Scholarships for Law School

ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship
Application Deadline: March 1, 2008 (postmarked)
Application forms and guidelines: http://www.abanet.org/fje/losfpage.html

The ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund will award $5,000 of financial assistance annually to each scholarship recipient attending an ABA-accredited law school.  An award made to an entering first-year student may be renewable for two additional years, resulting in financial assistance totaling $15,000 during his or her time in law school.

American Intellectual Property Law Education Foundation – The Sidney B. Williams, Jr. Intellectual Property Law Scholarships
Application forms and guidelines: http://www.aiplef.org/scholarships/

The Foundation is awarding $10,000 Scholarships for Minority Scholars as well as arranging internships and mentorships to assist under-represented minority law school students entering intellectual property law.

American Association for Justice’s Minority Caucus – Richard D. Hailey AAJ Law Student Scholarships
Application Deadline: April 30, 2008
Application forms and guidelines: http://www.atla.org/networking/tier3/Hailey.aspx

These scholarships are open to all incoming first-, second-, and third-year African American, Hispanic, Asian American, Native American and Bi-Racial AAJ Law Student Members. Scholarships will be awarded to the applicants who best meet the criteria listed, but not limited to: 1. e xhibit an interest and proficiency of skills in trial advocacy; 2. express a desire to represent victims; 3. demonstrate a commitment to AAJ and dedication to its mission through involvement in an AAJ student chapter and Minority Caucus activities; 4. show a financial need for the scholarship. Up to six $1,000 tuition assistance scholarships will be awarded in the Fall of 2008.

American Society of International Law – Arthur C. Helton Fellowship Program
Application Deadline: February 15, 2008
Application forms and guidelines: http://www.asil.org/

Application instructions and eligibility guidelines for the Arthur C. Helton Fellowship Program are now available on the web site of The American Society of International Law at http://www.asil.org/aboutasil/heltonindex.html . Established in honor of Arthur C. Helton’s remarkable career advocating for refugees and his many contributions to international law, this program will assist students and young lawyers in need of modest sums (up to $1000) to pursue their first opportunities to engage in human rights work and research. The application deadline is February 15, 2008 and awards will be made by March 24, 2008. Only the first 50 completed applications submitted by the deadline will be considered for review and applicants may begin submitting applications begin, Monday, October 15, 2007. Please send all questions to fellowship@asil.org.

The Attorney-CPA Foundation Scholarships
Application Deadline: April 15, 2008
Application forms and guidelines: www.attorney-cpa.com/foundation

This scholarship is open to all law students who will be entering their third year of law school who have obtained a CPA certificate. Applicants will be evaluated based upon their academic performance, leadership in school and community and need for assistance in completing their studies. Scholarship applications should be post-marked by April 15, 2008. The recipients will be selected in July. The forms may be found online at www.attorney-cpa.com/foundation . The Foundation will award 14 scholarships in 2008 in amounts ranging from $250 to $1,000. If you have questions, please call the Attorney-CPA Foundation at 888-288-9272.

Berks County Community Foundation – The Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship
Application Deadline: April 1, 2008
Application forms and guidelines: http://www.bccf.org/pages/forms/Foxapplication.html

This $3,000 Scholarship is limited to Berks County , PA residents entering their second year of law school. The purpose of the fund is to provide scholarships to deserving Berks County residents entering their second year at an accredited law school, who demonstrate financial need, without discrimination to color, race, national origin or religion. No descendants of Leonard Quittner or M. Robert Ullman may be scholarship recipients. To be considered for this scholarship, complete and submit the form below electronically between January 15th and April 1.

Chicago Bar Foundation – Abraham Lincoln Marovitz Public Interest Law Scholarship
Application Deadline: April 15, 2008
Application forms and guidelines: http://www.chicagobarfoundation.org/abraham_llincoln_marovitz.html

The CBF’s Marovitz Scholarship is intended to support a needy law student who is deeply committed to public interest work so that upon graduation financial need will not prevent the student from pursuing a public interest legal career. The Scholarship provides funds for needy public interest-minded students so they may complete law school with as little debt as possible.

The CBF will award the scholarship annually to one student attending one of the nine Illinois law schools (Chicago-Kent, DePaul, John Marshall, Loyola, Northern Illinois University , Northwestern, Southern Illinois, University of Chicago and University of Illinois ). These funds, payable over a three-year period, will enable an incoming student who intends to pursue a career in public interest law to have a significant portion of his or her tuition and related expenses covered by Scholarship funding. Contingent on the recipient’s continued compliance with the terms of the Scholarship, the student will receive $5,000 in the first year of law school, $10,000 in the second year, and $15,000 in the third year. (The payment schedule may be modified for part-time students).

Davis-Putter Scholarship
Application Deadline: April 1, 2008
Application forms and guidelines: http://www.davisputter.org/apply.html

The first and most important qualification for a Davis-Putter Scholarship is active participation in struggles for civil rights, economic justice, international solidarity or other progressive issues. The applicant’s financial need and ability to perform academically are evaluated. Davis-Putter scholars are both graduate and undergraduate students and must be enrolled in an accredited school and receiving college credit for the time period covered by their grant. Completed applications must be postmarked by April 1 and will include a short personal statement, transcripts, letters of support from two people able to evaluate the applicant’s current political work, an official financial statement (i.e., FAFSA or SAR), and a passport-like photograph suitable for reproduction. The maximum grant is $6,000 and may be considerably smaller depending on the applicant’s circumstances and the amount of funding available.

Food and Drug Law Institute – H. Thomas Austern Memorial Writing Competitions
Application Deadline: June 13, 2008
Application forms and guidelines: http://www.fdli.org/academic/hthomas.html

The Food and Drug Law Institute is committed to providing high quality education and a neutral forum for the generation of ideas and discussion of law and public policy for its legal, policy and regulatory communities. The Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI) sponsors the Writing Competitions to encourage law students interested in the areas of law that affect foods, drugs, devices, cosmetics, and biologics. Winning papers will be considered for publication in the Food and Drug Law Journal . There are two competitions—one for papers with a maximum of 40 pages, and one for papers between 41 and 100 pages. Papers longer than 100 pages will not be accepted. Two prizes will be awarded for each of the two competitions ranging from $1000 – $1500.

Foundation for Community Association Research – Byron Hanke Fellowship
Application Deadline: Open
Application forms and guidelines: http://www.cairf.org/scholarships/hanke.aspx

The Byron Hanke Fellowship is available to graduate students working on topics related to community associations. Community associations govern common-interest communities of any kind—condominiums, cooperatives, townhouse developments, planned unit developments, and other developments where homeowners support an association with mandatory financial assessments, and are subject to use and aesthetic restrictions. The Hanke Fellowship stipends range from $2,000-$4,000. The Foundation Executive Committee maintains the right to determine the amount of the stipend. Fellows are expected to prepare a research paper on community associations. For more information, contact the Foundation at (888) 224-4321 or foundation@caionline.org .

Hellenic Bar Association of Illinois
Application Deadline: October 5, 2007
Application forms and guidelines: http://www.hellenicbar.org/

Scholarships awarded to students of Hellenic descent in amounts typically ranging from $1,000 to $2,500.

Iranian American Bar Association
Application Deadline: Summer 2008
Application forms and guidelines: http://www.iaba.us/IABA/Content.aspx?pg=2-3

IABA ( http://www.iaba.us/ ) issues one or more scholarships each year to law students in good standing enrolled in an accredited law school in the United States . IABA typically invites applications for its scholarship in the spring of each year and announces the award(s) during the ensuing summer. The grantees are selected by the Scholarship Committee. The award amount varies depending on the organization’s financial resources, but IABA has for several years now always set aside funds in an amount at least $2,000 annually to fund the scholarship program. The scholarships are designed to recognize the commitment of law students to the advancement of the Iranian American community. The awards are aimed at helping those students who have no access to other external funding sources; accordingly, students who are receiving full funding for education from another organization are not eligible.

Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) Scholarship
Application Deadline: October 31, 2007 (postmarked)
Application forms and guidelines: http://www.ipba.org/about/scholarship.htm .

The Inter-Pacific Bar Association (“IPBA”) is an international association of business and commercial lawyers with a focus on the Asia-Pacific region.  The IPBA is offering a Scholarship for Young Lawyers and a scholarship for Lawyers from Developing Countries. Application Forms for both categories must be returned to the IPBA Secretariat in Tokyo no later than October 31, 2007. For information on up-to-date eligibility criteria and on application procedures and deadlines, please contact the IPBA Secretariat at ipba@tga.co.jp . Details about the Scholarships including eligibility criteria and Application Forms can be found on the IPBA Website in the IPBA Scholarship section at: http://www.ipba.org/about/scholarship.htm .

Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund – Law School Scholarship
Application Deadline: October 5, 2007
Application forms and guidelines: http://www.maldef.org/education/scholarships.htm

The MALDEF Law School Scholarship offers financial assistance to qualified individuals in pursuit of higher education. Each year, MALDEF awards numerous law school scholarships to deserving students entering their first, second or third year of law school. Scholarships range up to $7,000 per individual. The MALDEF scholarships will be awarded to candidates who have outstanding academic records, including participation and leadership in extracurricular activities.

The Point Foundation
Application Deadline: March 1, 2008
Application forms and guidelines: http://www.thepointfoundation.org/

The application process is open to all LGBT students nationwide and a Point Scholarship covers tuition, books, supplies, room and board, transportation and living expenses, and is set up with the individual college to meet the needs of the Point Scholar. In exchange, all Point Scholars agree to maintain a high level of academic performance and give back to the LGBT community through the completion of an individual community service project. Each Point Scholar makes a personal investment in their own future by either working while studying or acquiring debt to help finance their education.

Serbian Bar Association of America
Application Deadline: October 1, 2007
Application forms and guidelines: http://www.serbbar.org/scholarship/

All persons of Serbian birth, ancestry or connubial relationship who are enrolled in an accredited law school in any state of the United States of America are eligible for the SBAA’s annual scholarships. Scholarship amounts range from $500 to $2,000.

Darleen J. and Robert L. Walker Scholarship Fund
Application Deadline: June 30, 2007
Application forms and guidelines: http://www.walkerscholarship.org/

T he Darleen J. and Robert L. Walker Scholarship Fund is established to provide financial assistance to students studying law or about to enter law school in Illinois or the areas of Milwaukee , Wisconsin or St. Louis , Missouri . While scholarships are open to all, strong preference is given to applicants who are Masons, who come from Masonic families or are former residents of the Masonic Children’s Home in LaGrange , IL . Contact info@walkerscholarship.org with further questions.

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