Outside Scholarships

Jan & Feb Scholarships

The outside scholarships listed below are intended for students pursuing legal studies; however, they are not affiliated with American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL). Although the information below is reviewed quarterly for accuracy, it is subject to change at any time by the scholarship organization(s). All outside scholarships received by AUWCL students must be reported to the AUWCL Financial Aid Office and are subject to the cost of attendance guidelines.

American Association of University Women Selected Profession Fellowships
This program is awarded to women who intend to pursue a full-time course of study at accredited US institutions in one of the designated degree programs where women’s participation traditionally has been low (architecture, computer/information sciences, engineering, mathematics/statistics). Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents.

The Berkowitz & Myer Scholarship Essay Contest
This scholarships is awarded to students in need of financial assistance and win a law-related essay contest.

Cherokee Nation Graduate Scholarship
Members of the Cherokee Nation who are enrolled full time are eligible to apply. Priority is given to those who have never received a Cherokee Nation award.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
Scholarship opportunity is afforded to Latino students who have a history of performing public service-oriented activities in their communities and who plan to continue contributing in the future.

DC Law Scholarship
Scholarship to help one incoming 1L or continuing law student with their tuition costs.

The Fish & Richardson 1L Diversity Fellowship Program
The Fish & Richardson 1L Diversity Fellowship Program is comprised of four components:
1) Mentoring
2) A $5,000 scholarship
3) A paid summer associate position in the domestic office of the student’s choice
4) Participation in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) 1L Scholars Program
Candidates must be in good standing as a first-year law student at an ABA accredited law school; demonstrate a record of academic and professional achievement; contribute meaningfully to the diversity of the firm and legal community; and have a sincere interest in Fish & Richardson’s practice areas.

Japanese American Bar Scholarship
Open to students currently enrolled in law school. Applicants must demonstrate an intention to practice law in southern California. Selection is based on participation in the Asian Pacific American community, academic achievement, and financial need.

McAndrews Diversity in Patent Law Fellowship
Candidate must (a) be a first-year law student at an ABA-accredited law school with a diverse background that, in the firm’s view, would help to improve diversity in the field of intellectual property law; (b) have a degree in science or engineering; and (c) intend to practice patent law in Chicago, Illinois. The firm intends to award a paid summer associate (clerkship) position for a period of 10 to 12 weeks following the recipient’s completion of his/her first year of law school. The position is part of McAndrews’ Summer Clerkship program, which annually attracts some of the most promising IP-focused law students in the nation.

Milbank Diversity Scholarship
Milbank Diversity Scholars receive a scholarship and a salaried summer associate position in one of the firm’s domestic offices.  Factors considered in the selection of Milbank Diversity Scholars include academic achievement, demonstrated leadership ability, excellent writing and interpersonal skills, and a sincere interest in our practice. To be named a Milbank Diversity Scholar, candidates must be in good standing at an ABA accredited law school and have successfully completed their first year of a full-time JD program. Students who are members of groups traditionally under-represented at large law firms are encouraged to apply.

Perkins Coie 1L Diversity Fellowship
The fellowships provide students an academic scholarship and a paid summer associate position immediately following the completion of their first year of law school.

Perkins Coie 1L Patent Litigation & Patent Fellowship
The fellowships provide students an academic scholarship and a paid summer associate position immediately following the completion of their first year of law school.

Perkins Coie 1L Political Law Diversity Fellowship
The fellowships provide students an academic scholarship and a paid summer associate position immediately following the completion of their first year of law school.

Paul D. White Scholarship Program
Sponsor: BakerHostetler
Awarded annually to law students of Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, Asian, American Indian or Alaska Native descent, the scholarship includes a paid summer clerkship and a cash award.

Brauns Law, PC Scholarship Contest
Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited college, university, or law school in the United States for the Spring 2018 semester. This includes high school seniors, freshman, sophomores, juniors, college seniors, and law students (L1, L2, L3).

Camden County Bar Association Awards
The Camden County Bar Foundation offers a variety of scholarships to help worthy students achieve their educational dreams.

Finlandia Foundation P.J.C. Lindfors Legal Studies Fund
Awarded by Finlandia Foundation National, this program is open to full-time undergraduate or graduate students of all academic disciplines enrolled in accredited programs in the US or Finland. Applicants must have 3.0 GPA or higher; students studying subjects related to Finnish culture receive special consideration.

Goodwin Diversity Fellowship L1
The Goodwin 1L Diversity Fellowships provide first-year law students from underrepresented backgrounds with awards to help cover expenses while working in a public interest law position during the summer after their first year of law school.

Gurovich, Berk & Associates APC Scholarship
Gurovich, Berk & Associates will be offering a scholarship to one pre-law undergraduate or first year law student.

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.

Law Offices of Jon Friedman Scholarship
The Law Offices of Jon Friedman will be awarding a scholarship to a student pursuing an undergraduate degree in pre law studies, or a student entering law school in the Fall 2018 semester. This is our 4th annual scholarship and is to be used exclusively for tuition or other related expenses. Students must be accepted into a program at any U.S. school for Fall 2018 and have a GPA of 3.0 or above.

The Levin Firm Scholarship
In an effort to make things a little easier for students and their families, the Levin Firm offers a bi-yearly scholarship to individuals who are currently attending or planning on attending an accredited United States college or graduate school in the near future.

William A. McClain Scholarship
Sponsor: Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati
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.

The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation Scholarships
The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation is the largest provider of publicly available scholarships in New Hampshire, awarding more than $5 million to 1,500 promising students each year.

Pi Gamma Mu Scholarships
This program is open to first or second year graduate students who are studying sociology, anthropology, political science, history, economics, international relations, public administration, criminal justice, law, social work, psychology and human/cultural geography.  Applicants must be initiated members of Pi Gamma Mu.

Polito & Associates Scholarship Contest
A scholarship to help students achieve their educational goals. Open to L1, L2, & L3 students.


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For scholarship deadlines in March & April, please click here.