABA Foundation Annual Conference as well as obtain a package from 3Lplus Law Prep course (

For more information and the application, please visit and select the “scholarship” tab.

National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees Annual Law Student Writing Competition

The National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees has established an annual student writing competition to encourage and reward original law student writing on issues concerning consumer bankruptcy and the law. The rules for the competition are as follows.


Entrants should submit an essay, article or comment on an issue concerning Chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code.


Essays will be accepted from students enrolled at any law school during the 2014-2015 school year. The essays must be the law student author’s own work and must have been submitted for publication elsewhere. Notwithstanding the foregoing, students may incorporate feedback as part of a course requirement or supervised writing project.


The author of the first-place essay will receive a $1,000.00 cash prize.

Deadline : April 30, 2015

Download the application and further information (pdf)

The National council of Jewish women Houston section 2015-2016 Academic year Scholarship

for Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Applicants must be college juniors (includes those entering their junior year or above in fall, 2015.

Enrolled in their course of study for academic year 2015-2016.

Permanent residence is in the greater Houston metropolitan area*

*Houston metropolitan area includes Harris, Galveston, Fort Bend, Montgomery, Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Liberty, San Jacinto, and Waller counties.

Preparing for a career in a health profession, education, community or social services, or Jewish Studies.

Note: International students who are here on a student visa do not qualify.

NCJW awards are equal opportunity; open to all students, without regard to gender, race, religion, or other.
Awards are based on financial needs, academic achievement, and career goals.

Deadline for submission is March 9, 2015

Additional information and application attached. Click Here

Questions and requests for additional applications may also be emailed to

Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation

Description: The foundation is able to provide scholarships to Thetas in good standing for undergraduate and graduate education. Please refer to the website for an A to Z listing of scholarships and applications.
Eligibility: Women only, must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen. Scholarships are based on financial need, and be a KAT member in good standing.
Award: Varies by scholarship
Deadline: Varies
Contact: Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation
8740 Founders Road
Indianapolis, IN 46268-1300
(317) 876-1870

Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans

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
Eligibility: New American, merit
Award: $20,000 (plus 50% of tuition)
Deadline: Varies

Practicing Law Institute Bar Review Program Tuition Scholarships

Description: PLI awards scholarships covering the full or partial tuition cost for attending its seminars. Law students generally receive full scholarships to most programs, except for a $25 application fee (below). Faculty usually receives 75% scholarships to most programs. Scholarships are also available to legal aid and government attorneys, judges, judicial clerks, and employees of nonprofit organizations.
Eligibility: Attend bar review course
Award: Seminar tuition
Deadline: Varies
Contact: Mark Dighton, Director of Law School Relations
(212) 8245841

International Scholarships

International Association of Defense Counsel presents the 2015 Legal Writing Contest

The International Association of Defense Counsel invites you to participate in its 2015 Legal Writing contest. The IADC is a professional association that has been serving an invitation-only membership of international corporate and insurance civil defense lawyers since 1920.

Prize-winning articles and honorable mentions will be considered for publication in the Defense Counsel Journal, the IADC’s quarterly academic publication that reaches a broad legal audience from around the world.

  • First Prize U.S. $2,000 and plaque
  • Second Prize U.S. $1,000 and plaque
  • Third Prize U.S. $500 and plaque
  • Honorable Mention – Plaque

All J.D. candidates enrolled in the 2014-2015 academic year at accredited law schools are eligible to submit articles.

Deadline for articles is Friday, May 15, 2015.

Copies of contest rules, writing guidelines, and entry forms can be found on the IADC website at



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