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.

Babcock Law Firm Scholarship Essay Contest

A $1,500 scholarships awarded to a U.S. resident or resident alien who is registered at a U.S. college or university.

To enter our scholarship essay competition, answer the following question in 500 words: "How can a state with a rapidly rising population manage to decrease the rate of pedestrian accidents and fatalities?"

Essays must be unique (not submitted elsewhere) and written by the scholarship application signator.  Only one submission per student will be considered.

Submit by email to scholarship@injurylawcolorado.com

Deadline:  May 31, 2020

For more information, click here.

BARBRI Law Preview Scholarship (for incoming 1Ls for fall 2020)

“One Lawyer Can Change the World” Scholarship:  BARBRI Law Preview uses this scholarship to recognize 10 entering law students who seek to use their law degree as agents of change. 

  • First prize = $10k scholarship
  • Second prize = $5k scholarship
  • Eight Runners-Up = $1k scholarship


Scholarship Details:

  • Submit a 500-word essay or less by June 1, 2020.
  • The top 10 finalists will be announced on July 3, 2020.
  • The $10,000 scholarship recipient will be announced on July 17, 2020.
  • The award will be paid directly to his or her law school.
  • You must be an incoming 1L student starting in the Fall of 2020 to apply.


Contact:  Barbri Group at 888-322-7274

Deadline:  June 1, 2020

For additional 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 tax law to Kristen.Brown@brownpc.com. 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--equivalent to 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-related job or internship.

    Deadline:  August 10, 2020

    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 to Kristen.Brown@brownpc.com. 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--equivalent to 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:  August 10, 2020

    For more information, click here.

    Bybee Scholarship

    The International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA) will award prizes of $2,500 for each of the two best research papers written by J.D. students of accredited or international equivalent law schools as part of their class work during the 2019-2020 school year. The awards will be announced during the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas in October 2020.

    To be eligible for the 2020 Shannon Bybee Scholarship Award, submitted papers must:

    • Be prepared as part of a J.D. student’s class work at an accredited or international equivalent law school during the 2019 – 2020 school year;
    • Be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. PST on June 30, 2020 to Jennifer Roberts, 2020 Shannon Bybee Scholarship Award Committee Co-Chair, by email at jroberts@robertsgaminglaw.com;
    • Be accompanied by written confirmation from a law school instructor that the paper was written under the direction of that instructor;
    • At the time of submission, not have been published or selected for publication in any academic, legal, or gaming industry journal or periodical;
    • Be accompanied by a written and signed confirmation that if the paper is selected for the 2020 Shannon Bybee Scholarship Award, IAGA may publish the paper in an IAGA-sponsored publication and post the paper online via the official IAGA web site; and
    • Be written on a topic that either enhances the understanding of gaming law or recommends a beneficial change in gaming law.
       

    Submitted papers may be of any length, but it is recommended they be between 3,000 and 5,000 words, exclusive of footnoting. The criteria for evaluation of the papers are:

    • Importance to the field of gaming, to gaming regulators and practitioners, and to the study of gaming law;
    • Quality of presentation, including clarity, completeness, logic, economy, precision, emphasis, grammar, usage, punctuation, and flow; and
    • Depth and breadth of research and analysis as reflected in text and footnotes.
       

    Deadline:  June 30, 2020

    For additional information, please contact Jennifer Roberts at 702-236-8110 or jroberts@robertsgaminglaw.com.  

     

    Cunningham & Mears Academic Scholarship

    A $2,500 scholarship fro a student who wishes to pursue the study of History or Law. The successful candidate must be enrolled in, or have proof of upcoming enrollment in, an accredited college, university, or law school for the upcoming academic school year. The scholarship can be paid directly to the institution upon the request of the student.

    Applicants must submit the following information in order to be considered eligible for the scholarship:

    • Proof of enrollment in the institution
    • A statement of financial need
    • One (1) letter of recommendation from someone familiar with your academic work
    • An essay of no more than 1000 words about why you chose to study History or Law


    Deadline:  June 1, 2020

    Contact GivingBack@cunninghamandmears.com with any questions.

    For more information and the application, click here.

    El Dabe Ritter Scholarship

    A $1,500 scholarship for a student enrolled at an accredited university in the United States.  Applicants must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA (this is an 8.000 on our 12 pt. scale).

    In order to apply for this scholarship, they request you write a 500+ word essay on why having a higher education is important. They'd like to learn more about you as a student, and how you’ve persevered and fought to get the education you want. Tell them about one challenge, and how it has prepared you for the challenges you face as a student.

    Deadline: June 30, 2020.

    Contact:  Taylor Whitehead at eldaberitterlaw@gmail.com. 

    For additional information and the application, click here.

    GAR Disability Advocates Law School Scholarship

    A $1,000 scholarship to help more students who are passionate about law pursue a degree, we are sponsoring an annual scholarship, awarded to one law student, to be put toward their law school costs.  Applicants must be enrolled or accepted to an accredited law school in the United States as of the fall 2020 semester.

    We are asking students to write an essay of no more than 500 words on the following prompt:

    How has someone with a disability affected you? This can be yourself or someone you know. If you are close to anyone who gets disability benefits, how would their life be different without those benefits?

    The most compelling and well-written essay as judged by the GAR Disability Advocates Team will receive our scholarship.

    Deadline:  October 15, 2020.

    For more information and the application, click here.

    Gerber & Holder Workers' Compensation Essay Contest

    A $1,000 scholarship for a U.S. resident or resident alien who is registered at a U.S. college or university.

    Essay:  In 500 word address the question: "Should all states offer workers' comp benefits for PTSD-only claims, without a physical injury? Why or why not? What might the ramifications be?"

    • Essays must be unique (not submitted elsewhere) and written by the scholarship application signator.
    • Applicants must read, understand, sign and return to us the (PDF) Scholarship Essay Contest Application & Rules along with your submission.
    • Only one submission per student will be considered.
    • Students must be actively enrolled at the university with a valid student ID number and currently enrolled in classes in order to be eligible.
       

    Deadline:  June 30, 2020

    For more information, 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.

    Joshua S. Davidson, PLC Scholarship

    A $1,800 scholarship to citizens of the U.S. who have been diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis and who intend to further their education at a law school, university, college, or junior college and study criminal law, criminal procedure and/or criminal justice courses.

    • Complete the application linked below
    • Submit an essay of up to 1,000 words, to be submitted with the application form, discussing your educational goals, notable qualities, and leadership abilities.
    • Submit an optional essay of up to 500 words, to be uploaded, discussing how Inflammatory Bowel Disease has affected your education.
    • In addition to the application, we may request proof of your diagnosis.
       

    Deadline:  July 1, 2020

    For more information and the application, 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. 


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

    For additional information and the application, click here.

    Michigan Auto Law Diversity Scholarship

    A $2,000 scholarship for a law student who best demonstrates a commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career.

    Eligibility and Selection criteria includes:

    • The scholarship program is open to students currently in their first or second year of law school, as well as students entering law school in the fall of 2020
    • Recipient is a member of an ethnic or racial minority or demonstrates a defined commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career
    • Recipient is a U.S. citizen accepted to or currently attending an accredited law school within the United States.
    • Academic achievement as reflected by an undergraduate cumulative minimum 3.0 GPA (an 8.0 on our 12 pt. scale).
       

    The Michigan Auto Law Scholarship Program is a competitive process. Applicants must submit the following items:

    • A completed application faxed to the attention of Beth at 248-353-4504 or emailed to scholarships@michiganautolaw.com
    • An unofficial copy of an academic transcript with your student name and college name
    • If entering law school in the fall of 2020, an unofficial transcript from your undergrad college and a copy of your acceptance letter to law school
    • A typed essay no more than three pages long describing your efforts to encourage greater racial or ethnic diversity within the student body of your law school and/or undergraduate program

     

    Deadline:  June 1, 2020

    For questions please email scholarships@michiganautolaw.com

     

     

     

    For more information and the application, click here.

     

     

    Miller Leonard Criminal Justice Reform Scholarship

    A $1,000 scholarship for students enrolled or accepted into an ABA accredited law school in the United States as of the fall 2020 semester to put towards their legal education. 

    Write an essay answering the following question:  What is the single most important reform that ought to be made to the United States criminal justice system?

    Deadline:  August 1, 2020

    For more information and the application, 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.

     

    NW Corporate Law Scholarship

    A $1,000 scholarship, awarded to one second- or third-year law student who is in financial need and who is actively enrolled in an ABA-approved law school, to help avoid some of the costs associated with law school. The award will be paid to the student, and the awarded funds may be used by the student for any expenses related to the student’s law school education.

    Applicant must have an interest in business law or entrepreneurship.

    Submit:

    1. Most recent law school transcript.

    2. Essay: Law schools are often criticized by practicing lawyers for not adequately preparing students for the practice of law. You’re not yet practicing, but you may already be aware of this problem. How would you improve the law school experience to make yourself more prepared to practice law upon graduation? Please discuss in 500 – 700 words and be as creative as possible.

    3. Resume: 1 page max, limited to your work, volunteer, and other educational experiences.

    Spring deadline:  May 1, 2020 

    Fall deadline:  October 1, 2020.

    For more information and the application, click here.

    Philadelphia Injury Lawyers, P.C. Scholarship Essay Contest

    A $1,000 scholarship open to both graduate/law students and undergraduate students seeking to go to law school in the future. All applicants must be enrolled in a U.S. undergraduate or graduate-level program.

    Essay:  2 PARTS – MAX 1000 WORDS EACH
    A. What does the future of medical malpractice law look like in the U.S.?
    B. Why are you interested in pursuing a career in Medical Malpractice Law?

    • Only answer the question provided
    • Use online articles and case law to support your essay.
    • Proper grammar, spelling, and citations should be used.
    • All submissions will be checked for plagiarism. 
    • All submissions should contain the authors name, address, phone number, current major and college.
    • All submissions must be in .pdf format
       

    All submissions should be emailed to medmalscholarship@gmail.com

    Deadline:  July 15, 2020

    For more information, click here.

    Plattner Verderame Civil Justice Scholarship

    A $2,500 scholarship given to a student interested in any aspect of social or civil justice, who is currently enrolled in, or will be enrolled in, an accredited college or university for the upcoming academic year. The scholarship can be paid directly to the student’s college at his or her request.

    To apply for the scholarship, please submit the following to the form linked below:

    • Proof of enrollment in an accredited college or university
    • One recommendation letter from a current or previous year teacher or professor
    • A 1000-word essay about the American civil justice and jury system.


    Deadline:  June 1, 2020

    For more information and the application, click here.

    The Gainsberg Law Scholarship

    A $2,500 scholarship for a student who is, or will be, enrolled in an accredited university or college in the Fall semester of the upcoming academic year (2020).

    To be eligible for the award, applicants must submit the following:

    • Proof of enrollment for the upcoming academic year
    • 2 recommendations from a member of the faculty or staff at the university or school, or from a teacher from the previous year (for incoming students only)
    • One essay up to 1,000 words on why you are interested in the law
    • Academic transcripts from the current academic year, 2019-2020
       

    Deadline:  June 1, 2020

    Contact:  givingback@gainsberglaw.com

    For additional information and the application, click here.

    Tragos, Sartes, and Tragos Scholarship Essay Contest

    A $1,000 scholarship is offered to any student currently enrolled in classes at an accredited community college, undergraduate, or graduate program in the United States scholarship is offered to any student currently enrolled in classes at an accredited community college, undergraduate, or graduate program in the United States.

    Essay:  Answer the following question in 300-500 words: "How will the popularity of podcasting impact the legal world in the next decade?"

    • Essays must be unique (not submitted elsewhere) and written by the scholarship application signator.
    • All submissions should be in English.
    • Applicants must read, understand, sign and return to us the (PDF) Tragos Law Scholarship Essay Contest Application & Rules along with your submission.
    • Only one submission per student will be considered.


    Submit application and essay to outreach@greeklaw.com.

    Deadline:  June 1, 2020

    For more information, 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.

    Wagner & Wagner Civil Justice Scholarship

    A $2,500 scholarship for an eligible law or pre-law student who is enrolled in, or has proof of upcoming enrollment in, an accredited college or university for the fall 2020 semester. Upon the student’s request, the non-transferable aTo be eligible for the award, applicants must submit the following:

    • Proof of enrollment for the upcoming academic year
    • One (1) letter of recommendation from a member of the faculty or staff at the university or school, or from a teacher from the previous year (for incoming students only)
    • One (1) essay up to 1,000 words on “The injured plaintiff’s right to be compensated through litigation or mediation.”
    • Academic Transcripts from the current academic year (2019-2020)


    Deadline:  June 1, 2020

    For questions about the scholarship, please contact scholarship@wagnerinjury.com.

    For more information and the application, click here.

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