Outside Scholarships

July & August Deadlines

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.

Dominican Bar Association Law Student Scholarship
Each year, the DBA awards scholarships to eligible law students who demonstrate community service involvement, academic commitment and financial need. Rising first-year, second-year, third-year, and fourth-year part-time students who are matriculated at an ABA accredited law school may apply to receive a scholarship.

Arent Fox Diversity Scholarship Program
The firm will award five minority law students with a Diversity Scholarship and a salaried position in the firm’s summer associate program.

Carole Bailey Scholarship
Sponsor: U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association
This program will award at least one annual law student scholarship  in honor of the Court's former Deputy Clerk of Administrative Services, Carole Bailey.
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.

Goodwin 2L Diversity Fellowship
These fellowships offer financial awards to students of color who work in public interest positions the summer after their first year of law school. Selected fellows are guaranteed a "straight-to-callback" interview with a Goodwin Procter office of their choice in the fall interviewing season during their second year of law school. Fellows are also invited to participate in some of our summer associate program events during their summer at the public interest organization.


For scholarship deadlines in May & June, please click here.

For scholarship deadlines in September & October, please click here.