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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 |


Private Scholarships

State Scholarships

Houston Bar Association Litigation Section


1. Must be a 2L or 3L student at the time of application for the scholarship.
2. Must have a strong interest in a career in litigation.
3. Must have a record of academic merit both overall and in relevant coursework.
4. Must have participated in mock trial or moot court competitions.
5. Prior or current employment in a litigation-oriented position is desirable.
6. Financial need.
7. Must be available to attend a luncheon of the HBA Litigation Section on Wednesday, May 4, 2016.

AWARD YEAR: 2015-2016 Academic Year

AWARD DETAILS: 2 scholarships of $3,500 each, to be applied towards spring 2016 tuition.


Applicants must provide the following:

1. Completed application for the HBA Litigation Section Scholarship
2. Resume
3. Transcript (official not required—can print from STANLEY)
4. Financial Aid award letter for 2015-2016

Submit all required documentation to the Financial Aid Office.

DEADLINE: by 5:00pm on April 27, 2016


Tyler Flood Criminal Defense Scholarship

Tyler Flood is a 2001 graduate ofHouston College of Lawand 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.

Applicants will submit an essay of approximately 1000 words on an area of interest to the applicant in Criminal Law, specifically Criminal Defense. The essay should also emphasize why the applicant deserves the award. Longer or shorter submissions are acceptable. Applicants are welcome to submit video essays.

Suggested Topics may include:

  • Why a permanent conviction for a first offense DWI is unfair compared with punishment for other criminal offenses.
  • Current cases on appeal dealing with warrantless blood draws for DWI. Will All Texas Courts follow Missouri v. McNeely.
  • Why I want to practice Criminal Defense.

May 1st, 2016

Award announced by:
July 1st, 2016


  • Recipient must be a U.S. citizen
  • Applicant must be currently enrolled at STCL
  • Prior award winners are NOT eligible
  • Only one essay submission per student
  • The awarded funds are to be used to pay for law school-related expenses including past law school debts. As a condition of receiving the award, winner agrees to submit a completed W-9. Winner is responsible for all taxes associated with receiving the award.

For more information about Tyler Flood & Associates, please visit Or email

The essay must be original content that has not been previously published.

Submissions should be mailed to:
Tyler Flood – Scholarship
1229 Heights Blvd.
Houston, TX 77008
713.224.5533 fax

Fleming Law Scholarship

Former Elected Harris County Attorney Michael Fleming and his firm have been helping people in the Houston area recover damages from personal injury and other legal matters for over 28 years. He is Board Certified as a specialist in personal injury with the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. His firm, Michael P. Fleming & Associates, P.C. is pleased to offer a $1,000 annual scholarship to provide financial assistance to law students preparing to enter law school for the first time.

Applicants will submit an essay of approximately 500 words on an area of personal injury or civil litigation law with an emphasis on why they deserve the award. Longer or shorter submissions are acceptable. Applicants are welcome to submit video essays.

Deadline: July 1, 2016


  • Recipient must be a U.S. citizen
  • Applicant must be entering an American law school for the first time in the fall of 2016
  • Prior award winners are NOT eligible

For more information regarding the scholarship please visit:

1st Annual Criminal Record Policy Essay Competition

The foundation for continuing Justice and the Law Firm of Higbee & Associates are pleased to announce the 1st Annual criminal record Policy Essay Competition and scholarship for law students. This inaugural competition will award seven cash prizes. The completion is intended to expand the awareness of the consequences of criminal records and the laws that govern their retention, dissemination and expungement, as well as to encourage research into the ways to improve related laws.


The essay should be between 2,000 and 5,000 words in length. The essay must be original content that has not been previously published. Essays must be submitted in compliance with the terms set forth at http://


1st Place: $2,000
2nd Place: $1,000
3rd Place: $300
Honorable Mention (2): $200
Best Policy Recommendation: $250
Best Research: $250

Deadline for Submission: June 30, 2016

Eligibility, Requirements and Details:

• Entrants must be 18 years of age or older and enrolled in a Juris doctor program in the United States during the 2015 or 2016 school year.
• Only one essay submission per law student.
• All entrants will be notified of the results on or before July 31, 2016. Winners will be sent a check via US Mail before August 15, 2016.
• The awarded funds are to be used to pay for law school-related expenses including past law school debts. As a condition of receiving the award, winner agrees to submit a completed W-9. Winner is responsible for all taxes associated with receiving the award.

Scholarship Application Attached for Immediate Distribution to
Law Students Having an Interest in the Study and Practice of Tax Law in Texas

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. 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. The purpose of this scholarship is to assist students with their financial needs, facilitate and encourage students to enter the practice of tax law in Texas, and become active members of the State Bar Tax Section. Selection criteria of the scholarships include: merit, scholastic performance, financial need, and demonstrated experience and interest in the field of tax law. Consideration is also given to extracurricular activities both inside and outside law school, including but not limited to legal externships or internships with state or federal taxing authorities such as the Internal Revenue Service, Office of the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, or Texas-based legal aid societies and clinics.

Applications must be postmarked or received by April 8, 2016. The scholarships will be awarded at the State Bar Annual Meeting in June 2016. Winners need not be present to accept the award.


National Scholarships

Michigan Auto Law Diversity Scholarship


  • The scholarship program is open to students currently in their first or second year of law school as well as students entering law school in the fall of 2016.
  • Recipient is a member of an ethnic or racial minority or demonstrates a defined commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career.
  • Recipient is a U.S. citizen accepted to or currently attending an accredited law school within the United States.
  • Academic achievement as reflected by an undergraduate cumulative minimum 3.0 GPA.

Application Requirements – Application Deadline: May 1, 2016

The Michigan Auto Law Scholarship Program is a competitive process. Applicants must submit the following items:

  • A completed application (visit website).
  • A current copy of an academic transcript with your student name and college name.
  • If entering law school in the fall of 2015, an undergrad official transcript and copy of your acceptance letter to law school.
  • A typed essay no more than three pages long describing your efforts to encourage greater racial or ethnic diversity within the student body of your law school and/or undergraduate program.

The winner of the 2016 scholarship will be announced in July of 2016

For more info and application for scholarship, please visit:

2016 Legal Scholarship Offered by Criminal Defense Attorneys Moses and Rooth Attorneys at Law

Scholarship Value: $1,000

Essay Topic: Do you think the criminal justice system adequately deals with America’s War on Drugs?

Application Deadline: June 1, 2016

Eligibility Requirements:

Will only be awarded to one incoming 1L or a currently enrolled Law Student Hold a 3.0 or higher overall GPA Must be a legal resident of the U.S.

Applicant Must Provide Following Documentation by Email

Essay Requirements:

INTRODUCTION: 100-200 Words: Tell us who you are, why you are applying for the scholarship, your interests, or anything that makes you special.

SHORT ESSAY: In 300-600 words, write about the following: Do you think the criminal justice system adequately deals with America’s War on Drugs?

Essay must be emailed to

Subject line: “Entry for The Moses and Rooth Legal Scholarship” or submitted through our website. Please include your name and contact information within the email. MUST be a legal US resident.

Unofficial Transcript: Provide an unofficial transcript of your current academic status. If you are an incoming 1L, please provide an unofficial college transcript. During the selection process you may be contacted to verify your academic status with an official transcript. You then must mail an official, unopened transcript to ultimately confirm previously sent academic status. Please do not initially send the official copies.

All application materials must be emailed no later than the deadline date. Materials received later will be rejected, resulting in disqualification.

For more information, please visit

The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and the ABA Section of Labor
and Employment Law Annual Law Student Writing Competition for 2015-2016

The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law are pleased to announce their 2015-2016 writing competition. This competition is open to articles written while the author is a student at an accredited law school in the United States.

Entries should address aspects of pubic or private sector labor and/or employment law relevant to the American labor and employment bar. Students are encouraged to discuss a public policy issue, practical implications of a leading case or doctrine, as statute or the need for statutory modification or a common law doctrine. Articles may address U.S. law, international law of relevance to U.S. labor and employment attorneys, or how a legal topic is treated in states across the country.

1st Place: $3,000
2nd Place: $1,000
3rd Place: $500

Deadline: by midnight (EDT) on June 15, 2016

The first place winning article will be published in the ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law. In addition, the author will be a guest at the annual CLE program of the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law and honored at the Annual Induction Dinner of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.

Complete rules are attached and should be read in their entirety. Competition rules can also be found on the College website at

Howard C Schwab Memorial Essay Contest
Section of Family Law

Subject Matter of Essays:

The subject may be any aspect of family law. The primary focus of each essay should be an issue of law, although some interdisciplinary material may be useful in addressing a legal issue. Family law includes dissolution of marriage and other intimate relationships, relationships of persons of the same sex, parentage, custody, child support, division of property, alimony (maintenance), attorney's fees, adoption, dependency, termination of parental rights, rights pertaining to procreation, and alternative dispute resolution of Family Law issues. Family Law generally does not include Juvenile Justice, Probate, Labor, Immigration Law, and sociology topics unless those topics are related to more traditional Family Law subjects. Since winning entries may be published in Family Law Quarterly, entrants are encouraged to write on subjects of national interest. Essays on such subjects usually include citations to the law of several jurisdictions. However, if the law in one state reflects a significant development or trend, that too could be an appropriate subject for an entry.

Eligibility of Contestants:

Second or third-year full-time students; Second through fourth-year part-time students; or First-year students enrolled in schools where the subject of family law is part of the first-year curriculum; Citizens or legal permanent residents of the U.S


First Place: $1,500.00
Second Place: $750.00
Third Place: $350.00

Deadline: April 29, 2016

More information, including the downloadable entry form can be found on:

If you have any questions, please contact Samantha Schooley at

The 2016 Tannenwald Writing Competition

Sponsored by the Theodore Tannenwald, Jr. Foundation for Excellence in Tax Scholarship and The American College of Tax Counsel

Named for the late Tax Court Judge Theodore Tannenwald, Jr., and designed to perpetuate his dedication to legal scholarship of the highest quality, the Tannenwald Writing Competition is open to all full- or part-time law school students, undergraduate or graduate. Papers on any federal or state tax-related topic may be submitted in accordance with the Competition Rules (viewable at

Cash prizes of $5,000, $2,500 and $1,500 for the top three papers.

Deadline for submitting papers: 9:00 p.m. EDT, July 1, 2016.

Mail papers to: Tannenwald Foundation, 700 Sixth Street, NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20001-3980, Attn: Sandie Kiedrowski.

Click here for more information and/or contact: Nancy Abramowitz at 202.274.4164 (

Albertson & Davidson, LLP College Scholarship

Scholarship eligibility and application requirements:

The Albertson & Davidson, LLP College Scholarship is open to individuals who are currently attending or are planning on attending an accredited United States college or university during the fall 2016 semester.

This scholarship is only available for students attending domestic US based colleges.

In order to participate in the essay contests, applicants must submit a 500-word essay answering the question posed below as an attachment to In addition, applicants must provide the following information:

  • Their full name, address, and phone number
  • The name of the institution they plan to attend in the fall of 2016
  • Their major or other program of study
  • If the applicant is under 18, contact information for his or her parents or other legal guardian

Upon receipt of their materials, our attorneys will review the submissions and determine a winner based on the quality of the response and the applicant’s demonstrated potential for academic success.

Please submit your essays by 8/24/16 to Winners will be notified by email on or around 9/01/2016.

If you can answer this question in 500 words, you may receive a $2,500 college scholarship! Your Essay Question:

Courts in the United States have little power to change the terms of a valid will, even if some of its terms seem unfair to people who would normally expect to inherit assets. Do you think that it should be legal to disinherit your spouse or children, and should courts be able to change the terms of a will that they decide is unfair? Why or why not?

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

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

The Reeves Law Group Scholarship

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.


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. Proof of enrollment must be provided. We will accept digital scans of the following as a valid proof of enrollment via email attachment with your application:

• Unofficial transcript (Applicant must submit by mail an un-opened copy of official transcripts if elected as a finalist).
• Letter from Admissions confirming deposit on school letterhead
• Official enrollment verification form
• Acceptance letter on school letterhead

December 15, 2016

For more details and to access application, please visit:



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