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 full-time law students who reside in the metro DC area.
Amount:  $12,000-$15,000
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

John D. Ashcroft scholarship
Criteria: The applicant must be entering his or her second or third year of law school.
Factors that will be favorably considered include:
1. Domicile in the Southwest Missouri region,
2. Ties to the Southwest Missouri region (including previous residence in Southwest Missouri), family ties to Southwest Missouri, and/or
3. An interest to reside in Southwest Missouri.
Typical Deadline: April
http://www.springfieldbar.com/?114

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 U.S.
Amount: Varies
Typical Deadline: March
http://hcfne.org/scholarships/

Norall Scholarship
Awarded by the Lexington Community Foundation, this program is open to graduate students who graduated from high school in Dawson County, NE.
Amount: $500-$2,500
Typical Deadline: February
http://www.lexfoundation.org/

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

Camden County Bar Association
Searchable database of awards. See website for details
Amount: $1,000
Typical Deadline:February
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
http://www.atcobar.org/scholarships.php

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://www.njsfwc.org/projects.php?id=21

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
http://www.mercerbar.com/law_school_scholarships.htm

New York

Columbian Lawyers Association of Westchester County
Includes various 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.
Typical Deadline: October
http://www.westcla.org/scholarships.html#_2

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

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: April
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 Resident Scholarship
The Critchfield Law Resident Scholarship is offered for current or former residents of Ashland, Holmes, Knox, Medina or Wayne counties who have completed at least one semester of law school.
Amount: varies
Typical Deadline: April
http://www.ccj.com/

F. Emerson Logee Memorial Law Scholarship
Applicant must be a graduate of a Wayne County High School who has been accepted and planning to attend an accredited law school.
Typical Deadline: June
http://www.waynecountycommunityfoundation.org/scholarships

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
The Law Student Assistance Fund may assist one or more students from Shelby County, Ohio and the surrounding counties abutting on Shelby County, Ohio in their final year of law school by providing assistance to defray the cost of tuition, books, and such other expenses incidental to attending law school.
Amount: $3,000
Typical Deadline: June
http://www.commfoun.com/receive/scholarships.php

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.
Typical Deadline: July
Eligibility: Enteribng 1Ls in the top 50% of the LSAT who have a significant connection to Tulsa County.
Award: Up to $2,500
http://www.tulsabar.com/tulsa-county-bar-foundation

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/

Oregon Student Assistance Commission
Searchable database of available scholarships
Amount: varies
Typical Deadline: varies
https://app.oregonstudentaid.gov/Catalog/Search.aspx

Rebecca and Sada Tarshis Memorial Scholarship
To be eligible for this scholarship, the applicant must be a Jewish resident of Oregon and demonstrate financial need.
Amount: Up to $5,000
Typical Deadline: March
http://ojcf.org/receive/receive-a-scholarship/

Pennsylvania

Chief Justice Samuel J. Roberts Scholarship Fund
Residents of Erie County, Pennsylvania who will be entering their first year at an ABA accredited law school are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Assuming the availability of funds, and provided that the student maintains a satisfactory academic record, the scholarship may be renewed for the student's second and third years.
Amount: varies
Typical Deadline: May
https://www.eriebar.com/foundation-roberts-scholarship

Effie Solomon Memorial Scholarship
Awarded by the American Association of University Women, Beaver Valley Branch. This program is open to female residents of Western Pennsylvania 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.
http://beavervalley-pa.aauw.net/scholarships/effie-solomon/

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: varies
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
https://www.jewishphilly.org/programs-services/educational-scholarships/educational-loan-and-scholarship-funds

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: varies
Typical Deadline: Varies
http://www.gapgolf.org/jwpapp.asp

Washington County Community Foundation
Searchable database of available scholarships for residents of Washington County, PA.
Typical Deadline: April
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
https://www.jewishphilly.org/programs-services/educational-scholarships/educational-loan-and-scholarship-funds

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, or one of the following other Pennsylvania counties: Allegheny County, Beaver County, Fayette County, Greene County, or Westmoreland County.
Amount: varies
http://www.pajustice.org/index.cfm?pg=awards

Rhode Island

Marilynne Graboys Wool Scholarship
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/WorkingTogether/ForScholarshipSeekers/ScholarshipFellowshipOpportunities.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
Sponsor: Community Foundation of Abilene
Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate students from the area of Abilene, Texas.
Award: $1,000, renewable.
Deadline: March
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.
Deadline: October
http://www.texasbar.com

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, or the county of Roanoke, VA, or a graduate of a high school located in those jurisdictions.
Amount: varies
Typical Deadline: March
http://roanokebar.com/for-the-community/roanoke-law-foundation/scholarships/