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

American Law School Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Eligibility: Current JD/LLB/LLM student, undergrad in Boston
  • Deadline: Mid-December
  • Application: Jeffrey S. Glassman LLC

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: 2L; complete application; diverse background
  • Deadline: Mid-September
  • Application: Arent Fox Diversity Scholarship

Arnold & Itkin LLP Academic Scholarship

  • Amount: $5,000
  • Eligibility: Current 2L or 3L, 3.0 GPA, financial need
  • Deadline: December
  • Application: Arnold & Itkin

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: $1,000
  • Deadline: Mid-July
  • 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

Blanch Law Firm Essay Contest

  • Amount: $5,000
  • Eligibility: See website for details
  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Application: Blanch Law Firm

Boonswang Law – Legal Leaders Scholarship

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

Brown, PC Tax Law/Business Law Scholarship

  • Amount: $500
  • Eligibility: 2nd or 3rd year law, interest in tax/business Law.
  • Deadline: Various, see website
  • Application: Brown, PC

Chapman Albin Law Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Eligibility: Law Student
  • Deadline: Mid-June
  • Application: Chapman Albin

Christensen Law Firm Scholarship

Christopher Simon Law Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Eligibility: Incoming 1L or continuing student, 3.0 GPA, legal resident of U.S.
  • Deadline: Late April
  • Application: Simon Law Scholarship

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

Corban Gunn Scholarship

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

DDR Lawyers Legal Scholarship

Diversity Scholarship Foundation

  • Amount: Varies, multiple awards
  • Eligibility: Law student from Wisconsin, Illinois, or Indiana
  • Deadline: Early September
  • Application: Diversity Scholarship Foundation

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

Fales & Fales Family Member Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Eligibility: 3.0 GPA, essay, family member who is/was active duty law enforcement
  • Deadline: August
  • Application: Law Enforcement

Fleming Law Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Eligibility: First Year Law Student, Essay
  • Deadline: Early July
  • Application: Fleming Law Scholarship

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

General Counsel, P.C. First Generation Law Student Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,500 (two awards)
  • Eligibility: First in family to attend law school, enrolled student, U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
  • Deadline: Mid-November
  • Application: First Generation

Georgelis Law Firm Scholarship

Gerben Law Scholarship

  • Amount: $2,500
  • Eligibility: Enrolled law student, interest in practicing trademark law, over 2.5 GPA.
  • Deadline: Late July
  • Application: Gerben Law Scholarhip

GJEL Law Student Scholarship

  • Amount: $2,000
  • Eligibility: Current law student, essay
  • Deadline: Mid-December-Mid May (Biannual)
  • Application: GJEL 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

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

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

John R. Colvin Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Eligibility: Incoming 1L, resident of southern state
  • Deadline: Early May
  • Application: John R. Colvin Scholarship

The Kenneth P. Carp College Scholarship

Kegler Brown Minority Merit Scholarship

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

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

Lavent Law Immigrant Scholarship

  • Amount: $3,500
  • Eligibility: Immigrant (not born in U.S.), enrolled, need, essay
  • Deadline: Early November
  • Application:  Lavent Law

Law Office of Amy Chapman Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Eligibility: Incoming 1L
  • Deadline: Early August
  • Application: Amy Chapman

Lemberg Law Land of Opportunity Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,250
  • Eligibility: Immigrant to U.S. who is U.S. citizen, DACA recipient, or permanent resident, enrolled in JD/SJD/LLM program
  • Deadline: Mid-January
  • Application: Lemberg Law Scholarship

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: Late August
  • 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: Mid-January
  • Application: McAndrews, Held & Malloy

McNeely Stephenson Legal 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-December
  • 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

Morgan & Morgan For the People Scholarship

  • Amount: $5,000
  • Eligibility: Accepted/enrolled law student, essay
  • Deadline: Early December
  • Application: For the People

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: NACTT Writing Competition

Nadrich & Cohen Scholarship

  • 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 Scholarship

NW Corporate Law Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Eligibility: Second- or third-year law student, interest in business law/entrepreneurship
  • Deadline: Biannual, see website for details
  • Application:  NW Corporate Law

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: $1,000
  • Deadline: Late December
  • Eligibility: Enrolled Student, U.S. resident, essay submission
  • Application: Pew Law Center

P.J.C. Lindfors Legal Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000 to $3,000
  • Eligibility: Completed 1L AND a Finnish citizen studying at an ABA-approved school OR an American law student studying in Finland.
  • Deadline: Early February
  • Application: Finlandia Foundation

Provident’s Law School and Pre Law Scholarship

  • Amount: $2,000
  • Eligibility: Incoming/current law student, essay
  • Deadline: Mid-December
  • Application: Provident

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: Early December
  • Application: Richard Linn Scholarship

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

Senior Advice, Senior Caregiver Scholarship

  • Amount: $2,000
  • Eligibility: Enrolled college student, student who has been a caregiver for senior friend or relative
  • Deadline: Mid-July
  • Application: Senior Caregiver 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: Early October
  • 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

Stoddard Legal Scholarship

  • Amount: $2,000
  • Eligibility: Incoming first-year student who has published an article
  • Deadline: Early May
  • Application: Stoddard Legal Scholarship

Sutliff & Stout Law Scholarship

  • Amount: $2,000
  • Eligibility: Enrolled law student, essay
  • Deadline: Early August
  • Application: Sutliff & Stout

Timothy J. Ryan & Associates Scholarship

Wage Theft Education Scholarship

  • Amount: Multiple awards
  • Eligibility: Enrolled law student/essay or video
  • Deadline: Late June
  • Application: Wage Theft Education

Wallin & Klarich Scholarship

  • Amount: $2,500
  • Eligibility: First-year student, interest in becoming criminal justice attorney, 3.0 undergrad GPA
  • Deadline: See website for details.
  • Application: Wallin & Klarich 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 September
  • Application: Weiss & Paarz Annual Law Scholarship

Welsh & Welsh Law Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Eligibility: First-year student, short essay
  • Deadline: mid-July
  • 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