Diversity Law Student Regional Scholarships

California
Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles Scholarships
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.
Deadline: March
http://www.bwlfoundation.org/

Black Women Lawyers of Northern California (BWLNC) Scholarship
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.
http://www.uncf.org/scholarship/scholarshipSearch.asp

Mario G. Olmos Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: La Raza Lawyers Association – Central Valley Chapter
Description: Applicants must be presently enrolled in the first, second, third or fourth year of legal study and demonstrate academic achievement, leadership ability, involvement in the Latino community, financial need, and ties to California’s Central Valley.
Deadline: February
http://larazalaw.com/events/banquet.html

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 school who (1) are from the Bay Area (The Foundation will decide on a case by case basis if the student meets this criteria); -OR- (2) attend Santa Clara University, Lincoln Law School, UC Berkeley, the Monterey College of Law, the University of San Francisco, UC Hastings, Stanford, Golden Gate University, UC Davis, or McGeorge Schools of Law. The Foundation will also consider activities such as, but not limited to, community involvement, peer counseling, school activities and financial need. Contact: larazalawyers@yahoo.com
Deadline: October
http://www.larazalawyers-santaclara.com

Colorado
Sachs Foundation
Description: This program is open to African-American students who are residents of Colorado.
Deadline: March
http://www.sachsfoundation.org/scholarships/graduate-20101222093728

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.
Typical Deadline: April
http://hlsf.org/

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

Morris Scholarship
Sponsor: Morris Scholarship Fund
Criteria:  Applicants must be of minority ethnic status as defined by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and have a minimum 2.5 GPA. All applicants must be U.S. Citizens and provide a social security number as well as being: (1) Iowa high school graduates and residents of Iowa who are attending any U.S. College or University; (2) Non-Iowa residents who are attending Iowa colleges or universities.
Deadline: March
http://www.morrisscholarship.org

Louisiana
PFLAG New Orleans Scholarship
Sponsor: PFLAG New Orleans
Description: The applicant must be: 1) Self-identified (by means of a written statement on the scholarship application) as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered, 2) A resident of the state of Louisiana at the time of application, 3) Seventeen years old, or older, by April 15th of the award year, and 4) Applying to attend (or currently attending) a post-secondary educational institution.
Deadline: February
http://www.pflagno.org

Straight for Equality Scholarship
Sponsor: PFLAG New Orleans
Criteria: The applicant must be: 1) Self-identified as non-gay, non-lesbian, non-bisexual, or non-transgender, 2) A resident of the state of Louisiana at the time of application, 3) Seventeen years old, or older, by April 15th of the award year, 4) Applying to attend (or currently attending) a post-secondary educational institution.
Deadline: February
http://www.pflagno.org

Massachusetts
Adler Pollock & Sheehan Diversity Scholarship
Eligibility: Entering law student who is (1) permanent resident of Massachusetts or Rhode Island and (2) a member of a diverse group, including LGBT.
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.
Amount: $10,000
Deadline: June
www.apslaw.com

Michigan
Michigan Auto Law Diversity Scholarship
Sponsor: Michigan Auto Law
Eligibility: The scholarship program is open to students who are: 1) currently in their first or second year of law school as well as students entering law school in the fall, 2) a member of an ethnic or racial minority or demonstrates a defined commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career, 3) a U.S. citizen accepted to or currently attending an accredited law school within the United States, 4) able to demonstrate academic achievement as reflected by an undergraduate cumulative minimum 3.0 GPA.
Deadline: May
http://www.michiganautolaw.com 

WNJ Scholarship for Minority Students
Sponsor: Warner, Norcross, & Judd, LLP
Eligibility: Candidates must be accepted to or attending a Michigan law school or be a Michigan resident attending an accredited law school in the United States.
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: April
http://www.wnj.com/Careers/Diversity/Minority-Scholarships-and-Applications

New Jersey
Bernadine Johnson Marshall-Martha Belle Scholarships
Sponsor: The Association of Black Women Lawyers of New Jersey (ABWL-NJ)
Eligibility: The applicant must be a first, second, or third year African-American female law student 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.
Deadline: March
http://abwl-nj.org/scholarship-application/

The New Jersey Hispanic Bar Association
Eligibility: This program is open to Hispanic Americans (at least one parent must be of Hispanic descent) who are or have been residents of the State of New Jersey and who are currently enrolled in and attending an American Bar Association approved law school in the United States.
Deadline: April
Amount: Up to $3,000
http://www.njhba.org/scholarship

New York
Black Bar Association of Bronx County Scholarship
Eligibility: Applicant must be a second or third year law student enrolled full-time or part-time.
Amount: $2,000
Deadline: March
http://www.blackbarassociationbx.com/scholarship-contest.html

Ohio
William A. McClain Scholarship
Sponsor: Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati
Contact: Bernice L. Walker, Esq., Chairperson, Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati Scholarship Committee
Email: BLWalke@msn.com
Description: The William A. McClain Scholarship is awarded to a Black student and Hamilton County, Ohio resident attending any ABA accredited law school who demonstrates leadership potential and dedication to community.
Amount: $2,000
Deadline: February
http://cincyblac.org/Scholarship.lasso

Oregon
Bill and Ann Shepherd Legal Scholarships
Sponsor: Equity Foundation
Eligibility: Applicants must be law students who are U.S. citizens, have strong ties to Oregon, and are committed to equal rights and justice for the LGBT community. Selection criteria include 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.
Deadline: March
http://www.equityfoundation.org/funding-programs/scholarships/

Pennsylvania
Lax Scholarship
Sponsor: Bread & Roses Community Fund
Criteria: Awarded to gay men who live in the five-county Philadelphia region (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties) and Camden County, who are attending accredited colleges, graduate or professional schools anywhere, or to men attending such schools within the Philadelphia region.
Amount: $4,000 - $8,000
Deadline: February
http://breadrosesfund.org/grants-scholarships/lax-scholarship-fund/

Rhode Island
Adler Pollock & Sheehan Diversity Scholarship
Eligibility: Entering law student who is (1) permanent resident of Massachusetts or Rhode Island and (2) a member of a diverse group, including LGBT.
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.
Amount: $10,000
Deadline: June
www.apslaw.com

Texas
J.L. Turner Scholarship
Sponsor: J.L. Turner Legal Association
Description: Open to minority law students from the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, or students attending law school in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.
Deadline: October
www.jltla.org