Opportunities & Aid

DDR Lawyers Legal Scholarship -- $1,500

The DDR Lawyers Legal Scholarship by Dolan Dobrinsky Rosenblum, LLP is a recurring scholarship worth $1,500 designed to help one law student with their tuition costs. We welcome all eligible students to apply and look forward to reviewing your application.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: JAN 31, 2020
The winner will be announced on or before Mar 31, 2020

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Admitted to an accredited law school in the U.S.
  • 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA
  • APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
  • Completed Application. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
  • Upload a 500-600 word original essay on what you hope to achieve in your legal career if awarded this scholarship.
  • Upload School Transcript
  • Upload Resume

For additional information and to submit your application materials, please visit: https://www.ddrlawyers.com/scholarship/

Contact: DDR Lawyers

Gordon Law Group 2019 Scholarship -- $1,000

Each year, Gordon Law Group invites current undergraduate or law students who are enrolled in a school in the United States to submit papers exploring a current legal issue. This year’s topic is: “Should esport athletes be classified as independent contractors or as employees? Does your opinion conform to or differ from current industry wisdom and standards?” Students will respond with a 1,500 words submission (at most) using at least two legitimate sources, one of which must be from our blog (gordonlawltd.com). The student with the best essay will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship. All submissions must be submitted online by September 30, 2019

The application may be found here.

Rules & Qualifications: This scholarship is open to any US citizen or permanent US resident who will be enrolled full time in an accredited community college, college or university, or accredited law school in the fall of 2019.

- The student must complete the online application by September 30, 2019. Applications submitted via any other channel other than our website will not be considered.

- The applicant must write an essay (maximum 1,500 words) on the topic given. 

- The applicant must cite at least two credible sources. One must be a Gordon Law blog post. 

- The student must provide proof of enrollment should his or her essay be selected. 

- The winner must consent to the use of his or her picture and other basic information on the winner page of the gordonlawltd.com website. 

Contact: Mae Teosakul

Professor Scoville Seeking Research Assistants

Professor Scoville is seeking one research assistant to translate certain legal materials from French into English, and another to translate materials from German into English. Successful completion of these projects will require native-level fluency in either French or German and approximately 10 hours of work between now and the end of October. The work will be for pay. 

If interested, please submit a CV and a brief explanation of your language abilities to Professor Scoville at ryan.scoville@marquette.edu.

Contact: Ryan Scoville

Diversity Scholarship Foundation 2019 Scholarships

Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 12:00pm n/a

The Diversity Scholarship Foundation (DSF) offers various scholarships to deserving and diverse students each year. 

​The application deadline is September 15, 2019.  Selected applicants will be notified whether they must submit to an interview with members of the scholarship committee.  Scholarship recipients must be able to attend the Unity Award Dinner through award presentation on December 3, 2019.

There are several scholarships and the awarded amounts vary.  To access the online application and complete information, please see our website at http://diversitychicago.org/dc/scholarships.  

The DSF scholarships include:

Jerold S. Solovy Diversity Scholarship Award
This Scholarship will be awarded to a law student who actively advocates for diversity within the Chicago area legal community and works to bring focus to those who do pro-bono work within their community. Students are required to submit an article on their views about “diversity within the legal community” and maintain a 3.8 GPA.

Public Interest Advocate Scholarship Award
This Scholarship will be awarded to a law student who is interested in pursuing a career in public service or a student who is actively involved with a not-for-profit agency that represents the needy and the underprivileged.  Eligible students maintain a 3.5 GPA.

Leaders & Achievers Scholarship Award
New in 2019, this Scholarship will be awarded to a law student who has demonstrated their leadership skills and used those skills to help achieve diversity and inclusion within the legal community.  Those students applying for this award must have their recommenders include information about how the scholarship applicant has been a “leader & achiever.”  Eligible students maintain a 3.2 GPA.

LSAT Scholarship Award
This Scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student who is actively applying to an accredited law school in the Chicago area, or is a recent graduate with a four-year degree and is taking the LSAT. Eligible students maintain a 3.5 GPA. The award will be sent directly to LSAT or to a law school and/or to a LSAT class provider and/or tutoring for LSAT.

Law Student with a Disability Scholarship Award
This Scholarship (an award of at least $500) was established with the support of attorney Stacy J. Campbell, an Associate with Hinshaw and Culbertson, and her fiance Dr. George F. Viamontes.  There is no GPA requirement for this scholarship.

Bar Exam Preparation Scholarship
This Scholarship is awarded to third-year law students who have demonstrated academic ability and the need for financial assistance.  This scholarship is intended to help off-set the cost of an Illinois State Bar Exam preparation course.

Note: The DSF reserves the right to waive the GPA requirements to well-deserving students who tirelessly advocate for diversity.  You must have completed at least two semesters of law school (and have a transcript) to qualify for all but the LSAT scholarship.

Questions? Please contact Erica N. Byrd or Barbara N. Flores, Scholarship Committee Co-Chairs, at dsfchicago.scholarships@gmail.com

Contact: Erica Byrd & Barbara Flores

Short Essay Scholarship Contest -- $1,000

Friday, September 20, 2019 - 12:00pm n/a

Title: Short Essay Scholarship Contest

Sponsor: The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp

Deadline: 9/20/2019

Essay Question: What do you think the legal consequences should be for falsely accusing someone of a crime, such as a hate crime or sexual assault?

Application form: https://sharpcriminalattorney.com/pdf/scholarship-application.pdf

Scholarship amount: $1,000.00

Eligibility: Students must be actively enrolled at the university with a valid student ID number and currently enrolled in classes in order to be eligible. Essays must be unique (not submitted elsewhere) and written by the student. All submissions should be in English. Applicants must read, understand, sign and return to us the (PDF) Matt Sharp Scholarship Essay Contest Application & Rules along with your submission. Applicants may only submit one essay per contest. All students who are currently enrolled in an accredited community college, undergraduate, or graduate program in the United States are welcome to apply.

Contact: Katy Rawlins

2019 Weiss & Paarz Annual National Law Scholarship -- $1,000

Monday, September 30, 2019 - 12:00pm n/a

Each year, Weiss & Paarz will award a $1,000 Law Scholarship to a student starting or continuing law school anywhere in the United States of America.  

Scholarships will be awarded each year to the student who demonstrates all of the following qualities and characteristics:

  • Financial need
  • Exceptional work ethic
  • Strength in the face of adversity
  • Outstanding academic achievement
  • Commitment to the local community and charitable giving
  • Ability to lead others
  • Overall moral character

All applications must include the following:

  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume listing work experience, educational background, and high school and college grade point average and class rank, if applicable;
  • Personal Statement, which includes a description of your career goals and what you plan to use the scholarship funding for (2 pages maximum);
  • Confirmation of enrollment in an ABA-accredited law school or copy of your current student ID; and copy of your state ID or driver’s license

For additional information, please visit:  https://www.weisspaarz.com/2019-weiss-paarz-national-law-scholarship/

Contact: Sarah Weiss Rozalis

Gerber & Holder Scholarship Essay Competition -- $1,000

Friday, October 11, 2019 - 12:00pm n/a

Gerber & Holder Scholarship Essay Competition

To enter the scholarship essay comptition, please submit a 300-500 word essay addressing the question: "What changes would you make to the workers’ compensation system to make it more equitable for injured workers?"

Deadline: October 11, 2019 

Amount: $1,000 

Eligibility: U.S. resident or resident alien who is registered at a U.S. college or university. Essays must be unique (not submitted elsewhere) and written by the scholarship applicant. 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.  

Details and submission information can be found here: https://www.gerberholderlaw.com/scholarships

Contact: Katy Rawlins

Gerber & Holder Scholarship --$1,000

Friday, October 11, 2019 - 12:00pm N/A

Gerber & Holder Law Scholarship Essay Contest Application

Prize: $1,000

Deadline: October 11, 2019

Essay Prompt: 300-500 word essay answering the following question: "What changes would you make to the workers' compensation system to make it more equitable for injured workers?"

To be eligible, you must:

Your application form and materials must be emailed together to scholarships@gerberholderlaw.com by the deadline. The winner will be selected and notified up to 6 weeks after the deadline. 

For more information regardin this scholarship, please visit the website: Gerber & Holder Scholarship

Contact: Katy Rawlins

Construction and Public Contract Law Section Scholarship -- $2,000

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 12:00pm n/a

The Construction and Public Contract Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin encourages the exchange of ideas and continuing education among attorneys practicing in these fields, and advances the development and improvement of construction and public contract law. As part of its efforts, the Section is offering a $2,000.00 scholarship to law students pursuing their law degree at Marquette University Law School. The $2,000.00 scholarship will be paid to the law school toward the tuition of the chosen recipient. Following the announcement of the scholarship winner in December 2019, the award will be applied to the recipients’ tuition account for the second semester of the 2019-20 school year.

Please click here for additional information.

Deadline:  October 23, 2019

Contact: Bryant Park

Cherepinskiy Law Firm Legal Scholarship -- $1,000

Friday, October 25, 2019 - 12:00pm n/a

Cherepinskiy Law Firm, PC offers its annual Legal Scholarship to one selected law school student. The scholarship award is $1,000. 

The last day to submit applications for the 2019–2020 school year is October 25, 2019.  Scholarship recipients will be notified of their selection by November 25, 2019.

The scholarship award can be used exclusively for tuition and education-related expenses (e.g. textbooks, case books, supplies, etc.) The recipient of the scholarship award will receive a check in the amount of $1,000, which will be made payable directly to the recipient’s law school.

For additional info, please visit: https://clawfirmpc.com/scholarship/

Contact: Alexandra Shef

WeGreened.com Semi-Annual Scholarship 2H 2019

Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 12:00am N/A

North America Immigration Law Group (WeGreened.com) is seeking a passionate and motivated student who wishes to build his/her career in law. If you think this applies to you, then you are at the right platform because we are happy to assist you in achieving your academic goals with the field of law. We wholeheartedly believe in the need for a quality education in a student’s life and that this education is an important factor in determining the success of a student. With soaring education expenses, getting a quality education is not a cakewalk anymore.

Considering these factors, we want to lend a helping hand to enthusiastic students who are resolute about their career goals. We are offering a $2000 semi-annual scholarship to a deserving candidate who can demonstrate his/her outstanding skills within the field of law. Interested students will have the opportunity to earn this scholarship simply by writing an essay of 800-1000 words. We will select the best essay and award that applicant with the scholarship.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11/30/2019
The winner will be announced on or before 12/18/2019

Eligibility Criteria:
● Must be a student enrolled in an accredited national university, law school, or liberal arts college within the U.S.
● Must be a liberal arts college student or a law school student
● Minimum G.P.A. requirement is 3.0
● Should be a full time student in the fall of 2019

For additional information and to submit your application materials, please visit: https://www.wegreened.com/scholarship

Contact: Mary Tsai

WeGreened.com Semi-Annual Scholarship -- $2,000

Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 12:00pm n/a

North America Immigration Law Group (WeGreened.com) is seeking a passionate and motivated student who wishes to build his/her career in law. We want to lend a helping hand to enthusiastic students who are resolute about their career goals. We are offering a $2,000 semi-annual scholarship to a deserving candidate who can demonstrate his/her outstanding skills within the field of law. Interested students will have the opportunity to earn this scholarship simply by writing an essay of 800-1000 words on one of the following topics:

  1. What are your views on the changes made in immigration laws? Do you think immigrants create or take away jobs in our country?
     
  2. Are you interested in studying immigration law? Why/Why not?
     
  3. Do you agree with the idea of revoking the Green Card Lottery program or limiting the quota for family-based immigration in order to increase the number of visas given for employment-based immigration? Please specify your reasons.

    For more information, please visit:  https://www.wegreened.com/scholarship

Contact: North America Immigration Law Group

AKC Campanion Animal Law Writing Contest -- $2,500

Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 12:00pm n/a

The American Kennel Club announces their Companion Animal Law Writing Contest for law students. This year’s contest focuses on two questions, the first one is state legislature’s animal control and enforcement laws’ bond-for-care provisions, and the second one is on fraudulent claims of emotional support and service animals. Submissions are due November 30, 2019. First prize is $2,500. For more information, please visit: https://cqrcengage.com/akc/file/C60zbHeAua7/writeaboutanimallaw.pdf

Contact: Emily Holmes

Denver Trial Lawyers Annual Scholarship Contest -- $2,000

Sunday, December 1, 2019 - 12:00pm n/a

The jury trial system is a vital part of America’s system of checks and balances. Checks and balances create a strong judicial system within our government which relies upon a jury trial option. The Founding Fathers believed that jury trials prevent tyranny by allowing the citizens serving on the jury to be the final decision makers. Jury trials are unique to America’s democracy and justice system, and are a constitutional right not found in many other countries. 

The best written and most compelling essay will be selected by the team at Denver Trial Lawyers and the winner will receive an award of $2,000 to be put towards their law school tuition. In addition, we will publish the winner's essay on our website and share it through all of our social media channels.

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW
Denver Trial Lawyers wants to know what does justice mean to you? Our Denver serious injury attorneys are asking YOU, the citizen, to write a compelling and strong 750+ word essay.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants must be enrolled or accepted into an ABA accredited law school in the United States as of the fall 2019 semester.
Applicants must submit their essay and other required information by Monday, December 1, 2019.

Applications must be received no later than Monday, December 1, 2019. The winner will be selected and notified by no later than Monday, December 15, 2019.

HOW TO APPLY
Please submit your application by completing the form found here:  https://www.denvertriallawyers.com/about-us/law-school-scholarship/

Contact: Rhiannon Stratton

LembergLaw Scholarship--$1,250

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 2:00pm N/A

Recognizing the critical role of immigrants in strengthening the fabric of our society, Lemberg Law has launched their $1,250 Law School Scholarship.

This scholarship is open to current or incoming law school students who are immigrants to the U.S. and who are U.S. citizens, DACA recipients, or legal permanent residents.

The scholarship application, due December 10, 2019, requires candidates submit an example of meme, graphic, or gif aimed at engaging the public with the topic of lemon law, debt collection harassment, or overtime pay. It should include both text and graphical elements, and measure approximately 2000 pixels x 2000 pixels (along with a caption).

For more information, visit https://www.lemberglaw.com/scholarship/scholarship-grad/

Contact: Ceasar DiMauro

Mesriani Law Group Scholarship--$500

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - 12:00pm N/A

The MLG Scholarship For Future Litigation Lawyers

Mesriani Law Group understands the rigorous process that young law students go through to achieve their dreams of becoming practicing attorneys, along with the financial burdens that come with it. Many students often have to apply for financial aid and take out astronomical student loans, which is why grant programs are a great way to ease some of the difficulties associated with pursuing higher education.

In an effort to help bring forth excellent young lawyers to the forefront, MLG is offering a scholarship grant to determined and passionate future litigation lawyers.

A scholarship grant amounting to $500 shall be awarded to students who demonstrate the qualities and unimpeachable character embodied by every MLG lawyer:

  • Exceptional leadership skills
  • Outstanding work ethic
  • Commitment to serve less fortunate litigants
  • Unquestionable integrity and moral character
  • Resilience in the face of adversity

MLG Scholarship Winner

The winner of the Mesriani Law Group Scholarship Offer shall receive the grant through check, which shall be written to the recipient’s school of choice. This grant shall be used exclusively for the winner’s current studies, including tuition and books.

Note: The winner will not be eligible to join the immediately succeeding scholarship grant.

Eligibility & Requirements

Apart from stellar academic performance and the aforementioned characteristics and qualities, eligible applicants for the MLG scholarship grant must also possess the following:

  • Must be enrolled in any of the accredited colleges or universities in the U.S.
  • Must be a current law school student or an undergraduate student interested in pursuing law school

To apply for our law scholarship grant, student applicants are required to submit the following:

  • An original essay advocating why they should be chosen as the winner the MLG scholarship grant
  • Proof of current enrollment
  • School I.D. and a government issued I.D. (i.e. driver’s license)
  • Curriculum vitae

Procedure & Deadline

All applicants must send their applications by way of the following:

  • E-mail to Tricia Hallare at tricia@mesriani.com; or
  • Registered/ordinary mail to 5723 Melrose Ave FL 2 Los Angeles, CA 90038

Deadline of submissions should be made on or before December 31, 2019.

The winner of the MLG scholarship will be notified via e-mail.

Contact: Tricia Hallare

DC Law Scholarship -- $2,000

Friday, January 31, 2020 - 11:55pm n/a

The DC Law Scholarship is a recurring scholarship worth $2,000 designed to help one continuing law student with their tuition costs. We welcome all eligible students to apply and look forward to reviewing your application.

Application Deadline: Jan 31, 2020
A winner will be announced by Feb 28, 2020

Eligibility Requirements

  • 1L or continuing student at an accredited law school in the U.S.
  • 3.5 or higher GPA

Application Requirements

  • Completed Application. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
  • Upload a 500-600 word original essay on the following question: How could we improve our rules of procedure and/or rules of evidence to provide for a more fair and just civil jury trial? You can respond in the context of the Federal Rules, or any state that you prefer.
  • Upload an Unofficial School Transcript
  • Upload your Resume

To apply, please visit:  https://www.texasjustice.com/dc-law-scholarship/

Contact: Erik Evensen

Kohlmeyer Hagen Law Office Scholarship -- $1,000

Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 12:00pm n/a

We are now accepting applications for our annual Kohlmeyer Hagen Law Office Annual Scholarship, worth $1,000. This recurring scholarship will be awarded to one full-time student each spring. Students must be enrolled in an accredited high school, college, university or accredited law school and excels in leadership and academics while maintaining a minimum GPA of 3.0. Although pursuing a legal career is not required, it will be taken into consideration. We invite all eligible students to apply, and we look forward to reviewing your application.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Application for this scholarship may be submitted by any US 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

To apply, please visit:  https://khmnlaw.com/scholarship-application/

Deadline:  April 30, 2020

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, we invite you to email us at seesley@khmnlaw.com.

Contact: Kohlmeyer Hagen Law Office

Legal Scholarship by Moses & Rooth, Attorneys at Law -- $1,000

Sunday, May 31, 2020 - 12:00pm n/a

Moses and Rooth Attorneys at Law, an Orlando Criminal Defense Law Firm, is offering a $1,000 scholarship to one incoming first year or continuing Law Student. The scholarship is offered for the fall 2020 academic semester.

Essay Topic: Explain what you intend to do with your law degree, and how society will benefit.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2020

Eligibility Requirements:

  • This scholarship will only be awarded to one incoming 1L or a currently enrolled Law Student
  • Hold a 3.0 or higher overall GPA
  • Must be a legal resident of the U.S.

For additional details, please visit:  https://www.mosesandrooth.com/legal-scholarship/

Contact: Moses & Rooth