External scholarships

ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund

  • Amount: $5,000
  • Eligibility: Entering 1L, Diversity
  • Deadline: Early March
  • Application: ABA Legal Opportunity

African American Law Student Fellowship Program

  • Amount: $1,000 - $10,000
  • Eligibility: African American; completed two consecutive of years of full time study; intend to return to black community; US Citizen
  • Deadline: May
  • Application: African American Law Student Fellowship

Ambrosio E. Rodriguez Scholarship

  • Amount: $3,500
  • Eligibility: Enrolled accredited US college; US citizen; financial need; complete essay
  • Deadline: Early September
  • Application: Ambrosio Rodriguez Scholarship

Andrew K. Ruotolo, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

  • Amount: $2,500
  • Eligibility: New Jersey resident; accepted for admission to law school; interest in enhancing rights and well-being of children
  • Deadline: June 15
  • Application: Andrew K. Ruotolo Memorial Scholarship

Answering Legal’s Future Attorneys of America Scholarship

Arent Fox Diversity Scholarship

  • Amount: $20,000 (two installments)/Internship
  • Eligibility: 1L; complete application; diverse background
  • Deadline: Mid-January
  • Application: Arent Fox Diversity Scholarship

Bajaj Law Scholarship

  • Amount: $2,500
  • Eligibility: Enrolled/accepted to law school, financial need, U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Deadline: Early September
  • Application: Bajaj Law Scholarship

Baumgartner Law Firm Scholarship

  • Amount: $3,000
  • Eligibility: Enrolled accredited law school; based on need and commitment to help others
  • Deadline: Late August
  • Application: Baumgartner law scholarship

Bey & Associates Scholarship

  • Amount: $1000
  • Deadline: early January
  • Eligibility: first year student, short essay
  • Application: Bey and Associates

Black Lawyers Association (William A. McClain Scholarship)

  • Amount: $2,000
  • Eligibility: Black student; must be resident of Ohio, Hamilton County; enrolled in accredited law school; financial need
  • Deadline: mid-February
  • Application: Black Lawyers Association

Boling Rice, LLC

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Eligibility: Current or incoming student; complete essay
  • Deadline: see website for deadlines
  • Application: Boling Rice

Boonswang Law – Legal Leaders Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: Late July
  • Eligibility: Law student, 3.25 GPA, legal resident
  • Application: Legal Leaders Scholarship

Brandy Austin Law Scholarship

  • Amount: $1000
  • Deadline: mid-December
  • Eligibility: Enrolled student, commitment to promoting social justice, essay
  • Application: Brandy Austin Law Scholarship

Brown, PC Tax Law/Business Law Scholarship

  • Amount: $500
  • Deadline: early December
  • Eligibility: 2nd or 3rd year Law, interest in Tax/Business Law.
  • Application: Brown, PC

Citywide Law Scholarship

  • Amount: $1500
  • Deadline: Early March
  • Eligibility: Enrolled Law Student, financial need, essay
  • Application: Citywide Law Scholarship

Clark Law Office Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Eligibility: US citizen; attending law school; cumulative GPA 3.0 or higher
  • Deadline: Mid-July
  • Application: Clark Law Office Scholarship

Console & Hollawell Legal Scholarship

Corban Gunn Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: Biannual. See website for submission deadline
  • Eligibility: First-year student, 500 word essay
  • Application: Corban Gunn Scholarship

Honorable Cynthia S. Emkes Scholarship

  • Amount: Varies
  • Eligibility: Female student first priority; past graduate of Johnson County, IN; enroll in Indiana accredited law school; history of community involvement in leadership role; minimum GPA 3.0
  • Deadline: Late February
  • Application: Honarable Cynthia S. Emkes Scholarship

Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship for Law Students

  • Amount: $5,000
  • Eligibility: Entered JD program in accredited law school; commitment to IP Law; member of underrepresented group
  • Deadline: Early-November
  • Application: Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship

Expert Institute Legal Writing Scholarship

  • Amount: $2,000
  • Deadline: Late December
  • Eligibility: Law Student, submit legal blog post
  • Application: Legal Writing Scholarship

Feigenbaum Scholarship Video Contest

Fitch Law Firm Scholarship Essay Contest

  • Amount: $2,500
  • Deadline: mid-December
  • Eligibility: Enrolled student in good standing, essay
  • Application: Scholarship Essay Contest

For the People Scholarship

  • Amount: $2,000
  • Deadline: December 1
  • Eligibility: Enrolled law student
  • Application: For the People

Frost Brown Todd Diversity Scholarship

  • Amount: $2,000 (multiple awards)
  • Eligibility: Diverse background. Service to community, profession, and cause of diversity. Academic excellence.
  • Deadline: Early September
  • Application: Contact Financial Aid Office for details

George V. Powell Diversity Scholarship

  • Amount: $7,500
  • Deadline: Early September
  • Eligibility: Second Year, Highly Qualified, Leadership & Community Service
  • Application: Powel Diversity Scholarship

George J. Nofer Scholarship

  • Amount: $5,000
  • Eligibility: Pre-lingual bilateral hearing loss; use listening and spoken language; attend accredited school; PTA of 60dB or greater
  • Deadline: Mid-April
  • Application: George J. Nofer Scholarship

Glenn Peters Trust Law Scholarship

  • Amount: Varies
  • Eligibility: Residents of counties within Northern District of Indiana (see application); attend an accredited school
  • Deadline: June 1
  • Application: Contact IULAWFA@indiana.edu

Goldberg & Osborne Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Eligibility: Attending college or trade school; agree to not text and drive
  • Deadline: Late December
  • Application: Goldberg & Osborne

ICLEO Summer Institute

  • Amount: Varies
  • Eligibility: Indiana resident, graduate from an Indiana college, or graduate (in the last five years) from an Indiana high school if attending college out of state; minority, low income, or educationally disadvantaged college graduates. Plan to attend law school in Indiana.
  • Deadline: February
  • Application: ICLEO Fellowship

James Miller Scholarship

  • Amount: $3,000
  • Eligibility: Attend IU Maurer School of Law, need, working student
  • Deadline: November
  • Application: James Miller Scholarship

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago’s Academic Scholarship Program

  • Amount: $1,000 - $8,000
  • Eligibility: Jewish; born and raised in Chicago area; enrolled in accredited Law school; demonstrate financial need
  • Deadline: Early February
  • Application: Jewish Federation Metropolitan Chicago

The Kenneth P. Carp College Scholarship

Kegler Brown Minority Merit Scholarship

  • Amount: $10,000; paid summer clerkship
  • Eligibility: 1L; resume; transcripts; complete application
  • Deadline: Mid-January
  • Application: Kegler Brown Minority Scholarship

King & Spalding Diversity Fellowship Program

  • Amount: $10,000 and a summer clerkship
  • Eligibility: Meet academic and hiring criteria; member of ethnic/racial group or member of LGBT community
  • Deadline: Early September
  • Application: King & Spaulding Fellowship

Latham Diversity Scholars Program

  • Amount: $25,000 (two disbursements)
  • Eligibility: Enrolled in ABA accredited law school; intend to practice in major US city; completed 1st year of full time JD program
  • Deadline: Late September
  • Application: Latham Diversity

Levin Firm Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Eligibility: Currently attend or planning to attend law school
  • Deadline: Biannual (see website)
  • Application: Levin Scholarship

MCCA Lloyd M. Johnson Jr. Scholarship

  • Amount: $10,000
  • Eligibility; US Citizen; 1L; interest in corporate law/diversity; financial need ; GPA 3.2;
  • Deadline: Mid-June
  • Application: LMJ Scholarship

McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd – Diversity in Patent Law Fellowship Program

  • Amount: $5,000/paid summer clerkship
  • Eligibility: 1L; accredited law school; diverse background; technical degree; commit to pursuing patent law career in Chicago.
  • Deadline: Early December
  • Application: McAndrews, Held & Malloy

McNeely Stephenson Legal Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Eligibility:Incoming first-year law student; previously published writing sample
  • Deadline: Early-May
  • Application: McNeely Scholarship

Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund

  • Amount: $2,500 to $5,000
  • Eligibility: Financial need, dedication to advancing Latino civil rights
  • Deadline: Mid-January
  • Application: MALDEF Law School Scholarship

Michigan Auto Law Diversity Scholarship

  • Amount: $2,000
  • Eligibility: Entering 1L, 2L, Diversity
  • Deadline: Late May/Early June
  • Application: Michigan Auto Law

Moses and Rooth Legal Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Eligibility: 1L; Enrolled accredited law school; minimum 3.0 GPA; legal US resident; complete essay
  • Deadline: Early June
  • Application: Legal Scholarship/Moses and Rooth

NACTT Law Student Writing Competition

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Eligibility: Enrolled Law Student, Submission of Ch. 13 bankruptcy essay.
  • Deadline: Late April
  • Application:

Nadrich & Cohen Emergency Fund

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Eligibility: Must submit a 750-1000 word essay detailing the importance of jury trials in our society.
  • Deadline: Early-August
  • Application: Nadrich & Cohen Emergency Fund

Paul and Daisy Soros New American Scholarship

  • Amount: Stipend and tuition assistance
  • Eligibility: Graduate/Professional Student, citizenship status, 1L or 2L
  • Deadline: Early November
  • Application: Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship

Peck Law Firm Scholarship

  • Amount: $2,000
  • Deadline: Late May
  • Eligibility: Citizen, 3.0 GPA, Essay
  • Application: The Peck Firm

Percy Martinez Law Scholarship

  • Amount: $5,000
  • Deadline: Late December
  • Eligibility: Accepted &/or enrolled law student, volunteer in law, short essay
  • Application: Percy Martinez Law Scholarship

Pew Law Center Scholarship

  • Amount: $1000
  • Deadline: Late December
  • Eligibility: Enrolled Student, U.S. Resident, Essay Submission
  • Application: Pew Law Center

Puerto Rican Bar Association

Renee Torgenson Memorial Scholarship

The Reeves Law Group Scholarship Contest

  • Amount: $3,000
  • Eligibility: Senior undergraduate who has applied to law school or current law student
  • Deadline: December 15th
  • Application: Reeves Law Group

Reiff and Bily Legal Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Eligibility: US Citizen; plans to enroll or enrolled in accredited institution; minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Deadline: Early July
  • Application: Reiff and Bily Legal Scholarship

Richard Linn American Inn of Court Mark T. Banner Scholarship

  • Amount: $10,000
  • Eligibility: Have entered a JD program at accredited law school in US; member of underrepresented group in IP Law
  • Deadline: Mid-November
  • Application: Richard Linn Scholarship

Richard S. White Fellowship

  • Amount: $7,500
  • Eligibility: Demonstrate interest in furthering diversity in community; communicate interest to both the practice areas represented at Helsell Fetterman and to building a practice in Seattle area
  • Deadline:Mid-August
  • Application: Richard S. White Fellowship

Robert A. Shuker Scholarship

  • Amount: $7,500 - $15000
  • Eligibility: resident of Greater Metropolitan Area of Washington DC; FT any accredited Law school
  • Deadline: mid-April
  • Application: Robert A. Shuker Scholarship

Rosenfield Injury Lawyers Single Mother Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Eligibility: Enrolled accredited law school in US; mother attending school; minimum 3.0 GPA;
  • Deadline: Early December
  • Application: Rosenfield Single Mother Scholarship

Serbian Bar Association

  • Amount: $1,000 - $2,000
  • Eligibility: Serbian birth or ancestry and/or their spouses who are enrolled in an accredited law school in the United States.
  • Deadline: Mid-March
  • Application: Serbian Scholarship

Simmons and Fletcher Excellence in Ethics Scholarship

Spolin Law Civil Rights and Criminal Law Essay Competition

  • Amount: $1000
  • Deadline: Early October
  • Eligibility: Enrolled Student, 3.0 GPA, Essay
  • Application: Spolin Law Scholarship

Thomas F. Black Jr. Scholarship of Rhode Island Bar Foundation

  • Amount: $20,000
  • Eligibility: Rhode Island resident/demonstrate financial need/entering first year
  • Deadline: Mid-March
  • Application: Thomas F. Black Scholarship

Timothy J. Ryan & Associates Scholarship

Urban & Taylor Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: Biannual. See website for submission deadline
  • Eligibility: First-year student, short essay
  • Application: Urban & Taylor Scholarship

Vogel LLP Family Law Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: Late June
  • Eligibility: Rising 3L with interest in family law
  • Application: Family Law Scholarship

Weiss & Paarz Annual Law Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Eligibility: New or continuing law student, financial need, commitment to local community and philanthropy
  • Deadline: Early May
  • Application: Weiss & Paarz Annual Law Scholarship

Welsh & Welsh Law Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: Early January/Early August
  • Eligibility: First Year Student, Short essay
  • Application: Welsh & Welsh

William J. Moran Indiana University Maurer School of Law Scholarship

  • Amount: $2,000
  • Eligibility: 2L or 3L, Graduated from high school in Lake, Porter, or LaPorte County IN.
  • Deadline: June 1st
  • Application: William J. Moran Scholarship

William W. Hurst Law Scholarship

  • Amount: $500
  • Eligibility: Interest in pursuing a career in law; preference to Indiana residents
  • Deadline: Late December/Late July
  • Application: Hurst Law Scholarship

Zatuchni Law Scholarship

  • Amount: $5,000
  • Eligibility: US Citizen; 2L or 3L; interested in employment law; minimum GPA of 3.3
  • Deadline: September 1
  • Application Zatuchni Law Scholarship