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.

American Association of University Women International Fellowships  
This program is open to women who are not US citizens or permanent residents pursuing full-time graduate degrees at accredited institutions in the United States. Several fellowships are available for study outside the U.S.

American Association of University Women Career Development Grants
This program is open to women pursuing coursework beyond a bachelor’s degree (not including PhD). Special consideration is given to women of color and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields.

Banner & Witcoff, Ltd -Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship
This scholarship is part of Banner & Witcoff's continuing commitment to fostering the development of IP lawyers from diverse backgrounds. It is open to all students currently enrolled in an ABA accredited law school and pursuing a career in IP law. The applicant must be a member of a historically under represented group (including race, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and disability) and must have exemplary writing and oral communication skills. Selection is based on academic merit, commitment to pursue IP law, member of underrepresented group, written/oral communication, leadership and community involvement.

Don H. Liu Scholars Program
The Don H. Liu Scholars Program, Inc. (the “Program”) was founded in 2014 by two past presidents of the Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”), Jean Lee and Mike Huang. The Program seeks to identify, cultivate and inspire future Asian American leaders within the legal profession in order to address the single most important reality facing Asian American professionals today – the barrier to advancement.

"Strive to be the Best Criminal Lawyer" $2,500 College Scholarship
Striving to become the best criminal lawyer (or the top lawyer in any area of practice) takes a lot of hard work and dedication. To apply, each candidate is required to write a 750 word minimum essay.

Brown, PC National Business Law Scholarship
$500 stipend will be awarded to a second or third year full-time US law student with a demonstrated interest in business law.

Brown, PC National Tax Law Scholarship
$500 stipend will be awarded to a second or third year full-time US law student with a demonstrated interest in tax law.

The Expert Institute Legal Writing Scholarship
The Expert Institute is offering a scholarship for the best legal blog post written by a law student on the topic of expert witnesses. To be considered for the scholarship, you must submit a 1,500 to 2,500 word blog-style article on the use of expert witnesses in litigation through the online submission portal.

The Georgelis Injury Law Firm, P.C. Scholarship Award
This scholarship is available to all law students enrolled or preparing to attend a law school.

Hispanic Lawyers Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois
This program is open to first-year Latino students who are Illinois residents attending law school in another state.

Howell & Christmas, LLC Visionary Scholarship
A scholarship will be awarded to a high-achieving, bright student who intends to pursue a career in law.

William W. Hurst Scholarship
The Law Office of William W. Hurst, LLC offers two scholarship each year to students who have an interest in pursuing a career in law. One scholarship for the Fall semester and another for the Spring. Preference will be given to residents of Indiana and those entering their first year of law school, however others are encouraged to apply.

Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) Law School Scholarship Program
MALDEF's Law School Scholarship Program is open to all law students currently enrolled full time at an accredited United States law school. Applicants are evaluated for their academic and extracurricular achievements, for their background and financial need, and, most important, for their demonstrated commitment to advancing Latino civil rights in their careers.

Morgan & Morgan "For The People" Scholarship
Essay contest scholarship for students currently accepted or enrolled at a law school

Simplr Artificial Intelligence and Technology Scholarship
Simplr is offering a $5,000 scholarship to a passionate and deserving student who submits a winning essay in our first Annual Artificial Intelligence and Technology Scholarship Contest.

Torgenson Law Renee Torgenson Memorial Scholarship
Torgenson Law is a Phoenix, Arizona injury law firm dedicated to the advancement of equality, impartiality, and access to justice for everyone, regardless of their economic situation.

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

For scholarship deadlines in January & February, please click here.