Diversity Law Student Regional Scholarships

California
Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles Scholarships
Sponsor: Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles Inc.
Description: This program is open to law students entering their second or third year. Applicants must be attending an accredited law school or have passed the California first-year student's examination. They must intend to practice law in southern California.
Contact: 213/538-0137
http://www.blackwomenlawyersla.org/foundation.html
Deadline: March

Black Women Lawyers of Northern California (BWLNC) Scholarship
Sponsor: Black Women Lawyers of Northern California (BWLNC)
Description: Awarded to Black Women law students from the San Francisco Bay area who have participated in a law review, moot court competition, or are working as a teaching fellow.
Contact: bwlnc-mail@bwlnc.org
http://www.uncf.org/scholarship/scholarshipSearch.asp

La Raza Lawyers Association of Santa Cruz County Scholarships
Sponsor: La Raza Lawyers Association of Santa Cruz County
Description: This program is opent o Latino law students from Santa Cruz County, California. Applicants may be attending law school in any state.
Contact: 831/464-2222
viclaw@pacbell.net
http://www.victormcampos.com/laraza
Deadline: November

Mario G. Olmas Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: La Raza Lawyers Association - San Joaquin Valley Chapter
Description: This program is open to law students who can demonstrate involvement in the Latino community and ties to California's San Joaquin Valley.
Contact: 559/229-4900
Deadline: December

Santa Clara La Raza Lawyers Scholarship
Sponsor: La Raza Lawyers Association of Santa Clara County
Description: This program is open to Hispanic students currently enrolled in law schools. Applicants must either be residents of the San Francisco Bay area.
Contact: larazalawyers@yahoo.com
http://www.larazalawyers-santaclara.com
Deadline: July

South Asian Bar Association of Southern California Scholarships Sponsor: South Asian Bar Association of Southern California
Description: This program is open to law students who are currently members of the SABA, of South Asian ancestry, and legal residents of southern California. Applicants must be enrolled or planning to enroll in law school.
Contact: 310/208-1182
npatel@richardsonpatel.com
http://www.sabasc.org
Deadline: March

Wiley Manuel Law Foundation Scholarship
Wiley William Manuel (1927-1981) was the first African American California Supreme Court Justice. Justice Manuel was deeply concerned about the social, economic, and legal problems facing persons of color. The Foundation awards scholarships to Northern California law students who best exemplify the qualities of the late Justice Wiley.
Deadline: April
Award: varies
Contact: Law Offices of George Holland
1970 Broadway, Ste. 1250
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 510-465-4100

Colorado
Sachs Foundation
Norwest Tower
90 South Cascade Ave., Suite 1410
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719.633.2353
Grants of up to $5,000/year are available to African-American students who are residents of Colorado. Applicants must have been in their undergraduate program and must have an undergraduate GPA of 3.60 or better. Need and consideration of the applicant's areas of study and life goals are also taken into account.
Deadline: February

Illinois
Hispanic Lawyers Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois
Description: This program is open to first-year Latino students who are Illinois residents attending law school in another state.
Contact: 312/569-1135
jruiz@gcd.com
http://www.hlai.org/scholarship.htm
Deadline: Various

Iowa
Larry W. Carter Scholarship Fund
Deadline: May
Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate students who are Iowa residents and African-American.
Award: Varies.
Sponsor: Greater Des Moines Community Foundation

Morris Scholarship
Sponsor: Morris Scholarship Fund
Description: This program is open to minority students. Applicant must be Iowa residents and high school graduates who are attending a college or university anywhere in the US.
Contact: 515/282-8192
morris@assoc-mgmt.com
http://www.morrisscholarship.org
Deadline: February

Louisiana
Gay and Lesbian Scholarship
Sponsor: New Orleans Chapter of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
Description: The applicant must be a gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered student (17 years or older by April 15th of the award year). Applying to attend (or currently attending) a post-secondary educational institution and a Louisiana resident.
Contact: 504/944-6013
PFLAG/New Orleans Chapter, Scholarship Selection Committee
Post Office Box 15515
New Orleans, LA 70175
http://www.pflagno.org
Deadline: April

Massachusetts
Adler Pollock & Sheehan Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: June 1st
Eligibility: Entering law student who is (1) permanent resident of Massachusetts or Rhode Island and (2) a member of a diverse group, including LGBT.
Award: $10,000
Recipient will be considered for summer associate position following 1L year.
Criteria: Academic achievement, financial need, commitment to Massachusetts or Rhode Island community and profession.
Sponsor: Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C.
www.apslaw.com

Michigan
Damon J. Keith Scholarship
Sponsor: Wolverine Bar Association
Description: This program is open to law students who are Michigan residents enrolled in an out-of-state law school. Applicants must be in at least their second year of law school. They must demonstrate a commitment to social equality and combating racism.
Contact: 313/962-0250
645 Griswold, Suite 961
Detroit, MI 48226-4017
Fax: (313) 962-5906
e-mail: wbaoffice@ameritech.net
http://www.michbar.org/localbars/wolverine/web.html
Deadline: January

Michigan Auto Law Diversity Scholarship
Sponsor: Michigan Auto Law
Description: $2,000 (1L or 2L year of law school)
Contact: Natalie Lombardo
nlombardo@michiganautolaw.com
http://www.michiganautolaw.com
Deadline: April

WNJ Scholarship for Minority Students
Warner Norcross & Judd LLP has established this scholarship fund to assist eligible students with the cost of attending law school. Each year, a $5000.00 scholarship is awarded to a minority law student. Eligible candidates must be a member of a minority group, currently enrolled as a 1L or 2L, and a former or current resident of Michigan OR attending a Michigan law school. Please visit the Firm's website for additional information and applications.
Deadline: April

New Jersey
Bernadine Johnson Marshall-Martha Belle Scholarships
The Association of Black Women Lawyers of New Jersey (ABWL-NJ) offers an annual scholarships to first, second, and third year African-American female law students currently studying at an accredited law school. Applicants must have permanent New Jersey residency status. Additionally, applicants are evaluated based on documented financial need, demonstrated community service, and a writing sample.
http://abwl-nj.org/scholarship-application/
Deadline: March

The New Jersey Hispanic Bar Association
Seeks scholarship applications from law students currently enrolled in an ABA-approved law school in the United States. For additional information on eligibility requirements, please contact George Rios, Esq.,
Law Office of George Rios,
26 Journal Square, Suite #702,
Jersey City, NJ 07306
(201) 653-2402
rios.george@gmail.com
Deadline: March
http://www.njhbf.org

Porzio, Bromberg & Newman P.C. Diversity Scholarship
Renée L. Davis
Diversity Manager
100 Southgate Parkway
P.O. Box 1997
Morristown, NJ 07962-1997
Criteria: To be eligible you must 1) be a student in your first year of law school in the coming fall semester; 2) have achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.3 at your undergraduate institution; 3) be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States of America and a New Jersey resident; and 4) not be the recipient of a similar scholarship award from another law firm. Transcripts, resume and essay required. Students who are members of groups traditionally underrepresented in law schools and law firms are encouraged to apply.
Deadline: December
Award: $5,000
http://www.pbnlaw.com/Scholarship/Workplace_Diversity_Committee_-_Scholarship_Application.pdf

New York
Black Bar Association of Bronx County Scholarship
Sponsor: Black Bar Association of Bronx County
Description: The applicant must 1.) be a day student entering the first or second year of law school 2) give proof of enrollment at an A.B.A. accredited school 3) be a New York City Domicile at the time of application 4) be African-American.
Contact: Black Bar Association of Bronx County.
P.O.Box 151.
Bronx, New York
718/537-5161

The Metropolitan Black Bar Association Scholarship Fund, Inc.
P.O. Box 1074,
Canal Street Station
New York, NY 10013
Carolyn E. Wade, Esq., (917) 294-2224
Rita R. Brackeen, Esq., (718) 452-4045
Seeks applications from 2nd and 3rd year minority law students attending metropolitan New York City law schools. The awards are based on academic merit, financial need, and demonstrated leadership abilities. For additional information, please contact the Metropolitan Black Bar Association Scholarship Fund, Inc.
Deadline: April

Ohio
Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati
William A. McClain Scholarship
Contact: Bernice L. Walker, Esq., Chairperson, Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati Scholarship Committee
Email: BLWalke@msn.com
Description: The McClain Scholarship is awarded to an African-American Cincinnati resident attending any ABA accredited law school who demonstrates leadership potential and dedication to community.
Amount: $2,000
Deadline: February

Oregon
Bill and Ann Shepherd Legal Scholarships
Deadline: around June 15.
Eligibility: Law students who are U.S. citizens, have strong ties to Oregon, and are committed to equal rights and justice for the LGBT community.
Award: Up to $3,000.
Criteria: Commitment to equal rights and justice for the LGBT community and demonstrated intent to promote the rights of the LGBT community in the practice of law.
Sponsor: Equity Foundation.

Pennsylvania
Lax Scholarship, Bread & Roses Community Fund
www.breadrosesfund.org/grants/lax.html
1500 Walnut Street, Ste 305
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone 215-731-1107
Criteria: Awarded to gay men from the five county Delaware Valley region attending an accredited graduate or professional school
Amount: $2,000 - $5,000
Applications available online September.
Deadline: January
http://www.breadrosesfund.org/index.cfm?organization_id=75§ion_id=1102&page_id=4519

Rhode Island
Deadline: June 1st
Eligibility: Entering law student who is (1) permanent resident of Massachusetts or Rhode Island and (2) a member of a diverse group, including LGBT.
Award: $10,000
Recipient will be considered for summer associate position following 1L year.
Criteria: Academic achievement, financial need, commitment to Massachusetts or Rhode Island community and profession.
Sponsor: Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C.
http://www.apslaw.com/firm-diversity.html

Tennessee
Yes You Can Scholarship
Deadline: March
Eligibility: African-American, GPA of 2.5; resident of King or Snohomish County in Washington or Tipton County in Tennessee; pursuing undergraduate or graduate degree in business, law, technology, science, or education.
Award: $2,000, renewable.
Criteria:
Sponsor: The Seattle Foundation.

Texas
J.L. Turner Scholarship
Sponsor: J.L. Turner Legal Association
Description: Applicant must have a connection to the Dallas-Fort Worth area, be enrolled at an accredited United States law school, and be in good academic standing.
J.L. Turner Legal Association
c/o Oluwande Elam
Pronske & Patel, P.C.
2200 Ross Avenue, Suite 5350
Dallas Texas, 75201
Email: yewande.akin@gmail.com
Phone: 214.658.6515
J.L. Turner Legal Association, the African-American bar association in Dallas, Texas, established its scholarship to provide financial assistance to minority law students who have a connection to the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, and to expose students to the Dallas-Fort Worth legal community. Several scholarships of at least $1,000 will be awarded. To be eligible an applicant must have a connection to the Dallas-Fort Worth area, be enrolled as a second or third year law student at an accredited law school and be in good academic standing. In addition to academic standing, JLTLA considers an applicant's need, disadvantaged circumstances, community involvement, as well as other factors.
Deadline: Sept. 15th
www.jltla.org