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

The Exoneration Education Initiative Scholarship -- $2,500

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 12:00pm n/a

In an effort to encourage law students to pursue a career in defense law and reclaim the rights of wrongfully convicted individuals, Tidwell Law Firm PLLC is offering a $2,500 scholarship to students.  

We are asking students to write an essay of at least 500 words detailing the case of a wrongfully accused individual who was released or is still imprisoned that inspired them to pursue a career in defense law. Students are encouraged to outline the case in a detailed way and artfully describe how it led them to choose a career in law.

Scholarship Amount: $2500

Requirements: Applicants must be EITHER out-going high school seniors (graduating summer 2019) OR students currently enrolled in a college, trade school, university, or law school as of the start of the fall 2019 semester.

Submission Requirements: To apply, email your essay to jerry@jerrytidwell.com. A valid ID and proof of enrollment will be required upon selection.

Deadline: July 31, 2019

Link For More Info: https://jerrytidwell.com/scholarship/

Contact: Jerry Tidwell

Legal Scholarship Award Application -- $2,500

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 11:55pm n/a

The Dominguez Firm, LLP is proud to announce The Dominguez Firm Legal Scholarship Award offered annually in the amount of $2,500 to law students who have demonstrated academic excellence and a commitment to the community. The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage and assist motivated law students in fulfilling their ambitions in the spirit of giving back.

Any law student attending an accredited law school is eligible to apply. For more information regarding criteria and deadlines, visit: https://dominguezfirm.com/scholarships or contact Rosalia Rodriguez at: 213.235.2449 or by email: rosalia.rodriguez@dominguezfirm.com

For complete details visit: Here

Deadline is July 31, 2019.

Contact: Rosalia Rodriguez

Miller Leonard Criminal Justice Reform Scholarship -- $1,000

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 12:00pm n/a

Miller Leondard, PC announces their Criminal Justice Reform Scholarship.  We are asking students to write an essay in which they answer this question:

What is the single most important reform that ought to be made to the United States criminal justice system?

The writer of the most compelling essay, as judged by criminal defense attorney Miller Leonard, will receive $1,000 to be put toward their legal education.

Requirements: Applicants must be enrolled or accepted into an ABA accredited law school in the United States as of the fall 2019 semester.

Deadline: August 1, 2019

For more info or to apply, please visit: https://millerleonardlaw.com/about/criminal-justice-scholarship/

Contact: Wyatt Denton

Levinson Law Group Law School Scholarship -- $2,000

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 12:00pm n/a

At the Levinson Law Group, we are specialized in vehicle accidents. Because of this, we have become passionate advocates for victims of car accidents. The tragic effects a devastating accident can have on a victim and their loved ones have changed us, and we are now sponsors of MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) and other similar organizations, we conduct public studies on vehicle accidents, we offer an undergraduate scholarship to victims of drunk driving, and we offer free cab rides on holidays to prevent drunk driving.Our practice is dedicated to holding irresponsible drivers accountable and keeping our California community safe, and we encourage law students with similar values and aspirations to apply to our law school scholarship.

Overview

We are asking law school students to write an essay in which they illustrate how they hope to help victims of personal injury and why they chose this area of law. The student with the most compelling essay, as judged by the Levinson Law Group, will receive $2,000 to put towards their law school tuition.

Eligibility Rules

  • 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 the required information on or before Thursday, August 1, 2019.
  • Upon selection, applicants will be required to submit some form of identification (i.e. a driver’s license).

Deadline

Applications must be received no later than Thursday, August 1, 2019, and the recipient will be selected by no later than Thursday, August 15, 2019.

Scholarship Amount: $2,000

Link to apply: https://levinsonlawgroup.com/community/law-school-scholarship/

Contact: Levinson Law Group

Sutliff & Stout Law School Scholarship Contest -- $2,000

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 12:00pm n/a

Sutliff & Stout is guided by the idea that all people are entitled to high-quality legal representation, regardless of wealth or social status. This idea requires that there are enough high-quality attorneys and legal professionals working in the field to support those who are in need of representation.

In an effort to enable more students who have a passion for law to be able to pursue that passion, our Houston car accident attorneys are offering an annual scholarship contest which will award a law student with a $2,000 award to be put toward his or her law school costs.

Overview
We are asking students to write an essay in which they answer the simple question: Why do you want to study law? The most compelling and articulate writer, as judged by the staff at Sutliff & Stout, will receive $2,000.

Eligibility Rules
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 the required information on or before Thursday, August 1, 2019

Deadline
Applications must be received by no later than Thursday, August 1, 2019.

For additional info, please visit: https://www.sutliffstout.com/about-us/community/law-school-scholarship/

Contact: Hank Stout

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.

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

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