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Phone: (812) 855-7746
E-mail: iulawfa [at] indiana [dot] edu

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Doctor of Jurisprudence (JD)

External Scholarships


ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund

  • Amount:  $5000  
  • Eligibility:  Entering 1L, Diversity
  • Deadline:  Early March 2015
  • Application:  ABA Legal Opportunity

Adler Pollock & Sheehan Diversity Scholarship

  • Amount:  $10000 
  • Eligibility:  Entering 1L, Diversity; Permanent resident of Massachusetts or Rhode Island
  • Deadline:  June 1
  • Application:  Adler Pollack Diversity

African American Law Student Fellowship Program

  • Amount:  $1000 - $10000 
  • Eligibility:  African American;  completed 2 consecutive of years of full time study; intend to return to Black community; US Citizen
  • Deadline:  May
  • Application:   African American Fellowship

Andrew K Ruotolo, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

  • Amount:  $2500 
  • 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

Allan R. Bloomfield Diversity Scholarship

Arent Fox Diversity Scholarship

  • Amount:  $15000; 10 week summer program in Washington, New York or Los Angeles
  • Eligibility: 1L; complete application; diverse background
  • Deadline: Mid-January 
  • Application: Arent Fox Diversity Scholarship

Avvo JD Law Student Scholarship

  • Amount:  $10000
  • Eligibility:  Enrolled in Accredited Law School
  • Deadline: Early-January 
  • Application:  Avvo JD Law

Beverly Hills Bar Association Rule of Law Competition

  • Amount:  $2500 or less
  • Eligibility: Submit entry; juris doctorate candidates enrolled in accredited school as of January 1
  • Deadline:  April 1, 2015
  • Application:  Beverly Hills Bar Association

Baumgartner Law Firm Scholarship

  • Amount:  $3000
  • Eligibility: Enrolled accredited law school;; based on need and commitment to help others
  • Deadline:  August 31, 2015
  • Application:   baumgartner law scholarship

Black Lawyers Association

  • Amount:  $2000
  • Eligibility:  Black Student; must be resident of Ohio, Hamilton County; enrolled in accredited law school; financial need
  • Deadline:  Third Wednesday of February
  • Application:  Black Lawyers Association

Boling Rice, LLC

  • Amount:  $1000
  • Eligibility: Current or incoming student;  complete essay
  • Deadline:  Mid-January 2015
  • Application: Boling Rice

Boston Immigration Law Scholarship

  • Amount:  $1000
  • Eligibility: US born student whose parents are both from another country, or foreign-born student who immigrated to US; currently enrolled; submit essay
  • Deadline: May 1, 2015
  • Application: Immigration Law Scholarship

Brett Murphy Future Leaders Scholarship

  • Amount:  $2000
  • Eligibility:  U.S. Citizen, Accepted to Accredited Law School, 3.5 GPA, Interest in Personal Injury Law
  • Deadline:  Mid-July 2015
  • Application:  Brett Murphy Future Leaders

Buckfire & Buckfire Diversity Scholarship

William S Bullinger Scholarship

  • Amount:  $5000
  • Eligibility: Enrolled and pursuing law degree; academic  promise;  financial need; interest in topics within scope of Federal Appeals Court.
  • Deadline: Spring
  • Application:  William Bullinger Scholarship

 Clark Law Office Scholarship

  • Amount:  $1000
  • Eligibility:  U S Citizen; attending Law School; cumulative GPA 3.0 or higher
  • Deadline: Mid-July 2015
  • Application: Clark Law Office Scholarship

Coles-Cumberland Bar Association

  • Amount:  $1000
  • Eligibility: close connection to Coles County/Cumberland County, Illinois communities; based on academic and extracurricular achievements, background and financial need
  • Deadline: Late January 
  • Application:  Coles-Cumberland Bar Association

Console & Hollawell 2015 Legal Scholarship

Crosner Legal Scholarship

  • Amount:  $1000
  • Eligibility:  U S Citizen;  enrolled;  GPA 3.0 or higher
  • Deadline: Mid-December
  • Application: Crosner Legal Scholarship

Davis Levin Livingston Scholarship

  • Amount:  $3000
  • Eligibility:  U S Citizen;  accepted and will attend following Fall; GPA 3.0 or higher
  • Deadline: July 1, 2015
  • Application:  Davis Levin Livingston Scholarship

Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship for Law Students

  • Amount:  $5000
  • Eligibility:  entered JD program in accredited law school;; commitment to IP Law; member of under- represented group
  • Deadline: Mid-January
  • Application:  Donald W Banner Diversity Scholarship

DRI Law Student Diversity Scholarship

Empowering Women in Law Scholarship

  • Amount:  $2000; one time award
  • Eligibility: Female; Current Student; 3.0 GPA
  • Deadline: Late-December
  • Application: Empowering Women

Farzad Family Law Scholarship

  • Amount:  $3000
  • Eligibility: pre-law and law; admitted to accredited law school
  • Deadline: Mid-December
  • Application:  Farzad Family Law

Fisher & Talwar Scholarship

  • Amount:  $1000;
  • Eligibility: U S Citizen; Full Time current or planning to attend accredited school; 3.0 GPA
  • Deadline: Early December
  • Application:  Fisher & Talwar

George J. Nofer  Scholarship

  • Amount:  $2500;
  • Eligibility: Pre-lingual bilateral hearing loss; use listening and spoken language; attend accredited school; PTA of 60dB or greater
  • Deadline: Mid- April 2015
  • 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, 2015
  • Application: Contact

Goldberg & Osborne Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship

  • Amount:  $1000
  • Eligibility: Attending college or trade school; agree to not text and drive
  • Deadline: Mid-October
  • Application: Goldberg & Osborne

Hardy Wolf & Downing Scholarship

  • Amount:  $2500 or less
  • Eligibility: accepted or enrolled in accredited US College; active, retired or immediate family member of any branch of military or branch of law enforcement; minimum GPA 3.0
  • Deadline: Late-December
  • Application:  Hardy Wolf & Downing

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:  Honorable Cynthia S Emkes Scholarship

IABA Foundation

  • Amount:  varies
  • Eligibility:  Commitment to the advancement of the Iranian-American community. Iranian heritage, enrolled full-time at an accredited law school, not already receiving full funding from another source.
  • Deadline:  March 31, 2015
  • Application: Iranian-American community

Injury Lawyers New - Disability Scholarships

  • Amount:  $3000
  • Eligibility: attend accredited school in pre-law or law; have a medically documented disability
  • Deadline: Late-December
  • Application:  Injury Lawyer-Disability Scholarships

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 2016 
  • Application: ICLEO Fellowship

James Miller Scholarship

  • Amount:  $3000
  • Eligibility: attend IU Maurer School of Law, need, working student
  • Deadline:  November 2015
  • Application:  James Miller Scholarship

Jameson Crane III Disability and the Law Writing Competition

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago’s Academic Scholarship Program

  • Amount:  $1000 - $8000
  • Eligibility: Jewish;  born and raised in Chicago area; enrolled in accredited Law school;  demonstrate financial need
  • Deadline:  Early February
  • Application: Jewish Federation Metropolitan Chicago

Jenkins & Clayman Law School Student Loan Scholarship

  • Amount:  $2250
  • Eligibility: Financing entire education with student loans and scholarships; U S Citizen; currently attending and completed at least 1 semester at accredited law school in US:  minimum 3.3 GPA
  • Deadline: Mid-December
  • Application:  Jenkins & Clayman First Annual Law School Scholarship

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

  • Amount: varies 
  • Eligibility: File Fafsa; Grad student;  US Citizen; 3.0 GPA;  Full time; pursuing 1st Grad
  • Deadline:  see website
  • Application Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Scholarship

  • Amount:  $10000
  • Eligibility: Pursuing JD Degree; enrolled FT accredited law school; financial need; interest in US Appeals Court;
  • Deadline:  see website
  • Application:  Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial

Kegler Brown Minority Merit Scholarship

  • Amount:  $5000; 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: September 7,  2015
  • Application:  King & Spalding Fellowship

Ladah Law Firm, PLLC Injury Scholarship

  • Amount:  $2000
  • Eligibility: enrolled in accredited Law school; minimum GPA 3.0; completed at least one semester; life has been impacted by an injury; merit and need
  • Deadline:  May 31, 2015
  • Application: Ladah Law Firm Injury Scholarship

Lamber-Goodnow  Injury Law Team Education Scholarships

  • Amount:  $1000
  • Eligibility: applying to or attending law school
  • Deadline: Early December
  • Application:  Lamber scholarships

Latham Diversity Scholars Program

  • Amount:  $10000
  • 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,  2015
  • Application:  Latham Diversity

Levin Firm Scholarship

  • Amount:  $1000
  • Eligibility: currently attend or planning to attend law school
  • Deadline: January 31, 2015
  • Application:  Levin Scholarship

MCCA Lloyd M. Johnson Jr. Scholarship

  • Amount:  $10000
  • Eligibility; US Citizen; 1L; interest in corporate law/diversity; financial need ; GPA 3.2;
  • Deadline: Mid-June
  • Application:   MCCA Lloyd M Johnson

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

  • Amount:  $5000/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

Michigan AutoLaw, Law Student Diversity Scholarship

  • Amount:  $2000
  • Eligibility:  1L or 2L or entering;  member of ethnic or racial minority or commitment to diversity; US citizen;  GPA cumulative minimum of 3.0
  • Deadline:  May 1, 2015
  • Application:  Michigan Law Diversity scholarship

Milbank Diversity Scholarship

  • Amount:  $25000 and summer associate position
  • Eligibility: academic achievement;  2L/3L; under-represented encouraged to apply
  • Deadline:  August 15
  • Application:  Milbank Diversity Scholars Program

Moses and Rooth Legal Scholarship

  • Amount:  $1000
  • Eligibility: 1L; Enrolled accredited law school; minimum 3.0 GPA; legal US resident; complete essay
  • Deadline:  May 1, 2015
  • Application:  2015 Legal Scholarship/Moses and Rooth

NACTT Law Student Writing Competition

Nadrich & Cohen Emergency Fund

  • Amount:  $1500
  • Eligibility: must submit a 750-1000 word essay detailing the importance of jury trials in our society.
  • Deadline: July 15, 2015
  • Application: Nadrich & Cohen Emergency Fund

Nies Memorial Scholarship

  • Amount:  $10000
  • Eligibility: Pursuing JD Degree; enrolled FT accredited law school; financial need; interest in US Appeals Court
  • Deadline:  see website
  • Application:  Nies Memorial Scholarship

Price Benowitz Law Scholarship

  • Amount:  $1000
  • Eligibility: enrolled in accredited Law school; minimum GPA 3.0
  • Deadline: Mid-December 
  • Application: Price Benowitz Law Scholarship

Puerto Rican Bar Association

Ray Greenley Scholarship (National Retail Federation)

  • Amount: $10000-$25000
  • Eligibility: Entreprenurial/Retail Interest, enrolled full-time in October, 3.0 GPA
  • Deadline: April 30, 2015
  • Application:   Ray Greenley Scholarship

The Reeves Law Group Scholarship Contest

  • Amount:  $1000
  • Eligibility: high school senior or currently enrolled in college or university
  • Deadline: Late-December
  • Application: Reeves Law Group

Reiff and Bily Legal Scholarship

  • Amount:  $1000
  • Eligibility: US Citizen; plans to enroll or enrolled in accredited institution;  minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Deadline: July 1, 2015
  • Application: Reiff and Bily Legal Scholarship

Richard S White Fellowship

  • Amount:  $7500
  • 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:  August 15, 2015
  • Application:  Richard S White Fellowship

Richard Linn American Inn of Court Mark T. Banner Scholarship

  • Amount:  $5000
  • Eligibility: have entered a JD program at accredited law school in US; member of under- represented group in IP Law
  • Deadline: Mid-November
  • Application: Richard Linn Scholarship

Robert A. Shuker Scholarship

  • Amount:  $7500 - $15000
  • Eligibility: resident of Greater Metropolitan Area of  Washington DC; FT any accredited Law school
  • Deadline:  April 17, 2015
  • Application:  Robert Shuker Scholarship

Rosenfield Injury Lawyers Single Mother Scholarship

  • Amount:  $1000
  • Eligibility: enrolled accredited law school in US; mother attending school; minimum 3.0 GPA;
  • Deadline: Early December
  • Application: Rosenfield Single Mother Scholarship

Rukin Hyland Doria & Tindall Equity and Inclusion Scholarship

Russell & Lazarus Safety Scholarship for Law Students

Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard Law School Scholarship Essay Contest

  • Amount:  $2500 or less
  • Eligibility: 18 Years old; currently enrolled in accredited law school; completed essay
  • Deadline: Mid-June, 2015
  • Application: Salvii, Schostok & Pritchard

Securities Law Writing Competition

  • Amount:  $5000/$3000/$2000
  • Eligibility: enrolled at accredited law school;  see application for additional information
  • Deadline: Mid-November
  • Application:   Securities Law Writing Competition

SeiferFlatow Scholarship

  • Amount:  $2500
  • Eligibility: US Citizen or Legal Resident; Full-time JD Student
  • Deadline: May 1, 2015
  • Application: SeiferFlatow Scholarship

Serbian Bar Association

  • Amount:  $1000 - $2000
  • Eligibility:  Serbian birth or ancestry and/or their spouses who are enrolled in an accredited law school in the United States.
  • Deadline:  March 20, 2015
  • Application: Serbian Scholarship

Steinger, Iscoe & Green Law Scholarship for Child Advocates

  • Amount:  $1000
  • Eligibility: Have worked to protect children or survivor of abuse; currently  enrolled or accepted in accredited law school or planning to attend;
  • Deadline:  Fall semester, July 31st: Spring  semester, November 30th
  • Application: Steinger, Iscoe & Green Scholarship

Stewart J. Guss College Student Scholarship

  • Amount:  $1000
  • Eligibility: Enrolled accredited law school; complete essay
  • Deadline:  March 1, 2015
  • Application:    Stewart J Guss Scholarship

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

  • Amount:  $20000
  • Eligibility: Rhode Island resident/ demonstrate financial need/entering first year
  • Deadline: Mid-March, 2015
  • Application:  Thomas F. Black Scholarship

Trusp Young Lawyers Scholarship

  • Amount:  $1000
  • Eligibility: 2L student; agree to participate in Varnum’s summer associate program
  • Deadline:  July 1
  • Application: Trusp Young Lawyers Scholarship

Varnum Fellowship for 2L Students

  • Amount:  $7500
  • Eligibility: Complete essay;  currently  enrolled; diversity
  • Deadline:  Mid-October
  • Application: Varmun Fellowship for 2L

Vietnamese American Scholarship

  • Amount:  $1500
  • Eligibility: Complete essay;  currently  enrolled;   shown commitment to Vietnamese Community
  • Deadline:  Mid-February 
  • Application: Vietnamese American Bar Association

Vision Zero Auto Accident Prevention Scholarship

Waechter Legal-Medical Scholarship

  • Amount:  $1000
  • Eligibility: Essay required; enrolled in law school
  • Deadline:  September 1
  • Application: Waechter Legal Scholarship

William J. Moran Indiana University Maurer School of Law Scholarship

  • Amount:  $2000
  • Eligibility: 2L or 3L, Graduated from high school in Lake, Porter, or LaPorte County IN.
  • Deadline:  June 1st
  • Application: William J. Moran Scholarship

Yanez & Associates Annual Family Law Scholarship Essay Contest and Scholarship Program

  • Amount:  $1000 - $2000
  • Eligibility: 18 or older;  enrolled in law school or will be enrolled when essay judged
  • Deadline:  August 31, 2015
  • Application: Yanez & Associates Essay Contest

Zatuchni Law Scholarship

  • Amount:  $2500
  • Eligibility: US Citizen; 2L or 3L; interested in employment law; minimum GPA of 3.3
  • Deadline:  September 1
  • Application Zatuchni Law Scholarship