Regional Law Student Scholarships


Alabama


Cabaniss - Johnston Scholarship
Awarded By: Alabama Law Foundation
Typical Posting: February
Application Due: June
Criteria: Must be an Alabama resident who is a second year student and demonstrates financial need.
Amount: up to $5,000
http://www.alabamalawfoundation.org/what-we-do/law-school-scholarships/cabaniss-johnson/

California


Frank H. Lang Merit Scholarship
Sponsor: Lang, Richert and Patch
Description: This program is open to residents of the following California counties; Kern, Tulare, Fresno, Kings, Madera, Merced, Mariposa, Stanislaus, San Joaquin, Tuolumne, or Calaveras. Applicants must be enrolled or entering their first year of law school.
Deadline: May
http://www.lrplaw.net/careers/frank-h-lang-merit-scholarship/

Jewish Vocational Service Scholarship Fund
Since 1972, The JVS Scholarship Fund has provided financial assistance to Jewish students from Los Angeles to help them attend colleges, universities and vocational schools across the country. The primary criterion for JVS Scholarship selection is financial need. Jewish community involvement and service are also considered, as well as potential for success.
Deadline: Online application is available January to March
http://www.jvsla.org/programs-and-services/jvs-scholarship-program

Sonoma County Community Foundation Scholarships
Scholarships are open to students from Sonoma County, CA who are currently enrolled in law school or interest in a law-related career.
http://www.sonomacf.org/receive/scholarships/

Santa Barbara Women Lawyers Foundation Scholarships
This program is open to law students who are residents of Santa Barbara County, CA at the time of their application.
http://www.sbwl.org/foundation/scholarships/

Delaware

Delaware Scholarship Incentive Program (ScIP)
Criteria: Awarded to full time students who are residents of Delaware. Applicant must demonstrate substantial financial need. Students must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by April 15.
Deadline: April
http://www.doe.k12.de.us/Page/996

District of Columbia


Robert A. Shuker Scholarship
Awarded by the Robert A. Shuker Fund, Inc.; this program is open to entering and continuing law students who reside in the metro DC area.
Amount:  Varies
Typical Deadline:  April
http://www.shukerscholarship.com

Hawaii

Bick Bickson Scholarship Fund
Awarded by the Hawaii Community Foundation; this program is open to HI residents who are interested in majoring in marketing, law or travel industry management.
http://www.hawaiicommunityfoundation.org/search-scholarships

Office of Hawaiian Affairs Scholarship
Administered through the Liko Aʻe Native Hawaiian Scholarship Program with preference given to non-traditional students; this program is open to students of Hawaiian ancestry who are enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate vocational education training program and demonstrate financial need.
Typical Deadline: March
http://www.oha.org/scholarships

Illinois


Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley
This program consists of many individual scholarship funds established by private donors who choose the specific criteria for the administration of their scholarships. These scholarships are available to full-time students whose permanent residence is Aurora, IL, including Kendall County and southern Kane County, and who are undergraduate or graduate students.
Typical Deadlines: February
http://www.communityfoundationfrv.org/scholarshipprogram.asp

DuPage County Bar Association Scholarships
Applicants must be residents of or have an established connection to DuPage County, IL.
Typical Deadline: April
http://www.dcba.org/?page=DCBF

Hellenic Bar Association of Illinois Scholarship
This program is open to students of Hellenic descent who are enrolled as a second or third year student at an accredited law school, and who is a resident of IL.
Typical Deadline: October
http://www.hellenicbar.org/

Honorable Timothy C. Evans Scholarship
The Scholarship is available to eligible law school students who reside in the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division (includes Lake, Kane, DuPage, Cook, Will, Kendall, Grundy and LaSalle counties), attend an accredited Illinois Law School and who have expressed a commitment to the highest scholastic standards.
Typical Deadline: April
http://www.nwsba.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=5

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago Academic Scholarship Program
This scholarship is open to Jewish students who are legal residents of the greater Chicago metro area.
Typical Deadline: February
http://jvschicago.org/scholarship/

Kane County Bar Foundation Scholarship
This program is open to residents of Kane County, IL who are attending or planning to attend law school.
Amount:  varies
Typical Deadline:  April
http://www.kanecountybar.org/scholarship-information

Indiana

Putnam County Community Foundation Scholarships
This is a searchable database that lists scholarships according to the high school attended by the applicant. 
Amount:  varies by scholarship
Typical Deadline:  varies by scholarship
http://www.pcfoundation.org/scholar_listings_home.html

Massachusetts


Frank H. Wright Memorial Fund
Awarded by the Berkshire Bar Association; this program is open to residents of Berkshire County, MA who are enrolled in law school in any state.
Amount:  varies
Typical Deadline:  August
http://www.berkshirebar.com/scholarship.php


Boston City Federation Scholarship
Administered by the General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Massachusetts, this program is open to women maintaining legal residents in MA and who are returning to college after an absence of at least four years.
http://www.gfwcma.org/scholarships.html

Lawrence Bar Association Scholarships
Offers scholarships to law students who are from Lawrence, Methuen, North Andover and Andover, MA.
Amount: Varies
http://www.lawrencebar.org/scholarships

St. Thomas More Society Law School Scholarship
This program is open to members of parishes within the Diocese of Worcester and be attending or have a letter of acceptance from an accredited law school.
Amount: Varies
Typical Deadline: June
http://www.worcesterdiocese.org/tribunal/StThomasMoreSociety/tabid/535/Default.aspx

Michigan


Benjamin and Cherie Gubin Scholarship
Awarded by the Kalamazoo Community Foundation; this scholarship is open to graduate school students who were Kalamazoo county residents during high school or who graduated from a Kalamazoo County high school.
Typical Deadline: March
http://www.kalfound.org/Scholarships/ScholarshipSearch/tabid/230/s/1250/Default.aspx

Community Foundation of Northeast Michigan
This is a searchable database of all the awards available to students who are legal residents of NE Michigan or who graduated from a NE Michigan high school.  Please see website for specific details of each scholarship and eligibility.
http://www.cfnem.org/CFNEMScholarships.aspx

Missouri


Joseph T. Capelli Memorial scholarship
This program is open to entering and current law students with a preference given to those whose families are residents of Jasper County, MO.
Amount:  varies
Typical Deadline:  may
Contact:  US Bank N.A., Trust Department, PO Box 8, Joplin, MO 64802

Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association Scholarship
Applicants must be residents of Greene County, MO, a graduate of a school in that county, or the child or grandchild or a member or former member of the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association.
Amount:  varies
Typical Deadline:  March
Contact:  417.831.2783
http://www.smba.cc

Nebraska


John W. Newman Memorial Scholarship Fund
Awarded by the Hamilton Community Foundation, this program is open to students who have ties to Hamilton County, NE.  Applicants must be in the second or third year of a JD program at an accredited law school in the US.
Amount:  varies
Typical Deadline:  March
Contact:  402.694.3200 or swidga@hamilton.net

Norall Scholarship
Awarded by the Lexington Community Foundation, this program is open to undergraduate and graduate students who graduated from high school in Dawson County, NE.
Amount:  $500-$2,500
Typical Deadline:  March
Contact:  308.324.6704 or lexfoundation@alltel.net
http://www.lexfoundation.org/

Nevada


LVNBA Annual Legal Education Scholarship
Sponsor: Las Vegas Chapter of the National Bar Association
Eligibility: Any student at an acredited law school in good academic standing with a connection to the greater Las Vegas area.
Mailing Address:
2700 Las Vegas Blvd. S,#$3306
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Deadline: September 30
http://www.lasvegasnba.org/

New England


New England Employee Benefits Council
Awards a renewable scholarship to a student with a demonstrated interest in a career in the benefits field.
Amount:  $5,000
Typical Deadline:  April
Contact:  linda@neebc.org
http://www.neebc.org/scholarship-program

New Hampshire


Walter M. and Eleanor D. Furlow Scholarship Fund
Awarded by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, this program is open to residents of
Enfield, NH pursuing an undergraduate or graduate education.
Amount: varies
Typical Deadline: April 15
http://www.nhcf.org/page.aspx?pid=480

New Jersey


Andrew K. Ruotolo, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to NJ residents accepted for admission to a law school.  Must show interest and commitment to child advocacy and demonstrate financial need.
Amount:  varies
Typical Deadline:  June
http://www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/pdf/prosecutor/ruotolo.pdf

Camden County Bar Association
Searchable database of awards. See website for details
Amount:  $1,000
Typical Deadline:  January
http://www.camdencountybar.org/scholarships.php?p=ls

Haneman-Perskie Memorial Foundation Scholarship
Awarded by the Atlantic County Bar Association, this program is open to Atlantic County residents enrolled in an ABA accredited law school.
Amount:  varies
Typical Deadline:  May
Contact:  Mary Williams Berard, 609.345.3444
http://www.tammyserata.com/atcobar.org

Honorable Nathan C. Staller Law Scholarship Foundation
Awarded to law students from Southern NJ counties of Cape May, Atlantic and Cumberland.  Award is based on academic achievement and financial aid.  Applications must be requested in writing.
Amount:  varies
Typical Deadline:  June
Contact:  609.463.0313, or write to c/o Alan Staller, 3030 Atlantic Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Hudson County Bar Foundation Scholarships
Awarded to law students with Hudson County, NJ residency who demonstrate financial need.
Amount: Varies
Typical Deadline: April
Contact: 201-798-4708
www.hcbalaw.com

Margaret Yardley Fellowship Fund
Awarded to women who are New Jersey residents pursuing post-graduate advanced studies at any school. 
Amount:  $1,000
Typical Deadline:  March
http://76.12.14.20/newsite/index.php/article/sub/9

Mercer County Bar Association Scholarship
Awarded to a law student who is a resident of or has strong ties to Mercer County, NJ, who demonstrates financial need, and who is involved in community organizations.
Amount:  varies
Typical Deadline:  July
Contact:  Christine Brennan, 609.585.6200 or cbrennan@mercerbar.com
http://www.mercerbar.com/law_school_scholarships.htm

Middlesex County Bar Scholarships and Grants
Awarded to residents of Middlesex County, NJ accepted to or attending law school. 
Amount:  varies by grant/scholarship
Contact:  732.828.3433
http://www.mcbf.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=3

Oscar W. Rittenhouse Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to NJ residents accepted for admission to a law school who have an interest in pursuing a career as a prosecutor.
Amount:  varies
Typical Deadline:  June
http://www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/pdf/prosecutor/rittenhouse.pdf

New York


The Brandeis Association of Queens County
Offers scholarships to Jewish law students entering their second or third year of study who are residents of Queens County.  Applicants must show demonstrated financial need, academic promise and community involvement.
Amount:  varies
Typical Deadline:  April
Contact:  718.520.3903
http://wwww.brandeisassociation.org

Bronx County Bar Association Scholarships
The BCBA offers two scholarships to law students domiciled in Bronx County, NY:  the Hon. Peggy Bernheim Memorial Scholarship and the Craig Lensch Memorial Scholarship.
Amount:  $3,000 each
Typical Deadline:  February
Contact:  718.293.5600
http://bronxbar.org/announcements/law-school-scholarship-applications-now-available/

Columbian Lawyers Association of Westchester County
Includes seven scholarships for law students in the upper half of their class who are residents of Westchester County, NY plus other criteria unique for each award.
Amount:  six scholarships for $5,000 and one for $4,000
Typical Deadline:  October
http://www.westcla.org/pages/scholarships.html

Joseph H. Gellert Scholarship
Awarded by the Dutchess County Bar Association, this program is open to residents of Dutchess County, NY who have completed at least one year of law school.
Amount:  $1,000
Typical Deadline:  April
Contact:  845.473.2488 or janna@dutchesscountybar.org
http://www.communityfoundationdc.org/page30020.cfm

Nassau Lawyers Association Scholarship
Awarded to residents of Nassau County, NY who are accepted to or enrolled in law school.
Amount:  $1,000/year for up to three years
Typical Deadline:  May
http://www.nassaulawyersassociation.com/htm/scholarship.htm

Queens County Bar Association
The Association annually awards a scholarship based on personal financial need, commitment to community service and academic achievement.  Applicants must be currently enrolled  in law school in the metropolitan area or a resident of Queens County.
Amount:  $1,000
Typical Deadline:  April
http://www.qcba.com/DynamicContent.aspx?Command=Content&ID=139

Saratoga County Bar Association Scholarship
Two scholarships, awarded to second and third year law students who are residents of Saratoga County, NY.
Amount:  $1,000 each
Typical Deadline:  November
Contact:  518.587.5829 or pclute@saratogacountybar.org
http://www.saratogacountybar.org/scholarship.html

North Carolina


North Carolina Community Foundation
Awards hundreds of scholarships each year and maintains a searchable database to find information on each opportunity. 
Amount:  varies by scholarship
Typical Deadline:  varies by scholarship
http://www.nccommunityfoundation.org/section/scholarships1

The Winston-Salem Foundation
Awards hundreds of scholarships each year and maintains a searchable database to find information on each award. 
Amount:  varies by scholarship
Typical Deadline:  varies by scholarship
http://www.wsfoundation.org/page.aspx?pid=802

Ohio


Critchfield Law Scholarship
Awarded by Critchfield, Critchfield & Johnston Ltd., this program is open to students who have completed a minimum of one semester of law school and who anticipate returning to the Wooster, OH area to practice law.
Amount:  varies
Typical Deadline:  June
Contact:  Kathy Workinger, 330.264.4444 or workinger@ccj.com
http://www.ccj.com/media/Critchfield_Law_Resident_Scholarship_Diversity_Scholarship_Announced-3

F. Emerson Logee Memorial Law Scholarship
Awarded by the Wayne County Community Foundation, this program is open to graduates of a Wayne County high school who have been accepted and planning to attend an accredited law school.
Amount:  $1,000
Typical Deadline:  June
http://www.waynecountycommunityfoundation.org/scholarship-funds/f-emerson-logee-memorial-law-scholarship

Stark Community Foundation
Searchable database of available scholarships.
Amount:  varies
Typical Deadline:  varies
http://www.starkcf.org/scholar_grad.asp

Shelby County Law Student Scholarship
Awarded by the Community Foundation of Shelby County, this program is open to law students in their final year who are permanent residents of and graduated from high school in the Shelby County, OH region.  Preference is given to applicants interested in the general practice of law in a rural setting and students who are married and have children.
Amount:  $2,500
Typical Deadline:  June
http://www.commfoun.com/receive/scholarships.php

Wayne County Bar Association Scholarship
Searchable database of available scholarships.
Amount:  varies
Typical Deadline:  June
http://www.waynecountycommunityfoundation.org/scholarships

Parkersburg Area Community Foundation
Searchable database of available scholarships.
Amount:  varies
Typical Deadline:  March
Contact:  340.428.4438
http://www.pacfwv.com/scholarships

Oklahoma


Tulsa County Bar Foundation Law School Scholarship
Sponsor: Tulsa County Bar Association.
Deadline: June
Eligibility: Enteribng 1Ls in the top 50% of the LSAT who have a significant connection to Tulsa County.
Award: Up to $2,500, renewable.
Criteria: Connection with Tulsa County, Oklahoma; financial need; academic record; extracurricular record; commitment to law; character;, and life experience.
http://www.tulsabar.com/shell.asp?pg=33

Oregon


Dwyer Williams Potter Attorneys, LLP Scholarship
Criteria: This scholarship is available to students anticipating starting law school in the fall of the same year following the application. Applicants must demonstrate academic achievement as reflected by an undergraduate cumulative minimum 3.0 GPA and must have received a bachelor’s degree from an undergraduate college in Oregon.
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: July
http://www.roydwyer.com/scholarship/

G. Russell Morgan Scholarship
Awarded by the Oregon Student Assistance Commission, this program is open to Oregon residents who graduated from Century, Glencoe or Hillsboro high schools and demonstrate financial need.  Applicant must plan to study law full-time, be admitted to the Oregon Bar and practice in Oregon.
Amount:  varies
Typical Deadline:  March
**See the OSAC website for many more scholarships for which law students are potentially eligible.
https://secure.osac.state.or.us

Gayle and Harvey Rubin Scholarship
Awarded by the OSAC, this program is open to Oregon residents currently pursuing JD degrees full-time.
Amount:  varies
Typical Deadline:  March
**See the OSAC website for many more scholarships for which law students are potentially eligible.
https://secure.osac.state.or.us

Rebecca and Sada Tarshis Memorial Scholarship
Awarded by the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation, this program is open to Jewish students who are residents of Oregon on the basis of financial need and academic merit. 
Amount:  $5,000
Typical Deadline:  May
Contact:  Janet Storm, 503-248-9328
http://ojcf.org/receive/receive-a-scholarship/

Pennsylvania


Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia
Awarded to a student who demonstrates financial need and community service activities.  An interview is also required.
Amount:  varies
Typical Deadline:  March
Contact:  215.575.4264
http://phillybarristers.com/scholarship.html#1

Chief Justice Samuel J. Roberts Scholarship Fund
Awarded by the Erie County Bar Foundation, this program is open to students who are residents of Erie County, PA who have been accepted to or are currently enrolled in an accredited law school.
Amount:  varies; renewable
Typical Deadline:  May
Contact:  814.459.0788
https://www.eriebar.com/public-news/mcdowell-michigan-university-grad-awarded-chief-justice-samuel-j-roberts-scholarship

Effie Solomon Memorial Scholarship
Awarded by the American Association of University Women, Beaver Valley Branch.  This program is open to female residents from Beaver County, PA who are enrolled in an accredited law school.  Those who have completed at least one year of law school in good standing shall be given preference.
Amount:  $1,000
Typical Deadline:  April
Contact:  Mary Beth Quinn, 724.846.4260
http://beavervalley-pa.aauw.net/scholarships/effie-solomon/

Faerie L. Angle Scholarship
Administered by the Law School Educational Trust, this program is open to prior and/or current residents of Franklin County, PA, or graduates of Franklin County high schools who are entering or currently enrolled in law school.
Amount:  varies
Typical Deadline:  June
Contact:  M&T Bank, 13 W. Main Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268, 717.765.3322

Howard Fox Memorial Scholarship
Awarded by the Berks County Community Foundation, this program is open to Berks County residents entering their second year of law school.
Amount:  $3,000
Typical Deadline: April
Contact:  info@bccf.org
www.bccf.org

Ida Foreman Fleisher Fund
Awarded by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, this program is open to female students, preferably Jewish, who are pursuing professional degrees.
Amount:  $2,000-$8,000
Typical Deadline:  May
Contact:  Patricia Quarles, 215.832.0514 or pquarles@philafederation.org
http://philadelphia.ujcfedweb.org/page.aspx?id=124638

J. Wood Platt Caddie Scholarship Trust
Awarded by the Golf Association of Philadelphia, this program is open to students who have caddied for at least one season at one or more Member Clubs of the Golf Association of Philadelphia. 
Amount:  $400-$7,000/year
Typical Deadline:  Varies
http://www.gapgolf.org/jwpapp.asp

Washington County Community Foundation
Searchable database of available scholarships for residents of Washington County, PA.
Amount:  $200
Typical Deadline:  April
Contact:  724.222.6330
http://www.wccf.net/for-scholarships/wccf-scholarships/

Samuel F. and Sara G. Feinman Fund
Awarded by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, this program is open to students pursuing medical or law degrees.  Preference is given to students who live in the Greater Philadelphia region and of the Jewish faith.  This is an interest-free loan program.
Amount:  $2,000-$5,000
Contact:  Patricia Quarles, 215.832.0514 or pquarles@philafederation.org
http://philadelphia.ujcfedweb.org/page.aspx?id=124638

Milton D. Rosenberg Scholarship
Awarded by the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, this is a small, direct grant that may be made to a law student from Washington County, PA.
Amount:  varies
Contact:  215.546.6451
http://www.pajustice.org/index.cfm?pg=awards

Richard P. Noll Scholarship
Administered by the York County Bar Foundation, this program is open to law students with financial need from the greater York County, PA area.
Amount:  varies
Contact:  Jeffrey Rowe, 717.771.4397 or jarowe@york-county.org
http://www.yorkbar.com/content.asp?contentid=661

Rhode Island


Marilynne Graboys Wool Scholarship

Contact: Libby Monahan
Funds Administrator
The Rhode Island Foundation
One Union Station
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 427-4017
(401) 751-7983 fax
Awarded to female law students who demonstrate financial need and are residents of Rhode Island.
Amount:  $2,000
Typical Deadline:  June
http://www.rifoundation.org/scholarships/scholarshipopportunities/tabid/190/Default.aspx

Thomas F. Black, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
Awarded by the Rhode Island Bar Foundation, this program is open to full-time students who are residents of Rhode Island and entering their first year of laws school.
Amount:  $20,000
Typical Deadline:  March
http://www.ribar.com/For%20the%20Public/GrantsAndScholarships.aspx

Tennessee


Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
Searchable database of available scholarships for students from Tennessee.
http://www.cfmt.org/request/scholarships/

 

Texas


Jean and Curly Hays Scholarship
Deadline: April
Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate students from the area of Abilene, Texas.
Award: $1,000, renewable.
Sponsor: Community Foundation of Abilene
500 Chestnut Suite 1634
P.O. Box 1001
Abilene, TX 79604
Phone:325.676.3883
fax: 325.676.4206
cfainfo@abilene.com
http://www.cfabilene.org/home/


Legal Professionalism Award

Sponsor: State Bar of Texas
Description: Eligible to be nominated for this award by their law schools are law students who are members of the State Bar of Texas law student division.
Contact: 512-463-1463
flavaerz@texasbar.com
http://www.texasbar.com
Deadline: April

Virginia


James N. Kincanon Merit Scholarship
Awarded by the Roanoke Bar Association, this program is open to residents of the city of Roanoke, the city of Salem and the county of Roanoke, VA and graduates of high schools in those jurisdictions.
Amount:  varies
Typical Deadline:  March
Contact:  540.342.4905
http://www.roanokebar.com/scholarship.html

Judge Elliott D. Marshall Foundation Scholarship
This program is open to law students who are residents of Clark, Frederick, Shenandoah or Warren counties in VA and plan to practice in the 26th Judicial District of Virginia after graduation.
Amount:  $10,000
For more information, please contact Mr. Robert Light, Box 602, Front Royal, VA 22630

West Virginia


Wood County Bar Association Memorial Fund
Awarded by the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation, this program is open to students who plan to attend law school and have a connection to Wood, Jackson, Ritchie, Wirt or Pleasants counties in West Virginia or Washington County, OH.
Amount:  varies
Typical Deadline:  April
Contact:  340.428.4438
http://www.pacfwv.com/scholarships

Wisconsin


Oneida-Vilas-Forest County Bar Association Scholarship
Sponsor: Onieda-Vilas-Forest County Bar Association
Description: This program is open to students pursuing a law degree who reside in or have a significant connection to Oneida, Vilas, or Forest counties in Wisconsin.
Contact: c/o Lawrence & Tyler,
8617 Highway 51 North,
Mincoqua, WI 54548
Deadline: December
http://www.wisbar.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Wisconsin_Local_Bars&Template=/CustomSource/CommList.cfm&CommID=ONEIDAVILA