Opportunities & Aid

Middleman Scholarship: For a Marquette Law Student—$10,000

The Middleman Scholarship is awarded annually to one Marquette law student. Don’t miss this scholarship opportunity!

WHAT IS IT? A one-time scholarship to be awarded to a Marquette law student; someone who has sincere interests outside of the classroom—someone who is original, good-hearted, and has a good sense of humor.

AMOUNT: The scholarship will be $10,000.


WHO IS ELIGIBLE: Law students who will have completed a minimum of 27 credits at the completion of the fall 2021 semester. The Law School Class of 1988 established this scholarship to help students like themselves: hard working, with financial need and who have a wide array of interests outside of law school.  
A simple essay that includes the following:

  1. Name
  2. Address
  3. Phone number
  4. Outside interests (Please, no reference to law. We know you're accomplished in that respect.)
  5. Why you should be awarded the scholarship
  6. Class rank (Preference for scholarship will not be given based on class rank.)


Please submit your application by emailing your essay to Dean Wilczynski-Vogel

The scholarship award will be applied to the recipient’s tuition for the 2022-23 academic year.

Contact: Christine Wilczynski-Vogel, Associate Dean for External Relations, Events, and Facilities

Ethics in Sports Law Writing Competition

Created in 2017 and supported by the generosity of the National Sports Law Institute Board of Advisors member Anne Wall, the "Ethics in Sports Law Award" recognizes the Marquette University Law School student who writes the best essay on a current ethical dilemma in amateur or professional sports as selected by the Competition Review Committee.

Complete details on what is required to enter the award can be found online here. The award is open to 1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls.  Submissions are due on Friday, March 11, 2022. The winner will receive a $1,000 award.

Contact: Paul Anderson

Collegiate Issues in Sports Law Writing Competition

Created in 2020, and supported by the generosity of Sports Law Program alum and Harvard's Associate Athletic Director of Athletics Compliance Christian Bray (L'14), the “Collegiate Issues in Sports Law Writing Competition” recognizes the Marquette University Law School student who writes the best essay focused on an important collegiate athletics related issue in the sport industry, as judged by the Competition Review Committee. 

Complete details on what is required to enter the award can be found online here. The award is open to 1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls. Submissions are due on Friday, March 11, 2022. The winner will receive a $500 award.

Contact: Paul Anderson

MWH Law Group Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship for Law Student in Wisconsin--$5,000

MWH Law Group LLP
MWH is working to move the needle when it comes to diversity in corporate law, and future generations of lawyers play a big role in making this possible. Minorities are underrepresented in the legal profession, especially at the senior level. Since its inception, MWH has consistently addressed biases and discrimination in the legal work environment, pushing for opportunities that have led to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion. The strength of MWH is directly tied to the diverse background of its entire team.

MWH Law Group is awarding a $5,000 scholarship to an incoming or current law student who is making a positive impact on diversity and inclusion. The individual selected must be currently enrolled or enrolling for the fall semester at an accredited law school in Wisconsin or Iowa.

MWH Law Group Scholarship Award Details

One scholarship in the amount of $5,000 will be awarded to one successful applicant. Recipient of the scholarship will be contacted by email or phone in June 2022.

Use of Scholarship

This $5,000 law school scholarship can be used for law school tuition, books, extra courses, school related activities or any need that comes up during your law school experience.


1. Incoming or current full-time student of accredited law school in Iowa or Wisconsin.

2. Limit of one entry per applicant.

3. Demonstrated service to the cause of diversity and inclusion.

4. Letter of recommendation from a current or former teacher, professor, or supervisor

MWH Law Group equity partners will select one student to receive the $5,000 MWH Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship award based upon an essay submission and application. In addition to the scholarship, winners will have their essay published on MWH Law Group’s website and connected social media accounts. 

Submissions for the 2022 Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship are due April 30, 2022. Winners will be announced in June 2022. For the scholarship application and additional information, please visit the website. 

Contact: Elizabeth Hockerman

Professor Scoville Seeks Research Assistant

Professor Scoville is seeking a research assistant to help him prepare materials for a book on U.S. state agreements with foreign governments. Applicants must be available to work on the project for a minimum of five hours per week for the next month or two, depending on how quickly the project proceeds. The position is for pay.

If interested, please send a resume to Professor Scoville at ryan.scoville@marquette.edu.

Contact: Ryan Scoville

Oneida/Vilas/Forest County Bar Association Scholarship

Monday, January 31, 2022 - 12:00pm Online

The Oneida/Vilas/Forest County Bar Association has announced it will award a scholarship to an individual pursuing an education in law, according to Tom Lawrence of Minocqua, Chairman of the Association's scholarship committee.


"We have had outstanding candidates for this scholarship in past years and expect to see a number of highly qualified applicants again this year," said Lawrence. "It gives us great pleasure as an Association to help a young person from our area gain entry to our profession."


The scholarship will be awarded on a combination of past and potential academic performance, financial need, course of study and residence in or significant connections to Oneida, Vilas or Forest Counties. Persons interested should apply for the scholarship by sending a letter and resume to Lawrence & Tyler, S.C., 8617 Hwy 51 North, Minocqua, WI 54548; or by e-mail to telawrence@lawtyler.com. Questions about the scholarship may be directed to Mr. Lawrence or to the other scholarship committee members, Todd McEldowney of Rhinelander, Bill Doerr of Eagle River.


Applications must be received by Monday, January 31, 2022. The scholarship recipient is scheduled to be determined in early February and awarded at the Association's February, 2022 meeting.

Contact: Thomas E. Lawrence II

Wisconsin State Bar Indian Law Section Scholarship--$1000

Thursday, March 31, 2022 - 11:55pm Online

The Indian Law Section (ILS) of the State Bar of Wisconsin was created in part to bring together those who have a special interest in Indian law. In order to foster this special interest, the ILS seeks to award a scholarship to a deserving law student who intends to practice Indian law in the state of Wisconsin. The award for 2022 will be $1,000.

Applications must be postmarked or emailed no later than March 31, 2022 midnight central time. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. ILS will notify the recipient by the end of March. Please see the full application here.

Applications MUST include the following supporting documentation:

  • Cover Letter/Personal Statement detailing:
    • Commitment to practice Indian law in Wisconsin upon graduation;
    • Academic background and achievement in Indian law; and
    • Involvement in Indian law-related activities (including student and community organizations, and civic, charitable, legal, or social justice endeavors).
  • Letter of good standing from the Applicant’s law school
  • One (1) letter of recommendation (Professional and/or Academic)

Please Submit To:

  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Attn: Indian Law Section, c/o Craig Jolly
  • P.O. Box 7158 Madison, WI 53707-7158
  • cjolly@wisbar.org
Contact: Craig Jolly