Miscellaneous Law Student Scholarships
Baumgartner Law Firm Law Student
Criteria: Applicant must be enrolled at an accredited law school. This scholarship will be awarded based on need and commitment to helping others.
Deadline: August 31, 2016.
Brett Murphy Future Leaders Scholarship
Criteria: 1) Must be a U.S. citizen; 2) Must be a full-time student attending (or planning to attend on a full-time basis) an accredited law school; 3) Must demonstrate admission and plans to enroll, or proof of current enrollment in an accredited law school. *If you have not yet received your acceptance into law school, you may still apply, but the scholarship will not be released without proof of acceptance and enrollment; 4) Academic achievement as reflected by a minimum 3.5 GPA.
Bryce Harlow Foundation Fellowships
Description: Fellowships are awarded to individuals who undertake graduate level studies on a part-time basis and work full-time. Graduate programs may include, but are not limited to, public policy, law and business. Applicants must be accepted and/or enrolled in a graduate program and demonstrate an interests and strong ability for a career in public affairs, government relations or lobbying.
Each participating university has an official Bryce Harlow contact person. AU’s contact person is:
School of Public Affairs
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016-8130
Carole Bailey Scholarship
Sponsor: U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association
Description: This program will award at least one annual law student scholarship of up to $5,000 in honor of the Court's former Deputy Clerk of Administrative Services, Carole Bailey.
Criteria: Applicants must be enrolled or enrolling in any law school accredited by the American Bar Association for the upcoming academic year and demonstrate either an interest in pursuing a public service legal career, or a past or present commitment to public service. An interest in the subject matter jurisdiction of the Court of Federal Claims is beneficial but not necessary for an applicant to be selected.
Charles Hamilton Houston Scholarship Essay Competition
Sponsor: Washington Bar Association Educational Foundation, Inc. (WBAEF)
Criteria: Currently enrolled first and second year law students are invited to participate in the essay competition.
Contact: Natalie Walker, Esq.
Amount: $1,000 - $3,000
Cosmos Scholars Program
Sponsor: Cosmos Club Foundation
Description: The program provides grants to meet specific research needs not covered by other supporting funds, including but not limited to special supplies, travel, unanticipated expenses that would enhance the work, and the like. Specifically excluded are general financial support, tuition, and living expenses (except in connection with supported travel).
Console & Hollawell Legal Leaders Scholarship
Description: Available to students who are pursuing a career in law. Applicants must be pursuing a degree in the following areas: pre-law, paralegal studies, or working towards their juris doctorate in any concentration of the law.
Davis Levin Livingston Scholarship
Description: With this scholarship, the law firm of Davis Levin Livingston intends to support law students intending to pursue public interest law and add to the ranks of motivated young attorneys willing to consider a career as a public interest lawyer.
Criteria: Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or otherwise authorized to work in the United States and must be accepted to law school for the fall of the same year following the application. Additionally, applicants must demonstrate academic achievement as reflected by an undergraduate cumulative minimum 3.0 GPA.
Energy & Mineral Law Foundation Scholarships
This program is open to law students studying energy, environmental, natural resource or mineral law at schools holding membership in EMLF. The following criteria will be used to determine the recipients of the scholarships: (a) potential to make a significant contribution in the field of energy, mineral and natural resources law; (b) academic ability; (c) leadership ability; and (d) financial need.
Farzad Family Law Scholarship
Description: This scholarship is available to all law students who are currently admitted to and attending an accredited law school.
Federal Circuit Bar Association Scholarship Program
General requirements for all scholarships listed below (individual scholarships do have requirements in addition to these): These programs are open to law students who are currently enrolled in an accredited law school who have financial need and show demonstrable interest in one of the many topics that lie within the procedure, substance or scope of the jurisdiction of the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Students with interest solely in areas such as family, bankruptcy, or criminal law, for example, need not apply.
Howard T. Markey Memorial Scholarship: In addition to the above requirements, this award emphasizes a commitment to public service.
Helen W. Nies Memorial Scholarship: Special considerations for this award include encouraging participation of women lawyers in the legal profession; recognizing the contributions of women lawyers to society in general; highlighting academic excellence; addressing need; and advancing the interest of women law students in intellectual property.
Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Scholarship: Applicants should consistently show dedication to the law, the rule of law, and our court system.
Douglas B. Henderson Leadership Scholarship: This award seeks to encourage law students showing financial need and demonstrating outstanding leadership.
William S. Bullinger Scholarship: This award is based primarily on economic need, though academic promise and an interest in Federal Circuit’s subject matter are considered.
Need-Based Scholarships: Depending on available funds and other factors, the Association may also consider awarding additional scholarships based primarily on need.
Federal Communications Bar Association Foundation Law School Scholarship Program
Criteria: This is both a merit and needs-based scholarship. Applicants must demonstrate strength of character, superior academic achievement, and a strong interest in pursuing a career in communications law. Applicants will be selected on the basis of: (1) a demonstrated interest in the communications law field; (2) dependence on financial assistance in order to attend law school; and (3) their law school record.
Amount: $2,500-$10,000 depending on need
Fitzwater Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association Foundation
Description: Open to second year law students with a strong interest in practicing law in the public service/public interest sector in the South Hampton Roads area of Virginia.
Hogan/Smoger Access To Justice Essay Contest
Any student currently enrolled in an accredited American law school may enroll in the contest. Each entry must be submitted through a faculty advisor.
Mark T. Banner Scholarship for Law Students
Awarded by the Richard Linn American Inn of Court, this program is open to law students who are enrolled full-time at an ABA-accredited law school in the US and demonstrate a commitment to the pursuit of a career in IP law.
Nadrich & Cohen, L.L.P. Scholarship Fund
This is an award to be given to a full-time law student attending a U.S. Law School for the upcoming academic year. The student must have a commitment to the civil justice system.
National Council on International Trade Development (NCITD) Scholarship Program
Criteria: This program is open to undergraduate and graduate students currently pursuing a degree related to international trade studies.
NCMA Outstanding Academic Achievement Scholarship
The objective of the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award is to recognize and reward students for outstanding academic achievement in a degree or certificate program directly related to the field of acquisition.
Pride Law Fund Summer Fellowship
The Pride Law Fund Summer Fellowship supports work of concern to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in the public sector, on public policy or of a public service nature, work in the area of civil rights and education, and direct legal services. The PLF Fellowship Program is open to law students working under the supervision of an attorney at a 501(c)(3) tax exempt non-profit organization anywhere in the country.
Red River Valley Fighter Pilots Association Scholarship
This program is open to students who are dependents of any US military KIA or MIA personnel during any armed conflicts involved the US military from 1964 to present OR dependents of air crew members killed as a result of performing duties during non-combat missions. Applicants may also be dependent of a RRVA member in good standing or who was in good standing at the time of their death.
Robert Masur Fellowship
Sponsor: The Nation Institute
Description: The fellowship competition is open to first-year law students who intend to carry out significant activities during the summer (in between their first and second year) in the areas of civil rights and/or civil liberties.
Robert A. Shuker Scholarship
Criteria: Attending a law school accredited by the American Bar Association on a full-time basis, leading to a J.D. Degree. A legal resident of the Greater Metropolitan Area of Washington D.C. which is defined as including the Maryland counties of Montgomery, Prince Georges, Anne Arundel, and Howard and the Virginia counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudon, Prince William and the City of Alexandria. Grantees will be chosen on the basis of financial need, demonstrated community service, prior scholastic ability, recommendations from instructors, and conclusions the Board of Directors might draw from a personal interview as to the individual's motivation, character, ability, and potential.
Salvi, Schostok, & Pritchard P.C. Law Scholarship
The law firm of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. is proud to offer eight (8) scholarships in our Law School Scholarship Essay Contest.
Scrofano Law PC Aspiring Public Defender Scholarship
At Scrofano Law PC, we believe that working as a public defender is one of the highest callings in the legal profession. Too often public defenders are overworked and under resourced. They face daily insurmountable odds in the courtroom and in a system that is often rigged against their clients. To give back to the legal community and express our admiration and appreciation to those who aspire to fight for the underdog, we have created a scholarship for law students interested in pursuing a career as a public defender.
Eligibility Criteria: 1st or 2nd year law student; Interest in legal career representing individuals rather than institutions; Employed in summer position at a public defender’s office.
Deadline: June 1 each year
Application Requirements: Resume, Transcript, Offer letter or other proof of internship at PDS that indicates whether paid or unpaid