External Scholarships

Current opportunities are listed here and are updated throughout the year. Click on each scholarship heading to learn more about their specific application requirements and process.

African-American Entrepreneurs Grant--one Male and one Female Award

$1,000 paid to the winner’s academic institution in their name, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school’s requirements).

Write a 500-1000 word essay on this topic:   Please tell us a bit about yourself and your business (or business idea).  What inspired you to start it?  What do you hope it will achieve?

Deadline:  February 11, 2021

Contact:  email contact@bold.org

For more information and the application, click here (male) or here (female).

Alaska Bar Association Scholarship Program

The Alaska Bar Association offers law school scholarships to current 1st or 2nd year law students who demonstrate ties to Alaska, and an intent to return to Alaska within two years of graduation.

The application must include:

  • Completed application form
  • Proof of enrollment in law school
  • Resume
  • Proof of Alaska residency or an explanation of ties to Alaska
  • Personal statement in which the student discusses his/her ties to Alaska, intent to return to Alaska, career goals, reason for applying for the scholarship, and any other pertinent information he/she would like the scholarship committee to know about.
     

Deadline:  March 1, 2021

Contact:  info@alaskabar.org

Send completed packet by mail or email to:

Alaska Bar Association
840 K. Street
Anchorage, AK 99501
oregan@alaskabar.org

For more information and the application, click here.

Brown, PC National Business Law Scholarship

A $500 stipend which will be awarded to a second- or third-year full-time U.S. law student with a demonstrated interest in business law. The award will be paid directly to the student, and can be used for any expenses related to legal education, including but not limited to tuition, room, board, books, bar review courses, or commuting expenses.

Candidates should submit a cover letter summarizing their interest in business law.  Cover letters should also include the following information:

  • Name
  • Email Address
  • Street, City, State & Zip Code
  • Phone Number
  • University Name & City, State
  • Student ID Number
  • GPA (minimum 3.0--an 8.0 on our 12 pt scale)
  • Expected Graduation Date


Candidates are encouraged to submit, along with their letter, any documents demonstrating their interest in business law. Documents might include a transcript or class schedule showing business law courses completed or currently enrolled in, a letter of recommendation from a business law professor or a letter from someone who supervised the applicant in a business law-related job or internship.

Deadline:  December 7, 2020

Contact:  kristen.brown@brownpc.com

For more information, click here

Brown, PC National Tax Law Scholarship

A $500 stipend which will be awarded to a second- or third-year full-time U.S. law student with a demonstrated interest in tax law. The award will be paid directly to the student, and can be used for any expenses related to legal education, including but not limited to tuition, room, board, books, bar review courses, or commuting expenses.

Candidates should submit a cover letter summarizing their interest in tax law.  Cover letters should also include the following information:

  • Name
  • Email Address
  • Street, City, State & Zip Code
  • Phone Number
  • University Name & City, State
  • Student ID Number
  • GPA (minimum 3.0--an 8.0 on our 12 pt scale)
  • Expected Graduation Date


Candidates are encouraged to submit, along with their letter, any documents demonstrating their interest in tax law. Documents might include a transcript or class schedule showing tax law courses completed or currently enrolled in, a letter of recommendation from a tax law professor or a letter from someone who supervised the applicant in a tax-related job or internship.

Deadline:  December 7, 2020

Contact:  kristen.brown@brownpc.com

For more information, click here

Curley Law Firm Law School Scholarship (Essay) Contest

The winner will receive an award of $1,000 to be put towards their law school costs.  Applicants must be enrolled or accepted into an ABA accredited law school in the United States as of the fall 2021 semester.

Write an essay of no more than 500 words answering this question:  What is business law to you and why is it important in today's society?

Deadline: June 30, 2021

Contact:  Rhiannon Stratton at rstratton@jurisdigital.com

For more information and the application, click here.

Denver Trial Lawyers: Checks & Balances Scholarship (Essay) Contest

The winner will receive an award of $1,000 to be put towards their law school tuition.  Applicants must be enrolled or accepted into an ABA accredited law school in the United States as of the fall 2020 semester.

Write a compelling and strong 750+ word essay answering this question:  What does justice mean to you?

Deadline: December 1, 2020

Contact:  Rhiannon Stratton at rstratton@jurisdigital.com

For more information and the application, click here.

Drew Lewis Scholarship

A $1,000 scholarship to a law student who has demonstrated a commitment to one of the firm’s core values:  family, education, business, & politics. 

Scholarship is intended for use to cover school tuition and other education related expenses.
In order to meet the eligibility requirements, every applicant has to satisfy the following criteria:
  • 18 years or older
  • Attending an accredited college or law school in the U.S.
  • A minimum 3.0 GPA (equivalent to an 8.000 on OU Law's 12 pt. scale)
  • Not an employee or immediate family member of an employee of the firm
     

Write a 750-1,000 word essay:  Describe an experience where you were confronted with taking an unpopular position by helping a vulnerable, helpless or powerless person.

Deadline:  April 30, 2021

Contact: scholarship@drewlewis.law

For more information and to submit the application, click here.

Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh Scholarship Essay Contest

A $1,000 scholarship, awarded to the winner of the essay contest.  The winning student will receive a check made directly to the school being attended.

To be eligible for the scholarship, all applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be either attending, or planning to attend a university or college within the 2021 – 2022 academic year.
  • Applicants under 18 must have permission from a parent or legal guardian
  • Must be in good standing with the university or college to be attended
     

The scholarship essay, should be at least two paragraphs long and can about one of these two topics:

  • Why do you want to be a health care professional?
  • Why do you want to work in the legal world?
     

Deadline:  December 1, 2020

Contact:  Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh at 833-954-1234.

For more information, click here.

Impact Scholarship for Black Students funded by Mechanism Ventures

This $2,550 scholarship will be awarded to a Black student who excels at dreaming big and starting small while building their vision for the future. Strong candidates will be extremely ambitious, driven, and talented.
Students across any field of study or education level are eligible to apply.

To apply, submit a 500-1,000 word essay:  Please tell us a bit about yourself. What do you hope to achieve in your life, and how are you preparing yourself to achieve it?

Deadline:  May 11, 2021

For more information and to submit the application, click here

International Association of Gaming Advisors Bybee Scholarship

A $2,500 award to a J.D. student at an accredited law school.

To be considered for the award, each submitted paper must either enhance the understanding of gaming law or recommend a beneficial gaming law change. Recommended length of the paper is 3,000-5,000 words exclusive of footnotes.

Contact:  Jennifer Roberts at Jennifer.Roberts@univ.edu.

For more information, click here.

Kohlmeyer Hagen Law Office Scholarship

This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one full-time student, who excels in leadership and academics, each spring.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Application for this scholarship may be submitted by any U.S. citizen enrolled as a full-time student from an accredited high school, community college, college or university, or accredited law school.
  • A transcript must be attached with counselor or school representative signature for application to substantiate application.
  • Although not required, we recommend submitting at least one professional letter of recommendation along with a resume.
  • Minimum GPA 3.0 (8.0 on OU Law's 12 pt scale)
  • Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
     

Deadline:  April 30, 2021

Please do not call the firm regarding this scholarship. If you have questions regarding eligibility or your submitted application, please email seesley@khmnlaw.com.

For additional information and the application, click here.

Mark T. Banner Scholarship

A $10,000 scholarship (payable for the Fall 2021 semester of your second or third year of law school to law students who have entered into a JD program at an ABA-accredited law school in the United States and who will continue in that program through at least the Fall semester 2021 are eligible to apply for the scholarship.

Criteria:

  • Commitment to the pursuit of a career in IP law. An ability to demonstrate commitment to the pursuit of a career in intellectual property law is an essential requirement.
  • Commitment, qualities and actions toward ethics, civility and professionalism.
  • Academic merit (undergraduate, graduate and law school).
  • Written and oral communication skills determined in part through a telephone interview for finalists.
  • Leadership qualities and community involvement.
  • Member of a historically underrepresented group in IP law (including race, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and disability). The applicant should discuss how diversity has impacted his or her pursuit of a career in IP law and how the applicant has faced and overcome the challenges associated therewith. Diversity is considered but is one element among several in the award decision.
     

Applicants should submit the following documents as a single PDF format file for consideration:

  • Completed application form
  • Resume
  • Academic transcripts (law school, undergraduate/graduate school)
  • Three-page statement describing (a) how ethics, civility and professionalism have been a focus of the candidate; (b) how diversity has impacted the candidate; and (c) the candidate's commitment to the pursuit of a career in IP law
  • Contact information for three references
     

Deadline:  December 4, 2020

For more information and the application, click here.

Melmed Law Group Scholarship

A $5,000 scholarship for a currently enrolled law student, who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. 

To apply:

Essay
Students must submit a 500-1,00 word essay on the topic of how they were impacted by an issue of workplace fairness.
You can be creative: this can be a reaction to a news story, a personal anecdote, or anything else.
What does workplace fairness mean to you in the context of a larger social and economic structure?
We are looking for creative and exciting ideas.

– Application Materials
1.  Proof of enrollment at a college/university.
2.  Unofficial copy of college transcript.
3.  A PDF of the response to the essay prompt.

Deadline:  February 15, 2021

Submit to:  nc@melmedlaw.com 

For more information, click here.

 

Nancy Etz Scholarship

A $1,000 scholarship for a student currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program.  

Please prepare a 500-word essay that answers the following prompt:  Discuss a special attribute or accomplishment that sets you apart.

Deadline:  February 1, 2021

For more information and the application, click here.

 

Robert A. McNew Law Student Scholarship

A $5,000 award from the Federal Bar Association to promote and encourage the practice of federal law. The scholarship helps the students to pay their law school charges and encourages them to achieve all the deserving success in the federal law.

Students who are attending an ABA-accredited law school are welcome to compete for this program. Applicant must exhibit professionalism and high character in their personal and professional lives.

Eligibility:

  • Candidates should be a current student attending an ABA-accredited law school.
  • Applicant should be in a good academic position.
  • Fellows must exhibit professionalism and high character in their personal and professional lives.
  • Must also be a student associate member of the FBA!!


Candidates should submit the application and the required documents to the Foundation of the Federal Bar Association through an email to foundation@fedbar.org.

Supporting Documents:

  • A personal essay
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Application with all the personal details
  • Materials to verify community activities and academic achievements


Deadline:  November 30, 2020

For more information and the application, click here.

Scott Senft Scholarship

A $1,500 scholarship to encouraging those whose goal is to improve the lives of the less fortunate through all legal services and is to be used toward their tuition.

To apply for this scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You must be a legal US resident or citizen.
  • You must maintain a minimum GPA score of 3.5 through the time that you are applying (this means approximately a 9.400-9.600 on OU's 12.000 scale).
  • You must be able to demonstrate full-time enrollment at an accredited institution in pursuit of one of the degrees mentioned above. You can still apply for the scholarship if you have not been accepted into a program yet, but you will not receive the funds without proof of acceptance or enrollment.
     

To apply:

  • Complete the Scholarship form found on their website.
  • Submit an essay of 850-1,150 words that outlines your future goals and what you plan to do with the degree you earn.
  • An official transcript reflecting your current academic standing, a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5, and proof of enrollment. If sent via email, an unopened official transcript must be sent by mail to the address at the bottom of this section.

Submit the above mentioned requirements by mail or via email. Failure to include all of these requirements will result in the rejection of your application.

To apply for the scholarship online, submit your application and materials attached to an email to admin@scottthelawyer.com. The subject line for the email should be “SS Scholarship Application”.

To submit your application by mail, send your paper application to:  126 S Federal Hwy # 208, Dania Beach, FL 33004

Deadline:  November 15, 2020

For more information and the application, click here.

Travis W. Watkins Tax Resolution & Accounting Firm Scholarship

The Travis W. Watkins Tax Resolution & Accounting Firm Scholarship is a $1,000 award for any current or soon-to-be law student who has had his or her family’s life altered because of tax controversies (back taxes owed, audits, etc.). The Travis W. Watkins Scholarship has a brief and 100% confidential submission process, and applicants will be judged on their ability to convey the importance of tax compliance as well as the journey of those challenges (including the impact of professional tax representation or lack of representation on the outcome).

Students applying must submit an essay where you explain, present, inspire, or otherwise convince us as to why you deserve to win this scholarship. There are no conditions or requirements for this essay. Please keep submissions to 5 paragraphs and 600 words at the absolute maximum. This is not a standardized test. While spelling, punctuation, and general cohesiveness will make your essay easier to read; and therefore judge, you are not being graded. The winning submission will be one which clearly conveys a non-fictional story of your life or someone that you know before and after an IRS or OK Tax Commission setback.

Tax and Accounting issues can be life-changing, so all essay submissions will be completely confidential. At no point will your essay be described to the public or the subject matter of the award.

For additional information and the application, click here.

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