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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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Tax Executives Institute Tax Scholarship


  1. Must be interested in a career in taxation.
  2. Must be scheduled to graduate in May 2016 or later.
  3. Must have completed the introductory Federal Income Tax class.
  4. Must be currently enrolled in or have completed at least one advanced tax course.
  5. Must have a “B” average or greater in tax-related coursework and an overall “B” average or greater.
  6. Must be either: (a) a full-time student, or (b) a part-time student who works full time in a corporate tax capacity at a company in the greater Houston area.
  7. Demonstrate financial need.
  8. Must not have previously been awarded this scholarship.

AWARD YEAR: 2015-2016 Academic Year
DEADLINE: by 5:00pm, Friday, October 30, 2015

APPLICATION: Applicants must provide the following:

  1. Completed application for the TEI-Tax Scholarship
  2. Resume
  3. Transcript (official not required—can print from STANLEY)
  4. Two letters of recommendation, only one of which can be from a tax faculty member at South Texas College of Law.
  5. Most recent financial aid award letter (can print from STANLEY)

Submit all required documentation to the Financial Aid Office, Suite 246, by 5:00pm, Friday, October 30, 2015.


Houston Intellectual Property Law Association Scholarship
Intellectual Property Scholarship offered by HIPLA
Scholarships for Students Interested in Intellectual Property

The Houston Intellectual Property Law Association (HIPLA) Board will award scholarships to Houston area law students of $1,500 or more. Submissions should be returned to the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid or e-mailed to Priya G. Prasad no later than Friday October 30, 2015. HIPLA Board will make the selections in the Fall semester, with awards made during the Spring semester at the annual Judge’s dinner. You should address the criteria below in your submittal. The completeness of your submittal against the criteria will be a factor in evaluating scholarship recipients. There is no actual application.

Applications are considered from 2Ls and 3Ls, or the equivalent thereof for a part-time student. At the time of application, the student must have completed at least 30 hours of law study. The applicant pool is not open to 1Ls or to LLM students.


  1. Please provide a copy of your resume.
  2. Please provide a copy of your current law school transcript.
  3. In letter or memo format, please address the following:
    • A demonstrated interest in intellectual property law (for example, through coursework, prior internships, prior employment, bar activities, student organization activities, publications, or participation in the Giles Rich Moot Court competition).
    • A degree (undergraduate or graduate) in a scientific or engineering discipline or other technical education that would qualify you to practice before the USPTO in patent cases. In your submission, please attest upon the honor code that you are registered before the USPTO or USPTO exam eligible.
    • A relevant statement about financial need you would like the evaluators to consider. Alternatively, you may provide a copy of your financial aid award.
    • Please indicate if you have interned or worked for a Federal Judge in Texas, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, or the USPTO.
    • Please indicate if you have previously received a scholarship from HIPLA.

All applicants agree to have their information, including financial aid award, submitted to the HIPLA Board for review.

If you have any, please contact Priya G. Prasad at

Jameson Crane III - Writing Competition
Thomas Jefferson School of Law Announces the Second Annual Jameson Crane III Disability and the Law Writing Competition

Eligibility: The Crane Writing Competition is open to currently enrolled law students (J.D., LL.M., and J.S.D.), medical students, and accredited graduate program of study in the United States.

Topic: Submitted papers may be on any topic relating to disability law including, legal issues arising with respect public accommodations, education, and higher education, housing and health care.

Format: Submissions should be appropriate for law review publication. Citations should conform to the citation style most frequently used by the student’s discipline. For example, law student manuscripts should employ the current edition of the Blue Book: A Uniform System of Citation. All submissions should be in Microsoft Word, double spaced, Times New Roman 12- point font on 8 ½ by 11paper. Footnotes should be single-spaced. Once inch margins are required. Pages should be numbered. cover page must be provided that includes: author name; contact information; school; and the academic degree currently pursued by the student. Submissions must not exceed 25 pages in length, including citations. Any figures or tables, and the cover page. The paper title should appear on the first full page of text. Identifying information, including student name, should not appear on any page other than the cover page.

Prizes: The winner of the competition will receive a $1500 cash prize and the Thomas Jefferson Law Review will consider the paper for publication under the TJLR’s editorial standards. Two second place winners will each receive a $1000 cash prize. Preference for these additional winners will be given to submissions from disciplines not represented by the grand prize winner. By submitting a paper to this competition, the author grants Thomas Jefferson School of Law the right to edit, as necessary, and publish that paper in the TJLR.

Deadlines: All Submissions must be submitted electronically to All entries must be received by midnight. Pacific Standard Time, January 15, 2016. Winning submission will be announced by April 15, 2016.

Contact: Questions should be directed to Professor Susan Bisom-Rapp:

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

Mexican American Bar Association of Houston Scholarship Application - 2015


  • Be a current student in good standing enrolled in a school listed above
  • Must NOT be an immediate family member of a MABAH Officer, Director or Scholarship Committee member.
  • Must be a paid Hispanic Law Students Association (HLSA) Member

Application Requirements – Application Deadline: May 1, 2016

Selection is based on the following:

  • Personal Statement
  • Community Involvement (including HLSA and MABAH)
  • Academic Achievement
  • Financial Need


Postmark Application Deadline:
The Scholarship Committee must receive the Scholarship Applications by: 5:00p.m., September 14, 2015.

Submittal Instructions:

  • All application materials must be sent together.
  • Send application package to (mail, courier or email):

Ephraim del Pozo
Porter Hedges LLP

1000 Main Street, 36th Floor
Houston, Texas 77002

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

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:

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:

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 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:

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


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.


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”.


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

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
Deadline: The deadline for submitting essays is December 15, 2015

Stewart J. Guss Scholarship


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. 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.

The Essay

The application process requires applicants to write and submit an essay of approximately 500 – 1000 words on a chosen topic. The topic for the 2016 scholarship is:

What law would you change or introduce to reduce car accidents?

  • Essays must be received by February 1st, 2016
  • Applications should be emailed to:
  • Applicants must include: Full name, date of birth, home address, email address, contact phone numbers, current school attended and (intended) course of study
  • After the application period has closed, we will review all submissions and decide on a winner by April 1st, 2016
  • We will notify the winner by telephone or email and make a public announcement on Stewart’s Facebook page and Google Places page

For more information regarding this scholarship please visit:

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.


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.


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).


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: or



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