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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
Fax: 713-659-3807 |
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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: https://baumgartnerlawyers.com/baumgartner-law-firm-scholarship-application

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.


The Steven M. Sweat Annual College Scholarship Essay Competition

Description: Providing $1,000 each year to help students meet the increasing costs of obtaining a higher education According to a 2014 report published by Bloomberg, college tuition continues to outpace the rate of inflation. Consequently, more and more students and families find it difficult to meet the costs associated with attending college. For this reason, the Law Offices of Steven M. Sweat, APC is pleased to hold an annual college essay contest to help a current or prospective college student meet the costs associated with obtaining a degree. Details regarding the essay contest and submission guidelines are provided on www.victimslawyer.com/scholarship.

Deadline: Applications should be sumitted by December 01, 2015


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: http://www.augerlaw.com/disabled-scholar-award/#sthash.Pmm0d1Uh.dpuf

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:

http://www.augerlaw.com/disabled-scholar-award/#sthash.Pmm0d1Uh.dpuf


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.

Verification:

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.

Disqualification:

  • 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: http://www.johnson-moo.com/charles-moo-scholarship/


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).

Requirements:

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.
INCOMPLETE 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:
http://thepearcelawfirm.com/empowering-scholarship-2015#sthash.6bX4lZUW.dpuf

Deadline: December 31, 2015


The Expert Institute Legal Blog Post Writing Contest

The Expert Institute has recently launched their second annual writing contest for law school students. The writing contest is definitely different than the standard essay competition; it challenges students to take on a "blog post" format piece that must be logically sound, well researched, and informative, while still being readable and enjoyable to lay people.

Details about the contest, as well as the full rules, can be found on the contest page here:

http://www.theexpertinstitute.com/writing-contest


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
info@houtan.org
http://www.houtan.org/application.asp


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
Email:  FDNmail@kappaalphatheta.org
http://katf2.msclienthost2.com/scholarships


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
Email: pdsoros_fellows@sorosny.org
http://www.pdsoros.org/


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
Email:  mdighton@pli.edu
http://www.pli.edu/public/scholarships/default.asp




The Reeves Law Group Scholarship

Description:

The Reeves Law Group is awarding a $2,500 scholarship to a deserving student and future lawyer who authors a winning essay in our third annual Scholarship Essay Contest. Our law firm specializes in representing victims of accidents and other tragic circumstances. As lawyers, we feel fortunate to be advocates in the justice system for those who have no voice of their own. Helping people in need by providing them with our resources and expertise in the legal system is one of our greatest rewards.

Requirements:

We would like you to tell your story in a brief narrative, starting with an introduction about who you are, your interests, and anything else you feel we should know about you. Then in a 750-1000 words essay (or PowerPoint or Prezi presentation), give us your submission on the following topic: “My dream contribution to society as a lawyer”.

Eligibility:

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 in their senior year who has applied or will apply to a law school during 2015. For more information and requirements for this scholarship, please go to www.robertreeveslaw.com/scholarship.

Judging Criteria:

The scholarship will be awarded to the applicant who best conveys a strong desire and goal of using the legal system to fix or improve a problem in society.

Scholarship Dates and Submission

When: We are now accepting submissions.
Where: Please send your story to scholarship@robertreeveslaw.com
Deadline: The deadline for submitting essays is December 15, 2015



International Scholarships


International Humanitarian Law Student Writing Competition

The Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law at American University Washington College of Law, the American Society of International Law’s (ASIL) Lieber Society, and the American Red Cross International Humanitarian Law team seek submissions of papers for the Fifth Annual International Humanitarian Law Student Writing Competition. This competition aims to promote interest and enhance scholarship in international humanitarian law among students as well as deepen their understanding of this important area of international law.

TOPIC:

The theme of the 2015 Competition is “The Intersection of International Humanitarian Law and Gender”. Papers should focus on the ways in which IHL intersects with gender issues, such as the role of women as combatants, the gendered use of sexual violence during times of armed conflict, the impact of gender stereotyping on international humanitarian law, etc. Papers without a direct focus on this theme will not be reviewed.

ELIGIBILITY and REQUIRMENTS:

Papers must be written by students currently enrolled in a law degree program at a U.S. or foreign law school as of the submission deadline. Submissions must be unpublished academic papers written solely in English by the candidate. Please see the competition website for further detail and requirements for submission. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 11:59 PM (EST).

AWARD:

The winning author will receive a $50 cash prize and one – year ASIL student membership. The winning author will also have the opportunity to present their paper in discussion with a panel of expert professor sand practitioners through an online virtual conference.

For detailed competition rules, please visit:

www.wclcenterforhr.org or teachingihl@wcl.american.edu


 

   

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